11 Must read Sci-Fi Novels

11 Must read Sci-Fi Novels

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Title: American Gods

A master of inventive fiction, Neil Gaiman delves into the murky depths where reality and imagination meet. Now in <i>American Gods</i>, he works his literary magic to extraordinary results. <p>Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday—a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about him. A trickster and rogue, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With nowhere left to go, Shadow accepts, and soon learns that his role in Mr. Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought—and the prize is the very soul of America.</p> <p><b>Winner of the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Novel<br> Winner of the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Novel<br> Winner of the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel</b> </p>
Author(s): Neil Gaiman
ISBN 13: 9780380789030
Pages: 624
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Title: Altered Carbon

Author(s): Richard K. Morgan
ISBN 13: 9780345457684
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Title: Childhood's End

Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends—and then the age of Mankind begins....

Within 50 years, the Overlords had eliminated ignorance, disease, poverty, and fear, but pulling children away from their human heritage.

Author(s): Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN 13: 9780345347954
Pages: 224
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Title: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

<p>According to <b>The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter</b>, <b>Witch</b> (the world's only <b>completely</b> accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.</p> <p>So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.</p> <p>And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .</p>
Author(s): Neil Gaiman
ISBN 13: 9780060853983
Pages: 432
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Title: Foreigner

Two hundred years after a group of humans had lost a war to the atevi, Bren Cameron, the only human allowed into the atevi society, realizes that he must forge a bond between the two seemingly incompatible species. Reprint. PW. K.
Author(s): C. J. Cherryh
ISBN 13: 9780756402518
Pages: 428
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Title: Frankenstein

Author(s): Mary Shelley
ISBN 13: 9780486282114
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Title: A Game of Thrones

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES. From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere. A GAME OF THRONES A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself. Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones. Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.
Author(s): George R. R. Martin
ISBN 13: 9780553593716
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Title: Kindred

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Author(s): Octavia E. Butler
ISBN 13: 9780807083697
Pages: 288
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Title: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

"Centuries ago, when magic still existed in England, the greatest magician of them all was the Raven King. A human child brought up by fairies, the Raven King blended fairy wisdom and human reason to create English magic. Now, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, he is barely more than a legend, and England, with its mad King and its dashing poets, no longer believes in practical magic." "Then the reclusive Mr Norrell of Hurtfew Abbey appears and causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. News spreads of the return of magic to England and, persuaded that he must help the government in the war against Napoleon, Mr Norrell goes to London. There he meets a brilliant young magician and takes him as a pupil. Jonathan Strange is charming, rich and arrogant. Together, they dazzle the country with their feats." But the partnership soon turns to rivalry. Mr Norrell has never conquered his lifelong habits of secrecy, while Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous magic. He becomes fascinated by the shadowy figure of the Raven King, and his heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens, not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear.
Author(s): Susanna Clarke
ISBN 13: 9780765356154
Pages: 1024
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Title: American Gods

A master of inventive fiction, Neil Gaiman delves into the murky depths where reality and imagination meet. Now in <i>American Gods</i>, he works his literary magic to extraordinary results. <p>Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday—a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about him. A trickster and rogue, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With nowhere left to go, Shadow accepts, and soon learns that his role in Mr. Wednesday's schemes will be far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought—and the prize is the very soul of America.</p> <p><b>Winner of the 2002 Hugo Award for Best Novel<br> Winner of the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Novel<br> Winner of the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel</b> </p>
Author(s): Neil Gaiman
ISBN 13: 9780380789030
Pages: 624
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Title: A Canticle for Leibowitz

Author(s): Walter M. Miller
ISBN 13: 9780060892999
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