Edited by Les Johnson & Jack McDevitt
Cover Artist: Sam Kennedy
Review by Benjamin Wald
Baen Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781451637786
Date: 29 May 2012 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Product Description: 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 whatís 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 likeómight be like. Itís an all-star cast abounding with Hugo and Nebula award winners: Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, Jack McDevitt, Michael Bishop, Sarah Hoyt and more.