Subject Index - Fantasy & Science Fiction
This is list of all the Fantasy and Science Fiction book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
A - D, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Fantasy & Science Fiction: Titles A-D
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- 11/22/63, by Stephen King.
If you could go back in time and prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, would you? Should you? And if you succeeded, what would be the consequence of your actions? These questions and more are asked in this time-travel novel in which a school teacher travels back in time to try to prevent Oswald from shooting JFK.
- The 60 Greatest Old-Time Radio Shows From Science Fiction, Selected by Ray Bradbury.
This is a collection of 60 of the best science fiction radio shows that aired between 1938-1962.
- Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel.
A fast paced adventure story set in an alternative Victorian-era world where dirigible-styled airships are the norm, unimaginable creatures roam the earth, and where pirates are known to make an unwanted appearance now and then.
- Alien Art, by Gordon R. Dickson.
As Cary and Mattie struggle to carry Charlie's statue back to the city they face many perils, both natural and manmade. In part this is because Charlie is not your run of the mill sculpture. He is an otter, who just happens to be sentient and a member of the tribe native to the planet Arcadia, one of Earth's New World colonies...
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett.
When a talking cat and his team of educated rats hit about a scheme to run a 'pied-piper' scam on gullible townsfolk, everything seems to be working out just fine. That is until they try to run their scam on the good folks of Bad Blintz - where they learn the meaning of the word Evil.
- Among the Impostors, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Luke Garner is an illegal third child who has assumed a fake identity in order to go to school. After spending twelve years in hiding, Luke is understandably scared to find himself going out into the world. Worse, as a third child, Luke knows that if he is caught by the Population Police that he will face the ultimate punishment - death.
- The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton.
When a military satellite brings a deadly virus back to earth, it falls upon a disparate group of scientists to identify and contain it, before all of mankind falls prey to this deadly visitor from outer space.
- Angel, by James Patterson.
In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution.
- The Anthem, by Ayn Rand.
A dystopian novel that depicts a future society where people are told what to think, what to do and how and when to do it. Books are prohibited. So, too, are relations between the sexes...
- Armageddon's Children, by Terry Brooks.
An epic fantasy story that picks up where Brook's Word-Void trilogy left off, and which lays the foundation for his Shannara series.
- The Atlantic Tunnel, by John Russell Fearn.
A fast paced story about the building of an undersea tunnel connecting Great Britain to Canada. In addition to the numerous dangers that workers expect to face when working under the ocean, the workers on this project face an even more dangerous foe - saboteurs.
- Before Adam, by Jack London.
A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity.
- Berserker, by Fred Saberhagen.
Huge doomsday machines have been traveling through the universe for eons destroying everything in their path. Their next victim, the human race! Can mankind survive the onslaught of these killing machines?
- Berserker's Planet, By Fred Saberhagen.
One lone Berserker circles Hunter's Planet, its mission, destroy all humankind. A mission that is made all the easier by a handful of humans who are willing to betray the rest of humanity - but to what end?
- The Big Jump, by Leigh Brackett.
Arch Comyn pays his debts, and when his friend Paul Rogers goes missing, he makes it his mission in life to find out what happened. He'll do whatever it takes, even if finding out what happened means taking the Big Jump to the other side of the galaxy - and possibly never coming home again.
- Black House, by By Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Murder is not the only thing amiss in a small Wisconsin town where everything just seems slightly out of wack. Is something from the Territories, a parallel universe, seeping into our world?
- Blaze of Glory, by Michael Pryor.
Being dead does tend to make things harder than they need to be, but that doesn't stop Aubrey, a magical prodigy, and his best friend, George from trying to thwart the assassination of the Crown Prince, in this nonstop, action-packed story in which magic is a common part of everyday life. It also doesn't stop them from trying to discover who is killing the country's top sorcerers, while at the same time trying to discover who is sabotaging the election campaign of Aubrey's father.
- The Blind Assassin, By Margaret Atwood.
Two books for the price of one - a science fiction story about blind assassins and sacrificial virgins, and the fictionalized autobiography of Iris Chase Griffen that chronicles her attempts to see through the mysteries surrounding her sister's death.
- Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett.
Can a coven of perplexing witches and a lone priest save the Kingdom of Lancre from an invading horde of vampires? Only time will tell, in this witty and satirical Discworld romp.
- The Children of Men, By P. D. James
From the pen of P. D. James - not a mystery, but a Orwellian science fiction novel.
- The Chronicles of Amber Series:
- Book 4: The Hand of Oberon, by Roger Zelazny.
