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  1. Dune Messiah

    by Frank Herbert
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    Twelve years after the events described in ,Dune, (1965), Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides rules as Emperor. By accepting the role of messiah to the Fremen , Paul had unleashed a jihad which conquered most of the known universe. ,, Paul is the most powerful emperor ever known, but is powerless to stop the lethal excesses of the religious juggernaut he has created. Although 61 billion people have perished, Paul's prescient visions indicate that this is far from the worst possible outcome for humanity. Motivated by this knowledge, Paul hopes to set humanity on a course that will not inevitably lead to … (Wikipedia)

  2. Chapterhouse: Dune

    by Frank Herbert
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    The Bene Gesserit find themselves the target of the Honored Matres, whose conquest of the Old Empire is almost complete. The Matres are seeking to assimilate the technology and superhuman skills of the Bene Gesserit, and exterminate the Sisterhood itself. Now in command of the Bene Gesserit, Mother Superior Darwi Odrade continues to develop her drastic, secret plan to overcome the Honored Matres. The Bene Gesserit are also terraforming the planet Chapterhouse to accommodate the all-important sandworms , whose native planet Dune had been destroyed by the Matres. Sheeana , in charge of the project, expects sandworms to appear soon. … (Wikipedia)

  3. God Emperor of Dune

    by Frank Herbert
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    Leto II Atreides , the God Emperor, has ruled the universe as a tyrant for 3,500 years after becoming a hybrid of human and giant sandworm in ,Children of Dune, . The death of nearly all other sandworms, and his control of the remaining supply of the all-important drug melange , has allowed him to keep civilization under his complete command. Leto has been physically transformed into a worm, retaining only his human face and arms, and though he is now seemingly immortal and invulnerable to harm, he is prone to instinct-driven bouts of violence when provoked to anger. As … (Wikipedia)

  4. Second Foundation

    by Isaac Asimov
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    Part I is about The Mule 's search for the elusive Second Foundation, with the intent of destroying it. The executive council of the Second Foundation is aware of The Mule's intent and, in the words of the First Speaker , allows him to find it—"in a sense". The Mule sends two of his men on a search for the Second Foundation: Han Pritcher, who had once been a captain and a member of the underground opposition prior to being Converted to the Mule's service, and Bail Channis , an "Unconverted" man (one that hasn't been mind-manipulated by the Mule … (Wikipedia)

  5. Stranger in a Strange Land

    by Robert A. Heinlein
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    The story focuses on a human raised on Mars and his adaptation to and understanding of humans and their culture. It is set in a post- Third World War United States, where organized religions are politically powerful. There is a World Federation of Free Nations, including the demilitarized US, with a world government supported by Special Service troops. Prior to WWIII the manned spacecraft Envoy is launched toward Mars , but all contact is lost shortly before landing. Twenty-five years later, the spacecraft Champion makes contact with the inhabitants of Mars and finds a single survivor, Valentine Michael Smith. Born … (Wikipedia)

  6. The Silmarillion

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
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    The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. … (Goodreads)

  7. Heretics of Dune

    by Frank Herbert
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    Much has changed in the millennium and a half since the death of the God Emperor. Sandworms have reappeared on Arrakis (now called Rakis), each containing a fragment of the God Emperor's consciousness, and have renewed the flow of the all-important spice melange to the galaxy. With Leto's death, a very complex economic system built on spice collapsed, resulting in trillions of people leaving known space in a great Scattering. A new civilization has risen, with three dominant powers: the Ixians , whose no-ships are capable of piloting between the stars and are invisible to outside detection; the Bene Tleilax … (Wikipedia)

  8. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    by Arthur C. Clarke
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    A mysterious alien civilization uses a tool with the appearance of a large crystalline monolith to investigate worlds across the galaxy and, if possible, to encourage the development of intelligent life. The book shows one such monolith appearing in prehistoric Africa, 3 million years ago (in the movie, 4 mya), where it inspires a starving group of hominids to develop tools. The hominids use their tools to kill animals and eat meat, ending their starvation. They then use the tools to kill a leopard preying on them; the next day, the main ape character, Moon-Watcher, uses a club to kill … (Wikipedia)

  9. The Foundation Trilogy

    by Isaac Asimov
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    A THOUSAND-YEAR EPIC, A GALACTIC STRUGGLE, A MONUMENTAL WORK IN THE ANNALS OF SCIENCE FICTION FOUNDATION begins a new chapter in the story of man's future. As the Old Empire crumbles into barbarism throughout the million worlds of the galaxy, Hari Seldon and his band of psychologists must create a new entity, the Foundation-dedicated to art, science, and technology-as the beginning of a new empire. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE describes the mighty struggle for power amid the chaos of the stars in which man stands at the threshold of a new enlightened life which could easily be destroyed by the old … (Goodreads)

  10. The Great Dune Trilogy

    by Frank Herbert
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    Duke Leto Atreides of the House Atreides , ruler of the ocean planet Caladan, is assigned by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV to serve as fief ruler of the planet Arrakis . Arrakis is a harsh and inhospitable desert planet , and the only source of melange , or "the spice", an extremely rare and valuable substance that extends human life and enhances mental capabilities. Shaddam sees House Atreides as a rival, and conspires with House Harkonnen , the longstanding enemies of House Atreides among the other Great Houses in the Landsraad , to destroy Leto once he arrives on … (Wikipedia)

