Ready Player One
By Ernest Cline
DB 73772, BR 21347, LT 21551, Available as BARD Download
2045. Multibillionaire James Halliday dies, leaving his last will and testament online for the world to see. His massively multiplayer online game OASIS has a hidden feature--an Easter egg--and the person who finds the egg first wins Halliday's fortune. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
Ready Player One
By Alan Dean Foster
DB 70035, BR 18913, Available as BARD Download
When the Romulan's behemoth vessel attacks Captain George Kirk's Federation starship Kelvin, the original lives and fates of young James Kirk and teenaged Mr. Spock dramatically change. To stop the growing Romulan threat, they must learn to trust each other. Book adaptation of the 2009 Star Trek film. 2009.
Stories of Your Life and Others
By Ted Chiang
DB 87031, BR 21788, Available as BARD Download
Collection of eight science fiction short stories from award-winning author, including "Story of Your Life"--the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival. Mankind builds a tower to Heaven. The fundamentals of math are discovered to be arbitrary. Exposure to an alien language changes the perception of time. Bestseller. 2002.
By Jim Butcher
DB 67342, BR 21411, Available as BARD Download
Chicago. Harry Dresden, a wizard-for-hire specializing in paranormal investigations, helps the police probe the murders of mob enforcer Tommy and Tommy's lover, Jennifer, an escort who worked for a powerful vampire. Clues indicate rogue sorcery, but there are no leads and no suspects. Some violence and some strong language. 2000.
Thrawn: Star Wars
By Timothy Zahn
DB 87748, Available as BARD Download
Before his rise in the Galactic Empire, a young Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers. His abilities capture the attention of the Emperor, and Thrawn quickly proves himself to be both loyal and indispensable. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.
By Jo Walton
BR 19657, DB 74897, LT 18028, Available as BARD Download
1979. After a dangerous confrontation with her mother, science-fiction fanatic Mori injures her leg--and loses her twin sister. Mori’s father sends her to boarding school, where she discovers fairies and begins to practice magic. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Nebula Award and Hugo Award. 2010.
The Body in the Bonfire
By Katherine Hall Page
DB 54609, Available as BARD Download
Caterer Faith Fairchild agrees to teach cooking at the local boys’ boarding school to find out who's been anonymously harassing an African American student. The remains of a student are discovered in the ashes after the annual fall bonfire. Some strong language. 2002.
The Boys from Dolores
By Patrick Symmes
DB 66104, Available as BARD Download
Journalist interviews Fidel Castro's classmates who attended the elite Jesuit boarding school Colegio de Dolores in eastern Cuba in the 1930s and 1940s. Intertwines their recollection of events from Castro's formative youth with a chronicle of the revolution. Relates the fates of the students themselves. Some strong language. 2007.
By Rosamunde Pilcher
DB 40840, LT 447, Available as BARD Download
Judith Dunbar is fourteen when her world changes dramatically. Her mother and sister are off to Ceylon where her father is stationed. Judith is to attend boarding school and spend holidays with her Aunt Louise. But at St. Ursula's, Judith meets Loveday Carey-Lewis and ends up spending her holidays with Loveday's family. It is there that Judith matures into a young woman just as World War II begins, further changing her life. Bestseller. 1996.