Science Fiction


Teen romance turns science fiction thriller

Jennifer Minicus | 05 September 2014
Anna isn't who she thinks she is.

The downside to cloning

Tim Golden | 04 August 2014
A future society after a natural apocalypse

Mysterious virus kills millions

Jennifer Minicus | 17 March 2014
It's the end of the world as we know it.

Alien spaceship lands in Utah

Jennifer Minicus | 03 March 2014
Captain Marion comes to Earth armed with a code of conduct.

Award winning author churns out one that lacks passion

Jane Fagan | 14 February 2014
I expect more from a Carnegie/Newbery winner.

Popular sci fi novel hits the big screen in November

Jennifer Minicus | 27 September 2013
Read the book before heading to theaters.

IVF makes superheroes possible

Clare Cannon | 16 July 2013
Forget magic; IVF blends fantasy with reality in today's superhero tales.

The Sterkarm Handshake

Tim Golden | 20 January 2013
The Time Tube allows people from the 21st century to travel to the 16th.

The Icarus Project

Jennifer Minicus | 20 November 2012
Does scientific inquiry trump human rights?

The Shapeshifter Series

Tim Golden | 06 October 2012
A boy who can turn into a fox,

The Silver Sequence

Tim Golden | 29 September 2012
The first in a fantastical science fiction series.

The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

Jennifer Minicus | 16 August 2012
Planet of the Wolves?

Running Out of Time

Tim Golden | 31 July 2012
Jessie is the 13 year old daughter of a village midwife.

A Hero for WondLa

Jennifer Minicus | 03 July 2012
Mother Earth rescues Eva Nine in her next adventure.

The Pendragon Series

Tim Golden | 18 June 2012
A poorly written popular series.

Cosmic Trilogy

Tim Golden | 19 May 2012
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

Tim Golden | 17 April 2012
A space sci-fi series.

The Mortal Engines Quartet

Tim Golden | 05 April 2012
A futuristic sci-fi series in which technology plays a major role.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Tim Golden | 27 February 2012
A gentle story highlighting the love of a mother for her children.

Alex Rider Series

Maryana Garcia | 13 February 2012
Alex Rider, with all its weaknesses, is better than I thought.

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