Highly Reviewed Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

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Title: Seveneves

Five thousand years later after a catastropic event rendered the Earth a ticking time bomb, the progeny of a handful of outer space explorers--seven distinct races now three billion strong--embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown ... to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time:
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN 13: 9780062334510
Pages: 368
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Title: Wayward

Author(s): Blake Crouch
ISBN 13: 9781477808702
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Title: Eragon

Author(s): Paolini, Christopher
ISBN 13: 9780552155519
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Title: Red Rising

A tale set in a bleak future society torn by class divisions follows the experiences of secret revolutionary Darrow, who after witnessing his wife's execution by an oppressive government joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate ...
Author(s): Pierce Brown
ISBN 13: 9780345539809
Pages: 400
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Title: The Handmaids Tale

A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for ...
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN 13: 9780385490818
Pages: 311
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Title: Escaping Home: A Novel (The Survivalist Series)

Book 3 of The Survivalist Series When society ceases to exist, who can you trust? After the collapse of the nation’s power grid, America is under martial law—and safety is an illusion. As violence erupts around him, Morgan Carter faces one of his most difficult decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, away from the prying eyes of the government. He and his family are hesitant to leave their beloved Lake County, but with increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, all signs point towards defecting. Morgan and his friends aren't going to leave without a fight, though—and they'll do anything to protect their freedoms. From the author of the hit survivalist novels Going Home and Surviving Home, Escaping Home describes the struggle to live in a world with no rules, and how, sometimes, the strength of family is the only thing that can pull you through.
Author(s): A. American
ISBN 13: 9780142181294
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Title: Dust

The final book secures the status of the "Wool" trilogy as a modern masterpiece. "Sunday Express" The success of Howey s "Wool" trilogy was no fluke. This is a superior sci-fi thriller, both slick and gritty.
Author(s): Hugh Howey
ISBN 13: 9780544838260
Pages: 480
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Title: Apocalypse Z

Author(s): Loureiro, Manel/ Carmell,
ISBN 13: 9781612184340
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Title: Fluency

As the derelict ship devolves into chaos and the crew gets cut off from their escape route, Jane must decide if she can trust the alien’s help to survive. *This is the bestselling novel in its original form.
Author(s): Jennifer Foehner Wells
ISBN 13: 9780990479819
Pages: 373
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Title: Timeline

<p><b>In this thriller from the author of <i>Jurassic Park, Sphere</i>, and <i>Congo,</i> a group of young scientists travel back in time to medieval France on a daring rescue mission that becomes a struggle to stay alive.</b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>“Compulsive reading . . . brilliantly imagined.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br> &nbsp;<br> In an Arizona desert, a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world, archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened up to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival—six hundred years ago.<br> &nbsp;<br> <b>“Exciting . . . classic adventure . . . [a] swashbuckling novel . . . Crichton delivers.”—<i>USA Today</i></b><br> <b><i>&nbsp;</i></b><br> <b>“More screams per page . . . than <i>Jurassic Park</i> and <i>The Lost World</i> combined . . . The pace will leave many breathlessly grasping for oxygen masks.”—<i>The San Diego Union-Tribune</i></b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>“One of his best . . . [a] nonstop roller coaster of a novel.”—<i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b></p>
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780345539014
Pages: 496
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Title: The Second Ship

In 1948, an alien starship crash-landed in the New Mexico desert and brought with it the key to mankind’s future. Code-named the Rho Project, the landing was shrouded in secrecy, and only the highest-ranking US government and military personnel knew it existed. Until now.
The US president is preparing to unveil one of the nation’s greatest secrets when three students stumble across the wreckage of a second ship outside of Los Alamos. With a single touch, the alien technology the government has spent untold resources trying to unlock is uploaded into the minds of three teenagers — teenagers who now know the frightening truth about the Rho Project.

The battle for humanity has begun.

Author(s): Richard Phillips
ISBN 13: 9781612184937
Pages: 448
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Title: The Circle

Hired to work for the world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, an encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the company becomes increasingly public.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780345807298
Pages: 497
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Title: Agenda 21

A new postapocalyptic thriller from #1 bestselling author Glenn Beck.

Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as “the Republic.” There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom.

There are only the Authorities.

Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed.

Until the day they come for her mother.

Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic—but is she already too late?

Author(s): Glenn Beck
ISBN 13: 9781476717012
Pages: 400
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Title: "The Path of Daggers: Book 8 of ""The Wheel of Time"""

Author(s): Robert Jordan
ISBN 13: 9781857237214
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Title: Brave New World

Huxley´s vision of the future in his astonishing 1931 novel Brave New World -- a world of tomorrow in which capitalist civilization has been reconstituted through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, where the people are genetically designed to be passive, consistently useful to the ruling class.
Author(s): Aldous Huxley
ISBN 13: 9780060850524
Pages: 288
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Title: Star Wars: Aftermath

As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he’s taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders. Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world—war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.
Author(s): Chuck Wendig
ISBN 13: 9781101885925
Pages: 432
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Title: Battlefield Earth: Epic New York Times Best Seller SCI-FI Adventure Novel

Battlefield Earth is a science fiction saga of adventure, daring and courage, when man is an endangered species and the future survival of what's left of the human race is at stake. In the year 3000 AD, man has been savagely ruled for a thousand years by a space-plundering alien race of nine-foot high, gas-breathing conquerors from the planet Psychlo. One of the Psychlos, the villainous Terl, enslaves a man-creature and forces him to mine Earth gold. Terl’s plan: to teleport the gold to Psychlo, where he can then return wealthy and powerful.
Author(s): L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN 13: 9781592129577
Pages: 1008
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Title: Dune

Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the archenemy of the cosmic emperor is banished to a barren world where savages fight for water
Author(s): Frank Herbert
ISBN 13: 9780441172719
Pages: 535
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Title: Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time S.)

Author(s): Robert Jordan
ISBN 13: 9781841491400
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Title: State of Fear

Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780061782664
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Title: Mind's Eye

A breathtaking new thriller about a stunning future that is rapidly approaching. From the New York Times bestselling author of WIRED. When Nick Hall wakes up in a dumpster--bloodied, without a memory, and hearing voices in his head--he knows things are bad. But they're about to get far worse. Because he's being hunted by a team of relentless assassins. Soon Hall discovers that advanced electronics have been implanted in his brain, and he now has two astonishing abilities. He can surf the web using thoughts alone. And he can read minds. But who inserted the implants? And why? And why is someone so desperate to kill him? As Hall races to find answers, he comes to learn that far more is at stake than just his life. Because his actions can either catapult civilization to new heights--or bring about its total collapse. Extrapolated from actual research on thought-controlled web surfing, Mind's Eye is a smart, roller-coaster ride of a thriller. One that raises a number of intriguing, and sometimes chilling, possibilities about a future that is just around the corner. "Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston) For a simple list of all novels by Douglas E. Richards, see "About the Author" below.
Author(s): Douglas E. Richards
ISBN 13: 9780615953946
Pages: 360
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Title: The Gemini Effect

2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror A single raindrop opens a Pandora’s box when the spawn of perverse genetic research performed during World War II is unleashed on an unsuspecting modern world. By dawn, only a dead city remains, eerily quiet and still, except for mutant beasts that hide from the light, multiply, and await the shadows of night to continue their relentless advance. Ordered to investigate the unfolding crisis, biowarfare specialist Carolyn Ridenour barely escapes the creatures’ nocturnal onslaught, saved in the nick of time by Colonel Garrett Hoffman, who lost hundreds of his troops to a swarm that neither bombs nor bullets can stop. As Carolyn and Garrett race to stop the plague, a battered and broken government prepares to release the fury of America’s nuclear arsenal on its own soil and its own citizens. The Gemini Effect was originally published as The Mengele Effect. This edition has been completely edited and revised, including significant plot changes.
Author(s): Chuck Grossart
ISBN 13: 9781477820452
Pages: 347
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