Jackie is Sputnik's Child - born on October 4, 1957, the day that a human satellite first escaped the gravity of Earth for the heavens. This is her story and the history of a generation forged in an Age of Aquarius, which found faith in the promise of techlogies powerful eugh to transport men to the Moon and picture the Earth as it appears to God. It is a story about one mother's foundation and fears, her exuberance and passion, and her desperation to find a cure for her stricken child that brings her to a crisis of faith.
Fred Ledley is an accomplished physician, scientist, entrepreneur, and member of the baby boom generation. He has written extensively on topics ranging from biology and medicine to philosophy, ethics, education, and the sense of wonder. In his first novel, Sputnik's Child, he provides a human perspective on the ideas that influenced his generation and the faith that will inform the future.