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Sci Fi stories have a unique place in the world of fiction. They contain all the imaginative elements that all fiction contains, and requires – but they have one element that none others have. And that one element elevates them, in some people’s minds, to a higher status of creativity – to the status of prediction, of prophecy, and of creative theoretical science itself. The best science fiction books do more than simply spin a yarn (although there are very many great story tellers in the sci fi book world) – they stretch, imaginatively, into scientific knowledge as it stands today and imagines where that knowledge may take us tomorrow. And then they make it human – and, therefore, ‘real’.

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Fantasy Novels  contain unrealistic settings, or magic, and are often set in a medieval universe, or involve mythical or magical beings as a primary element of the plot, theme, or setting. Magic is a mainstay of fantasy, in the setting or plot, or being practiced by the characters. Fantasy stories are closely related to fairy stories and couldn’t happen in real life.

Some examples of books you’ll find in this category, are: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings; T.H. White’s The Once and Future King; George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones…

Back in 1953, in what was still the early days of the Science Fiction genre, the great sci fi author Isaac Asimov defined it as “that branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings”. It is a branch of literature which has grown exponentially, hand-in-hand with the growth of human advances in science and technology and, by the 1970s its purpose, as evidenced in the new style of writing that had developed, had matured into one which wasn’t only concerned with science, but with consequences of scientific and technological advancement. Sci fi author Pamela Sargent then defined it as “the literature of ideas.”

But even that definition doesn’t go far enough. ‘Ideas’ and ‘consequences of ideas’ are now, almost too-limited a way of looking at what science fiction has become. Not only do authors project the advancement of science into the future and calculate the consequences – they assess, in advance, the moral consequences of these advances. They seek to pre-empt the kind of philosophical, moral and ethical issues that might ensue, and consider how to react. Or how our philosophical reasoning might also advance, along with technologies. As such, the best science fiction books are works of the philosophy of technology, and ethics. As new scientists, studying at university, have their work and theories swayed by the latest sci fi novel they read – so, philosophers may find themselves re-reading the self-same novels to obtain a head-start on the new frontiers of philosophy.

But not all science fiction is heavy with tech and theses on the human condition! There is something for everyone in this wide and deep genre of ideas. For pure action and adventure enthusiasts, thriller aficionados, and those wishing to, simply, be entertained – there are books and authors a plenty to go around. And you can start by looking in our list of books below…

Science Fiction Books - Dune by Frank Herbert

When humor was still the domain of ‘funny people’ the hilarious Groucho and Me, by Groucho Marx

Science Fiction Books - Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Popular contemporary humor – absurd and indifferent: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by by Jane Austen with help by Seth Grahame-Smith

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Jerry Seinfeld talks about how he writes a joke

Here’s a short, 5 minute, video of Jerry Seinfeld talking about joke-writing. Do you find the word ‘poptart’ funny? He does! And here’s how he wrote a joke starting with a word he thought was funny. That and ‘chips’. A great comedic mind at work…

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Timeless Trivia

Timeless Trivia

Timeless Trivia is a collection of 1000 questions designed for all ages and interests. Take it with you on a road trip, a gathering, or you can quiz yourself. It contains questions on sports, history, entertainment, geography, science, literature, the arts and so much...

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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A hilarious and scathing novel from the author of Squeeze Me about a crazed and determined man who has devoted his strange existence to saving southern Florida from con artists and carpetbaggers after a hurricane hits. "Hysterically funny…....

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Modern Manners

Modern Manners

An “extremely funny” take on the decline of civility, from the #1 New York Times –bestselling author of How the Hell Did This Happen? ( The Plain Dealer ).   In Modern Manners , cultural guru P. J. O’Rourke provides the essential accessory for the truly contemporary...

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Dumped, Actually

Dumped, Actually

From the bestselling author of Checking Out and Dry Hard comes a hilarious story about losing the love of your life, and finding yourself in the aftermath. When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery,...

