Books about Visionary

  1. The Years of Rice and Salt

    by Kim Stanley Robinson
    Alternate history of a world without Europeans, where new cultures and civilizations rise.

    The story is divided into ten parts. Book One, Awake to Emptiness , begins with Bold and Psin, scouts in Timur 's army, discovering a Magyar city where all the inhabitants have died from a plague. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Steve Jobs

    by Walter Isaacson
    Biography of the legendary Apple co-founder, an innovator and visionary.

    Walter Isaacson's "enthralling" (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years–as well as ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Wright Brothers

    by David McCullough
    The story of the Wright brothers and their pioneering invention of the airplane.

    Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found, here, Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who ... (Goodreads)

  4. More Than Human

    by Theodore Sturgeon
    A story of human evolution, examining the potential of human beings to transcend their physical limitations.

    The first part of the novel, The Fabulous Idiot , narrates the birth of the gestalt. In the beginning, we are introduced to the world of Lone, referred to as the "Idiot", a 25-year-old male with a ... (Wikipedia)

  5. All Tomorrow's Parties

    by William Gibson
    A journey through a dystopian future, exploring themes of technology and identity.

    The book has three separate but overlapping stories, with the repeated appearance of shared characters. The San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, the overarching setting of the trilogy, functions as a ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Darkness That Comes Before

    by R. Scott Bakker
    A tale of epic fantasy featuring bold heroes, treacherous villains, and a looming apocalypse.

    The first book in R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series creates a world from whole cloth-its language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals. It's a world ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Complete Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show

    by Chris Ryall
    A supernatural battle between good and evil unfolds, with humanity caught in the middle.

    Collected here in one deluxe edition is the complete 12-part saga that comprises the comic book adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker's epic journey into the fantastic,, The Great and Secret ... (Goodreads)

  8. Dune Messiah

    by Frank Herbert
    Epic tale of a galactic ruler's struggle to protect his empire from destruction.

    Twelve years after the events described in, Dune, (1965), Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides rules as Emperor. By accepting the role of messiah to the Fremen , Paul had unleashed a jihad which conquered most ... (Wikipedia)

  9. أمير الظل: مهندس على الطريق

    by عبد الله غالب البرغوثي

    تفاصيل للعمليات التي أشرف عليها المهندس عبد الله البرغوثي.. ... (Goodreads)

  10. Timescape

    by Gregory Benford
    Scientists send a message back in time to warn of ecological disaster, but the message may not be received in time to prevent it.

    The story is written from two viewpoints, equidistant from the novel's publication in 1980. The first thread is set in a 1998 ravaged by ecological disasters such as algal blooms and diebacks on the ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Childhood's End

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    Human race is transformed by an alien presence, leading to the dawn of a new age.

    The novel is divided into three parts, following a third-person omniscient narrative with no main character. , In some editions, the short first chapter is a separate prologue rather than the ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Gormenghast

    by Mervyn Peake
    A darkly humorous fantasy epic of a crumbling castle and its eccentric inhabitants.

    Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. A gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed ... (Goodreads)

  13. Swamp Thing, Vol. 4: A Murder of Crows

    by Alan Moore
    Swamp Thing battles a group of supernatural beings who are hunting down and killing psychics.

    This fourth volume in the saga of the Swamp Thing finds the man-monster interacting with Deadman, the Phantom Stranger, the Spectre, and the Demon as he continues on his journey of self-discovery. ... (Goodreads)

  14. Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love and Death

    by Alan Moore
    Supernatural horror story of a creature struggling to understand its own existence.

    What Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, and John Totleben accomplished during their time on the comic book series Swamp Thing shouldn't be underestimated in the history of comics and, specifically, the ... (Goodreads)

  15. Anathem

    by Neal Stephenson
    A philosophical novel set in a monastic society, exploring the limits of knowledge.

