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OBERLUX

J. DeWayne Pierce


Copyright 2012

Smashwords Edition

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Dedication

For my wife Patricia, who watched the back of my head patiently, while this novel jumped from my mind onto the printed page.



OBERLUX

J. DeWayne Pierce


CHAPTER 1

Secrets


Captain Vince Stewart had always wanted to go to the stars. He could not remember a time in his life when he didn’t think about it. Seeing the Northern Cross, the Horsehead Nebula and Betelgeuse had filled his dreams all his boyhood years. The Venus and Martian dreams of previous generations had been shattered. They were dashed by 600 degrees on one and freezing cold on the other. In junior high he had written an essay about habitable planets in our galaxy. You remember writing essays, I’m sure and having to read them in front of class. Everyone had to do it, with all the name calling and teasing. No one received as much ridicule and stodgy educator scolding as Stewart had that day. Just because of that particular subject.

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