(SOLD): COLE, Jerry R. New Worlds Review / New Worlds.

(LAKEVILLE, CT): Committee for the Future, 1971 – 1972.  First edition.  Quarto. Thirteen volumes.  Volume One, Number One – Number Eight, Volume Two, Number One – Number Four.  Presumed all published.  Scarce complete run of the magazine that was the voice for The Committee for the Future which was founded in 1970 by Barbara Marx Hubbard, its organizing director and prime mover.  Other prominent members included its Chairman, Gen. Joseph S. Bleymaier; Executive Director John J. Whiteside;  Richard Nolte; Dr. Harold W. Ritchey; George Van Valkenburg, producer of the documentary, The Log of Apollo 7; diamond expert Ronald Winston; and John F. Yardley, Vice President of Macdonell Douglas.  The committee’s goals were to develop within ten years a lunar community open to people of all nations as the next step in developing the solar system for man and at the same time to apply the most advanced systems and knowledge to overall earth problems.  One of their ideas was Project Harvest Moon, the mission of Harvest Moon was to use leftover Saturn rockets and lunar modules from the Apollo program’s space flights to fly two astronauts to the Moon, where they would set up automated experiments that could be controlled from Earth, collect one to four hundred pounds of lunar rocks, and return to Earth, where the collected material would be divided into tiny fragments and sold to the public.  The mission would be controlled by NASA. In addition to the acquisition of lunar material, two experiments were proposed. The first, with an eventual Moon colony in mind, was a twenty-foot mylar dome under which plants, insects, and possibly small animals would be observed for their reaction to the two-week-long lunar day. The second experiment would be a lunar observatory which would provide remote-controlled fourteen-day exposures through the negligible lunar atmosphere.  The Committee also begun to hold future-oriented conferences called SYNCONs for Synergestic Convergence but gradually de-emphasized the space theme, giving more time to other future-oriented issues.  The magazines here report on contemporary related events and developments that support their ideas, that Earth-bound history has ended, universal history has begun. and that the long-range goal for Mankind should be to seek and settle new worlds.  The first two issues stapled sheets, the remainder staple bound wrappers.  A nice set of this important magazine that enunciated many of the themes taken up by current pro-space individuals and organizations.  Rare, strangely no copies located on Worldcat.


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