    Anathem is set on the fictional planet of Arbre. Thousands of years before the events in the novel, the planet's intellectuals entered concents ( monastic communities) to protect their activities ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Machine Crusade

    by Brian Herbert
    The second book in the Legends of Dune series, depicting the rise of the thinking machines and their war against humanity.

    Dune: The Machine Crusade moves forward into the center of the Butlerian Jihad, described in the first book of the trilogy,, Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, . Leading the movement is the ex-slave and ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Fires of Heaven

    by Robert Jordan
    Epic fantasy adventure set in a mythical world, with a quest to save it from evil forces.

    The fifth book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design. The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

    by Joseph Murphy
    Guide to unlocking power of the mind, harnessing it for personal growth and success.

    The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, has been a bestseller since its first publication in 1963, selling many millions of copies since its original publication. It is one of the most brilliant and ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Tombs of Atuan

    by Ursula K. Le Guin
    A young girl embarks on a spiritual journey of self-discovery, uncovering the secrets of a mysterious tomb.

    The story follows a girl named Tenar, born on the Kargish island of Atuan. Born on the day that the high priestess of the Tombs of Atuan died, she is believed to be her reincarnation. Tenar is taken ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Daughter of Smoke & Bone

    by Laini Taylor
    A young woman discovers a secret world of angels, monsters, and a destiny she never knew was hers.

    Karou, a 17-year-old art student living in Prague , goes about her daily life attending classes and hanging out with her best friend Zuzana, while simultaneously trying to evade her ex-boyfriend ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Courts of Chaos

    by Roger Zelazny
    A fantasy adventure of a young man's quest to reclaim a magical throne.

    Corwin sulks in Castle Amber's library while Oberon gives the family orders. Random persuades Corwin to leave, but they are held back by an invisible force. They watch as Corwin's sword appears and ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

    by Cormac McCarthy
    A violent and bloody western epic, exploring the depths of human depravity.

    An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Golden Apples of the Sun

    by Ray Bradbury
    A collection of short stories that explore the human condition through fantastical and imaginative scenarios.

    Set the controls for the heart of the sun. The Captain bent in the warm air, cursing, felt his hands run over the cold machine, and while he worked he saw a future which was removed from them by the ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Complete Works

    by William Shakespeare
    A comprehensive collection of works, containing plays, sonnets, and narrative poems.

    Tempest Two Gentlemen of Verona Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost Midsummer Night's Dream Merchant of Venice As You Like It ... (Goodreads)

  25. Gateway

    by Frederik Pohl
    A space exploration journey to a far-off galaxy, with a mission to discover the secrets of an ancient alien race.

    Gateway is a space station built into a hollow asteroid constructed by the Heechee , a long-vanished alien race. Humans have had limited success understanding Heechee technology found there and ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    by Paul Goble
    A young Oglala Sioux girl and her connection to the wild horses of the plains.

    The story focuses on a young Native American girl who has a deep affinity for wild horses . She cares for the horses that her tribe relies on for the nomadic hunting of buffalo . One day, the herd ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Divine Comedy

    by Dante Alighieri
    A poetic journey through the afterlife, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.

    The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining ... (Goodreads)

  28. Sabine's Notebook

    by Nick Bantock
    A journey of exploration and discovery into the hidden secrets of an ancient culture.

    Griffin Moss is an artist living in London who makes postcards for a living. He is unhappy and lonely, though he is unaware of these feelings. His life is changed forever when he receives a cryptic ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

    by Philip K. Dick
    A sci-fi exploration of the implications of reality-altering technology and the power of corporate greed.

    The story begins in a future world where global temperatures have risen so high that in most of the world it is unsafe to be outside without special cooling gear during daylight hours. In a desperate ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Visions

    by Kelley Armstrong
    A collection of short stories featuring supernatural beings and the humans who interact with them.

    Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer became unlikely allies. Together, they've chased down a devious killer and ... (Goodreads)

  31. Woman on the Edge of Time

    by Marge Piercy
    A woman is sent to the future to see the potential of a utopian society and how it can be achieved.

