Nasa hopes novel mission will take science fiction to new frontiers

Time travel and warp drives may, alas, be out of the picture in a new partnership between Nasa and Tor/Forge Books, which will see the science fiction publisher’s authors teaming up with the space agency to release a range of “scientifically accurate and entertaining” novels. Authors will be paired with scientists and engineers from Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center at a two-day workshop in November, where the as-yet-unnamed writers will have access to Nasa data, facilities and experts, and will learn more about space exploration. Nasa and the publisher will then bring out a series of science-based novels – the “Nasa inspired works of fiction” line – which will be based on “concepts pertinent to current and future agency missions and operations”.

“The space shuttle program may have ended, but the dream goes on!” said Tor. “The concept is to not only create scientifically accurate and exciting science fiction novels, but also to promote an interest in science awareness in general.”

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