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Bearing Northeast
     

Bearing Northeast

by Henry Melton
 

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Rule 1: We'll always be Brother and Sister...
A mysterious metal cylinder falling out of the sky was the perfect excuse to take a vacation when sixteen year old Seth Parmer and Biz, his older sister and sometimes 'parent' found their Fresno lives upended by her unexpected layoff. With Seth's twitter buddies following along on his phone, a GPS tracking signal

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Rule 1: We'll always be Brother and Sister...
A mysterious metal cylinder falling out of the sky was the perfect excuse to take a vacation when sixteen year old Seth Parmer and Biz, his older sister and sometimes 'parent' found their Fresno lives upended by her unexpected layoff. With Seth's twitter buddies following along on his phone, a GPS tracking signal leads them from California across the continent toward a hidden project in the desolate lands in the middle of Labrador. The electric secret they find there will not only forge a new global destiny for the unique town that they discover, but set a new course for their relationship with each other.

Pack your ice chest, charge your cell phone and bring your maps, as Henry Melton, award winning author of Emperor Dad and Lighter Than Air, takes you on a trek to a place in the far north where a high school science club is reaching for the sky.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012662002
Publisher:
Wire Rim Books
Publication date:
03/18/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
230
File size:
603 KB

Meet the Author

Henry Melton is often on the road with his wife Mary Ann, a nature photographer and frequently captivated by the places he visits. This has inspired his latest series of novels; Small Towns, Big Ideas. Formerly a programmer specializing in database work and web design, he pioneered Internet use for a Fortune 500 company until the tech bubble collapse. In the early days of home computers, he created one of the earliest commercial word processing programs, and built his own computers back when that meant wiring the chips together by hand to his own schematics.
Henry's short fiction has been published in many magazines and anthologies, most frequently in ANALOG. Catacomb, published in DRAGON magazine, is considered a classic, and by the continuing fan mail twenty years later, a formative influence among modern computer gaming programmers. Many of these are available for free on his website.
Other than an occasional short story, most of his time is spent writing science fiction YA novels. Currently being published by Wire Rim Books are the Small Towns, Big Ideas series of books, where high school aged heroes of the here and now are confronted with classic science fiction themes. The first, Emperor Dad, was the winner of the 2008 Darrell Award for Best Novel.
Sharing what he’s learned about the art, craft, and business of writing has been an on-going part of his life, from grade school readings to teaching formal classes and veranda coaching for the students of George Benson Christian College in Zambia during his 2007 trip to Africa.

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