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Science Fiction

  At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.         Aliens who know how human beings think, how to kill us, and what things we live and die for, have left solitude as the only way to survive for Cassie. Creatures who look, move, and talk like humans roam the Earth and kill everything in their path--she can trust no one. However, when Cassie meets the  Evan Walker, she may have to take a chance on companionship once again. She has little choice.     Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.             Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.             An account of the attempt, through a hair-raising twenty-four hours on a remote jungle island, to avert a global emergency--a crisis triggered by today's rush to commercialize genetic engineering.           After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future in this ... thriller with a dual narrative           When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.  

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

  Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a post-apocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.

In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based biot that can stop them.

After being exiled from the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria tries to survive in the outer wasteland filled with cannibals and violent energy storms. When she meets an Outsider named Perry, he becomes her only hope for survival -- if they can learn to work together.      Soon after seventeen-year-old Miranda awakens with no memory, she discovers that she can release a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her except Peter, who tells her she is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens.      

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller, living in a world in which the Bill of Rights has been revoked, is able to keep a low profile until her mother is arrested for noncompliance and she realizes the officer responsible is her first love, Chase Jennings.

      June, a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles, and Day, born into the slums, are brought together when June's brother is murdered, and Day becomes the prime suspect. June seeks to avenge Metias' death, but she soon uncovers the truth about his country and the lengths it will go to keep its secrets.
  Tory Brennan goes to live with her dad, a marine biologist whom Tory has never known. Tory tries to adjust to her new life by making friends with a group of kids who are also science geeks. When the friends rescue a stray  pup from a top-secret lab, they are exposed to a rare canine parvovirus that alters their DNA.        Sometime in an undetermined future, Em languishes in her cell, captive of a sadistic madman who calls himself a doctor. Taped inside the drain of her toilet is a list of instructions for building a time machine that could destroy all reality--a time machine she has had to use to go back in the past and attempt different ways to undo it.      After sixteen-year-old Nick Dunmore receives a mysterious computer game called Erebos, he is quickly drawn into its virtual world. When it becomes clear to Nick that the game has a deadly agenda as it watches and manipulates the lives of the players, he sets out on a dangerous mission but soon realizes that reality and the virtual world are getting dangerously blurred.   An allegory exploring the dangers of life in a strictly totalitarian society governed by Big Brother and the Thought Police. As an employee at the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith is constantly confronted with lies invented by the government to perpetuate its own power. Smith joins a rebel group  dedicated to destroying the Party and freeing everyone under its control.     In the distant future, women are property to be sold, owned, and bred just enough to keep their numbers under control. Only in the wilderness can women be free. It is there that Aya lives until the day the Trackers hunt and capture her. Aya tries to escape before she is auctioned off.           Pursued by a power-hungry mayor and a crazed minister, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and warning the townspeople about the approaching army.         Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run "rehabilitation camp" for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.     Teens Shay, Marco, Lexi, and Ryan, quarantined in a shopping mall when a biological bomb goes off in an air duct, learn that in an emergency people change, and not always for the better, as many become sick and supplies run low.       Huxley's story shows a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability. An ominous warning to the world's population, this literary classic is a must-read.    
  In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any faction.     Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet three hundred years in the future, but her frozen slumber abruptly ends when someone on board the ship tries to murder her.           Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population.    

After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.

     

Michael Vey, a fourteen-year old who has Tourette's syndrome and special electric powers, finds there are others like him, and must rely on his powers to save himself and the others from a diabolical group seeking to control them

  Advances in medicine have created brain implants that eradicate learning disabilities, control prosthetic limbs, and minimize neurological disorders in thousands of humans like Owen Gray, whose "amp" controls his seizures, but when the Supreme Court rules that "amplified" humans are not protected by the same basic laws society begins to unravel.       Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.       When an artificial intelligence begins taking over electronics and software systems around the globe, it begins the inevitable countdown to humanity's war with robots the world over.             In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.         H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance.  The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its themes of interplanetary imperialism, technological holocaust and chaos, is central to the career of H.G. Wells.        In a near-future world where everyone is controlled by their smartphones, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn suddenly begins listening to the voice within--which kids are taught to ignore--and discovers a terrible plot at the heart of the corporation that makes the devices.     FBI agent Brad Wolgast vows to protect six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte after a government military experiment she was involved in goes bad, unleashing a toxic virus that turns humans into bloodthirsty monsters.         In the not-too-distant future, when bio-technological 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.       Darrow, a Red, which is the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future, joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy after witnessing the execution of his wife.     After a secret Chinese military project in the 1960s successfully makes contact with a distant alien race, humanity divides into conflicting factions who disagree over whether to welcome the aliens to earth, or prepare to ward off an invasion.    
  In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.    

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong.

Kayla and Mishalla, two genetically engineered non-human slaves (GENs), fall in love with higher-status boys, discover deep secrets about the creation of GENs, and in the process find out what it means to be human.


Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she fall