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Top 10 Los Gatos Library Science Fiction Novels

The following list is for the week of Jan. 18, 2013.

Top 10 Los Gatos Library Science Fiction Novels

1. The hobbit, or, There and back again, J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

2. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey

At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the creatures and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening the planet with disaster.

3. The Two towers, J. R. R. Tolkien

Frodo must carry the One Ring through the ghostly borders of Mordor, Land of the Enemy, and back to the Fire that can destroy its evil powers, in the second volume in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

4. A feast for crows, George R. R. Martin

The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms back into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

5. Deceived, Paul S. Kemp

A novelization of plots in the online video game "Star Wars: The Old Republic" shares the story of a mysterious Sith Lord who defies the Empire and destroys the Jedi Temple, setting the stage for the Treaty of Coruscant.

6. Time and chance, Alan Brennert

Thirteen years ago, Richard Cochrane left his small New England town to pursue his dreams of an acting career. But on some other level of reality there is also a Rick Cochrane, who chose instead to set aside his dreams, marry the woman he loved, and raise a family. Today, neither man is happy with the choice he made--but as their lives, once separated by time and chance, now draw closer together, Richard and Rick are offered another a last chance to discover “the road not taken.”

7. The rook, Daniel O'Malley

A high-ranking member of a secret organization that battles supernatural forces wakes up in a London park with no memory, no idea who she is, and with a letter that provides instructions to help her uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.

8. The children of men, P.D. James

In 2021, with the human race becoming extinct because of the infertility of all males, Oxford historian Theodore Faron is drawn into the schemes of an unlikely group of revolutionaries out to save society.

9. Citadel, John Ringo

Hostilities escalate between the Rangora Empire and Earth defenders who would recapture the Sol system, a conflict that prompts military and civilian forces to render the Troy battle station an interactive war engine.

10. Revelation space, Alastair Reynolds

As human colonists settle on the planet of Amarantin, a world whose native inhabitants mysteriously vanished nearly a million years before, one man, Dan Silvester, becomes convinced that their disappearance could hold the key to human survival on the planet, but he soon discovers that someone will do anything to hide the truth.

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