Collection C000255 - Karl T. Pflock "AFC" Manuscript

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Karl T. Pflock "AFC" Manuscript


  • 1973 (Creation)


1 folder

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Karl T. Pflock was an author of fiction and nonfiction, best known for his book Roswell: Inconvenient Facts and the Will to Believe, on the Roswell, NM, flying saucer controversy. He published five stories in the SF magazines. Pflock served in a number of government jobs, returning to full time writing in 1992. Pflock died June 5, 2006.

Karl Tomlinson Plfock (1943-2006) was a science fiction writer, born in San Diego, CA, who was even more well-known as an investigator and authority on UFOs (unidentified flying objects). From 1985-1989 he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Deputy Director) for Operational Test and Evaluation, where he guided development and implementation of Department of Defense policy governing weapons systems and equipment testing. Before that, from 1983-1985 Pflock was Special Assistant for Defense, Space, and Science and Technology to Congressman Ken Kramer, and from 1981-1983 served as a senior staff member for the U.S. House Republican Conference under Congressman Jack Kemp.

As Senior Strategic Planner with BDM International (1989-92), Mr. Pflock led the contractor team providing comprehensive planning and technical support for development of the Department of Energy's nuclear weapons complex environmental restoration and waste management strategic plan and the department-wide plan for waste minimization. He also provided strategic planning and international market analysis services to the chief executive officer and senior management of Ford Motor Company and conducted strategic analyses for several leading aerospace firms. Pflock graduated in 1964 from San Jose State University with a B.A. in philosophy and political science. From 1966-1972 he was an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to his small group of science fiction stories, Pflock also published, in 2001, a nonfiction book, Roswell: Inconvenient Facts and the Will To Believe, the culmination of his decades-long work studying the UFO "incident" at Roswell in 1947, which he concluded was part of a secret US military program to detect atomic bomb testing by the Soviet Union.

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This collection consists of the manuscript with handwritten edits of the story "AFC", by Karl T. Pflock, published in Fantasticin September 1973, accompanied by a typewritten blurb.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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