Friday, July 8, 2011

Science fiction at the library

Since I enjoyed doing the post I did on DVDs at the library, I thought I'd do something similar for science fiction. Below are just a few of the science fiction books you can find at the library. If you've got a chance, you should also check out the science fiction display that Thomas put up on the main floor, near the new books area.
  • Bellwether by Connie Willis - The unabridged audiobook version of this will be on the library's shelves soon. The main character is part of a company that predicts and tries to create fads.
  • Crime Prevention in the 30th Century edited by Hans Stefan Santesson - Includes stories by Harry Harrison, Anne McCaffrey, and others.
  • The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester - A science fiction police procedural set in a future in which telepathy has made murder almost impossible.
  • Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb by Philip K. Dick - Set in a post-apocalyptic future.
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Ender is sent to Battle School at the age of six, in order to train to fight the aliens coming to destroy humanity.
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer - YA dystopian fiction about a young clone being raised by a drug lord as a future source of organs.
  • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov - A collection of short stories dealing with the interaction between robots and humans.
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson - If you've ever thought about trying cyberpunk, this is probably a good book to start with. If you like cyberpunk but somehow haven't read this yet, you really need to check this out.
  • Seven Science Fiction Novels of H.G. Wells - Includes The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, and In the Days of the Comet.
  • A Treasury of Great Science Fiction edited by Anthony Boucher - If you can't settle on a single author, an anthology may be the way to go. This includes stories by Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Henry Kuttner, Alfred Bester, and more.
  • Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras by Scott Westerfeld - Fast-paced YA dystopian fiction.

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