Leaving Earth cover

In 2019 I obtained from my former publisher the last 30 copies of the now out-of-print hardback of Leaving Earth. I sold about half of these, and with only a handful left in stock I have raised the price. To get your own autographed copy of this rare collector's item please send a $75 check (includes $5 shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to
 

Behind The Black, c/o Robert Zimmerman
P.O.Box 1262
Cortaro, AZ 85652
 

I will likely raise the price again when only ten books are left, so buy them now at this price while you still can!

 
Also available as an inexpensive ebook!
 

Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel, can be purchased as an ebook everywhere for only $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

 

Winner of the 2003 Eugene M. Emme Award of the American Astronautical Society.


"Leaving Earth is one of the best and certainly the most comprehensive summary of our drive into space that I have ever read. It will be invaluable to future scholars because it will tell them how the next chapter of human history opened." -- Arthur C. Clarke

North Korea fires a ballistic missile from submarine

North Korea today successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine, landing it within Japanese waters.

In addition, North Korea on Monday threatened to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.

North Korea warned Monday that it would launch a preemptive nuclear attack against the U.S. and South Korea if they showed the “slightest sign of aggression” toward Pyongyang while conducting their annual military drills. The North’s Foreign Ministry said its “first-strike” units are prepared to conduct retaliatory strikes on South Korean and U.S. forces, threatening to turn the two nations into “a heap of ashes.”

Don’t worry however. The Obama administration “strongly condemned” the test launch today. That will certainly make a difference.

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.
 

4 comments

  • Cotour

    Not to worry, Obama has Joe Biden on it.

    And, “nobody messes with Joe”.

  • Joe

    Obama has by himself made the world a more dangerous place with his lead from behind strategy, his foreign policy mandates have allowed leaders of dictatorial regimes to act as though no will stop them, and for the most part, no one is stopping them. This will lead to a nuclear Japan as well as many other nations with in the grip of China.

  • Cotour

    Joe, this is Obama’s gift to the world, and now Hillary (if she should prevail) can further these mighty agendas in making the world a more equal place (for every depraved dictator).

    Good reasons for those who can not bring themselves stomach Trump as president to swallow hard and digest a good dose of reality.

    I will take the risk of on an unknown but very successful private sector leader, that I consider an American rather than a plainly known and now massively documented threat to our country’s foundation and the peoples freedoms. You do not have to literally be a rocket scientist / engineer to figure this one out.

    Its that simple.

  • Localfluff

    North Korea got nuclear weapons during the Obama watch, and Hillary’s neocon fan club. That very dangerous foreign policy failure deserves much more attention than it gets. Trump hasn’t even mentioned it AFAIK. One cannot trust Hillary with Kim’s and the ayatolla’s fingers on the nuclear trigger buttons.

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