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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 Jurassic Park (Jurassic Par...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 466,053 ratings
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2 Intuition
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 2,827 ratings
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3 Contact
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 63,084 ratings
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4 Frankenstein
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 612,481 ratings
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5 The Andromeda Strain
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 121,783 ratings
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6 Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 114,191 ratings
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7 In Cold Pursuit: A Mystery ...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 146 ratings
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8 Déjà Dead (Temperance Brenn...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 69,648 ratings
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9 The Island of Dr. Moreau
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 46,402 ratings
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10 Coma
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 29,055 ratings
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11 The Alienist
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 71,988 ratings
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12 Prey
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 93,441 ratings
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13 Mendel's Dwarf
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 577 ratings
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14 As She Climbed across the T...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 3,431 ratings
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14 Cat's Cradle
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 184,410 ratings
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14 The Silicon Jungle
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 61 ratings
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17 Do Androids Dream of Electr...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 145,003 ratings
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18 Next
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 42,760 ratings
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19 The Crossing Places (Ruth G...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 6,287 ratings
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19 Angels & Demons (Robert Lan...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,256,956 ratings
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21 When the Killing's Done
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 2,926 ratings
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21 Flashforward
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 8,079 ratings
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23 Revolution
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 17,562 ratings
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23 The Brief History of the Dead
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 7,258 ratings
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25 The Time Traveler's Wife
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 900,295 ratings
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26 Flowers for Algernon
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 210,232 ratings
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27 State of Wonder
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 94,499 ratings
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27 Brazzaville Beach
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,378 ratings
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29 Altar of Eden
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 9,124 ratings
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29 The Invisible Man
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 52,439 ratings
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31 Journey to the Center of th...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 70,236 ratings
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32 Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 5,828 ratings
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32 Death du Jour (Temperance B...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 20,883 ratings
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32 A Fierce Radiance
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,575 ratings
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35 Boiling Point
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 83 ratings
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35 Darwin's Radio (Darwin's Ra...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 7,224 ratings
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37 The Echo Maker
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3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 5,351 ratings
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38 Gravity's Rainbow
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 19,902 ratings
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38 The House of Sleep
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,473 ratings
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40 Darwin's Children (Darwin's...
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 3,332 ratings
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40 Quantico
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3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 921 ratings
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42 Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 39,201 ratings
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42 Fluke: Or, I Know Why the W...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 26,309 ratings
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44 Outbreak (Dr. Marissa Blume...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 35,307 ratings
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45 Mary Modern
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 594 ratings
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45 The Meyersco helix.
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings
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45 Bellwether
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,606 ratings
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45 Arrowsmith
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,693 ratings
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45 Petroplague
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 69 ratings
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45 The Undiscovered Country
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 52 ratings
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45 Control Switch On: The Unto...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 20 ratings
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45 Flashblind
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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45 Flight Behavior
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 40,614 ratings
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45 Creating Monsters
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 44 ratings
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45 Chasing the Dime
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 17,715 ratings
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45 The Neanderthal's Aunt
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 44 ratings
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45 Easter Island
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,077 ratings
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45 Under Lock and Key: The Exp...
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45 Bat Blood: The Devil's Claw
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45 Karma: Retribution (Book 1)
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61 The Janus Stone (Ruth Gallo...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 4,056 ratings
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61 The Great Perhaps
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,205 ratings
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61 Hominids (Neanderthal Paral...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 6,372 ratings
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61 Darkover Landfall (Darkover...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,059 ratings
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61 First Light
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 384 ratings
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61 The Bourbaki Gambit
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 30 ratings
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61 Master and Apprentice (Ann ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 21 ratings
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68 Humans (Neanderthal Paralla...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,199 ratings
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68 Particles and Luck
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 28 ratings
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68 Cantor's Dilemma: A Novel
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71 Hybrids (Neanderthal Parall...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,756 ratings
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72 The Dalkey Archive
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 849 ratings
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72 Theory of Mind
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1.8 of 5 stars 1.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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74 The Interpretation of Murde...
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 7,947 ratings
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74 Volcano Watch (The Forensic...
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 265 ratings
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76 The Anatomy of Melancholy
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 700 ratings
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76 After Roy
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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78 Mistress of the Art of Deat...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 21,509 ratings
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78 The Night Calls
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 181 ratings
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78 Solar
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3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 13,793 ratings
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78 Night Mares  (Kellen Stewar...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 79 ratings
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78 The Hot Zone
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 48,109 ratings
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83 Ape House
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 18,130 ratings
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83 Mutation
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,824 ratings
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83 Vigil
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 224 ratings
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83 Cryptonomicon
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 54,895 ratings
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87 Mount Dragon
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 9,585 ratings
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87 Brain
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,266 ratings
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89 About Grace
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 944 ratings
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89 The Andromeda Strain
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 121,783 ratings
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91 Blood Music
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 5,620 ratings
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91 Micro
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 13,863 ratings
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93 Generosity: An Enhancement
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 1,151 ratings
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93 State of Fear
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 51,056 ratings
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95 Timeline
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 112,017 ratings
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96 Death Assemblage (Frankie M...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 28 ratings
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97 The Forbidden Zone
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 160 ratings
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98 The Dinosaur Heresies: New ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,015 ratings
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