Title:Acceptance
Media Type:Book
Author:Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN:9780008139124
Status:Available

The Southern Reach trilogy draws to a close and it is winter in Area X.

One last, desperate team embarks across the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they’ve been seeking. As they press deeper into the unknown, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.

The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound – or terrifying.

Book 3 of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Title:Authority
Media Type:Book
Author:Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN:9780008139117
Status:Available

The Southern Reach is a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten.

Following its tumultuous twelfth expedition into Area X, the agency is in chaos. Its new head wants to be known as “Control” and he needs to control Area X. From interrogations, hidden notes, and profoundly troubling video footage, the mysteries of Area X begin to reveal themselves.

And they are more sinister than anyone could have known.

Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Title:Annihilation
Media Type:Book
Author:Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN:9780008139100
Status:Available

Welcome to Area X. An Edenic wilderness, an environmental disaster zone, a mystery for thirty years. The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate Area X. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.

Now four women embark on the twelfth expedition into the unknown.

Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Title:Ready Player One
Media Type:Book
Author:Ernest Kline
ISBN:9780099560432
Status:Available

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

Title:Slabscape: Dammit
Media Type:Book
Author:S. Spencer Baker
ISBN:9780993030505
Status:Available

There’s a stop sign the size of a solar system slap-bang in their way and Louie thinks that SlabCouncil really should be paying more attention to it. Meanwhile, Dielle’s desire to invest in a diversion gets him diverted in ways he couldn’t have imagined.

Title:Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft
Media Type:Book
Author:H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN:9780345384218
Status:Available

A collection of short stories by H. P. Lovecraft know as the Dream Cycle. Including:
The Doom That Came To Sarnath – Hate, genocide, and a deadly curse consume the land of Mnar
The Statement Of Randolph Carter – “You fool, Warren is DEAD!”
The Nameless City – Death lies beneath the shifting sands, in a story linking the Dream Cycle with the legendary Cthulhu Mythos
The Cats Of Ulthar – In Ulthar, no man may kill a cat…and woe unto any who tries
The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath – The epic nightmare adventure with tendrils stretching throughout the entire Dream Cycle
And twenty more short stories.

Tales of Pirx the Pilot

The adventures of a hapless space pilot, whose missions beyond the Earth are fraught with disasters. The book traces Pirx’s career from clumsy space cadet to commander of a notorious spaceship with ghostly secrets.

Return from the Stars

Hal Bregg is an astronaut who returns from a space mission in which only 10 biological years have passed for him, while 127 years have elapsed on earth. He finds that the earth has changed beyond recognition, filled with human beings who have been medically neutralized. How does an astronaut join a civilization that shuns risk?

The Invincible

An interstellar 2nd-class cruiser called Invincible lands on Regis III, which seems bleakly uninhabited, to investigate the loss of sister ship, Condor.

Title:East of Ealing
Media Type:Book
Author:Robert Rankin
ISBN:0552138436
Status:Available

Something sinister is happening east of Ealing. The prophecies of The Book of Revelation are being fulfilled.

Lateinos & Romiith, a vast financial network, is changing all the rules with a plan to bar-code every living punter and dispense with old-fashioned money. A diabolical scheme, which would not only end civilisation as we know it, but seriously interfere with drinking habits at the Flying Swan.

Can Armageddon, Apocalypse and other inconveniences of the modern age be stopped by the humble likes of Pooley and Omally, even with the help of Professor Slocombe and the time-warped Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street…?

Title:Mostly Harmless
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330323113
Status:Available

Arthur Dent hadn’t had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up.

Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter.

There’s nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away – Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe.

After all – he’s encountered most of them before…

Volume Five in the Trilogy of Five

Title:So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330287001
Status:Available

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams.

Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it.

And in a dramatic break with tradition – actually find it…

Volume Four in the Trilogy of Five

Title:Life, the Universe and Everything
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330267388
Status:Available

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

Volume Three in the Trilogy of Five

Title:The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330262130
Status:Available

If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe?

Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There’s just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea.

And did anyone actually make a reservation?

Volume Two in the Trilogy of Five

Title:Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330258648
Status:Available

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It’s the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning . . .

In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is plucked from the planet by his friend Ford Prefect – and together the pair venture out across the galaxy on the craziest, strangest road trip of all time.

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron’s power spread far and wide. He gathered all the Great Rings to him, but ever he searched far and wide for the One Ring that would complete his dominion. On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest — to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard, Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

Title:The Gunslinger
Media Type:Book
Author:Stephen King
ISBN:0340723351
Status:Available

In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.

In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.