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.
"Weakest of the triptych"
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"
Have you ever wondered whether you will ever get out of debt? Does the state of your finances wake you up at night or stop you from sleeping? Have you arrived at a point where debt appears to be the only constant in your life? It's time to fight back.
"EXCELLENT book!!! Thank you Mr. Scott!"
Insurance adjusters meet clients on the worst days of their lives, and they must be diplomatic, tactful, and ethical. The job is not only about returning phone calls and doing paperwork. Whether the case involves cargo damage, residential and business property damage, fire, fraud, burglary, or arson, it's the job of the adjuster to get to the bottom of things.
"REAL LIFE STORIES"
The Stoker Award-winning editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead and an all-new lineup of authors from every corner of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection—and with zombies!
"The good, the bad and the ugly..."
In an attempt to win the heart of her king and a nightly stay of execution, the beautiful and wise Scheherazade spares her life and enchants her husband with exotic tales of jinn, magic lamps, daring heroics and true love. First dated as early as the 9th century, this collection of stories-within-a-story, also called The Thousand and One Nights, is colorfully narrated and will charm listeners with the classic tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad and more.
"Ancient Tales Still Amaze!"
Here Jonathan and Angela Scott tell the story of their modern day exploration of this extreme continent, a journey through the magnificent icy landscape, to explore the wildlife of this rare sanctuary, and reflect on the experiences of early explorers like Shackelton, Amundsen, Scott and Mawson, and on the relationship between man and wildlife in this remote and spectacular environment.
Three brand-new adventures for glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori. 2.1: 'Tabula Rasa' by James Goss. Ever woken up and can't remember where you are? What if you couldn't remember who you are? Or why there's a dead body outside your door? Vienna Salvatori is hunting for a killer - but can she be sure it's not herself? 2.2: 'Underworld' by Cavan Scott. Something bad is lurking down in the Undercity. Innocent citizens are turning on each other, baying for blood.
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"
Modelling can be a tricky business for Muslim women who cover up. Judith Thurman visits Nailah Lymus, the head of a new modelling agency...
"SoftBank's $32 Billion Deal for Chip Designer ARM Is Britain's Biggest since Brexit" is from the July 18, 2016 Financial section of The New York Times. It was written by Leslie Picker, Mark Scott and Jonathan Soble and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.