Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

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It’s a science fiction novel depicting a time in the near future when a small number of people will be forced to essentially become refugees in space to preserve the human race because of a calamity that will make the earth uninhabitable.

This book had me riveted. The author does an amazing job of painting the picture of the events leading up to the necessity of humans having to escape to space. He develops the characters really well and includes twists and turns in the plot that are highly plausible in the given circumstances. It’s a lengthy novel at nearly 900 pages, so not for the faint of heart, but I highly recommend it. (Submitted by Seline)

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Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

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The Indranan War series by K.B. Wagers

Behind the Throne (Book 1)

After the Crown (Book 2)

Beyond the Empire (Book 3)

This far-future science fiction trilogy (so far) holds enticements for a range of tastes. Within the covers of each volume you will find imperial palace intrigue featuring some truly nasty villains, action-packed fights and wide-screen space battles, and complex characters negotiating interwoven relationships and learning more about themselves than they might want to know. Whew!

Interstellar gunrunner Hail Bristol is dragged unwillingly and unceremoniously back to the home from which she fled many years earlier. Her family wants her—needs her—back, and Hail has little or no choice in the matter. Turns out she is no ordinary gunrunner. Her family is the ruling dynasty of the Indranan Empire. Hail wants nothing to do with them, for complicated reasons that become clear only later in the story. But Indrana is in crisis, and Hail is their last, best hope for survival.  She’ll need all the toughness and cleverness that she has honed in her years of surviving and thriving plying her trade in the most violent corners of the galaxy. She will also need friends—but who can she trust? (Submitted by Jim W). 

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Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images by Terence Dickinson

Image result for hubble's universe book coverHubble’s Universe is a feast for the eyes with stunningly beautiful images of space and just as stunning facts about our universe.

The book will quench the thirst for knowledge and details about cosmos for science-oriented individuals and it will be entertaining and not daunting for those who only want to dip their toes into space matters. There is a fine balance between the written information and spectacular visuals; so, at the end, you don’t get tired of either one. If you would like to explore the universe and see new galaxies, meet new planets,  learn about the dark matter, and see places you have never seen – all at no cost, come to Surrey Libraries and borrow the Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images(Submitted by Mariya T)

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