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December 13, 2017

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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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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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Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology

Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology

"An anthology of science fiction and urban fantasy stories starring First Nations and Metis characters with a LGBT and two-spirit theme."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 6 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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Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber
Gabaldon, Diana

For twenty years, Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time... and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his. Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 19 copies

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A Gathering of Shadows

A Gathering of Shadows
Schwab, Victoria

"Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagent international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 7 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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Besieged: Stories From the Iron Druid Chronicles

Besieged: Stories From the Iron Druid Chronicles
Hearne, Kevin

"Atticus O'Sullivan is a druid who has walked the earth for over 2,000 years--and had many adventures along the way. Besieged gives us a never-before-seen look into the life and back story of this popular series hero in a collection of new short stories"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 6 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.


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Holds: 8 on 3 copies

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Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants
Neuvel, Sylvain, 1973-

"17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 21 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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