Author: Steve Wolfe

We Are Already Space Settlers – Let’s Admit It

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend a paltry 1.68 hours per day outdoors. That means that the average American spends ninety-three percent of their time either indoors or in their cars cocooned in a climate controlled environment protected from the elements. Let’s face it; will life on a space colony really be that much different? Most terrestrial jobs are indoors, and most people commute by car. If it’s a nice day, maybe you have lunch outside for a half hour. Maybe you take a run in the park, but you are just as likely to be on...

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The Obligation

In this excerpt from The Obligation, the book’s wisdom teacher, Congressman Harrison B. Grant, explains to the protagonist, John, Grant’s young aid, about the Evolutionary Impulse. It is evening and the two are sitting on a bench on the Washington Mall, between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument. John has gone through many trials leading up this moment, which takes place near the end of the novel. This excerpt begins where Cong. Grant is completing a diagram he’s carving in the dirt with a stick to illustrate the essence of The Obligation world view. He paused to make...

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