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Stranger in a strange land

by:Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988

The epic saga of an earthling, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man.

Editions:237  Date:1960 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Forward the foundation

by:Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992

For nearly fifty years, Isaac Asimov thrilled millions of readers with his internationally bestselling Foundation Series, a spell-binding tale of the future that spans hundreds of years and dozens of worlds. Here, now, is Forward the Foundation, the seventh and final volume in the series. Completed just before his death, it is the Grand Master's last gift to his legions of admirers. Here, at last, is the story Asimov fans have been waiting for, an exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense that chronicles the second half of hero Hari Seldon's life as he struggles to perfect his revolutionary Theory of Psychohistory and establish the means by which the survival of humanity will be ensured: Foundation. For, as Seldon and his loyal band of followers know, the mighty Galactic Empire is crumbling, and its inevitable destruction will wreak havoc Galaxy-wide ... A resounding tour de force, Forward the Foundation brings full circle Asimov's renowned Foundation epic. It is the crowning achievement of a great writer's life, and a stunning testament to the creative genius of Isaac Asimov.

Editions:238  Date:1951 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction

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E.T., the extra-terrestrial

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

A 10-year old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth.

Editions:228  Date:1982 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Science fiction films, Feature films, Science fiction films, Drama, Feature films

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The left hand of darkness

by:Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018

Le Guin's Hainish series begins with the assumption that centuries ago humanoids from the planet Hain ventured through the solar system establishing colonies on various planets including Earth. For mysterious reasons these colonies lose all contact and knowledge of each other until the 21st century when an attempt is made to establish a galactic league. Individual stories in this loosely organized series explore the inherent communication difficulties in the mingling and clash of cultures that, over the centuries of separation, have developed widely disparate social and political structures as well as a range of biological differences.

Editions:308  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Avatar

by:Cameron, James, 1954-

Jake Sully is a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything.

Editions:179  Date:2009 - 2017  Rating:MPAA Rating: PG-13; intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.  Genre(s):Drama, Science fiction films, Science fiction films, Feature films, Feature films

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Out of the silent planet

by:Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963

In the first book of C.S. Lewis's legendary science fiction trilogy, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and spirited by spaceship to the mysterious red planet of Malandra. He escapes and goes on the run, jeopardizing both his chances of ever returning to Earth and his very life. First published in 1943, this classic interplanetary fantasy continues to delight readers around the world. Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which Out of the Silent Planet is the first volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of the moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C.S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom after his dear friend J.R.R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children, unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. Out of the Silent Planet introduces Dr. Ransom and chronicles his abduction by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice via space ship to the planet Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Dr. Ransom escapes upon landing, though, and goes on the run, a stranger in a land that, like Jonathan Swift's Lilliput, is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity.

Editions:177  Date:1900 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works

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2010 : odyssey two

by:Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008

Haywood Floyd, director of the original Discovery mission, sets out to discover what happened to HAL 9000 and comes face to face with something claiming to be Dave Bowman.

Editions:101  Date:1968 - 2014  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Contact : a novel

by:Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996

Beautiful astrophysicist Rebecca Blake deciphers long-awaited signals from space, persuades world leaders to construct a machine that many consider a Trojan Horse, and journeys into space for an epochal encounter.

Editions:95  Date:1985 - 2018  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Children of Dune

by:Herbert, Frank

This third volume in the Dune trilogy depicts the evolutionary development of the planet Arrakis.

Editions:112  Date:1969 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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Star wars : Episode IV,. A new hope

by:Lucas, George, 1944-

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and two robots (R2-D2 and C-3PO) work together to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire.

Editions:274  Date:1977 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG ; for sci-fi violence and brief language.  Genre(s):Science fiction films, Science fiction films, Feature films, Drama, Action and adventure films

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