Imagine On Air presents Chris Hadfield

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Wordfest's Imagine On Air presents #1 Canadian bestselling astronaut Chris Hadfield and his space-based thriller, The Apollo Murders. The one-hour live conversation, hosted by author and journalist Jim Brown, will start at 7:00 PM MT. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) There will be an opportunity to ask questions and you can email them in advance to questions@wordfest.com.

Tickets are $36 (plus tax) and include your ticket, a signed* copy of The Apollo Murders (*bookplates), and shipping in Canada. 

The official publication date for The Apollo Murders is Oct. 12, at which point Penguin Random House Canada can begin shipping the books – as soon as they process your order, they will send you a confirmation email with tracking information. Customers who place their orders by Oct. 14 should receive their book before the event on Oct. 21. Orders to rural and remote addresses might take a few days longer.

You'll also receive an email reminder the day before the show, as well as Wordfest's unique Digital Doggie Bag the day after with links and extras inspired by the conversation. If you are unable to watch live or want to watch again, the show will be available on demand at Wordfest.com until midnight Nov. 21.

Note: If you have already purchased a hardcover or audio version of The Apollo Murders – or live outside of Canada – and would like to experience this show, please contact us at boxoffice@wordfest.com.

About Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was CAPCOM for twenty-five Shuttle missions and NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia. Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero-gravity version of David Bowie's “Space Oddity,” has nearly 50 million views, and his TED Talk on fear has been viewed over 10 million times. He helped create and host the National Geographic miniseries One Strange Rock, with Will Smith, and has a Master Class on exploration.  Hadfield's books, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on EarthYou Are Here and The Darkest Dark, have been bestsellers all around the world, topping the charts for months in Canada.

Follow him on Twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield and Instagram @colchrishadfield.

About The Apollo Murders

A nail-biting Cold War thriller set against a desperate Apollo mission that never really happened… or did it? It’s a very rare book that combines so many things I love, from taut suspense and highly realistic action, to the golden age of space exploration. I couldn't put it down.” James Cameron, writer and director of Avatar and Titanic

Strap in and count down for the ride of a lifetime. The #1 bestselling Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is back with an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race.

1973. A final, top-secret mission to the Moon. Three astronauts in a tiny module, a quarter of a million miles from home. A quarter of a million miles from help.

As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the lunar surface, old rivalries blossom and the political stakes are stretched to breaking point back on Earth. Houston flight controller Kazimieras “Kaz” Zemeckis must do all he can to keep the NASA crew together, while staying one step ahead of his Soviet rivals. But not everyone on board Apollo 18 is quite who they appear to be.

Full of the fascinating technical detail that fans of The Martian loved, and reminiscent of the thrilling claustrophobia, twists and tension of The Hunt for Red OctoberThe Apollo Murders puts you right there in the moment. Experience the fierce G-forces of launch, the frozen loneliness of Space and the fear of holding on to the outside of a spacecraft orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, as told by a former Commander of the International Space Station who has done all of those things in real life.

About Host Jim Brown

Jim Brown has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He is best known for his work on CBC Radio, most recently as host of the weekly current affairs program The 180. He also spent many years as the host of The Calgary Eyeopener. His first film, Radiant City, won the Genie Award for best documentary in 2008 and was named one of the 10 best films of the year at the Toronto International Film Festival. His first book, The Golden Boy of Crime, was published in 2019 by HarperCollins Canada.

Brown is currently the national opinion page editor for CBC Online.

Curiouser?

  • Chris Hadfield launches odyssey into realm of thriller novel writing with The Apollo Murders The National Post
  • He Stayed Grounded by Writing a Thriller Set in Outer Space The New York Times

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