Yep, that's right! Why do programming books have to be academic walls of dry text? I learned more about rockets, Mars and space in general reading The Martian from Andy Weir than I ever did at school... why can't we learn about databases in the same way?
A Curious Moon is Dee's journal, chronicling her journey from intern to DBA pro – but there is so, so much more. You can't be a DBA unless you understand your data down to the bones, which is what Dee needs to do if she's going to succeed.
Her dataset is from Cassini, specifically its time spent flying by Enceladus, an icy little moon about 300 miles in diameter, orbiting Saturn smack in the middle of it's "E Ring". This moon has an ocean that's protected under and icy shell, but superheated at the poles, jetting plumes of seawater into space.
That seawater is just like our own and NASA thinks there might be life up there... the answer could be in the very data you're about to analyze.