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The City on the Edge of Forever
Orson Scott Card,
Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 1 Min.
4 out of 5 stars
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The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison, The City on the Edge of Forever has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version - which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In its original form, The City on the Edge of Forever won the 1966-67 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Teleplay. As aired, it won the 1967 Hugo Award.
Tex Waco is a Texas oil billionaire who heads up the group of rich Texas vigilantes known as the Texas Twelve. Some drug dealing criminals, with connections that reach into the highest levels of government, make the fatal mistake of killing a friend of Tex Waco. Tex and his group of men waste no time in giving the criminals a lethal dose of 45-caliber Texas justice.
Jubal Connolly, a folk singer, is returning to a "normal" life after spending three years recovering from drugs and an accident and coming to a new understanding of living - one with God as a part of it.
On a two-fold mission to excavate the newly discovered asteroid Andora 85 on route to cultivate additional resources from Mars, an ancient civilization is unearthed - the Agartha-Nibiru. These friendly, space-faring aliens invite astronauts from Earth to visit their home-world of Nibiru, uncovering technology that could save the resource-starved planet from certain doom. But they also learn of another technologically superior species called the Von Civilization whose agenda to vanquish the people of Nibiru is now set on Earth as well.
Spencer Carlin was sexually and ritually abused as a child. But she is a big girl now, and she still carries a grudge. She might have been raised to be a good little whore, but there were other lessons she learned pretty quick, too. Like how to shimmy out her window when the fighting got too loud. Like how to roll her own cigarettes, thanks to that first (and last) boyfriend, his kisses rough and tasting of tobacco. Like how it feels when a fist connects with your jaw. It's painful, yes. It's even more liberating, though.
In this short story, Mike Morrelli, Ben's friend, former brother-in-law, and homicide detective, investigates a horrible murder involving twisted relationships, mistaken identities, and the tangled webs of love. When the investigation hits a dead end, Mike is forced to try a desperate gambit that might solve the mystery--and untie some knots in his personal life as well.
In this short story, Ben Kincaid handles a personal injury trial for Tess Corrigan, a fashion model whose face has been horribly disfigured in a tragic accident. All Ben wants is justice, but a wealthy doctor and his powerful legal army conspire to block Ben's every move. When the legal system seems unable to deliver justice, Ben is forced to search for more creative ways to give Tess a brighter future.
In this short story, Ben Kincaid solves a Christmas mystery with his legal assistant, Christina McCall. Relations with Clyde Burris, the owner of the pawnshop next to Ben's law office, have always been frosty, but that doesn't stop Burris from asking Ben to investigate a Christmas Eve theft that turns out to have life-or-death ramifications. Ben soon realizes that solving the mystery is the least part of what needs to be done to set things right during the season of miracles.
Mike the mechanic is a busy man. Keeping his auto repair garage operating, while aiding his friend who is being accused of murder. Throw in his passion for guns and fast automobiles, a Caribbean escape, and a long missing lottery ticket and you have a recipe for suspense. Will Mike's friend end up in jail? Will the lottery ticket surface in time? Will Mike survive?
Inspired by a true story. On Christmas Eve, 1971, Flight 153 departed from Houston, Texas, carrying 140 people bound for Rio de Janeiro. Flight 153 never reached its destination. It seemed to vanish into thin air. The plane is caught up in a large thunderstorm and is forced to veer hundreds of miles off course and crashes in the jungle approximately 10 miles west of the Xingu River. The Xingu River is 900 miles long, infested with alligators, snakes, and blood sucking insects, man-eating fish and hostile Indians.
Schoolhouse will take you on the unforgettable journey of the men and women who went west to find gold in the late 1850s and the birth of the boom-towns of Denver and then City Central. It will take you into the new millennium and allow you to visit the impacts of the gold rush on the Native Americans, and some of their spirits that were left behind.
For those of you that have blended families or have ever taken a family camping trip, the Rizzos' attempt at bonding will take you down memory lane. This hilarious story is full of family chaos, colorful characters, crazy antics and lively adventures. As a newly blended family, the Rizzos attempt to bond during a camping trip, following the advice of their family therapist.
The Prince Regent wants to consult South about a series of very expensive and rare paintings he wants to buy for his collection. South discovers they were forged. There are even more strange happenings in the city. Two seemingly unrelated happenings. Could the clue be in the gilded frame?
Those Left Behind: Serial Rapists and Their Victims
Brian Lee Tucker
Larry A. Brewer
Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 55 Min.
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The typical serial rapist leads a Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde life, undetected by neighbors, co-workers, even family. He may work his way through dozens or even hundreds of victims before he's caught - assuming he ever is. Who are these men and what makes them tick? A small band of criminologists and psychologists make it their life's work to find out, devising elaborate psychological profiles of specific rapists.
Dean Corll was an electrician for Houston Power and Light, but most of Henley's friends knew him as the Candy Man, so named because he had labored for years in the candy manufacturing plant that he and his mother had once owned. Corll was famous for giving away candy to the kids. Little did they know that "the Candy Man of Houston" was in fact a sadistic, cruel, remorseless rapist and murderer. Between September 25, 1970 and August 3, 1973, Corll killed at least 28 young men and boys, and the actual number of victims may have been more than 30.
Paige and Jordan fall in love, and seem to live what looks like a normal life. However, their tastes are quite expensive, and soon find themselves out of money. Each of them has a secret life that they have not revealed to the other. Paige lets her friends know that Jordan is at fault; Jordan blames Paige. They both blame the other for not giving them what they want. They make friends, but end up scamming them, oftentimes without the other knowing.
Penelope worked at the pet store. She simply loved her job. She loved all of the animals and critters that were there too, especially Zipper. He was her favorite! One day, when she was finished feeding all the animals, Penelope went to Zipper's cage and he wasn't there. She became worried. What happened to Zipper? Did she find her furry friend?