Oh! This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to write science fiction. It goes over our modern technology for reaching to the stars and why and when should we want to do that. It speculates the possible steps needed for space travel from the scientific perspective, taking into account the social sphere of such a colossal endeavor. Michio Kaku ponders the potential social and technical problems we might face when terraforming the universe. Also, discussion about the possible outcomes which might follow from mining an asteroid or colonizing Mars or even leaving planet Earth.
This gets your thoughts going on about what our future might be, what problems we are going to face, and what kind of technologies and scientific findings will have to be made for us to go to space. The book is exciting to read fluctuating from the possible to known facts and seeing the upside and downside, but one question I didn’t hear, and that is if humanity deserves to go to space? Yes, it might be a salvation for our overpopulation and other ecological problems, but should such a race habit a new planet if it hasn’t even learned how to love and care the one it has?
Anyway, if you are well-read of science fiction and fact, this book might not excite you as much as it goes over the basic and doesn’t bring that much new to the table. It addresses the same questions SciFi authors have asked for a long time, but to point out, with current scientific knowledge. But if you want to refresh your memory or want a coherent picture, then this is an excellent speculative fact book for both adults and teenagers.