Space Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
2. 2010: Odyssey Two 1982
3. 2061: Odyssey Three 1985
4. 3001: The Final Odyssey 1996
2001: A Space Odyssey 2010: Odyssey Two 2061: Odyssey Three 3001: The Final Odyssey

Rama - Arthur C Clarke & Gentry Lee
1. Rendezvous with Rama 1972
2. Rama II 1989
3. The Garden of Rama 1991
4. Rama Revealed 1993
5. Bright Messengers 1999
6. Double Full Moon Night 1993
Rendezvous with Rama Rama II The Garden of Rama Rama Revealed Bright Messengers Double Full Moon Night

Heritage - Charles Sheffield
1. Summertide 1990
2. Divergence 1991
3. Transcendence 1992
4. Convergence 1997
5. Resurgence 2002
Summertide Divergence Transcendence Convergence Resurgence

Cold As Ice - Charles Sheffield
1. Cold As Ice 1992
2. The Ganymede Club 1995
3. Dark as Day 2002
Cold As Ice The Ganymede Club Dark as Day

Jupiter - C. Sheffield, J. Pournelle & J. Hogan
1. Higher Education 1995
2. The Billion Dollar Boy 1997
3. Putting up Roots 1997
4. The Cyborg from Earth 1998
5. Starswarm 1998
6. Outward Bound 1999
Higher Education The Billion Dollar Boy Putting up Roots The Cyborg from Earth Starswarm Outward Bound

Cosmic - C S Lewis
1. Out of the Silent Planet 1938
2. Perelandra 1943
3. That Hideous Strength 1945
Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength

The Tenth Planet - Dean Wesley Smith
1. The Tenth Planet 1999
2. Oblivion 2000
3. The Final Assault 2000
The Tenth Planet Oblivion The Final Assault

Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
1. The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy 1979
2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 1980
3. Life, the Universe and Everything 1982
4. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 1984
5. Mostly Harmless 1992
The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Life, the Universe and Everything So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Mostly Harmless

Babylon 5
1. Voices 1995
2. Accusations 1995
3. Blood Oath 1995
4. Clark's Law 1996
5. The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name 1996
6. Betrayals 1996
7. The Shadow Within 1997
8. Personal Agendas 1997
9. To Dream in the City of Sorrows 1997
Voices Accusations Blood Oath Clark's Law The Touch of Your Shadow, the Whisper of Your Name Betrayals The Shadow Within Personal Agendas To Dream in the City of Sorrows

Oxygen - John Olson
1. Oxygen 2001
2. The Fifth Man 2002
Oxygen The Fifth Man

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