Chris Impey’s Beyond dares to imagine a fantastic future for humans in space—and then reminds us that we’re already there.
6. March 2016, reviewBooklist
[R]ousing and compellingly readable… Impey’s work will appeal to the usual space buffs as well as sci-fi fans looking for an entertaining and informative peek into the future that’s also grounded in plausible science. Carl Hays
6. March 2016, reviewPublishers Weekly (starred)
With vivid writing that skillfully walks the line between visionary and pragmatic, Impey finds equal opportunity for both humans and robotic explorers on a journey that could not only teach us about new worlds, but “how to be better caretakers of this one
6. March 2016, reviewWall Street Journal
One of the most accessible accounts of the history of rockets and space travel I have ever read… entertaining and informative. John Gribbin
6. March 2016, quoteDiane Ackerman
Impey’s spacefaring vision really shines in this captivating tour of our deepest past and distant future. It's a marvelous book to curl up with on a starry night and let your mind roam through the halls of possibility.
6. March 2016, quoteOwen Gingerich
Chris Impey’s Beyond is so much fun to read that it is hard to think of it as a major reference work on space travel—history, current status, and the wild blue yonder. But it is!
6. March 2016, quoteDavid H. Levy
In Beyond: Our Future in Space, by far my favorite of his books to date, Chris Impey speaks of an "explorer gene" that has propelled humanity from Africa to the Moon. I suspect Impey of harboring that particular gene himself, given the enthusiasm he bring
6. March 2016, quoteBen Bova
This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the fate of the human race and our bright future among the stars. Chris Impey shows how our efforts to expand beyond Earth are part of the same biological drive that made humans spread their habitat across
6. March 2016, quoteDava Sobel
In Beyond, by far my favorite of his books to date, Chris Impey speaks of an ‘explorer gene’ that has propelled humanity from Africa to the Moon. I suspect Impey of harboring that particular gene himself, given the enthusiasm he brings to this swashbuckli
6. March 2016, quoteNeil deGrasse Tyson
In Beyond, Chris Impey manages to rejuvenate that ‘Space Is Our Future’ feeling that pervaded human culture a half century ago. A needed reminder that, today, not enough of us are looking up, and even fewer among us are doing anything about it.
8. May 2017, quoteNorton
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