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This curated list covers the gamut of non-fiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade.
In this list of the best dystopian novels, extreme cosmetic surgery is enforced, America breaks into a second Civil War, and animals rebel. Prepare to be disturbed, and utterly enthralled.
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This list of books includes three each from Robert Louis Stevenson and George Orwell, and two each from Charles Dickens and Ray Bradbury. The settings include two islands, an inn, a farm, a hospital and a garden.
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Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series has been serialised for TV. An epic saga covering hundreds of years, readers experience the fall of a Galactic empire. Learn more about Asimov and the books that turned him into a science fiction legend.
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“He who controls the spice controls the universe.” The Dune universe began in 1965 when Frank Herbert published Dune and changed the science fiction genre forever. This bestselling novel won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965 and the 1966 Hugo Award, and launched an epic series.
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