A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.
"Improbable and Incredible."
In the second book of John Christopher's classic series, Will Parker and his cohorts have spent a year living among the free men in the White Mountains. The Resistance charges them, now wearing realistic yet harmless caps, to infiltrate a Tripod city by competing in a sporting exhibition called "the Games" (very similar in nature to the Summer Olympics), in which the winners of the events are to be offered to the Tripods for service.
"Second of a preteen trilogy"
In the first book of John Christopher's classic series, it is the year 2100, and the world is controlled by the machines called Tripods. Life goes on largely as it had in the pre-industrial era, as all of humanity is subject to mental controls which prevent anyone from challenging the established order.
"Love the book"
In the final book of John Christopher's classic series, Will Parker returns to the headquarters of the Resistance after several months in the City of Gold and Lead. He travels to Eastern Europe and the Middle East to set up resistance cells with young boys who question the power of the Tripods. When they are able to capture one of the Tripod 'Masters', they unlock a secret that they use in attempt to finally wrest control of the earth from the Tripods, and maybe - just maybe - save humanity.
The story of The Tripods was the basis of a popular BBC television series in the 1980s, where humanity has been conquered and enslaved by "the tripods", unseen alien entities that travel about in gigantic three-legged walking machines.
"A Good Prequel to a Great Trilogy!"
A History of the Middle Ages is the amazing story of European man in transition. It is a dramatic chronicle of 1,000 years of political, social, and economic transformation beginning with the dissolution of the classical Mediterranean civilization and ending with the first flowering of the Renaissance. It is also the story of two new religions, Christianity and Islam, both of which were destined to dominate the mind of every person in those new civilizations arising in their wake.
Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Fifty Poems presents the "top 50" poems of all time. Newly revised, and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets, The Classic Fifty Poems is a feast for poetry lovers.
Xebdigon Whizzfiddle is a wizard who has to find a quest, get it contracted, and finish it to the letter within 30 days or he'll lose his guild membership status, meaning he'll have to actually work for a living. At the perpetual age of 650, this is really no longer an option.
"Fun and Silly"
Fast cars. Fast and furious. Fast forward. Fast...church? The church is often idealized (or demonized) as the last bastion of a bygone era, dragging our feet as we're pulled into new moralities and new spiritualities. We guard our doctrine and our piety with great vigilance. But we often fail to notice how quickly we're capitulating, in the structures and practices of our churches, to a culture of unreflective speed, dehumanizing efficiency, and disintegrating isolationism.
"Lots to consider"
George Furnace, flight instructor at Baston Aero Club, dies instantly when his plane crashes into the English countryside. People who knew him are baffled - Furnace was a first-rate pilot, and the plane was in perfect condition - and the inquest records a verdict of death by misadventure. An Australian visitor to the aero club, Edwin Marriott, Bishop of Cootamundra, suspects that the true story is more complicated. Could this be a dramatic suicide - or even murder?
"So well written and performed"
A group of antiquated robots have decided that they've had enough of being treated like second-class citizens. Working together, they take over the sewage plant on Segnal Prime and start pumping the sludge back up into the buildings. Seeing that this is bordering on a terrorist-level attack, Platoon F is sent in to regain control of the situation. Captain Don Harr and his team of misfit androids must traverse the underground tunnel systems, take on dog-sized sewer rats, and wrestle control of the plant back.
Just when Captain Don Harr and the crew of the SSMC Reluctant think that they are free and clear of military rule, a group of self-proclaimed uber-intelligent beings who call themselves The Overseers show up. The Overseers, like most anyone who gets to the top of the ladder, want to make certain that no upstart can ever challenge their position. Thus, anyone who is deemed a threat dies. But a new political group has had it with all the butchery, so the ruling class has to try a new angle.
"Hilarious and fun"
Being a Zombie stinks...Bob is a Zombie who was just going about his business when a band of thieves stole his hand so they could make a batch of Elfagra (for men who need a little lift) in the Upperworld. While it's bad enough that they've swiped Bob's hand for such a purpose, it comes to the Zombie's attention that if the bad guys use the wrong technique it could cause a cosmic rift that will spell the real death of Bob...not just the long, drawn out one that comes with being a Zombie.
Celebrity Primal Screams Contest; Chit-Chat with Pat Nixon; No-Eyes, Blind Detective.
Remember Those Fabulous 20s?; Land A Million Game Show; Butter In Taxicabs; Wish Fulfillment Playhouse.
In the third mission of the hilarious Platoon F series, a space probe that was sent out 500 years ago has returned...sort of. It's actually a copy of the original model of The SSMC Voyeur, which begs the question: What happened to the original craft?
The Lost Glider; Various Diner and Restaurant Bits; Leffingwell - Political Debate; Suicide Line; Recipe Corner; and more.
The National Lampoon Radio Hour's Traditional Christmas Show, featuring: Christmas Around the World; Baby Jesus' Thank-You Notes; Senator Bobby's Christmas Party; Christmas in Northern Ireland; The Gift of the Nazi; Talking Animals; and more.
Your Robbery of the Air; Old Man Atom; Great Jokes of History; Dial-a-Curse; The Loan Arranger; God Speaking; Einstein; and more.
National Lampoon Radio Hour's "The Missing Whitehouse Tapes", featuring: Humor Buffs for Nixon; Impeachment Day Parade; Mrs. Agnew's Diary; Big Dick (Sesame Street Parody); Mission: Impeachable; Swearing Out Ceremony; Whitehouse Basement Tapes; Nixon's Watergate Mea Culpa Speech.