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1993

The Doomsday Book

by Willis, Connie

For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received.

1992

Barrayar (Cordelia Naismith #2)

by Bujold, Lois Mcmaster

Sequel to Shards of Honor, chronicling the events leading up to Miles Naismith Vorkosigan's birth.

1991

The Vor Game (Miles Vorkosigan #2)

by Bujold, Lois Mcmaster

Miles Naismith Vorkosigan was not a mutant, though he was often mistaken for one. His home, Barrayar, was a militant world shaped by a bitter history and political strife.

1990

Hyperion (Hyperion #1)

by Simmons, Dan

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.

1989

Cyteen: The Betrayal (Cyteen Part 1)

by Cherryh, C. J.

For fifty years, Dr. Ariane Emory has dominated politics on Cyteen Station because she controls Reseune. Then she is assassinated. Ariane Emory is dead. But not for long.

1988

The Uplift War (Uplift #3)

by Brin, David

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind?

1987

Speaker for the Dead (Ender Wiggin #2)

by Card, Orson Scott

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening... again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery... and the truth.

1986

Ender's World (Ender Wiggin #1)

by Card, Orson Scott and Shusterman, Neal and Kowal, Mary Robinette and Ian, Janis and Johnston, Aaron and Stone, Eric James

Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over again. Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists.

1985

Neuromancer

by Gibson, William

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light.

1984

Startide Rising (Uplift #2)

by Brin, David

David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time.

1983

Foundation's Edge (Foundation Series #6)

by Asimov, Isaac

Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly.

1982

Downbelow Station (Company Wars #1)

by Cherryh, C. J.

Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between "The Company," whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds.

1981

The Snow Queen

by Vinge, Joan D.

A novel of a world ruled by technocrats by winter and primative islanders by summer.

1980

The Fountains of Paradise

by Clarke, Arthur C.

Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars -- through the construction of a space elevator connecting to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet's surface.

1979

Dreamsnake

by Mcintyre, Vonda N.

This is the haunting story of an extraordinary woman and her dangerous quest to reclaim her healing powers. Revered healer Snake must undertake a journey in search of the dreamsnake, whose bite eases the fear and pain of death.

1978

Gateway (Heechee Saga #1)

by Pohl, Frederik

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune.

1977

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

by Wilhelm, Kate

The story of an isolated post-holocaust community determined to preserve itself, through a perilous experiment in cloning.

1976

The Forever War

by Haldeman, Joe and Scalzi, John

He went off to war, but the Earth he came back to wasn't the one he left behind. Man has taken to the stars. Deep in space, humans discover the fearsome Taurans after a transport ship is destroyed.

1975

The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia (Hainish #5)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning.

1974

Rendezvous with Rama

by Clarke, Arthur C.

The first images, from 10000 km away, brought a halt to all activities of mankind. On a billion TV screens, a tiny cylinder grew rapidly second by second. Everyone knew it wasn't a natural object. First book in Clarke's Rama series.

1973

The Gods Themselves

by Asimov, Isaac

Only a few know the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun. They know the truth--but who will listen?

1972

To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld #1)

by Farmer, Philip Jose

First volume in the Riverworld series. All of humanity, everyone that ever lived has suddenly awakened on a world, a river world. You may not find your name in this book, but you're here.

1971

Ringworld (Ringworld #1)

by Niven, Larry

Four travelers explore a gigantic world in the shape of a ring in this Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction novel.

1970

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish #4)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards: A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender.

1969

Stand on Zanzibar

by Brunner, John

There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes ...all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style.

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