St. Martin's Press
The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
—Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in a letter to an unidentified recipient (1911)
As most of us get on with our day-to-day lives, the concept of being a pioneer seems entirely alien. The closest we get to pioneering may be the choice of a different recipe for dinner, trying out that edgy new show, or being the first person from our town to visit an obscure foreign country. Yet the urge to boldly go where no one has gone before is a fundamental
"Final Frontier is an enjoyable romp across space and time, from Cyrano de Bergerac to future spacewarp-driven interstellar craft, via Verne, Wells and the possibility of colonising the Solar System. A timely reminder of what might be possible in the light of current discussions about the commercial exploitation of the Moon and asteroids."
—John Gribbin - author of In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, Alone in the Universe and In Search of the Multiverse
“Readers will enjoy Clegg’s lively, enthusiastic account of the technical barriers to exploring the universe.” —Kirkus Reviews