Originally uploaded by mpbelfiore.

I spoke too soon when I said the cover for my forthcoming commercial spaceflight book was finalized. Turns out a certain high-volume bookseller thought it lacked punch, so the designers went back to the drawing board and came up with this one.

The artwork, by Nick Kaloterakis, is from the February 2006 cover of Popular Science, illustrating my story on the Rocket Racing League.

I like the book jacket a lot; it looks like a retro science fiction book cover, which is completely appropriate, since the book is about old-time science fiction coming true.