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Don’t Blow Yourself Up is Homer’s return to the memoir, this time with tales of his life and times during the next 40 years after the era of the Rocket Boys of October Sky.

It is not only Homer’s story but that of the country and the world during these tumultous decades. From college to war-torn Vietnam to deep into the ocean and on to training astronauts in Japan, the United States, and Russia, Homer tells it all including how he came to write the classic Rocket Boys and worked to make the beloved film October Sky.


Carrying Albert Home tells the sweet, funny and sometimes heartbreaking tale of a young couple and their special pet on a crazy 1,000 mile journey. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam’s rollicking novel is truly a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we call love.

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The Coalwood Series

Josh Thurlow Novels

The Helium-3 Series