An Expert's Quick Guide to Planetary Travel

Rated 4.57/5 based on 7 reviews
A well-season interstellar traveler has written a somewhat tongue-in-cheek guide for those that have not traveled off world. It covers some of the unusual conditions that a tourist may encounter on other planets such a different gravities, weather, atmospheres, fauna and flora, diurnal and yearly cycles, and light. A must read for planetary travelers. More
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About Steve Matthew Benner

Dr. Steve M. Benner received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Ohio State University in 1979 and has worked in industry, academia, and the federal government. He currently works for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland as part of the Advance Concepts Office. He has written numerous scientific articles as well as several articles on ancient history. Dr. Benner's extensive knowledge of science and history has led to his having an ego the size of New Jersey and may account for his being one of the most self-centered people in America today.

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Review by: Mike White on Sep. 6, 2016 :
This was awesome. I actually recommend this as a resource for the authors who are interested in writing hard science fiction involving space travel. Obviously, everyone should do their own research as well, but this would be a good place to start. The narrative voice is cheerfully sarcastic. In some ways, this almost seems like a hard sci-fi version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Review by: Kenpress on Oct. 27, 2014 :
Humorous story with interesting facts.
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Review by: glenn robinson on Oct. 26, 2014 :
Imaginative, clever, well-balanced, carefully edited and enjoyable. Proper length for the topic.
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Review by: James Jenkins on Oct. 23, 2014 :
A nicely written story that addresses with scientific accuracy some things you may not have considered. In fact there are a lot of things often overlooked in fiction that are called attention to here.
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Review by: Noah Buddie on Oct. 16, 2014 :
What a gem to get free, the humour is much appreciated.
The book is absolutely fascinating and written with grace.
Thank you! Bring us more.
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Review by: Debu Modi on Oct. 15, 2014 :
Never thought a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering could be funny. Deserves to be the most self-centered person in America.
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Review by: Sandy Monroe on Oct. 15, 2014 :
It made me a few smiles :) Thanks for sharing it for free!
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