Catch Minitales: Short Science Fiction stories with a sting!

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A&C Black, Apr 1, 2003 - Education - 152 pages
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This book is part of an educational package called StoryMaker Catch Pack, which uses fiction as a resource for learning. What does Peeta do when aliens invade his planet? Why does Kane watch the skies every night of his life? How does Hector F. Payne save the world? Where can you find robots, giant rats, alien invaders, supercomputers...Catch Minitales - the Science Fiction Collection Here are 26 very short stories to fill you with wonder and excitement. Do you dare to journey through time and space?
 

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1 Awakening
1
2 When They Came
5
3 Narcissus
10
4 Epilogue
15
5 5 November 3100 ad
20
6 Phone Call
24
7 UFOria
30
8 Time Trap
35
15 The Door
74
16 Utopion
82
17 Gilberts Happiest Day
87
18 Drill
93
19 Musca domestica superioris
97
20 ILE
99
21 The End
105
22 The Importance of Tactics
113

9 Peeta and the Aliens
41
10 Macroscope
45
11 Experiment in Time
52
12 The Night Watchman
57
13 How Hector F Payne Saved the World
62
14 Longknife
70
23 The Moondiamond
119
24 Opening
129
25 Tranquillity Base
135
26 Lesson One
142
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Stephen Bowkett is a full-time writer of novels that span the age range and various genres, as well as a creative writing tutor and qualified hypnotherapist. He has 18 years' experience as a teacher of English. As a member of an advisory group to the national Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education he helped to discuss the nature of 'creativity' and translate basic definitions and principles into practical activities that teachers could use with pupils immediately, and easily, within the framework of the National Curriculum.

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