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SciFi thrillers combine high adventure, thrills and adrenaline for fast-paced and compelling reads. Not all SciFi adventures must take place in space (although, of course, many do) and SciFi thrillers take the "what if?" question of science fiction, setting it against the terror of the unknown and high stakes peril.

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Amped - Daniel H. Wilson
ISBN: 9780385535151
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
In a near-future world where technologically enhanced humans are governed by a strict set of conduct laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a persecuted underclass that is planning to change, or destroy, the world.

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Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan
ISBN: 0345457684
Publication Date: 2003-03-04
In a twenty-fifth century world in which death is nearly obsolete, former UN envoy Takeshi Kovacs, re-sleeved into a new body after a brutal death, finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly far-reaching conspiracy.
Series: Takeshi Kovacs novels

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Neuromancer - William Gibson
ISBN: 0441012035
Publication Date: 2004-11-02
Case, a nerve-damaged data thief, is recruited by a new employer for a last-chance run against a powerful artificial intelligence.

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Nobody Runs Forever - Richard Stark
ISBN: 0892967986
Publication Date: 2004-11-23
Reconsidering his life's work after he is set up for a murder, master criminal Parker ignores his suspicions in order to accept a potentially lucrative heist job involving a team of incompetent associates, and a small-town bank.

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Starfish - Peter Watts
ISBN: 0312868553
Publication Date: 1999-07-09
Attempting to exploit the geothermal energy of the deepest rifts in the Pacific Ocean, a group of volunteers journeys to an ocean-floor experimental base, where their psychoses become rampant and a deadly foe approaches from the deep.

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Reamde - Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 9780061977961
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.

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Meg - Steven Alten
ISBN: 0385489056
Publication Date: 1997-06-02
Jonas Taylor, a paleontologist and ex-undersea submersible pilot, becomes a reluctant participant in a deep-water mission, an expedition that brings him face to face with the Megalodon, a prehistoric, massive predator and ancestor of the great white shark

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