On the Steel Breeze: Chapter 3, and the Founding Fathers of Rocketry

Today we’re delighted to be able to give you an extract from Al Reynolds’ awesome new novel On The Steel Breeze. This is a vision for how we might use technology to finally escape our solar system and move out into the Universe. It’s a story fraught with very human tensions and dangers, but it is also one of boundless hope. It’s a hope that needed to leave behind the dreams of conventional rocketry, the science that powered the escapes of SF for so long, for other more bizarre and terrifying forms of propulsion. To mark this progress we’ve decided…

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