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Rainbows End
Rainbows End By Vinge, Vernor (Book - 2006 ) SF VINGE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Hugo Award winner Vinge pens a sci-fi thriller set in San Diego, California, in the year 2025. As world-famous poet Robert Gu regains his faculties from Alzheimer's through a cure developed during the years of his near-fatal decline, he discovers that the world has changed--and so has his place in it.

Dhalgren
Dhalgren By Delany, Samuel R. (Book - 2001 ) SF DELANY All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Journeying to the central United States city of Bellona, where all have fled save madmen and criminals, a poet and adventurer known only as the Kid wonders at the strange portents that appear in the city's cloud-covered sky.

The Pesthouse
The Pesthouse A Novel By Crace, Jim (Book - 2007 ) FICTION CRACE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States is now a lawless, scantly populated wasteland. Across the country, families have packed up their belongings to travel eastward toward the one hope left: passage on a ship to Europe.

Chronic City
Chronic City A Novel By Lethem, Jonathan (Book - 2009 ) FICTION LETHEM 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Manhattan has a tiger on the loose, newspapers are published in "war free" editions and a man named Perkus Tooth retypes the New Yorker so that he can be free of the hegemony of its font. Yet within this alternate universe are people trying to find meaning and love.

Up Against It
Up Against It By Locke, M. J. (Book - 2011 ) SF LOCKE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Managing utilities on a future asteroid colony, bureaucrat-engineer Jane discovers that a water crisis may have been orchestrated by the Martian mafia and that the colony is also being threatened by a rogue artificial intelligence and a transhumanist cult.

When Gravity Fails
When Gravity Fails By Effinger, George Alec (Book - 2005 ) SF EFFINGER Available in some locations

Annotation:A new kind of killer roams the streets of the Arab ghetto, a madman whose bootlegged personality cartridges range from a sinister James Bond to a sadistic disemboweler named Khan.

Transition
Transition By Banks, Iain (Book - 2009 ) SF BANKS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Sharing nothing in common except links to an organization committed to protecting the world from itself, an assembly of dubious characters including a torturer, a reluctant assassin, and an amnesiac patient confront challenges beyond their imagining.

Going Home Again
Going Home Again By Waldrop, Howard (Book - 1998 ) SF WALDROP Available in some locations

Annotation:Waldrop is a relatively unsung talent whose stories are as original and well crafted as the more well known George Saunders.

Neuromancer
Neuromancer By Gibson, William (Book - 2004 ) SF GIBSON 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan.

Pastoralia
Pastoralia Stories By Saunders, George (Book - 2001 ) FICTION SAUNDERS 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.

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