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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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My Cone and Only

My Cone and Only

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Sugarlips

Sugarlips

Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts... I learned a lot the night my cheating fiancé called off our wedding: 1. A cheater’s gonna cheat no matter how smart you are, how charming you act, or how hot your bod is. 2. Nothing eases the pain of a broken heart like a...

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The Snark Handbook

The Snark Handbook

The bestselling book on the art of the insult is back and it’s more blasphemous than ever. Author and snark connoisseur Lawrence Dorfman does his absolute worst, dishing out hundreds of clever insults for all situations and occasions. From careful instructions...

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Blandings Castle

Blandings Castle

"I envy those who’ve never read [Wodehouse] before—the prospect of reams of unread Wodehouse stretching out in front of you is…something which is enticing to contemplate." —Tony Blair Welcome to Blandings Castle, home of the...

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Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school friend, Gussie Fink-Nottle, who is in love with a goofy, sentimental,...

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Blandings Castle

Blandings Castle

"I envy those who’ve never read [Wodehouse] before—the prospect of reams of unread Wodehouse stretching out in front of you is…something which is enticing to contemplate." —Tony Blair Welcome to Blandings Castle, home of the well-intentioned but often distracted Lord...

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Second First Impressions

Second First Impressions

“Second First Impressions is the warmest, coziest, sweetest book of the year, an absolutely perfect blend of humor and heart. I want to live inside Sally Thorne’s brain.” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling of Beach Read From the USA Today bestselling author of...

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” —People Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He...

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A Comedian Walks into a Funeral Home

A Comedian Walks into a Funeral Home

"A hilarious story with heartfelt honesty, rooted in tragedy. Highly recommend!" --Jim Gaffigan, Actor, Comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author "Comedy for the Dead. Talk about a tough comedy crowd ... An intelligent story that shines the light of...

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The Party Crasher

The Party Crasher

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you’ve ever snuck into. “Another triumph, packed with brilliant characters...

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The Poop Diaries

The Poop Diaries

"Disgusting, hilarious, and scary..." –Chicago Tribune"Stories from plumbers that will make you smile, giggle, and laugh out loud." –Arizona News IndependentThey come into our homes. They see us in our most fragile moments. Plumbers...

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How to Booze

How to Booze

Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life’s most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to...

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Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s “hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams’s “six-part trilogy,” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into...

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The Best of the Rejection Collection

The Best of the Rejection Collection

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...

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Cake Wrecks

Cake Wrecks

New York Times Bestseller: Stories and photos of confectionary calamities that “will have you laughing so hard you’ll forget to eat” (The Washington Post). Have your cake and laugh at it, too, with the sweet treat known as Cake Wrecks:...

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Blame It on the Fame

Blame It on the Fame

A power-trippin’ bitch, a has-been, a skanky ex-model, a press-shy indie queen, and a British stage actress no one knows – that’s how the Best Actress hopefuls in this year’s too-close-to-call Oscar race cattily describe each other. Which of them will win the...

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Driving Like Crazy

Driving Like Crazy

The #1 New York Times–bestselling humorist’s tribute to car travel is “a ride worth taking, even for readers who don’t know an oil pan from a frying pan” (The Washington Times).   From a veteran of both Car and Driver and...

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Raven

Raven

Monica Porter, a sixty-year-old grandmother, thinks her sex life is over when she is ditched by her long-term partner. That is until she joins a dating website and finds that her age acts as an aphrodisiac to hordes of highly-sexed young men, who fantasise about...

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance,...

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The Dogma of Rufus

The Dogma of Rufus

So, you’ve been ripped out from your mother’s paws and taken in by a strange family of humans that has kids who insist on flapping your floppy ears and dressing you up like a ladybug. These new human-folk are trying to “teach” you things,...

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Strangeville

Strangeville

Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to...

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Are You Sh*tting Me?

Are You Sh*tting Me?

Blue Ice, Meteors, and Beaver Ass, Oh My! FACT: The use of maggots to clean wounds has proven to be effective for patients who don't respond to traditional treatments. FACT: The Icelandic dish hákarl is beheaded basking shark that is buried in the ground for...

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The Grammarians

The Grammarians

An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. The...

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Vegas to Varanasi

Vegas to Varanasi

Readers' Favorite 2017 International Book Awards Finalist "A story that depicts the reality of life and the complexity of relationships...full of depth and emotion that will leave a smile on your face." -- Jersey Girl Book Reviews "Insanely realistic. I think I have...

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The Party Crasher

The Party Crasher

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Miserable Love Stories

Miserable Love Stories

Funny Short Stories for Heart-Breakers, the Broken-Hearted and the Completely Utterly Confused Whether you’re headed to that exciting first date where you’ll inevitably spill Cabernet all over yourself or you and your significant other are celebrating...

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Matchmaking for Beginners

Matchmaking for Beginners

A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. “A delightful, light-as-air romance that successfully straddles the line between sweet and smart without ever being silly…The novel is simply captivating from beginning to end.” —Associated Press Marnie MacGraw wants an...

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Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

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Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist—but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her...

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Big Time

Big Time

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Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!

Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday!

From Emmy Award–winning, world-famous magician Penn Jillette comes an irreverent, hilarious, and provocative book of essays—the perfect gift for the skeptic in your life. Let's be honest—nobody has more fun than atheists. Don't believe...

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The Seven Steps to Closure

The Seven Steps to Closure

Can A Trashy Magazine Article Help Heal A Broken Heart? Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant - and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to...

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Falling for Your Best Friend

Falling for Your Best Friend

I know how this story ends. And it’s NOT with the best friends falling in love. Even if Chase checks all my boxes--and then some. He’s the perfect guy, and he deserves the perfect girl. Which, to be clear, is not me. I knew one day I would have to let him go. I just...

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The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel

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Repo Girl

Repo Girl

Debt, Dating, and a Dead body...What's a girl to do? Twenty-five-year-old rookie Repo Agent, Andrea Sloan, doesn’t like accepting help from anyone – especially not arrogant musicians who are too charming for their own good. Even though she swore off men years ago,...

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Queen of Klutz

Queen of Klutz

I started my day with a boyfriend and a job. I ended my day with a bottle of tequila. I'll let you connect the dots. Somehow, I wound up working as a waitress at an Italian restaurant. I have no idea what I'm doing. And I'm not just talkin' about life. This should be...

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500+ Dad Jokes

500+ Dad Jokes

A great gift for all dads!!! You're sure to have all dads revel in the tried and true tradition that all fathers have for passing down one corny joke after another to their family, friends, and even enemies. Raise a glass to all dads everywhere as they sit back and...

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