While looking through Amazon's Kindle Bookstore, I espied an intriguing possibility. It was a Kindle book titled The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern and Classic Stories.
The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack presents a terrific mix of science fiction stories, new and old, including a Hugo Award-winning story by Lawrence Watt-Evans, a Hugo Award nominee from Mike Resnick, and classics by Arthur C. Clarke, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and many more. Almost 700 pages of great reading!
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE, by Mike Resnick
A BRIEF DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, by Michael Kurland
GRANDPA?, by Edward M. Lerner
TO ERR IS INHUMAN, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
SARGASSO OF LOST STARSHIPS, by Poul Anderson
THE SWORDSMEN OF VARNIS, by Geoffrey Cobbe
MOON DOG, by Arthur C. Clarke
WHY I LEFT HARRY’S ALL-NIGHT HAMBURGERS, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
GALACTIC CHEST, by Clifford D. Simak
PROTOTYPE, by John Gregory Betancourt
THE DOORSTOP, by Reginald Bretnor
THE TIME DISSOLVER, by Jerry Sohl
DO UNTO OTHERS, by Damien Broderick
KEEP OUT, by Fredric Brown
THE CHAPTER ENDS, by Poul Anderson
DO UNTO OTHERS, by Mark Clifton
THE SERVANT PROBLEM, by Robert F. Young
THE SLIZZERS, by Jerome Bixby
AND THEN THE TOWN TOOK OFF, by Richard Wilson
SPACE OPERA, by Michael R. Collings
I AM TOMORROW, by Lester del Rey
RIPENESS IS ALL, by Jesse Roarke
DAWSON DID IT, by C.J. Henderson
STARMAN'S QUEST, by Robert Silverberg
THROUGH TIME & SPACE WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT (94), by Grendel Briarton
Oh Good Golly Gee... I haven't read a Fredric Brown story for years and years. And Ferdinand Feghoot... Oh Joy!
The price was only 99 cents, which was too good to pass up. So I downloaded it.
Agatha Christie is the world’s best-selling fiction writer. She wrote 78 crime novels that sold more than 2 billion copies.
Geronimo and a band of Apaches were sent to Florida and then Alabama, eventually ending up at the Comanche and Kiowa reservation near Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory. There, Geronimo became a successful farmer and converted to Christianity. He participated in President Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade in 1905. The Apache chief dictated his autobiography, published in 1906 as Geronimo's Story of His Life.
He died at Fort Sill on February 17, 1909.
Indigenous Peoples' Literature Index
_____WORD FOR TODAY
- to make milder or more gentle; mollify.
- to lessen in force or intensity; make less severe: to mitigate the harshness of a punishment.
born September 4, 1981)
Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. The group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
The release of Knowles' debut album Dangerously in Love (2003), which established the singer as a viable solo artist worldwide; it sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard number one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, she released her second solo album B'Day (2006), which contained hits "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar".
Knowles also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe nominated performance in Dreamgirls (2006), and starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009).
(Sept 4, 1918 - Feb 28, 2009)
Paul Harvey was an American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Harvey's programs reached as many as 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers. His success with sponsors stemmed from the seamlessness with which he segued from his monologue into reading commercial messages. He explained his relationship with them, saying "I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is."
The New York Times obituary says:
"He personalized the radio news with his right-wing opinions, but laced them with his own trademarks: a hypnotic timbre, extended pauses for effect, heart-warming tales of average Americans and folksy observations that evoked the heartland, family values and the old-fashioned plain talk one heard around the dinner table on Sunday."
'Hello, Americans,' he barked. 'This is Paul Harvey! Stand byyy for Newwws!'
"He railed against welfare cheats and defended the death penalty. He worried about the national debt, big government, bureaucrats who lacked common sense, permissive parents, leftist radicals and America succumbing to moral decay. He championed rugged individualism, love of God and country, and the fundamental decency of ordinary people."
(born September 4, 1957)
Khandi Alexander is an American dancer, choreographer, and film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for the roles of Dr. Alexx Woods on CSI: Miami and as Catherine Duke on NewsRadio. She also had a major recurring role on ER as Jackie Robbins, sister to Dr. Peter Benton. She is currently appearing in the HBO series Treme.
(Sept 4, 1928 - Feb 20, 1992)
Dick York was an American actor. He is best remembered for his role as the first Darrin Stephens on the ABC television fantasy sitcom, Bewitched. His best known motion picture role was as teacher Bertram Cates in the 1960 film Inherit the Wind.
While living I want to live well.