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December 13, 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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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams, Douglas

When Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyper-spatial expressway, Arthur Dent becomes a galaxy-hopping hitchhiker and joins with galactic tour guide Ford Prefect in a race to save the universe. Goofy, silly, classic.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 19 copies

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Nightfall

Nightfall
Asimov, Isaac

Only three people regain their sanity after darkness falls on the planet of perpetual light and it’s up to them to rebuild civilization.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Feersum Endjinn

Feersum Endjinn
Banks, Iain

While warring factions prevent working toward solutions and a massive dust cloud threatens an annihilating ice age, scientists prepare to store all human knowledge and minds in a virus-infected computer.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Blood Music

Blood Music
Bear, Greg

Vergil Ulam creates viral computer DNA and injects himself with it to protect his experiment from being shut down and the astonishing result is horrific as the virus spreads to other people.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination
Bester, Alfred

Gulliver Foyle’s sole undertaking is to continuously pursue the rescue ship that left his stranded vessel behind, traveling through outer space using nothing but his own mind.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 12 copies

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The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Bradbury, Ray

In lyrically dreamlike connected stories Bradbury tells of the conquest of Mars: the promise of a new beginning and the baggage of old fears and ingrained desires.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Startide Rising

Startide Rising
Brin, David

A crash landing on an uncharted planet forces the Streaker crew, both human and dolphin, to fight aliens not only to survive but also to protect the mythical Progenitors – the First Race whose knowledge feeds the stars.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Cordelia's Honor

Cordelia's Honor
Bujold, Lois McMaster

The life of Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan and the birth of her damaged, genius son Miles are dramatized in this omnibus edition, setting the stage for Miles’ further adventures in the long-running Vorkosigan saga.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Lilith's Brood

Lilith's Brood
Butler, Octavia E.

A dying human race is offered another chance by the Oankali – the opportunity to create a completely new type of human/alien by combining their DNA – in a future society that may rue its choice.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 12 copies

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Cyteen

Cyteen
Cherryh, C. J.

With the help of genius Ariane Emory, scientists on Cyteen have learned to replicate humans. Emory’s replicate risks murder on her rise to power in a society rife with political and personal betrayal.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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