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Science Fiction Book Club

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Works: 190 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 39,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Star Wars fiction  Satire  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Satirical literature 
Roles: Printer
Classifications: PS3576.A33, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Science Fiction Book Club
 
Most widely held works by Science Fiction Book Club
Tanequil by Terry Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events that began in Jarka Ruus, Book One of High Druid of Shannara, come swiftly to a head in this second thrilling volume. Alliances are made, trusts are betrayed, and prices are paid. Through it all, Terry Brooks orchestrates the action with the flawless hand of a master mythmaker- fashioning another exquisite link in his chain of bestselling epics. Loyal to none but herself and lethal even to those closest to her, Shadea a'Ru now holds sway as High Druid of Paranor-her ascension to power all but unchallenged in the wake of Grianne Ohmsford's sudden, mysterious vanishing. Only Shadea and her cats paw-the treacherous Prime Minister Sen Dunsidan-know the secret fate of the true Ard Rhys, for it was they who engineered it, by means of dark magic. And now Grianne languishes in the fearsome and inescapable netherworld called the Forbidding. Their bloodless coup a success, the corrupt pair, and their confederates within the Druid Council, seeks to make their dominion over the Four Lands absolute-with the aid of a devastating new weapon. But it could all be undone if Grianne's young nephew, Penderrin, succeeds in his frantic quest to rescue her. Shadea's airship-borne minions and the relentless assassin under her command continue their fierce pursuit of Pen and his comrades. Eluding death is only half the battle for Pen. To breach the Forbidding and bring Grianne back to the natural world means finding the fabled Tanequil, and the talisman it alone can provide. That means journeying into the Inkrim-a dreaded region thick with shadows and haunted by harrowing legends. It also means striking a bargain direr than Pen could ever imagine. But there can be no turning back. For in her unearthly prison, the Ard Rhys faces a demonic plight too hideous to countenance
Heir to the empire by Timothy Zahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's five years after Return of the Jedi. The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial Starlfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi Twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousand of light-years away, the last of the Emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the new Republic
Dark force rising by Timothy Zahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Luke trapped by the Dark Jedi, Han pursuing a missing battle fleet, and Princess Leia occupied with influencing an alien race heretofore loyal to Thrawn, the fate of the Republic is threatened. 250,000 first printing
Freedom's challenge by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Botany, a planet of humans and aliens, preparations are underway for an expedition to liberate Earth from the cat-like Cattani. The heroes are a human-alien couple, Kris Bjornsen and Zainal, a renegade Cattani. Third novel in a series
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirky and bumbling private investigator Dirk Gently stumbles upon a ghost, millions of years old, wandering the earth and disturbing its people. Dirk soon discovers this phantom yearns for more than a good haunting: it is desperately trying to go back in time to prevent its own death. But this ghost was no ordinary person, and helping it save itself just might change the modern world as we know it. And not in a good way!
Thud! : a novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seemingly routine day in the life of City Watch commander Sam Vimes is abruptly interrupted by an unsolved murder, an impending war, an unwanted new recruit, and a pesky government inspector. By the author of Going Postal. It's a game of Trolls and Dwarfs where the player must take both sides to win. It's the noise a troll club makes when crushing in a dwarf skull, or when a dwarfish axe cleaves a trollish cranium. It's the unsettling sound of history about to repeat itself. THUD! It's the most extraordinary, outrageous, provocative, insightful, and keenly cutting flight of fancy yet from Discworld's incomparable supreme creator, Terry Pratchett. Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch admits he may not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer. He might not even be a spoon. But he's dogged and honest and he'll be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always tentative peace, and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks (or deep beneath them) who's been stirring up big trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events. Centuries earlier, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, a horde of trolls met a division of dwarfs in bloody combat. Though nobody's quite sure why they fought or who actually won, hundreds of years on each species still bears the cultural scars, and one views the other with simmering animosity and distrust. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens with incendiary speeches. And it doesn't help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered beaten to death, with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Vimes knows the well-being of his smoldering city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's secondmost-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to being home every evening at six sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Young Sam.) Whatever it takes to unstick this very sticky situation, Vimes will do it, even tolerating having a vampire in the Watch. But there's more than one corpse waiting for him in the eerie, summoning darkness of the vast, labyrinthine mine network the dwarfs have been excavating in secret beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. A deadly puzzle is pulling Sam Vimes deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear, and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself
