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February 24, 2018

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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 Dispossessed: A Novel

The Dispossessed: A Novel
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-

Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the anarchist moon Anarres, risks his life by traveling to the mother planet of Urras in the hope of offering wisdom to its inhabitants and to reunite the two long-alienated worlds.


Format: Book
Holds: 62 on 14 copies

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Persepolis Rising

Persepolis Rising
Corey, James S. A.

"In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace. In the vast space between Earth and Jupiter, the inner planets and belt have formed a tentative and uncertain alliance still haunted by a history of wars and prejudices. On the lost colony world of Laconia, a hidden enemy has a new vision for all of humanity and the power to enforce it. New technologies clash with old as the history of human conflict returns to its ancient patterns of war and subjugation. But human nature is not the only enemy, and the forces being unleashed have their own price. A price that will change the shape of humanity--and of the Rocinante--unexpectedly and forever."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 56 on 19 copies

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Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Butler, Octavia E.


Format: Book
Holds: 40 on 20 copies

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The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest
Liu, Cixin

"Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion--in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 36 on 11 copies

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The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings
Sanderson, Brandon

Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery and a woman who would save her impoverished house.


Format: Book
Holds: 32 on 11 copies

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Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes
Corey, James S. A.

When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.


Format: Book
Holds: 31 on 12 copies

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

An Unkindness of Ghosts
Solomon, Rivers

"Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world. Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she's willing to sow the seeds of civil war"--Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 31 on 8 copies

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Beneath the Sugar Sky

Beneath the Sugar Sky
McGuire, Seanan

At Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the "real" world. Sumi died years before her prophesied daughter Rini could be born. Rini was born anyway, and now she's trying to bring her mother back from a world without magic.


Format: Book
Holds: 30 on 12 copies

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The Lathe of Heaven: A Novel

The Lathe of Heaven: A Novel
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-


Format: Book
Holds: 29 on 12 copies

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The Lost Plot

The Lost Plot
Cogman, Genevieve

1920s-esque New York. Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion; intrigue is afoot among dragons, Fae, and mobsters. A young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, there could be serious repercussions for his mysterious Library. As the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. They're locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book and if it doesn't end well, it could have dire consequences on their jobs and on their lives.


Format: Book
Holds: 28 on 12 copies

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