  11. I, Robot

    by Isaac Asimov
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    Isaac Asimov's I, Robot launches readers on an adventure into a not-so-distant future where man and machine , struggle to redefinelife, love, and consciousness—and where the stakes are nothing less than survival. Filled with unforgettable characters, mind-bending speculation, and nonstop action, I, Robot is a powerful reading experience from one of the master storytellers of our time. I, ROBOT They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey hitman orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on perhaps its greatest … (Goodreads)

  12. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by Douglas Adams
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    At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five novels from Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker series. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades … (Goodreads)

  13. Hunters of Dune

    by Brian Herbert
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    For three years, the no-ship ,Ithaca, has been in an alternate universe, hiding from the "great enemy". It carries the clones, or gholas , of Duncan Idaho , famous military commander Miles Teg , the Bene Gesserit Sheeana, the last Bene Tleilax Master Scytale , and seven small melange -producing sandworms, as well as a number of other humans. Scytale has shared the secret of producing melange, also called spice, in tanks, because the sandworms do not produce enough to allow the ship to continue travelling. The mysterious Oracle of Time speaks to Duncan and brings the no-ship back into … (Wikipedia)

  14. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    by Max Brooks
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    It has been nearly twenty years since the start of the apocalyptic worldwide pandemic known as the Zombie War, and about ten years since the war has ended in humanity's victory. The framing device for the novel follows "Max Brooks", author of the Zombie Survival Guide (referred to simply as "the civilian survival guide" in this book) and agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, as he travels the world interviewing survivors of this zombie plague. The exact origin of the zombie plague is unknown, but the first cases of what became the global pandemic began in China . It … (Wikipedia)

  15. Neuromancer

    by William Gibson
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    Henry Dorsett Case is a low-level hustler in the dystopian underworld of Chiba City , Japan. Once a talented computer hacker , Case was caught stealing from his employer. As punishment for his theft, Case's central nervous system was damaged with a mycotoxin , leaving him unable to access the global computer network in cyberspace , a virtual reality dataspace called the "matrix". Case is unemployable, suicidal, and apparently at the top of the hit list of a drug lord named Wage. Case is saved by Molly Millions , an augmented "street samurai" and mercenary for a shadowy US ex-military … (Wikipedia)

  16. The Caves of Steel

    by Isaac Asimov
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    A faction of Spacers have come to the realization that Spacer culture is effete, stagnating due to negative population growth and longevity. Their solution is to encourage further space exploration and colonization by Earthmen in concert with robots. However, Earthmen would first need to overcome their irrational antagonism toward robots. To this end, they have established habitations on Earth through which they hope to introduce humanoid robots to Earth. New York City Police Commissioner Julius Enderby is secretly a member of the Medievalists, a subversive anti-robot group which pines for the 'olden days' where men did not live in the … (Wikipedia)

  17. Xenocide

    by Orson Scott Card
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    On Lusitania, Ender finds a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together. However, Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to become adults. The Starways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. With the Fleet on its way, a second xenocide seems inevitable. ,, Following the events of ,Speaker for the Dead, , a group of characters are depicted living … (Wikipedia)

  18. House Harkonnen

    by Brian Herbert
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    Eighteen years have passed since Shaddam IV succeeded his father as Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe. However, his rule is precarious as his wife Anirul has been instructed by her Bene Gesserit sisterhood to bear him only daughters. Shaddam's authority is also challenged by the powerful House Harkonnen , whose illegal stock-piling of melange is of great concern to the Emperor. In order to monopolize the spice, Shaddam and his trusted advisor and friend, Count Fenring , plan to synthesize the substance with the help of Hidar Fen Ajidica , a Tleilaxu Master Researcher. Ajidica sets up laboratories to … (Wikipedia)

  19. Sandworms of Dune

    by Brian Herbert
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    As Sandworms of Dune begins, the passengers of the no-ship ,Ithaca, continue their nearly two-decade search for a new home world for the Bene Gesserit , while Duncan Idaho evades the tachyon net of the old couple Daniel and Marty , now known to be thinking machine leaders Omnius and Erasmus . Among the inhabitants of the Ithaca are young gholas of Paul Atreides , Lady Jessica , and others. Back in the Old Empire , Mother Commander Murbella of the New Sisterhood attempts to rally humankind for a last stand against the thinking machines. The new Face Dancers continue … (Wikipedia)

  20. Life, the Universe and Everything

    by Douglas Adams
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    After being stranded on pre-historic Earth after the events in ,The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, , Arthur Dent is met by his old friend Ford Prefect , who drags him into a space-time eddy , represented by an anachronistic sofa . The two end up at Lord's Cricket Ground two days before the Earth's destruction by the Vogons . Shortly after they arrive, a squad of robots land in a spaceship in the middle of the field and attack the assembled crowd, stealing The Ashes before departing. Another spaceship arrives, the Starship Bistromath , helmed by Slartibartfast … (Wikipedia)