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The annotated Frankenstein

by:Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator.

Editions:2435  Date:1541 - 2020  Genre(s):Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Horror fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction

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20,000 leagues under the sea : Jules Verne's classic tale

by:Verne, Jules, 1828-1905

Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.

Editions:1976  Date:1800 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Sea stories

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Lord of the flies

by:Golding, William, 1911-1993

Classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

Editions:1079  Date:1854 - 2020  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Bildungsromans, Science fiction, Allegories

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The war of the worlds

by:Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946

When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorized by aliens in tall, armored capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson tells how he was plunged into a paralyzing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

Editions:1041  Date:1898 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, War stories, War fiction

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A journey to the centre of the earth

by:Verne, Jules, 1828-1905

A team of explorers makes an expedition into a crater in Iceland which leads to the center of the earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.

Editions:1776  Date:1000 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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A wrinkle in time

by:L'Engle, Madeleine

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Editions:382  Date:1962 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Fantasy fiction

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Fahrenheit 451

by:Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this timeless classic with a special edition featuring a new introduction by the author and a message that is more relevant today than when it was first published. Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than five million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451 -- originally published in 1953 -- remains his most acclaimed work. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper burns. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel set in the (perhaps near) future when "firemen" burn books forbidden by a totalitarian "brave new world" regime. The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is "a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flesh-and-blood ideas and cry out silently when put to the torch." Today, when libraries and schools in this country and all over the world are still "burning" certain books, Fahrenheit 451 remains a brilliantly readable and suspenseful work of even greater impact and timeliness.

Editions:968  Date:1950 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Political fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Science fiction

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The time machine

by:Wells, H. G

Annotation‡bH.G. Wells' The Time Machine, from 1895, popularized the idea of a vehicle that allows its user to travel intentionally and selectively across time, and indeed Wells is credited with coining the very term "time machine." The Time Traveler of this novella tests his time machine with a leap forward to the year 802,701 A.D., to find that evolution has produced two very different post-human races - the peaceful and childlike fruit-eating Eloi and the Morlocks - pale, darkness-dwelling troglodites who operate the underground machinery that makes this seeming paradise possible.

Editions:738  Date:1888 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Dystopias, Time-travel fiction

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The invisible man

by:Wells, Herbert George

A quiet English country village is disturbed by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who keeps his face hidden and his back to everyone.

Editions:950  Date:1897 - 2019  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Science fiction

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The giver

by:Lowry, Lois

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Editions:319  Date:0212 - 2019  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Science fiction, Young adult works

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