Gold in the Sky is a 1958 science fiction novel by Alan E. Nourse.
A big corporation tries to take over the asteroids in this fast-paced novel, and they'll stop at nothing to get control…
YOU WILL MEET:
Greg Hunter. Test pilot, happy only when his life hung in the balance.
Tom Hunter. A pioneer, his frontier was hidden in test tubes.
Johnny Coombs. A prospector, he returned from the asteroids too soon.
Merrill Tawney. An industrialist, he sought plunder even beyond the stars.
Major Briarton. A government man, his creed was law and order.
Gold in the Sky was first published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories September 1958.
Alan Edward Nourse (1928-1992) was an American science fiction author and physician. He wrote both juvenile and adult science fiction, as well as nonfiction works about medicine and science. His SF works generally focused on medicine and/or psionics. Psionics refers to the practice, study, or psychic ability of using the mind to induce paranormal phenomena. Examples of this include telepathy, telekinesis, and other workings of the outside world through the psyche.
His novel The Bladerunner lent its name to the Blade Runner movie, but no other aspects of its plot or characters, which were taken from Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?