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Flames in space.

Flames in space.

They don’t look like you expect.

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.


  • BSJ

    Off Topic:
    An update on an earlier post on Master Sergeant CJ Grisham

  • joe

    imagine the implications of this low temp flame as related to internal combustion engines, where some 70 percent of that combustion is lost to heat going out the radiator or the tail pipe, if they could tailor that combustion where the energy was not lost to heat but was more fully used to drive the piston down its bore to make use of the btu’s in that fuel, great post mr. Z

  • Peter Fenstermacher

    Larry Niven theorized about the properties of flames in microgravity in his book “The Integral Trees” I wish there had been a sequel!

  • Peter Fenstermacher

    The automotive genius, Smokey Yunick was experimenting with engines to capture the wasted heat of internal combustion using the exhaust gases to preheat the intake. Before his death he was working on a car with no radiator. I don’t know if he ever completed it.

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