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.
 

Bezos sells another $3 billion of Amazon shares

Jeff Bezos continues to accelerate his sale of his Amazon stock, selling another $3 billion this week.

In August, Bezos offloaded more than $3.1 billion of Amazon shares, after selling more than $4.1 billion worth of shares in February. The sales this week bring his total cash out in 2020 to more than $10.2 billion so far, which is a notable jump from 2019, when Bezos sold $2.8 billion worth of shares.

While Bezos had originally said these sales were for financing his space company, Blue Origin, it now appears that the bulk of this new money is aimed at funding environmental political organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Wildlife Fund.

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4 comments

  • Michael Mangold

    If Bezos (or anyone) wants to control what happens on a plot of land, he should buy it. I hope that’s what he’s spending this money on but I suspect it’s to pay for lobbying efforts to force everyone into complying with the environmentalists’ agenda.

  • Alton

    Point ONE: The more cash out Dollars realized in 2020′- the less assets taken by Kamala™n ’21°

  • LocalFluff

    If I were the richest man in the world (well…) and I found 90%+ of my fortune being put in the same basket of eggs, some logistics company, I would immediately order my financial manager to sell sell SELL! Buy anything that moves. By the way, buy the dead too!
    “- What? Buy China? No, it’s overpriced. It will come down.”

  • Foxbat

    So if Mr Amazon wants to save the earth why doesn’t he spend his billions converting his delivery trucks to electric?

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