Science Fiction for Adults. (2014)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

SF ADAMS

After Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyper-spatial expressway. Arthur Dent begins to hitchhike through space.


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Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam Trilogy
ATWOOD

In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineered ride, Snowman searches for supplies in a wasteland, while mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake.


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The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes

SF BEUKES

A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace—until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.


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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury

SF BRADBURY

Guy Montag, a firefighter and book-burner for the State, discovers that in order to remain human he must preserve the books that attest to his humanity in this classic science fiction novel.


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Ready Player One
Ernest Cline

SF CLINE

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escape his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS—a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be. Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to the prize.


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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman

SF GAIMAN

A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered.


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The Magicians
Lev Grossman

The Magicians Series
SF GROSSMAN

As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery.


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Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay

Under Heaven Series
SF KAY

Kay takes readers to Tang dynasty China, where the son of an honored general has received an unheard of gift: 250 Sardian horses. But this is a prize men would, and will, kill for.


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The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

SF MORGENSTERN

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.


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The Rook
Daniel O'Malley

The Checguy Files
SF O’MALLEY

A high-ranking member of a secret organization that battles supernatural forces wakes up in a London park with no memory, no idea who she is, and with a letter that provides instructions to help her uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.


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1984
George Orwell

CLASSIC ORWELL

1984 depicts a gray world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, quashing freedom in a totalitarian world, where news is manufactured according to the authorities’ will and people live by rote. Dissidents are disciplined into being willing tools of their masters. Winston Smith lives in this social system where surveillance, brainwashing, and execution are the state’s tools for erasing personal will. His foray into passion ends with his arrest by the Thought Police and challenges him to be a hero.


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The Bone Season
Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season Series
SF SHANNON

In the mid-21st century, major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force, and clairvoyant underworld cell member, Paige, commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army.


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Archetype
M. D. Waters

Archetype Series
SF WATERS

Waking in the hospital with no memory, Emma learns her seemingly happy life story from her husband, only to experience tormenting dreams that suggest a completely different past shaped by war.


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The Martian
Andy Weir

SF WEIR

Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways.


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Blackout
Connie Willis

All Clear Series
SF WILLIS

When a time travel lab suddenly cancels assignmnts for no apparent reason and switches around everyone’s schedules, time-traveling historians Michael, Merope, and Polly find themselves in World War II, facing air raids, blackouts, unexploded bombs, dive-bombing Stukas, rationing, shrapnel, V-1s, and two of the most incorrigible children in all of history—to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments, but the war and history itself, are spiraling out of control.


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Robopocalypse
Daniel H. Wilson

Robopocalpyse Series
SF WILSON

Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on Earth rebel against their human controllers.


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