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Award Winning Science Fiction
Visions of the Future

See into the future with these Hugo and/or Nebula Award winning science fiction classics.

Bester, Alfred
The Demolished Man
In the year 2301, a man plans to commit a murder in a world policed by crime detecting telepaths.
 
Card, Orson Scott
Speaker for the Dead (Ender, Book 2)
If you’ve read Ender’s Game but none of the sequels, it’s time to move on to Speaker for the Dead, in which an older Ender seeks redemption for the events of the first novel.
 
Cherryh, C.J.
Cyteen
On the futuristic planet of Cyteen, an up-and-coming geneticist wrestles with the fact that she is the genetic duplicate of a scientist murdered by one of her trusted advisers.
 
Haldeman, Joe
Forever Peace
It’s 2043, and United States soldiers wired to robotic warriors remotely wage war in distant Third World countries, only to discover that this means of “universal peace” might lead to utter devastation.
 
Heinlein, Robert
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Robert Heinlein creates a futuristic version of the American Revolution in this fantastic novel about war between the Earth and moon colonists.
 
Le Guin, Ursula K.
The Dispossessed
A complex tale of two distant worlds, one communist and the other capitalist, that each claim utopias while denying their underlying corruption.
 
Miller, Walter M.
A Canticle for Leibowitz
A classic story of science, religion, and morality in which civilization has been destroyed by nuclear war and a surviving sect of Catholic monks seek evidence of their founder, Saint Leibowitz.
 
Niven, Larry
Ringworld
In the distant future, humans leave an overpopulated Earth to build a new livable planet, Ringworld, that is millions of times larger than their home planet.
 
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Red Mars
The first in a marvelous series of books about colonists on Mars and the politics and science behind the planet’s colonization.
 
Willis, Connie
The Doomsday Book
A history student in the year 2048 travels back in time to a 14th century English village, where the onslaught of the Black Plague reveals to her the universality of human nature across time.
 

Updated: March 27, 2009