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No Mans Sky Matched With Books! YES YOU HEARD US RIGHT!

So, if you haven’t seen a lot of Brianna and my Tweets lately, quite a bit of them are No Mans Sky related. Why? Because we really REALLY enjoy this game, it’s relaxing* and fun. Not to mention pretty 🙂 We decided to take this prettiness and combine it with the prettiness of books too. Why not combine the best of both worlds?

*NOTE: Brianna does NOT find No Man’s Sky relaxing, it puts her on some serious edge.*

All of these pictures are taken by Brianna and I from the game using our PS4, these are a few of the cool world we’ve found!

 

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Isn’t this game just beautiful? I could stare at it all day! I wish I could take these pictures and print them out on nice paper to frame. Seriously, I love it xD

 

Now if you like No Mans Sky, or books that take place in space, here are some great recommendations for you.

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2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke~

The year is 2001, and cosmonauts uncover a mysterious monolith that has been buried on the Moon for at least three million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an equally mysterious pulse-a kind of signal-in the direction of Saturn after it is unearthed. Whether alarm or communication, the human race must know what the signal is-and who it was intended for.

The Discovery and its crew, assisted by the highly advanced HAL 9000 computer system, sets out to investigate. But as the crew draws closer to their rendezvous with a mysterious and ancient alien civilization, they realize that the greatest dangers they face come from within the spacecraft itself. HAL proves a dangerous traveling companion, and the crew must outwit him to survive. -Goodreads

Hal reminds me of the Sentinels in No Mans Sky. Not all Sentinels are bad butttttttttt they’re both scary robots.

The Martian by Andy Weir~

A mission to Mars.
A freak accident.
One man’s struggle to survive.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars’ surface, completely alone, with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, Mark won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark’s not ready to quit. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity and his engineering skills—and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength–he embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive, using his botany expertise to grow food and even hatching a mad plan to contact NASA back on Earth.

As he overcomes one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next, Mark begins to let himself believe he might make it off the planet alive.

But Mars has plenty of surprises in store for him yet. -Goodreads

This was a VERY good movie and book. Mark Watney was an inspirational, funny main character who holds out hope. The question is, will he survive all alone on Mars? I guess you’ll have to read it to find out.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff~

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again. -Goodreads

 

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner~

Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy. -Goodreads

 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey~

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. -Goodreads

 

Beyond the Red by Ava Jae~

A story of betrayal, love, and loss—all on a technologically advanced alien planet where monarchy reigns, but lies rule.

Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. But that doesn’t stop him from defending his people—at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He is given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide. -Goodreads

What are some of your favorite space related stories?

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7 thoughts on “No Mans Sky Matched With Books! YES YOU HEARD US RIGHT!

  1. No Man’s Sky! I was so excited for this game but I’ve decided against buying it because, it seems, it wasn’t what most people expected… and I feel like ‘people’ may include me. I’m glad you’re enjoying it though!

    I love 2001: A Space Odyssey – it’s one of the most profound books I’ve read this year, and I enjoyed it. I’m reading Illuminae now – so I shall have some opinions on it soon, hopefully!

    A book that I love that’s set in space is the Red Rising trilogy. GAH, such amazing books!! Kind of like, a dystopian-space story and there’s a lot of cool imagery and narratives about society too.

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    1. That’s ok! I definitely think No Man’s Sky isn’t for everyone, it is very relaxed and can be a bit slow. You have to have resources to keep your shield up, to fuel your ship, to upgrade everything, it all makes the game a bit lengthy especially when you want to leave to the next galaxy. So yeah, not for everyone D:
      2001 was REALLY good, it was very different 🙂 in a good way! I hope you like Illuminae, it is one of Brianna’s number one books (she’s obsessed)
      I still need to read the Red Rising books! I have them on my TBR but they sound so good 😛
      Thanks for stopping by (and for the recommendation :D!)

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      1. I heard it was a survival game! I always thought it was an exploration game, and I think that’s why I thought twice about buying it. I bet it’s relaxing though! It seems really fun and nice to play.

        Have you seen the movie for 2001? I haven’t, but I recently watched Interstellar and people describe it as the spiritual successor to 2001.

        Red Rising is SO GOOD. It’s pretty heavy-handed but AH so good. ❤

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      2. It’s a bit of both, but yeah, I think it definitely focuses more on the survival aspect. It is relaxing, or so says my sister. But the music and sound effects put my on edge O_O” you never know if a plant or animal is going to attack, it is sooooo INTENSE but not really XD I get scared easily)
        I haven’t seen the movie, and I also haven’t seen Interstellar *cries* I saw Gravity and The Martian :D! I LOVED The Martian (Angelina read the book) but I didn’t like Gravity 😦 sadly…. Have you seen those two?

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      3. Ooh ok! My friend has it so… maybe I’ll test the game out through her! X’D

        YOU SHOULD SEE INTERSTELLAR! It’s prettyyyy long, but I didn’t even notice how long it was because I was sooo absorbed in the story. It’s amazing!

        I’ve seen the Martian (and read it), but I haven’t seen Gravity. I’m not sure if I want to see the latter tbh, it doesn’t really appeal to me. It seems more like a drama than it is a sci-fi? Do you think I should watch Gravity? 😀

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