Channel 5 — July 16, 2020

A nail-biting new science fiction thriller from Robert J. Sawyer; the all-time worldwide leader in award-wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist.

"Well worth reading.―Analog Science Fiction and Fact

“Really great, a page turner. I was hooked from the beginning to the end.”―Andre Bormanis, co-executive producer, The Orville and Cosmos

On the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb, Hugo and Nebula-winning author Robert J. Sawyer takes us back in time to revisit history…with a twist.

While J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project team struggle to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller wants something even more devastating: a bomb based on nuclear fusion―the mechanism that powers the sun.

Teller’s research leads to a terrifying discovery: by the year 2030, the sun will eject its outermost layer, destroying the entire inner solar system―including Earth.

As the war ends with the use of fission bombs against Japan, Oppenheimer's team, plus Albert Einstein and Wernher von Braun, stay together―the greatest scientific geniuses from the last century racing against time to save our future.

Meticulously researched and replete with real-life characters and events, The Oppenheimer Alternative is a breathtaking adventure through both real and alternate history.

Currently playing: John W. Noyes speaking about “Those Deep Below”

Fast moving, page-turner scifi thriller! Twists and turns of the story will keep you wondering what will happen next! A terrifying adventure in a world based on the Inca Empire. Rezi was a relatively unimportant member of the King's household until her unique talent for singing was discovered and she was made a personal attendant to the King. As her friendship with the King grows, rumors begin to circulate comparing her to legendary Nightingale for her ability to soothe the King's troubled heart through song. Not everyone is pleased by the comparison, especially the King's wife, Queen Qhush'qunca. The Queen is a ruthless and sadistic person who jealously guards her status as the first wife to the King. Threatened by Rezi's friendship to her husband, Qhush'qunca decides to take revenge on the girl. However, when the King unexpectedly dies, both Rezi and the Queen are buried alive with the rest of the household in the dead King's massive tomb. Trapped together underground, Qhush'quenca takes her revenge by repeatedly torturing Rezi and binding them together through an arcane ritual. Desperate to escape both the Queen's wrath and the Tomb, Rezi must turn to…  Book 1 in the series of three.

Currently playing: Al Moreno speaking about “L.A.'s Last Street Cop: Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me”

A vivid, true-life tale of service, survival and sacrifice

This gripping memoir vividly recounts Al Moreno's rise as a gifted and fearless Los Angeles police officer, surviving gangs and homicidal situations in brutal urban war zones as he strove to achieve his personal and professional dreams. Packed with unforgettable scenes of both beauty and despair, it culminates in his vocal stand against corruption within the L.A.P.D., and the political retribution that ensued--a dirty internal investigation that unleashed the murderous vendetta of a violent ex-con from the Aryan Brotherhood.

Currently playing: Jan Notzon speaking about “The ID Paradox”

After disastrous experiences in law and education, Jake Kazmareck tries to disappear into a menial job picking melons on a farm in the Rio Grande Valley.

An estranged friend tracks him down, however, with news that their mutual bosom buddy is not dead but rotting in a Mexican prison. The stage is set for his rescue.

Jake, Connors McClain, and Artie Cavazos’s friendship was forged during an almost fatal canoe trip in which only Artie’s genius for survival kept them alive. Their brush with death, however, unleashed in Jake a primitive beast that has never stopped plaguing him. A few years later, the three engage in an attempt to rescue Artie’s uncle and family from the Mexican drug cartel that had forced his uncle to work for them. Jake mistakenly attributes their failure, and Artie’s death, to Connors’s betrayal. When Connors later contacts Jake, he shares some startling news. Connors, now the Texas attorney general, has discovered that Artie is still alive and imprisoned in a Mexican jail.

The harrowing rescue is successful, but Artie’s experiences have effectively destroyed his spirit. Jake and Connors now reconciled, they enlist the aid of psychiatrist Judith Neuwirth to try to piece back together Artie’s shattered self.

Currently playing: Linda Maria Frank speaking about “The Mystery of the Lost Avenger”

The wreckage of a World War II plane is found in the mountains of Appalachia. It mysteriously crashed in 1943 on its way to a naval base. Inside the plane is a note, written by Annie Tillery's great-grandmother, Charlotte, who was in love with a fighter pilot. Young Charlotte tested the planes and flew them to naval bases; her fiancé flew the planes in battle.  While investigating the crash site, NCIS finds the note in the plane, which they trace to Charlotte and then to her surviving family members, Annie and her mother Carol. The mystery begins. Why did the plane crash, and what does Charlotte's note mean? Annie and her mother decide to dig into Great-Grandmother's past by way of the aged family attic.  There, they find love letters written by Charlotte and her Navy pilot fiancé. There is a code to be broken in those letters and The Mystery of the Lost Avenger to be solved. As they explore, Annie suspects Charlotte's ghost is reaching out to tell her something, but what? She enlists the help of her boyfriend, newly licensed pilot Ty Egan, but Annie feels she may be the key to her great-grandmother's top-secret life.

