On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with crewmate Neil Armstrong, made history as they placed humankind's first steps on the Moon. Today, Aldrin is arguably the most recognised astronaut in the world, a constant presence in the media and an indefatigable speaker on behalf of his and others' latest concepts and ideas for exploring the universe. He has chaired the National Space Society and the Sharespace Foundation; he has appeared repeatedly on every network and major talk show; and everywhere he goes, people recall what they were doing at that supreme moment in 1969, when he and his colleague walked upon the Moon. Now, in The Return, written with award-winning novelist John Barnes, Aldrin offers a compelling novel about the opportunities and dangers that confront us today and shows why we must, and will, seize the opportunities before us. The Return is a story of outsized characters, global crises, and big, daring ideas; and, as told by Buzz Aldrin, it carries the ring of truth. He's been there. He's done that. And he's already helped change the world. It is a realistic tale of high adventure - the kind of adventure we stand on the threshold of, here at the new century's beginning.