First Posted: 9/26/2014

Teens and young adults: you can explore the world of science fiction with these Sci-Fi books at Abington Community Library:

“Alienated” by Melissa Landers: High school senior Cara Sweeney gets more than she bargained for when she agrees to participate in Earth’s first intergalactic high school exchange program.

“BZRK” by Michael Grant: Set in the near future, “BZRK” is the story of a war for control of the human mind. Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a goal: to turn the world into their vision of utopia. No wars, no conflict, no hunger. And no free will. Opposing them is a guerrilla group of teens, code name “BZRK,” who are fighting to protect the right to be messed up, to be human. This is no ordinary war, though. Weapons are deployed on the nano-level. The battleground is the human brain. And there are no stalemates here: It’s victory. …or madness.

“Elusion” by Claudia Gabel

Teens uncover the dangerous secrets of a virtual reality program that’s taking the country by storm.

“Endgame: The Calling” by James Frey

Twelve teens who have prepared their entire lives for an ancient life-or-death game must finally come to terms with its arrival, forming tenuous alliances and killing each other for the chance to be the last one standing and the winner of the ultimate prize: the ability to save a select group of people from the end of the world.

“Idols: An Icons Novel” by Margaret Stohl

In the near future, four teenagers discover that their emotions have been weaponized and that they have been genetically bred to end the alien occupation of Earth.

“Into the Still Blue” by Veronica Rossi

In their effort to reach the fabled Still Blue, Aria and Perry will have to rescue Cinder, defeat Sable and Hess, and unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders once and for all.

“Salvage” by Alexandra Duncan

Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated, conservative deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean. How will she build a future on an Earth ravaged by climate change?

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