Outskirts Press, Inc. has published GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS “LLUMO”: TRANSITIONING FROM APOLLO 11 MISSION CONTROL TO COMBAT IN VIETNAM AND HEALING THE SCARS OF WAR by Ray W. Luce. The 5.5 x 8.5 black & white paperback in the biography & autobiography/historical category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $15.95. GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS “LLUMO” is also available in its 5.5 x 8.5 black & white casebound edition for $26.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/raywluce was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
Ray W. Luce spent three years working in the U. S. space program during the Gemini and Apollo programs, culminating with Luce being present in NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston when Apollo 11 made man’s first landing on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. Additionally, during Apollo 11, Luce was drafted, and seven months later was carrying an M16 in a mechanized infantry unit fighting in Vietnam and Cambodia. This book is the result of Luce’s desire to reconcile the disorienting mental juxtaposition of experiencing these immediately successive and disparate events, one the ultimate manifestation of man’s unquenchable drive to explore and his endless technical abilities, and the other a reminder of man’s destructive nature and the resulting brutality.
During 2016, after 46 years of dealing with the mental dissonance resulting from these spiritually-opposite indelible experiences, Luce returned to Vietnam and Cambodia. There he found closure. Following is a passage from Luce’s recount of that experience. “Imagine that a long time ago you were reading the only copy of the most vivid novel you ever read. And just as you got to the last chapter you lost the book. For the next 46 years you’ve wondered how the story ended. Then one day you find the book and read that last chapter. And it’s the best ending you could possibly have imagined. With a peaceful sense of satisfaction, you close the book and put it back on the shelf.”
Deftly constructed at 193 pages, GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS “LLUMO”: TRANSITIONING FROM APOLLO 11 MISSION CONTROL TO COMBAT IN VIETNAM AND HEALING THE SCARS OF WAR is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the biography & autobiography/historical category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS “LLUMO” meets consumer demand through both retail and libraries. Additionally, GOD SAID LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS “LLUMO” can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of 10 or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.
ISBN: 9781478795537 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback SRP: $15.95
ISBN: 9781478799443 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Casebound SRP: $26.95
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