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Great Science Fiction Choices

The 5th Wave -- Yancey, Richard
Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them. 457p

The Adoration of Jenna Fox -- Pearson, Mary
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence. 266p
The Alex Crow -- Smith, Andrew
The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow. 317p



A Confusion of Princes -- Nix, Garth
Battling aliens, space pirates, and competitors, Prince Khemri meets a young woman, named Raine, and learns more than he expected about the hidden workings of a vast, intergalactic Empire, and about himself. 337p

Fever Crumb -- Reeve, Philip
Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer although females in the future London, England, are not believed capable of rational thought, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present. 325p

The Ghosts of Heaven -- Sedgwick, Marcus
Four linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world. 359p

Glow -- Ryan, Amy Kathleen
Fifteen-year-old Waverly, part of the first generation of children born in deep space after her world was destroyed, questions her upcoming marriage to Kieran even though she knows she must marry and have children young in order to help populate New Earth, and, after she is taken hostage by the leaders of a sister ship who want to rule the planet and separated from Kieran, she finds herself at the helm of a dangerous mission. 307p



The House of the Scorpion -- Farmer, Nancy
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States. 380p

iBoy -- Brooks, Kevin
Sixteen-year-old Tom Harvey was an ordinary Londoner until an attack causes fragments of an iPhone to be embedded in his brain, giving him incredible knowledge and power, but using that power against the gang that attacked him and a friend could have deadly consequences. 288p

Illuminae -- Kaufman, Amie
The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all. 599p

Illusive -- Lloyd-Jones, Emily
After a vaccine accidentally creates superpowers in a small percentage of the population, seventeen-year-old Ciere, an illusionist, teams up with a group of fellow high-class, super-powered thieves to steal the vaccine's formula while staying one step ahead of mobsters and deadly government agents. 406p

Insignia -- Kincaid, S. J.
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet. 446p

The Islands at the End of the World -- Aslan, Austin
Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy. 358p

Legend -- Lu, Marie
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. 305p

Leviathan -- Westerfeld, Scott
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. 440p

Linked -- Howson, Imogen
When Elissa's nightmarish visions and inexplicable bruises lead to the discovery of a battered twin sister on the run from government agents, Elissa enlists the help of an arrogant new graduate from the space academy. 359p

The Obsidian Blade -- Hautman, Pete
After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye's parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and, when he steps inside one, he is whisked away on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures. 308p

Orleans -- Smith, Sherri L.
Set in a futuristic, hostile Orleans landscape, Fen de la Guerre must deliver her tribe leader's baby over the Wall into the Outer States before her blood becomes tainted with Delta Fever. 324p

Pathfinder -- Card, Orson Scott
Thirteen-year-old Rigg has a secret ability to see the paths of others' pasts, but revelations after his father's death set him on a dangerous quest that brings new threats from those who would either control his destiny or kill him. 662p

Pirate Cinema -- Doctorow, Cory
In a dystopian, near-future Britain, sixteen-year-old Trent, obsessed with making movies on his computer, joins a group of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity. 384p

Randoms -- Liss, David
A twelve-year-old boy is chosen to join a four-person applicant team to work towards membership in the Confederation of United Planets, and stumbles across conspiracies resembling science fiction he's been a fan of his entire life. 485p

Ruins -- Card, Orson Scott
To prevent the destruction of his planet, teenaged Rigg Sessamekesh, who can manipulate time, must assume more responsibility when he and others travel back 11,000 years to the arrival of human starships. Book 2 in the Pathfinder Series. 530p

These Broken Stars -- Kaufman, Amie
Two star-crossed lovers must fight for survival when they crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet. 374p

The Waking Dark -- Wasserman, Robin
After a series of suicide-killings and a deadly storm, the residents of the town of Oleander, Kansas, start acting even more strangely than would be expected. Only the 5 witnesses of the murders retain their sound minds, and must band together to save the town from whatever has come over it. 454p

The Well's End -- Fishman, Seth
16-year-old Mia Kish and her friends search for answers when a mysterious illness brings their Colorado community to its knees. 347p

Zeroes -- Westerfeld, Scott 2015
Told from separate viewpoints, teens Scam, Crash, Flicker, Anonymous, Bellwether, and Kelsie, all born in the year 2000 and living in Cambria, California, have superhuman abilities that give them interesting but not heroic lives until they must work as a community to respond to a high stakes crisis. 546p

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