Book Genre: Science Fiction

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Samantha Shannon
Beckyr
3

Bone Season brings to life a scary world in which gifted people are persecuted and the world is governed by a syndicate. This is the first of a projected series and got a lot of pre-publication publicity. I found it hard to follow. The premise sounds good and the main character, Paige, is...

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Bec McMaster
seanamo
3

In this second volume of McMaster's London Steampunk series, we follow the Beast, Will Carver, a dangerous and solitary werewolf, and Lena Todd, a master clockworker and the younger sister of Will's boss' wife (Blade and Honoria from Kiss of Steel).

Because the verwulfen curse is a virus...

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Marissa Meyer
DawnM
5

The second of the Lunar chronicles series, this is a futuristic story for teens and adults that are inspired by fairy tales (this one is Little Red Riding Hood) but with a Cyborg and Sci-fi twist that is sure to please. There is a hint of romance in the story line but the strong...

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Susan Waggoner
Hope
3

In the year 2218, Zee is a teenage empathy interning at a hospital in London.  Working alongside medical staff, she provides clear mental images and brings calm and peace to those in pain. While she prides herself in remaining detached from excess emotions (she can’t read books that may...

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Eoin Colfer
Hope
3

In a futuristic city, Cosmo Hill was abandoned at birth and spent his entire life at the Clarisa Fayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. This orphanage is terrifying- children aren’t allowed to talk to one another and spend the vast majority of the day having products tested on them from...

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Marissa Meyer
Joan
4

Cinder is cyborg who is a skilled mechanic in New Beijing. She lives with her cruel stepmother and step sisters. This book loosely follows a Cinderella story. Of course there is a prince who by chance happens to become quite friendly with Cinder not knowing she is a cyborg. New Beijing and the...

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Alastair Reynolds
Brett
4

Just so you know where I stand as a reviewer: if you start off your book with a deadly "razor storm" bearing down on archaeologists at a dig site on an alien planet, I'll probably follow your story wherever it goes from there. I just can’t get enough of that stuff. Now that I've made this...

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Greg Rucka
Becker
4

I've been following Rucka's work (Gotham Central, Queen and Country, runs on Wonder Woman and Batwoman) for quite some time now, and was excited to see the start of a new series with what looked to be another strong, complex female lead. The first volume of Lazarus did not disappoint, with an...

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Ryan Winfield
lisab
3

The time is 900 years in a post-apocalyptic future and humanity lives underground. At 15 they are assigned their life jobs and at 35 they are retired to “Eden”.  Aubrey Van Houten, the main character, is assigned to work with the Foundation or Park Service.  A train crash strands him...

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Jeffrey Brown
DawnM
4

This fun book is more than your typical graphic novel.  It includes comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings depicting common events faced by any average middle-schooler but all this takes place in a galaxy far, far away..
Recommended to Star Wars...

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Clete Barrett Smith
April
3

David, otherwise known as “Scrub,” is understandably upset when his busy parents decide to send him to the “Middle of Nowhere” Washington to stay with his grandmother over the summer break.  Instead of staying in Florida and hanging out with his friends by the pool or shooting hoops, all...

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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis
Bobby
3

Most people know C.S. Lewis for his Chronicles of Narnia series or his writings about Christianity and the human condition.  Out of the Silent Planet is the first book of his Space Trilogy and one of his earliest published works.  It tells the...

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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis
Bobby
3

Most people know C.S. Lewis for his Chronicles of Narnia series or his writings about Christianity and the human condition.  Out of the Silent Planet is the first book of his Space Trilogy and one of his earliest published works.  It tells the...

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Veronica Roth
Georgia
4

In a dystopian Chicago, the inhabitants are split into five factions. All 16 year olds must make their choice of which faction they want to spend their lives. During her aptitude test, Beatrice’s results are mixed which makes her “Divergent.” She is told this can put her at danger so she must...

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Hope Larson
Bobby
4

L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time has always been a fascinating book to me.  Full of adventure, spacetime physics, and allegory, the story is rich, but I especially love how the characters, specifically Meg, learn that their weakness can be their biggest strengths.  In her graphic adaption,...

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Jeff Lemire
Thane
5

Gus is special. He is what is called a hybrid-- a half human, half animal boy. He has lived his whole life in the deep woods alone with his father. He has never laid eyes on another person. According to his father, the world outside of the woods is consumed with hellfire and full of sinners who...

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Brian K Vaughan
Thane
5

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples is a love story. It's about two star-crossed lovers struggling to raise their daughter in an uncertain world. Oh, and it takes place in space. And there's a giant intergalactic war going on. And there's giant spider bounty hunters, robot sex, living...

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Orson Scott Card
Dana F
4

I decided to read Ender's Game after seeing the BuzzFeed list "14 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen". Ender is just six years old when he is sent to a global...

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Gretchen McNeil
lcole
4

3:59 is the time it happens.  Every day at 3:59 a.m. and again at 3:59 p.m. Josie gets a glimpse into Jo’s world.  Josie and Jo live in parallel universes.  In many ways their lives are the same.  They look identical.  They live in the same town, go to the same school...

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Liesel Schwarz
L.F.
3

A Conspiracy of Alchemists, the debut novel for author Liesel Schwarz, won the British Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best debut novel for 2013.  Set in the Belle Époque, the novel is a genre defying blend of steampunk, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. 
Schwarz...

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Alaya Dawn Johnson
CarolE
5

Far in the future is a dystopian world that the women run, but a prince is allowed a few months to feel power. Elected in the spring, winter sees the queen slitting their throat.  Enki is elected in a surprising move from a class of residents of Palmeres Ter that is in the...

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Kevin J. Anderson
Manon
4

If you like H.G. Wells, you will enjoy Kevin J. Anderson's book The Martian War.  Real and fictional characters come together in the novel to create an enthralling, exciting adventure.  Percival Lowell, a man obsessed with Mars and the race he believes inhabits it,...

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Hisae Iwaoka
Hope H
1

One of the best things about stories set in space is the feeling of limitless possibility and discovery. Unfortunately Hisae Iwaoka's Saturn Apartments takes that sense of possibility and discovery and turns it on its head, making what should be interesting dull and what is...

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Warren Ellis
Charlissa
3

Orbiter is a short and fantastical story about the mysterious return of the shuttle Venture. After Venture and its crew disappeared ten years ago, the world favored safety over curiosity and abandoned the idea of manned space flight. Now, the seemingly underemployed veterans of the space program...

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Jean Johnson
Emily
3

I don't read much scifi so I'm not sure how this ranks in the canon but I thought overall it was a very good story. Well written, interesting "science", unique protagonist. I like that Ia was so hardcore,... but she was a bit too-too, what with all of her "abilities"... I wish there had been a...