Books The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle Hardcover, 508 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $26.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe TerranautsAuthorT.C. Boyle Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Sealed inside a glass enclosure designed as a prototype for a possible off-earth colony, eight Terranauts in the 1990s Arizona desert test their skills in five biome environments that they must protect from skeptics who would sabotage the mission. Genres: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Also by T.C. Boyle Drop City Outside Looking In The Women San Miguel The Tortilla Curtain See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Terranauts Review Book Reviews Fact, Fiction, History And Heart Converge In 'The Terranauts' October 25, 2016 T.C. Boyle's new novel is ripped from the headlines ... of 1993. It follows the misadventures of a group of scientists conducting experiments in a hermetically sealed, Biosphere 2-like environment.