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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai : Across the Eighth Dimension
    by Earl Mac Rauch
    Paperback from Pocket Books
     
    Morgawr (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 3)
    by Terry Brooks
    Hardcover: 496 pages
    Del Rey; ISBN: 0345435729; 1st edition (August 27, )

    The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection
    by Gardner Dozois
    Listed under Sci-Fi Anthologies

    1984
    by George Orwell
    (Mass Market Paperback -- May 1990)

    Lilith
    by George MacDonald
    "Lilith is equal if not superior to the best of Poe," the great 20th-century poet W.H. Auden said of this novel, but the comparison only begins to touch on the richness, density, and wonder of this late 19th-century adult fantasy novel. First published in 1895 (inhabiting a universe with the early Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, and Oscar Wilde--not to mention Thomas Hardy), this is the story of the aptly named Mr. Vane, his magical house, and the journeys into another world into which it leads him.

    Meeting up with one mystery after another, including Adam and Eve themselves, he slowly but surely explores the mystery of the human fall from grace, and of our redemption. Instructed into the ways of seeing the deeper realities of this world--seeing, in a sense, by the light of the spirit--the reader and Mr. Vane both sense that MacDonald writes from his own deep experience of radiance, from a bliss so profound that death's darkness itself is utterly eclipsed in its light. --Doug Thorpe - Amazon.com
    Hardcover: 264 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 9.34 x 6.16 
    Publisher: Wildside Pr;  
    ISBN: 1587159309

    Phantastes
    by George MacDonald
    C.S. Lewis said that upon reading this astonishing 19th-century fairy tale he "had crossed a great frontier," and numerous others both before and since have felt similarly. Amazon.com

    Better Than Life
    by Grant Naylor
    Paperback
    New American Library; ISBN: 0451452313

    Red Dwarf : Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
    by Grant Naylor
    Paperback Reissue edition
    New American Library; ISBN: 0451452011

    Dragon's Egg
    by Robert L. Forward
    "Forward's book is a knockout. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind--and this is one of them"--Arthur C. Clarke
    Paperback - 352 pages 1st Trade edition (February 29, )
    Del Rey; ISBN: 034543529X

    Childhood's End
    by Arthur C. Clarke
    One of the all-time classics of science fiction by the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey features a race of aliens who offers mankind a golden age of peace and prosperity, but at the cost of freedom. Ingram
    Listed under Arthur C. Clarke

    Dune
    by Frank Herbert
    Paperback - 535 pages 25th anniv edition
    Ace Books; ISBN: 0441172717

    Fahrenheit 451
    by Ray Bradbury
    Listed under Ray Bradbury

    Flatland : The Classic Speculation On Life In Four Dimensions/Sphereland : A Continuing Speculation On An Expanding Universe
    2 Books in 1 Volume
    by Edwin A. Abbott, et al
    (Paperback)

    The Sagittarius Whorl : An Adventure of the Rampart Worlds
    by Julian May

    The Day of the Triffids
    by John Wyndham
    (Library Binding)

    The Midwich Cuckoos
    by John Wyndham
    (Library Binding)

    The Chrysalids
    by John Wyndham
    This was the first science-fiction book I read, back in the the 1960's. The story, and the moral of the story, has stayed with me all these years. Highly recommended for children - children of any age.
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    The Island of Doctor Moreau
    by H. G. Wells
     

    Islandia: The Epic Underground Classic
    Islandia: The Epic Underground Classic
    by Austin Tappan Wright
    Paperback from Overlook Press
     

    Area 51
    by Robert Doherty (Fiction)
    In the 1940s, the U.S. government had establishes Area 51 to study nine unidentified craft discovered in the Antarctic, but Dr. Hans Von Seeckt, the only member of the original secret research committee, begins to fear that the technology of the mothership poses a threat to our planet.
    Paperback - 384 pages (March )
    Dell Books; ISBN: 0440220734

    Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
    (Oxford Mark Twain) by Mark Twain, et al
    (Hardcover)

    In the Balance (Worldwar Series, Volume 1)
    by Harry Turtledove
    Paperback - 565 pages Reprint edition Vol 1 (February )
    Del Rey; ISBN: 0345388526

    The Mysterious Island
    by Jules Verne
    Paperback (December 1986)
    New American Library; ISBN: 0451524918

    Legends 3
    by Robert Silverberg (Editor), et al
    (Paperback)
     

    Lord of Light
    by Roger Zelazny
    In the 1960s, Roger Zelazny dazzled the SF world with what seemed to be inexhaustible talent and inventiveness. Lord of Light, his third novel, is his finest book: a science fantasy in which the intricate, colorful mechanisms of Hindu religion, capricious gods, and repeated reincarnations are wittily underpinned by technology. "For six days he had offered many kilowatts of prayer, but the static kept him from being heard On High." The gods are a starship crew who subdued a colony world; developed godlike--though often machine-enhanced--powers during successive lifetimes of mind transfer to new, cloned bodies; and now lord it over descendants of the ship's mere passengers. Their tyranny is opposed by retired god Sam, who mocks the Celestial City, introduces Buddhism to subvert Hindu dogma, allies himself with the planet's native "demons" against Heaven, fights pyrotechnic battles with bizarre troops and weapons, plays dirty with politics and poison, and dies horribly but won't stay dead. It's a huge, lumbering, magical story, told largely in flashback, full of wonderfully ornate language (and one unforgivable pun) that builds up the luminous myth of trickster Sam, Lord of Light. Essential SF reading. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk 
    Mass Market Paperback from Eos
    1969
     
