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3001 : the final odyssey
Clarke, Arthur Charles, 1917-
PR6005.L36 A618 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The world in the year 3001 seen through the eyes of an astronaut, revived after a thousand-year sleep. The earth is encircled by space cities, accessed by elevators and education is a breeze, computers enabling the brain to absorb complicated information in milliseconds. By the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Atlas shrugged
Rand, Ayn.
PS3535.A547 A94 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.
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Black sun
Williamson, Jack, 1908-
PS3545.I557 B57 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A space mystery featuring one of the faster-than-light ships sent from Earth to colonize the galaxy. This one ends up in the system of the Black Sun and lands on its solitary planet. Several of the crew disappear and one can see their footprints, but how could they walk without space suits which they left behind?
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Bourbaki gambit : a novel
Djerassi, Carl.
PS3554.J47 B68 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An experiment by a group of aged scientists, incensed by society's retirement of people because of old age. They band under a pseudonym and come up with an invention in gene reproduction, proving that old age is no obstacle to creativity. By the author of Cantor's Dilemma.
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Brave new world : and, Brave new world revisited
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
PR6015.U9 B65 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Contains the text of Huxley's prophetic work and includes his discussion about social problems and the human condition since its publication.
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Cat's cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt.
PS3543.O585 C3 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: Cat's Cradle is 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.
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Childhood's end
Clarke, Arthur Charles, 1917-
PR6005.L36 C45 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Publisher: The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city-intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began. But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own. As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind-or the beginning?
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Children of men
James, P. D.
PR6060.A467 C48 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The year is 2021, and the human race is - quite literally - coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins." "The Children of Men will surprise - and enthrall - P. D. James fans. Written with the same rich blend of keen characterization, narrative drive and suspense as her great detective stories, it engages powerfully with new themes: conflicts of loyalty and duty, the corruption of power, redemption through love. Ingenious, original, irresistibly readable, it confirms once again P. D. James's standing as a major novelist."--BOOK JACKET.
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Clockwork orange
Burgess, Anthony, 1917-
PR6052.U638 C5 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A juvenile delinquent of the near future tells, in his semi-private language, of his crimes and punishment.
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Critical edition of the War of the worlds : H.G. Wells's scientific romance
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
PR5774 .W3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Death as a side effect
Shua, Ana María, 1951-
PQ7798.29.H8 M9413 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel about a dystopic, future Argentina where violence rules and the government is powerless to protect its aging citizens  Read more...
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Death sentences
Kawamata, Chiaki, 1948-
PL855.A863 G4613 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young poet, Who May, pens one disturbing poem after another until he creates a poem that can kill, which sparks a "magic poem plague" when copies are mailed to all of his friends.
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Dispossessed : a novel
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
PS3562.E42 D57 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the anarchist moon Anarres, risks his life by traveling to the mother planet of Urras in the hope of offering wisdom to its inhabitants and to reunite the two long-alienated worlds.
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Enchantress from the stars
Engdahl, Sylvia.
PZ7.E6985 En 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system.
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Fahrenheit 451
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
PS3503.R167 F3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A book burner in a future fascist state finds out books are a vital part of a culture he never knew. He clandestinely pursues reading, until he is betrayed.
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Fermata
Baker, Nicholson.
PS3552.A4325 F47 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Arno Strine explains, in his autobiography, about the fermata (or fold) and how he stops time and takes women's clothes off.
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Fight Club : a novel
Palahniuk, Chuck.
PS3566.A4554 F54 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a confusing world poised on the brink of mayhem, Tyler Durden, a projectionist, waiter, and anarchic genius, comes up with an idea to create clubs in which young men can escape their humdrum existence and prove themselves in barehanded fights.
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First men in the moon
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
PR5774 .F5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Flowers for Algernon
Keyes, Daniel.
PS3561.E769 F56 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.
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Fool's war
Zettel, Sarah.
PS3576 .E77 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The co-owner of a mail spaceship wants to upgrade the ship's rating.
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Fortunate fall
Carter, Raphael.
PS3553.A78278 F67 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a future Russia, Maya Andryevna is a camera, a reporter with virtual reality broadcasting equipment implanted in her brain. What she sees, millions see, what she feels, millions feel. And what Maya is seeing is the coverup of a massacre, bringing her to the attention of the country's thought police.
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Foundation and empire
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-
PS3551.S5 F596 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets ...?
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Foundation
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-
PS3551.S5 F59 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future₇a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire₇both scientists and scholars₇and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind₂s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves₇or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.
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Friend of the earth
Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
PS3552.O932 F75 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"It is the year 2025, and Tyrone O'Shaughnessy Tierwater is eking out a bleak living in Southern California, managing a pop star's private menagerie of the species "only a mother could love" - scruffy hyenas, jackals, warthogs and three down-at-the-mouth lions. Global warming is a reality. The biosphere has collapsed in a grim but pointed way, and most of the major mammalian species - not to mention fish, birds and frogs - are extinct." "At one time, as we see in alternating chapters, Ty was a passionate environmentalist, so committed to saving the earth that he became an eco-terrorist and, ultimately, a convicted felon. As a member of the radical environmental group Earth Forever!, he unwittingly endangered both his wife, Andrea, and his daugther, Sierra (who herself became an icon of the Movement as an inveterate tree-sitter in the late nineties). Now, when he's just trying to survive in a world torn by obdurate storms and winnowing drought, Andrea comes back into his life."--BOOK JACKET.
