This collection of sixteen short stories and novelettes in several genres by John G. Bluck includes tales about both the past and the future.
Most of the book's works are science fiction. The cover story is a novelette called "Venus Warning." Astronauts fly to the cloudy planet, Venus, to explore it in heat-resistant spacesuits. What they discover astounds the inhabitants of Earth.
The reader will also relish stories about a strange visitor to California during the Gold Rush; World War II; romance in ancient Italy; and treachery in Brasilia. A novella, "The Knight Prowler," is a murder mystery set in the near future in Livermore, California. A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineer working on a Top Secret weapons program is killed. TV cameraman Rick Knight helps his brother, a policeman, to solve this murder.
If you like short stories and adventure, this book is for you.
|Publisher:||John G. Bluck|
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About the Author
John G. Bluck retired from NASA as a public affairs officer. Previously, he was the Chief of Imaging Technology at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Before that, he worked at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, where he produced numerous NASA documentaries for television. Earlier in his career he was a broadcast engineer for the ABC radio network at WMAL-AM/FM, Washington, DC. At WMAL-TV (now WJLA-TV), in Washington he was a news film cameraman who covered local news, crime, sports, and politics including Watergate. In 1976 he was named the National Press Photographer Association runner-up cameraman of the year in the Northeast. In addition, he was a member of the White House News Photographers’ Association. During the Vietnam War he was an Army journalist at Ft. Lewis, Washington.