Closing for Christmas

If you’re looking to purchase gifts for Christmas from the Mightier Than the Sword UK online store, then today is the LAST day that you can do that. As it takes at least two working days to process orders, we will do our best to process any orders placed after today before we close for Christmas […]

An extract from In Exchange

Taking a break from release news, we’re giving over the blog today to an extract from Steven M. Caddy’s exploration adventure novel In Exchange. “Sunlight shone in through the windows in Michael’s room. The windows were too high to see out of, unless you climbed up to peek out. The benefit of having such high windows […]

Indie Pride Day

It’s July 1st once again, which means it’s Indie Pride Day! Yes, it’s one of our favourite days of the years (the others including May 4th, Tolkien’s birthday, World Book Day, the E3 conference days – well we could go on, but it’s still a pretty great day) It’s been a bit of an up […]

Valentina: the unlikely cosmonaut

Soviet cosmonaut, Valentia Tereshkova was born on 6th March 1937 in the Yaroslavl Region of the former Soviet Union. She was the middle child of three. Her mother worked in a textile plant and her father drove a tractor. She was 8 years old when she started going to school in 1945. In 1953 she […]

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin was the pilot of Vostok 1 and the first man in space to orbit the earth. He was born near Moscow on 9th March 1934 in the former Soviet Union. He joined the Soviet Air Force in 1955 and was training to become a cosmonaut by 1959. It was on 12th April 1961 that […]

The Space Race

The space race started in the late 1950s. The Soviet Union and the USA were locked into the Cold War and getting man into space and onto the moon first was what the space race was all about. Of course it was a little more complicated than simply wanting to be first. The two powers wanted […]

Space: The Final Frontier

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 […]