Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier - Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact: I've got a bit of a geek crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson. Brilliant man, impressive writer, and his appearances on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are must-see TV for me.

Now that my disclaimer is out of the way...

Space Chronicles is an excellent read, not overly ambitious but full of insight, a passion for the subject, and the dry humor I love. Each essay has it's own tight focus, even the asides are directly linked to the subject, and the point is never lost or suddenly dropped. After Part One things start to get repetitive, one of the hazards of compiling bits and pieces of an individual's body of work. Thankfully, Neil deGrasse Tyson is an engaging writer, thus rendering this a small irritation.

Now go read the book. Your brain will be better for it.