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Project Hail Mary: A Novel

- May 4, 2021

The sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, Ryland Grace is hurtled into the depths of space when he must conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. The sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, R... Read More

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)

- January 12, 1999

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present. Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that ti... Read More

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Ready Player One: A Novel

- June 5, 2012

Immersing himself in a mid-21st-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's super-wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his... Read More

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Never Let Me Go

- March 14, 2006

A reunion with two childhood friends draws Kathy and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the English countryside, and a confrontation with the truth about their childhoods. A reunion with two childhood friends draws Kathy and her comp... Read More

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The Martian

- October 28, 2014

Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways. A first novel. Stranded on Mars by a dust storm ... Read More

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel

- September 8, 1998

“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a cal... Read More

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The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Boxset: Guide to the Galaxy / The Restaurant at the End of the Universe / Life, the Universe and ... and Thanks for all the Fish / Mostly Harmless

- September 3, 2020

Douglas Adams' mega-selling cult classic: now in one handy boxset that contains the complete The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy in five parts, charting the whole of Arthur Dent's odyssey through space and time. Read More

The Kaiju Preservation Society

- March 15, 2022

The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi's first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy. When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a deli... Read More

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Snow Crash

- May 2, 2000

In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies. In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that b... Read More

The Sirens of Titan: A Novel

- September 8, 1998

“[Kurt Vonnegut’s] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it.”—Esquire Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The ri... Read More

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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories

- May 19, 2020

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg's stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In "A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion," a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with int... Read More

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