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The Norton Book of Science Fiction; Wells, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds; Forster, The Machine Stops; Huxley, Brave New World; Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale; Tolkien, The Hobbit; Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea; choice of another novel from a selected list. Her mother is studying to be a contestant on a game show to win $20,000 dollars. Cherryh reinvented space opera in the 1970s with this hard-hitting story set on a space station.

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