Independent (UK) columnist Alex Johnson explores a unique collection of books every week and in this column he’s come up with something that’s truly out of this world – a list of favorites from the International Space Station.
Not surprisingly, the collection has its share of science fiction. However, it’s also varied and eclectic with a number of somewhat unexpected choices ranging from The Federalist Papers to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind to The Jeeves Omnibus by PG Wodehouse.
Oh! They also have a small children’s book collection that supports “an excellent ongoing project called Story Time from Space that encourages children’s interest in reading and space.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.