Will the rise of machines result in our becoming slaves? What is the human consciousness? Science fiction fans whose typical Hollywood diet of future killer robots may not have considered the very real possibility that, when quantum computing gives rise to artificial intelligence, its rate of technological advancement will not only become exponential, but it will apprehend quickly (and scarily to us) who we are, and who IT is, especially if this A.I. has instant access to all human knowledge.
Meet Calvin Beach, a disturbed postal clerk with a grudge against welfare mothers. He plans to keep postal inspectors busy - and the popular cliché alive - with homemade bombs. He will succeed, too, because he has a patsy chained in an abandoned Titan missile base in the desert. But Calvin is also being watched by a rookie postal inspector, Victor Kazy, the one person who suspects the police are looking for the wrong man. When Vic finally uncovers the truth, listen as Calvin goes Postal.
"Even the great Frank Muller can't save this turkey"
Meet Alan Dyson, a research scientist experimenting with the longevity effects of a newly discovered bristlecone pine tree gene. He thinks he's being watched and followed. He's right. When his secret formula is stolen, and all notes are wiped from his computer, his friend--the firm's computer programmer--secretly tracks the thief to a P.O. Box in Zion, Iowa.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride."
Time has almost run out for David Standell and Valerie Lott, two strangers in career crisis, asking themselves "does anybody really care?" What's at stake is more than just their happiness, though.
"Gutsy and brilliant"
A truckload of awards destined for Hollywood is hijacked by an escaped convict. To pass their time on the road together, the hijacker and trucker play a tape of mystery stories, but these three tales of revenge influence the driver to do one very crazy thing.
"Hollywood related mysteries with twists"
Question: when do sewer rats in suburbia acquire intelligence and cunning? Answer: when they begin calling each other names. For Duff and Tuff, newly arrived on Conner's lawn after being ejected from a drain culvert during a flood, their I.Q. soon begins to rise while Conner's falls. Conner, you see, is obsessed with TV. Now the plan is to keep this bachelor from going through with his vow to change his life (and their situation) by pretending to be his supposedly deceased ex wife. Inspired by "Who Moved My Cheese?", this short fable has but one lesson: imagination is linked to reading, not watching television.
"Great narrator for 1st adult fable on TV addiction"
When tabloid writer Jude Johnstone uncovers the truth behind the disappearance of mega-lotto winner Howard Rosen, he hears the words, "You're hired." But for Jude, this could be one dangerous reality show.
"Bold and fun adventure!"
Troubled by hellish dreams, Michael Rivers fights to overcome his visions by keeping a diary and staying awake with coffee. But his nightmares can only be dispelled by facing the mesmerizing preacher who terrorized his childhood.
"Christian Suspense with wild weather!"