Going Interstellar
by Les Johnson (9781451637786)

Going Interstellar
Les Johnson
Release Date: 29 May 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 434
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9781451637786
ISBN-10: 1451637780

Essays by space scientists and engineers teamed with a collection of tales by an all-star assortment of award winning authors all taking on new methods of star travel.

Some humans may be content staying in one place, but many of us are curious about what's beyond the next village, the next ocean, the next horizon. Are there others like us out there? How will we reach them? Others are concerned with the survival of the species. It may be that we have to get out of Dodge before the lights go out on Earth. How can we accomplish this?

Wonderful questions. Now get ready for some answers.

Here is the science behind interstellar propulsion: reports from top tier scientists and engineers on starflight propulsion techniques that use only means and methods that we "currently know" are scientifically possible. Here are in-depth essays on antimatter containment, solar sails, and fusion propulsion.

And the human consequences? Here is speculation by a magnificent array of award-winning SF writers on what an interstellar voyage might look like, might feel like--might "be" like. It's an all-star cast abounding with Hugo and Nebula award winners: Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, Jack McDevitt, Michael Bishop, Sarah Hoyt and more.

About "Going Interstellar"

In our age of amazing progress, why let our dreams shrink? This book helps us to think bold Let's forge ahead by "Going Interstellar.""-David Brin

About Jack McDevitt's "Time Travelers Never Die: "

" A] masterpiece of storytelling and exploration of the paradoxes of time travel ... ranks very highly in McDevitt's quarter-century of work distinguished by high intelligence, fine world building, and superb characterization." -"Booklist"

"Jack McDevitt has a well-deserved reputation for writing beautifully extrapolated interplanetary and interstellar narratives..." -Michael Bishop

About Les Johnson and Travis S. Taylor's "Back to the Moon"

" F]or everyone whose heart skipped a beat at Armstrong's first step..."Back to the Moon" is a reminder of a lost era." -"Analog"

About Les Johnson's "Paradise Regained: "

" A] fantastic, gorgeous broad sweep book buzzing with ideas..." -"Astroblog"

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