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December 13, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Science Fiction

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Popular Science Fiction books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Science Fiction books for adults.

 

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The Tiger's Daughter

The Tiger's Daughter
Rivera, K Arsenault

When a dark force begins to overtake the crumbling border walls of the Hokkaran Empire, an infamous Qorin warrior and a spoiled divine warrior princess set out to save their people and fufill the prophecy made at their birth.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 8 copies

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Stories of your Life and Others

Stories of your Life and Others
Chiang, Ted

"Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar. [This book] presents characters who must confront sudden change--the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens--while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story, a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human ability to recognize beauty in "Liking what you see: a documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 32 copies

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The Martian: A Novel

The Martian: A Novel
Weir, Andy

"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?" --from publisher's web site.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 29 copies

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012

In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 22 copies

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The Shift Omnibus

The Shift Omnibus
Howey, Hugh


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 3 copies

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Cibola Burn

Cibola Burn
Corey, James S. A.

The gates have opened the way to thousands of habitable planets, and the land rush has begun. Settlers stream out from humanity's home planets in a vast, poorly controlled flood, landing on a new world. Among them, the Rocinante, haunted by the vast, posthuman network of the protomolecule as they investigate what destroyed the great intergalactic society that built the gates and the protomolecule. But Holden and his crew must also contend with the growing tensions between the settlers and the company which owns the official claim to the planet. Both sides will stop at nothing to defend what's theirs, but soon a terrible disease strikes and only Holden - with help from the ghostly Detective Miller - can find the cure.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 9 copies

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Dust

Dust
Howey, Hugh

Armed with secret knowledge, Juliette, now mayor of Silo 18 and her crew set out to rescue a world she hates but now understands better--the world of the Silos with its rigid rules and terrible consequences for disobedience.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 3 copies

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The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel

The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel
Wilson, Daniel H., 1978-

"In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia. Russia, 1725: Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings, are brought to life under the watchful guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive, amid those who fear and wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day. ...As June learns more about these beings, she is quickly drawn into a fierce battle that has spanned the centuries, and will ultimately determine the survival or extermination of this ancient race."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 13 copies

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Always Coming Home

Always Coming Home
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 6 copies

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Crosstalk

Crosstalk
Willis, Connie

"In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 22 copies

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