Can you please suggest epic sci fi books but short in length

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Saw Steins;Gate anime and Timecrimes...now thinking about books
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If you are looking for serious science fiction, and not space opera or fantasy, I suggest David Brin's novella "The Crystal Spheres," (2011). It is relatively short, and is available in Kindle format from Amazon for $0.99.
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Here's an oldie but a goodie. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. The made a movie about it a few years with Will Smith but like most books adapted for films it was a real bomb compared to the short novel.
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The Will Smith movie was actually the third. The first, sometimes titled "The Last Man on Earth" starring Vincent Price was made in 1964. A remake, under the title "The Omega Man" and starring Charlton Heston, was made in 1977.
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Here's another even older oldie! Earth Abides by Gordon Stewart. Originally published in 1949, I think it was one of the first post apocalyptic sci fi novels. I've read it twice and was really impressed with the treatment of how the survivors adjusted eventually to a more primitive society after all the modern conveniences had run out.
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It is a good series but watch dragon ball anime here. I know you will love it.
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Hmm this sounds like an unusual book
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I was interested in your advice, I would read David Brin's "Crystal Spheres". Is it on bookmate?

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Not familiar with Bookmate; I went to the site but could not fine Crystal Spheres. But if you have Kindle (Amazon) it is only $0.99.

Another classic (an oldie but goodie) is Ray Bradbur's "Martian Chronicles." Actually a series of related short stories.
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The AMP series of books are good. They have humour and sci-fi wrapped into one.
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