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.
 

New Hampshire legislature flips from Democrat to Republican

Resist! Not only did all parts of the New Hampshire legislature flip from Democrat to Republican, Republicans saw upset victories in state races in Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine.

The victories included the defeat of the incumbent Democratic Party state house speaker in Rhode Island, the first time that has happened in more than a century. The same thing happened to the incumbent house speaker in Vermont, where voters ended the Democrats hold on a super-majority.

The Republican victories generally strengthen their power throughout much of New England, a region that for years has been assumed to be a permanent Democratic stronghold. It appears that assumption is no longer valid.

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2 comments

  • Phill O

    And they went for Biden? I think not!

  • Cotour

    New York State:

    Capital Region News
    Democrats Likely to Fall Short of Supermajority in NYS Senate

    “It looks like Democrats are going to have to wait just a bit longer for a possible supermajority in the New York State Senate.
    Right now, Republicans are on track to pick up four seats in that chamber. Wednesday Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins sent out a statement saying Election Day was a tough one for Democrats. The party was hoping to end up with a number of seats that would’ve given them the power to override any vetoes from Governor Cuomo.”

    And you keep an eye on the presidential race, its razor thin and there are without doubt blatant examples of corruption, conspiracy and fraud in many states. And coincidently, they are all Democrat dominated states. Who would have thunk?

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