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  Cover Art: MaddAddam Atwood, Margaret
MaddAddam
"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--
2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Windup Girl Bacigalupi, Paolo
The Windup Girl
What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Hydrogen Sonata Banks, Iain
The Hydrogen Sonata
Suspected of involvement after the Regimental High Command is destroyed as they prepared to go to a new level of existence called Sublime, Lieutenant Commander Vyr Cossont must find a nine-thousand-year-old man to clear her name.
2012
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Darwin's Radio Bear, Greg
Darwin's Radio
A retrovirus is discovered which provokes miscarriages in women, followed by a second pregnancy without sexual intercourse. As scientists race to unlock its mysteries, fears grow it may herald the end of the human race as we know it.
1999
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Time Machines Repaired While-u-wait Bedford, K. A.
Time Machines Repaired While-u-wait
Fixing time machines is a waste of Spider's talent. But he's resigned to do it until he discovers, inside a broken second-hand time machine, the corpse of a woman brutally murdered, wrapped in plastic and duct tape.
2008
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Reapers are the Angels Bell, Alden
The Reapers are the Angels
Zombies have infested a fallen America, and a young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, she moves back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond--seeking salvation and a place to make a home.
2010
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Titan Bova, Ben
Titan
After long months of travel, the gigantic colony ship Goddardhas at last made orbit around Saturn, carrying a population of more than of 10,000 dissidents, rebels, extremists, and visionaries seeking a new life. Among Goddard's missions is the study of Titan, which offers the tantalizing possibility that life may exist amid its windswept islands and chill black seas.
2006
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Yiddish Policemen's Union : a Novel Chabon, Michael
The Yiddish Policemen's Union : a Novel
In an alternate world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy.
2007
Adult Mystery Book
  Cover Art: Makers Doctorow, Cory
Makers
What happens to America when two geeks working from a garage invent easy 3D printing, a cure for obesity, and crowd-sourced theme parks? Lawsuits against Disney are only the beginning in this major novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America in the age of open source and its hero/hacker culture.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Eifelheim Flynn, Michael
Eifelheim
What's so special about Eifelheim? Father Dietrich is the village priest of Eifelheim, in the year 1348, when the Black Death is gathering strength. To his astonishment, Dietrich makes first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star, when their ship crashes in the nearby forest.
2006
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: In War Times Goonan, Kathleen Ann
In War Times
While studying, Sam is seduced by a mysterious female physicist that is teaching one of his courses, and given her plans for a device that will end the war, perhaps even end the human predilection for war forever. But the device does something less, and more, than that.
2007
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Accidental Time Machine Haldeman, Joe W.
The Accidental Time Machine
Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forces that relate to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who has left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself-or so he thinks.
2007
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Raw Shark Texts Hall, Steven
The Raw Shark Texts
Eric Sanderson wakes up one day with no idea who or where he is. A note instructs him to call a Dr. Randle, who informs him that he is undergoing yet another episode of memory loss and that for the last two years--since the tragic death of his great love, Clio, while vacationing in Greece--he's been suffering from an acute disassociative disorder. But there may be more to the story, or it may be a different story altogether.
2007
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Steal Across the Sky Kress, Nancy
Steal Across the Sky
The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the internet. At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't. This is the story of three volunteers who answered that ad, and what they found on Kular A and Kular B.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Left Hand of Darkness Le Guin, Ursula K.
The Left Hand of Darkness
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.
2000
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Ancillary Justice Leckie, Ann
Ancillary Justice
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren --a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose--to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.
2013
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Restoration Game MacLeod, Ken
The Restoration Game
Combining international intrigue with cutting-edge philosophical speculation, romance with adventure, and online gaming with real-life consequences, this book delivers as science fiction and as a sharp take on our present world from the viewpoint of a complex, engaging heroine who has to fight her way through a maze of political and family manipulation to take control of her own life.
2011
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Counting Heads Marusek, David
Counting Heads
On a twenty-second-century Earth where life expectancy has increased to span centuries and robots perform most of society's work, a ragtag ensemble of unlikely heroes join forces to save the frozen living head of an assassinated leading citizen's daughter, who represents humanity's only protection against a genocide plot by wealthy immortals.
2005
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The City & the City Mieville, China
The City & the City
Inspector Tyador Borlu´ must travel to Ul Qoma to search for answers in the murder of a woman found in the city of Besz´el.
2009
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain Minister Faust
From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain
After defeating all of their enemies in a global battle in the 1980s, the Fantastic Order of Justice, Earth's most powerful--and dysfunctional--team of super heroes, finds itself adrift in a peaceful world without super villains and without purpose, until Dr. Evan Brain-Silverman is enlisted to help save them from themselves.
2007
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
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