Book Genre: Science Fiction

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Charlie Anders
Becker
4

Not just for fans of genre fiction, this mash up of science and magic will appeal to anyone who likes a well told story about choices and the fate of the world. Patricia and Laurence meet in middle school--both awkward in their own ways, Patricia connects with nature on a deep level, and...

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Johanna Sinisalo
Becker
4

If you like your dystopias to take a hard look at gender roles, this is the book for you. Sinisalo combines various science fiction and literary themes (identity, gender, bureaucracy) and puts her own spin on them in a strange version of Finland ruled by the Health Authority, where the...

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Sarah Vaughn
Angelita
3

The journey continues for Alex and Ada and Android Freedom Rights. They find others to who live similar lives to them, sentient robots in relationships with humans. Or sentient robots trying to pose as humans. It can get complicated since what they are doing is deemed illegal. Not to mention,...

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Sarah Vaughn
Angelita
3

The storyline was pretty much predictable, I was most definitely sucked in by the cover art. The story takes place in the future when people are using androids and robots to perform daily tasks, like driving and cooking. And in some cases, physical companionship. There was a massacre that...

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Erin Bow
Emily
4

The Children of Peace are the result of  a series of world wide wars that nearly wiped out humanity until an AI named Talis said "Hey, you humans need to cut this stuff out so here, I'll do it for you" and he blew up a few cities until humanity stopped and listened. What he proposed was...

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Cassandra Rose Clarke
Becker
4

A noir mystery combines with steampunk and science fiction elements to build an intriguing world populated with interesting characters. Our Lady of the Ice follows four denizens of Hope City, Antarctica--the domed city used to be built around tourism to the amusement park run by andriods, now...

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Lev AC Rosen
Becker
4

Noir mystery in a totally unique setting makes Depth better than your average private eye adventure. Simone Pierce inherited her detective agency from her father, and has been tracking down stolen goods and photographing cheating spouses all her life. She's doing this in a future, flooded, New...

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Benjamin Percy
Becker
4

Even if you're not all that familiar with the original Lewis and Clark journey, this postapocalyptic re-imagining of that saga will entertain you. The U.S. has been reduced to small bands of struggling survivors after nuclear attacks and a deadly flu. Lewis Merriweather and Mina Clark, living as...

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Laline Paull
Emily
3

Flora 717 is a sanitation drone, well she's supposed to be but she was born different- and in the hive it's a BAD thing to be born different. Luckily for Flora 717 she is noticed by Sister Sage who takes her under her wing and decides to see just what Flora 717 is capable of. I enjoyed this...

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Cullen Bunn
Becker
4

Just a girl and her...T-rex. Jess's dad is a scientist doing super secret work for the government involving time portals. She's there when he runs his first test--and a T-rex comes through the portal! While the dinosaur, who Jess eventually names Wrex, looks pretty scary, he imprints on Jess and...

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Becky Chambers
extra medium
5

Rosemary paid dearly for a new life on board Wayfarer, a ship that creates wormholes so people can travel quickly across galaxies. She finds herself aboard a ship of endearing misfits; a created family that is both suspicious and welcoming. While Rosemary's secrets seem to shadow all of her...

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Jo Walton
Becker
4

How do our choices define us? How does the world around us affect our choices and perceptions? Many people can point to a defining moment, but really don't know what their life may have been like had they made a different choice. Patricia Cowan, very old, succumbing to dementia, forgets many...

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Amie Kaufman
Angelita
4

First off, this book is the second book in the series. The first being These Broken StarsThe second book introduces two new main characters, Flynn and Jubilee. Don't worry, if you...

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Elizabeth Bear
Becker
4

I'll admit it--this was my first steampunk book. And I will certainly be reading more! Bear doesn't go into a ton of detail describing her world (an old west/mad scientist version of Seattle), but there is plenty of flavor to spark the reader's imagination. The real treasures here are Karen's...

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Neil Gaiman
lisab
5

This is latest of Neil Gaiman’s short stories and poems.  The stories read like folklore or fairy tales with a bit of a twist at the end and in some cases Gaiman took an old tale and updated it nicely.  A few of the stories I went back to reread the ending because they got me thinking...

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Veronica Roth
Angelita
4

I do like the reality that the author uses in the book, such as injuries sustained from the first book. And the hints of PTSD the main character suffers. It doesn't delve too deep into, but it's there and that is important to the story. There is also another reality, Tris is a 16 year old girl....

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S. E. Grove
lisab
4

What an interesting premise - a time disruption has caused the world to evolve into different eras and now Sophia, the niece of Shadrack a cartographer, has to save the world. And there are maps – lot’s of lovely different kinds of maps – water maps, glass maps, sand maps, ice maps all in...

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David Levithan
ShellyB
4

A is a human without a body, who switches to a different body every day, experiencing for that one day what it is like to be that person, living that life, engaging with that person's friends, family, and girlfriend or boyfriend.  With each new day A's goal is to disrupt the new body's life...

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Veronica Roth
Angelita
4

I would consider Divergent my first dystopian novel and I mostly chose to read it because of the movie. Darn those movie execs! What I did find out, is that I enjoyed the book very much.  I believe the character of Tris is well-developed. She seemed realistic to me because today's teen...

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James Tynion
Becker
3

A typical high school, including all students and faculty, is mysteriously transported to what looks to be an alien planet. Things are about to get very dangerous, and not only due to the strange beasts that are lurking about. Some teachers want more control of the situation, and will do...

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John Scalzi
Becker
4

A science fiction novel for mystery fans? A mystery novel for science fiction fans? How about just a great read with interesting characters, detailed and thoughtful world-buidling, and plenty of twists and turns? Millions of people have been affected by "lock in," the third stage of Haden's...

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Alan Gratz
Josh
4

  Alex is a normal twelve-year-old, only son to two devoted if slightly quirky parents. He hasn't a care in the world until a routine visit to a secret society with his parents leads to them being overpowered by a weird mind-controlling force. Alfie together with his trusty robot Mr....

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Emmi Itäranta
Becker
4

A book for fans of dystopias that are thoughtful and measured vs. action packed. Climate change has changed the world, and the Scandinavian Union is experiencing a water shortage and great restrictions from the ruling government of New Qian. We don't learn much about what's happening in the...

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M. C Planck
Emily
5

This book is awesome, SciFi hiding as fantasy or Fantasy pretending to be SciFi I couldn't tell but it really didn't matter! There were certainly some instances of suspension of disbelief but excellent payoff. Good characterization, decent pacing, good world building...

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Michael J. Sullivan
Becker
3

Ellis Rogers has built a time machine in his garage. When he gets a terminal diagnosis, there seem to be no more reasons not to take the risk and try it out. He intends to go 200 years into the future, but he ends up in the world more than 2,000 years later. The world has changed, no surprise...