We know it well from the great works of science fiction that are present in literature, on the small screen and the silver screen as well as the real world explorations of men and women like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Tim Peake, Yuri Gagarin, Alfred Worden, Valentina Tereshkova, Alexei Leonov, Bruce McCandless and Jim Lovell, so we, at Mightier Than the Sword UK, are thrilled to announce another addition to the genre of science fiction – In Exchange.
Written by Steven M. Caddy, In Exchange is the story of Michael Morgan, the first person to be born in space and a boy that has never visited earth before. A book that is aimed at children from the age of 9 and upwards, this is a story that certainly had everyone in the office dreaming of what it would be like to live in space, much like Major Tim Peake is currently doing.
Steven M. Caddy has a passion for science and space. Whilst writing In Exchange, he attended a lecture given by, the one and only, Alfred Worden. There is a small section of the story that comes straight from Worden’s experience as part of the Apollo 15 crew. The jolt that is experienced during space flight is something he spoke of and Max’s line “Oh yeah, I probably should have warned you about that” is something that Commander David Scott of the Apollo 15 mission said to Worden.