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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…
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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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Welcome to my world. My name is Matt Shifley (a.k.a. Mr. Shife) and for the past eight years, I have been chronicling my odyssey from a really dumb newlywed in 2005 to an even more mindless, married, stay-at-home dad in 2013. This book is a collection of short,...read more
I don't brush my teeth at night. Sometimes I yell. I can't reconcile the checkbook. Before company comes, I run through the house putting piles of stuff in garbage bags which will be "stored" in the guest bathtub until the company leaves. Life. It's not perfect. Those...read more
This bonus e-only short story is the perfect introduction to bestselling author Virginia Smith's latest series, Tales from the Goose Creek B&B. Set in the years before the Richardsons launch their bed-and-breakfast scheme, the quirky residents of the small...read more
Rescued from the New Yorker's rejection pile, the cartoons collected here offer an inside look at the jokes its editors would rather keep to themselves. Too edgy, raunchy, or outrageous for one of the world's most esteemed magazines, The Best of the Rejection...read more
Just about everyone makes a really off-the-wall decision at some point. Usually it's no big deal. But if it ends up changing people's lives... It's 1973, and Tony Piza decides he needs a carefree year off after college -- with pay. To the shock of his tight-knit...read more
To Knit or Not to Knit is a unique Dear Abby/mini-knitting essay collection, offering humorous tales of triumph and terror on the needles, with a witty nod to the famous and infamous throughout history.As Mrs. Wicks happily quotes everyone from William Shakespeare to...read more
"Love matters a little, but luck matters more."The words of thirty-five-year-old David Melman's Jewish grandmother still haunt him. He's scared to settle down. Instead, he dates twenty-something pop stars that he meets through his celebrity-branding business. But when...read more
A clerical error forces Orrin to run for mayor. A journey of self-discovery capped off by a bad batch of moonshine transforms Rabelais into a cult leader. Meanwhile, John wants nothing more than to be left alone, but is caught between the burgeoning movements...read more
“People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to What Are You Laughing at? Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit...read more
"Snarky, inappropriate, and irreverent!" Two USA Today bestselling authors bring you a mystery collection to make you snort at the ridiculous situations BJ the badge bunny gets into with her best friend Kay. This limited time set includes four of the books from the...read more
A quirky, brilliant novel starring Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic man who rises from nowhere to become a media phenomenon -- "a fabulous creature of our age" (Newsweek). One of the most beloved novels by the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning...read more
The #1 New York Times bestseller about one woman's doomed quest for self-improvement by a writer "blessed with the comic equivalent of perfect pitch" (The Boston Globe). As far as Erma can tell, her life is going well. Her children speak to her, her husband smiles at...read more
An Iraq war comedy that "is everything that terrible conflict was not: beautifully planned and perfectly executed; funny and smart and lyrical; a triumph" (Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life). Fobbit 'fä-bit, noun. Definition: A US soldier stationed at a Forward...read more
A hilarious look at the eating habits of the fit and famous--from Gwyneth's goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy's baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen--Rebecca Harrington leaves no cabbage soup unstirred in her wickedly funny, wildly absurd quest...read more
A Christian Fiction bestseller. If you enjoyed McMillian Moody's Ordained Irreverence, you're sure to love Some Things Never Change. Elmo Jenkins is now a full-fledged staff member at First Church. As Assistant to the Senior Pastor, he's responsible for designing a...read more
The #1 New York Times Bestseller: "A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep" (NPR). "Hell no, you can't go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep." Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents who live in...read more
The BESTIARY FOR BUSINESS is a collection of fables that look at current economic conditions in an irreverent way. Today, many of us are subjected to a flow of unpleasant news from Wall Street and the fianancial markets.And all of us are in business in one way or...read more
Odd, bizarre and addictive! As you turn the pages of Victoria Ray's debut book, you'll realize, once again, that the mix of humor, erotica and sci-fi is always the best medicine and that absurd things happen all the time, such as:- a father of nine, who, on...read more
