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.

Ekso Bionics’ Bionic Suit

An evening pause: More evidence that a good future is possible. All it takes is freedom and a determination to fulfill a need.

Hat tip Gene Shipp.

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  • Garry

    I hope this technology advances rapidly (and gets less expensive); there’s a lot of need for it. Hopefully there’s an accompanying decrease in the time investment by physical therapists, which may be the biggest bottleneck to mass deployment.

  • Joe

    Way cool! We will be seeing more and more of this kind of technology improving lives.

  • Edward

    A friend of mine teaches an engineering class in adaptive technologies to introduce students interested in engineering solutions to disabilities. I sent him a link to this post, and he replied back that these guys are among the companies and innovators that talk to his students each year.

  • Chris

    God is this cool!
    DARPA has promised this for our returning injured soldiers. I have not seen it – I hope to.

    Independent Free Markets ( not the pejorative “capitalism”) at it’s very best!

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