This ninth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories is a little unusual, in that it includes a few stories that are not really that short, bordering on novellas. Titles include: "The Concrete Mixer" by Ray Bradbury, "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, "Bedside Manner" by William Morrison, "The Inferiors" by Mari Wolf, "The Aggravation of Elmer" by Robert Arthur, "Conquest over Time" by Michael Shara, "The Virgin of Valkarion" by Poul Anderson, "No Charge for Alterations" by H. L. Gold.
A doctor returning from the mountains of India unknowingly brings a deadly virus to the western world. The nightmare begins. Society crumbles....Alex Harley is hiking with three friends when all media channels shut down to be replaced with the Emergency Broadcast. Civilians are warned to stay in their homes. Isolated and afraid, the four friends begin a fight for survival. The end of the world is here....
"Mediocre Zombie Outing"
This audiobook is an account of Zane Grey's ancestors' harrowing struggle to settle the West. As the Revolutionary War draws to a close, the violence on the frontier escalates. The infamous Girty brothers incite Indians to a number of massacres; but when the Village of Peace, a Christian utopian settlement is threatened, two young brothers struggle, in their own way, to save the Mission, and promote Christianity to the Natives, all the while establishing new lives on the treacherous Border of the frontier.
In this exciting adventure - part thriller, part Western and part historical chronicle - a woman is kidnapped from Fort Henry by a band of renegades and hostile Indians. Lewis Wetzel and Jonathan Zane take pursuit. With little hope of survival, they follow the trail into the unknown wilderness, vowing it to be their last venture. At trail's end, they will face their bloodiest battle.
Alex Harley wasn't cut out to be a survivor in a zombie apocalypse. And now he may have made a fatal mistake. Going ashore to find news of his brother and parents, Alex is attacked by feral survivors. When he gets back to the harbor, he finds his boat, and Lucy, gone. Stranded on the mainland, alone and vulnerable, he seeks shelter from the shambling zombies and the roaming army patrols. He meets a group of survivors who seem to be on a mission.
"another great sequel"
In a desperate bid to save Lucy, Alex goes in search of the secret government facility on Apocalypse Island. If the scientists there created the virus, then surely they have a cure. Alex will go to any lengths to get it, even if it means risking his life in a building full of monsters. Even if it means facing patient zero.
"The Undead Rain series is a winner!"
Betty Zane strays from the usual Western tale, which usually has a man as the hero. Betty is brave and heroic, but never fear - there is a sweetheart to be reunited with in the end. Life along the Ohio River in frontier days is authentically depicted in this saga. The pioneer settlement of Fort Henry is the setting for the action involving traitors, Indian attacks, and a catastrophic fire.
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"
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.
Evan stands at the very edge of the underground city he's lived in his entire life. It's the shadows that surround the city that keep the people prisoner. It's their fear of the darkness that keeps them in line. But Evan knows he can no longer live in the city any longer. He has found out a terrible secret and is too afraid to share it, even with his wife, Abby. It is because of this secret that he can never return to his normal life. It is because of this secret that he must escape into the dark.