Science fiction genre books (145)


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2001 : A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick EN

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Arthur C. Clarke has been the presiding genius of science fiction for almost fifty years. His works include the ground-breaking and profound CHILDHOOD'S END, RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA and EXPEDITION TO EARTH. Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. On the moon an enigma is uncovered. So great are the implications that, for the first time, men are sent out deep into the solar system. But, before they can reach their... continue

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2084 : The End of the World by Boualem Sansal EN

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
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A tribute to George Orwell's 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established an oppressive caliphate where autonomous thought is forbidden. It is the year 2084. In the kingdom of Abistan--named after the prophet Abi, earthly messenger of the god Yolah--citizens submit to a single god, demonstrating their devotion by kneeling in prayer nine times a day. Autonomous thought has been banned, remembering is forbidden, and an omnipresent surveillance system instantly informs the authorities ... continue

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A Brief History of Living Forever by Jaroslav Kalfar EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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An audacious novel set in a near-future America under the dual manipulations of technology and surveillance, A Brief History of Living Forever tells the epic, exhilarating story of a long-lost brother and sister on a mission to reclaim their mother from oblivion. When Adela discovers she has a terminal illness, her thoughts turn to Tereza, the American-raised daughter she gave up at birth. Leaving behind her moody, grown son, Roman, in their native Czech village, she flies to the United States to find the long-lost daughter who never knew her. Yet the country, in the year 2029, is steeped in s... continue

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A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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“A riveting ride through the stars.” —Kirkus Reviews Black Mirror meets What If It’s Us in this gripping, romantic, and wildly surprising novel about two boys lost in space trying to find their way home—while falling in love—from the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants. When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode, he’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder. Boy is he wrong. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers ... continue

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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home. They hope to find the answers they seek, while making new friends, learning new concepts, and experiencing the entropic nature of the universe."--

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
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Winner of the Hugo Award! In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the an... continue

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle EN

Rating: 4 (6 votes)
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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM DISNEY Read the ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic that has delighted children for over 60 years! "A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart." —Meg Cabot Late one night, three otherworldly creatures appear and sweep Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe away on a mission to save Mr. Murray, who has gone missing while doing top-secret work for the government. They travel via tesse... continue

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AI 2041 : Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee, Chen Qiufan EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
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How will AI change our world within twenty years? A pioneering technologist and acclaimed writer team up for “an invaluable and entertaining vision of the future” (Ray Dalio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles). Named a best book of the year by The Wall Street Journal • The Washington Post • Financial Times Long before the advent of ChatGPT, Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan understood the enormous potential of artificial intelligence to transform our daily lives. But even as the world wakes up to the power of AI, many of us still fail to grasp the big picture. Chatbots and large lang... continue

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And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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You may not have noticed, but there's something stirring in the Galaxy... Despite the efforts of the Vogons, and even those of a more-than-typically troubled teenager, the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy continues, much to the delight of its fans (and to the annoyance of the Vogons). "And Another Thing," the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather 'double trilogy' as it has now become, is to be written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the "Artemis Fowl novels." Colfer is not unaccustomed to strange going-ons and f... continue

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi EN

Rating: 4 (84 votes)
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
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*NOW AN LA TIMES BESTSELLER* *OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD* *AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* If you could go back in time, who would you want to meet? In a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee—the chance to travel back in time. Over the course of one summer, four customers visit the café in the hopes of making that journey. But time travel isn’t so simple, and there are rules that must be followed. Most important, the trip can last only as long... continue