What is this book?
June 16, 2006 6:18 AM Subscribe
As a kid, I once had a book about a rather detailed tourist trip to Alpha Centauri, with lots of graphics. Help me find it!
posted by Harry to media & arts (4 answers total)
It was a book I lent from the local library (which means it was here in the Netherlands!) in the mid-1990s. I assume it was a Dutch translation of a foreign book (quite a good chance it was American, I suppose).
Anyway, I remember it starts off with a spaceplane trip to an orbiting station, and then via a few other steps (probably via a Moonbase, but I'm not sure about that) it visits some of the planets of the Solar system, and ultimately the featured tourists transfer to some sort of interstellar vessel, for a journey to Alpha Centauri. One striking detail I remember is that there is some sort of colony in a deep cave in the AC system. This is where the trip ends.
Does this ring any bells?