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  • Published: 15 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781612198002
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $44.99

The Consequential Frontier

Challenging the Privatization of Space



An in-depth work of reportage that dares to ask what's at stake in privitizing outer space.

As a new space race dawns, startup companies are readying their engines to head into the cosmos for the sake of privitization and profit. Journalist Peter Ward investigates how such endeavors could lead not to a new golden age, but a new era of colonialism. Sitting down with tech CEOS, inventors, scientists and politicians, Ward demonstrates how rushing into space could have disastrous results, and explores what is being done to explore space and utilize its resources while keeping it a universal resource.

  • Published: 15 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781612198002
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $44.99

About the author

Peter Ward

Peter Ward was born in 1958 and grew up in different places all over the Far East, England and Germany. He has had a peripatetic career: before graduating from Leeds University with a degree in English, he earned his living as a swimming-pool attendant, hod carrier, joiner's mate, canteen assistant on a North Sea oil-rig, plumber's merchant store-picker in the US, van-driver, painter and decorator, antiques dealer and sales room assistant at Sotheby's in Bond Street. After graduating he worked in the media and communications industry and in the property services. He is now self-employed. He lives with his wife, daughter and two sons in Putney, south-west London.
Dragon Horse is his first novel.

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