Book Horoscopes: October 2015

BOOKS ABOUT THE PLANET THAT RULES YOUR SIGN

aries
ARIES
IMPACT | DOUGLAS J. PRESTON
Wyman Ford and a team of scientists must figure out how to destroy an alien doomsday weapon aimed at Earth, and the only tools at their disposal are a handful of weaponless machines–the Mars Orbiter, a lander, and a few satellites.
taurus
TAURUS
THE SKY PEOPLE | S.M. STIRLING
In 1988, with the Cold War raging, Marc Vitrac is assigned to Jamestown, the U.S.-Commonwealth base on Venus, and discovers a perilous world swarming with lost races of people, where he confronts a secret that could threaten the human race.
gemini
GEMINI
MERCURY | BEN BOVA
As Mercury is explored for possible technological benefits, Dante Alexios investigates the planet’s potential as an orbit point for power satellites, Victor Molina looks for evidence of life, and Elliot Danvers oversees the scientific progress of the first two.
cancer
CANCER
LIMIT | FRANK SCHATZING
On Earth in 2025, cyber cop Owen Jericho stumbles upon a plot to destroy entrepreneur Julian Orley, who, opening the first-ever hotel on the moon, has assembled the world’s richest and most powerful individuals to sample his brand-new lunar accommodation.
leo
LEO
THE SUN’S HEARTBEAT | BOB BERMAN
Provides facts about the star at the center of our solar system and describes the life of the sun, from its birth and life as a self-sustaining ultra-H-Bomb fusion explosion, to its spectacular and anticipated future death.
virgo
VIRGO
2312 | KIM STANLEY ROBINSON
A tale set in a technologically sophisticated solar system 300 years in the future follows the experiences of former world designer Swan, who in the wake of an unexpected death is led into a plot to destroy everything she has helped to create.
libra
LIBRA
CHASING VENUS | ANDREA WULF
The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners chronicles the 18th-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system, explaining the political strife and weather challenges that were overcome to enable an international team of astronomers to work together.
scorpio
SCORPIO
HOW I KILLED PLUTO AND WHY IT HAD IT COMING | MIKE BROWN
A dramatic account by the astronomer who inadvertently triggered the “demotion” of Pluto in his effort to officially recognize the solar system’s 10th planet describes ensuing debates and public outcry while revealing the behind-the-scenes story of his discovery.
sagittarius
SAGITTARIUS
THE MOONS OF JUPITER | ALICE MUNRO
Surprising stories of betrayals and reconciliations, love affairs consummated and mourned. The true events in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways in which the characters are transformed over time, coming to view their past selves with an anger, regret, and infinite compassion that communicate themselves to us with electrifying force.
capricorn
CAPRICORN
SATURN | BEN BOVA
On a future Earth where fundamentalist politicians rule, the planet’s dissidents are boarded on a space arc destined for Saturn, a journey that is further challenged by the schemes of corrupt individuals.
aquarius
AQUARIUS
PUSHING ICE | ALASTAIR REYNOLDS
In 2057, Bella Lind and the crew of the Rockhopper mine comets for their ice, but when Janus, one of Saturn’s ice moons inexplicably leaves its orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed, Bella is assigned to follow it, unaware that the moon has some most unusual surprises in store.
pisces
PISCES
THE MOONS OF JUPITER | KRISTIN LEUTWYLER
A spectacular tour of the moons of Jupiter in 106 stunning NASA images.

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