A young girl, kidnapped from her planet, is left stranded on Earth. She manages to survive, then tries to blend in with earthpeople and still remain anonymous, for earthpeople hate aliens. After her true identity is discovered she goes from one adventure to another as she flees her pursuers, people who want to capture her for their own selfish reasons and those who want to save the world from extra-terrestrials. The U.S. government becomes involved in the pursuit. Leading the chase is Major John Andrews, who believes in alien abductions. The abductors have tormented him for years. She soon realizes that the only person who can help her is her worst enemy, Major Andrews. He suspects that she is the only person who can save him. Her goal is to go home, not save the world from their own foolishness, and certainly, not to fall in love.
In the edge of life and death struggle, he was saved by a space traveler from the alien planet H, and he was also implanted with the latest technology from another planet, the smart chip called WER. After his recovery, a series of miracles happened, quickly establishing the Long Xiang Automobile Company, the airline, the trust company, and so on, and finally establishing his own business dynasty ...
Untamed and Undercover: Third in the Dark Ops series. Tech Sergeant Mason "Smooth" Randolph lives to push boundaries. But he never anticipated how far outside the box he would land when an in- flight accident sends him parachuting into Nevada's notorious Area 51- and into the handcuffs of sexy security cop Jill Walczak.
Comfortable. Safe. Orderly. That’s what Mark Hemmings happily thinks of his law student life until one balmy Florida night he foolishly runs out to gawk up at that light in the sky. Zap! Mark is kidnapped by space aliens. When the aliens’ experiment on Mark teaches him a little too much, Mark is able to accidentally steal an alien ship and plunge back to Earth, only to land smack into the clutches of General Peerless and Dr. Montgomery, the warring co-directors of Little Island. Little Island, the U.S. government’s secret facility where the government “collects” abducted returnees. Being the only person who can –sort of– fly the spacecraft makes Mark just what the government is looking for, but an imprisoned life on Little Island isn’t exactly what Mark had in mind. Not that Mark’s feelings matter, because no one has ever escaped Little Island. But no one before’s ever arrived with his very own spaceship! In his fight for free will, Mark, the Doctor, and the General, battle each other to triumph, the Doctor by clever manipulation, the General by crushing force, and Mark by his cunning, wits... and spaceship! A humorous story of chase and determination, and above all else, refusing to forget who you really are, despite the craftiest of temptations. KEYWORDS: first contact, science fiction, alien contact, sci-fi, kidnap, chase, spacecraft, spaceship, aliens, flying saucer, special power
Despite their influence in our culture, sports inspire dramatically less philosophical consideration than such ostensibly weightier topics as religion, politics, or science. Arguing that athletic playfulness coexists with serious underpinnings, and that both demand more substantive attention, Daniel Dombrowski harnesses the insights of ancient Greek thinkers to illuminate contemporary athletics. Dombrowski contends that the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus shed important light on issues—such as the pursuit of excellence, the concept of play, and the power of accepting physical limitations while also improving one’s body—that remain just as relevant in our sports-obsessed age as they were in ancient Greece. Bringing these concepts to bear on contemporary concerns, Dombrowski considers such questions as whether athletic competition can be a moral substitute for war, whether it necessarily constitutes war by other means, and whether it encourages fascist tendencies or ethical virtue. The first volume to philosophically explore twenty-first-century sport in the context of its ancient predecessor, Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals reveals that their relationship has great and previously untapped potential to inform our understanding of human nature.
This introduction to modality places the emphasis on the metaphysics of modality rather than on the formal semetics of quantified modal logic. The text begins by introducing students to the "de re/de dicto" distinction, conventionalist and conceptualist theories of modality and some of the key problems in modality, particularly Quine's criticisms. It then moves on to explain how possible worlds provide a solution to many of the problems in modality and how possible worlds themselves have been used to analyse notions outside modality such as properties and propositions. Possible worlds introduce problems of their own and the book argues that to make progress with these problems a theory of possible worlds is required. The pros and cons of various theories of possible worlds are then examined in turn, including those of Lewis, Kripke, Adams, Stalnaker and Plantinga.
