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Teens Read Classic Science Fiction

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Adams, Douglas Book - 1980 SF ADAMS DOUGLAS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 28 copies

Annotation:284 p. (Gr 9-12) Arthur Dent barely escapes the destruction of earth to make way for an intergalactic highway. Soon, Arthur and his friend Ford are traversing the galaxy causing mayhem and havoc in this hilarious story.

The Caves of Steel
The Caves of Steel By Asimov, Isaac Book - 1991 / SF ASIMOV ISAAC Available in some locations

Annotation:270 p (Gr 7-12) NYC police detective Elijah Bailey is ordered to the outer worlds to solve convoluted murder case. His assigned partner is a robot made to look like the murder victim.

The Stars My Destination
The Stars My Destination By Bester, Alfred Book - 1996 SF BESTER ALFRED Available in some locations

Annotation:258 p. (Grades 9-12) A man’s spaceship is attacked and he is left to die in space. He survives and seeks revenge against those responsible.

The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles By Bradbury, Ray Book - 1958 / CLASSIC BRADBUR RAY Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 33 copies

Annotation:222 p. (Gr 7-12) Escaping a dying earth, human beings attempt to make a life on the planet Mars. However, the Martians are already living there with rules and a way of living no human can understand.

Cordelia's Honor
Cordelia's Honor By Bujold, Lois McMaster Book - 1996 SF BUJOLD LOIS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:480 p. (Gr 7-12) Captain Cordelia Naismith is sent deep into an enemy star system to destroy an armada but falls victim to treachery and must make an alliance with her chief opponent, Aral Vorkosigan, "The Butcher of Komarr."

Childhood's End
Childhood's End By Clarke, Arthur C. Book - 1953 / SF CLARKE ARTHUR Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:214 p. (Gr. 7 - 12) In the middle of global conflict, vast alien ships appear above earth’s major cities. The alien Overlords have arrived on earth promising peace and prosperity. Is this a new beginning or the end of humanity?

The Door Into Summer
The Door Into Summer By Heinlein, Robert A. Book - 1986 SF HEINLEI ROBERT Available in some locations

Annotation:291 p. (Gr 9-12) When engineer Dan Davis invents a robot that can do almost anything, his greedy fiancé tricks him into a thirty year suspended animation, where he discovers that he can travel back in time and get revenge.

Dune By Herbert, Frank Book - 1965 / CLASSIC HERBERT FRANK Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:412 p (Gr 9-12) “Spice” is the most important substance in the universe and the planet Arrakis is the only source. Paul Atreides and his family have been put in charge of the planet. Will this lead to power or their downfall?

The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven By Le Guin, Ursula K. Book - 1971 SF LEGUIN URSULA Available in some locations

Annotation:184 p (Gr 9-12) A young man has dreams of world that seems slightly different than his own. When he wakes, everything he has dreamed has come true, revealing an extraordinary power.

The Ship Who Sang
The Ship Who Sang By McCaffrey, Anne Book - 1970 SF MCCAFFR ANNE Available in some locations

Annotation:248 p (Gr 7-12) A terribly crippled woman is offered a second chance at life, as a space ship.

Children of the Atom
Children of the Atom By Shiras, Wilmar H. Book - 1953 SF SHIRAS WILMAR Available in some locations

Annotation:216 p. (Gr 9-12) A psychologist finds that children born after a local nuclear accident are super geniuses. He founds a school for the "gifted" kids- but is the world ready to accept them? Said to be the inspiration for the X-Men comic.

Interstellar Pig
Interstellar Pig By Sleator, William Book - 1984 J/ FICTION SLEATOR WILLIAM Available in some locations

Annotation:197 p. (Gr 7-9) What begins as a boring summer for Barney at his family's rented beach house ends up as an addiction to a life and death board game.

More Than Human
More Than Human By Sturgeon, Theodore Book - 1953 SF STURGEON THEODOR Available in some locations

Annotation:233 p. (Gr 9-12) A group of gifted social outcasts band together to survive only to discover that their combined abilities make them superhuman.

The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds By Wells, H. G. Book SF WELLS H. Available in some locations

Annotation:190 p. (Gr 7-12) Earth is invaded by an interplanetary force that is bent on the destruction of humanity. The aliens are incredibly powerful and seemingly invincible. Is this the end?

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