Science Fiction

A long time ago, in a book far, far away ...
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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [Series]
Douglas Adams (YA ADAMS)
Join Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes & generally wreaking havoc. (Grades 8-12)
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The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood (YA ATWOOD)
In the near future where the United States used to stand, fertile women are strictly controlled and separated into social castes. (Grade 9+)
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Ender’s Game [Series]
Orson Scott Card (YA CARD)
Earth’s children are trained in battle to defeat invading aliens. Ender Wiggins, a child prodigy, finds himself torn between being a normal youth and fighting in the war. (Grade 6+)
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Armada
Ernest Cline (YA CLINE)
Struggling to complete his final month of high school only to glimpse a UFO that exactly resembles an enemy ship from his favorite video game, Zack joins millions of gamers tasked with protecting the Earth during an alien invasion. (Grade 7+)
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Ready Player One
Ernest Cline (YA CLINE)
Wade Watts, along with billions of others, lives life in an online game to avoid the perilous existence on earth. (Grade 9+)
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The Reluctant Assassin [Series]
Eoin Colfer (YA COLFER)
W.A.R.P. Series. Albert Garrick, an assassin from the Victorian Era, travels through time and in turn gains information and power from the present day. (Grade 8+)
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The Maze Runner [Series]
James Dashner (YA DASHNER)
Outside of the safety Glade lies an enormous maze, populated by nightmarish perversions of technology.
(Grades 6-10)
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Deadly Design
Debra Dockter (YA DOCKTER)
After Kyle’s brother tragically dies on his 18th birthday, he discovers that the lab experiment, in which they were conceived, was manipulated and they were not the only ones. Will Kyle be able to save his own life? (Grade 8+)
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The House of the Scorpion [Has a Sequel]
Nancy Farmer (YA FARMER)
In the country of Opium, a ruthless drug lord rules over an army of slaves with computer chips in their brains. Mindless clones are kept to replace the ruler, giving him eternal life. Matt is one of those clones...but he won’t go quietly. (Grades 6-9)
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Unplugged [Has a Sequel]
Donna Freitas (YA FREITAS)
Years after being sent to the virtual App World to live a life of wealth and privilege, Skylar relinquishes the glamour in favor of spending time with her family, until the borders between worlds suddenly close. (Grade 8+)
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Children of Eden
Joey Graceffa (YA GRACEFFA)
As an illegal second child hiding from the world and living vicariously through her twin brother, Rowan makes a reckless decision to go out into the world for one night of adventure and becomes a renegade on the run. (Grades 7-9)
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A Thousand Pieces of You [Trilogy]
Claudia Gray (YA GRAY)
When Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder. (Grade 9+)
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Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert Heinlein (YA HEINLEIN)
A nonhuman visitor brings into doubt the values and self-evident truths of Western society. (Grades 9-12)
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Starflight [Series]
Melissa Landers (YA LANDERS)
Former high school enemies Solara Brooks and Doran Spaulding must team up when they find themselves aboard a renegade spaceship. (Grade 7+)
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The Giver [Series]
Lois Lowry (YA LOWRY)
Jonas’s world has no pain...no fear...no death. Still, it’s a nightmare. When he turns 12, he’s scheduled to learn the truth from the Giver. (Grades 6-9)
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Legend [Trilogy]
Marie Lu (YA LU)
June, a soldier prodigy, is sent to track down a notorious criminal, Day, but soon begins to question whether he is the true enemy. (Grade 8+)
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Cinder [Series]
Marissa Meyer (YA MEYER)
Lunar Chronicles Series. Cyborg mechanic Cinder may not realize it, but the fate of the entire world rests on her shoulders. Her mysterious past could hold the key to Earth’s future. (Grade 8+)
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A Confusion of Princes
Garth Nix (YA NIX)
Being the emperor of the galaxy is a great job, but you had better be really hard to kill...every other prince will be out to get you and claim the title. (Grade 8+)
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Railhead
Philip Reeve (YA REEVE)
In a world of drones and androids, Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet. But now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could put the universe itself in danger. (Grade 9+)
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Across the Universe [Trilogy]
Beth Revis (YA REVIS)
Amy wakes up from cryostasis on the spaceship "Godspeed." The only problem is that her waking is 50 years too soon. The same thing is happening to other colonists, and the lies are piled on thick. (Grade 10+)
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Zodiac [Trilogy]
Romina Russell (YA RUSSELL)
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens, Rhoma Grace must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac against Ophiuchus who has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. (Grades 6-12)
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Steelheart [Series]
Brandon Sanderson (YA SANDERSON)
Reckoners Series. At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny. (Grade 8+)
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The Cage [Trilogy]
Megan Shepherd (YA SHEPHERD)
Cora wakes up in a cage on an alien planet where she meets the Kindred, her mysterious captors, and along with other abductees must find a way to escape back to Earth. (Grade 9+)
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Unwind [Has a Sequel]
Neal Shusterman (YA SHUSTERMAN)
Following the Second Civil War, humans can be separated from their bodies...and kept alive. (Grade 9+)
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The Alex Crow
Andrew Smith (YA SMITH)
Ariel’s story as a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition and a depressed, bionic crow. (Grade 9+)
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson (YA STEPHENSON)
The United States is split into franchises, and Hiro has a great job delivering pizzas for the Mafia. Everything changes when his friend fries his brain on a mysterious new online drug. (Grade 10+)
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Reboot [Series]
Amy Tintera (YA TINTERA)
Dead. 178 minutes later, alive! Wren is a Reboot who is merciless and stronger than ever. A perfect crime-fighting soldier, until she is given an order she must refuse. (Grade 7+)
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Six
M.M. Vaughan (YA VAUGHAN)
Parker and his sister Emma must find their father, a scientist who went missing while working on a top secret teleportation project for the government. (Grades 5-8)
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Bluescreen [Series]
Dan Wells (YA WELLS)
Mirador Series. In 2050 Los Angeles, Marisa and her friends experiment with an allegedly safe virtual drug and find themselves caught up in a dangerous conspiracy. (Grade 8+)
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Leviathan [Trilogy]
Scott Westerfeld (YA WESTERFELD)
What if World War I had been waged between the "Darwinists" and their giant animals and the "Clankers," with their advanced machinery? (Grade 9+)
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The 5th Wave [Series]
Rick Yancey (YA YANCEY)
Most of the people who were alive by the time the 5th Wave rolled around wish they hadn’t survived waves 1-4. Creatures known only as ‘Them’ are after those remaining. (Grade 8+)