Lexi is almost certain that her rescue by an extraterrestrial was just a vivid nightmare. But when the boy that has haunted her dreams shows up in her speech class, she has to accept that it was all too real. To complicate matters, Micah didn't just save her life, he chose her. She is his test subject. Even though she should be terrified, Lexi suspects that the rigid, rule-abiding alien isn't what he seems. As she helps him uncover the sensitivity and individuality his superiors have tried to bury, the bond between them gros. Their connection creates unexpected changes in both of them, but for Lexi, they mean danger. A super-human ability has been awakened in her, making Lexi and her little brother specimens of interest to Micah's ruthless alien race. When Micah discovers that Lexi is no ordinary lab rat, will he help her, or will he use her to advance his species and win the respect of his father? And even if he chooses her, is there a way out for either of them?
Aliens have arrived on Earth in gigantic spaceships. They look human, but they are not. They say they have come not to invade, but to trade. And to marry rich men. They will bring a New Order to Planet Earth. And a very violent New Disorder. The aliens will change not only Planet Earth, but Humanity itself. And they will marry rich men. They will bring both Freedom and Anarchy. And they will marry rich men. Are they the good guys or the bad guys? Are they the good girls or the bad girls? Read A Grandmother Named Desire, by John David, and decide for yourself. The invasion of Earth has never been more sexual.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Small Town Rumors comes a sweet Southern story of family, forgiveness, and true love. Growing up, Cricket Lawson was never one of the popular girls. And that was just fine with her. If the Belles couldn’t deal with her curves or tell-it-like-is attitude, she didn’t want to be friends with them anyway. Now she’s perfectly content running her little bookshop and tending to her garden. Then Bryce Walton comes to town. He’s sweet, friendly, and successful, and suddenly all the ladies in Bloom, Texas, are pulling out every ounce of Southern charm they have to win him over. But they’re shocked to discover the only one Bryce wants to spend time with is Cricket. When one of the Belles reaches out to her for help, Cricket will have to decide whether the opportunity for true friendship means losing the man who’s quickly winning her heart.
The second three volumes of James White's Sector General SF saga, in a single omnibus edition. Sector General: A vast hospital complex in the depths of outer space. The thousands who work there, human and alien both, have a single mission: To care for all patients, of all species. At Sector General, anything can happen-and frequently does. James White's tales of Sector General are lively, humorous, and humane, at times shot through with a healer's anger at violence and destruction. These are endlessly inventive dramas of civility and spirituality, tempered with White's gently wicked wit and his keen eye for the remarkable in the everyday. Now, in a single omnibus, the second three volumes of the series-Ambulance Ship, Sector General, and Star Healer-return to print in complete and corrected editions, including a sequence ("Spacebird") omitted from previous American editions of Ambulance Ship. The volume is introduced by Hugo-winning SF writer and critic David Langford. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Yet decreasing numbers of late twentieth-century and early twenty-first-century readers are familiar with the novel, due to many factors including its length (six volumes), subject matter (preaching), and a legacy of critical evaluation as a narrative lacking plot and psychological depth."--BOOK JACKET.
Looking for love on all the wrong planets? Try the Star-Crossed Dating Agency. Born without a dragon’s spirit, Vykor has no magic, no clan, and no reason to stay on his homeplanet of Romak. He’s come to Earth to research old legends – and maybe even find acceptance. This book contains an executive assistant in need of assistance, and a researcher who is about to discover that love doesn’t come with instructions. Keywords: dragon shifter, fated mates, scars, alien romance, shifter romance
(FAQ). Doctor Who is indisputably the most successful and beloved series on UK TV, and the most watched series in the history of BBC America. Doctor Who FAQ tells the complete story of its American success, from its first airings on PBS in the 1970s, through to the massive Doctor Who fan conventions that are a staple of the modern-day science fiction circuit. Combining a wealth of information and numerous illustrations, Doctor Who FAQ also includes a comprehensive episode guide. From the Doctor's most impressive alien foes and the companions who have fought alongside him to unimagined planets and unexpected points in history, from some of the greatest minds ever to have walked the Earth, to the most evil beings ever to haunt the universe, it's all covered here, including the Tardis, the none-too-reliable "bigger on the inside than the out" blue box in which the Doctor travels.
A powerful and inspiring story about a transgender teen's struggle to find his own path -- and love his true self. J had always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible -- from his parents, from his friends, from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding. It's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.