Following the success of their Locus Award – winning anthology The New Space Opera, editors Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan up the ante with The New Space Opera 2, in which more of the most beloved names in science fiction spin stunning tales of interstellar adventure and wonder.
A compelling, heart-warming story for anyone who's ever loved a dog . . . or lost sight of what matters most in life. At the height of a physical conquest for any mountain climber, one misstep took Brendan McCarthy on a tumble that cost him his sight-and just about everything he held dear. But a special dog named Nelson helped pull him back to life and show Brendan how to see what really matters.
The star of television's The Golden Girls recounts the tale of Dinah, a seeing eye dog who, no longer able to work for her blind master after going blind herself, was adopted by White.
A Marine's "Alive Day" celebrates survival after an almost certain death. It's a time of hope and joy. But Antwone Carver's isn't celebrating. Home from war but not quite whole, Antwone's having trouble dealing with his new physical limitations. Psychiatrist Brenden McCarthy can relate. He thought he'd lost everything when he was blinded in a mountain climbing accident. But with God's help, he's now living a satisfying life and feels called to help Antwone do the same.
During one day at school, the paths of four teens will cross in ways they never imagined. There's Kurt, the "freek" who tries desperately to escape bullying; Tisha, who doesn't feel she fits in with anyone; Ryan, the football jock who rules the hallways while losing control of his life; and Floater, who uses his connections to gain dangerous power. On this day, teasing, racism, loneliness, and secrets bring each of them to the breaking point. Now they must help each other prevent a tragedy.
"Names Will Never hurt Me"
In Adventures in Darkness, Tom Sullivan takes listeners through the adventures of his monumental 11th year. Blind since birth, Tom lived in a challenging world of isolation and special treatment. But he was driven to break out and live as sighted people do. Listening to this book is a hair-raising, heart-warming experience that culminates with the story of Tom's reliance on God to realize his dreams of a "normal" life.
You think the story is over, don't you? But wait! Fate takes a hand. Wait for The Unexpected! For mystery fans, The Unexpected is a real discovery. First aired in 1947, this unique and little-known quarter-hour series offers tense and suspenseful tales centering on the thoughts or actions of a person thrust into a difficult or dangerous situation. The stories are engrossing, but the most fascinating element is the twist ending that comes with each program - a surprise wrap-up that you'll never see coming.