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The Richard Jackson Saga Book 16 First Steps

by Ed & Carol Nelson

Published: 2022-11-09. 77,345 Words.

ISBN: 978-1-953395-45-0

Categories: Fiction » Coming of Age

Format: EPUB   Kindle   PDF

Content Rating: All Ages

Coming of age stories don’t have to be all teenage angst. They can be fun-filled adventures that become more serious with age. With humor, we follow a young man’s coming of age in the late 1950s. Starting in the summer before his freshman year, he goes through high school and beyond. He finds wealth as an inventor and fame in Hollywood as he searches for a girlfriend. Wealth and fame prove far easier than girls.
The Sixteenth Book has Rick continuing to explore the moon and outer space.
Danger, fame and fortune, and adventure seem to be his lot in life. He and his wife are expecting their first child. His continues to effect the world around him in economic, military, and even religious matters. Gravity control opens the moon and the rest of the solar system. It is found that man has had visitors in the past.
This tongue-in-cheek saga is all true, give or take a lie or two.

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A good ending

Reviewed it on November 13, 2022

I have followed since the very first book. Well done sir, well done.


Reviewed it on November 13, 2022

very good read


Very good series

Reviewed it on November 10, 2022

l liked the ending of the series.



Reviewed it on November 10, 2022

I'm sure I'm not the only reader of Ed Nelson's series who wondered if Ed would be able to complete the last volume 16 of the series. I was thrilled when the title popped up on Bookapy yesterday and I just finished reading it today. I feel Ed included some fascinating ideas of how Rick, his family, and his friends / acquaintances / employees led the way for Earthlings and Moonkind to expand to the stars. At times, it felt that Ed tried to cram too much info into this last volume, but I am unable to pinpoint any significant section of the book that shouldn't have been included. I'm been a huge fan of Ed's series from the very start of its appearance on SOL ... well before the books started appearing on Bookapy and Amazon. I own all the hardcovers and much look forward to when the hardcover is available on Amazon. Thanks, Ed, for all the tremendous reading enjoyment this book and the entire series has given me!!! I have already read each book several times and expect to continue to reread the series throughout the rest of my lifetime.


Good read

Reviewed it on November 9, 2022

A fitting end will miss it

Thanks for the fish