State Library of Victoria \ Inside a dog
Skip to main content

Science Fiction

Metro 2033

Author:  Dmitry Glukhovsky

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend. More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness.

The Giver

Author:  Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 4: So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

Author:  Douglas Adams

Just as Arthur Dent's sense of reality is in it's dickiest state he suddenly finds the girl of his dreams. He finds her in the last place in the Universe in which he would expect to find anything at all, but which 3,976,000 people would find oddly familiar. They go in search of God's Final Message to His Creation and, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 3: Life, the Universe and Everything

Author:  Douglas Adams

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggling big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair. 


Author:  Scott Westerfeld

Alek and Deryn are aboard the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant/maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath that can end the war. But whose side is he really on?

While on their top-secret mission, Alek finally discovers Deryn's deeply kept secret. Two, actually. Not only is Deryn a girl disguised as a guy... she has feelings for Alek.

The crown, true love with a commoner, and the destruction of a great city all hang on Alek's next - and final - move.

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan

Author:  Drew Karpyshyn

A storm is coming, and there is no escape.

Ads R Us

Author:  Claire Carmichael

Ads R Us is set in a modern industrialised city in the near future, where advertising is a constant stream of inescapable information, and corporations sponsor everything from music to schools. Barrett Trent has been raised outside the mainstream society in a Luddite cult called Simplicity, but following the death of his uncle, he goes to live in the city with his Aunt Cara, Uncle Adrian and cousin, Taylor. But his aunt and uncle have a hidden agenda - they work for a company called Ads for Life, which promotes advertising and uses it covertly for political gain.

Star Wars The Ultimate Visual Guide

Author:  Ryder Windham

Providing fans and newcomers everything they need to know about the highest-grossing movie saga ever, this is the first-ever visual guide to the entire Star Wars franchise.

Voyage on the Great Titanic

Author:  Ellen White

Margaret Anne dreams of leaving the orphanag behind, and she can hardly belive her luck when she is chosen to accompany wealthy Ms carstairs aboared the great Titanic.But when the passengers are woken on a frezing nihgt in april 1912, she find's her self caught up in a unimaginable night mer......


Author:  Michael Grant


A fragile peace now exists in the FAYZ.

In Perdido Beach, Caine rules with an iron fist – and the threat of Penny's terrifying visions. At Lake Tramonto, Sam is restless…. until Astrid makes an unexpected return from the wilderness with disturbing news – the barrier is turning black. The inhabitants of the FAYZ are sinking into darkness.

But that's not the only danger. Drake is on the prowl again; a stash of missiles has vanished; and humans and animals are falling victim to an unseen power that turns their bodies inside out.