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High Diving Giraffes

An evening pause: Based on some emails I have received, I think some people have been fooled by this cool animation and actually think these are real giraffes! This just tells us that it will not be long now before real actors are no longer necessary and it will be possible to do live action films entirely with animation.

Hat tip George Petricko.

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.

5 comments

  • Wayne

    Wonderful!
    (let’s push it over 5 million views!)

  • wodun

    Very dangerous for a giraffe to dive in head first like that.

  • Wayne

    Wodun:
    Har!
    -Their necks don’t really bend that far down, either.
    :)
    -Anyone remember the E.D.S. “Cat-Herding” commercial?
    https://youtu.be/m_MaJDK3VNE
    Ya know– “because managing information is like….”

  • LocalFluff

    Many years ago, during a brief visit at a park’s stall of giraffe, one of them lowered its tall neck across the enclosement and its huge blue tongue licked my hand and arm. Maybe because I had carried icecream the moment before. This peculiar head with its horns and speckles. Like Santa’s red-noised reindeer. I was hypnotized. We need to take care of those aliens. Earth might be the only place where we discover life. That is still an endless discovery.

  • Ted

    At first I thought it was all the Republicans from the first couple of debates. Looked the same, acted the same.

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