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The Terranauts

by TC Boyle

A group of ecologists make the ultimate sacrifice to their cause when they agree to spend two years inside a man-made self-sustaining ecosphere. Their every move is recorded and observed by Mission Control, with the general public peering into their inner sanctum 24/7 too. Although the concept of a group of individuals living in difficult circumstances isn’t a new one, the thrill of watching humans self-destruct never gets old!

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'We are all of us eager to step through that airlock behind me and become the second set of human beings, the second team, to inhabit an ecosphere other than this one. We’re all looking forward to setting forth on our journey into the unknown as surely as the Apollo astronauts who first set foot on the moon looked forward to theirs.'

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell
 

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