John Youker


Retired college teacher. Taught chemistry in NY and NC. Also worked on emergency planning and response for hazardous materials accidents.


Interstellar Wheelman
Price: Free! Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien abduction story. Not about 'probing' anyone but rather the need for a particular skill that depends on a civilization's stage of technological development. Our hero is promised a great reward if he will just drive a motor car for some aliens who need to break the law.
Predicting the Success of Technologies
Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Inventions, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » History of Science
An essay consisting of a brief discussion of the nature of science versus technology, and a general process for evaluating the potential success of new technologies.
1/10th the Speed of Light
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
The third edition of “1/10th the Speed of Light” is a collection of more traditional science fiction stories. No magic, wizards, vampires or beings with powers that violate the laws of physics. The main story concerns a civilization that has achieved interstellar travel between closely spaced stars in a cluster. Other stories concern future technology and environmental regulation.
Where are the Flying Cars? Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Price: Free! Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Where are the Flying Cars? is not really about flying cars. It's a brief discussion of science, technology and public policy, and the need to confront the reality that not all new and proposed technologies will ultimately prove to be both successful and (hopefully) environmentally benign. Included is a suggested energy policy for America with some of the rationales behind the recommended actions.
Myrtle Beach Mysteries 3rd Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,160. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
A collection of six short detective stories set in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina.