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Past Light

No matter how deep into space you may flee, your troubles will find you.

Putting his career and his marriage at risk, the space pilot hatches a plan that could land him in jail for thirty years. After finding a habitable world, he is halfway to success, but he sees something on the planet surface that ruins everything—a human face. The improbable vision disappears quickly. Confused and disoriented, he loses his way back to his ship.

In the following months, the surveyor finds himself in a struggle for survival against an unforgiving environment, and as hard as he looks, he never sees any sign of other humans. His extreme isolation causes unwanted memories of his troubled youth to come alive, blurring the past with the present. Doubting his sanity, he must solve the mystery of his missing ship.

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No One Named Tim

Tim is a shy Black student from the city who transfers into the predominantly white suburban high school for sophomore year. To avoid classroom chaos, he escapes into the fantasy world of his stories. It is the only place he has any control; however, there is one story Tim has no control over, and it hides a dark secret. His new friendship with Joan stirs up this troubled past and drags him into the painful gauntlet of teenage life.

High school troubles become the conflicts for Tim’s stories. In the world of his imagination, Joan transforms into “Princess Joan” and must confront rogue wolves, giant cats, deadly dragons, evil sorcerers, murderous tyrants and the end of humanity. Each story he writes is a gift for Joan. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t follow Tim’s storylines. Chaz, Joan’s very jealous boyfriend, finds the stories and decides to turn Tim’s life upside-down. This dispute upsets the precarious balance of friendships. If Tim is to fight back, he’ll have to do it with the only weapons at his command: a pencil and a notebook.

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