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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Michael Nesmith – Joanne

An evening pause: Performed live 1992. For my young readers, Nesmith was one of the Monkees, but was also a successful songwriter and performer in his own right.

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One comment

  • Jeff

    Not only do I remember The Monkees, I actually saw them perform in 1967. My dad was a policeman at that time and was working security that night. He arranged for my younger brother and myself to get in and he parked us close to him, just to the right of the stage. I vividly remember the crowd, the noise and most of all, the opening act.

    Two points to any/all that can name the group.

    Talk about eye/ear opening! As the article mentioned, the crowd wanted the bubble gum banter of their idols and cared not for explosive electric escapade of Hendrix. Luckily, for my dad, the entire show was brief and we survived without too much hearing damage. We were raised on bluegrass and country music. This was definitely out of his comfort zone. Being a budding teenager (12), I was just beginning to embrace the newer sounds, but it took me years to appreciate the Hendrix “experience”.

    As for Nesmith, I did following him a bit after the Monkees and even have an album or two of his.

    Thanks for jogging my old brain cells this morning…

  • Peggy

    His mother invented Liquid Paper.

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