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December 14, 2017

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Here are some of our favorite classic science fiction writers and their works, representing a variety of different styles, along with some suggestions for further reading.

 

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Lord Valentine's Castle

Lord Valentine's Castle
Silverberg, Robert

In this science fiction and fantasy blend, Valentine is a wandering juggler but his dreams tell him he is the rightful ruler of the planet Majipoor.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Snow Crash

Snow Crash
Stephenson, Neal

In 21st-century America we’re all plugged into virtual reality simulations. Can Hiro Protagonist draw on Sumerian culture to save us from a computer virus threatening the technology and a drug threatening human health?


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Earth Abides

Earth Abides
Stewart, George R.

A plague has suddenly destroyed nearly the entire human race. Isherwood Williams, strangely immune, sets forth to explore a world apparently devoid of man. Part post-apocalyptic tale, part meditation on the meaning of life.


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Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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Tales of the Dying Earth: The Dying Earth. The Eyes of the Overworld. Cugel's Saga. Rhialto the Marvellous

Tales of the Dying Earth: The Dying Earth. The Eyes of the Overworld. Cugel's Saga. Rhialto the Marvellous
Vance, Jack

With the sun red and dying, Earth’s inhabitants die out until all that remain are the misfits, the magical and the strange. These stories encompass the wilds of a world without sunlight and the resurgence of magic.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Verne, Jules

Captain Nemo captures Professor Aronnax and harpoonist Ned Land when they mistake his state-of-the-art submarine for a sea monster. Underwater adventure awaits!


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 13 copies

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The Sirens of Titan

The Sirens of Titan
Vonnegut, Kurt

In this satiric romp, the richest man on Earth seizes the chance to travel to distant worlds. Aided by companions, he seeks the meaning of life, attempting to make cosmic sense out of fate.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 17 copies

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The Time Machine

The Time Machine
Wells, H. G.

Time traveling from Victorian England to A.D. 802,701, the Time Traveller attempts to connect the society he knew with the two future groups – Eloi and Morlock – inhabiting the Earth. "


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Holds: 0 on 16 copies

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