Broadcast 1038 (Special Edition)

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Guest: Robert Black, author of "Lunar Pioneers," was the guest for this Space Show program. His book is written for the middle grades of 5th-9th grade. Visit his website, http://www.rablack.com for ordering details, information on his others books, and more. As Robert wrote nine scripts for the Nickelodeon show, "You Can't Do That On Television," almost the entire first segment of the show was focused on this program, writing TV scripts, and Green Slime! When Robert was asked if his space interests were ever reflected in any of the scripts for the show that he wrote, we found out that the first script he did was a space theme with its own set. You will want to hear this story. There were lots of questions about green slime and Robert even revealed what it was originally made from, so now all of you can mix up your own batch of the stuff. For those of you interested in writing for a TV show or writing in general, listening to what Robert had to say about his experience and how he got the job will be of great interest to you. Toward the end of the first segment and for the rest of the program, we focused on Robert's books, specifically "Lunar Pioneers." In the course of our discussion, publishing, children's books, space books, the use of agents, and more were discussed in detail. Even self-publishing was talked about though Robert used a small publisher and hopes to go to a bigger publisher with his next book. We talked about some of the space, flight, gravity, and science information in the book, as well as when and how best to provide real scientific and engineering information to a young reader and to what degree of accuracy, plus how to make see the story from the eyes of the book's characters. In this light, the reader will learn about spacesuits, some about flight and gravity, lunar historical sites, radiation and more. If you have children or your friends have children in the target age range of 5th to 9th grade, please consider this as a book for them as they will learn about space, leaving Earth, living on the Moon, and even missing their home back on the ground. If you order the book from Robert's website, you can get an autographed copy. If you want to email Robert with comments or questions, you can do so from his website or use rablack@rablack.com.

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19 Oct 2008 Robert Black
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