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.
 

America’s ten most oppressive colleges

Fascists: A new review of free speech on campuses across the United States has listed the country’s ten most oppressive colleges, with examples of why they earned this odious status.

The first link is the actual report, while the second provides a good quick summary. In either case, the behavior of college officials in attempting to squelch dissent is quite disgusting. Far more horrifying and worrisome for the future were the number of cases where the students themselves moved to stamp down on opposing views. They are the future, and that future does not look pleasant.

Some good news: In South Carolina students are suing their college for interrogating them for daring to hold an event in support of free speech that offended some students.

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One comment

  • Wayne

    Yow!
    I attended a State school in the late 70’s early 80’s, & it was getting bizzaro-world even then. (Non-stop Reagan-hating, during class, was the norm.) I had to learn to keep my mouth shut or face coordinated personal attacks by the 1960’s radical retreads who had somehow obtained Tenure.
    The only Departments that weren’t blatant America-Haters were the STEM’s.
    –Sent my daughter to a private school (PhD in Pharmacology) & never regretted doing so despite the hefty cost. (actively working on the grand-daughter right now!)
    (BTW– Ben Shapiro is a young Conservative Rock-Star!)
    Wayne

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