Toward Distant Suns, by T. A. Heppenheimer

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Large space colonies may be miles in extent. Courtesy Don Davis (from Chapter 10). Toward Distant Suns

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Although this 1979 book contains much out-of-date material and many predictions that didn’t pan out, numerous plums remain. The main highlight can be found in Chapter 8, Paths of Commerce, which nicely stands on its own. Developing a space commerce is essential to space settlement, and Heppenheimer’s clear outline of one way this can be done provides insight into what could be accomplished if we just get rolling.

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