Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm. But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. "The Apocalypse Triptych" will tell their stories.
"Loses a star because the last story is That Bad."
When L. Frank Baum introduced Dorothy and friends to the American public in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became an instant, best-selling hit. Today the whimsical tale remains a cultural phenomenon that continues to spawn wildly popular books, movies, and musicals. Now, editors John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen have brought together leading fantasy writers such as Orson Scott Card and Jane Yolen to create the ultimate anthology for Oz fans.
"The Many Faces of Dorothy or Dot"
This carefully compiled collection is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or a special birthday and a rich listening experience for both women and men all year round. This truly eclectic collection of unabridged short stories from the audiobook specialist CSA Word encompasses stories by and about intriguing, inspirational, charismatic and even unusual and extraordinary men.
Who better to narrate today's best science-fiction stories than today's favorite science-fiction stars? This exciting collection features many.
"Just one complaint"
The John Scott story is the ultimate underdog narrative in sports. In 2016 Scott - in the twilight of his career - went from a joke All-Star fan-voted nominee to scoring two goals and winning the All-Star Game's MVP title. This is a heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports superhero overnight. Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-in-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
The British government has created the Counter-Measures group, a specialist team that investigates strange phenomena and dangerous technology. This box set contains four of their adventures plus a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story, whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry, it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 4 we bring you the classics 'The Eve of St Agnes' by John Keats; 'Flodden' by Sir Walter Scott; 'The Ballad of Agincourt' by Michael Drayton; 'Tam O'Shanter' by Robert Burns; and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Robert Browning.
Destination: Reinvention is the story of starting from scratch and searching for a new career path, one that looks nothing like the one left behind. The book takes you on a journey of 366 days, wondering and wandering from the Northern California coast to the corn fields of Iowa. You'll visit, among other places, a beer warehouse, San Francisco hilltops and ocean vistas. Add a heart-wrenching relationship and it adds up to a story about the brutal but ultimately satisfying attempt to make it back - to good.
You can live the life you want anywhere in the world. You can be a digital homesteader. Thanks to digital technology such as social media, you can connect with the people who will help you, buy your products and services and provide inspiration as you pursue your frontier.
In 2004, Akashic Books launched a groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, starting with the award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir. Each book is comprised of new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. In this chilling portrait of America's Sin City, lady luck is just as likely to dispense cold hard cash as a cold-hearted killing. Brand-new stories by: John O'Brien, David Corbett, Scott Phillips, Nora Pierce, Tod Goldberg, and many others.
Two architects: Andrew Martin, a fêted young Australian whose success has come early, and Johannes Von Ruhland, an aging genius who draws with the hand of God but whose work has never been realised. When Martin finally meets the mythic Von Ruhland on a trip to Berlin, it is a dream fulfilled, but once that dream is brought back to Australia it jeopardises his marriage and divides his friends.
Jonathan Ford, childless at 43, moves restlessly through other people's lives. From Australia to Europe he pursues a series of ill-fated relationships with the vulnerable and the insecure. In turn he is pursued by his past, whose echoes he finds all around him: in Danielle, a young French poet condemned to perpetual childhood; in the ageing Violet, wickedly irreverent even as she struggles through her days alone in a council flat; in the flawed genius of the painter Malcolm Richardson; in many lives, ordinary and extraordinary, that he changes in the profoundest ways.
Warra Warra is a dot on the map, at least until a jumbo jet explodes above the town, killing all aboard the plane and many of the locals. For those who survive, though, this is only the beginning of their nightmare. After the emergency workers, the politicians and the journalists have gone - just when the townsfolk believe that they can rebuild their lives - strange things start to happen. Strange and menacing. The dead are rising. And they want Warra Warra for themselves.
A charming, heart-felt collection of Christmas stories and poems that will delight the entire family. Includes F. Scott Fitzgerald's "A Luckless Santa Claus", "A Christmas Dinner" by Charles Dickens, O. Henry's classic Christmas story "The Gift of the Magi", the hilarious "Reginald on Christmas Presents" by Saki (H.H. Munro), and a tender scene exerpted from Little Women.
Tonight on the program, guest host Jeff Glor leads a discussion of the ongoing battle for Aleppo, Syria, with Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for New American Security, and James Jevvrey of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
We continue with an examination of Theranos, the biotech startup currently under federal criminal investigation. Glor is joined by John Carreyrou and Michael Siconolfi of The Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with guest host A. O. Scott and actor Amy Adams, discussing Adams' new movies "Arrival" and "Nocturnal Animals."
"Player's Protest Revives a Spirit of Activism from the Days of Ali" is from the September 13, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by John Eligon and Scott Cacciola and narrated by Caroline Miller.