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1968

Lord of Light

by Zelazny, Roger

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rules their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons. Lord of Light.

1967

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

by Heinlein, Robert A.

Initially a prison colony from Earth, Luna has become an entity to reckon with. Revolution awaits!

1966

This Immortal

by Zelazny, Roger

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes-especially when it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself!

Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)

by Herbert, Frank

Set against a backdrop of ecology, religion, and politics, this is the story of Paul Atreides, who, while avenging the plot which destroyed his father and cast him and his mother into the hostile desert of Arrakis, becomes the religious leader of the native Fremen, with dire consequences for humanity.

1965

The Wanderer

by Leiber, Fritz

A large object (flying saucer? atomic fireball?) is heading toward earth. Its sheer impossibility is belied by the massive earthquakes and tidal surges though...

1964

Way Station

by Simak, Clifford D.

An ageless hermit runs a secret way station for alien visitors in the Wisconsin woods in this Hugo Award-winning science fiction classic

1963

The Man in the High Castle

by Dick, Philip K.

"The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career." - New York TimesIt's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names.

1962

Stranger in a Strange Land

by Heinlein, Robert A.

Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with ''psi'' powers -- telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, teleportation, pyrolysis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others -- and complete innocence regarding the mores of man.

1961

A Canticle for Leibowitz

by Miller Jr., Walter M.

A probing novel on how human knowledge survives after an atomic holocaust.

1960

Starship Troopers

by Heinlein, Robert A.

In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe -- and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.

1959

A Case of Conscience

by Blish, James

A well-deserved Hugo award went to this fascinating study of the place of religion in a future star-travelling society. Most of the action takes place on the newly-discovered planet Lithia, a paradise, idyllic, so like an unsettled Earth, yet so different. The protagonist, Father Ruiz-Sanchez, is both a priest and a biologist. He grows to feel that Lithia is a trap, a soul-trap, which will result in the damnation of first the exploring party, then the entire human race!

1958

The Big Time (Change War #1)

by Leiber, Fritz

Have you ever worried about your memory, because it doesn't seem to recall exactly the same past from one day to the next? Have you ever thought you might be changing because of forces beyond your control? Have you ever thought that the whole universe might be a crazy, mixed-up dream? If you have, then you've had hints of the Change War.

1956

Double Star

by Heinlein, Robert A.

When the most important statesman of the 21st century disappears on Mars, the only hope of preventing interplanetary war lies in a ham actor's ability to impersonate the missing leader well enough to fool two worlds.

1955

The Forever Machine

by Clifton, Mark and Riley, Frank

Bossy was right. Always. Invariably. She was limited only in that she had to have facts -- not assumptions -- with which to work. Given those facts, her conclusions and predictions were inevitably correct. And that made Bossy a "ticking bomb."

1954

Fahrenheit 451

by Bradbury, Ray

Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

1953

The Demolished Man

by Bester, Alfred

Ben Reich maneuvers his way through murder in a world policed by telepaths.

1951

Farmer in the Sky

by Heinlein, Robert A.

George Lerner was shipping out for Ganymede to join the fledgling colony and Bill wanted to go along, but his father would not hear of it.

1946

Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #4)

by Asimov, Isaac

Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...?

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