Androids at Warp Speed

Great science fiction for teens.

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pearson, Mary E.
Call Number:
HS F Pearson
Description:

In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.

Avalon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Arnett, Mindee
Call Number:
YP F Arnett
Description:

Seventeen-year-old Jeth Seagrave, the leader of a ragtag team of teenage mercenaries, skirts the line between honor and the law in an attempt to win freedom for his sister and himself in the form of their parents' old spaceship, Avalon.

Coda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Trevayne, Emma
Call Number:
HS F/F Trevayne
Description:

Anthem, playing with an illegal underground rock band, is sought after by the Corporation, who plan to turn his songs into addictive, mind-altering music tracks, and soon Anthem learns defying them comes at a deadly price.

The Darkest Minds
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bracken, Alexandra
Call Number:
YP F Bracken
Description:

Ruby escapes a rehabilitation camp for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that killed most American children.

Defy the Stars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gray, Claudia
Call Number:
YP F Gray
Description:

Teenaged soldier Noemi and an enemy robot, Abel, who is programmed to obey her commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save her home planet, Earth colony Genesis.

Dune
Artist/Author/Cast:
Herbert, Frank
Call Number:
HS F/F Herbert
Description:

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, this is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib, avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, and bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

Empress of a Thousand Skies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Belleza, Rhoda
Call Number:
YP F Belleza
Description:

Determined to reclaim her crown from a corrupt government and exact revenge for the deaths of her parents, Crown Princess Rhiannon narrowly escapes an assassination attempt and finds herself on the run in outer space alongside a refugee pilot who has been framed for the attack.

Ender's Game
Artist/Author/Cast:
Card, Orson Scott
Call Number:
HS F/F Card
Description:

Ender Wiggin and his fellow students at Battle School are being tested and trained to determine whether they possess the abilities to save the world -- if the world survives an all-out war with an alien enemy.

The Giver
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lowry, Lois
Call Number:
JF/YP F/HS F Lowry
Description:

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adams, Douglas
Call Number:
HS F/F Adams
Description:

Escaping Earth seconds before it’s demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur embarks on an off-beat journey with unusual companions.

Internment
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ahmed, Samira
Call Number:
HS F Ahmed
Description:

A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence.

Landscape with Invisible Hand
Artist/Author/Cast:
Anderson, M. T.
Call Number:
HS F Anderson
Description:

When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology from the vuvv, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine. Adam and his girlfriend Chloe are forced to get creative. Since the vuvv love anything of "classic" Earth culture they begin recording 1950s-style dates which the vuvv watch in a pay-per-minute format. As the money rolls in, how far will Adam be willing to go to give the vuvv what they want?

Last Pick
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walz, Jason
Call Number:
GN YP F Walz
Description:

In a world where aliens have taken over Earth, abducted every human they deemed useful, and abandoned the rest, twins Sam and Wyatt struggle to start a revolution of the unwanteds.

Little Brother
Artist/Author/Cast:
Doctorow, Cory
Call Number:
HS F/F Doctorow
Description:

Computer hacker Marcus spends most of his time outwitting school surveillance, until the day that San Francisco is bombed by terrorists -- and he and his friends are arrested and brutally interrogated for days. When they release Marcus, the authorities threaten to come for him again if he breathes a word about his ordeal; meanwhile, America has become a police state where everyone is suspect. For Marcus, the only option left is to take down the power-crazed Department of Homeland Security with an underground online revolution.

The Marrow Thieves
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dimaline, Cherie
Call Number:
YP F Dimaline
Description:

In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's Indigenous people, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow, and dreams, means death for the unwilling donors.

The Martian
Artist/Author/Cast:
Weir, Andy
Call Number:
HS F Weir
Description:

Stranded on Mars by a duststorm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reynolds, Jason; Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Call Number:
HS F Reynolds
Description:

After a misunderstanding leads him to be suspended from school, Miles Morales feels conflicted about his identity as the new Spider-Man, but when his scholarship is threatened, he uncovers a plot that puts his friends and neighborhood at risk.

Nemesis
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reichs, Brendan
Call Number:
YP F Reichs
Description:

As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.

Railhead
Artist/Author/Cast:
Reeve, Philip
Call Number:
YP F Reeve
Description:

In a world of drones and androids Zen Starling is a human thief, but mostly he just likes to ride the Interstellar Express, the sentient trains that travel through the K gates from planet to planet, something only the Guardians understand--but now the mysterious Raven wants him to steal the Pyxis, an object that could either open up a new gate, challenging the Guardians, or put the entire gate system, and the universe itself in danger.

Renegades
Artist/Author/Cast:
Meyer, Marissa
Call Number:
YP F Meyer
Description:

In a ruined world where humans with extraordinary abilities have become the world's champions of justice, a vengeance-seeking girl and a justice-seeking boy team up against a villain who has the power to destroy everything they have worked to protect.

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