DUNE by Frank Herbert

Tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the “spice of spices.” Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of […]

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WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds has two parts, Book One: The Coming of the Martians and Book Two: The Earth under the Martians. The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to the southern country outside London. Book One also imparts the experience of his […]

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CALCULATING GOD by Robert J. Sawyer

An alien shuttle craft lands outside the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. A six-legged, two-armed alien emerges and says, in perfect English, “Take me to a paleontologist.” In the distant past, Earth, the alien’s home planet, and the home planet of another alien species, all experienced the same five cataclysmic events at the same time […]

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SPINDRIFT by Allen Steele

June 1, 2288 – Europe’s first starship, the EASS Galileo, launches on its maiden voyage to investigate an unidentified object, code-named Spindrift, which is traveling outside our solar system. An object that may be alien in origin. The Galileo disappears soon after… February 1, 2344 – The Galileo’s shuttle returns to Earth carrying three surviving […]

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SPHERE by Michael Crichton

When a group of American scientists are sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, they must confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination. Related Posts:BIRD BOX by Josh MalermanTHE DARKEST MINDS by Alexandra BrackenWHEN I’M GONE by Emily Bleeker

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SPLIT INFINITY by Piers Anthony

Book 1: THE APPRENTICE ADEPT On the technological, decadent world of Proton, someone was trying to destroy Stile, serf and master Gamesman. His only escape lay in Phaze, a world totally ruled by magic. Soon he learned that his alternate self had already been murdered, and that he was next. On Proton, his fate depended […]

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14 by Peter Clines

Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is […]

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OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and […]

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SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD by Orson Scott Card

THE ENDER QUINTET In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: The Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered, but again the aliens’ ways are strange and frightening…again, humans die. And […]

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MINORITY REPORT AND OTHER STORIES by Philip Dick

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