This is the story of the author’s excursion into the complex and contradictory world of the Bible smuggler in the 1970s. In it the author relates how he became involved through his church as a courier one summer and advanced to full time involvement in developing underground information and distribution networks. It is the chronicle of several trips into each of the then Iron Curtain countries in which the author reveals the diverse spectrum of personalities and forces that made up the Bible smugglers, Eastern European Christians and the unregistered churches in the Communist countries before the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is an exciting, humorous, poignant and ultimately tragic account of a young man’s experience at a pivotal point in history and his own life.
A young scientist and his friends are introduced to the frightening array of alternate universes when he creates a device that can open a doorway between dimensions. He learns that very small events can change how the world operates in very powerful and terrifying ways. Lost in a wilderness of parallel worlds and on the verge of despair, he finally discovers the key to finding his way home. When he finally makes it back, he vows to never leave the safety and comfort of his home universe again. He soon discovers, however, that the world of the human brain can be just as scary when he creates a machine that can read minds. After peering into the private thoughts and deepest longings of his close friends, he decides to destroy his creation only to discover how badly he needs it to fight the most horrifying menace of all-the ghost of a dead evil genius alive in cyberspace.
With the collapse of the government after the Second World War, Americans have learned to live without help or interference from police, lawyers and bureaucrats. In this simple and happy world lives an eleven-year-old boy who wants to be a scientist. Having found a plant that makes concentrated uranium, he and his friends build a spaceship out of the strongest substances known to man-spider webs and egg shells. They fly into outer space, but barely make it back alive. Forced to crash land on Mount Saint Helens on Halloween, they encounter the frightening and magical inhabitants of a secret world. The young scientist discovers that the secrets that lie within his own mind can be more astounding than a trip into outer space. They eventually make it home, only to be grounded for going into outer space without asking permission. In the end they learn that there is still much to discover in their own back yard.
With the collapse of the government after the Second World War, Americans have learned to live without help or interference from police, lawyers and bureaucrats. In this simple and happy world lives an eleven-year-old boy who wants to be a scientist. Unfortunately, he's grounded for taking his friends into outer space in his spaceship without asking first. Now there's nothing to do to escape boredom but make monsters. He starts with a strange fungus he finds at school. Unfortunately his specimen becomes a little too hard to handle when it grows into a giant and learns to move. Before he can destroy it, the thing makes its escape into the neighbors' pond. Making a submarine to go after it doesn't quite work out, though, when the sub becomes a snack for a giant octopus. No matter, for the scientist and his friends have more pressing concerns than a fungus monster and a giant octopus. By mixing frog DNA with a chicken egg they've accidentally created a dinosaur which threatens the entire county.
With the collapse of the government after the Second World War, Americans have learned to live without help or interference from police, lawyers and bureaucrats. In this simple and happy world lives an eleven-year-old boy who wants to be a scientist. He finds a plant that can produce uranium which he and his friends set about to put to good use. The plant mysteriously disappears without a trace until the young scientist and his friends discover a secret operation run by desperate men. The boys' discovery leads them to a murder and a kidnapping. What will the little town of Vancouver, Washington, with no police, no court and no jail, do with a crime of this magnitude? Can they cope with the crisis this miraculous bush brings on? The missing item eventually turns up in the most unlikely of places, but in the end they discover that the real wonder isn't the plant.