Currently playing: John and Emily Goodwin speaking about “L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Volume 36”

The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for the aspiring artist.

The book “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36” is a collection of stories and illustrations from the contest winners who have beat the odds in getting their short stories and art published.  Over the past 36 years, the contests have honored over 786 writers and illustrators, providing that much needed helping hand to launch successful careers. The 428 past winners of the Writing Contest have published over 1,150 novels and nearly 4,500 short stories.  They have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers and their work have sold over 60 million copies.

The 358 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

Currently playing: Sylvie Beljanski speaking about “Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure”

A new breakthrough book.

Winning the War on Cancer: The Epic Journey Towards a Natural Cure reveals the visionary discoveries of a French scientist whose suppressed research led to improvements in the prevention and treatment of cancer...naturally and without toxicity.

This book is a "story within a story" as through its pages, Sylvie Beljanski, the daughter of Mirko Beljanski, PhD, outlines a personal journey of discovery of her father's new, and promising, paradigm for the treatment of cancer. This tale unfolds against the backdrop of the French establishment, determined to obliterate the findings of the world's first green molecular biologist, one who spent over40 years studying the environmental impact on DNA replication and transcription. 

Currently playing: Valerie Doherty speaking about “The Big City Dance”

Moe Doodle is a country mouse who decides to move to the Big City in search of excitement and adventure. Although he finds plenty of fun, he soon realizes he is homesick and missing his friends. Told in bouncing rhyme and rhythm with incorporated dance movements for young listeners and readers, discover how Moe solves his problems while exploring and living in the Big City. Ideal for children of three years and older.

Currently playing: Gerard L. Hasenhuettl speaking about “Compassionate Capitalism”

Can free-market capitalism and social justice co-exist in harmony? Compassionate Capitalism examines this question by researching concepts of social justice, economic history and religious/legal restrictions on businesses. The most common systems such as capitalism, socialism, free-market, and command economies are compared and evaluated.
The author proposes a new traditional economy that focuses on integrity, innovation propelled economic growth, encouragement from efficient governments, and priority assistance to the poor. He also cites numerous examples where businesses are making significant contributions to communities mired in poverty and suggests strategies for companies that wish to join in the effort.

Currently playing: Richard Trayler speaking about “Life Is Short... Compared To Eternity”

Who was (and is) Jesus Christ? What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? Is the Bible trustworthy? How can the gospel of Jesus Christ benefit you? (Apologetics) What are the central teachings of Islam, atheism, and secular socialism and why do these fail to measure up to Biblical Christianity? (Polemics) What are the major yet-to-be-fulfilled biblical prophecies and how will these affect you? (Prophecy) The Bible says that God created you in His image, that God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you! How can you know God and have a personal relationship with Him? How can you grow and mature spiritually? (Spiritual Growth) How can you share your faith with others? (Witnessing and Evangelism) How can you help other believers grow and mature spiritually? (Discipling) Come along with me and consider the answers to these and other questions that have eternal significance to you. This will be an exciting journey as you discover God's plan for an abundant life for you, now and forever, ... if you place your faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Currently playing: Nancine Meyer speaking about “Traces of Heaven (A Spiritual Guide to Life After Life)”

Traces of Heaven is an uplifting, light read about some very significant human transitions. Do you sense from time to time “there must be something more?” Are you curious about the mystical and spiritual nature of yourself and other human beings? Would you like to learn more clearly where your deceased loved ones are? And would you like to learn how to connect with them even now from your two different worlds? The book, Traces of Heaven, is a divinely revealed guidebook which maps out in delightful story form the answers to these and many other questions about life and afterlife mysteries.
The author, Nancine Meyer, is a long-standing angel medium and sixth sensory guide. In Traces of Heaven she shares in a reassuring, simple style the Angels' communications to her regarding our divine origin, the human experience, the spirit world, and how to reach each other from different energy realms.

Currently playing: Breakfield and Burkey speaking about “The Enigma Beyond”

What happens when technology outruns our humanity? Humans continue to give their decision making over to Artificial Intelligence. Or, was it simply confiscated? Computers are delivering manufactured choices to each person via their ever-pervasive personal devices. The seduction of mankind is eminent unless our champions can stop them. The R-Group, with their own next generation youth, are poised to take on one of their most complex adversaries, supercomputers run by greedy powerful technological geniuses. The training for the new members of the R-Group is live, in the form of a real world cyber assault crisis. ICABOD, R-Group's supercomputer, is their best weapon for this battle. With corporate self-discipline gone and the power of U.S. Congressional oversight crippled, the dominance of the technical oligopolies has risen to dictate their terms. MAG, the consortium of global technology predators, have come together to bring their insidious plans to fruition using humans’ desire for the easy and effortless lifestyles, even as it steals their freedoms. For groups caught in the cyber crosshairs, time has already run out. The social media noise blinds humanity to what is happening. MAG uses it to seize control of politics, healthcare, finances, and defense systems. Award winning authors Breakfield and Burkey take readers, in their 11th book in The Enigma Series, on a one way trip to keeping or giving up their most precious human quality, the freedom to choose. No one saw it coming when they built computers to ease their work. Where are the guardrails to protect humans from giving up too much? Can humanity take back control? You determine who wins in the AI Wars.

