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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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Foundation and Empire

Foundation and Empire
Asimov, Isaac

Isaac Asimov is a giant of the science fiction field who presents thought-provoking ideas on science written in a straightforward style with dramatic storylines. Also try: Stephen Baxter, Ben Bova, David Brin, A. Bertram Chandler, Hal Clement, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Clifford D. Simak, Jack Williamson and Daniel H. Wilson.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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The Hydrogen Sonata

The Hydrogen Sonata
Banks, Iain

Iain Banks is a British writer of wildly imaginative science fiction that features intricate plots as well as provocative ideas.Also try: Poul Anderson, Elizabeth Bear, C. J. Cherryh, Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Charles Stross, S. L. Viehl and Vernor Vinge.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Bradbury, Ray

Ray Bradbury is a beloved author whose work ran the gamut of fantastical, atmospheric and nostalgic literary science fiction, fantasy and horror. Also try: Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Henry Kuttner, Walter M. Miller, Clifford D. Simak, John Wyndham and Roger Zelazny.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Cordelia's Honor

Cordelia's Honor
Bujold, Lois McMaster

Lois McMaster Bujold is the creator of the Miles Vorkosigan saga—military science fiction that is witty, character-driven and filled with adventure. The first two books of the series are combined in "Cordelia’s Honor." Also try: Catherine Asaro, Joe W. Haldeman, Tanya Huff, Jack McDevitt, Elizabeth Moon, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis and husband-wife team Steve Miller and Sharon Lee.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
Butler, Octavia E.

Octavia E. Butler wrote compelling science fiction and horror featuring strong African-American protagonists and spare, thoughtful prose. Also try: Steven Barnes, Nicola Griffith, Nalo Hopkinson, Maureen F. McHugh, Walter Mosley, Nnedi Okorafor, Judith Tarr and Sheri S. Tepper.


Format: Book
Holds: 15 on 24 copies

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Foreigner

Foreigner
Cherryh, C. J.

C. J. Cherryh writes complex and compelling character-driven space opera with a focus on politics and truly alien cultures.Also try: Adam-Troy Castro, Peter F. Hamilton, Frank Herbert, Lisanne Norman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Timothy Zahn.


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Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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2001, A Space Odyssey

2001, A Space Odyssey
Clarke, Arthur C.

Arthur C. Clarke wrote science fiction filled with adventure, titillating science and societies free of prejudice. Also try: Stephen Baxter, Ben Bova, Gordon R. Dickson, Joe W. Haldeman, James P. Hogan, Frederik Pohl, Olaf Stapledon, Vernor Vinge and Robert Charles Wilson.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Dhalgren

Dhalgren
Delany, Samuel R.

Samuel R. Delany writes cerebral, dense science fiction with philosophical explorations of sex, love, technology and society. Also try: Alfred Bester, Thomas M. Disch, Joanna Russ, Geoff Ryman, Robert Silverberg, Cordwainer Smith, James Tiptree Jr. and Gene Wolfe.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 17 copies

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Four Novels of the 1960s

Four Novels of the 1960s
Dick, Philip K.

Philip K. Dick writes intricate thought puzzles about consciousness, morality and the line between reality and the artificial. Also try: J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Harlan Ellison, William Gibson, Ian McDonald, Simon Morden, Richard K. Morgan and Adam Roberts.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream

I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream
Ellison, Harlan

Harlan Ellison is an influential short-story author with a dream-like writing style, whose plots often contain dark and disturbing subject matter. Also try: Poul Anderson, J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Carol Emshwiller, Nancy Kress, Matt Ruff and Cordwainer Smith.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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