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Utility decides to close five coal plants to comply with EPA regulations

In order to comply with EPA regulations a utility has decided to shut down five coal-fired power plants.

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.


  • Papa Tango

    Well, this is great, because it ought to make coal really cheap for our friends the Communist Chinese! The Chinese don’t even have to buy coal directly from us; all that has to happen is for there to be a glut of U.S. coal on the world market and the price to the Chinese will go down. All I have to say is, “It’s about time!” I mean, think of all the money the Chinese tried to give to the Democratic Party about 15 years ago that was revealed publicly and they had to give back. Think of all the trouble associated with Charlie Trie’s efforts to launder — I’m sorry, I mean — raise money from Chinese sources for the Clintons. And think of the over $30 million from unknown foreign sources that was contributed to Obama’s campaign. It’s about time they saw some return on their investment, don’t you think?

  • it sounds like you won’t be a content citizen of chimerica

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