by Doug Turnbull

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Tenderfoot by Doug Turnbull

An immigrant boy quickly learns that his new home on Mars is a long way from Kolkata. Kumar Sharma is not a happy camper when he discovers that he has lost his Scout ranking and is a Tenderfoot again.

Experience life on Mars as it might be in the Mid-21st Century through the eyes of a young man new to the place. At the time of the story, Kumar, his scientist father, and his older sister are newcomers to Musgrave Station, a small settlement on Mars. Despite his disappointment upon learning of his loss of Scout ranking, Kumar joins the settlement’s small Boy Scout and Girl Guide Troops on a field trip to a cavern where a new station is being constructed. During this outing, Kumar learns how different Mars society is than that from which he came and his Scouting skills are tested when one of their number is injured in an accident.

The story is scientifically accurate with likeable characters. If you like adventure, danger, and suspense, set in a plausible and bright future, this award winning story is for you.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045830898
Publisher: Doug Turnbull
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 632 KB

About the Author

On a wintery Ohio morning in 1958, Doug Turnbull watched the television broadcast of America’s first satellite blasting off atop a Jupiter C rocket into the darkness above Cape Canaveral. From that moment, he was hooked on rockets and space travel, both what was being done and what could be done. As a youth he constructed a series of solid and liquid fuel rockets, on one occasion filling the house with smoke after conducting a static test in the basement. Future tests were banished to the back yard and while none of the rockets flew, their failures were spectacular.A victim of Math Deficiency Syndrome, his future as a professional engineer or scientist was limited. Nonetheless, while making ends meet in mortgage banking, a field requiring only limited mathematical aptitude, Turnbull maintained his interest in Astronomy, as well as Physical and Planetary Science. He has constructed several telescopes, including one with a clock drive of his own design. As an amateur historian, amateur scientist, radical Libertarian, UCD graduate, member of the NRA, occasional reader of the work of other Science Fiction writers and subscriber to the Scientific American, he is well positioned to opine on a variety of issues. A resident of Lexington, Kentucky, Turnbull also writes Science Fiction novels and stories for young adults and adults.

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