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Science Fiction and Fantasy


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Snow Crash
Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson
Staff Pick
Snow Crash is one of my favorites. It's an epic cyber-punk tale that contains elements that are both fantastical and very realistic. The characters are richly imagined, even the villains. It is fast paced and well embellished, containing elements of... (read more)

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Stories of Your Life And Others
Stories of Your Life And Others
by Ted Chiang
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This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories plus the author's story notes and a cover that the author commissioned himself. Combining the precision and... (read more)

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Leviathan Wakes (11 Edition)
Leviathan Wakes (11 Edition)
by James S. Corey
Staff Pick
I grew up reading classic science fiction — science fiction that included science. Leviathan Wakes is in that same vein. Set the day after the day after tomorrow, when mankind has finally freed itself from the bonds of earth and has begun to... (read more)

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Startide Rising (Bantam Spectra Book)
Startide Rising (Bantam Spectra Book)
by David Brin
Staff Pick
Put a dolphin on the cover of a sci-fi book and I'm all but hooked! Here, the Earth ship Streaker — carrying a crew made up mostly of dolphins — has had to crash land on an aquatic planet to make repairs. Can the crew fix the ship, stave off... (read more)

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Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station
by China Mieville
Staff Pick
Perdido Street Station is an excellent tale. The characters are realistic, as is the city they live in (even though it is a far-fetched fantasy land). The story is well paced and carries the reader forward — it will keep your interest piqued till the... (read more)

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Gardens of the Moon: Malazan  Book of the Fallen #01
Gardens of the Moon: Malazan Book of the Fallen #01
by Steven Erikson
Staff Pick
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted... (read more)

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Staff Pick
Some ideas become success stories, others don't stick around. In this no-nonsense look at successful communication the brothers Heath examine the principles of "stickiness" considering the elements needed to make a particular idea take hold. An... (read more)

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Ringworld
Ringworld
by Larry Niven
Staff Pick
Niven's take on alien culture is not to be missed. Ringworld is easily one of the genre's greatest stories of discovery and exploration.... (read more)

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Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen
by G. Willow Wilson
Staff Pick
Religion, metaphor, rebellion. The Quran and the Internet. Hackers, effrit, and sheikhs. Douglas Hofstadter shout-outs. Holy moly. Otherworldly elements swirl into the modern-day Middle East in this sandstorm of magic and mortals. The environments are... (read more)

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Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
by Steven Erikson
Staff Pick
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted... (read more)

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Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Staff Pick
Ishiguro takes a meditative look at childhood, loss of innocence, and human deception and the drive for survival. This is a haunting narrative that is joyous and sad at once — reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, but with a very literary and poignant eye for... (read more)

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Childhood's End
Childhood's End
by Arthur C Clarke
Staff Pick
Childhood's End is a first-contact story full of thought-provoking ideas about what humanity can become. As relevant today as it was in 1953.... (read more)

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Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One
Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One
by Lian Hearn
Staff Pick
The first in a trilogy, Across the Nightingale Floor is being compared with the likes of the Pullman Trilogy, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings — and rightly so. It is easily the best fantasy novel I've read in quite a while. The story line follows... (read more)

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The Eyre Affair  (Thursday Next #01)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #01)
by Jasper Fforde
Staff Pick
The Eyre Affair took me a little time to really get into, but once Thursday Next — a literary detective from the future — enters Charlotte Bronte's novel and tries to save Jane and the story, the book is thoroughly fun, with all the digs at the... (read more)

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Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
by John Scalzi
Staff Pick
I don't reread books often; I just don't have the time. But this is one book that will get reread annually, if not more often. While the bulk of Redshirts is a comedic romp that gleefully skewers the conventions of sci-fi television, the three codas at... (read more)

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Watership Down: A Novel
Watership Down: A Novel
by Richard Adams
Staff Pick
Bunnies, community, fantasy, adventure, danger — a classic pick for anyone who likes Brian Jacques, C. S. Lewis, or Erin Hunter.... (read more)

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The Forever War
The Forever War
by Joe Haldeman
Staff Pick
Dealing with time dilation, the realities of war, sexuality, and the ever-changing definition of what it means to be human, Joe Haldeman's Hugo Award-winning Forever War is not to be missed.... (read more)

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A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time #14)
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time #14)
by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Staff Pick
It might be a little daunting to start the Wheel of Time, a 14-novel epic fantasy series, but look on the bright side: you'll probably be able to finish it long before A Song of Ice and Fire finishes. A Memory of Light is the legendary conclusion to a... (read more)

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Assassin's Apprentice: Farseer
Assassin's Apprentice: Farseer
by Robin Hobb
Staff Pick
Assassin's Apprentice is a great, enjoyable reads. Assassins, intrigue, magic, and an interesting world — what's not to love? Usually I don't like coming-of-age stories, but this one is very well done and steers clear of many of the traps that fantasy... (read more)

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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury
Staff Pick
Fahrenheit 451 is probably one of the most important books ever written. If the world of this novel comes to pass, I will be this book. (You'll have to read it to see what I mean.)... (read more)

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