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Game-players of Titan
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 G3 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Giver
Lowry, Lois.
PZ7.L9673 Gi 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
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Grid
Kerr, Philip.
PR6061.E784 G75 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A computer thriller on a new building in Los Angeles where even the watering of plants is computerized. Just before the official opening the computer and its descendants decide they don't want humans and proceed to kill them, using such weapons as automatic doors and air conditioning.
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History maker
Gray, Alasdair.
PR6057.R3264 H57 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the 23rd Century, war has become a televised sport with its own stars. One of them is Wat Dryhope and this is the story of his exploits, military and erotic, in a Scottish war between clans.
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House of the scorpion
Farmer, Nancy.
PZ7.F23814 Mat 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
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Invisible man : a grotesque romance
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
PR5774 .I5 2002b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A young scientist's adventures with refractions of light bring terror to the residents of Burdock.
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Island
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
PR6015.U9 I86 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The author's last novel introduces a supposedly Utopian Pacific island where drug use and open sex are encouraged, and children are not at the mercy of one set of parents. In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and -- to his amazement -- give him hope.
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Island of Dr. Moreau
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
PR5774 .I8 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin's theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote tropical island, with hideous, human-like results. Edward Prendick, an English-man whose misfortunes bring him to the island, is witness to the Beast Folk's strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wells's haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time."--BOOK JACKET.
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Jules Verne's Twenty thousand leagues under the sea : the definitive unabridged edition based on the original French texts
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905.
PQ2469.V4 E5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Jupiter
Bova, Ben, 1932-
PS3552.O84 J86 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Grant Archer merely wanted to study astrophysics, to work quietly as an astronomer on the far side of the moon. But the forces of the New Morality, the coalition of censorious do-gooders who run twenty-first-century America, have other plans for him." -- Jacket.
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Land that time forgot
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950.
PS3503.U687 L36 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A captive aboard an enemy submarine, adventurer Bowen Tyler finds himself on the mysterious forgotten continent of Caspak, whose savage inhabitants are dinosaurs and Bronze Age warriors.
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Last man
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851.
PR5397 .L3 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Best remembered as the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley wrote The Last Man eight years later, on returning to England from Italy after her husband Percy's death. It is the twenty-first century, and England is a republic governed by a ruling elite, one of whom, Adrian, Earl of Windsor, has introduced a Cumbrian boy to the circle. This outsider, Lionel Verney, narrates the story, a tale of complicated, tragic love, and of the gradual extermination of the human race by plague. The Last Man also functions as an intriguing roman-a-clef, for the saintly Adrian is a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and his friend Lord Raymond is a portrait of Byron. The novel offers a vision of the future that expresses a reaction against Romanticism, as Shelley demonstrates the failure of the imagination and of art to redeem her doomed characters.
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Lathe of heaven : a novel
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
PS3562.E42 L3 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes."--Publisher description.
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Left hand of darkness
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
PS3562.E42 L39 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
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Looking backward, 2000-1887
Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898.
PS1086 .L6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Man in the high castle
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 M26 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as coommon as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan." -- Back cover.
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Maze of death
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 M35 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The theology in this novel is not an analog of any known religion. It stems from an attempt made by William Sarill and myself to develop an abstract, logical system of religious thought, based on the arbitrary postulate that God exists. Fourteen strangers came to Delmak-O. Thirteen of them were transferred by the usual authorities. One got there by praying. But once they arrived on that planet whose very atmosphere seemed to induce paranoia and psychosis, the newcomers found that even prayer was useless. For on Delmak-O, God is either absent or intent on destroying His creations.
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Minority report
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 M46 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In the world of The Minority Report, Commissioner John Anderton is the one to thank for the lack of crime. He is the originator of the Precrime System, which uses "precogs"--people with the power to see into the future--to identify criminals before they can do any harm. Unfortunately for Anderton, his precogs perceive him as the next criminal. But Anderton knows he has never contemplated such a thing, and this knowledge proves the precogs are fallible. Now, whichever way he turns, Anderton is doomed--unless he can find the precogs's "minority report"--the dissenting voice that represents his one hope of getting at the truth in time to save himself from his own system.
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Moon maid
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950.
PS3503.U687 M66 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"In the late twentieth century, Admiral Julian 3rd can get no rest, for he knows his future. He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery inside the moon; he will live again in the dark years of the twenty-second century as Julian 9th, who refuses to bow down to the victorious Moon Men; and as Julian 20th, the fierce Red Hawk, he will lead humanity's final battle against the alien invaders in the twenty-fifth century. The Moon Maid is Edgar Rice Burrough's epic of a world conquered by alien invaders from the moon and of the hero Julian, who champions the earth's struggle for freedom, peace, and dignity." "The most complete version of The Moon Maid saga ever made available, this edition contains the story as published serially, along with numerous passages, sentences, and words excised from the magazine version or added later by the author. This edition also features an introduction by Terry Bison, new illustrations by Thomas Floyd, the classic frontspiece by J. Allen St. John, essays by scholar Richard J. Golsan and writer Phillip R. Burger, a glossary by Scott Tracy Griffin, and a compendium of alterations to the text."--BOOK JACKET.
