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  • Arthur C. Clarke

    Science Fiction

    Space Odyssey - 1

    The classic science fiction novel that captures and expands on the vision of Stanley Kubrick’s immortal film—and changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves.From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ...

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  • David Gerrold

    Space Opera

    Oct-1987

    Star Trek -

    SPACE...THE FINAL FRONTIER. THESE ARE THE ALL-NEW VOYAGES OF THE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE! Gene Roddenberry, the man who created the original STAR TREK television series, now brings the magic of STAR TREK to a brand-new, even more exciting future--a futu...

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  • Lois McMaster Bujold

    Space Opera

    Apr-1988

    A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure - 1

    AND SUDDENLY HE WAS FALLING FREE... Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: mind your own business, fix what's wrong and move on to the next job. Everything neat and according to spec, just the way he liked it. But all that chang...

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  • C.J. Cherryh

    Space Opera

    Feb-1994

    Foreigner - 1

    It had been nearly five centuries since the starship Phoenix, lost in space and desperately searching for the nearest G5 star, had encountered the planet of the atevi. On this alien world, law was kept by the use of registered assassination, alliance...

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  • Douglas Adams

    Science Fiction

    Jan-1979

    Hitchhiker's Guide - 1

    Seconds before Earth demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' who, for the first fifteen years, has...

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  • George Lucas

    Space Opera

    Dec-1976

    Star Wars -

    LUKE SKYWALKER CHALLENGED THE STORMTROOPERS OF A DISTANT GALAXY ON A DARING MISSION -- WHERE A FORCE OF LIFE BECAME THE POWER OF DEATH! Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine......

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  • Catherine Asaro

    Space Opera

    Mar-1995

    Saga of the Skolian Empire - 1

    The Skolian Empire rules a third of the civilized galaxy through its mastery of faster-than-light communication. But war with the rival empire of the Traders seems imminent, a war that can only lead to slavery for the Skolians or the destruction of b...

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  • Alastair Reynolds

    Space Opera

    Jun-2001

    Revelation Space - 1

    Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut. Revelation Space, has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself. Nine hundred thousand years ago, something...

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  • Isaac Asimov

    Science Fiction

    1983

    A Lije Baley & R. Daneel Olivaw Novel -

    A MOST DANGEROUS BALEYWICK A puzzling case of roboticide takes New York Detective Elijah Baley from Earth to the planet Aurora, where humans and robots have, till now, always coexisted in perfect harmony. Only the gifted roboticist Han Fastolfe...

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  • E.E. "Doc" Smith

    Space Opera

    Nov-1985

    Skylark - 1

    Scientist Richard Seaton had discovered the secret of the complete release of ultimate energy. And his discovery gave him the key to the exploration of the Universe in all its cosmic immensity. But Seaton's arch rival the powerful unscrupulous DuQues...

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