Just Press Play… This is The High Frontier

Saying that The High Frontier is a great book does not say enough and besides, this book can speak for itself.

If it’s been a while or you’ve yet to have your first experience, perhaps this taste will tease you into wanting more.

Chapter 2 of Gerard K. O’Neill’s The High Frontier, “The Human Prospect On Planet Earth.” Just click this soundcloud widget to play.

The High Frontier a bit dog-eared
My copy’s a bit dog-eared ;-).  What’s your copy look like?

3 thoughts on “Just Press Play… This is The High Frontier”

  1. So, as the Star Child turns to regard Earth, we cut to a scene in which large black PV-covered monoliths, or some non-Boeing version of the sunsat, appear one at a time in geo and O’Neill habitats pop up 60 degrees east and west of the moon. These will be home territory for these new kids, swing sets, ball fields, science labs, and all. Music crossfades to a tune of your choice.

      1. At the risk of over explaining my take on the film, I was more interested in Kubrick’s treatment than Clarke’s, which evolved as his crew and actor approached final scenes and were running out of money.

        The shape and appearance of the monoliths were Kubrick’s doing, not Clarke’s, and the film stands quite well on its own, apart from the original written story or additional Clarke-penned stories 2010, 2061, and 3001.

        I don’t think there is any dialog in the film that cannot support the sunsat as the mysterious future lunar-built radio-beaming object that changes the course of human evolution, and which can be “the first (large-scale) evidence of intelligent life off the earth”. A sunsat network can be deployed anywhere in the solar system that humans want to work, not just around earth.

        Still, I always loved Clarke’s books, have all the above titles and more.

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