ROCKET BOYS is the international best-seller made into the blockbuster movie, October Sky featuring a group of boys from a small West Virginia coal-mining town who build rockets that actually fly. Inspired by the Russian Sputnik, they win a gold medal from The National Science Foundation. It was named by The New York Times as one of the great books of the year and is a heart-warming read for all ages.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Homer Hickam on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread hardcover opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in 1998 by Delacorte, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
HOMER HICKAM (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is a Homeboy living in Huntsville, Alabama where he trained astronauts. While all authors who sign our books are very smart, Homer is the only one we know who really was a rocket scientist. He served in Viet Nam and reached the rank of Captain, receiving both the Army Commendation and Bronze Star medals. Homer is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of eighteen books of fiction, non-fiction and even a few for young readers. He also explores the world through scuba diving and dinosaur bone hunting. Among his many, many honors and awards, Homer Hickam was selected to carry the Olympic Torch as it made its way through Alabama to Atlanta. Thank you Homer Hickam for signing our books.