To boldly go where no man, or woman, has gone before...
Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Just before the Earth is demolished, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect.
Adlington, L. J. The Diary of Pelly D
When Toni V, a construction worker on a futuristic colony, finds the diary of a teenage girl whose life has been turned upside-down by holocaust-like events, he begins to question his own beliefs.
Anderson, Kevin. Hopscotch
A pure adrenaline thriller of hijacked identities, elusive motives, and deeply buried secrets.
Anderson, M.T. Feed
In a future where most people have brain implants to control their environment, Titus meets a girl whose questions about the implant lead her to serious trouble.
Asimov, I. Foundation
Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
Asimov, I. I, Robot
A collection of nine English language science fiction short stories that share a theme of the interaction of humans, robots and morality, and when combined they tell a larger story of Asimov's fictional history of robotics.
Bear, Greg. Darwin's Children
A chilling portrait of humankind on the threshold of a radical leap in evolution; one that would alter our species forever.
Boulle, Paul. Planet of the Apes
In the not-too-distant future, three astronauts land on what appears to be a planet just like Earth and soon discover the terrifying truth: On this world humans are savage beasts, and apes rule as their civilized masters.
Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles
A journey to a strange, breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's game
After a devastating alien invasion, Ender Wiggin is taught how to play a virtual war game that will prepare him for war with the aliens. But is the game really a game? First in a series.
Clarke, Arthur. 2001: a space odyssey
the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves....
Clements, Andrew. Things Not Seen
When 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.
Colfer, Eoin. The Supernaturalist
In futuristic Satellite City, 14-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.
DuPrau, Jeanne. City of Ember
In the year 241, 12-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. First in the trilogy.
Farmer, Nancy. The eye, the ear, and the arm
In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.
Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Gaiman, Neil. Interworld
At nearly 15 years of age, Joey Harker learns that he is a Walker, able to travel between dimensions, and soon joins a team of different versions of himself, each from another dimension, to fight the evil forces striving to conquer all the worlds.
Haddix, Margaret. Among the Hidden
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong. First in the series.
Halam, Ann. Dr. Franklin's Island
When their plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean, three science students are stranded on a tropical island and imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving animal genes.
Halam, Ann. Taylor Five
14-year-old Taylor is still dealing with the fact that she is a clone produced by the same company that funds the Orangutan Reserve which is her home on the island of Borneo, when the Reserve is attacked and she flees with her younger brother and Uncle, the Reserve's mascot.
Hautman, Pete. Rash
In 2076 in the United Safer States of America, verbal abuse and dangerous activities are against the law. When Bo's anger lands him in prison, an artificial intelligence science project may help him escape.
Heinlein, Robert. Citizen of the galaxy
A youth who has known only the primitive life of a galaxy slave is purchased by a beggar who turns out to be a man with many extracurricular activities.
Herbert, Frank. Dune
Paul Atreides moves with his family to the planet Dune and is forced into exile when his father's government is overthrown.
Hoffman, Mary. Stravaganza: City of masks
While sick in bed with cancer, Lucien begins making journeys to a place in a parallel world that resembles Venice, Italy, and he becomes caught up in the political intrigues surrounding the Duchessa who rules the city.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World
The story of a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability.
Lawrence, Louise. Dream Weaver
Using her psychic talents, an apprentice dream-weaver learns that human colonists aboard a spaceship plan to settle on her peaceful planet.
L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Lowry, Lois. The Giver
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
MacHale, D. Pendragon: The Merchant of Death
14-year-old Bobby Pendragon is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.
Mackel, Kathy. Alien in a Bottle
With the help of a star-gazing classmate and an unusual assortment of aliens from outer space, teenager Sean Winger tries to find a way to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream of becoming a glass blower.
Michaels, Rune. Genesis Alpha
When 13-year-old Josh's beloved older brother, Max, is arrested for murder, the victim's sister leads Josh to evidence of Max's guilt--and her own--hidden in their favorite online role-playing game and Josh, who was conceived to save Max's life years earlier, must consider whether he shares that guilt.
Nix, Garth. Shade's Children
In a future where everyone over 14 is taken apart and added onto one of the war machines that stalk the planet, young Gold-Eye finds help from Shade, an all-too-human hologram who may have a hidden agenda.
Orwell, George. 1984
Winston Smith, the hero with no heroic qualities, lives in a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote.
Paulsen, G. The Transall Saga
While backpacking in the desert, 13-year-old Mark falls into a tube of blue light and is transported into a more primitive world, where he must use his knowledge and skills to survive.
Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Life As We Knew It
After a meteor hits the Moon, Miranda and her family struggle to survive as Earth is hit with earthquakes, tsunamis, and new volcanoes.
Philbrick, Rodman. The Last Book of the Universe
After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.
Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. First in the Trilogy.
Reeve, Philip. Mortal Engines
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a 15-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
Skurzynski, Gloria. The Clones
Having won the Virtual War for the Western Hemisphere Federation, 15-year-old Corgan finds himself raising a clone of the young mutant genius who helped him win before dying.
Skurzynski, Gloria. The Virtual War
In a future world where global contamination has necessitated limited human contact, three young people with unique genetically engineered abilities are teamed up to wage a war in virtual reality.
Sleator, William. The Boxes
When she opens two strange boxes left in her care by her mysterious uncle, 15-year-old Annie discovers a swarm of telepathic creatures and unleashes a power capable of slowing down time.
Sleator, William. Interstellar Pig
Barney's boring seaside vacation suddenly becomes more interesting when the cottage next door is occupied by three exotic neighbors who are addicted to a game they call "Interstellar Pig."
Sutherland, Tui. So This is How it Ends
During an earthquake in the year 2012 five teens are transported seventy-five years into the future, where the end of the world is imminent, and are drawn together by a mysterious force.
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Valentine, James. JumpMan
Theo knows the Rule, just as every kid from the year fifteen billion and seventy-three does: When using your TimeMaster JumpMan for routine time travel, DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING.
Van Velde, Vivian. Heir Apparent
While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, fourteen-year-old Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or be damaged herself.
Vizzini, Ned. Be More Chill
Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.
Wells, H. G. The Time Machine
When the intrepid Time Traveller finds himself in the year 802,701, he encounters a seemingly utopian society of evolved human beings but then unearths the dark secret that sets mankind on course toward its inevitable destruction.
Werlin, Nancy. Double Helix
18-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.
Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies
In a future where everyone gets plastic surgery at age 16, Tally is disturbed by her new friend's belief that there is a better society where no one gets the surgery. First in a trilogy.
Updated February 2008