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#1 New York Times bestselling author and master of horror Stephen King teams up with Bev Vincent to present a terrifying collection of short stories that tap into one of King's greatest fears—air travel— featuring brand-new stories by King as well as Joe Hill, in addition to fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Dan Simmons. INCLUDES A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN KING AND BEV VINCENT! Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Dan Simmons, Flight or Fright is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight." This terrifying new anthology will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. Table of Contents: —Introduction by Stephen King —"Cargo" by E. Michael Lewis —"The Horror of the Heights" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle —"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" by Richard Matheson —"The Flying Machine" by Ambrose Bierce —"Lucifer!" by E.C. Tubb —"The Fifth Category" by Tom Bissell —"Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds" by Dan Simmons —"Diablitos" by Cody Goodfellow —"Air Raid" by John Varley —"You Are Released" by Joe Hill —"Warbirds" by David J. Schow —"The Flying Machine" by Ray Bradbury —"Zombies on a Plane" by Bev Vincent —"They Shall Not Grow Old" by Roald Dahl —"Murder in the Air" by Peter Tremayne —"The Turbulence Expert" by Stephen King —"Falling" by James L. Dickey —Afterword by Bev VincentShow more
In this novel authorized by the Little House estate, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before—Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family, for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline’s new world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles’ hands into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses. For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier’s most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past. (c) 2017 by Sarah Miller and Little House Heritage TrustShow more
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor comes a brand new series starring a female covert op. Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counterterrorism unit-the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.Based upon a true life, above-the-top-secret American military unit, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor has created a brand new series of thrillers focusing on the previously unknown female operatives of Delta Force. Dubbed The Athena Project, the novels will follow these elite female warriors from their recruitment as top-level athletes, through their training, to their deployment on some of the most exciting and dangerous international assignments the fiction world has ever been seen.In what is being called a female Rainbow Six, Thor's listeners, both male and female alike, will be electrified as he employs his vast knowledge of covert operations and military intrigue to bring to life his most heart-pounding, globe-trotting thrillers yet.Show more
In April 1940, as the Nazis march into Denmark, a rich girl of the Dundee summer colony names Sydney Brant marries a gifted Danish pianist, Laurus Moss. They believe the are well matched, as young lovers do, but almost at once, their views of the world and their marriage begin to diverge. Laurus's beloved family is in Copenhagen, hostage to what the fortunes of Hilter's war will bring, especially as Laurus's mother is Jewish. When Laurus chooses to leave Sydney in the fall of 1941 to help build a Danish Reistance from London, Sydney is dismayed. By the time they are reunited four years later, Laurus's family and the reader have been through one of the most stirring stories of the war, Denmark's courageous grassroots resuce of virtually all 7,000 of the country's Jews. Sydney in America has led a group kintting for the war effort and had a baby.Show more
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