Chris Hadfield Returns

Book Shambles

Our favourite Canadian returns to the podcast this week, it’s astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. Chris has just released his first ever work of fiction, a historical thriller titled The Apollo Murders. He joins Robin, and guest co-host Helen Czerski, to talk about his favourite thrillers, what it was like moving into the world of fiction, making sure the space science was accurate and the future of human spaceflight itself.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

The Importance of Being Interested by Robin Ince

On Writing by Stephen King

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

The Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins

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