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Going Interstellar

(2012)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
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 BishopAbout 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." - AnalogAbout Les Johnson's Paradise Regained:"[A] fantastic, gorgeous broad sweep book buzzing with ideas..." - Astroblog



Praise for this book

"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


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Used availability for Jack McDevitt's Going Interstellar

Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Going Interstellar
Author(s): Les Johnson
ISBN: 1-4516-3778-0 / 978-1-4516-3778-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Going Interstellar
Author(s): Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA