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I, Robot (The Robot Series)

Isaac Asimov
Format: Print book

The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long...
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Annihilation: A Novel

Jeff VanderMeer · Farrar Straus & Giroux
Format: Book

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being...
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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood · Anchor
Pages: 311
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction...
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Dune

Frank Herbert · Ace
Pages: 535
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece - a triumph of the imagination and the bestselling science fiction novel of all time.Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot...
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1984

George Orwell · Signet Classic
Pages: 328
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell's chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...* Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great...
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The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin · Orbit
Pages: 498
Format: Book

Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock...
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The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu · Tor Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space...
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The Martian

Andy Weir · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadSix days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while...
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Old Man's War

John Scalzi · Tor Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce -- and alien races willing to fight us for them are common....
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Ready Player One

Ernest Cline · Crown
Pages: 374
Format: Hardcover

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut - part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots,...
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