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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

Immensely popular Religious Book, with almost 17,000 reviews on Amazon: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Science Fiction Books - Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Inspirational Spiritual Book: Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra

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A Global Call to Prayer

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Threading My Prayer Rug

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He Still Moves Stones

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Energy Medicine

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Money Mysteries from the Master

Be propelled to success in your finances through the powerful teachings of Jesus!A down-to-earth look at what Jesus had to say about money, Money Mysteries from the Master uncovers the keys to financial success, straight from the Master Himself. So did Jesus...

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God Will Make a Way

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Water in the Wilderness

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Devotions for a Deeper Life

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Reflections on the Psalms

A repackaged edition of the revered author's moving theological work in which he considers the most poetic portions from Scripture and what they tell us about God, the Bible, and faith. In this wise and enlightening book, C. S. Lewis -- the great British writer,...

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Ragman

Updated with eleven new stories and meditations, this Gold Medallion–winning classic interweaves vivid stories, deep meditations, and provocative allegories that together explore the power and meaning of love within an often inhumane urban landscape. The...

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In Awe

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The #1 bestselling author of On Fire shows us how to recapture and harness our childlike sense of wonder in order to become more engaged, successful, and fulfilled. “Engaging . . . O’Leary encourages us to see the world...

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Jesus over Everything

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A Politics of Love

In this stirring call to arms, the activist, spiritual leader, and New York Times bestselling author of the classic A Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States today, urging all spiritually aware Americans...

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Discernment

We are living in such critical times today that it is imperative for believers to learn to use every tool given to us by the Holy Spirit. We are called to be kingdom influencers--to discern the times in which we live, to discern the moves of the Holy Spirit, and to...

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Good Mourning

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Then Sings My Soul

A year of journaling inspiration through the most beloved hymns, based the bestselling Then Sings My Soul series.Pastor Rob Morgan's inimitable style will help people reacquaint themselves with the hymns of the faithful. His goal is to keep these...

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How to Respond to Disaster

Jesus is your model and example on how to deal with every crisis and circumstance. You were never created to react to your circumstances! It’s easy to do, and we all fall prey to that mindset. Whether it’s personally or globally, we want to immediately...

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Irresistible Faith

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Glory Zone in the War Zone

Create miracle atmospheres, even in the darkest circumstances.   Canon Andrew White has experienced some of the most intense persecution and spiritual resistance imaginable. And yet, in the middle of the most turbulent war zones he has learned the secret to...

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A Course in Mastering Alchemy

The 21st century's answer to A Course in Miracles, this guide offers techniques for manifesting a new way of being—so you step out of the chaos of the third dimension into the higher consciousness of the fifth This unique, interactive book offers...

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My Journey to Heaven

On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for...

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The Distant Shore

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Dancing into the Anointing

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The Heart of Compassion

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Live in Love

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Judgment on the House of God

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Not a Chance

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Standing at the Edge

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Snatched Up to Heaven

“I had a dream about heaven!” exclaimed Priyanka.Running up to her mom one morning, four-year-old Priyanka nonchalantly mentioned that Jesus had taken her and her two-year-old sister Deepika to heaven during the previous night. In the days that followed, the sisters...

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How to Hear God’s Voice

  "But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear." Matthew 13:16 You can hear the voice of your Lord.He is always speaking to you. In fact, every believer is called to have a one-on-one relationship with God because...

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Dream Thieves

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