Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

CLASSIC Space Opera

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A Fire Upon The Deep
Vernor Vinge

In 1992 Vernor Vinge amazed the science fiction world with this epic novel of star-spanning...

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Revelation Space
Alastair Reynolds

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists...

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The Widowmaker
Mike Resnick

One of the major voices in science fiction, Mike Resnick presents the first volume in a bold...

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Jack McDevitt

A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previousl...

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Neal Asher

Gridlinked is a science fiction adventure in the classic, fast-paced, action-packed tradition...

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Spherical Harmonic
Catherine Asaro

Separated for decades by circumstance and political machinations, the Ruby Dynasty, hereditary...

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Jack the Bodiless
Julian May

In the year 2051, Earth stood on the brink of acceptance as full member of the Galactic Milieu...

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Mike Resnick

Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a...

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Compass Reach
Mark W. Tiedemann

Fargo owes nothing to the Pan Humana. He turned his back on them long ago, when he was strippe...

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The Reality Dysfunction
Peter F. Hamilton

Space is not the only void... In AD 2600 the human race is finally beginning to realize its...

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The Demons at Rainbow Bridge
Jack L. Chalker

Three empires existed in uneasy proximity in the known galaxy. They all have one thing in...

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Agent of the Terran Empire
Poul Anderson

Flandry, here a captain, undergoes a series of adventures: He is abducted by the Scothians, an...

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The Quantum Rose
Catherine Asaro

Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her...

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Lois McMaster Bujold

Following her marriage to the notorious 'Butcher of Komarr', Lord Aral Vorkosigan, Captain...

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400 Billion Stars
Paul J. McAuley

Dorothy Yoshida is a telepath, and a really rather good one at that. She's also a scientist,...

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Robert L. Forward

Billionaire industrialist Randy Hunter communicates with aliens, achieves interstellar flight,...

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Mirror Dance
Lois McMaster Bujold

The exciting follow-up to Brothers in Arms. Miles Vorkosigan is in trouble. His brother, a...

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Neptune Crossing
Jeffrey A. Carver

When John Bandicut sets out across the surface of Triton, he's hardly ready for the storm of...

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Jack Mcdevitt

In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva...

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Perseus Spur
Julian May

When rebellious Asahel Frost was expelled from the Interstellar Commerce Secretariat on...

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Falling Free
Lois McMaster Bujold

Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: min your own business, fix what’s...

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Inherit the Stars
James P. Hogan

The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair and...

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Giant's Star
James P. Hogan

In the 21st century, scientists Victor Hunt and Chris Danchekker, doing research on Ganymede,...

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The Chantry Guild
Gordon R. Dickson

Dorsai Amanda Morgan has made it to earth with disturbing news--the Younger Worlds intend to...

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The Fabulous Riverboat
Philip Jose Farmer

Resurrected on the lush, mysterious banks of Riverworld, along with the rest of humanity,...

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To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Philip Jose Farmer

All those who ever lived on Earth have found themselves resurrected--healthy, young, and naked...

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Lost: Fifty Suns
A. E. Van Vogt

A short story collection including: The Timed Clock, The Confession, The Rat and the Snake,...

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