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Annihilation : A Novel - We join the twelfth expedition. The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one anotioner, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. * Recommended by Conor Cote

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Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier * Recommended by Conor Cote

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Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)- We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. * Recommended by Karissa Cogar

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The Magicians: A Novel- an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price. * Recommended by Conor Cote

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Life As We Knew It- What would happen if the moon was knocked off its axis? Would life change? Would it just look big and pretty? * Recommended by Debbie Todd

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The Book of Monelle by Marcel Schwob (Conor)

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The Handmaid's Tale- Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.* Recommended by Conor Cote

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Railsea- When he comes across a wrecked train, Sham finds something—a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible—that leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for. Soon he’s hunted on all sides; by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. It might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea.* Recommended by Conor Cote

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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood- A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. * Recommended by Conor Cote

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Ender's Game- In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. A young Ender is drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. But is Ender the general Earth needs? * Recommended by Conor Cote

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Anathem- an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions. * Recommended by Conor Cote

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