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On the road

Just got back from a caving weekend in the mountains, so posting will now resume as normal.

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.

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  • jwing

    Have you been to the Black Hills of South Dakota, in particular, our wonderful caves such as Jewel Cave and Wind Cave National Parks? There is more here than just Sturgis, Mount Rushmore National Monument, Custer Sate Park, bison herds and the Badlands. The Spelunking is just fine.

  • I have been to both Jewel and Wind, but only as a more knowledgeable tourist. Did an off trail tour in Wind about fifteen years ago. I also have friends who have participated in survey/exploration expeditions in both caves.

    An aside: Cavers do not use the terms spelunking or spelunker. In fact, to use these terms indicates a lack of knowledge about the sport and would immediately reveal that fact to any caver you talk to. In the caving world, a spelunker is someone who doesn’t know what they are doing and is going to get in trouble underground. Or as I like to say, a spelunker is someone a caver rescues.

  • jwing

    I should have figured you’d probably seen them as you are such an avid caver. I am not a caver, but I have visited most of the caves in our area on tours. I loved seeing them and in realizing there is so much is still unexplored. Thanks for the heads-up on the term spelunking.

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