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7.9 Are there sci-fi novels where librarians have a prominent role?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

7.9 Are there sci-fi novels where librarians have a prominent role?

Most of this information comes from a thread on soc.libraries.talk
regarding librarians and libraries in sci-fi. I'd like to add more
information, i.e. plot lines, characters, etc., so please feel free to
send me information on these or other books that feature librarians.
Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge, features a librarian as a main
character and depicts future worlds where whole civilizations live or
die by their connectivity to "the net" (internet). Her job is to
interpret the many layers of indexing that have evolved, and find the
meaningful information that's buried there. (Description supplied by
Sue Visser.)

Eon
by Greg Bear

Against the Fall of Night, and
Rama Revealed
both by Arthur Clarke

Counterclock World
by Philip K. Dick

Deathworld 3
by Harry Harrison

Direct Descent
by Frank Herbert

Restoree
by Ann McCaffrey

Protector, and
Ringworld Engineers
both by Larry Niven

1984 (Smith works in the Library of the Ministry of Truth)
by George Orwell

Gray Lensman,
Children of the Lens, and
Second-Stage Lensmen
all by Doc Smith

A Plague of Angels, and
Shadow's End
both by Sherri Tepper

 

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