Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures by Ed Finn

Into the Wild

Read Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures Online Free - Why should we go to space? To learn more about the universe and our place in it? To extract resources and conduct commerce? To demonstrate national primacy and technological prowess? To live and thrive in radically different kinds of human communities? Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities takes on the challenge of imagining new stories at the intersection of public and private—narratives that use the economic and social history of exploration, as well as current technical and scientific research, to inform scenarios for the future of the “new space” era.

Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities provides fresh insights into human activity in Low Earth Orbit, journeys to Mars, capturing and mining asteroids, and exploring strange and uncharted exoplanets. Its stories and essays imagine human expansion into space as a kind of domestication—not in the sense of taming nature but in the sense of creating a space for dwelling, a venue for human life and curiosity to unfurl in all their weirdness and complexity.

The collection is free to download in EPUB and MOBI e-book formats, as a PDF, and through Apple’s iBooks Store.

Title : Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures
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ISBN : 9780999590
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 347 pages


Michael rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

After Hieroglyph and Everything Change, perhaps the inevitable next destination for the Center for Science and the Imagination is outer space. There 2017 offer, Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities is a collection of seven short stories from leading fiction writers, a dozen scholarly essays from...

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2018

This free anthology consists of 7 new short stories by well-known SF authors, followed by non-fiction commentary. I'm reading the fiction first. The best story was 3.5 stars, so no truly outstanding stories here, but 5 good ones. Plus a two-star, and one I gave up on. "Vanguard 2.o" by Carter Sch...

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