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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 suit...
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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...
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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. Bu...
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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 hi...
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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
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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 o...
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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 t...
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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...
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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...
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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 flouri...
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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 expe...
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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,...
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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 r...
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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...
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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 the...
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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 ...
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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 J...
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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 H...
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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, ...
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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,
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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 ...
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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, excep...
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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...
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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 systemat...
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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. Th...
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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.