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Nathan W’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Picks

Citrus Picks are hand-picked and curated book suggestions from our amazing team of library staff members. Scroll through this list to read about each selection. If you’re interested in checking out any of the books or items listed below, simply click on the cover to place through our online catalog. Happy reading!


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

After Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspatial expressway, Arthur Dent begins to hitchhike through space.


Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?


American Gods

Neil Gaiman

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.



John Gardner with illustrations by Emil Antonucci

The Beowulf story retold from the dragon’s point of view reveals the darker side of human nature and values.


Star Wars : From a Certain Point of View

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope — from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.


The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.


Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick with introduction by Jonathan Lethem

Philip K. Dick was a master of science fiction, but he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to examine the nature of reality and what it means to be human. Collected here are twenty-one of Dick’s most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers.


The Martian

Andy Weir

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Nathan Walker
Library Systems Support Technician at Citrus Libraries

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