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.

On the radio

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 I spent an hour with Robert Pratt on his Pratt on Texas radio show. Most of the show was devoted not to space and science but to discussing my weekly updates on the fascist culture on too many of today’s American campuses.

Robert has just let me know that this hour-long interview is going to be replayed twice over the next two weeks, on Christmas Day, December 25, 2017, and on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018, both times from 6 to 7 pm Central time. He also let me know that the best link to listen is here.

So, if you have nothing better to do during these holidays, here is something that might help to fill your time.

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2 comments

  • wayne

    I will attempt to catch this, Mr. Pratt has an interesting Show!

    I’m eyeing the “Mysterious Outpost” appearance as well! That should be interesting.
    As does “The Cats Roundtable.”

    Immigrant Billionaire John Catsimatidis and The American Dream
    Forbes
    https://youtu.be/r0krzJYcFIk
    3:12

  • Gary M.

    Caught the show. I like this Pratt guy.

    Some degree of comfort can be taken by what parents are doing at the University of Missouri Columbia.

    Enrollment down 35%. Perhaps worsening as each new freshman class is smaller yet past 3 years running.

    As a result there are 7 empty dorms that they try to rent out for home games.

    LAYOFFS of faculty and staff including tenured positions. And yes the lawsuits have been filed.

    Although I can’t find the article now state legislators are hearing from parents and pushing school administrators to get their act together as they hold the funding purse strings.

    Panic in the off campus student housing rental market that over built when University joined SEC back a few years. There are entire complexes that are empty.

    A beneficiary of all of this has been Missouri State in Springfield that has experienced large jumps in enrollment. Many parents feel that campus has a more sensible administration.

    We have a long way to go however to turn this dark ages thing around.

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