“Houston, we have a problem…”
Formerly a cynical, ambitious PR man, Jerry Culpepper finally found a client he could believe in when he was hired as NASA’s public affairs director. Proud of the Agency’s history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future.
But public disinterest and budget cuts changed that future. Now, a half century after the first Moon landing, Jerry feels like the only one with stars in his eyes.
Then a fifty-year-old secret about the Apollo XI mission is revealed, and he finds himself embroiled in the biggest controversy of the twenty-first century, one that will test his ability—and his willingness—to spin the truth about a conspiracy of reality-altering proportions...
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Mike Resnick has won five Hugos (from a record thirty-six nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the US, France, Japan, Spain, Croatia, Catalonia, and Poland. He’s the author of seventy-one novels, more than two hundred and fifty short stories, and three screenplays, and is the editor of forty-one anthologies. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages.
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It was probably a sign of the times that the biggest science story of the twenty– first century, and probably the biggest ever, broke in that tabloid of tabloids, The National Bedrock. It might have gone unnoticed had an enterprising reporter not launched it into the middle of a press conference intended to be a quiet, nostalgic celebration of NASA’s accomplishments over a span of sixty years. And to get everyone’s mind off the fact that the Agency was now looking at a closing of the doors. In any case, when it first happened, nobody recognized it for what it was.
Excerpted from "The Cassandra Project"
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