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52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel. Number 22 in a series of uses for your library card.

Whatever genre of fiction you enjoy, such as horror, romance, or crime, you can find it within science fiction. (Even the western: Star Trek was pitched as Wagon Train to the stars; and Han Solo, like Shane, embodies the reluctant hero with a fast draw.)

In science fiction, anything is possible. It's the ultimate "what if...." The sun can never set, time can stand still, love can resurrect the dead, and pigs can fly. But for a science fiction novel to be convincing it must be true to its own logic.  Creating new worlds that are amazing, exciting, frightening and somehow real defines the best science fiction writing.

Books likely to appear on Best Science Fiction lists include titles such as Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Frank Herbert's Dune, William Gibson's Neuromancer, Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy, Robert Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy and Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed. All those books and more are available at Great River Regional Library

To learn about the best science fiction visit awards sites, find out which books won the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke awards.

Then be transported, right from your library!