    In the 1970s, an impoverished but intelligent thirty-seven-year-old Mexican-American woman Consuelo (Connie) Ramos, a resident of Spanish Harlem , is unfairly incarcerated in a New York mental ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Perdido Street Station

    by China Miéville
    A thrilling adventure through a captivating and unique city, filled with danger and magic.

    Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin is a scientist living in the city of New Crobuzon. He is approached by Yagharek, a member of a birdlike species known as garuda , who has had his wings removed as a ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

    by L. David Marquet
    A former submarine commander's account of transforming a failing organization into one of success.

    "Leadership should mean giving control rather than taking control and creating leaders rather than forging followers." David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. As newly ... (Goodreads)

  34. Blue Remembered Earth

    by Alastair Reynolds
    In a future where humanity has colonized the solar system, a family embarks on a quest to uncover a long-lost secret.

    Blue Remembered Earth takes place in the 2160s, at a time when humanity has repaired Earth's climate and extensively colonised the inner Solar System . An omnipresent surveillance system (known as ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

    by Seth Godin
    A guide to standing out and becoming remarkable in the modern business world.

    The acclaimed Wall Street Journal and Business Week Bestseller. You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Starbucks and JetBlue and ... (Goodreads)

  36. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

    by Seth Godin
    A practical guide to successful leadership, emphasizing the importance of connection with others.

    A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. For millions of years, humans have been seeking out tribes, be they religious, ethnic, ... (Goodreads)

  37. Akira, Vol. 2

    by Katsuhiro Otomo
    A post-apocalyptic adventure of two childhood friends on a mission to save a powerful psionic.

    In the year 2019, a cataclysmic blast levels the city of Tokyo and triggers World War III. By 2030, the dazzling Neo-Tokyo rises from Tokyo's ashes, but the power that once sent the world to the ... (Goodreads)

  38. I Sing the Body Electric! & Other Stories

    by Ray Bradbury
    Collection of stories exploring humanity and its impact on the universe.

    The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his work is united by one ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Incal

    by Alejandro Jodorowsky
    A surrealistic graphic novel following John DiFool's journey to find the mystical Incal, encountering strange characters and political intrigue along the way.

    John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient, mystical artifact called "The Incal." Difool's adventures will ... (Goodreads)

  40. I Am Legend and Other Stories

    by Richard Matheson
    A collection of sci-fi horror stories exploring themes of isolation, fear and the unknown.

    Robert Neville appears to be the sole survivor of a pandemic that has killed most of the human population and turned the remainder into " vampires " that largely conform to their stereotypes in ... (Wikipedia)

  41. God Emperor of Dune

    by Frank Herbert
    Epic sci-fi adventure of a messiah-like figure trying to save a dying planet.

    Leto II Atreides , the God Emperor, has ruled the universe as a tyrant for 3,500 years after becoming a hybrid of human and giant sandworm in, Children of Dune, . The death of nearly all other ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Books of Blood: Volumes One to Three

    by Clive Barker
    A collection of horror stories, exploring the themes of mortality and supernatural horror.

    "Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red." For those who only know Clive Barker through his long multigenre novels, this one-volume edition of the Books of Blood is a welcome ... (Goodreads)

  43. Last and First Men

    by Olaf Stapledon
    A speculative history of humanity, spanning billions of years and multiple civilizations, exploring the evolution and fate of mankind.

    "No book before or since has ever had such an impact upon my imagination," declared Arthur C. Clarke of Last and First Men. This masterpiece of science fiction by British philosopher and writer Olaf ... (Goodreads)

  44. Herland

    by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    An exploration of a utopian society composed entirely of women, questioning gender roles.

