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Share Your Story • Bud Suiter • December 2, 2012

The Telescope

For Christmas at the age of nine, I got my first telescope, a three inch reflector. I think my Dad gave it to me because he'd be able to use it. We looked at Jupiter and Saturn. I was hooked. When I was 13, we saw War of the Worlds. My younger brother ran out of the theater in terror. By the time I was 14, I was exchanging shopping bags of science fiction stories, with a 26 year old neighbor, pieces by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and the rest of the cast, including a big supply of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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