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This is a list of novels that realistically portray science in fiction. There may be some overlap with science fiction but, for the most part, books on this list should portray science and scientists in the real world (as opposed to a speculative or future world).
1 Intuition
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 2,861 ratings
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2 Jurassic Park (Jurassic Par...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 469,169 ratings
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3 Contact
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 64,002 ratings
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4 Frankenstein
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 620,715 ratings
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5 The Andromeda Strain
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 123,438 ratings
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6 Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 116,152 ratings
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7 In Cold Pursuit: A Mystery ...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 147 ratings
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8 Déjà Dead (Temperance Brenn...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 71,179 ratings
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9 The Island of Dr. Moreau
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 47,354 ratings
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10 Coma
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 29,609 ratings
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11 Bat Blood: The Devil's Claw
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4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings
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12 The Alienist
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 72,959 ratings
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13 Prey
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 94,788 ratings
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14 Mendel's Dwarf
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 588 ratings
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15 As She Climbed across the T...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 3,472 ratings
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15 Cat's Cradle
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 187,625 ratings
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15 The Silicon Jungle
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 61 ratings
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18 Do Androids Dream of Electr...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 147,544 ratings
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19 Next
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 43,191 ratings
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20 The Crossing Places (Ruth G...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 6,457 ratings
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20 Angels & Demons (Robert Lan...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,280,254 ratings
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22 When the Killing's Done
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 2,966 ratings
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22 Flashforward
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 8,195 ratings
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24 Revolution
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 17,745 ratings
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24 The Brief History of the Dead
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 7,316 ratings
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26 The Time Traveler's Wife
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 916,626 ratings
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27 Flowers for Algernon
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 214,116 ratings
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28 State of Wonder
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 96,083 ratings
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28 Brazzaville Beach
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,433 ratings
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30 Altar of Eden
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 9,298 ratings
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30 The Invisible Man
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 53,253 ratings
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32 Journey to the Center of th...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 71,662 ratings
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33 Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 5,935 ratings
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33 Death du Jour (Temperance B...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 21,276 ratings
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33 A Fierce Radiance
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,594 ratings
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36 Boiling Point
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 84 ratings
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36 Darwin's Radio (Darwin's Ra...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 7,318 ratings
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38 The Echo Maker
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 5,404 ratings
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39 Gravity's Rainbow
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 20,132 ratings
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39 The House of Sleep
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,572 ratings
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41 Darwin's Children (Darwin's...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 3,370 ratings
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41 Quantico
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 932 ratings
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43 Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 39,577 ratings
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43 Fluke: Or, I Know Why the W...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 26,595 ratings
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45 Outbreak (Dr. Marissa Blume...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 36,098 ratings
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46 Mary Modern
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 596 ratings
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46 The Meyersco helix.
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings
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46 Bellwether
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,752 ratings
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46 Arrowsmith
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,754 ratings
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46 Petroplague
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 69 ratings
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46 The Undiscovered Country
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 52 ratings
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46 Control Switch On: The Unto...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 20 ratings
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46 Flashblind
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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46 Flight Behavior
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 41,705 ratings
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46 Creating Monsters
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 44 ratings
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46 Chasing the Dime
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 17,992 ratings
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46 The Neanderthal's Aunt
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 45 ratings
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46 Easter Island
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 1,094 ratings
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59 The Janus Stone (Ruth Gallo...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 4,163 ratings
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59 The Great Perhaps
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,217 ratings
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59 Hominids (Neanderthal Paral...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 6,475 ratings
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59 Darkover Landfall (Darkover...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,091 ratings
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59 First Light
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 385 ratings
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59 The Bourbaki Gambit
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 31 ratings
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59 Master and Apprentice (Ann ...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 23 ratings
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66 Humans (Neanderthal Paralla...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,239 ratings
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66 Particles and Luck
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 28 ratings
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66 Cantor's Dilemma: A Novel
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 127 ratings
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69 Hybrids (Neanderthal Parall...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,786 ratings
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70 The Dalkey Archive
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 859 ratings
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70 Theory of Mind
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1.8 of 5 stars 1.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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72 The Interpretation of Murde...
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 8,026 ratings
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72 Volcano Watch (The Forensic...
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 275 ratings
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74 The Anatomy of Melancholy
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 709 ratings
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74 After Roy
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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76 Mistress of the Art of Deat...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 21,777 ratings
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76 The Night Calls
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 190 ratings
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76 Solar
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 13,997 ratings
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76 Night Mares  (Kellen Stewar...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 81 ratings
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76 The Hot Zone
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 49,288 ratings
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81 Ape House
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 18,312 ratings
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81 Mutation
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,888 ratings
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81 Vigil
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 227 ratings
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81 Cryptonomicon
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 55,719 ratings
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85 Mount Dragon
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 9,742 ratings
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85 Brain
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,332 ratings
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87 About Grace
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 999 ratings
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87 The Andromeda Strain
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 123,438 ratings
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89 Blood Music
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 5,704 ratings
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89 Micro
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 14,141 ratings
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91 Generosity: An Enhancement
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 1,161 ratings
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91 State of Fear
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 51,761 ratings
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93 Timeline
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 113,458 ratings
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94 Death Assemblage (Frankie M...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 28 ratings
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95 The Forbidden Zone
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 163 ratings
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96 The Dinosaur Heresies: New ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,046 ratings
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