Classic Science Fiction Reads

Ender's game

Orson Scott Card.

Science Fiction, Action/Adventure

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards 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. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't ...


Foundation ; Foundation and empire ; Second foundation

Isaac Asimov ; with an introduction by Michael Dirda.

Science Fiction

Isaac Asimov#x19;s seminal Foundation trilogy-one of the cornerstones of modern speculative fiction-in a single hardcover volume.

It is the saga of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store-a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and violence that will last for thirty thousand years. Gathering a band of ...




Ringworld

Larry Niven.

Science Fiction

A new place is being built, a world of huge dimensions, encompassing millions of miles, stronger than any planet before it. There is gravity, and with high walls and its proximity to the sun, a livable new planet that is three million times the area of the Earth can be formed. We can start again! Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.



Snow crash

Neal Stephenson.

Science Fiction

One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels.

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.

In reality, H...






Starship troopers

Robert A. Heinlein.

Science Fiction

This controversial classic of military adventure by "New York Times" bestselling author Heinlein is back--the story of a young recruit of the future who goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe.


Neuromancer

William Gibson ; with a new introduction by the author ; with an afterword by Jack Womack.

Science Fiction

SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION --
THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF THE PAST TWO DECADES

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancerdidn't just explode onto the science fiction scene--it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and...





Stranger in a strange land

Robert A. Heinlein.

Science Fiction

For use in schools and libraries only. Valentine Michael Smith, born and raised on Mars, arrives on Earth's stunning Western culture with his superhuman abilities.


Childhood's end

Arthur C. Clarke ; [with a new introduction by the author].

Science Fiction

Giant silver ships appear above every major city in the world. The Overlords have arrived. They eliminate ignorance, disease, poverty, and fear. After fifty years they also start eliminating humans. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


The left hand of darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin.

Science Fiction

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects o...


Hyperion

Dan Simmons.

Science Fiction

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike.  There are those who worship it.  There are those who fear it.  And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.  In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.  On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galax...


The moon is a harsh mistress

Robert A. Heinlein.

Science Fiction

Robert A. Heinlein was the most influential science fiction writer of his era, an influence so large that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, "modern critics attempting to wrestle with that influence find themselves dealing with an object rather like the sky or an ocean." He won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, a record that still stands.The Moon is a Harsh Mistresswas the last of these Hugo-winning novels, and it is widely considered his finest...


Dune

Frank Herbert.

Science Fiction

Frank Herbert's Hugo and Nebula Award winner celebrates 40 years with this new anniversary edition. The sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, "Dune" has been a favorite among sci-fi fans for decades.