Press / Publications:
ORANGE COAST MAGAZINE - On Space and Pop Culture, Valerie Takahama
WCIU, YOU & ME - Anna Leahy and Doug Dechow Talk 'Generation Space: A Love Story'
THE RUMPUS - This Week In Books, Kelly Lynn Thomas
MOTTO - How Carrie Fisher's Space Adventures Helped Define My Generation, Anna Leahy
BARRELHOUSE - Weird Love: The Composed Soul, Anna Leahy (Nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize!)
THE ATLANTIC - How Museums Fought for the Retired Space Shuttles, Anna Leahy & Douglas R. Dechow
THE POST GAME - How Cubs' Quest For World Series Is Like Sending Man To Mars, Douglas R. Dechow
"Like twin moons in similar orbits, the stories become inseparable. Kudos to Anna Leahy and Douglas R. Dechow for reminding us of all the reasons we constantly reach for the stars."
- Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic & Desire
"This book is great fun—an entertaining love story by two writers whose prose makes you feel you are in marvelous company, as you move from Leahy's perspective to Dechow's, and the whole thing is full of what I like to call knowledge-bearing sentences: the story of our involvement and fascination with space, and space travel, through their eyes, and in light of their love of each other. A sweet ride all the way."
- Richard Bausch, author of Before, During, After and Something Is Out There
"Weaving together personal narratives while telling a broader cultural story, Anna Leahy and Doug Dechow have written a book that is as delightful as it is instructive. Exploring linguistic subtleties and technological details, ranging across scientific anecdotes and poetic insights, Generation Space: A Love Story is truly an adventure, and a discovery."
- Christopher Schaberg, author of The End of Airports
"Anna Leahy and Douglas Dechow capture the unique mixture of nostalgia, hope, and derring-do that surrounds humanity’s successful attempt to puncture the veil of space. Generation Space is a book that will resonate with the children of that Apollo era and one that asks the urgent question that few seem wiling to answer in the 21st century: where do we go from here?"
- Tom Zoellner, author of Train