Honor roll: Fantasy books

Each of these Fantasy books has received at least one award nomination. They are ranked by honors received.

Book:Double Star

Double Star

Robert A. Heinlein

One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was—as usual—in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.

Suddenly he found himself agreeing to the most difficult role of his career: impersonating an important politician who had been kidnapped. Peace with the Martians was at stake—failure to pull off the act could result in interplanetary war. And Smythe’s own life was on the line—for if he wasn’t assassinated, there was always the possibility that he might be trapped in his new role forever!

Book:The Last Battle

The Last Battle: Book 7 of The Chronicles of Narnia

C.S. Lewis

Many Narnian years have passed since Eustace and Jill helped ensure the Royal line. But when they are jerked back violently into this strangest of lands they find the present King in danger and Narnia facing its darkest hour. With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand fast against the powers of evil and darkness and fight the Last Battle to decide the future of this once glorious kingdom.

Book:The Forever Machine

The Forever Machine

Mark Clifton, Frank Riley

This book was originally published under the title They’d Rather Be Right.

Book:Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

Since the late 1940s, Ray Bradbury has been revered for his works of science fiction and fantasy. With more than five million copies in print, Fahrenheit 451—originally published in 1953—remains his most acclaimed work.

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which book paper burns. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel set in the (perhaps near) future when “firemen” burn books forbidden by a totalitarian “brave new world” regime. The hero, according to Mr. Bradbury, is “a book burner who suddenly discovers that books are flesh-and-blood ideas and cry out silently when put to the torch.” Today, when libraries and schools in this country and all over the world are still “burning” certain books, Fahrenheit 451 remains a brilliantly readable and suspenseful work of even greater impact and timeliness.

Book:The Demolished Man

The Demolished Man

Alfred Bester

In a world policed by telepaths, Ben Reich plans to commit a crime that hasn’t been heard of in 70 years: murder. That’s the only option left for Reich, whose company is losing a 10-year death struggle with rival D’Courtney Enterprises. Terrorized in his dreams by The Man With No Face and driven to the edge after D’Courtney refuses a merger offer, Reich murders his rival and bribes a high-ranking telepath to help him cover his tracks. But while police prefect Lincoln Powell knows Reich is guilty, his telepath’s knowledge is a far cry from admissible evidence.

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