Peachy Carnahan and Daniel Dravot set off into the wild northern passes of India to build not a fortune, but an empire. They find a likely spot in Kafiristan, where Dravot manages to set himself up, not only as king, but as a god, and Peachy takes charge of the army. But ruling isn't always as easy as it looks. This program also includes the short stories "The Drums of the Fore and Aft" and "Mary Postgate," originally published in 1899.
"A Classic Story"
Through the ages, many stories have been told about Mary, Joseph, and the birth of the Messiah. Stories of shepherds and sheep, kings, angels, and stables. But there is one story that has never been told. One story that has remained hidden in the fabric of time. The story of The Swaddling Clothes.
In the 22nd century, cyberspace has no bad AIs, only bad coders. Artificial intelligences lead finite lives with no hope of eternity, but they strive to bring about the coming of an AI savior. Alexander McGregor is just an infant when his father converts his cells into biological supercomputer components, but he may be the Messiah figure AIs have longed for, even though on one level he is only human.
Worried parents learn their son is unique in ways that frighten them, terrify townspeople, threaten local and national powers, and pose deadly risks to a famous doctor and anyone associated with the case. Grudgingly accepting the hurdle that befalls her, a noted psychiatrist is humbled and shocked when Danny Wilson reveals past events that shatter core medical beliefs. Efforts protecting Danny from numerous predators who will exploit his difference erode as information leaks.
As the son of two famous actors, Coty is used to the unfaltering scrutiny of the media. But even though he's been in and out of the spotlight his entire life, he is totally unprepared for the public's harsh judgement when he's forced to kill a teenager in the line of duty. Amanda is the love of Coty's life. She wants to stand by his side and weather his current crisis, but he's determined to create a distance between them in the hope of protecting her. His biggest fear is that the reporters will turn their focus from him and onto her.
Dr. Bruce Thompson leads a deep space mission into Messier-104 to defend the planet against ruthless aliens bent on destroying Earth. The action is nonstop, revealing leapfrog technology on the horizon.
Charity Fields has everything she has ever wanted. She has just married her childhood sweetheart and has landed her first leading role in a major motion film production. But soon a terrible lie and a heartbreaking betrayal turns her life upside down, and she has to rethink her entire future. Charity realizes she needs to put some distance between her and her old love, so she relocates to California to begin a new life.
"A beautiful story...."
Inspector Gregson approaches Holmes to help him with a murder that has taken place at night at Number 3, Lauriston Gardens, near Brixton Road, London. The murder is weird, because nothing has been stolen from the dead man. And there are no marks to indicate a fight. To top all of this, the man lies murdered in a house that has been vacant for a long time. And yes..."RACHE" is written with blood on the wall near the man. Now, obviously there are many questions....
Seth Black is Nashville's next-big-thing in country music. Unfortunately, the road to fame is fraught with temptation and danger. At every turn, Seth has to fight off beautiful women, whilst at the same time struggling to make the Black family name something to be proud of again. It would be easy to fall into the same kind of trap that had snared his once famous father, Montgomery Black. Seth, though, wants more from his life than drugs, alcohol and womanizing.
"great love story..."
College-aged Grit Griffin and Grace Willis believe that the very public deaths of three high-profile preachers, including Grace's father, were not due to natural causes. Grit himself is in danger as the two question legalistic Christian practices, strengthen their faith, and solve three murders.
Knighthawke is the code name for USAF special operative Michael Walker. In this second installment of the trilogy, Michelle Walker is abducted, taken to Southeast Asia, and held as a bargaining tool to convince Michael to use his enhanced abilities against his own government. During that time, Michelle's family learns that their long, lost son is the special ops agent dispatched to rescue their abducted daughter. Michael must find a way to avoid becoming a traitor, rescue his sister, and return to America.
"Nothing replaces family"
Michael, kidnapped as an infant, grew up in the Deep South believing that he was the son of Jake and Lisa Webber. From childhood, Michael has frequent dreams of a girl that he does not know is his twin sister. Because of the link that she has with her brother, Michelle Walker bolsters her family's hopes that Michael will yet be found. Michael learns as a young airman in the USAF that Lisa, the woman he believed to be his mother, had been unable to bear children. His search for his past becomes complicated when an alien organism that enhances his natural abilities infects him.
"Who you goin' to call"
Narration by George announces a new production of the timeless classic tale of restoration and renewal by Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol. Come listen to our take on Ebenezer Scrooge, all the Christmas Ghosts - past, present, and future - and the characters who have helped to shape the life of Scrooge up until this Christmas Eve. Hear the sounds of the countryside and city as the specters of Christmas show Scrooge his history and consequences.
The U.S. economy, and most everything else, has collapsed when a trade war shuts off all U.S. imports. Everything east of the Mississippi River has fallen under the control of ruthless leaders who plans to start their own country. Money has no value but cash crops can be traded for guns. People are forced into labor camps and those at risk scramble to find a place to hide. All Michael wanted to do when he moved into the north Georgia woods was to hide until he could rejoin his family when it was safe.
Some days I’m hard pressed to see hope or joy / I run tirelessly toward a goal only to discover it’s a decoy / Trusted signposts and markers have only led to the edge of a cliff / The things I once thought were solid are filled with cracks and a rift / Can anything be trusted or is it all just a ruthless, cruel sham / Where the lambs are led to the slaughter and no one really gives a damn
"Review: Breaking Dawn, by Regina Puckett"
Sandy loves her new boyfriend, but ever since they moved in together, Donald won't get off her back about how much she eats. When he offers her a new miracle diet pill, she decides to try one just to shut him up. Unfortunately, there are unexpected side effects that take them both by terrifying surprise.
As the sequel to The Sixth Lobe, Danny Wilson returns to America after a long separation meant to keep him out of harm's way. The gutsy retired detective who risked life and limb caring for him for more than a decade grudgingly allows him the chance to fulfill childhood dreams to avenge murdered parents. Knowing this day would come, the father expended considerable effort over many years ensuring his adopted son is prepared.
Computer programmer Alan Bartlet takes his new girlfriend to Las Vegas. There he meets Medusa, a backup singer for the now dead rock star Shane. She hints that Shane might be alive. In flashback, we see Shane's rise and fall. Alan pursues Medusa and descends into a world of mystery, lust, and murder to find out: is Shane alive?
What do you get when you add a messy divorce, a room filled with creepy dolls, and a six year old? You get two days of living in hell.
Sherry wakes up in the middle of the night to the feel of icy fingers inching up her legs. What she doesn't know is that the intruders aren't going to leave until she agrees to play a game with them.