More thrilling stories from this popular series. Titles include: "The Last Days of Earth" by George C. Wallace, "Contamination Crew" by Alan E. Nourse, "The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones, "A Traveler in Time" by August Derleth, "The Colonists" by Raymond F. Jones, "Doubletake" by Richard Wilson, "Stamped Caution" by Raymond Z. Gallon, "Success Story" by Robert Turner and "Disqualified" by Charles L. Fauntenay.
"Someone's eight year old fiddled with sound board"
Years before J.J. Abrams' new Science Fiction TV series Revolution, or Newt Gingrich's prediction of a doomsday power outage, Raymond Jones wrote a spell-binding sci-fi novel with a similar theme. The world suddenly finds that, due to an unknown cause, all machines have stopped working. That means no electricity, no cars, no computers, none of the things the modern world has come to rely on. The story follows the population of a small college town as events unfold. Will scientists, using only primitive equipment be able to find the cause...and a solution? Will people band together and find a way to survive or will chaos ensue?
"Got it anyway and...glad I did"
Did you ever go on a vacation and then not remember it? Mel Hastings had this problem. His wife often spoke of returning to Mars but he could remember none of the first trip. When she is killed in an accident a terrible truth comes to light. This shock, along with his recurring nightmares, spurs Mel to seek out answers. The search leads him on a quest to return to the red planet and discover the astonishing truth.
What qualities are needed to leave Earth behind and never return? To start life anew on a far off planet? A desire to leave and never return? A pioneer spirit? How would you select someone to take that trip? Dr. Ashby believes in testing but are his parameters correct? "The Colonists" seeks to answer those questions and the reply may not be what you would expect.