Book Genre: Science Fiction

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Terry Pratchett
Brett
2

Man, I love the concept that makes up the foundation of this novel. I just wish the authors had built a firmer story upon it. In the near future, humanity has discovered the ability to “step” into an infinite number of parallel Earths, each slightly different from the last. Most can step with...

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Marissa Meyer
seanamo
5

The third installment of Meyer's Lunar Chronicles picks up right where Scarlet left off. Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf are on the run from Lunar forces and the Commonwealth army, while Queen Levana is plotting her marriage to (and subsequent murder of) Emperor Kai. Meanwhile, orbiting...

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Robin Sloan
Tara
5

Through random (and mostly unhappy) circumstances, Clay Jannon seeks employment at Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore in San Francisco, California. Inside this unusual bookstore, bookcases stretch deep into the dark - vertically - stories over your head.  After a short time working...

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Simon Mayo
Tara
3

Itchingham Lofte is the kind of guy who accidentally blows off his eyebrows in an experiment gone awry and would put it all on the line to save your life, and he is only fourteen years old. With the help of his cousin Jacqueline and his sister, this gutsy trio must learn which adults to trust...

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Amy Tintera
Kristi
4

17 year old Wren died five years ago, but came back to life after 178 minutes, because of a viral disease that only affects certain people for unknown reasons. Now, she is a imprisoned reboot, used by the government to capture criminals and do other nasty jobs. Reboots come back less human with...

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Haruki Murakami
Porscha
3

This book has grown on me the longer it has been since I read it. Being a Murakami reader, to me it seems like he delved into his more fantastic side. Whereas his other stories seem to border on the unreal, this book seems like he let himself indulge in the magical side of magical-realism....

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John Scalzi
KateM
4

I feel like it was inevitable that I would read Redshirts from the day I was born. I’m fairly certain my love for Star Trek was encoded in my genes, passed down on my father’s side of the family, though my mother became a Trekkie convert later in life. In Star Trek the joke goes: “Kirk, Spock,...

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Jeff VanderMeer
Becker
4

Four women are on the twelfth expedition to Area X, which has been cut off from the world for years. Previous expeditions have all ended badly, if the people returned at all. Annihilation is the journal of the biologist for this expedition (she joins a psychologist, a surveyor, and an...

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Pierce Brown
Emily
3

Darrow is a Red, a pioneer of Mars, helping mine the planet for the precious helium-3 which will help terraform the world so it can be habitable by fragile Earthlings. His family and friends have been working the mines, risking life and limb for generations to achieve this noble goal, only...

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Timothy Zahn
Charles
2

Heir to the Empire is an installment in the series of the mega-popular Stars Wars franchise.  If you don’t know what that franchise is, then don’t read this book because you need to know about what has happened in the previous installments to understand this one.  If you do...

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Kelly Sue DeConnick
Becker
4

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of the...

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Adam Rex
Cori Jackamore
3

Smek Day is a fun romp through some outrageous adventures that even a non-sci-fi fan like me can enjoy. When Gratuity “Tip” Tucci is assigned to write about Smek Day for a National Time Capsule contest, she tells us about the alien Boov abducting her mother on Christmas Eve, her unlikely...

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Jason Aaron
Thane
5

Jason Aaron is a great writer. His modern crime Native American series Scalped is a graphic novel noir masterpiece. That series made him famous in the comic book world and resulted in Aaron taking on a lot of high-profile writing work at Marvel Comics.

Unfortunately, none of Aaron's...

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David Eagleman
Em
4

In Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, Eagleman explores various possibilities for life after death in short pieces that are at once philosophically and scientifically complex and beautifully poetic. These forty pieces were somehow both stimulating and strangely comforting, not to...

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John Scalzi
Colleen
4

Fans of both Star Trek and Galaxy Quest will enjoy this homage to 60s sci fi tv shows. The story revolves around Ensign Dahl, newly assigned to the starship Intrepid, who notices that all the low-ranking officers never come back from away missions. Is it bad luck? Or something more...

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Paul Pope
Melody
4

Acropolis, a city plagued by monsters, has lost it’s last living hero, Haggard West. Battling Boy is a thirteen year old demigod sent to Acropolis to prove himself. Acropolis is eager for a new hero, but Battling Boy may not be up to the challenge. Luckily, Haggard West is survived by his...

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Brian K. Vaughan
Colleen
4

Adding to the beautiful weirdness that was Saga Volume 1, we catch up with our struggling young family of Marko, Alana and Hazel as they try to escape a galaxy-wide war. They must dodge freelance assassins, in-laws, exes, and a strange mutant baby the size of a planet. All of this is depicted in...

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Andy Weir
Becker
5

This fast-paced, high tension debut novel had me breathless at times, laughing at others. Astronaut  (and mechanical engineer, and botanist) Mark Watney has been abandoned on Mars after a scrubbed mission, presumed dead. He has some supplies, shelter, some food. But not enough of any of it...

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Margaret Atwood
Jennifer
5

What can I say? I love Margaret Atwood. It's been some time (2003) since Oryx and Crake, the first book in this trilogy, was released. I must say I was a bit fuzzy on all of the details of the first two books, which led to some...

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Kiersten White
Colleen
3

A good, fast read, especially for the 15 and up crowd. Two young girls are sent to a boarding school because they have psychic gifts, and realize too late that they are trapped. Annie is blind and vulnerable and her younger sister Fia will do anything she can--even kill--to protect her. The book...

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Meg Rosoff
Jennifer
4

A vague, yet moving apocalyptic tale set in not-too-distant-future England. Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from New York to England to live with her aunt and four cousins. There are brief mentionings that all is not right with the world,  but Daisy seems to have an initially awkward,...

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Adams, Douglas
Adelina
5

I love "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", the entire series. I love Douglas Adams' quirky British absurdist humor. 

On that note, I loved this radio play of "Life, the Universe and Everything." This is the third book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. The radio...

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Robert A. (Robert Anson) Heinlein
Adelina
5

Highly, highly recommend.

"Citizen of the Galaxy" is a coming of age Science Fiction adventure across the galaxy.

Thorby is first introduced to us standing on the slavery selling block on the planet Jubbal. We follow Thorby from being a young, defiant mistreated slave boy to his...

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Amie Kaufman
Angelita
3

After finishing this book, I realized that this was a part of a series. It's the first of trilogy, second book should be published in late 2014 and the third in 2015. So this is a good place to start. 

This is a science fiction/fantasy novel that might appeal a little more the girls...

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Paolo Bacigalupi
Jennifer
3

It's a book about zombies...I mean, it's a book about factory farming...I mean...

This book is an unusual combination of topics, but the story is pretty enjoyable, if you like books about kids fending off packs of zombies. Bacigalupi's other books are probably better known, and in my...