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A Question a Day Keeps the Boredom Away

A Question a Day Keeps the Boredom Away

Award-winning author: 2020 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal!***This book provides you with fun and challenging questions, whether you want to quiz yourself or your family. Learn something new every day and surprise your circle of friends and colleagues!Knowing stuff...

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Dad Jokes

Dad Jokes

Dad’s comedy arsenal is about to get a huge upgrade . . . to the relief of everyone around him! Cue the groans. Put an end to courtesy laughs and awkward silences with the jokes in this book! From the people who brought you Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, this is an...

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Taking the Lead

Taking the Lead

Acting Ambitions. Hollywood Heartbreak. Doggy Deliverance. What would you do if you were an aspiring actress offered a part in a TV series in Los Angeles…but had to give up everything else important to you to achieve that dream?Twenty-one-year-old Tessa Taylor drops...

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Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad

Be careful what you wish for... Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unforunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother...

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Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various...

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Arc of a Shooting Star

Arc of a Shooting Star

It all started with a walk…What could possibly go wrong? After a near-death experience reclusive rock star, Will Harding comes out of retirement and reforms his old band.For a man with little patience and a natural loathing of other people, it's a big call. It's hard...

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Love in the Ruins

Love in the Ruins

A “brilliant and hilarious” novel of the end times in America and one psychiatrist’s quest to save mankind, from a New York Times –bestselling author ( Dallas Morning News ).   The United States seems to be on the brink of catastrophe. From the abandoned cars...

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Hell Inc.

Hell Inc.

Raz Frewer just made a bet with the Devil.He needs a cure to save his dying wife, and Lucifer has it-- a mystical lamp, but its pieces were scattered around the globe centuries earlier.If he can find them, he'll get his cure; if he can't, the Devil gets his soul.Now,...

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Game On

Game On

Stephanie Plum returns to hunt down a new kind of criminal operating out of Trenton in the 28th book in the wildly popular series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. When Stephanie Plum is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of...

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Florida Roadkill

Florida Roadkill

Sunshine State trivia buff Serge A. Storms loves eliminating jerks and pests. His drug-addled partner Coleman loves cartoons. Hot stripper Sharon Rhodes loves cocaine, especially when purchased with rich dead men's money. On the other hand, there's Sean and David, who...

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Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

Men to Avoid in Art and Life pairs classical fine art with modern captions that epitomize the spirit of mansplaining. This hilarious book perfectly captures those relatable moments when a man explains to a woman a subject about which he knows considerably less than...

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Managed Care

Managed Care

Is it too much to ask that a managed care facility refund a year’s advance payment when your grandfather dies before he can move in? Frank Johnson doesn’t think so, which is why the thirty-three-year-old now lives in a nursing home, locked in a chess match feud with...

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Remember This

Remember This

Over 150,000 copies downloaded!**Amazon Best Selling Humor Author**Lucy, a hard working shenanigan queen, finds evidence that her husband, Mason, cheated on her. In a heated moment, she throws a wine bottle at his head leaving him unable to remember anything from his...

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Strange Planet

Strange Planet

Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle, Strange Planet is an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple, based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name! Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of...

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The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy

The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy

The readers say it best : " Not since Mitford has a book series been so much fun. "With over 200 "Five star" reviews . The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy includes the first three full length Elmo Jenkins novels. Ordained IrreverenceSome Things Never ChangeThe Old Man and the...

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You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

"A brilliant homage to everyone's favorite super-spy, and a hilarious, action-packed, made-for-the-movies thriller about a man suavely dancing along both sides of the thin line between heroism and madness." –Matt Forbeck, New York Times bestselling author of Halo: New...

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New Teeth

New Teeth

Laugh till you cry in this new collection of stories from the award-winning  “Serena Williams of humor writing” ( New York Times Book Review ) about raising babies and trying  not to be one.   Called a “comedic Godsend” by Conan O’Brien and “the Stephen King of comedy...

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A Calling for Charlie Barnes

A Calling for Charlie Barnes

Named a best book of the year by NPR, Vogue, and the New York Times Book Review, the hilarious and profound new novel from National Book Award finalist Joshua Ferris is “a fine American novel about family, love, and a decent but flawed man trying to be better"...

