Science Fiction Books

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These titles for young adults can be found in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.

Adams, Douglas. The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
After Earth is destroyed to make room for a galactic superhighway, Arthur Dent becomes a homeless interstellar wanderer.
SF ADAMS [Located in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Paperback Collection on the Main Floor.]

Anderson, M.T. Feed.
A computer implant in the brain feeds advertisements, allows nonverbal communication, provides access to the latest info, but what happens when the feed goes wrong?
YA SF ANDERSON

Barnes, John. The sky so big and black.
15-year-old Teri is forced to negotiate with One-True, the computer virus that possessed the minds of all the humans on Earth.
SF JONES [Located in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Collection on the Mezzanine]

Barry, Maxx. Jennifer Government.
In a twisted, hilarious future world, someone is murdering kids buying the latest Nikes in order to increase sales and it's up to Jennifer Government to stop them.
BARRY [Located in Adult Fiction on the Main Floor. Also available as a Book on CD]

Bear, Greg. City at the end of time.
Young heroes, each assigned to protect a fragment of the universe's history, must survive long enough to pass that knowledge onto the new universe that is being born in Seattle.
SF BEAR [Located in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Collection on the Mezzanine]

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
In this future, houses that contain books are burned down. One "firefighter" decides to flee and joins an underground force keeping independent thoughts and ideas alive.
SF BRADBURY [This book can also be found as a Book on CD]

Card, Orson Scott. Ender's game.
Ender Wiggin leaves home to attend the Battle School, where he will learn the arts of war needed to save humanity from the alien "buggers".
YA SF CARD

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion.
In a world that despises clones, Matt has special status as the clone of El Patron, the drug lord of a country between Mexico and the U.S.
JSF FARMER [Located in the J Sci-Fi collection, Lower Floor]

Gould, Steven. Jumper.
After Davy teleports away from his abusive father, he tries to control his power while living on the streets.
SF GOULD [Located upstairs on the Mezzanine in Science Fiction]

Huxley, Aldous. Brave new world.
Genetic control, anti-depressants passed out like candy, and feelies for movies; even so, life is bleak.
YA HUXLEY

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never let me go.
Kathy thinks of her idyllic days at Hailsham, a private school, she slowly remembers the sinister reality of the school's purpose and vision.
YA ISHIGURO

Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon.
Charlie, was mentally challenged until surgery made him smarter than the doctors, but the mouse who had the same operation is deteriorating.
YA KEYES

Philbrick, W. R. The last book in the universe.
Spaz, an epileptic teen, can't use the addictive mind probes, so he's one of the few able to think for himself.
SF PHILBRICK

Price, Susan. The Sterkarm handshake.
Andrea traveled to 16th century England through a time tunnel created by a 21st century company. Does she really want to come back?
YA SF PRICE

Reeve, Philip. Mortal engines.
With few natural resources available, cities morph into huge moving vehicles and consume one another to survive.
YA SF REEVE

Stephenson, Neil. Snow crash.
Hero Protagonist is a pizza delivery driver and samurai hacker. It's up to him to save the world from a designer-drug-computer-virus.
SF STEPHENSON [On Mezzanine]

Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies.
Fifteen-year-old Tally is an "ugly". She hopes to become a "pretty" like everyone does when they turn sixteen, but a top-secret government agency asks her to spy or be ugly forever.
YA SF WESTERFELD

Zahn, Timothy. Dragon and thief.
14 year-old Jack Morgan rescues Draycos, a dragon-like K'da warrior, who needs to join with a humanoid host to survive. It looks like Jack is his only option.
YA SF ZAHN