Encounter near Venus Author:Leonard Wibberley Kevin and Christopher, Patricia and Arabella--two brothers and their sisters-objected strongly to the idea of spending their summer vacation in Coppertown with an uncle they didn't even know. Coppertown and Uncle Bill sounded like "Dullsville" for sure; Patricia wanted to stay home and hear Herman and the Hermits: Christopher wanted to practice... more » becoming the world's greatest baseball player; Arabella, the youngest, just didn't care to be told what to do; and Kevin liked to surf. Nothetheless, their parents packed them off to what turned out to be and adventure beyond anything they could imagine.
Eccentric and unfriendly, Uncle Bill certainly was. But, to their surprise, he was able to travel through space in a flying saucer of his own devising, and to communicate with strange blinking lights, a form of energy endowed with personality.« less