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August 14, 2018

NASA Retiree's New Sci-fi Novel is Comment on Effects of Austerity

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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am

Science fiction can be a comment on the contemporary world. That's just what Livermore author John G. Bluck wrote in his latest novel, The Aliens of Valtrit.

"The underlying message of this book is that the kind of austerity that is causing suffering in Greece and other European countries is unfair and leads to more poverty," said Bluck, a retired NASA public information officer. "Of course, much of my story occurs on another planet as well as on Earth."

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