    The story is told from the perspective of Vandyck "Van" Jennings, a sociology student who, along with two friends, Terry O. Nicholson and Jeff Margrave, forms an expedition party to explore an area ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Promethea, Vol. 2

    by Alan Moore
    Sophie Bangs continues her journey as Promethea, exploring the mystical realms of imagination and magic.

    The second volume of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning series PROMETHEA follows Sophie Bangs, the latest in a long line of Prometheas, on a winding journey of discovery as she ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

    by Shakti Gawain
    Learn to manifest your dreams and desires through creative visualizations.

    As introduced by Shakti Gawain to more than seven million readers worldwide, creative visualization is the art of using mental imagery and affirmation to produce positive changes in your life. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Akira, Vol. 1

    by Katsuhiro Otomo
    A post-apocalyptic tale of two teenage biker gangs, battling for control of a mysterious power.

    On December 6, 1982 (1992 in the English version), a nuclear explosion destroys Tokyo and starts World War III . By 2019 (2030 in the English version), a new city called Neo-Tokyo has been built on ... (Wikipedia)

  48. The Complete Poems

    by William Blake
    A collection of poems that explore the spiritual, supernatural, and philosophical realms.

    One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their ... (Goodreads)

  49. New York 2140

    by Kim Stanley Robinson
    Humanity adapts to the changing landscapes of a future flooded New York City.

    It is 2140. The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a ... (Goodreads)

  50. Illuminations

    by Arthur Rimbaud
    Collection of prose and poetry exploring the depths of the human experience.

    The prose poems of the great French Symbolist, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), have acquired enormous prestige among readers everywhere and have been a revolutionary influence on poetry in the twentieth ... (Goodreads)

  51. Start Something That Matters

    by Blake Mycoskie
    A guide to creating a successful business that also makes a positive impact on the world.

    Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time. What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the ... (Goodreads)

  52. Red Prophet

    by Orson Scott Card
    A young man's quest to save his people, utilizing magical powers and spiritual guidance.

    Lolla-Wossiky, a troubled, one-eyed, whiskey "Red", leaves General Harrison's fort and heads north in order to find his "dream beast", the spirit that can save him from the pain of his memories. On ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, Part 3

    by Gene Luen Yang
    Aang and Zuko must confront the challenges of their new roles as leaders and reconcile their differences to prevent a war between their nations.

    Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko bring The Promise to its explosive conclusion! The Harmony Restoration Movement has failed, and the four nations are ... (Barnes & Noble)

  54. The Strain

    by Guillermo del Toro
    A mysterious virus spreads in New York City, turning people into bloodthirsty vampires. A team of unlikely heroes fights to save humanity.

    A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews ... (Goodreads)

  55. My Inventions

    by Nikola Tesla
    Autobiography of the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, detailing his life, work, and inventions.

    Quyển sách là câu chuyện về cuộc đời đầy thăng trầm nhưng vô cùng ý nghĩa của Nicola Tesla, một trong những nhà phát minh vĩ đại nhất của nhân loại, người đã góp phần thay đổi hoàn toàn bộ mặt thế ... (Goodreads)

  56. Mind of My Mind

    by Octavia E. Butler
    A superhuman with special abilities battles to control a psychic network of slaves.

    This second novel in the series recounts the story of how the Patternist society originated. The novel is set in Forsyth, California, a city near Los Angeles, in the 1970s. The leader of the ... (Wikipedia)

  57. The Naked God

    by Peter F. Hamilton
    Epic space opera of adventure, mystery, and political intrigue.

    Jay Hilton, one of the surviving children from Lalonde, is awoken when Tranquillity falls under attack by the Organisation and its hellhawk allies. With the habitat in imminent danger of destruction, ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Ghost in the Shell

    by Masamune Shirow
    Cyborg policewoman searches for the truth in a world of cyber-terrorism and political intrigue.

    In the rapidly converging landscape of the 21st century Major Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including ghost hackers When he track ... (Goodreads)

  59. Leviathan

    by Scott Westerfeld
    A future world of warring airships and genetic engineering, explored by a teenage girl.

