Time travel, sexy video games and more new release picks for the this week, July 26, 2011
It's a bit of a slow week again, but the media coming out today is so top-notch that it's hard to complain. Provided you're interested in things like playing god, a relationship puzzle game about love or watching a movie that's sort of about time travel, you'll have a lot to take in this week. We've even got the release of Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden's new book, which finally clears up why he was booted out of the space program. If you're not into any of this, just go outside or something.
Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon by Al Worden
Astronaut Al Worden was kicked out of the astronaut office (do they have an office?) for allegedly profiting on spaceflight. He eventually cleared his name, but Falling to Earth sets out to not just clear the air, but to tell Worden's story, from his childhood to being an Apollo 15 astronaut. What actually happened to cause Worden's firing has been shrouded in mystery for decades, but Falling to Earth gives Worden's never-before-told account. It's a rare opportunity for fans of the now-defunct shuttle program to get a glimpse into one of the more controversial and strange parts of its history.