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The 10 Best Science Fiction Books

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Title: Frankenstein

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter," Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature?s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.
Author(s): Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley;Karen Karbiener
ISBN 13: 9781593080051
Pages: 288
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Title: Solaris

When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds himself confronting a painful memory embodied in the physical likeness of a past lover. Kelvin learns that he is not alone in this and that other crews examining the planet are plagued with their own repressed and newly real memories. Could it be, as Solaris scientists speculate, that the ocean may be a massive neural center creating these memories, for a reason no one can identify?
Author(s): Stanislaw Lem;Joanna Kilmartin;Steve Cox
ISBN 13: 9780156027601
Pages: 204
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Title: The Demon Princes, Vol. 1

Collects three of the author's novels about the Demon Princes, a destructive race of beings who disguise themselves as humans, and Kerth Gersen, who is out to avenge himself for the destruction of his world
Author(s): Jack Vance
ISBN 13: 9780312853020
Pages: 448
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Title: The Secret of Sinharat

Raised on the savage world of Mercury, hard-bitten mercenary Eric John Stark lives among the people of the civilized solar system, but his calm veneer masks a warrior's spirit.
Author(s): Leigh Brackett
ISBN 13: 9781601250476
Pages: 237
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Title: The Zero Stone

Murdoc finds phenomenal powers in the stone ring that he inherits from his father but only comes to understand those powers completely through contact with an interplanetary wanderer in the form of a feline mutant.
Author(s): Andre Norton
ISBN 13: 9780441959648
Pages: ooks#volumes"
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Title: The Left Hand of Darkness

On behalf of his government, an earthling travels to an alien, backward world whose inhabitants are all ambisexual
Author(s): Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN 13: 9780441478125
Pages: 304
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Title: Roadside Picnic

A troubled man leads a writer and a scientist into "The Zone," a mysterious area where the laws of physics no longer apply.
Author(s): Arkady Strugatsky;Boris Strugatsky;Olena Bormashenko
ISBN 13: 9781613743416
Pages: 209
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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: Neuromancer

Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system
Author(s): William Gibson
ISBN 13: 9780441569595
Pages: 271
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Title: Embassytown

Retaining a tenuous peace on a distant planet in the far future, humans and aliens work together through a mutually beneficial economic arrangement that is threatened by the arrival of a new group of humans that destabilizes the world's ...
Author(s): China Mieville
ISBN 13: 9780345524492
Pages: 345
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