Astronomy, Astronaut & Alien Humor

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Astronomy Humor Books for Adults

Outer Space Humor by Charles Winick (1963)
Click here to read article 'Vintage Illustrated Astro-Jokes from the Zenith of the Space Race' on the Brain Pickings website.

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The Light Stuff: Space Humor-From Sputnik to Shuttle by Bob Ward (1982). Introduction by Walter Cronkite. Out of print.

A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac by Eric Schulman (1999)
One customer review said "Monthy Python meets Einstein."
Click here to learn more about the Geek Mum book on Wired magazine website.
Stargazing with Jack Horkheimer: Cosmic Comics for the Sky Watcher (2007)
Although Jack died in 2010, his website is still online. Illustrated by Rich Harrington. Jack's collaborator was Stephen James O'Meara.
 Astronomers Anonymous by Steve Ringwood (2011) Getting Help with the Puzzles and Pitfalls of Practical Astronomy

Bluffer's Guides

The Bluffer's Guide to Rocket Science by Peter Berlin (2008)
Click here to learn more about these British Bluffer books.
The Bluffer's Guide to the Quantum Universe (2006) by Jack Klaff

Not Humor per se but humorous

How Many Pieces of Toilet Paper Do I Need to Get from Here to the Nearest Star?
George Francis Reed (2004). Out of print.
Murderer, the Liar and Other Astronomers (2007). Out of print.
Sex on the Moon:  The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History by Ben Mezrich (2011). Story of Thad Roberts who wanted to give his girlfriend the moon - literally.

Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing 'Hoax'" by Dr. Phil Plait aka 'The Bad Astronomer'. Written in a humorous style. Click here to read what the author says about his book. 

The Light-Hearted Astronomer by Ken Fulton (1985)

A backyard astronomer guide laced with humor. It is out of print.