After winning an international competition, Roy Malcolm and a handful of other teenagers from around the world are awarded with a free pass to the International Space Station. The young boy is at first thrilled to explore the iconic spacecraft and meet its visionary architect: the reclusive Christopher Doyle. But after witnessing the arrival of a mysterious crew ship, Roy and his fellow passengers begin to suspect that this trip might not be all it seems. Based on the beloved Arthur C. Clarke novel, Islands in the Sky recreates the wonder of space travel for modern YA audiences.
Geoffrey Pyke was an inventor, adventurer, journalist, polymath, and the unlikely hero of both world wars. After narrowly escaping death in a German prison camp, he built an aircraft carrier out of reinforced ice, devised a plan to help the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, and launched a private attempt to prevent the Second World War by sending a group of agents into Nazi Germany disguised as professional golfers. And he may have been a Russian spy. This is the untold story of an enigmatic genius who changed the face of war forever.
1942. Following the invasion of China, the Japanese forces have succeeded in controlling the country’s coastline, as well as large parts of the land itself — giving the Japanese Navy command of the surrounding ocean. To make matters worse, the foreign invader has overrun Burma, cutting off the last significant land routes supplying the struggling armies of Chiang Kai-shek. Facing total annihilation, the Chinese army has one final solution: To fly over… The Hump. Air Force Commander Zhou Zhirou is tasked with personally training a crew of pilots, including maverick Zhao Wenkuan, to fly over this notoriously dangerous stretch of the Himalayan mountains. The young men compete with the harsh climate, the changing airflow, the rocky terrain, and the superior technology of the enemy in their bid for victory. Many of them will not live to tell the tale, but their bravery will change the course of the Second World War.
After recovering from a deadly illness, Charles Beaumont makes a promise to himself to follow his dreams and become the Tolstoy of speculative fiction. He drops out of high school at sixteen and moves to Los Angeles, where he falls in with a group of aspiring science fiction novelists including Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson – and starts a family with the love of his life. Following years of financial struggle, Charles finally finds his break as one of the head writers for The Twilight Zone, a position that brings him wealth and fame. Sadly, his luck is about to run out. Run From Hunter is a true story about the artist who found inspiration in his own death.