Publication Date: 06/05/2021 ISBN: 9781786895424 Category:

Letters of Note: Space

Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/05/2021 ISBN: 9781786895424 Category:
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Description

In Letters of Note: Space, Shaun Usher brings together fascinating correspondence about the universe beyond our planet, containing hopeful thoughts about the future of space travel, awestruck messages penned about the worlds beyond our own and celebrations of the human ingenuity that has facilitated our understanding of the cosmos.

Includes letters by:
Buzz Aldrin, Isaac Asimov,
Marion Carpenter, Yuri Gagarin,
Ann Druyan, Stanley Kubrick,
Alexander Graham Bell, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
& many more

Publisher Review

Praise for Letters of Note: The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure . . . The result is beautifully produced, with photographs and colour facsimiles of much of the correspondence * * Sunday Times * * Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure * * New Yorker * * A gloriously presented compilation * * Financial Times * * As a guide to letters that deserve a wider readership, Usher's compilation is hard to beat * * Scotland on Sunday * * Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel * * Spectator * * It is hard to see how Letters Of Note could ever be surpassed * * Mail on Sunday * * Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it -- Stephen Fry It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal * * GQ * * A wonderful collection of magical missives . . . It'll have you reaching for pen and paper * * Evening Standard * * A truly extraordinary reading experience * * Big Issue * *

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