Dragonriders of Pern
To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged
kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those
who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come
for Lessa to shed her disguiseand take back her stolen birthright.
But everything changes when she meets a queen dragon. The bond they
share will be deep and last forever.
Harper of Pern
Dragonlady of Pern
the Weyrs of Pern
Chronicles of Pern: First Fall
Dolphins of Pern
(US) / Red
Star Rising (UK)
All Anne McCaffrey
Dr. Ransom, a noted philologist, is kidnapped and flown by spaceship
to Malacandra (Mars) where he flees his human captors and establishes
communication with the planet's extraordinary inhabitants. What he learns
galvanizes his attempt to return to Earth with a message of great urgency.
of the Silent Planet
All C.S. Lewis
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire had ruled supreme.
Now it was dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary
science of psychohistory, could see into the future - a dark age of
ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that would last thirty thousand years.
To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathered the best minds
in the Empire - both scientists and scholars - and brought them to a
bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope
for future generations. He called his sanctuary the Foundation.
All Isaac Asimov
Set on the desert planet Arakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul
Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He
would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family - and would
bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
Emperor of Dune
Philip José Farmer
All those who ever lived on Earth have found themselves resurrectedhealthy,
young, and naked as newbornson the grassy banks of a mighty river,
in a world unknown. Miraculously provided with food, but with no clues
to the meaning of their strange new afterlife, billions of people from
every period of Earth's historyand prehistorymust start
Your Scattered Bodies Go
and Other Stories
Jose Farmer Books
On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man,
there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship
it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed
to destroy it.
Fall of the Hyperion
All Dan Simmons
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Bestsellers for over 30 years and set in the South in the mid- to-late
1800s, more than two dozen books tell the story of the life of Elsie
Dinsmore, a charming young heroine whose faith and hope guide her as
she grows from childhood to adulthood.
Priestess of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
A new place is being built, a world of huge dimensions, encompassing
millions of miles, stronger than any planet before it. There is gravity,
and with high walls and its proximity to the sun, a livable new planet
that is three million times the area of the Earth can be formed. We
can start again!
All Larry Niven
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruledwhere every citizen
had a special spell only he could cast. That is, except for Bink of
North Village. He was sure he possessed no magic, and knew that if he
didn't find some soon, he would be exiled.
Spell for Chameleon
Source of Magic
on a Pedestal
Lye: A Caustic Yarn
in the Gear
of the Vole
Color of Her Panties
of the Gargoyle
and a Hard Place
in a Heaval
All Piers Anthony
Arthur C. Clarke
At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that
astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons.
And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed.
Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object.
It is an interstellar spacecraft.
Garden of Rama
Orson Scott Card
Once again, the Earth is under attack. Alien "buggers" are
poised for a final assault. The survival of the human species depends
on a military genius who can defeat the buggers. But who? Ender Wiggin.
Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a
for the Dead
of the Mind
of the Hegemon
Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey
with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save
his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry,
Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with
the forces of evil.
Book of Three
Castle of Llyr
Kim Stanley Robinson
In his most ambitious project to date, award-winning author Kim Stanley
Robinson utilizes years of research and cutting-edge science in the
first of three novels that will chronicle the colonization of Mars.
Kim Stanley Robinson
No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance
of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin
the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns
of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage
in history--a journey into the boiling inferno of the sun.
All David Brin