Leaving Earth cover

In 2019 I obtained from my former publisher the last 30 copies of the now out-of-print hardback of Leaving Earth. I sold about half of these, and with only a handful left in stock I have raised the price. To get your own autographed copy of this rare collector's item please send a $75 check (includes $5 shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

Behind The Black, c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652

I will likely raise the price again when only ten books are left, so buy them now at this price while you still can!

Also available as an inexpensive ebook!

Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel, can be purchased as an ebook everywhere for only $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.


Winner of the 2003 Eugene M. Emme Award of the American Astronautical Society.

"Leaving Earth is one of the best and certainly the most comprehensive summary of our drive into space that I have ever read. It will be invaluable to future scholars because it will tell them how the next chapter of human history opened." -- Arthur C. Clarke

A bad day for Obama and the Democrats.

A bad day for Obama and the Democrats.

As I’ve said repeatedly, the 2010 elections were not a fluke, but a trend. The public intends to fire this President and those in Congress — from both parties — who have put the U.S. on verge of bankruptcy.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.


  • wodun

    IIRC, the Democrats primaried some of their incumbants a month or so ago.

  • jwing

    Popular culuture (i.e. PC – Political Correctness) has been defined by the media, Hollywood and academia for over fifty years, but they have finally overplayed their hand. People no longer watch TV as much, read newspapers solely to get their news or trust the “so-called” experts as science has become adgenda driven, grant seeking and highly politicized towards consensus and group think and not individual and maverick minded. Naked marxism/socialism with it’s attendant social engineering memes is on full display for the average person to see and fully understand. Simply put….the teaq party never went away. It was enboldened by the tawdry treatemtn of the likes of Sara Palin et al. The silent majority’s progeny will now have its turn to speak up for theri love of this country and true conservative, small government, libertarian-minded values.

  • i still think obama will win! but i know i could be wrong I thought al gore was going to win in 2000 haha

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