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Middle Years Reading

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The science fiction collection is located in the Kerferd Library Reading Lounge. Look for the books that have the blue science fiction icon on the spine with an alien and a spaceship. Because science fiction can often touch on the impact of science and technology on society, science fiction and dystopian fiction can be closely related.

Click on the book cover or title in the gallery at the bottom of this page to borrow science fiction from the library, or use the following link to browse the science fiction collection in the library.

Science Fiction in the Kerferd Library | Click on the book cover to borrow via the catalogue.

Navigating the stars

Year 2471 and life sized terracotta warriors are found buried on a distant planets. Lyra's family is sent to investigate, traveling through space and time. With her social life in ruins, Lyra fills her days illegally worming into the quantum net - the invention that allows people to travel in space. Of course the only person close to her age is a hot but pain in the neck security officer who threatens to throw her into the brig. But when one of the warrior planets goes silent, they have bigger problems on thier hands. The planet's entire population might be dead.

Extras

As if being fifteen doesn't suck enough, Aya Fuse's rank of 451,369 is so low, she's a total nobody. An extra. But Aya doesn't care; she just wants to lie low with her drone, Moggle. And maybe kick a good story for herself. Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks, yet are deeply secretive of it. Aya wants desperately to kick their story, to show everyone how intensely cool the Sly Girls are. But doing so would propel her out of extra-land and into the world of fame, celebrity - and extreme danger. A world she's not prepared for.

Dev1at3

In the wake of a climactic battle in the ruined city of Babel, two former best friends suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the same quest. Eve is torn between the memories of the girl she was, and the synthetic she's discovered herself to be. Together with her lifelike "siblings," Eve sets out to find the real Ana Monrova, whose DNA is the key to building an army of lifelikes.

Defy the fates

Hunted and desperate, Abel only has one mission left that matters: save Noemi Vidal at all cost. But to do that, he not only has to escape the rallied forces of Genesis, he also must bargain with the one person in the galaxy who still has the means to destroy him: the daughter of his creator.

Impostors

In a world that is rapidly descending into chaos, Frey and Rafi are twin sisters, but few people know of Frey's existence, because she has been raised to be her sister's body double and lethal bodyguard, while Rafi has been raised to further the family's political power--but when their father sends Frey in her sister's place as collateral in a tricky deal, Col, the son of a rival leader, gets close enough to begin to suspect something, and Frey must decide whether to deal with him violently or finally assume her own identity.

Rated

Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility. The higher your rating soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated continuously and available for all to see. But when an act of vandalism sullies the front doors of the school, it sets off a chain reaction that will shake the lives of six special students.

Ricochet

When seventeen-year-old Tati sends a saliva sample to a DNA ancestry testing site, her results come back inconclusive. What's wrong with her DNA? And does it have to do with her unexplained seizures and the beckoning tunnel she sees during them? What Tati discovers is more than she could have ever imagined possible. Parallel universes exist and her abnormal DNA compels and condemns Tati and her other selves--shy Ana, privileged Tatyana, and on-the-run Tanya--to a lifetime of ricocheting between their parallel lives in the multiverse.

Aurora rising

Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

Aurora Burning

Our heroes are back. Kind of. First, the bad news: an ancient evil - you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal - is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They've just got to take care of a few small distractions first. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

Archenemies

As Insomnia, she is a full-fledged member of the Renegades, a syndicate of powerful and beloved superheroes. She works with Adrian's patrol unit to protect the weak and maintain order in Gatlon City.
As Nightmare, she is an Anarchist - a member of a group of villains who are determined to destroy the Renegades. Nova wants vengeance against the so-called heroes who once failed her when she needed them most....

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