Sci-Fi/UFO

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  • Science fiction, mystery, a love story and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in this story of a young man enlisted in a secret government experiment. Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.  
  • Close encounters of the first, second and third kinds are on the increase - why are world governments determined to conceal the truth? In 1947, a pilot saw nine bright flashing objects in brilliant sunlight, and estimated they were travelling at 1700 miles per hour...In 1961, a New Hampshire couple walking in the White Mountains noticed a bright light coming from a strange craft - they then lost consciousness for two hours...In 1976, the passengers, crew and pilots of a Trident jet all saw a dazzling light int he sky with two dark objects beneath it and on their return flight, a massive object showed up on radar in the same position - so what's going on?
  • Nick, an urbane securities analyst from Manhattan, attends the launch of a new energy product by Micromagnetics.  An extraordinary scientific mishap renders a small spherical chunk of New Jersey totally invisible, and Nick is the only human in the area at the time. As the invisible Nick tries to eat without a body, have SOME kind of love life and avoid authorities who want to subject him to unpleasant-sounding tests, his world gets very complicated.  Cover shows Darryl Hannah and Chevy Chase from the film of the same name, however, this is not the film edition but the original story.
  • All over the world there are fantastic ruins and improbable objects which cannot be explained by any conventional means or theories. The sacred books of many faiths have descriptions of Gods who came down from the sky in fiery chariots and who always promised to return - and an ancient Sanskrit text contains what could only be a description of a journey in a space-ship complete with a graphic description of the force of gravity.  What explanation can be offered for a huge block of stone weighing 20,000 tons the size of a four storey house complete with steps, ramps and decorations - and what force turned it upside down? Illustrated with black and white photographs.

  • Twenty stories with Henderson's usual mixture of perception, simplicity and insight into the workings of the human mind...especially the minds of children and of souls in fear...From the author of The People. The Indelible Kind: A son of the Cougar Canyon Group, Vince Kroginold, sees his immediate family detached for research purposes...J-Line To Nowhere: Everybody is impressed by the massive skeletons, but what about the tiny organic beings who created them? You Know What, Teacher?  Teachers become repositories of family secrets. The Effectives: Could prayer be subject to analysis? Loo Ree: The imaginary friend of a first grader tuns out to be real - too real...The Closest School: Vannie may not be old enough for school--after all, she's not yet 600...Three-Cornered And Secure: An angel's work is never done... The Taste Of Aunt Sophronia: An amazing cure - for the living dead. The Believing Child: Dismey doesn't necessarily have greater powers than other children. It's just that it never occurs to her to doubt that she has such powers. Through A Glass - Darkly: What if your peripheral vision allowed you to see into the past? As Simple As That: Who CARES what caused the Holocaust? When we live in a world of moldy bread, roofless classrooms and all...Swept And Garnished: Which is worse - a multitude of phobias and the rituals to deal with them - or complete meaninglessness? One of Them: One is the murderer and one is the victim - but who is telling the story? Sharing Time: The spheres that are sent for the human children break down their barriers to telepathy. The teachers have to ensure that the children can rebuild some of the barriers, so that the children can go on learning...Ad Astra: How very useful it would be to have people who breathe CO2 and exhale O2. But how to replicate the accident that created the first one? Incident After: Adapting after a cataclysm is not always about the big things. The Walls: Like any other sort of travel, time travel is not always under the control of the traveller. Crowning Glory: When short hair is all the fashion, how can hair be obtained for technological advancement? Boona On Scancia : Is it possible to breed Earth dogs with - flying dogs? Love Every Third Stir: Ant Comfort is not a witch - of course she isn't! But her potions seem to work wonders...
  • Long ago, the Founding Mothers left old Earth and the Phylum Worlds, seeking a hidden place to reforge human destiny. Through genetic wizardry, they have altered human sexual patterns. For most of the year, any child born on planet Stratos is a clone of her mother, identical to all the sisters in her venerable clan. Only in summer are “vars” conceived - old-fashioned, gene-mixed girls, and even sometimes boys - each one garishly, ignobly unique. Maia, one lonely young var, grows up knowing she must summon all her skill to win a place in this world run by and for high-caste clanswomen. A world far gentler than those of the Old Phylum…except for those rare seasons of change, where the planet seems to call its people forth to glory. Preparing to set sail, Maia watches the strange, bearded faces of the seamen. Are the teachings true? Are men practically another species, fit only for brief encounters? Or might their arts and games and secret ways hint of something deeper to share with the women of Stratos? Ready to seek a place in the world, Maia sets forth expecting labor and hardship. What she finds is danger, adventure and a strange, half-innocent emissary, whose simple message may mean new hope…or a return to ancient terrors. From the vast unforgiving sea, to imprisonment, to rocky depths where she must wrest hidden secrets from the clutches of time, Maia comes to understand why the Founding Mothers sought a change in human life…and what a price their descendants must pay. Cover art by Gary Ruddell.
  • If you are: frustrated you're not making more money; stuck in a rut and not getting what you want; trudging zombie-like through an unchallenging career; silently enduring an arid, emotionless life or marriage...then hold on!  Dr. McGraw is going to take you on a no-holds-barred tour of your life so that you can truthfully label the problems and causes that are controlling your destiny.  Very truthful and forthright - not for the faint-hearted.
  • Continuing right where the Jericho Season 2 television cliffhanger ended...Jake Green and Robert Hawkins are in the safe haven of Texas with the last remaining bomb from the first attack. From amidst the chaos, theyre contacted by John Smith, the mastermind behind the first strike, seeking aid. As the Cheyenne army bears down on them, they must decide whether to side with their former enemy to fight a greater one... Graphic novel with art by  Matt Merhoff and Alejandro F. Giraldo.
  • The late great Asimov challenged a talented group of sci-fi writers with:  What would happen if the robots of Asimov's universe were to meet alien races?  Would the Three Laws of Robotics that protect both humans and robots still apply when dealing with a species that is neither? In this volume: Maverick: Derec Avery should be able to control the network of robotic cities, but the cities are not working as they should and they are becoming dangerous. Someone else is tampering with them - Dr. Janet Anastasi, Derec's mother. Unwittingly, her intereference is about to start a war between humans and aliens, and Derec must find a way to prevent destruction.       Humanity: Derec's quest for identity has led him across the galaxy to slowly rebuild the pieces of his life: first, Ariel Burgess, the woman whose love he had to win three times; then his father, Dr. Avery, the mad genius whose experiment Derec has become.  Now he has become caught up in an experiment that threatens to undermine the Laws of Robotics. He must deal with three robots that have no fixed shape, no clear sense of what is a human and what is not. They are his mother's creations - but do they spell doom - or salvation? Cover art by Paul Rivoche.