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The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

Edited by Harry Turtledove


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43990-1 (0-345-43990-2)

In this definitive anthology of alternate history stories-each presenting chilling “what if” scenarios from the last one hundred years­-science fiction’s most visionary writers offer fourteen of the most mind-bending tales imaginable. Including alternate versions of the American Civil War, World War II, and Vietnam by such authors as Poul Anderson, Greg... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Edited by Harry Turtledove and Martin H. Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43989-5 (0-345-43989-9)

A collection of thirteen of the finest military science tales of the 20th century-the only definitive anthology of its kind-this spellbinding work presents science fiction’s best talents and their most powerful stories about warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. This must-read collection is sure to shed new light on the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Spark
A Novel
Written by John Twelve Hawks


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53867-1 (0-385-53867-7)

Edgy, hard-core, and wildly imaginative, this new thriller from New York Times bestselling author John Twelve Hawks (The Traveler, The Dark River, The Golden City) features an assassin-narrator unlike anyone we've seen before, set in a present-day dystopia.

Jacob Underwood is a contract employee of the Special Services Section, a shadow department... Read more >

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The Castle in Transylvania

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Charlotte Mandell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-08-0 (1-935554-08-5)

This long-forgotten work of Jules Verne, the master of science fiction, is one of his few writings about the supernatural. This eerie gothic story set in a forgotten valley in the mountains of Transylvania, where demons and vampires menace the populace, pits a young stranger against the forces of evil and... Read more >
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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7212-2 (0-8129-7212-0)

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Mysterious Island

Written by Jules Verne
Translated by Jordan Stump
Introduction by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6642-8 (0-8129-6642-2)

Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Paris in the Twentieth Century

Written by Jules Verne


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: October 21, 1997
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42039-8 (0-345-42039-X)

In 1863 Jules Verne, famed author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days, wrote a novel that his literary agent deemed too farfetched to be published. More than one hundred years later, his great-grandson found the handwritten, never-before published manuscript in a safe. That manuscript... Read more >

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The Martian
A Novel
Written by Andy Weir


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3902-1 (0-8041-3902-4)

The Martian, by debut science fiction novelist Andy Weir, is a survival story about an astronaut who gets left behind on the red planet when his crew believes him to be dead.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds... Read more >
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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6645-9 (0-8129-6645-7)

A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and... Read more >
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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21353-9 (0-553-21353-9)

A terrifying story from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. An obscure scientist invents a way to render skin, bones, and blood invisible, and tries the formula on himself. Now he can go anywhere, menace anyone--sight unseen. He has only two problems: he cannot become... Read more >
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Written by H.G. Wells
Foreword by Peter Straub


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76096-9 (0-375-76096-2)

Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin’s theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote... Read more >
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21432-1 (0-553-21432-2)

Modern day practices such as gene-splicing and bioengineering are foretold in H.G. Well's haunting visionary fable. After a collision between two ships in rough seas, Edward Prendick survived only to be stranded on the island of the infamous Dr. Moreau. The book created a sensation when it first appeared in 1896... Read more >
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The Time Machine
An Invention
Written by H.G. Wells
Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins
Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76118-8 (0-375-76118-7)

When the intrepid Time Traveller finds himself in the year 802,701, he encounters a seemingly utopian society of evolved human beings but then unearths the dark secret that sets mankind on course toward its inevitable destruction. An insightful look into a distant, bleak, and disturbing future, The Time Machine goes beyond... Read more >

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The Time Machine

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1984
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21351-5 (0-553-21351-2)

When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed. In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony. The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then... Read more >

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The War of the Worlds

Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75923-9 (0-375-75923-9)

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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The War of the Worlds

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1988
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21338-6 (0-553-21338-5)

H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance, and a half-century after Orson Wells's infamous 1938 radio adaptation. The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its... Read more >
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Zone One

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45517-8 (0-307-45517-3)

A pandemic has devastated the planet, sorting humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. After the worst of the plague is over, armed forces stationed in Chinatown’s Fort Wonton have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—aka Zone One. Mark Spitz is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Zone One
A Novel
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52807-8 (0-385-52807-8)

In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead.

Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Amped

Written by Daniel H. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74549-1 (0-307-74549-X)

As he did in New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a stunning world where superhuman technology and humanity clash in surprising—and thrilling—ways.

It’s the near future, and scientists have developed implants that treat brain dysfunction—and also make recipients capable of superhuman feats. Exploiting societal fears of the newly enhanced... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Robogenesis
A Novel
Written by Daniel H. Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53709-4 (0-385-53709-3)

The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse

"The machine is still out there. Still alive."

Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the earth was left... Read more >

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Robopocalypse
A Novel
Written by Daniel H. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74080-9 (0-307-74080-3)

In this terrifying tale of humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, Daniel H. Wilson has written the most entertaining sci-fi thriller in years.

Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network... Read more >

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Robot Uprisings

Edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80363-4 (0-345-80363-9)

Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Chrysalids

Written by John Wyndham
Introduction by Christopher Priest


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-292-6 (1-59017-292-2)

The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, who exist in a state of constant alert for any deviation from what they perceive as the norm of God’s creation... Read more >

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
A Novel
Written by Charles Yu


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-73945-2 (0-307-73945-7)

From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time.

Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
A Novel
Written by Charles Yu


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37920-7 (0-307-37920-5)

Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market and time-travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel... Read more >
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