Multcolib Picks: While You Wait For...Cloud Atlas

The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau DVD - 2011 DVD SciFi ADJUSTMEN Available in some locations

Annotation:A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, & through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

2001 A Space Odyssey DVD - 2007 DVD SciFi TWO All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 10 copies

Annotation:The discovery of a strange monolith on the moon leads to an investigation of its origins and of the nature of consciousness itself.

Flashforward The Complete Series DVD - 2010 DVD SciFi FLASHFORW All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to lose consciousness and gain a glimpse of their lives six months into the future. As one elite FBI unit attempts to solve the mystery, the rest of the world's population soon discovers that, when it comes to destiny, nothing is set in stone.

The Fountain
The Fountain DVD - 2007 DVD SciFi FOUNTAIN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Three stories explore the quest for eternal life: in the past, conquistadors search for the tree of life, while in the present, a doctor tries to heal his wife, and in the future, an astronaut journeys toward a dying star. While many reviewers felt this film was flawed, it's still interesting and shares many themes with Cloud Atlas.

Solaris DVD - 2003 DVD SciFi SOLARIS All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A psychologist on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris begins to see inexplicable apparitions from the past. This is the newer version by Steven Soderbergh; those with a strong constitution will also watch the very classic Russian version. The even stronger will read the original book by Stanislaw Lem.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner [the Final Cut] DVD - 2010 DVD SciFi BLADE All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 17 copies

Annotation:Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.'

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Kaze No Tani No Naushika DVD - 2005 DVD Foreign NAUSICAA All copies in use Availability details Holds: 11 on 5 copies

Annotation:1000 years after a great war destroyed civilization, a young princess must keep it from happening again. A beautiful and epic Japanese anime full of mutant creatures and decayed technology.

Contact DVD - 1997 DVD SciFi CONTACT

Annotation:Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away.

Hyperion By Simmons, Dan Book - 1990 SF SIMMONS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:A group of pilgrims voyage to the planet Hyperion to witness the opening of the Time Tombs. Each recounts a story in a different style and setting that explore the nature of the tombs and their maleficent guardian, the Shrike. Inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Primer DVD - 2005 DVD SciFi PRIMER

Annotation:Everything you think you know about modern science is about to unravel in this critically acclaimed film about two young engineers and the consequences they face when they invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.

Wandafuru raifu
ワンダフルライフ [videorecording] = After life - Wandafuru raifu After life DVD - 2000 Japanese DVD Foreign WANDAFURU All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task.

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Enjoy these ambitious, metaphysical tales with a touch of SF while you wait for the DVD version of Cloud Atlas.