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Old Man's War

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.<p>The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are …

Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Campbell<p>The Alliance woke Captain John “Black Jack” Geary from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the century-long conflict against the Syndicate Worlds. Now, Admiral Geary’s victory has earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a …

Consider Phlebas

• <b>Author:</b> Iain M. Banks<p>"Dazzlingly original." -- Daily Mail<br>"Gripping, touching and funny." -- TLS<p>The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for …

The Player of Games

• <b>Author:</b> Iain M. Banks<p>The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel …

Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Campbell<p><i>Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary was revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, he is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission</i> …

The Ghost Brigades

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They’re young, they’re fast and strong, and they’re totally without normal human …

Snow Crash

• <b>Author:</b> Neal Stephenson<p><b>One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous—you’ll recognize it immediately</b><p>Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look …

Gardens of the Moon

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Erikson<p>The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn …

Beyond the Frontier: Guardian

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Campbell<p>Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star …

Leviathan Wakes

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The first book in the landmark</b> <b>Expanse series,</b> <b>now a major television series from Syfy!</b> <i>Leviathan Wakes</i> is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar …

Redshirts

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship <i>Intrepid</i>, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory.<p>Life couldn't be …

The Silmarillion

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT.<br>Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, …

The Way of Kings

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p><b>From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.</b><p>Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so …

The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle

• <b>Author:</b> Peter V. Brett<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>With <i>The Warded Man</i> and <i>The Desert Spear,</i> Peter V. Brett surged to the front rank of contemporary fantasy, standing alongside giants in the field such as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Terry Brooks. <i>The Daylight War,</i> the eagerly anticipated third …

Starship Troopers

• <b>Author:</b> Robert A. Heinlein<p><b>In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy.</b><br>JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE<br>The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this …

Caliban's War

• <b>Author:</b> James S. A. Corey<p><b>The second novel in James S. A. Corey's SF New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!</b><br>We are not alone.<p>On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, …

The Eye of the World

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan<p>The Wheel of Times turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, and Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. …

A Dance with Dragons

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <b></b><br>A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE <b></b><br>In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. Fleeing …

The Wise Man's Fear

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick Rothfuss<p><i>“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”<br>My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.</i><p>So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view—a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in <i>The Wise</i> …

The Name of the Wind

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick Rothfuss<p>The riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime- ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful …

The Well of Ascension

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>The impossible has been accomplished. The Lord Ruler – the man who claimed to be god incarnate and brutally ruled the world for a thousand years – has been vanquished. But Kelsier, the hero who masterminded that triumph, is dead too, and now the awesome task of building a …

The Great Hunt

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan<p>The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about …

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant<p>This isthe only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a …

Go Big or Go Home

• <b>Author:</b> Kat Von D<p>With passion and unflinching honesty, renowned tattoo artist and New York Times bestselling author Kat Von D chronicles her journey to develop greater personal strength by taking bigger risks in life, love, and her art in this stunning illustrated book.<p>In Go Big or Go Home, her …