The tower and the hive by Anne McCaffrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human agents infiltrate the Hivers, an aggressive alien race of insectoid species, to study their culture and defeat them. Or better still, learn to communicate with them and reach a modus vivendi
Rama revealed by Arthur C Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicole Wakefield, ex-governor of the colony of humans on the spaceship Rama III, is in her cell awaiting death for treason. She opposed the colony's new rulers. But Richard, her husband whom she thought dead, sends robots to rescue her
Star wars : the new rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Somewhere in the galaxy, millions suddenly perish - a disruption of the Force so shocking it is felt by Luke at his Jedi academy and by Leia on Coruscant. While Leia must deal with an assassination attempt, a rumored plot against the New Republic, and allegations that Han Solo is involved, Luke seeks out a former Jedi student who may hold the key to the mass destruction. But Brakiss is only the bait in a deadly trap set by a master of the dark side who is determined to rule as emperor. He's targeted Luke, Leia, and Leia's children to die. Then billions will follow, in a holocaust unequaled in galactic history."
I, Jedi by Michael A Stackpole( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corran Horn, an X-wing fighter pilot with latent Force powers, begins training at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy in order to rescue his wife from pirates using the dark side
Phoenix and ashes by Mercedes Lackey( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon the death of her father, Eleanor Robinson falls victim to her stepmother, a cruel Elemental Master of Earth, who makes her a virtual slave, until Reginald Fenyx, who was once a heroic pilot, returns home, and together these two lost souls must find the courage to overcome evil
Child of the prophecy by Juliet Marillier( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the triumphant conclusion to the Sevenwaters Trilogy that culminates in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil and decides the fate of a mystical war that has been waging in the Celtic Isles for hundreds of years. Magic is fading ... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core
Time travelers never die by Jack McDevitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shel and his friend Dave journey through time in search of Shel's missing physicist-father, but make a devastating discovery that changes their lives forever when Shel violates their agreement not to visit the future
The protector's war by S. M Stirling( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Its been 8 years since the Change rendered all technology inoperable across the globe. The survivors have banded together into tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. However Norman Arminger, has enslaved civilians, built a army, and desires the farmland of Willamette Valley to pay him tribute
Rollback by Robert J Sawyer( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accepting a rollback--an experimental rejuvenation procedure--for herself and her husband in exchange for deciphering a message from aliens, Dr. Sarah Halifax is faced with a dilemma when the procedure works on her husband, but not on her
Foundation and chaos by Greg Bear( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conflict breaks out between humans and humanform robots on the planets of the Galactic Empire. The conflict leads to the empire's founder, psychohistorian Hari Seldon, being put on trial for treason
Forge of heaven by C. J Cherryh( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deadly cataclysm threatens the survival of a tiny planet that holds the key to peace between Earth and the alien world Ondat, a situation that is complicated by the arrival of an unexpected ship that could restart the Gene Wars
Shadowmarch by Tad Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, twins Barrick and Briony must save Southmarch Castle and the surrounding lands from their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar
For love and glory by Poul Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering an ancient artifact from a technologically superior culture, interstellar archaeologist Lissa and her alien academic partner, Karl, encounter dangerous adversaries who also seek the artifact for mercenary purposes
Cloud's rider by C. J Cherryh( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a planet whose mind-reading animals can impose their will on humans to the point of making them mad. The humans' only protection are so-called nighthorses which can block the thoughts of the other animals. The novel is the story of a nighthorse and his rider
 
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Heir to the empireDark force risingFreedom's challengeDirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyThud! : a novel of DiscworldThe tower and the hiveRama revealedStar wars : the new rebellion
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