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“Martyrs al-Sabra” is a 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Fiction – Thriller – Political genre!
Ivan Blake has written a gripping thriller which smoothly evolves into a horror tale one shouldn’t read late at night. Chris Chandler is a high school student in Maine who has trouble fitting into the small mill town of Bemishstock. He tells himself the primary reason for it is his father’s role of corporate hatchet …
Another short story collection from Art Weil, Going Up centers on stories told by an old-style department store security guard. The 19 humorous stories range from horror to science fiction to fantasy and back again. Each story is brilliantly told, expertly edited, without a hint of wasted motion on the part of the author. If …
Extraterrestrials have landed on Earth, proven to the world’s governments their invulnerability to all human defense technologies (in a non-offensive manner), and subsequently offer their services to all mankind. The aliens choose the name Pandorans for themselves, based on their analysis of human culture and history. However Pandorans will only serve individuals, not governments or other groups. In short, they become a person’s butler/protector/genie, able to deliver on almost any client request with their advanced technology. Pandorans also protect their human clients against all forms of coercion or threats.
As the human world digests the cataclysmic social change, governments lose their reason to exist and the power to enforce their collective wills. A key group (which includes a former US President, Nuclear Sub commander, polymath scientist, sociologist, and a full cast of furry friends) have misgivings; asking what do Pandorans get from the deal? A small crew sets off across the galaxy to find some answers and perhaps learn where the Pandorans originate.
Pandora’s Children provides one response to the thought experiment; how could an ethically-advanced culture, which eschews violence, engage in aggression or war?