—Submitted by Los Gatos Librarian Henry Bankhead
1. A dance with dragons, George R.R. Martin
New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wallof ice and stone.
2. A game of thrones, George R.R. Martin
A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms.3. Storm front, Jim Butcher
Chicago wizard Harry Dresden's calm life is interrupted when Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, decides to call in the favor that Harry owes her, sending him on a quest that leaves him trapped between a deadly foe and an untrustworthy ally.
4. The Martian chronicles, Ray Bradbury
The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by the earthmen who have come to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.
5. Lurulu, Jack Vance
Continues the adventures of Myron Tany, a rebellious member of a wealthy family who tours the galaxy on an interstellar freighter alongside a crew of actors, musicians, thieves, and other questionable characters.
6. Hidden empire, Orson Scott Card
In this sequel to Card's bestselling novel "Empire," President Averell Torrent launches America into a get-tough, this-world-is-our-empire foreign policy stance. When Captain Bartholomew "Cole" Coleman sees the danger Torrent poses to American democracy and the potential disasters involved in his foreign military adventures, he quickly runs afoul of Torrent and, while on the run, finds proof that Torrent orchestrated a presidential assassination.
7. Redoubt, Mercedes Lackey
A young Herald trainee in Haven, Mags, is trained as a spy to uncover secrets held by a mysterious new enemy of the kingdom of Valdemar.
8. Honeyed words, J. A. Pitts
A sequel to Black Blade Blues finds blacksmith, low-budget film props manager and medieval reenactment enthusiast Sarah baffled by the discovery that dragons are real and have been intelligently ruling the world since the beginning of time, a finding that is complicated when she reforges an ancient sword. Simultaneous.
9. Captain Vorpatril's alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
Book Fourteen in the best-selling Vorkosigan series. Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life of a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, Ivan's chivalrous nature takes over.
10. Dune, Frank Herbert
Opposing forces struggle for control of the universe when the archenemy of the Emperor is banished to a barren world where water is the most precious commodity
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