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Classic Science Fiction Reads

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Created by Mitzi Fields
  • Details about Ender's game

    Ender's game

    Orson Scott Card.

    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 make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin draft……more

  • Details about Foundation ; Foundation and empire ; Second foundation

    Foundation ; Foundation and empire ; Second foundation

    Isaac Asimov ; with an introduction by Michael Dirda.

    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 courageous men and women, Seldon leads them to a h……more

  • Details about Ringworld

    Ringworld

    Larry Niven.

    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.…more

  • Details about Snow crash

    Snow crash

    Neal Stephenson.

    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, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo&rsqu……more

  • Details about Starship troopers

    Starship troopers

    Robert A. Heinlein.

    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.…more

  • Details about Neuromancer

    Neuromancer

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

    SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION --THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF THE PAST TWO DECADESTwenty 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 technology.Today, there is only one science ficti……more

  • Details about Stranger in a strange land

    Stranger in a strange land

    Robert A. Heinlein.

    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.…more

  • Details about Childhood's end

    Childhood's end

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

    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.…more

  • Details about The left hand of darkness

    The left hand of darkness

    Ursula K. Le Guin.

    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 of psychology, society, and human emotion on an ali……more

  • Details about Hyperion

    Hyperion

    Dan Simmons.

    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 galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voya……more

  • Details about The moon is a harsh mistress

    The moon is a harsh mistress

    Robert A. Heinlein.

    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 work.It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion……more

  • Details about Dune

    Dune

    Frank Herbert.

    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.…more

  • Details about Do androids dream of electric sheep?

    Do androids dream of electric sheep?

    Philip K. Dick.

    By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from……more