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Science Fiction

BARD Magazines

  • Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Audio.
  • Asimov's Science Fiction. Audio.

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  • RTB After Hours, Mondays through Fridays @ 11 PM.

Books

  • The Dream Master. Roger Zelazny. Audio. Psychotherapist and shaper Charles Render modifies people's dreams as part of their treatment. While training blind psychiatrist Eileen Shallot to become a shaper, Charles enters her dreams to introduce her to sight. But when he falls in love with her, her dreams become his torment.
  • The City in the Middle of Night. Charlie Jane Anders. Audio. Humanity struggles to survive on January, a planet divided between permanent states of freezing darkness and blazing sunshine. Presumed dead after being exiled into night, Sophie vows to stay hidden - but fate has other plans.
  • A Memory Called Empire. Arkady Martine. Audio. Ambassador Mahit Dzmare discovers that the death of her predecessor at a small independent mining station in the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire may not have been an accident. She must discover the killer, rescue herself, and save her station from expansion while navigating an alien culture.
  • The Calculating Stars. Mary Robinette Kowal. Audio, Braille.  This is the first book in the Lady Astronaut series. In an alternate 1952, a meteor strike causes a climate cataclysm, radically accelerating Earth's efforts to colonize space. Elma York's experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a spot in the International Aerospace Coalition. She fights to become the first female astronaut.
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Becky Chambers. Audio, Braille. This is the first book in the Wayfarers series. A crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet on its way to the job of a lifetime. The crew includes a young Martian woman and a pacifist captain. They travel against a backdrop of curious cultures and distant worlds.
  • The Stone Sky. N.K. Jemisin. Audio. This is the third book in the Broken Earth series. The fate of the world depends on the choices of two women. Essun wants to make a world safe for orogenes, even as the Moon returns. Her daughter, Nassun, however, believes that the world is hopelessly corrupt and must be destroyed.
  • The Three Body Problem. Cixin Liu. Audio. This is the first book in the Remembrance of Earth's Past series. A secret military project broadcasts signals into space to establish extraterrestrial contact, but when an alien civilization on the brink of destruction intercepts them, they decide to invade Earth. In response, sides form between those who would fight the invaders or welcome them.
  • Cinder. Marissa Meyer. Audio, Large Print, Braille. This is the first book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Cinder, a teen cyborg and the best mechanic in New Beijing, labors to support her stepmother - and owner - Adri and Adri's two daughters. But after Cinder's only human friend, her stepsister Peony, is infected with the plague letumosis, Adri volunteers Cinder's body for plague research. For senior high and older readers.
  • Cyberia. Chris Lynch. Braille. In a future where electronic surveillance has taken the place of love, a veterinarian is putting computer chips in animals to control them, and those creatures choose young Zane, who understands their speech, to release captives and bring them to a technology-free safety zone.
  • The Marrow Thieves. Cherie Dimaline. Audio. In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow - and dreams - means death for the unwilling donors.

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