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Here are some of our favorite science fiction writers and their works, representing a variety of different styles, along with some suggestions for further reading.

 

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Zero History

Zero History
Gibson, William

William Gibson writes fast-paced cyberpunk with complex narratives that feature societal decay and near-future advanced technology integrated into everyday life.Also try: Madeline Ashby, John Brunner, Ian McDonald, Simon Morden, John Shirley, Norman Spinrad, Neal Stephenson and Bruce Sterling.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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The Dreaming Void

The Dreaming Void
Hamilton, Peter F.

Peter F. Hamilton writes densely plotted, action-packed space opera with well-developed characters, captivating ideas and vivid world-building.Also try: Kevin J. Anderson, Neal L. Asher, Iain Banks, C. J. Cherryh, James S. A. Corey, Michael Flynn, Jack McDevitt and Alastair Reynolds.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
Heinlein, Robert A.

Robert A. Heinlein wrote punchy, action-packed science fiction as well as large philosophical tomes that explore human nature through futuristic technology and outsized characters. Also try: Poul Anderson, Philip José Farmer, Alan Dean Foster, Joe W. Haldeman, Jean Johnson, John Scalzi, Allen M. Steele and husband-wife team Steve Miller and Sharon Lee.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 13 copies

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Dune

Dune
Herbert, Frank

Frank Herbert wrote descriptive, elaborately detailed science fiction that focuses on multifarious world-building and bizarre situations. Also try: Dan Abnett, Kevin J. Anderson, David Brin, C. J. Cherryh, Hugh Howey, Fritz Leiber, Larry Niven, Charles Sheffield and Dan Simmons.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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The Lathe of Heaven: A Novel

The Lathe of Heaven: A Novel
Le Guin, Ursula K.

Ursula K. Le Guin is the New Wave author of “soft science fiction” and fantasy, which features character-driven stories that often explore alien cultures or the effects of technology on society. Also try: James Blish, Nicola Griffith, Vonda N. McIntyre, Robert Silverberg, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree Jr., Joan D. Vinge and Kate Wilhelm.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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Forerunner

Forerunner
Norton, Andre

Andre Norton was a prolific author of both science fiction and fantasy with a focus on resourceful young adults thrust into amazing circumstances. Also try: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tobias S. Buckell, Gordon R. Dickson, Alan Dean Foster, James P. Hogan, Anne McCaffrey, Fred Saberhagen and Allen M. Steele.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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2312

2312
Robinson, Kim Stanley

Kim Stanley Robinson writes ornate, leisurely paced science fiction that is often rich in details and complex in construction. Also try: Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg and Vernor Vinge.


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Holds: 1 on 13 copies

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Illegal Alien

Illegal Alien
Sawyer, Robert J.

Robert J. Sawyer is a Canadian author of accessible science fiction novels that often tackle current issues and philosophical debates.Also try: Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Frederik Pohl, Michael D. Resnick, Spider Robinson, Sharon Shinn and Robert Charles Wilson.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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The Human Division

The Human Division
Scalzi, John

John Scalzi writes wry, witty and ultimately moving science fiction that focuses on characters and snappy dialogue. Also try: Ernst Cline, Peter Clines, James S. A. Corey, Joe W. Haldeman, Will McIntosh, Spider Robinson, Chuck Wendig and Robert Charles Wilson.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 2 copies

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Lord Valentine's Castle

Lord Valentine's Castle
Silverberg, Robert

Robert Silverberg is a legendary prolific author known for his character-driven science fiction and ornate world-building.Also try: Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frederik Pohl, Mary Doria Russell, Clifford D. Simak, Sheri S. Tepper, John Varley and Roger Zelazny.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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