The science fiction imagining of a former rocket scientist, Matter of Resistance pushes technology and human nature to the limits as it chronicles our Mars settlement's struggle for independence from Earth. Though it was written for young adults, it's received high praise and recommendations from top minds in science, aerospace, and defense. What The Experts Are Saying: MARK CANTRELL, PhD, NASA Orion Materials and Processes, Senior Staff: "A really interesting story that examines space travel within the possibilities of today's technology and in the context of natural human drives. I loved this story. I recommend it." COLONEL ROSS NUNN, USAF Retired; former Commander of the Air Force Astronautics Lab; early proponent of antimatter and fusion-based propulsion research: "Picked up the book to read the first chapter - didn't put it down until I finished the entire book. Captivating, suspense-filled reading, beginning to end." SORIN SUCIU, author of the laugh-out-loud contemporary fantasy, The Scriptlings (2013): "This captivating story bears the unmistakable mark of an instant SF classic, in that the science (while as solid as you would expect from a friggin rocket scientist) is merely a backdrop for a fascinating introspection into human nature. Matter of Resistance might not cure your Asimov or Clarke nostalgia, but it will certainly infect you with the Vogel virus. There, you have been warned."
Author: Raymond Vogel Publisher: Aec Stellar Publishing, Inc. Published: 08/22/2013 Pages: 318 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.84lbs Size: 8.27h x 5.83w x 0.67d ISBN: 9780989312837