By Kristan Majors
This week the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival launches here on campus with astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. In recognition of this, Emory’s librarians have compiled a list of science fiction about space travel and other worlds.
Emory faculty, students, and staff can check out any of the books from the Science Commons exhibit. A few titles in the exhibit include:
Hugo & Nebula Award Winners:
- 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Ringworld by Larry Niven
- Startide Rising by David Brin
- The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
NPR’s Science Fiction Picks:
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Contact: A Novel by Carl Sagan
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
To learn more about these books and others, explore the following sites:
- Nebula Awards – science fiction and fantasy books selected by Science Fiction Writers of America
- Hugo Awards – science fiction books selected by members of WorldCon and the World Science Fiction Society, including authors and fans
- NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books – A list compiled in 2011 by a survey of NPR audiences and titles selected by panel of experts including authors and editors
- NPR’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2016 – list compiled by NPR staff and critics
To check quickly if Emory libraries have other titles from these web sites, add Emory’s LibX plugin to your Chrome browser.
A special thank you to Erich Wendt and Chris Pollette for their time and assistance in compiling the titles for this book exhibit.
Credit: Images available from the NASA Commons