Book Genre: Science Fiction

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Ernest Cline
Rebecca
4

If you were born into a more-or-less average American family after about 1976 or so, you probably grew up playing some video games and/or watching movies. If you're me, you still know how to get to all the secret worlds in Mario, you can beat Zelda in less than two hours, you can quote Monty...

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Richard Yancey
CarolE
4

The first book in a projected trilogy and soon to be a major motion picture this is the next big thing according to lots of reviewers. Aliens are threatening earth and apparently exterminating as many humans as they can, but years ago they implanted babies with their consciousness and so now no...

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Aldous Huxley
Rachel F
3

I read lots of dystopias, mostly teen fiction, but I'll read adult ones from time to time.  I rarely read older books, though.  This one was published in 1932!  

In Huxley's future, humans are reproduced artificially, personal attachment and intimacy are verboten,  ...

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Marcus Sakey
Becker
5

Gifteds. Brilliants. Abnorms. Twists. Whatever you call them, they've changed the world. True genius used to come once in a generation. Now, 1 in 100 children are born extraordinarily gifted in various ways--reading body language, tactics, medicine, numbers. Though a small minority of the...

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Timothy Zahn
seanamo
4

Heir to the Empire picks up not long after the events of Return of the Jedi - The Emperor and Vader are dead (along with most of the elite officers of the Empire), Luke is a full jedi knight, Han & Leia are married and expecting twins, and Lando is up to his old tricks (as a mining...

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Richard Yancey
Mary P
3

Young Adult Dystopian fiction has been my genre of choice for the past several months, and this title was recommended to me by one of my coworkers.  I requested the large print version because there were no holds on it, so I got it pretty quickly!

The beginning of the book was...

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Andy Diggle
Ken
3

Silent Dragon takes place in a future Japanese police state. It focuses on Renjiro a Yakuza lieutenant who is betrayed by the head of the organization, and goes out for revenge. The story is cool, it moves quickly, and the artwork is interesting and dynamic. The only problem I have is the story...

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Veronica Roth
Dawn
4

Each year in Beatrice's dystopian society fifteen-year-olds are given tests to see which of five factions they are best suited for. Then they choose a faction on a given day. Beatrice's tests come in as inconclusive.  She must search her heart and pick a faction.  She enters a faction...

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Michael F. (Fiction writer) Smith
L.F.
5

What if the storms over the Mississippi Gulf Coast kept coming and coming and the rain was relentless for years with no sign of letting up.  This is the dystopia of Michael Farris Smith’s novel, Rivers.  Here is what New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke had to say...

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Ray Bradbury
Janet Q
3

This 1953 novel is a classic with a great premise that doesn't seem so sci-fi any more: a future society that burns books and relies heavily on technology, especially mindless reality tv, to relieve the mind-numbing boredom that results from a world without books. One thing that really...

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Patrick Ness
Kristi
4

Seth is dead. He drowned off the coast of Washington and did he really try to save himself? Now he’s awakened alone in an abandoned world covered in dust. Stranger yet, he’s in his old house in London where he hasn’t lived in years.  His family immigrated to America after a bad man did bad...

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Ben H Winters
Michelle
4

Sequel to the pre-apocalyptic novel, The Last Policeman, this story continues to entice as the world prepares in strange ways to go out with a bang in 70-odd days. The protagonist, ex-cop Henry Palace, is marvelous - serious, heroic and just plain interesting. Recommended for all including...

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Geoffrey Girard
Becker
4

If you like government conspiracies, serial killer stories, science, and thrills, this is a book you might want to take a look at. The government has defense contractors cloning some of the most infamous serial killers in history--Son of Sam, Dahmer, Bundy and more. They say they're working on a...

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Jeffrey Brown
KristenA
4

This book cracked me up. Jedi Academy is the hand-written and -drawn journal of Roan Novachez, a boy from Luke and Anakin Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. Roan desperately wanted to become a fighter pilot, but is rejected from the Pilot Academy. He has to settle for the Jedi Academy...

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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
4

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...