The trailer for The Martian is finally out. This is the only book where I ready the eBook and also downloaded the audio book and listened to it. It was honestly that good! I hope I am not getting too excited about the movie. The last book that I read and then watched the movie was Into the Wild. I felt like the movie didn’t do the book justice. There were parts of the movie I would not of understood had it not been for the the fact the read the book. Another book that I read that was turned into a movie was Catch Me If You Can. Again another movie that didn’t live up to the book. I remember as a kid that my science teacher said the same thing about Jurassic Park. So when The Martian comes out I’m going to go into the theater understanding that the movie is going to be different than the book.
I grew up in the 80s loving everything have to do with the future. I would go to the library with my grandmother and head immediately to the science section. There I would skim through books from the 50s and 60s about space travel undersea colonies, and all sorts of cool futuristic things. I would read, and look at all the cool color pictures, of how were were going to have robotic butlers and how I was going to explore the solar system when I grew up. Trips into space were going to be routine and all the choirs of life would be taken care of by machines. Of course these things haven’t happened yet but there was something about the optimism of the books that I love.
Now that I’m an adult I’ve started to track down some of these books and find others that I never knew existed. The World of The Future is one of my favorite series of books. They cover everything from space travel to robotics. This week I received my order of The World of The Future: Space Travel.