The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenny Coleman) must help scientists plagued by crab-like creatures at a North Pole Scientific Station with the help of Santa (Nick Frost) and his elves.
Readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of Doctor Who as well as the comedic characters normally played by Nick Frost. In [easyazon_link identifier=”B00QHND1BO” locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Doctor Who: Last Christmas[/easyazon_link] the actor takes a darker interpretation of an iconic character.
In the indistinct future people have their expiration dates displayed on their chests. A mysterious killer is stalking people whose Timers are about to run out. D.I. Stewart is on the case but can he track a killer no one remembers? Can he find a shadowy character that may not be of this world?
Meg Antille and Simon “Red” Thomsill work as crew on a high-end star cruise ship. Meg struggles to send money home to her family and keep things strictly business while Red is simply looking to get to know Meg better before the time comes when he moves on to another vessel. When the ship stops at a luxury planet and abruptly leaves Meg, Red and some of the guests behind, they know that they’re facing dire circumstances. Can Meg and Red dodge danger and keep their charges alive?
In Just in Time Cowboy by Jillie Rivers, When Kelsey starts her day in Mule Stop, Wyoming in 2014 and ends it in 1892 she is understandably confused. Not so confused is Peter Jackson, the young cowboy that finds her. It seems the Sioux foretold her appearance. Peter has an outlaw on his heels determined to steal his claim so taking care of Kelsey is near the bottom of his list. Can Kelsey find her way home and will she want to once the scope of her purpose in the past is discovered?
Towel Day has been an annual tradition celebrated on May 25th to honor the work and remember the life of author Douglas Adams. Best known for probably the best science fiction book ever written, “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” Mr. Adams had a career that would endear him to the soul of the even the most casual reader and science fiction connoisseur. His work was imbued with a humor that was rare and an idea that life is to precious to waste. Hold your towel close today and if you’re looking for a really wonderful read, be sure to check out my list of recommendations below. Thank you, as always, to Rangewoman Inc for her tireless work in helping me format this post and be sure to check out her page for special events and interviews to celebrate the day.
Then Fredrick Ran by Nicholas M. Bugden is a collection of 14 stories with a futuristic theme. Topics range from a man teaching a machine to play chess, to a young woman breaking things off with a longtime love, to a sleep study that explores dreams.
What would you do if you knew how many years you had left to live? In an After Timer world, people know exactly how their choices impact their longevity. Connor only has two years left on his timer. Is starting a relationship the right thing to do? With a Grim Reaper type of serial killer on the loose killing those with timers about to expire? D.I. Frank Stewart must work to find the killer and his next victims.
Years have passed since the world came to know the Helpful Ladies—female superheroes with unique powers. The women have set up a Ladies’ Net and the world looks to them to solve difficult problems and save lives. Trish and Megan, the original American Goddesses have thrived and now have their own children, each with a daughter that may or may be on the cusp of realizing their own Helpful Lady powers. When Melinkova returns with an obsession to destroy Trish and Megan and gain indomitable power for herself, is she the one foe the Helpful Ladies cannot defeat?
In Brane Child by D.L. Morrese, Commander Lisa Chang and her team take the Brane Skip device on a test flight they expect to revolutionize space travel. What they don’t expect is to land in a medieval world while Orcs are attacking. In an unexpected world of dragons, magic and a king can they find their way home?
In The Infinity Bridge by Ross M. Kitson, Sam and his brother Ben have an ability to see things that others can’t; Nick is a computer genius able to design the sort of computer viruses to end the technological world and Annie is a highly trained fighter. These teens stand between their world and the dark forces looking to find the Infinity Bridge, a device that could destroy everything.
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