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.

Police once again raid the wrong house and kill a pet dog.

Police once again raid the wrong house and kill a pet dog.

What is it with these damn cops and their eagerness to kill dogs? There is simply no justification for this. First, the dog is someone else’s property. They have no right to destroy it, even if they do have a warrant. Second, there are many better and more humane ways to pacify a dog than killing it. With all their training, paid for by tax dollars, you’d think someone might tell them this.

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One comment

  • Dwight Decker

    I remember my “ex” telling me about when she lived in some semi-rural area (I forget whether it was Wyoming or Washington State), and the deputy county sheriff who lived next door shot her cat. Just because he was mean and hated cats, I guess, and he saw it on his property. Amazingly, the cat lived (the bullet just hit “meat,” as the vet put it). Even more amazingly, my former ladyfriend submitted the cat’s medical bills to the county, just on a whim, thinking nothing would come of it — and the county paid them without any questions!

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