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Lists tagged with 'sci-fi'

  1. Hugo and Nebula nominees

    Hugo and Nebula nominees added 23rd April

    Nominees and winners for best novel in the Hugo or Nebula awards for Sci-Fi and Fantasy books. 2015 - 2019 so far. All editions included.

  2. Terry Pratchett: Discworld

    Terry Pratchett: Discworld added 9th July 2015

    This comic fantasy book series, written by Terry Pratchett, is set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody or take inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues. The final book in the series, The Sheperd's Crown, is due to be published in August 2015.

  3. Six Decades of Science Fiction (series 1)

    Six Decades of Science Fiction (series 1) added 1st December 2014

    Sci-Fi Series at Canada Water Library is a series of amazing science fictions and fantasy books, one from each of the last six decades, to be discussed once a month. The group will look at the novels and give fans and newbies a chance to explore great science fiction and fantasy in a friendly and informal setting. The books will be discussed on the following Mondays, 6pm to 7pm: The Day of the Triffids (1951) - 26 January 2015 // Dune (1965) - 23 February 2015 // Kindred (1979) - 23 March 2015 // The Handmaid's Tale (1985) - 20 April 2015 // Small Gods (1992) - 18 May 2015 // Cloud Atlas (2004) - 15 June 2015. For more details please email nuala.graham@southwark.gov.uk

  4. Jasper Fforde: Thursday Next

    Jasper Fforde: Thursday Next added 15th July 2014

    Fforde's books are noted for their profusion of literary allusions and wordplay, tightly scripted plots, and playfulness with the conventions of traditional genres. His works usually contain elements of parody and fantasy, and none of his books has a chapter 13.

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