Book Genre: Science Fiction

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Geoffrey Girard
Josh
4

     Author Geoffrey Girard's protagonist Shawn Castillo is as flawed as they come. You can't help but root for him though especially when you realize who...and what he is up against.  Girard skillfully combines philosophy,  bio-ethics, history, psychology and political...

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Ken
4

This collection of Bernie Wrightson work for the Creepy and Eerie magazines is really good, Wrightson's heavy contrasting artwork works really well for these stories. Two of the stories were drawn by Carmine Infantino, and were inked by Wrightson, and while the stories themselves are quite good...

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Edited by Dave Eggers
ShellyB
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...

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Nathaniel Rich
Becker
4

Mitchell Zukor thinks about disaster for a living. A mathematical and imaginative genius, he is head hunted away from actuarial work in order to construct scenarios for Future World, a New York City startup. Future World's promise--we will tell you about every possible catastrophe--from nuclear...

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Robert Reid
ShellyB
4

So funny, so ridiculous!  Gives a little nostalgic walk down memory lane with mention of old TV sitcoms, bands, singers, and music from the mid '70s on.  The author makes fun of the music industry, goofy copyright laws and punishments, lawyers, government workers, labor unions, almost...

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Karen Lord
extra medium
5

A major disaster has hit the Sadiri homeworld caused by an unprovoked attack by their enemies leaving the survivors reeling and without any kind of home.  Delarua is saddled with the task of helping Dllenahkh, a Sadiri diplomat trying to find compatible people with whom the Sadiri can...

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Gennifer Albin
extra medium
4

In Arras, everything is peaceful due to the work of the Guild. Only Spinsters are able to manipulate the weave of time and reality so that people remain calm and peaceful, and have food and housing. Adelice has the ability to touch the weave of reality, but her family has always cautioned her to...

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Ted Chiang
Laurie.
4

Waiting for the Library's copy of The Unreal and The Real by Ursula Le Guin feels like waiting for Godot.  Fortunately, I spied Chiang's collection of stories.  Chiang, like Le Guin, doesn't always write between the genre lines which is exactly what I like. ...

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Ernest Cline
Brett
4

Growing up in a poverty and famine-ridden near future, Wade Watts, like most of humanity, spends the majority of his waking hours plugged in to a virtual reality simulator to escape the horror of his daily existence. Wade becomes obsessed with a contest within this virtual utopia that involves...

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Lissa Price
Melody
4

When the war escalated to biological warfare, the youngest and the oldest were vaccinated first, and by the end of the war, that was all that were left: the starters and the enders. Callie and her younger brother are unclaimed starters. Without any grandparents they are left to fend for...

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C. K. Kelly Martin
Kristi
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In 2063, Freya a resident of United North America, lives in a world devastated by disease and a ruined environment. Her father, a powerful man in the government, sends Freya back to the U. S. in 1985 in the hopes that she will survive a plague that is annihilating the people of her time. She has...

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Deborah E. Harkness
Mary P
4

This is the second installment in Deborah Harkness' Discovery of Witches series.  Some series books fall flat on the second, but I felt that her use of time travel in this book kept it interesting and fresh.

The story follows Matthew and Diana through time and space as they...

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Rachel Cohn
Jennifer H
3

Elysia is a laboratory created clone modeled after a girl who died before Elysia was created. Purchased by a family to be a "companion clone", she begins her life on Demesne, an island that is the epitome of perfection. Only the most wealthy live on the island with their every need fulfilled by...

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Malinda Lo
extra medium
5

Oh man! This is one of my favorite books of the year! Flocks of birds across North America are causing planes to crash. Reese, her debate partner David, and their teacher are stranded in Phoenix. Things are getting ugly at the airport so they decide to drive home to San Francisco because no one...

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Robert Reid
Brett
3

Whoever wrote the copy inside the cover flap did a huge disservice to this book by comparing it to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It is humorous and I did chuckle a few times, but it cannot compare to Douglas Adams' masterpiece of the absurd. Rob Reid, founder of the company that...

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Julianna Baggott
Rachel F
4

In the near future, a Dome is built, where people will be sent in case of some kind of disaster occurs. When the Detonations happen, some get into the Dome and others barely survive outside.  If you enjoy fast-paced dystopian stories, try this one.

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Jacqueline Carey
Becker
5

Loup Garron is the product of an affair between a genetically modified soldier and a local in the town of Santa Olivia, an unofficial town in the DMZ between Texas and Mexico. Orphaned at an early age, she spends time with her brother, who is training for a boxing match with one of the soldiers...

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Orson Scott Card
Emily
5

This book is amazing. I have read this book more times than i can remember and will reread the first three books in this series about every other year. If you have not yet discovered the awesome amazingness that is the Enderverse yet then hold onto your pants and get reading.

Ender's game...

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William Gibson
Noel
4

I’ve been having nightmares for a week. Maybe it’s because the people who populate William Gibson’s book seem only half-human, with ports implanted in their necks and software programs running directly through their brains. Maybe it’s a main character, Case, who can kick his drug habit, but only...

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Garth Nix
extra medium
4

Khmeri is a Prince of the Empireone of ten thousand. Taken from his parents as a baby, genetically modified and altered with fancy tech, Khmeri is no longer human. When Khmeri ascends to his full powers, he learns that everything he was taught to expect of the Empire isn't entirely correct. He...

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Johan Harstad
Becker
3

Would you enter a lottery for a chance to spend a week on the moon? What if you knew there was a chance that you'd never come back? NASA is trying to revitalize the space program and get everyone excited about moon exploration, years after the first Apollo flights. They reveal to the public that...

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Michael Grant
Gwen
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Mack is an average kid who isn't scared of true danger, which makes him the perfect hero. When a crusty old magician appears to tell Mack he is part of a powerful group that has to save the world from an ancient evil, he's in. See, there was an ancient battle between the original Magnificent 12...

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Mark Haddon
Becker
4

What would you do if you overhead two of your teachers talking in what sounds like a made up language? Well, Jim and Charlie decide they have to find out what's going on, and that leads to an adventure of a scale they'd never imagined! You'll be laughing all the way through this adventure that...

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Frank Cottrell Boyce
Gwen
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Twelve-year-old Liam is tall for his age; in fact, he often gets mistaken for a grown-up. So when Liam is mistaken for a father and is offered a top-secret trip to the best theme park ever, he immediately accepts! Now he just has to convince his own parents that he's really going on a week-long...

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Jake Parker
Becker
3

Meet Missile Mouse, a mouse with a mission. He is part of the Galactic Security Agency, and his job is to keep the galaxy safe from the likes of the Rouge Imperium of Planets (RIP). His latest assignment is to rescue a kidnapped scientist before RIP can scan his brain for the secrets of the Star...