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Wish I could add M.P. Shiel's "The Purple Cloud," but the title is not available in the library yet.   Print this list Print this list
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The science fiction century
Excellent anthology. The first story, James Tiptree, Jr.'s, "Beam Us Home" is model sf.
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Cover Art: Timescape /
Timescape
Benford, Gregory, 1941-
Best time-bender story I've read so far, although I hear Stephen Baxter's "Manifold: Time" is also excellent.
Adult Fiction BENFORD
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Cover Art: Starship troopers.
Starship troopers.
Heinlein, Robert A. 1907-1988
Though the movie has its merits for what it is, the book is a far more serious take on war. One of Heinlein's best. "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and "Stranger in a Strange Land" are also excellent.
Adult Fiction HEINLEIN
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Cover Art: Entangled minds : extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality /
Entangled minds : extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality
Radin, Dean I.
Remarkable evidence for esp aside, this book is one of the best discussions of the proper role of skepticism in science you'll find.
Adult Nonfiction Book 133.8 R
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Cover Art: Fifty degrees below /
Fifty degrees below
Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Adult Fiction ROBINSO
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Cover Art: Forty signs of rain /
Forty signs of rain
Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Adult Fiction ROBINSON
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Cover Art: Sixty days and counting /
Sixty days and counting
Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Robinson gets my vote for best, most literary sf author writing today. His climate change trilogy has characters of extraordinary depth, an astonishly detailed and believable depiction of science as it plays out in Washington, and (a bonus for ex-Californias) some of the most loving descriptions of the California coasts and Sierra-Nevada back-country you're likely to find anywhere. There is a good audio interview of Robinson on the Planetary Society website at www.planetary.org (in the Planetary Radio section).
Adult Fiction ROBINSO
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Cover Art: Cosmos /
Cosmos
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Still one of the best introductions to science around. (How can you have Cosmos without the music from the series, though???)
Adult Nonfiction Book 520 S
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Cover Art: The sirens of Titan.
The sirens of Titan.
Vonnegut, Kurt
Like "Hitchhiker's Guide"? Vonnegut does it even better. Try "Hocus Pocus" and other Vonngegut, too!
Adult Fiction VONNEGUT
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