The downside to cloning
A future society after a natural apocalypse
Mysterious virus kills millions
It's the end of the world as we know it.
Alien spaceship lands in Utah
Captain Marion comes to Earth armed with a code of conduct.
Award winning author churns out one that lacks passion
I expect more from a Carnegie/Newbery winner.
Popular sci fi novel hits the big screen in November
Read the book before heading to theaters.
IVF makes superheroes possible
Forget magic; IVF blends fantasy with reality in today's superhero tales.
The Sterkarm Handshake
The Time Tube allows people from the 21st century to travel to the 16th.
The Icarus Project
Does scientific inquiry trump human rights?
The Shapeshifter Series
A boy who can turn into a fox,
The Silver Sequence
The first in a fantastical science fiction series.
The Prince Who Fell from the Sky
Planet of the Wolves?
Running Out of Time
Jessie is the 13 year old daughter of a village midwife.
A Hero for WondLa
Mother Earth rescues Eva Nine in her next adventure.
The Pendragon Series
A poorly written popular series.
The first book in a science fiction trilogy from a beloved children's author.
Two Books from The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series
A space sci-fi series.
The Mortal Engines Quartet
A futuristic sci-fi series in which technology plays a major role.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
A gentle story highlighting the love of a mother for her children.
Alex Rider Series
Alex Rider, with all its weaknesses, is better than I thought.
Maximum Ride Series
In spite of my mild scorn, I have enjoyed this series.
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