Category Archives: Sci-Fi/Futuristic

Adult Books for Teens: “Mogworld”

Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw      For Jim, being dead has been kind of fun. After all, he’s gotten to go toward the light and has been sort of floating through his nonexistence quite nicely. Not that he didn’t have … Continue reading

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Teen Book Fest Author: Check out trailer for “Noggin”

“Listen—Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t. Now he’s alive again. Simple as that. “The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi: “Ship Breaker”

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi  In the aftermath of environmental apocalypse, in the world of ship breaking on the Gulf Coast, Nailer survives by pulling copper wire from grounded oil tankers. He, like everyone else he knows, is looking for … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “Jam”

Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw   “I woke up one morning to discover that the entire city had been covered in a three-foot layer of man-eating jam.” Croshaw begins his send-up of the future apocalypse with a distinctive strawberry flavor. The man-eating … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fiction Flow Chart

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! This cool “So You Loved The Hunger Games–What Should You Read Next?” flow chart was shared with me–and the link is to the Boston Public library, but they got it from the … Continue reading

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Movie Tie-In: Ender’s Game (Twentieth Anniversary Edition audiobook)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Twentieth Anniversary Edition Audiobook) Ender Wiggins is a rare genius who may save the world from alien ‘buggers’ if he can prove himself in Battle School, and rise to the top command post. Of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Books into Movies

When we think of summer reading, we think of books we choose because we like them—books for fun. In the past I’ve read long lists of YA books over the summer and have encouraged you to read some of them … Continue reading

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Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace, Book Three

Just a quick note on Death Sentence: Book Three of Escape from Furnace. I read it. It still has the appeal of the first two books, but it does have that middle of the series lag, at least at the … Continue reading

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“Ashes”

   Ashes by Ilsa Bick (first in a trilogy) Alex, seventeen and traveling alone in the Michigan wilderness, is on a mission to bid her goodbyes to the world. She has a brain tumor that appears unstoppable, even with experimental … Continue reading

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Solitary: Escape from Furnace, book two

Solitary: Book Two of the Escape from Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith Just a quick heads up on this series. I reviewed the first book, Lockdown here. I thought it was great entertainment and a perfect choice for guys … Continue reading

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