Why does the dominant partner in any sexual relationship usually sleep on the side of the bed nearest the door? Is there a direct relationship between the length of hemlines and the state of the national economy? Are odd numbers evil? And why do drivread more
Written by best-selling author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith (Stephen King's It), with an introduction by horror icon Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), this is a hilarious must-read for any horror movie fan... and it just might save your life....read more
The hilarious #1 New York Times bestseller: Erma Bombeck’s take on marriage and family life is “fun from cover to cover” (Hartford Courant). Ever since she was a child, Erma Bombeck has been an expert worrier, and married life has only honed that skill. She gets...read more
From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.A commonwealth institution and popular local television personality who is also the announcer, ambassador, and poet laureate for Fenway Park,...read more
For the first time, all in one place, the award-winning books, "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," and "I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course," PLUS seven bonus essays. What a collection! If this doesn't make you smile, then you're not even trying."A...read more
The "marvelously funny" and much-loved humorist explores the perils of suburban living in this New York Times bestseller (Vogue). For years, the Bombecks have heard rumors of a magical land called Suburbia where the air is clean, the grass is trimmed, and children...read more
Jimmy Fallon is very thankful. And in this first book to come from his TV show, he expresses his gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer's keyboard. He thanks microbreweries for making his alcoholism seem...read more
The classic fictional memoirs of a hapless schoolmaster.There is chalk in his fingernails and paper darts fill the air as A.J. Wentworth, mathematics master at Burgrove Preparatory School, unwittingly opens the doors that lead not to knowledge but to chaos and...read more
*NOW AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER*“Witty and entertaining.”—Sarah Knight“Laugh-out-loud.”—Steve BrusatteAN EXHILARATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOST CREATIVE AND CATASTROPHIC F*CK-UPS OF HUMAN HISTORYModern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they’ve...read more
This "marvelously absorbing" book is "a walk on the wild side of words and ventures into the zone where language and mathematics intersect" (San Jose Mercury News). A former Wall Street Journal reporter and NPR regular, Stefan Fatsis recounts his remarkable rise...read more
New York Times BestsellerA page-turning mystery exploring faith and science from the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name.“It Devours! is different from other mystery...read more
All he wanted to do was watch the game.He was settled in. He had his house shoes on and his feet up. When suddenly he was called upon to brave the confusing aisles of the grocery store. It was just supposed to be "a couple of things” but as John will soon learn,...read more
A hilarious story about a change in plans—the most harrowing, beautiful, and unforgettable day in the life of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Basketball (and Other Things) and his miraculous wife.Two days before Shea and Larami Serrano were to be married,...read more
In this hilarious collection of selected essays about relationships, Dale Alderman explores the different viewpoints men and women have about each other. Although he has been with his wife, Starla, for over twenty years, Dale freely admits that he knows absolutely...read more
The novel that began as a radio hoax, Theodore Sturgeon's I, Libertine is a hilarious erotic romp through the royal boudoirs of eighteenth-century London Inspired by a notorious radio hoax in the mid-1950s, popular radio host and prankster Jean Shepherd exhorted his...read more
Dr. Harry Previn, the renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is secretly called in to operate on the disfigured face of the ravishingly beautiful teen pop star Fay Wray following an assault. Surrounded by image makers who value beauty over all else, he soon fears Fay...read more
One hilarious book for men, one great laugh for mankind. PC Selena Fontesse shows her moons to an Italian stallion. Wait until he sees her ferret! A British nation torn by Brexit staggers on. Frankie Ferret, a pre-school children's TV celebrity, escapes into sewers of...read more
If dinnertime has you cursing up a storm, this cookbook of 50 profane and delicious dishes will get you off your indecisive a** and into the f*@#ing kitchen!Derived from the incredibly popular (and totally addictive) website, WhatTheFuckShouldIMakeForDinner.com, this...read more
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