In honor of the upcoming Star Wars film, I’ve chosen to highlight science fiction titles this month. But don’t expect dystopian fiction on this list, just good old-fashioned scifi with aliens, fantastic tech, and science gone wrong.
Twinmaker by Sean Williams
When her best friend Libby misuses instant transportation technology to alter her appearance, seventeeen-year-old Clair is drawn into a shadowy world of conspiracies and cover-ups as she attempts to save Libby from the hidden consequences of her actions. The price of traditional “beauty” and popularity.
The 5th Wave by Richard Yancy
Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them. Read is before the movie!
Losers in Space by John Barnes
In 2029, hoping to bypass the exams and training that might lead to a comfortable life, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans. For those who like more science in their science fiction.
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates’ head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships. What to do when your friends move on but you can’t.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-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. For future-tech lovers.
You might also enjoy the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman and Feed by M.T. Anderson. And be sure to check out the science fiction display in Teen Room for more scifi titles.