Apollo 11 documentary

Nothing to do with yours truly (I’ve only just become aware of it!) but felt I had to post it here – a spectacular new documentary coming soon (very soon if you’re in the States) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission…

After the treat of First Man late last year (which reminds me, I must do a review!), we now get to see the real thing in a stunningly detailed restoration from director Todd Douglas Miller (previously known for the connoisseur’s T-Rex doco Dinosaur 13), including previously unseen 70mm footage. Critics are saying it’s amazing, and the trailer alone certainly gave me goosebumps. It’s out on March 1st in the US, but so far no confirmation of a release date on this side of the pond – here’s hoping, though, because this looks like a movie worth watching on the biggest screen you can find…

Coming soon…

Bouncing up and down a bit today, because the publishers have just sent through the blad for my latest book. Secrets in the Skies tells the story of Galileo, his discoveries and battle against the Inquisition, and is slated for publication by the brilliant folks at Wren & Rook this November.

Giving the storybook treatment to such an important slice of scientific history was a really enjoyable challenge, but I’m thrilled at how it’s come together – and especially chuffed at the awesome illustrations from the hugely talented James Weston Lewis. Hopefully I’ll be able to offer a glimpse of the interior closer to publication, but for the moment I’m delighted to share this preview of the cover!