Classic Science Fiction

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These award winners, cult classics, and revitalizations transport you to far-off lands to tour alien civilizations and futuristic technology, some of which we have today!

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The Pursuit of the Pankera is one of the most audacious experiments ever done in science fiction. Robert A. Heinlein wrote The Number of the Beast in 1980. However, unknown to most, Heinlein had already written a "parallel" novel about the 4 characters and parallel universes in 1977. He effectively wrote 2 parallel novels about parallel universes. And here it finally is: Heinlein's audacious experiment. A fitting farewell from one of the most inventive science fiction writers to have ever…

Availability: The pursuit of the Pankera : a parallel novel about parallel universes / Robert A. Heinlein.

The Pursuit of the Pankera is one of the most audacious experiments ever done in science fiction. Robert A. Heinlein wrote The Number of the Beast in 1980. However, unknown to most, Heinlein had already written a "parallel" novel about the 4 characters and parallel universes in 1977. He effectively wrote 2 parallel novels about parallel universes. And here it finally is: Heinlein's audacious experiment. A fitting farewell from one of the most inventive science fiction writers to have ever…

The Expanse, 1.  Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl.

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The Expanse, 1. Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl.

RED RISING is the story of a society in a desolate future, riven by class conflict and shaken by the tremors of an impending revolution. But more than that, it's the story of Darrow - a secret revolutionary who is inspired not only by a longing for social justice, but by lost love. It's only when Darrow's beloved wife is executed by the oppressive government that he begins to question the harsh world he lives in.

Availability: Red rising / Pierce Brown.

RED RISING is the story of a society in a desolate future, riven by class conflict and shaken by the tremors of an impending revolution. But more than that, it's the story of Darrow - a secret revolutionary who is inspired not only by a longing for social justice, but by lost love. It's only when Darrow's beloved wife is executed by the oppressive government that he begins to question the harsh world he lives in.

A collection of eighteen first-person stories by the science fiction master includes tales featuring such diverse narrators as a dolphin in love with a human and an alien visitor living in disguise in a New York hotel.

Availability: First-person singularities / stories by Robert Silverberg ; with an introduction by John Scalzi.

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Neuromancer. Before the Internet was commonplace, William Gibson showed us the Matrix-a world within the world, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace. Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now he's been recruited for a run against an powerful artificial intelligence. With a girl street-samurai riding shotgun, he's ready for the bleakly prophetic adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of…

Availability: Neuromancer / William Gibson ; series Introduction by Neil Gaiman.

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The left hand of darkness. A deluxe hardcover edition of the queen of science fiction's trailblazing novel about a planet full of genderless beings--part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman A groundbreaking work of science fiction.

Description: The left hand of darkness / Ursula K. Le Guin ; series introduction by Neil Gaiman.

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