G. Harry Stine

G. Harry Stine

George Harry Stine (1928–1997) is widely regarded as the father of model rocketry. Although he did not invent the hobby – that distinction goes to Orville Carlisle – he popularized it and made it into an organized hobby. He founded the National Association of Rocketry, serving as its president for a time, and authored the authoritative text Handbook of Model Rocketry. He also helped found the first firm to sell model rocket kits to the public. In addition to the above mentioned handbook, Stine also prepared numerous other technical and science fiction publications.

He wrote science fiction under the name Lee Correy, which included a Star Trek novel called The Abode of Life and the original novel Shuttle Down. Under his own name, he was a regular science-fact columnist for Astounding and its later successor Analog, where his intriguing articles were in a position to influence two generations of budding scientists, social thinkers and film artists. Stine would also occasionally advise Rick Sternbach and Mike Okuda in their work for Star Trek: the Next Generation as technical artists and advisors, and was credited in Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual for that assistance.

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Photo: G. Harry Stine (1928–1997) prepares a model rocket for launch at NARAM-12, Houston, TX, USA, 1970. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (15)
1995  Third Encounter (Starsea Invaders, #3)
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1994  Second Contact (Starsea Invaders, #2)
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1993  First Action (Starsea Invaders, #1)
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1992  Warrior Shield (Warbots, #11)
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1992  Judgment Day (Warbots, #12)
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1991  Guts and Glory (Warbots, #10)
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1990  Force of Arms (Warbots, #8)
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1990  Blood Siege (Warbots, #9)
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1989  Operation High Dragon (Warbots, #5)
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1989  The Lost Battalion (Warbots, #6)
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1989  Operation Iron Fist (Warbots, #7)
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1988  Warbots (Warbots, #1)
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1988  Operation Steel Band (Warbots, #2)
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1988  The Bastaard Rebellion (Warbots, #3)
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1988  Sierra Madre (Warbots, #4)
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