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“All you need to know to get on a plane these days is the color of your house.”

Does this make you feel safer? “All you need to know to get on a plane these days is the color of your house.”

I realize that this is actually an example of the TSA trying to be helpful to a U.S. citizen, but it also illustrates the complete uselessness of all TSA airport security.

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. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

One comment

  • joe

    A sales person that I know is on the no fly list because he shares the name with the shoe bomber, the tsa has the ability to find out what color your house is with out I.D., but they can’t let an elderly gentleman onto an aircraft!, when they know the shoe bomber is in prison! Mostly I think that the tsa is for show, and for the most part they have no problem abusing honest citizens with personal invasion when they know who they should be looking for, but anti profiling is so more politicaly correct.

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