By Andy Weir
DB 78389, BR 21144, LT 18075, Available as BARD Download
Six days after becoming the first man to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is caught in a windstorm. Though his support crew thinks he died, Mark survived and now faces abandonment, failed machinery, and a hostile environment. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
By Simon Pegg
DB 73694, Available as BARD Download
Autobiography of comedic actor and writer known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek, and Paul. Discusses his lifetime obsession with science fiction and his friendship with fellow actor Nick Frost. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2010.
The Princess Diarist
By Carrie Fisher
DB 86648, LT 21985, Available as BARD Download
Carrie Fisher looks back on her experience playing the iconic role of Princess Leia in the movie Star Wars. Working from journals she kept in 1977 during filming, Fisher shares what it was like behind the scenes and shares her thoughts on show business and fame. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
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.
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.