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July 7, 2020 Zimmerman Space Show appearance

The podcast for my two-hour appearance on the Space Show last night is now available here.

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.


  • Brian

    Bob, what are all of these Share Now links under all of the stories, I thought you were trying to stay away from google and facebook as much as possible.

  • Brian: Up until today, there had been specific icons for Facebook and Twitter at the bottom of each post, with a plus sign if you wanted to use a host of other resources to share my post. I did not like the idea of favoring these two resources over all the others, and asked my web guy, Shane, if we could change it so that no particular resource was favored. This is why it now reads “Share Now.”

    I do not use these resources, but others do, and I think it wrong to not let them do so if they wish to. Moreover, I think letting them do so in this manner is a minor concession to my disdain for some of these big software companies in order to bring traffic here.

  • Brian

    Bob, thanks for your response and explanation. Hopefully as the blockchain becomes more prominent, the walled gardens will lose a lot of their power, and the internet will become the decentralized network it was intended to be.

  • Sayomara

    Good show Bob. One of these days I’ll call in.
    As always thanks for doing all the work you do

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