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett ( New York Times ). Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru...

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Ooo Shiny!

Ooo Shiny!

The dark lord's call pulls the exalted king from his eternal slumber, but he's trapped behind a stone wall. A centipede pleads for help, but what if it's a hyper-advanced AI from the future? An assassin uses everyday objects in his craft and grooves to 1990s top 40...

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P.S. I Hate It Here!

P.S. I Hate It Here!

Heartwarming and hilarious real-life letters from kids at summer camp sure to amuse anyone who’s ever been a homesick child or a parent of one. In the bestselling tradition of nostalgic looks at classic rites of passage, such as Camp Camp and Bar Mitzvah Disco, P.S. I...

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The Bachelor Home Companion

The Bachelor Home Companion

From “the funniest writer in America,” a book about cooking and cleaning for people who don’t know how to do those things and aren’t about to learn ( The Wall Street Journal ).   In addition to debunking popular myths about bachelors (they are in fact not creatures...

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The Lonely Heart Attack Club

The Lonely Heart Attack Club

Welcome to the Isle of Man's first dating and social club for the elderly! 'A laugh-out-loud comedy, that's poignant, uplifting and ridiculously funny''If you take life too seriously, this one's not for you. If you don't, strap yourself in for the funniest book you'll...

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A Is for Adam

A Is for Adam

The Forbidden Fruit. Come on. Bite it. You know you want to.The snake says it’s okay.Eve says it’s okay.You’re curious, aren’t you, Adam?Bite it.You bit it, didn’t you? It’s all right; we all make mistakes. Paradise wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, anyway. From now...

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Shakespeare’s Cuthbert

Shakespeare’s Cuthbert

"Fans of Tom Sharpe will LOVE this!""Reality seemed to wander into the room by accident"At the heart of this riotous laugh-a-paragraph farce that will delight members of amateur dramatic societies everywhere, lies a forgotten village in a remote valley where the 'real...

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Uganda Be Kidding Me

Uganda Be Kidding Me

In this uproarious collection of travel essays, Chelsea Handler sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever. On safari in Africa, it's anyone's guess as to what's more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea. But...

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Z Is for Zombie

Z Is for Zombie

A short story about Zombies inspired by the TV show 'New Girl'.In a world where anything can happen, where Zombies come in all forms, a gorilla, a squirrel, a man, only one thing can make it all OK:Rythim.I mean, Rithym.Dammit! Rhithm. Rythm. Rhthm.Rhythm.Only Rithim...

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Fun Stories Greatest Hits

Fun Stories Greatest Hits

Need a quick pick-me-up to put a smile on your face? This engaging and hilarious collection of bite-sized delights will do the trick. Always on the lookout for a chuckle? Enjoy that aha moment in clever humor? Planning ahead for the next time you need a trusty...

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Relatively Normal

Relatively Normal

First Place, Top Shelf Book Awards Award Winner at the 2019 International Readers Favorite Awards "I laughed, I cried, and I laughed some more--this is one you don't want to miss!" -Loretta Nyhan, bestselling author of Digging In"The perfect blend of laugh-out-loud...

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Not, Book Club Material

Not, Book Club Material

"Your book," she said in her completely honest and unfiltered style, "is not book club material." So begins Aaron Zevy's new story collection, Not Book Club Material. Stories, memoirs and vignettes which are funny, often poignant, and sometimes thought provoking. And...

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Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet

Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet

A hilarious take on every cat’s worst nightmare. “Guaranteed laugh out loud material . . . Simon’s cat is certainly the Snoopy of the cat world.”—Chicago Tribune   In the last five years, Simon’s Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of thirty-nine films, which...

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Ebert’s Bigger Little Movie Glossary

Ebert’s Bigger Little Movie Glossary

The popular film critic offers a compilation of witty and wise observations about the film lexicon, including "Fruit Cart," a chase scene through an ethnic or foreign locale, or "The Non-Answering Pet," referring to a dead pet in a horror movie. 

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