The Modest Proposal Institute: An Old Path to a New Future will be back from the Formatters on Wednesday, two days from now. Soon after, it will be published. There’s still time to join the Launch Team and take part, just let me know and I’ll add your name to the list.
This new book is the first in a series that will take us out into space and below the sea, both areas where exploration has fizzled out in the past 40 years. I’ve been unhappy with our progress in space travel for some time and my disappointment has been brought into sharp focus with the recent film about the first men on the Moon. Putting aside the controversy over the film, it’s a reminder of how long it is since we were on the Moon.
It’s not just the Moon. Here on Earth, we’ve stood still too, as I was also recently reminded when watching an old James Bond movie – Moonraker. Made in 1979, James Bond jumps on a supersonic jet and flies to Rio de Janeiro before heading into space on a space shuttle, something no Westerner can do today. If we want to go into space now, we have to buy a seat on a Russian rocket.
Still, if we in the West can’t do it in real life anymore, will be able to do it in our imaginations through my new series.