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anton exobio
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The Secret of the Martian Moons is a science-fiction novel by Donald A. Wollheim. It was first published in 1955.
Playing world-class hide-and-seek with the Martians, Nelson Parr believes that he has found them... until the real Martians show up.

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Sun Valley Blues -by James Wheeler Thorburn (Author)



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anton exobio
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^^^^^^^^^^^^ Some ancient Sci-Fi there, Anton.
Here's another from 1938.
An interesting snippet from Wiki . . . "Lewis wrote the novel after a conversation with J. R. R. Tolkien in which both men lamented the state of contemporary fiction. They agreed that Lewis would write a space-travel story, and Tolkien would write a time-travel one. Tolkien's story only exists as a fragment, published in The Lost Road and other writings (1987) edited by his son Christopher."



The first book of the "Out of the Silent Planet" trilogy by C.S. Lewis.

The Martian races have evolved according to plan, and humans are created to try to match or improve on that. Then the spirit of Earth goes a bit crazy . . .
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I didn't know Lewis wrote Sci Fi





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Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell (1949)

The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skilful rank-and-file worker and Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters a forbidden relationship with a co-worker, Julia.

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A very "Edgar Rice-Burroughs-style" book.
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"Otherland: City of Golden Shadow", by Tad Williams
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anton exobio
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Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel

This first book in The Themis Files trilogy examines how the discovery of an ancient alien artifact on Earth affects both individuals and the world. It’s true to science fiction’s mission of asking big questions about human nature and the pursuit of knowledge.

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Another of the old 'pulp' Science-Fiction stories which became a classic - this one is a Young Adults book, originally published as a story in "Boy's Life" mag.
The Star Trek story "Trouble With Tribbles" has a very similar story-line to one of the chapters here - Heinlein asked for a copy of the script in exchange for the idea.
There are a lot of "forementions" in this story - they meet the Martians described in "Stranger in a Strange Land"; Grandmother Stone is Hazel Stone, one of the founders of Luna City in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" - and so on.

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The Equinox
by M J Preston


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Xena: Warrior Princess
by Genevieve Valentine



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anton exobio
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2014)

A flu pandemic devastates humanity, killing off almost everyone and bringing modern civilization to a grinding halt. Station Eleven explores the first days of the epidemic, as well as the future it created. This oddly optimistic work of apocalyptic literature teaches us that survival alone is insufficient, and that we must have art to give it meaning.

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Night Watch - Ночной Дозор - by Sergei Lukyanenko,
or Night Watch - Terry Pratchett

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Harbor Lights,
Sherryl Woods
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The Songs Of Distant Earth, by Arthur C. Clarke (1986)

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Harp Exercises for Agility and Speed
Deborah Friou

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Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein (1961)

A seminal, genre-defining work and a perfect distillation of the ways in which speculative fiction examines what it is to be human. This is the story of a human man raised by Martians, entirely isolated from his own species — and on his return to Earth, he finds he has just as much to learn from humanity as he does to teach them.


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Death of a Stranger - by Anne Perry

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Artwork by Albert Coldero
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North Until Dawn - by Vern Maine
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Neuromancer, by William Gibson (1984)

One of the seminal works of cyberpunk, "Neuromancer" taps into the counterculture movements and excitement about computers found in the 1980s to tell a story of a world where hackers and cyborgs work together to perform daring heists against massive corporations. It’s a must-read for fans of everything from “The Matrix” to "Ready Player One".

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^ sounds good - and if Neil Gaiman likes it, it probably is ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

R.U.R - (Rossumovi univerzální roboti)" by Karel Čapek 1921 first edition.
The play (and then book) which brought the word "robot" into the English language.

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The Iliad, by Homer (around the 8th century BC)

The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege. Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC. The Iliad contains approximately 15,700 lines, and is written in a literary amalgam of several Greek dialects. The authorship of the poem is disputed.

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Dance in Poetry: An International Anthology of Poems on Dance by Alkis Raftis










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So Bad - Tome 1: Aventure Sexy Romance ~ Mila Leduc


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Not so sexy, but adventure and some romance. A classic. "Dragonsinger - Harper of Pern"

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