Edited by Les Johnson and Jack McDevitt
"Exploration and discovery are alive and well in current science fiction. Jack McDevitt, a Nebula winner who needs no introduction in these pages, joins with Les Johnson, Deputy Manager of NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office, to bring us eight short stories and four nonfiction articles, all based on the best current physics ideas for travel between the stars. Analog readers will feel particularly comfortable in this volume.... All of the stories are enjoyable."
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.
May 29, 2012
“To make a story that feels technically realistic but does not 'lose' humanity is a tall order. Many of the stories in Going Interstellar fill that order … includes a number of exciting and clarifying popular-science essays on the technologies needed for dispersing humanity far out from Earth.” To read the complete review, click HERE.
"[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
“[A] fantastic, gorgeous broad sweep book buzzing with ideas…” –Astroblog
“[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