Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Laurie's Space Annual (1953)

Many bits of interesting non-fiction about space flight appeared in British annuals for children. Along with the comic strips, activities, and short stories there were short non-fiction essays. The ones about space flight were often written by members of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). Sometimes however it is just the art that attracted me. I really like another kind of vision of what a space station and passenger rockets could look like.

Laurie's Space Annual. London : Laurie. (96 p.) 26 cm. Illustrated Boards.

Non-fiction essays include 3 by R. F. Yates, "Adrift on the Sea of Space", "And So to the Moon", and "What Makes Rockets Rocket?" and an article about the British Interplanetary Society.

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