Going Interstellar by Les Johnson & Jack McDevitt

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As a bonus, the volume includes a number of exciting and clarifying popular-science essays on the technologies needed for dispersing humanity far out from Earth.
-Scientific American

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Essays by space scientists and engineers on the coolest ways and means to get humanity to the stars along with stories by an all-star assortment of talespinners abounding with Hugo and Nebula award winners: Ben Bova, Mike Resnick, Jack McDevitt, Michael Bishop, Sarah A. Hoyt and more.

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?

Wonderful questions. Now get ready for some highly informative and entertaining answers.

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About Les Johnson & Jack McDevitt

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Jack McDevitt is a former English teacher, naval officer, Philadelphia taxi driver, customs officer, and motivational trainer. McDevitt is the winner of the Nebula award, the Philip K. Dick Special Award, and the UPC International Novella award. McDevitt lives in Georgia with his wife Maureen, where he plays chess, reads mysteries, and eats lunch regularly with his cronies.Les Johnson is a NASA physicist, manager, author, husband and father. By day, he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Johnson is also an on-screen consultant and commentator for National Geographic Channel special programming, including Evacuate Earth. He is the co-author with Travis S. Taylor of science fiction thriller Back to the Moon from Baen Books.
 
Published June 1, 2012 by Baen Books. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Going Interstellar
All: 7 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 3

City Book Review

Below average
Reviewed by Ryder Miller on Aug 07 2012

What one finds is the “pitfalls” of the human condition, with us bringing our foibles and problems to the stars.

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SFRevu

Below average
Reviewed by Benjamin Wald on May 29 2012

Overall, the anthology is a dud. Those looking for old-fashioned Campbellian SF can find better stories in a reprint anthology.

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Scientific American

Excellent
Reviewed by Cameron M. Smith on Jun 15 2012

As a bonus, the volume includes a number of exciting and clarifying popular-science essays on the technologies needed for dispersing humanity far out from Earth.

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Icarus Interstellar

Excellent
Reviewed by Admin on May 01 2012

The book’s Table of Contents, with the amazing lineup of world-class authors, is enough to give any science and science fiction fan the sense of wonder that the book endeavors to evoke

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SF Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Inverarity on Jul 04 2012

Going Interstellar is written to appeal to a very specific audience: if the title appeals to you, you are that audience.

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Making It Up As I Go

Below average
Reviewed by Dan Thompson on Aug 11 2012

The fiction was hit or miss for me. I did really enjoy one of the stories by McDevitt...A couple of others left me flat, and one truly disappointed me. It dealt with a multi-generation colony ship, and I found it lacking...

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Rhetoric & Rockets

Good
Reviewed by Bart Leahy on Jun 03 2012

What I liked about this book, beyond the brisk pace of the writing by multiple authors, was its willingness to touch on something that sometimes is sorely lacking: technological optimism without "magic."

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