To all Earth citizens: As of today eight planets are available for colonization by pioneers. This manual is designed to help you select the planet that is most appropriate for you. Here you will find answers to many of the questions that you may have: —How do I get there? —How long will it take? —What can I take with me? —Where will I live? —What is the climate like? —What is the current state of development of the planet? —How will my life style differ from the life I have on Earth? —Are there any indigenous inhabitants? —What jobs are available? —What educational resources are there? —What will I be able to do for recreation? —What kind of vegetation exists? In addition to all this vital information, one of the early colonists on each planet has provided a first[person account to give you, the prospective pioneer, a more intimate and personal view of day-to-day life there. Detailed maps and many illustrations of each planet make this the indispensable guidebook for all pioneers from earth.