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Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Par Kage Baker. 2009
Former British Arean Company (BAC) employee Mary Griffith and others are stranded after BAC's Martian experiment fails. Mary establishes a…barter-and-trade system at her new bar, the Empress of Mars. But when BAC attempts to reclaim colonist land, Mary and her patrons must find ways to outwit the company. 2009.
Par Frank Herbert. 1977
In his latest assignment, Saboteur Extraordinary Jorj X. McKie is sent to planet Dosadi to investigate an experiment that has…gotten out of hand. Humans and Gowachin have been confined there in overcrowded conditions, and an interstellar war is imminent. Companion to "Whipping Star". c1977.
Par Ellen Datlow. 2003
16 new ghost stories, varied in locale, period, and style, including westerns, faux memoirs, and romance. In Glenn Hirshberg's "Dancing…Men," the ghost is the shadow of the Holocaust, which haunts a survivor of the concentration camps. A grandfather clock is animated by the spirit of a murder victim in "The Ghost of the Clock", while the lingering influence of a madwoman who terrorizes a child appears in "Feeling Remains". Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Robert Charles Wilson. 2001
Scott Warden is studying Thai beach culture and struggling to support his wife and daughter when a large monument appears…in the jungle. The artifact is a chronolith commemorating the conquest of Thailand--20 years in the future. When Warden returns to the U.S., more chronoliths appear, to devastating effect. As the chronoliths approach America, Scott joins Hitch Paley and Sue Chopra in a race to find a way to change the future.
Par Charles Sheffield. 1997
Bored and spoiled fifteen-year-old Shelby Cheever leaves his pampered existence on Earth for the disciplined rigors of survival in outer…space. Shelby takes a cruise trip to the asteroid mines. But when he accidentally boards a ship to open space, his real adventures begin. Senior High. 1997.
Par Stephen Baxter, Arthur C Clarke. 2005
London, 2037. UN peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt, newly returned from an alternate Earth, faces catastrophe - within five years a massive…solar flare will annihilate earthly life. Scientists race to construct a shield but discover the sunstorm is no natural disaster. Sequel to "Time's Eye" (DC27487). Some descriptions of sex. 2005. (A time odyssey ; 2)
Par Jeffrey A Carver. 1995
In "Neptune Crossing", John Bandicut saved the Earth from a comet but lost his alien friend Charlie in the process.…Now John awakens to find himself stranded in an artificial structure, Shipworld, with two humanoids and a new alien friend, IK, who wants John for a new mission. 1996, c1995.
Par Poul Anderson. 1998
Astronomers have discovered the possibility of advanced civilizations in the far reaches of the galaxy. A group of ten scientists…boards the starship Envoy for a journey that will take thousands of years to complete. Although they eventually encounter another civilization, they are unprepared for the ramifications of their adventure. 1998.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2006
Fifteen-year-old Tally from "Pretties" (DC29400), her boyfriend Zane, and their boss Shay have been reconstructed into super-strong paramilitary "specials." When…they are sent to capture rebels who want to return to an unaltered state of mind, part of Tally wants to resist her programming. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. Followed by "Extras" (DC32654). 2006. (Uglies series ; 3)
Par Alison Goodman. 1998
Joss Aaronson is close to being expelled from the university where she studies time travel. Mavkel, a newly arrived telepathic…student from another planet, then selects her as his study partner and roommate. When Joss discovers she is being stalked by an assassin, the two combine skills to search for reasons. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 1998.
Par Stephen J Cannell. 2003
While hospitalized for heart problems, attorney Herman Strockmire learns an employee has been murdered after downloading a biotech firm's files.…Postponing surgery, Strockmire, his daughter Susan, and ex-cop Jack Wirta uncover a government project to genetically engineer manlike creatures as disposable soldiers. Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2005
Tally's transformation to perfect and popular including her totally hot boyfriend is everything she always wanted. But beneath the fun…and freedom something is wrong, and now Tally has to fight for her life because what she knows has put her in danger with the authorities. For senior high readers. Some descriptions of sex and violence. Sequel to "Uglies" (DC28952); followed by "Specials" (DC28951). 2005.
Par Michael Crichton. 2002
Unemployed computer programmer Jack Forman stays home with the children while wife, Julia, works at a firm developing "molecular manufacturing,"…or nanotechnology. Hired as a consultant, Jack discovers that an experiment has gone horribly astray and that escaped swarms of tiny robots are feeding off flesh. Strong language and descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Jules Verne, Richard Howard. 1996
Written originally in 1863 and first published in 1994, this "lost novel" depicts Jules Verne's vision of life in 1960s…Paris. In this hyper-efficient but dystopian society, the story's young, idealistic protagonist, Michel Dufrenoy, laments that there is no room for the human soul. Subways, automobiles, skyscrapers, electric lights, calculators, fax machines, and e-mail are all part of this utilitarian world. 1996. Uniform title: Paris au XXe siècle.
Par Margaret Ball, Anne McCaffrey. 1992
Nancia, a new member of the elite Courier Service of the Central Worlds and the brain of one of the…most advanced stellar ships, finds her innocent vision of human nature shattered when she is paired up with brutish partner Forister. 1992.
Par Nina Bawden. 1998
2040. Eleven-year-old Tom chases after his grandfather when the "old one" escapes from inside the wall. Tom has been taught…that the wild outside is full of killer trees, demons, and trolls, but instead he discovers a rural agrarian society, where his grandfather lived long ago. Tom also discovers families. Grades 5-8. 1998.
Par Gene Wolfe. 1999
In this sequel to the series The Book of the Long Sun, mill-owner Horn agrees that the inhabitants of the…Planet Blue are sinking into savagery. He sets off with others to find Patera Silk aboard the interstellar ship Whorl and convince him to become their leader. Some violence. Followed by "In Green's jungles". 1999.
Par Bruce Coville. 1999
Contains the complete text of four books, including "My teacher is an alien," in which Susan catches her substitute teacher…peeling off his face and realizes he's not human. Also "My teacher fried my brains," "My teacher glows in the dark," and "My teacher flunked the planet." Grades 3-6. 1992.
Par Robert Olen Butler. 2000
A friendly extraterrestrial, whose English is laced with TV slogans, has a mission to complete on New Year's Eve 1999.…Searching for the best way to present a message to humankind, he consults with twelve people on a bus he beams up to his spaceship. Some strong language. 2000.