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The Flying Saucer
Strange rockets crash to earth in England, the USSR and in America’s New Mexico desert. The people of the world are stunned by these space ships—but what could the cryptic symbols and maps contained in them mean? Joining forces to decipher the messages, the world’s scientists reveal a terrifying threat: if the Earth does not turn over all its gold, Martians will annihilate ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by Westholme Publishing
(first published 1948)
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If you ignore the book's title and read it as a satire on the state of international affairs during the early days of the Cold War, this is a great little novel. If you read it with the expectations of everything the term "Flying Saucer" means today, more than 60 years after the book was written, you're likely to be disappointed.
Was recommended the book by the authors of "Mirage Men". A story written in 1950 that describes the world's top scientists hatching a plot to unit the Earth by creating a fake invaison from Mars. Full of 1950's goodness, interesting and very original story.
Bernard Charles Newman was born on 5 May 1897 in Ibstock, Leicestershire, England, UK, one of six children of Annie (Garner) and William Betteridge Newman, a cattle dealer and farmer. He was a great nephew of the 19th century author George Eliot. On 23 August 1923 he married Marjorie Edith Donald, a former teacher, they had three daughters Margaret Edith, Hilary, and Lauriston. Her daugther Margar ...moreMore about Bernard Newman...