    Pastwatch : The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
    by Orson Scott Card

    The Secret of Life
    by Paul J. McAuley
    Hardcover - 413 pages 1 Ed edition
    Tor Books; ISBN: 076530080X 

    Last Defender of Camelot
    by Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg (Introduction) 
    (Paperback)

    The Amazing Stories (Star Trek)
    by John J. Ordover
    Listed under Star Trek

    The Dark Knight Strikes Again Vol. 3
    by Frank Miller, Lynn Varley
    Listed under Batman

    Monster Manual II (Dungeons & Dragons Supplement)
    by Jeff Grubb, et al
    (Hardcover -- September )

    Epic Level Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons Supplement)
    by Andy Collins, et al
    (Hardcover -- July )

    The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Boxed Set
    by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Listed under J.R.R. Tolkien

    Shadow Puppets
    by Orson Scott Card

    His Dark Materials: The Trilogy: The Golden Compass/the Subtle Knife/the Amber Spyglass
    by Philip Pullman
    Listed under Philip Pulman
     

    City of the Spider Queen
    by James Wyatt
    (Paperback -- September )

    Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
    by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    (Hardcover -- September 17, )

    Coraline
    by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
    Coraline lives with her preoccupied parents in part of a huge old house--a house so huge that other people live in it, too... round, old former actresses Miss Spink and Miss Forcible and their aging Highland terriers ("We trod the boards, luvvy") and the mustachioed old man under the roof ("'The reason you cannot see the mouse circus,' said the man upstairs, 'is that the mice are not yet ready and rehearsed.'") Coraline contents herself for weeks with exploring the vast garden and grounds. But with a little rain she becomes bored--so bored that she begins to count everything blue (153), the windows (21), and the doors (14). And it is the 14th door that--sometimes blocked with a wall of bricks--opens up for Coraline into an entirely alternate universe. Now, if you're thinking fondly of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, you're on the wrong track. Neil Gaiman's Coraline is far darker, far stranger, playing on our deepest fears. And, like Roald Dahl's work, it is delicious.

    What's on the other side of the door? A distorted-mirror world, containing presumably everything Coraline has ever dreamed of... people who pronounce her name correctly (not "Caroline"), delicious meals (not like her father's overblown "recipes"), an unusually pink and green bedroom (not like her dull one), and plenty of horrible (very un-boring) marvels, like a man made out of live rats. The creepiest part, however, is her mirrored parents, her "other mother" and her "other father"--people who look just like her own parents, but with big, shiny, black button eyes, paper-white skin... and a keen desire to keep her on their side of the door. To make creepy creepier, Coraline has been illustrated masterfully in scritchy, terrifying ink drawings by British mixed-media artist and Sandman cover illustrator Dave McKean. This delightful, funny, haunting, scary as heck, fairy-tale novel is about as fine as they come. Highly recommended. (Ages 11 and older) --Karin Snelson - Amazon.com
    Hardcover: 176 pages
    HarperCollins; ISBN: 0380977788; 1st edition (July 2, )

    Atlas Shrugged
    by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff (Introduction)
    (Mass Market Paperback -- September )

    Destiny's Way (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 14)
    by Walter Jon Williams
    Listed under Star Wars

    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley
    "Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley's utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a "Feelie," a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow. Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today--let's hope the sterility and absence of individuality he predicted aren't yet to come. Amazon.com
    Paperback: 288 pages
    Harper Perennial; ISBN: 0060929871; Reprint edition (September )
     

    A Feast for Crows
    by George R. R. Martin
    (Hardcover -- April )

    The Mists of Avalon
    by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    (Paperback -- 1982)
     
    Summer Knight: Book Four of the Dresden File (Dresden Files)
    by Jim Butcher
    (Mass Market Paperback -- September 3, )

    28 Days Later
    28 Days Later
    by Alex Garland
    Book Description: In this latest film from director Danny Boyle, a massive epidemic has swept the world, leaving in its wake a host of rabid humans seething with hatred and bent on destroying anyone untouched by the disease. Four seemingly unaffected people—a young man, a young woman, a father, and his daughter—flee London through an apocalyptic landscape as they try to reach the coast, beset along the way by attacks of “Infected” at every turn. When they arrive at an isolated house in the country, inhabited by a small group of soldiers, they think they have found a haven from the violence outside. But they soon find they've jumped from the frying pan into the fire.
    Paperback from Faber & Faber
     
    War of Honor
    by David Weber
    (Hardcover)
     
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