Currently playing: Richard Trayler speaking about “Growing in Intimacy with God: Accept, Adore, Abide”

Have you ever wanted to get away, perhaps to a beautiful mountain top, and leave the worries of the world in the clouds below you? Would you like to go to a place where you could relax, rest, and refresh your body, mind, emotions, and spirit in the morning sun, and, more importantly, in the light and love of the Son?

The most important relationship you can have is a personal, intimate relationship with God – The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You can know God and have continual fellowship and communion with Him.

As you read this book, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you through three essential steps – Accept, Adore, and Abide - so that you may have the intimate relationship with God that you were created to have and begin enjoying the abundant life, now and forever, that Jesus promised (John 10:10). Additionally, experience an inward transformation into the likeness of Christ and the outward manifestation of His love for others.

Currently playing: Alison J. Kay, PhD speaking about “Reasonable Dragons”

The heart has its own field of consciousness, and it is vast. As a thirty-year student of consciousness, Dr. Alison J. Kay wrote "Reasonable Dragons" for you to see and feel the magical capacities that are becoming re-awakened now, as we move out of the Age of Reason and into the Age of Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening—for a synergistic blend of ancient wisdom and the new sciences.

In this book, you will:
•Get Activated to Take Intuitively Inspired Action
•Shift From Chaos to Assisting the Birth of Higher Consciousness
•Learn How to Tune Into, Discern, and Follow Your Intuitive Knowing
•Receive Subtle Energy to Power Up Your Awakening and Manifesting Skills
•Consistently Access and Create From the Magic Within and All Around You

Currently playing: Joe Pearce speaking about “The Art of my Life”

Award winning fine artist Joe Pearce brings wisdom, humor, and creative perspective to the trials, tribulations, and party that is life. After growing up in the drug culture of the 70’s, Joe Pearce turned to a fundamentalist church for personal redemption. He felt called to become a traveling evangelist and musical artist, which is how he met his wife. Joe eventually transitioned away from that belief system to become part of corporate America. Joe was working a job in financial services, 20 years into marriage, when his wife developed severe schizophrenia. The Art of My Life explores Joe’s struggles with care taking for, and coping with, his wife’s illness. Joe tells a raw, blatantly honest narrative of his unique life experiences while weaving in themes of his and other's art with the hopes of helping people find their passion along their own unique paths.

Currently playing: Rocky Romanella speaking about “Tighten The Lug Nuts ”

Each and every day, we face choices.
It’s how we make those choices that determines the kind of leader we can be. In Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership, Rocky Romanella uses his over forty years of experience in supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational management at UPS, and his CEO and Director roles, to explore the ways a true leader can add value as a trusted advisor, mentor, and visionary who uses a process approach to lead the organization and its people to new levels of success.

In an engaging, personal, and witty style, Rocky Romanella details how leaders must make their three major constituents equal priority by actively listening to their needs and building strong relationships. By following the steps Romanella lays out, you can truly learn the importance of Balanced Leadership.

Romanella believes the true measure of a great leader is someone who leaves things a little better than they found them. In Tighten the Lug Nuts, you’ll follow Joe Scafone as he demonstrates the importance of small acts of kindness, the power that comes with understanding your role, and the freedom that accepting responsibility affords. Learn how to tighten the lug nuts in your own life to keep from becoming overwhelmed and to take the steps to becoming a truly balanced and valuable leader.

Currently playing: Toni Crowe speaking about “Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, How Do You Manage A Man Sitting With His Junk In His Hands”

Winner of the 2019 Readers Favorite Gold Award in Non-Fiction, Occupational

Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends is a series of true stories from Toni Crowe’s thirty-plus years in the corporate world, each with a practical lesson and a set of exercises that apply to any career.

With the book's honest, compelling look at relationships with peers and bosses alike, you'll discover a pragmatic approach to mastering your trek to management. By reading these down-to-earth stories, you'll learn how to conquer common challenges in the workplace.

If you like the personal approach of a mentor, tales of hard-won success, and real-world advice from a CEO with an amazing record of achievement, then you’ll love Toni Crowe’s second installment in the four-part My Journey from a Lady of the Night to the Lady of the Boardroom memoir.

In Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends, you’ll discover:

- A behind-the-scenes peek at corporate America that shows you what it’s really like at the top

- Which skills and attitudes you need to scale to the top of the business world

- How to cultivate a relationship with your boss that benefits both of you

- What to do when confronted with difficult peers, so you maintain control

- How you should deal with workplace treachery, and much, much more

Take your career to the next level.  Read Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends to grab hold of the next rung on your career ladder today.

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