Science Fiction for High School Readers

Posted on March 31, 2021

by Stefani H

Science Fiction is one of my favorite genres! It allows people to explore the present through the lens of a fictitious future.   These novels offer teens hope, introspection, and absorbing reads. A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need help with your card or PIN? Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?

Cover of Binti


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Binti is the first of the Himba to attend Oomza University – one of the best in the galaxy. On the way, an accident occurs that changes her life. See what happens as Binti leaves everything she knows, in a world where nothing is quite as it seems.

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In the future, human brains are hardwired with electronic implants that serve as sources of education, entertainment, and shopping. When partying on the Moon, Titus and his friends experience malfunction with their feeds. While recuperating Titus gets to know Violet, and his world will never be the same.

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Gunslinger Girl


A talented gunslinger, Serendipity is offered a life of fame and fortune. But is the price of freedom too high?

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War Girls


Onyii and Ify are sisters who live in a world that has only known war, natural disasters, and suffering. Only a privileged few have escaped the earth. Will the sisters’ dreams help them climb, or make life worse?

Cover of Nyxia



In search of a better life, Emitt Atwater accepts a contract that gets him out of Detroit and off Planet Earth. But when he leaves Earth to start mining, he learns that his ship is full of secrets. In fact, Emitt has entered a competition that will shake him to his very core.

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In the future, medicine is so good that humans do not die naturally. This is where “Scythes” come in. They decide when and how people will die. Citra and Rowan are both invited to be apprentices, and they learn more than they bargained for – including that one of them will die.

Cover of Matched


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Cassia lives in a world dominated by order and expectations. When she turns 17, her screen at the Matching ceremony shows her best friend Xander’s face. But it also briefly shows her neighbor Ky’s face. This leads Cassia to start asking questions about everything she’s ever believed.

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The Genius Plague


Paul is a mycologist who studies fungi in the Amazon basin. He discovers a mysterious plague which enhances communication and intelligence in its victims. Paul’s brother Neil watches the fungi spread with terrifying swiftness and thinks this is more invasion than symbiosis. See which brother is victorious.

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The Martian

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A storm hits the landing site of an expedition to Mars. In the chaos, Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Only, he isn’t dead. Follow along as Watney problem- solves while people on Earth try to get him home.

Cover of Cinder


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The fairy tale gets an update. As plague ravages the earth, the cyborg Cinder becomes infatuated with the lunar Prince Kai. Can she figure out how to uncover her past and save her people?

Cover of Illuminae


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Kady and Ezra just broke up, but that’s only the start of their troubles. They find themselves in the middle of a war between two mega-corporations, an invasion of their planet, and a ravaging plague. Will our protagonists survive and learn the truth behind their woes?

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The Marrow Thieves


In the future, only North America’s Indigenous People can dream, due to a difference in their bone marrow. Frenchie and his friends band together to avoid being harvested and defeat the marrow thieves.

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The 5th Wave

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Cassie has survived four rounds of the alien invasions so far. But this time, her brother is in trouble and she needs to save him. She is offered help, but in this post-invasion world, everyone is under suspicion. Will she make the right decision?

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The Black God’s Drums


In Civil War-era New Orleans, Creeper wants nothing more than to escape on an airship and build a new life. She discovers that a Haitian scientist has a weapon called the Black God’s Drums. Discover what happens to our protagonist in this beautifully atmospheric novel.

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The Fifth Season

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A planet with a single continent is continually experiencing tectonic disruption. One group of people can control the trembling earth, but they are feared for this power. This is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that explores a complex world.

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