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Detective Novels

Dragons

Dystopia

Epic Fantasy Series

Fantasy

Golden Age of Science Fiction

Humorous Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Science Fiction

Steampunk

Time-Travel Science Fiction

Urban Fantasy

Detective Novels

Douglas Adams (time-travel) Dirk Gently series
Michael Chabon (sci-fi mystery) The Yiddish Policemen’s Union
Dave Duncan (historical fantasy)
Jasper Fforde (fantasy) Nursery Crimes, Thursday Next series
Philip Kerr (sci-fi) A Philosophical Investigation

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Dragons

Robin Hobb (Rain Wild chronicles)
Mercedes Lackey (The Dragon Jousters series)
Anne McCaffrey

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Dystopia

Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale
Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games Trilogy)
Justin Cronin The Passage
James Dashner The Death Cure
Don DeLillo Underworld
Lauren DeStefano
Robert Harris Fatherland
Aldous Huxley Brave New World
P.D. James The Children of Men
James Howard Kunstler World Made by Hand
Tahereh Mafi Shatter Me
Patrick Ness
Lauren Oliver Delirium
Beth Revis Across the Universe
Veronica Roth Divergent
Gary Shteyngart Super Sad True Love Story

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Epic Fantasy Series

David Eddings The Belgariad
Robin Hobb (The Farseer Trilogy)
George R.R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire series)
Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller chronicles)
J.R R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings series)

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Fantasy

Terry Brooks
Janet Lee Carey
C.J. Cherryh
Stephen R. Donaldson
Raymond E. Feist
Terry Goodkind
Harry Harrison
Robert Jordan
Ted Kosmatka
Mercedes Lackey
Ursula K. Le Guin
George R.R. Martin
Michael Moorcock
Erin Morgenstern
Terry Pratchett
R.A. Salvatore
Brandon Sanderson
Neal Stephenson
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Golden Age of Science Fiction
(written 1938-1946)

Isaac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
Arthur C. Clarke
Robert A. Heinlein
L. Ron Hubbard
C.M. Kornbluth
Frederik Pohl
Clifford D. Simak
Jack Vance

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Humorous Science Fiction/Fantasy

Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker series: science fiction)
Piers Anthony (fantasy)
Terry Brooks (Landover series: fantasy)
Jonathan Lethem (cross-genre satire)
Terry Pratchett (fantasy)
Kurt Vonnegut (satire with science fiction elements)
Connie Willis (science fiction)

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Science Fiction

Douglas Adams
Kevin J. Anderson
Piers Anthony
J.G. Ballard
Greg Bear
Gregory Benford
David Brin
John Brunner
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Orson Scott Card
C.J. Cherryh
Gordon R. Dickson
Jasper Fforde
Jack Finney
Barbara Hambly
Frank Herbert
Aldous Huxley
Stanislaw Lem
H.P. Lovecraft
Larry Niven
George Orwell
Philip Reeve
Kim Stanley Robinson
Robert Silverberg
Sheri S. Tepper
H.G. Wells
Daniel H. Wilson
Connie Willis
Gene Wolfe
Roger Zelazny

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Steampunk

(Sub-genre of fantasy. Stories take place where steam power is still widely used. Usually set during Victorian era Britain or “Wild West” era United States.)

Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate series)
Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices series)
Gordon Dahlquist The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Richard Harland Worldshaker
Kenneth Oppel Airborn
Dexter Palmer The Dream of Perpetual Motion
Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan series)

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Time Travel Science Fiction

Gregory Benford
Octavia E. Butler Kindred
Orson Scott Card Pastwatch
Jack Finney
Kim Stanley Robinson Galileo’s Dream
H.G. Wells The Time Machine
Connie Willis All Clear, Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog

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Urban Fantasy

Kelley Armstrong
Jim Butcher (The Dresden files)
Rachel Caine
Laurell K. Hamilton (Meredith Gentry series)
Kim Harrison
Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles)
Tanya Huff
Philip Reeve Fever Crumb
Rachel Vincent

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