Science Fiction

Sky Inside

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By Dunkle, Clare B.

Every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. Every spring the residents of his town take down the snow they've stuck to their windows and put up flowers. Every morning his family gathers around their television and votes, like everyone else. It's business as usual under the protective dome of suburb HM1. And it's all about to come crashing down, because a stranger has come to take away all the little children.


City of Ember

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By DePrau, Jeanne

It is always night in the city of Ember. But there is no moon, no stars. The only light during the regular twelve hours of "day" comes from flood-lamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets of the city. Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, which no one has ever explored because an understanding of fire and electricity has been lost, and with it the idea of a Moveable Light. But now there are more and more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for long minutes. What will happen when the generator finally fails?


Maze Runner

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By Dashner, James

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. (sequels: Scorch Trials, Death Cure)


Things Not Seen

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By Clements, Andrew

Bobby Phillips wakes up and can’t see himself in the mirror. Not blind, not dreaming—Bobby is just plain invisible. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to Bobby’s new condition. That  means no school, no friends, no life. He’s a missing person. He has to find out how to be seen again—before it’s too late.


This Side of Paradise

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By Layne, StephenHigh school junior Jack is happy running with his 72-year-old motorcycle-riding, roughhousing grandmother. He is less at ease with his demanding "corporate giant" father, Chip, for whom only the best will do. Mom has been drinking too much lately and his ninth-grade brother Troy is a wrestler who is "handsomer than all get-out." Trouble begins when Dad announces he is moving the family to Paradise, a company town built by his boss, the mysterious Adam Eden. The boys are surprised that Mom is not there to make the move, but that's only one of the mysteries.



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By Horowitz, AnthonyAfter the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6. Also check its sequel Point Blank Cover image


Double Identity

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By Haddix, Margaret PetersonThirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.


Dr. Franklin's Island

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By Halam, AnnWhen their plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean, three science students are left stranded on a tropical island and then imprisoned by a doctor who is performing horrifying experiments on humans involving the transfer of animal genes.


House of the Scorpion

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By Farmer, Nancy

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.


Black Projects, White Knights: The Company Dossiers

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By Baker, KageThis excellent collection brings together 14 of Baker's short stories about "The Company." Select humans have been plucked from various times and turned into enhanced, immortal, time-traveling cyborgs, programmed to do the shadowy bidding of the profit-loving Company.


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