Pournelle, Jerry (editor) Imperial Stars : The Stars at War (Bk. I)
New York, NY Baen Books 1986 0671656031 / 9780671656034 Mass Market Paperback Very Good
Spine shows some creasing. Slight shelf wear.
First in a series of anthologies of science fiction stories on man and government in space.
"Arthur Clarke said it first: If manikind is to survive, then for all but a very brief part of our history the word 'ship' will mean 'space ship.' We will spead through space. We will build a colony on the Moon . . . and we will go to the stars. Where mankind goes, government goes.
It is no idle thing, then, to think about what forms of government we will take to the stars. We in this enlightened age think we know; but do we? We are, after all, no smarter than our ancestors. We know more, but that's quite a different thing -- and we have forgotten much that we had best relearn before we pay dearly for what they knew and we don't." from the introduction by Jerry Pournelle.; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall