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On the road

I am presently winging my way to Panama City, Florida, to give two different lectures at the Doolitte Institute tomorrow. More information on each are here and here

Posting will continue, but be somewhat intermittent.

Posted in the air from Tucson to Chicago.

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.


  • Dick Eagleson

    I hope your presentations are big hits and get you asked back for encores.

    I must say I find the graphics atop the web pages containing info on your presentations to be a tad mysterious. I’m not aware of any launch vehicle – U.S., Soviet or other – that had grid fins on its tail end and certainly none that launched with them deploying. I suspect someone at Doolittle told a non-space-savvy graphic artist, “Just do something Space Age-y.” You should ask for a digital copy of the artwork. It might make a good exhibit for a future talk about ‘Space and the Modern Mind’ or some such.

  • MarcusZ1967

    Looks like they copied the SpaceX top fins and placed them down on the bottom end.. Different but, strange.

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