Hardly had man solved his basic problems on the planet of his origin than he began to fumble into space. Barely a century had elapsed in the exploration of the Solar System than he began to grope for the stars.
And suddenly, with an all but religious zeal, mankind conceived its fantasy dream of populating the galaxy. N...more
First, historians should read this book. It's basically the USSR versus the USA in deep space, although not in open armed conflict. The battlefield involves the creation of working economies on two different worlds. What's even better, the aboriginals on both worlds get involved in a big (and to me, satisfying) way.
The story ...more
He was an active supporter of the Socialist Labor Party; his ...more