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  1. #1 Easy to read novel set in our solar system 
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    I'll be teaching freshman high-school astronomy, and I was thinking of having students read a (short) novel (or a really engagingly written non-fiction work) that provides some good educational background to astronomy. Can anybody recommend such a critter?


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    The Planets by Byron Preiss (Editor)

    ISBN#0553347837

    The Planets: Byron Preiss: 9780553347838: Amazon.com: Books


    It's a collection of non-fiction essays about the planets of the solar system and a collection of short speculative fiction stories set on each world, including writings from Arthur C. Clarke and Issac Asimov. It's a bit out of date, being published in 1989, but the sci-fi stories are quite good.
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    Hmmm. I can't think of any books I've ever read set in this solar system.
    And what does the Lord require of you but to love justice, to be merciful and to walk humbly with Him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 甘肃人 View Post
    Hmmm. I can't think of any books I've ever read set in this solar system.
    You've never read a book where something happened on Earth?
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    Lucky me. Lucky mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 甘肃人 View Post
    Hmmm. I can't think of any books I've ever read set in this solar system.
    You've never read a book where something happened on Earth?
    Pure genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantEvil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 甘肃人 View Post
    Hmmm. I can't think of any books I've ever read set in this solar system.
    You've never read a book where something happened on Earth?
    I figure his post was somewhat sarcastic . . . .
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