Even in the future, players may come across books on bookshelves in various places they explore. These bookshelves may be real, or virtual on an electronic device. Some of these may be useful, needed or valuable, but what about the rest?
This is a list of 100 different books to stock a bookshelf in a futuristic or science fiction setting with. Each book has the name, author and description of the contents. None of them are particularly useful, but this allows the GameMaster to give the players an overview of what they have found, and they don’t know that the books aren’t useful.
The books are a variety of both fiction and non-fiction, although the latter is not the same as valuable. In a setting where books are electronic in nature, these are unlikely to be worth anything.
To use the list, either roll d100 for a random result or select appropriate ones manually.
Here are some sample results:
57. Life in the Space Marines by Manito Bol – Non-fiction, an allegedly autobiographical account of the author’s career in the marines, but the details are implausible to anyone who actually has
served in the military
58. Lost Empires of the Stars by Nort Ander Non-fiction, a compilation of various legends of ancient races that colonised the stars thousands, if not millions, of years in the past
59. Love in Cyberspace by Ethrel Tyro – Fiction, a fairly racy love story about a virtual romance
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