    It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, diesel-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The ... (Wikipedia)

  60. Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope

    by Rick Remender
    In a post-apocalyptic world, a mother and her two children struggle to survive and find hope in a society ruled by fear and violence.

    Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth's surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun's scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain ... (Goodreads)

  61. A Game of Thrones #1

    by Daniel Abraham
    Epic fantasy of power struggles in a world of knights and dragons.

    A New York Times bestselling epic. A blockbuster TV series. And now, George R. R. Martin’s breathtaking fantasy masterpiece makes its powerful graphic novel debut—with all the majesty, intrigue, ... (Goodreads)

  62. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

    by Peter H. Diamandis
    A guide to achieving success and making a positive impact by thinking big and taking bold actions.

    Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found, here, From the coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up: Bold —a radical, how-to guide for using ... (Goodreads)

  63. The Time Machine/The Invisible Man

    by H.G. Wells
    Adventures in the world of science fiction, exploring the boundaries of human capabilities.

    The Time Machine and The Invisible Man , by H. G. Wells , is part of the, Barnes & Noble Classics, series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, ... (Goodreads)

  64. Fables, Vol. 20: Camelot

    by Bill Willingham
    The final battle between the forces of good and evil takes place in Camelot, with the fate of all Fables hanging in the balance.

    Rose Red takes the mantle of Paladin of Hope to rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of “Snow White.” A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred ... (Goodreads)

  65. R is for Rocket

    by Ray Bradbury
    A collection of short stories that explore the wonders and dangers of space travel and the human spirit.

    The spellbinding power of RAY BRADBURY He can make you see things that have never been seen by human eyes.... feel things that no flesh-and-blood creature has ever felt. He can create visions so ... (Goodreads)

  66. Dreams of Gods & Monsters

    by Laini Taylor
    A powerful story of courage, love and war between gods, monsters and humans.

    After killing Thiago while defending herself from him, Karou puts Ziri's soul in his body and Haxaya's in Ten's body, allowing her to lead the Chimaera. When Zuzana and Mick come bearing news of ... (Wikipedia)

  67. Les Thanatonautes

    by Bernard Werber

    Bernard Werber nous entraîne à la découverte du continent ultime, au-delà de notre imaginaire. En suivant les Thanatonautes, vous connaîtrez des rêves et des terreurs insondables, vous subirez les ... (Goodreads)

  68. Brightness Reef

    by David Brin
    A group of humans and aliens struggle to survive on a water-covered planet, facing political intrigue and environmental challenges.

    Jijo es un planeta prohibido, un mundo que se recupera lentamente de un grave desastre ecológico y al que, un millón de años atrás, los Buyur condenaron a permanecer cerrado a la colonización y al ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Grace of Kings

    by Ken Liu
    Epic fantasy saga of rebellion and redemption that spans generations in an imagined world.

    Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of ... (Goodreads)

  70. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2

    by Alan Moore
    A band of extraordinary heroes unite to save the Earth from a global threat.

    On the planet Mars, John Carter and Gullivar Jones have assembled an alliance of Martian races to combat an invading race of non-Martian aliens called "Molluscs" (the aliens from H.G. Wells ', The ... (Wikipedia)

  71. Empress

    by Shan Sa
    A historical fiction novel about the life of Empress Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history.

    A ravishing historical novel of one of China's most controversial historical figures: its first and only female emperor, Empress Wu, who emerged in the Tang Dynasty and ushered in a golden age. In ... (Goodreads)

  72. Concerning the Spiritual in Art

    by Wassily Kandinsky
    A philosophical examination of the spiritual and creative power of art.

    A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous ... (Goodreads)

  73. Utopia

    by Thomas More
    A fictional account of a perfect society, exploring the ideal of an ordered and just world.

