Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller October Sky (a.k.a. Rocket Boys) (Delta) which received a National Book Critics Circle nomination and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 1998. He has written several other books, including The Keeper's Son (St. Martin’s), The Ambassador's Son (St. Martin’s), The Far Reaches (St. Martin’s), The Coalwood Way (Island Books), Sky of Stone (Dell), and Red Helmet (Thomas Nelson). He is also a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, retired NASA engineer, an Olympic torchbearer and the holder of Alabama's highest award for heroism. His latest, My Dream of Stars: From Daughter of Iran to Space Pioneer, was co-written with space pioneer Anousheh Ansari and was published by Palgrave Macmillan.