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.

 

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.

 

The Fox Inheritance

By Mary E. Pearson

YAF Pearson

Two-hundred-sixty years after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, sixteen-year-old Loke and seventeen-year-old Kara have been brought back to life in newly bio engineered bodies, with many questions about the world they find themselves in and more than two centuries of horrible memories of being trapped in a digital netherworld wondering what would become of them.

 

Gemina

By Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff with journal illustrations by Marie Lu

YAF Kaufman

“When the space station Heimdall is invaded, Hannah and Nik must work together to defeat the enemy” — 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.

 

Homeland

By Cory Doctorow

YAF Doctorow

When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and government treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer’s election campaign, are all endangered.

 

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.

 

Noggin

By John Corey Whaley

YAF Whaley

After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates’ head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.

 

Parable of the Sower

By Octavia Butler

FIC Butler

“Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, disease, war, and chronic water shortages. While her father tries to lead people on a the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others.” — Goodreads

 

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)

 

Rash

By Pete Hautman

YAPB Hautman

In a future society that has decided it would “rather be safe than free,” sixteen-year-old Bo’s anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.

 

Scythe

By Neal Shusterman

YAF Shusterman

“In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional reapers (‘schythes’). Two teens must compete to become a schythe–a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn’t” — Provided by the Publisher.

 

Things Not Seen

By Andrew Clements

YAPB Clements

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

 

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.