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Mount : a novel
Emshwiller, Carol.
PS3555.M54 M68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Charley is an athlete. He wants to grow up to be the fastest runer in the world, like his father. He wants to be painted crossing the finishing line, in his racing silks, with a medal around his neck. Charley lives in a stable. He isn't a runner, he's a mount. He belongs to a Hoot. The Hoots are alien invaders." -- Back cover.
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Naked lunch
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
PS3552.U75 N3 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The tale of a descent into the hellish world of a narcotics addict as he travels from New York to Tangiers and then into the nightmarish Interzone.
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Never let me go
Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
PR6059.S5 N48 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.
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Now wait for last year
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 N6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A world leader uses his strange ability to die repeatedly and be brought back to life to ward off a global catastrophe.
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Oryx and Crake : a novel
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
PR9199.3.A8 O79 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated gy ecological and scientific disasters.
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Sailing to Byzantium
Silverberg, Robert.
PS648.S3 S25 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this collection, Robert Silverberg presents the novellas that won him multiple Hugo and Nebula Award nominations. Included are "The Secret Sharer", "Thomas the Proclaimer" and the title story,  Read more...
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Second foundation
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-
PS3551.S5 S37 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule's mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl seemed to have the answer, or did she?
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Soft machine
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
PS3552.U75 S6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sparrow
Russell, Mary Doria, 1950-
PS3568.U76678 S63 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Jesuit leads an expedition to investigate singing emanating from a planet. So are discovered the Runa, intelligent beings, but undernourished. The explorers fix that and a population explosion follows, attracting space-age cannibals who start eating them. The explorers are killed, except for the Jesuit who tells the tale.
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Stars are also fire
Anderson, Poul, 1926-
PS3551.N378 S73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On the moon, a war of independence breaks out against the artificial intelligence ruling it. The revolutionaries are Lunarians, genetically altered descendants of human colonists. They are helped in their struggle by two humans--Aleka Kame and Ian Kenmuir--the protagonists of the tale. By the author of Harvest of Stars.
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Story of General Dann and Mara's daughter, griot and the snow dog : a novel
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
PR6023.E833 S78 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Dann tavels with a snow dog, hunting for knowldge and grappling with despair, while Mara's daughter and Griot embark on a strange adventure, discovering that love and song can bring happiness.
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Telling
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
PS3562.E42 T45 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Earthling Sutty has been living a solitary, well-protected life in Dovza City on the planet Aka as an official Observer for the interstellar Ekumen. Insisting on all citizens being pure "producer-consumers," the tightly controlled capitalist government of Aka--the Corporation--is systematically destroying all vestiges of the ancient ways: "The Time of Cleansing" is the chilling term used to describe this era. Books are burned, the old language and calligraphy are outlawed, and those caught trying to keep any part of the past alive are punished and then reeducated. Frustrated in her attempts to study the linguistics and literature of Aka's cultural past, Sutty is sent upriver to the backwoods town of Okzat-Ozkat. Here she is slowly charmed by the old-world mountain people, whose still waters, she gradually realizes, run very deep. But whether their ways constitute a religion, ancient traditions, philosophy, or passive, political resistance, Sutty is not sure. Delving ever deeper into her hosts' culture, Sutty finds herself on a parallel spiritual quest, as well.
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Time machine : an invention
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
PR5774 .T5 2002b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a turn-of-the-century scientist builds a time machine, his perilous journey into the far distant future leads to the discovery of a strange and terrifying new world.
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Ubik
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 U24 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Philip K. Dick's searing metaphysical comedy of death and salvation is a tour de force of panoramic menace and unfettered slapstick, in which the departed give business advice, shop for their next incarnation, and run the continual risk of dying yet again.
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Voyage to Arcturus
Lindsay, David, 1876-1945.
PR6023.I58115 V68 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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We can build you
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 W4 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Louis Rosen and his partners sell people--ingeniously designed, historically authentic simulacra of personages such as Edwin M. Stanton and Abraham Lincoln. The problem is that the only prospective buyer is a rapacious billionaire whose plans for the simulacra could land Louis in jail. Then there's the added complication that someone--or something--like Abraham Lincoln may not want to be sold. Is an electronic Lincoln any less alive than his creators? Is a machine that cares and suffers inferior to the woman Louis loves--a borderline psychopath who does neither? With irresistible momentum, intelligence, and wit, Philip K. Dick creates an arresting techno-thriller that suggests a marriage of Bladerunner and Barbarians at the Gate.
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Wild boys : a book of the dead
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
PS3552.U75 W485 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states.
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World Jones made
Dick, Philip K.
PS3554.I3 W67 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Floyd Jones rises from carnival fortune teller to postnuclear messiah when he finds he has the ability to make people dream again in a world where dreaming is illegal.