Magic, Space and Swords: Over 100 Years of Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Journey to the Center of the Earth

retold from the Jules Verne original by Kathleen Olmstead; illustrated by Eric Freeberg

Action/Adventure, Science Fiction

"Go down the crater of the volcano Snaefells. Follow the shadow just before the month of July. You will find your way to the center of the Earth. I did it." That mysterious message, found in a long-lost letter, propels a young man and his uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: to a prehistoric world below the earth where dinosaurs and other strange creatures still roam. Jules Verne's classic fantasy will enchant a new generation of readers.

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The time machine: an invention

[by] H. G. Wells; with an introduction and notes by Keith Nettle.

Action/Adventure, Science Fiction

When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.  In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony.  The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had bee...


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 ...




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...





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 ...


Brave new world

Aldous Huxley.

Science Fiction

Huxley's story shows a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability. An ominous warning to the world's population, this literary classic is a must-read.


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.


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.



Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury.

Science Fiction

Internationally acclaimed with more than 5 million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's classic novel of censorship and defiance, as resonant today as it was when it was first published nearly 50 years ago. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires... The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning ... along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a firem...


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Susanna Clarke ; illustrations by Portia Rosenberg.

Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgo...


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

Science Fiction, Humor


Red Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson.

Science Fiction

Chronicles the colonization of Mars in the year 2026. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


The mists of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Fantasy

A Literary Guild Featured Alternate Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come....


The lord of the rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Action/Adventure, Fantasy

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hand...


Cat's cradle

Kurt Vonnegut.

Science Fiction

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most import...


A game of thrones

George R.R. Martin.

Fantasy, Action/Adventure

A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. 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 GAM...


The once and future king

T.H. White.

Action/Adventure, Fantasy

T.H. White, whose The Sword in the Stone has been read by hundreds of thousands, now at last has turned his hand to retelling the entire Arthurian Epic. The Once and Future King takes Arthur from the glorious lyrical phase of his youth through the disillusioning early years of his reign to the mature years in which his vision of the Round Table develops into the search for the Holy Grail and finally to his weary old age. In part, T.H. White has d...