    In his most famous and controversial book, Utopia , Thomas More imagines a perfect island nation where thousands live in peace and harmony, men and women are both educated, and all property is ... (Goodreads)

  74. The City and the Stars

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    In the distant future, a lone human discovers a forgotten city and the secrets of an advanced civilization.

    Clarke's masterful evocation of the far future of humanity, considered his finest novel. Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar. For millennia its protective dome shut out the ... (Goodreads)

  75. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

    by Neil Gaiman
    Collection of short stories blending fantasy, horror and science fiction.

    This is an alternate cover edition for, ISBN 0060515236 (ISBN13: 9780060515232)., Fragile Things is Neil Gaiman's second collection of short fiction. A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one ... (Goodreads)

  76. 3001: The Final Odyssey

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    An exploration of the future of the human race, with humanity facing an uncertain destiny.

    The novel begins with a brief prologue describing the bioforms — dubbed the First-Born — who created the black monoliths . They evolved from " primordial soup ", and over the course of millions of ... (Wikipedia)

  77. From the Earth to the Moon

    by Jules Verne
    A thrilling adventure of a rocket voyage to the moon, led by brave and daring astronauts.

    The story opens some time after the end of the American Civil War . The Baltimore Gun Club, a society dedicated to the design of weapons of all kinds (especially cannons), comes together when Impey ... (Wikipedia)

  78. The Inheritance Trilogy

    by N.K. Jemisin
    A young woman struggles to claim her rightful place as ruler of a world where gods and mortals coexist. Epic fantasy with rich world-building.

    In this omnibus edition of N.K. Jemisin's brilliantly original award-winning fantasy series, a young woman becomes entangled in a power struggle of mythic proportions. A REALM OF GODS AND MORTALS. ... (Goodreads)

  79. Patternmaster

    by Octavia E. Butler
    In a post-apocalyptic world, a telepathic network of humans rules over the rest. But a new leader emerges, threatening the established order.

    The novel begins with the Patternmaster, Rayal, in bed with Jansee, his lead wife and sister. For a year, there have been no major attacks from the "Clayarks"; mutated humans the Patternists have ... (Wikipedia)

  80. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    by Brad Stone
    The story of Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's largest companies.

    The definitive story of, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. started off delivering books through the mail. But ... (Goodreads)

  81. Shadow Puppets

    by Orson Scott Card
    Rebels attempt to restore peace to a world threatened by alien invasion.

    Peter , Ender 's brother, is now Hegemon of Earth . Accepting a tip from inside China, where Achilles is held prisoner, Peter had planned for Bean to operate the mission, but at the last minute ... (Wikipedia)

  82. Sir Thursday

    by Garth Nix
    Arthur Penhaligon must defeat Sir Thursday to save the House and the world. But can he resist the temptation of the fourth key?

    The stellar fourth book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series... now in paperback! On the fourth day there was war... Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But only ... (Goodreads)

  83. The Famished Road

    by Ben Okri
    A magical realist tale of a spirit-child's journey through the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.

    In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri's Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude , it ... (Goodreads)

  84. The Fountains of Paradise

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    An engineer's mission to build a space elevator, connecting Earth to the heavens.

    The novel focuses primarily on a project proposed by the main character, Vannevar Morgan, known as the Orbital Tower. The tower is to stretch from the Earth's equator to a satellite that is in ... (Wikipedia)

  85. Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness

    by Frederic Laloux
    A guide to creating organizations that are more soulful, purposeful, and productive. It explores new ways of organizing and leading that are emerging around the world.

    FROM THE BACKCOVER The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Deep inside, we sense that more is possible. We long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, ... (Goodreads)

  86. The Complete Poetry and Prose

    by William Blake
    A collection of works exploring the power of imagination, religion, and revolution.

    Since its first publication in 1965, this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, it includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of ... (Goodreads)

  87. Humans

    by Robert J. Sawyer
    A scientist discovers a way to communicate with Neanderthals and must navigate the ethical and societal implications of this breakthrough.

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