I am a big support of returning to the moon. I even wrote an ebook about it tilted, “The Moon Before Mars: Why returning to the moon makes more sense than rushing off to Mars.” I also wrote a collection of short stories set on the moon – “A Cabin Under a Cloudy Sea and other stories” – as a way to help build interest, and I’m working on a second collection, “Travels Beyond Imagination,” to hopefully be out in early 2018. But I’ve decided to take another step to help foster our return to the moon, and that’s to set up the Stephen L. Thompson Lunar Exploration Prize.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
I’m okay with it. And as long as they don’t overplay it, I’ll continue to be okay with it. For example, if they’re smart, once she’s done regenerating she might touch her chest and say, “Well, that’s different,” but then shrug and go on with whatever the situation is. And if she runs into anyone who says, “I thought you were a man,” and all she replies is, “People change.” If that’s all the attention they call to the fact, great. As long as every episode isn’t “I am Woman, hear me roar,” as everyone bemoaning the death of Doctor Who assumes will happen, the show will continue.
This week, to mark the forty-eighth anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, you can grab a free copy of my Kindle ebook “The Moon Before Mars: Why returning to the moon makes more sense than rushing off to Mars” from now through Friday, July 21. I see returning to the moon and setting up a permanent base/colony as our best bet for a foundation to build on making humanity a spacefaring civilization.