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 ended in the formation of human colonies at the Moon, Mars and somewhere else within the sunlight procedure, but the restricted variety of possible areas forces humanity to seem to the celebs. A crash software has been built to ship Protos 1, a tremendous multigenerational famous person send, to a newly stumbled on Earth-like planet orbiting a close-by superstar. The plan is for conscious 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 ambitions of the undertaking and make sure that the in-flight inhabitants doesn't expend the restricted assets, the Protos Mandate is determined as much as govern a tightly managed social procedure at some stage in the adventure, so one can take a number of generations. yet difficulties threaten to sabotage the challenge in the course of its release and transit and what eventually awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable method. This novel chronicles the pains 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 undertaking in response to an in depth literature evaluation and it hyperlinks those demanding situations to express episodes within the novel. concerns which are thought of comprise interstellar propulsion structures, fiscal concerns of interstellar flight, mental and sociological elements inherent in a multigenerational house undertaking, issues of suspended animation, present wisdom of exoplanets and matters on the topic of colonizing planet and the potential discovery of extraterrestrial lifestyles. A background of interstellar missions in technological know-how fiction can also be reviewed.

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

Dr. Kanas has awarded talks on house psychology and on celestial mapping at a number of local and international Con technology fiction conventions. He has been an beginner astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of technology fiction. he's additionally the writer of Star Maps: heritage, Artistry and Cartography, Solar process Maps: From Antiquity to the distance Age, and the technology fiction novel The New Martians, all released by means of Springer.

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