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Great Summer Sci-Fi Reads

Posted on June 27th, 2018

Are you a Sci-Fi fan? Or maybe you have always wanted to try the genre but don’t know where to begin? Let Booth Library feed your imagination with some of the most essential works from the genre. We’ve got thousands of pages from the best writers just waiting to be discovered!

Has it been a few years since you last read one of these favorites? Let us take you back in time as you reconnect with all time Sci-Fi favorites!

 

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
  • PR6005.L36 A615 1968x
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  • American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956-1958
  • PS648.S3 A572x 2012
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  • American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956
  • PS648.S3 A57x 2012
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  • Brave New World
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963,
  • PR6015.U9 B65 2006x
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  • Collected Stories Of Arthur C. Clarke.
  • Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
  • PR6005.L36 A6x 2001
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  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001,
  • PR6051.D3352 D5 1987
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  • Earthsea Quartet
  • Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018.
  • 813 L527ea
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  • End Of Eternity
  • Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
  • PS3551.S5 E5 2011x
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  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012,
  • PS3503.R167 F3 2013x
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  • Have Space Suit–will Travel
  • Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988.
  • 813 H364h 2003
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  • Heir to the Empire
  • Zahn, Timothy.
  • PS3576.A33 H45 1991
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  • Martian Chronicles.
  • Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.
  • PS3503.R167 M37 1963x
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  • Minority Report
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • PS3554.I3 M46 2002
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  • Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988.
  • 813 H364mo
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  • Neuromancer
  • Gibson, William, 1948-
  • PS3557.I2264 N48 2004
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  • Nineteen Eighty-four
  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
  • PR6029.R8 N49 1992
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  • Red Mars
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley,
  • PS3568.O2893 R44 1993X
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  • Selected Stories Of Philip K. Dick
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • PS3554.I3 A6 2002
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  • Slaughterhouse-five, Or, the Children’s Crusade: A Duty-dance with Death
  • Vonnegut, Kurt.
  • PS3572.O5 S55 2009x
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  • Time Machine.
  • Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
  • PR5774 .T5 1964x
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For the hardcore fan of some of the lesser known 20th Century Sci-Fi, take a look at this list of electronic and print titles from Booth from American Science Fiction author Alfred Bester. Jad Smith, Professor of English at EIU published Alfred Bester in 2016 for the book series “Modern Masters of Science Fiction”.

The Great Outdoors at Booth Library

Posted on June 20th, 2018

Summer is the travel season and the great American road trip isn’t complete without a stop at one of our nation’s majestic wilderness areas. Enjoy these National Park Service Posters, learn about the American Conservation Movement, and pick up some summer reading about the outdoors. Not traveling this summer? Visit Booth Library’s display of local wildlife photography shot entirely in Coles County, Illinois!

  • America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents
  • E160 .A579 2016
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  • America’s National Park System: The Critical Documents
  • E160 .A579 1994
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  • American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau
  • PS169.E25 A44 2008x
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  • Ansel Adams: Classic Images
  • Alinder, James.
  • TR647 .A43 1985b
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  • Ansel Adams and the American Landscape: A Biography
  • Spaulding, Jonathan, 1957-
  • TR140.A3 S63 1995
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  • Ansel Adams, an Autobiography
  • Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984.
  • TR140.A3 A33 1985
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  • Arthur Goes to Camp
  • Brown, Marc Tolon.
  • 800 B8137agc
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  • Benton Mackaye: Conservationist, Planner, and Creator Of the Appalachian Trail
  • Anderson, Larry, 1950-
  • QH31.M137 A83 2002
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EBSCO updates may alter service

Posted on June 1st, 2018

Due to scheduled maintenance, some EBSCO databases may experience technical difficulties on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3. Some of the sites may display differently during the update, but these issues are expected to be resolved within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience!

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