In this, the fourth book in the Chronicles of Amber series, we follow the adventures of Prince Corwin as he tries to stop his brother Brand from reshaping the universe, a task that he can accomplish using the Jewel of Judgement that Brand just happens to have in possession.
- Book 6: Trumps of Doom, by Roger Zelazny.
The sixth book in the Chronicles of Amber, in which the series protagonist changes from Prince Corwin, to his son, Merlin. Every year, on April 30th, someone tries to kill Merlin. Can he find out who is behind the attacks, and stop them, before they succeed?
- Book 7: Blood of Amber, by Roger Zelazny.
The seventh volume in the Chronicles of Amber series finds Merle, a.k.a. Merlin joining forces, against a common enemy, with two of the assassins that have been trying to kill him.
- Book 8: Sign of Chaos, by Roger Zelazny.
Book 8 in the Chronicles of Amber series. In this installment, Merlin escaped from Wonderland, and he tries to stop the overthrow of the rightful ruler of the Court of Chaos.
- Book 9: Knight of Shadows, by Roger Zelazny.
This is the ninth book in the Chronicles of Amber series, in which Merlin escapes from the Citadel of the Four Worlds and sets out to find his father. All the while, Merlin must battle his lover Julia, who has returned from the dead to become his worse enemy.
- Book 10: Prince of Chaos, by Roger Zelazny.
The tenth and final book in the Chronicles of Amber series, Merlin is put on the throne of Chaos by his conniving relatives and finally frees his father. Togther, they try to resolve the differences between the Courts of Chaos and Amber.
- City of Night, by Dean Koontz & Ed Gorman.
In City of Night (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 2), The Frankenstein saga continues as Victor and his first creation, Deucalion, must battle a New Race set upon replacing mankind.
- The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis.
A delightful unabridged audio rendition, read by Ian Richardson, Claire Bloom, Sir Anthony Quail, and Michael York, of all seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia series: The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle.
- Climate Incorporated, by John Russell Fearn.
After Brook invents a way of controlling the weather, his invention is soon stolen and he and his wife murdered. It falls upon their son to seek revenge for their murder, and to stop the thief from using the invention to hold the world to ransom.
- The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett.
In this, the first novel in the Discworld series, Pratchett takes the reader on a psychedelic adventure through the mythical world that is Discworld.
- Cretaceous Dawn, by L.M. Graziano and M.S.A. Graziano.
A long-extinct beetle appears in a physics lab. Four-and-a-half people and a dog are hurled 65 million years through time, to the Age of the Dinosaurs, and paleontologist Julian Whitney and his companions have only one chance for rescue...
- The Crossroads, by L. Ron Hubbard.
Frustrated with a government that pays him to bury surplus produce in order to "fix" the economy while city folk starve, farmer Eben Smith decides to take matters into his own hands...
- The Dark is Rising Sequence:
- Book 1, Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper.
This is the first book in the five-part, Dark is Rising series. It introduces the reader to the Drew children, and it follows them as they go forth on a quest to find the Grail.
- Book 2, The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper.
In this, the second book in the Dark is Rising series, we meet Will Stanton who discovers, on his eleventh birthday, that he is one of the immortal Old Ones.
- Book 3, Greenwitch, by Susan Cooper.
Jane had little reason to ponder the consequences of wishing that the Greenwitch should find happiness. Yet in a world filled with wild magic, nothing can be taken for granted! Book three in the Dark is Rising series.
- Book 4, The Grey King, by Susan Cooper.
Will Stanton may be immortal, but that doesn't mean he can't get sick. In fact, as this, the fourth book in the Dark is Rising series opens, we find that Will has been so sick with hepatitis that he doesn't even remember that he is an Old Ones. Can Bran Davies, an albino with secrets of his own, help him recover his memory, and the Golden Harp?
- Book 5, Silver on the Tree, by Susan Cooper.
The climatic, final battle is about to take place between the forces of the Light and the Dark. But the Light is doomed to failure if Will Stanton and Bran Davies are unable to retrieve the Eirias, the crystal sword form the Lost Land. This is the fifth, and final book in the Rising of the Dark series.
- The Door in the Wall and Other Stories, by H. G. Wells
The story of a promising public figure used up by his job and obsessed by a vision of an enchanted garden he had known as a child.
- Double Identity, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
When Bethany is abandoned on the doorstep of an aunt, she has never met, her life takes a sudden turn for the worse. In this science fiction thriller, not only does she have to deal with her abandonment, but also a dark family secret about her dead sister, and the questions the secret raises about her own identity.
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