In his Oral History, U.S. Mir astronaut Andy Thomas talks about the books he read during his residency.
He says that he took, "Paperbacks mostly, because I wanted low weight. But there were collections . . . of science fiction, which I took just for the escape value of it." He adds, "I took some of the classics. I took some Mark Twain because I'd always wanted to read 'Huckleberry Finn,' since it's a landmark book in American literature . . . It's very controversial . . . [and] I wanted to see what it was about . . ."
Thomas also took up some Edgar Allen Poe, as well as books on science and other subjects.
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