The Protos Mandate: A Scientific Novel (Science and Fiction)

The Protos Mandate: A Scientific Novel (Science and Fiction)

Nick Kanas


In the 25th Century, the consequences of overpopulation and worldwide warming in the world have resulted in the formation of human colonies at the Moon, Mars and in other places within the sunlight method, but the constrained variety of plausible areas forces humanity to seem to the celebrities. A crash application has been constructed to ship Protos 1, a tremendous multigenerational famous person send, to a newly chanced on Earth-like planet orbiting a close-by megastar. The plan is for wide awake crewmembers to run the send and for individuals in suspended animation to be roused prior to planet fall to take advantage of their abilities in exploration and colony formation. to satisfy the pursuits of the project and confirm that the in-flight inhabitants doesn't expend the constrained assets, the Protos Mandate is decided as much as govern a tightly managed social process during the adventure, so that it will take a number of generations. yet difficulties threaten to sabotage the challenge in the course of its release and transit and what ultimately awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable manner. This novel chronicles the rigors and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission.

The clinical appendix on the finish of the e-book discusses the demanding situations of such an interstellar challenge in accordance with an intensive literature overview and it hyperlinks those demanding situations to precise episodes within the novel. matters which are thought of comprise interstellar propulsion platforms, monetary issues of interstellar flight, mental and sociological components inherent in a multigenerational area challenge, issues of suspended animation, present wisdom of exoplanets and matters relating to colonizing planet and the potential discovery of extraterrestrial existence. A heritage of interstellar missions in technological know-how fiction is usually reviewed.

Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry on the collage of California, San Francisco, the place he directed the gang remedy education software. For over twenty years he carried out study in staff treatment and for almost twenty years after that he used to be the vital Investigator of NASA-funded learn on astronauts and cosmonauts. he's the co-author of area Psychology and Psychiatry, which received the 2004 overseas Academy of Astronautics existence technological know-how e-book Award.

Dr. Kanas has awarded talks on house psychology and on celestial mapping at numerous local and global Con technological know-how fiction conventions. He has been an novice astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of technological know-how fiction. he's additionally the writer of Star Maps: heritage, Artistry and Cartography, Solar method Maps: From Antiquity to the gap Age, and the technological know-how fiction novel The New Martians, all released via Springer.

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