Science Fiction

Books that have to do with futuristic technology and often space or time travel.

 

The Abyss Surrounds Us

By: Emily Skrustkie

YAPB Skrutskie

Cassandra Leung– a seventeen-year-old trainer of Reckoners, sea beasts bred to defend ships — is kidnapped by the pirate queen Santa Elena and ordered to train a Reckoner pup to defend Santa Elena’s ship.

 

Burning Midnight

By: Will McIntosh

YAPB McIntosh

No one know where the brilliant colored spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at math, better-looking. Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn’t pay much– Alex Holliday’s stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers– but it helps him and his mom make the rent. When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. One day they find a Gold —  a color no one has ever seen. There’s no question the Gold is priceless, but what does it actually do? None of them is aware of it yet but the fate of the world rests of this little golden orb.

 

Carve the Mark

By: Veronica Roth

YAF Roth

Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others’ control before the become unlikely survival partners.

 

Cinder

By: Marissa Meyer

YAF Meyer

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with a handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

 

Defy the Stars

By: Claudia Gray

YAF Gray

Teenage soldier Noemi and an enemy robot, Abel, who is programmed to obey her commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save her home planet, Earth colony Genesis.

 

The Diabolic

By: S.J. Kincaid

YAF Kincaid

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager and the galaxy’s most deadly weapon, who masquerades as Sidonia, a senator’s daughter, and becomes a hostage of the galactic court.

 

The Forgetting

By: Sharon Cameron

YAF Cameron

Canaan is a quite city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives–but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.

 

Genius: the Game

By: Leopoldo Gout

YAPB Gout

“Three underprivileged young prodigies from across the world with incredible skills in technology and engineering team to become the heroes the world never knew they could be” — Provided by publisher.

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

By: Douglas Adams

YAF Adams

Chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent.

 

Honor Among Thieves

By: Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

YAF Caine

Petty criminal Zara Cole is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans chosen by the Leviathan to explore the outer reaches of the universe.

 

Illuminae

By: Amie Kaufman

YAF Kaufman

‘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” — Provided by publisher.

 

Landscape with Invisible Hand

By: M.T. Anderson

YAF Anderson

When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam’s parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

 

Learning to Swear in America

By: Katie Kennedy

YAF Kennedy

Brought over from Russia to help NASA prevent an asteroid from colliding with the Earth, seventeen-year-old physics genius Yuri feels awkward and alone until he meets free-spirited Dovie.

 

Mars One

By: Jonathan Maberry

YAF Maberry

“A teenage boy leaves for Mars as a colonist with the Mars One space program and grapples with what he’s leaving behind to do so”– Provided by the publisher.

 

This Mortal Coil

By: Emily Suvada

YAF Suvada

“In a world where people are implanted with technology to re code their DNA, gene-hacking genius Cat must decrypt her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague” — Provided by publisher.

 

Otherworld

By: Jason Segel

YAF Segel

‘”After the newest set of virtual reality gear hits the market, Simon can’t wait to test it out. But, when his friend Katherine suddenly disappears after being seen with men from the same gaming company, Simon must decide how far in the game he’s willing to go to save her” — Provided by publisher.

 

Perfect

By; Cecelia Ahern

YAF Ahern

Since Celestine, eighteen, was declared a public menace, she has bee on the run with Carrick, the one person she can trust, but she has a secret that may save all of those branded Flawed. (Sequel to Flawed)

 

Steelheart

by: Brandon Sanderson

YAPB Sanderson

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.

 

Railhead

By: Philip Reeve

YAPB 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, something only the Guardians understand – but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.

 

Reboot

By: Amy Tintera

YAF Tintera

“Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given and order she refuses to follow” — Provided by publisher.

 

Replica

By: Lauren Oliver

YAF Oliver

Two novels which can be read separately or in alternating chapters. In Lyra, two experimental subjects escape from the Haven Institute, where human replicas are created and observed. In Gemma, a lonely, often-ill teenager discovers her father’s connection to the Haven Institute and travels there, meeting the escaped replicas.

 

Unearthed

By: Amie Kaufman

YAF Kaufman

Scholar Jules Addison and scavenger Amelia Radcliffe join forces to unravel secrets of a long-extinct civilization, only to discover something that could spell the end of the human race.

 

Willful Machines

By: Tim Floreen

YAF Floreen

In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school, but when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte’s next target.