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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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The Humans

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly).When an extra-terrestrial visitor...

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2036: The Year Trump Stepped Down!

From Michael Sandels, the best-selling author of Artism; Art is Murder and The End of the Word As We Know It; A Comic Explanation for Today’s World comes the new epic book about a futuristic America after enduring twenty years with Donald TXXXP and his family running...

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The End of the Word as We Know It

Michael Sandels’s unique, hilarious, novella The End of the Word as We Know It is the epic story of humanity's journey from 1960 through 2020, and how we arrived at where we are now. In a work that took 34 years to write, Sandels inventively explains it all. Who or...

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What If?

What if you were wrong to say goodbye to Mr Right...?1999. Carly Cooper is 30, single, and after coming close to saying ‘I do’ to six different men, she’s wondering if she accidentally said ‘goodbye’ to Mr Right.So, Carly quits her job, her flat, her whole life and...

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The Bookshop

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON  Short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” —BBC Kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction.” —Times Literary Supplement In 1959 Florence Green, a...

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Belles on Their Toes

In this delightful memoir by the authors of Cheaper by the Dozen, the twelve Gilbreth children cope with the loss of their father as they grow up together. With twelve kids, life at the Gilbreth house has always been a big project. But after their father passes away,...

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Modern Romance

The #1 New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on...

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Meddling Kids

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Freaky pleasure...it scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal"--USA Today"Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice."--Charles Yu,...

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No Going Back

These days, everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame. Brian Weathers doesn’t. He's a novelist and he's actually quite successful. The thing is, he doesn't want to become famous at all. In fact, he's only told six people he's got books published. So what's going to...

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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 TeaYou...

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

British adolescent angst has never been so “laugh-out-loud funny” as in this first encounter with a sharp-witted, pining, and achingly honest underdog (The New York Times).  Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered, people will understand the torment of...

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The Bless Me, Father Series (Books 1-5)

This acclaimed series that inspired a hit London Weekend Television sitcom is “a long, gentle breeze of humour” (James Herriot). Based on the author’s real-life experiences after completing seminary and later adapted into a beloved British sitcom, these five novels...

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Sherman Alexie’s darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie’s debut collection—an instant classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of life...

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Disorganized Crime

PARTY CRIME (#11 in the Kat Makris series) is out now!There's no offer for her to refuse ...Kat Makris was a little girl when her father spun wild and outrageous bedtime stories about Baboulas, the Greek boogeyman, a lawless creature with a penchant for stealing gold...

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Covet Thy Neighbor

Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he’s struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he’s just the right amount of bold and flirtatious. Perfect. Well, except for the part where he moved to Tucker...

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

With another devastatingly hilarious, ridiculous, unnervingly accurate take on modern womanhood, Bridget Jones is back. (v.g.)Monday 27 January"7:15 a.m. Hurrah! The wilderness years are over. For four weeks and five days now have been in functional relationship with...

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Pumpkinheads

This format is designed to be read on color devices and cannot be read on black-and-white e-readers. In Pumpkinheads, beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and...

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Instant USA Today bestseller!“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin“Meet our bookish millennial heroine—a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will… Waxman’s wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and...

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Woke: A Guide to Social Justice

'The book everyone's talking about' The Times (Book of the Year)'Titania McGrath is a genius' Spectator (Book of the Year)'Beautiful classic satire' Ricky Gervais 'Hilarious . . . the most artful form of subtle parody' Joe Rogan 'Just as Bridget Jones was the...

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The Opposite of Everything

First place winner in Literary Fiction of the 2013 Somerset Awards for Literary & Mainstream FictionFinalist in the Humor/Comedy category of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book AwardsWhen Brooklyn journalist Daniel Plotnick learns he has cancer, his fortunes fall...

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Office Girl

This quirky tale of two young artists in love in 1990s Chicago is “a gorgeous little indie romance . . . A sweetheart of a novel” (Kirkus Reviews).   In the last year of the twentieth century, Odile is a lovely twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal,...

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Skeletons in the Closet

Murder, mayhem, meet your match!Maggie Phillips hasn’t had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family’s financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for...

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Fool

“Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students.” —Dallas Morning NewsFool—the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore—is a hilarious new...

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Ray Vs the Meaning of Life

A book for anyone who secretly loves motivational posters of sunrises and mountaintops. Grandma’s last will and testament names Ray to inherit the trailer park. It’s a million-dollar estate with one hitch: to prove he’s not as aimless as he seems, Ray must discover...

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Year of the Chick

[Book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series. There's a bit of a cliffhanger to end this book, but the sequel addresses any unanswered questions]An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.The...

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The Devilish Divas (Books 1-3)

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We Were On a Break

‘Witty, funny, warm and wise’ Marian KeyesIs it a break? Or is it a blip?‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait,...

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Wrong! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes!

SEE THE TRAILER AND SIMILAR CONTENT AT youtube.com/cbake76THE MOST MESSED-UP MOMENTS FROM 14 YEARS OF SUPERHERO VIDEO GAMES – AWESOMELY NERDY NITPICKS!If you're a superhero fan who loves video games, you've experienced firsthand how pretty much every title out there –...

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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Animal Killdom

Animals are beautiful, noble creatures. They're also brutal, scheming, and skilled at ripping, bashing, and biting one another into tiny pieces. I'm sure we've all looked at a gorilla and wondered whether it could beat up a lion. How about a grizzly bear? Could an...

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Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer (Books 1-3)

If you like Doctor Who, you'll love Carrie Hatchett's Space Adventures.Carrie Hatchett’s been a dog walker, ice cream seller and birthdaygram girl—the clean kind. All she wants is a proper job. But Transgalactic Intercultural Community Crisis Liaison Officer isn’t...

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Always Greener

"An absolute joy to read. As clever as it is hilarious, as profound as it is captivating.” –James Dashner, Author of The Maze Runner“A stinging science fiction satire that takes the downsides of modern living to their hilarious and horrifying conclusion.” –Foreword...

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Lady Justice and the Candidate

Will American politics always be dominated by the two major political parties or are voters longing for an Independent Candidate to challenge the establishment?Everyone thought that the slate of candidates for the Presidential election had been set until Benjamin...

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Cabin Fever

The secrets of the Mile High Club revealed…Mandy Smith spent twelve years strutting down the aisles as one of Richard Branson’s sexy and sassy flight attendants. From dealing with projectile vomit and celebrity tantrums to sipping Manhattans and shopping in New York,...

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Too Much Is Not Enough

From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City“Candid, funny,...

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It Gets Easier

He'd never guess that his very courage to commit could be the cause of his own downfall.Jake's loved and lost, suffered failed relationships and felt real sorrow, but the new girl in his life may just be the one to finally put an end to that life.His girlfriend...

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