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Old 12-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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MG Science Fiction book recomendations please?

Hi guys - not sure if I can post this here. Mod, please dispatch at your pleasure.

I'm looking for MG or lower YA science fiction novel recommendations. Ideally I'd like present day, or very near future.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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I don't read a lot of Sci-fi (I'm mostly a fantasy gal), but I found this reviewer who made a pretty long list of everything she's reviewed. It might give you some ideas:

http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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I remember loving THE SUPERNATURALIST by Eoin Colfer! Been a while since I've read it, but I seem to recall it bring like Blade Runner for kids (Androids secretly living in a world where they're outlawed).

... Then again, I may be confusing it for a YA idea I had roundabout the same time. Either way, I recommend it!

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I think this question came up recently, maybe there's an older thread around here somewhere.

Earlier this year I read A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix, which was really good. Maybe closer to YA.

The True Meaning of Smekday is hilarious.
Larklight by Philip Reeve
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (amazing)
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow by Nathan Bransford

There are a lot of chapter book series with aliens (Animorphs, Space Brat, My Teacher is an Alien, etc).
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When you reach me, by Rebecca Stead, if you count time travel as science fiction. Parts of it are set in 1979, though, obviously, not all.
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A Wrinkle in Time is another classic I just remembered.
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The White Mountain and its sequels by John Christopher. It's a classic, exciting, pretty scary near future story of an Earth conquered by aliens.
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I pretty much love everything by Eoin Colfer. His Artemis Fowl series is kind of a mix of fantasy and sci-fi...there's lots of fairies and magic and stuff, but then there's lots of cool tech stuff too.
Just chiming in to say, I love the Artemis Fowl books.
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Much of what I think of might be better classified as fantasy, but I think their is a basis of science in Escape From Witch Mountain. Madeleine L'engle's books may also be better classified as fantasy though one is mentioned above. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH comes to mind too.
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The hard part of your request is present day or very near future. Most sci-fi books take place in the future.

Even stuff like A Wrinkle in Time, which starts out in the present, quickly moves through time.

I recently finished The Transall Saga, it starts out in the present, but moves to the future.

if you are just looking for contemporary Sci-fi, then The Supernaturalist would be a great place to start!
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0.4 by Mike Lancaster might suit. And possibly the Pendragon books? There's also Steve Lochran's Vanguard Prime series.
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Feed, by M.T. Anderson, although it might be considered YA. I started it a couple of years ago and didn't get very far -- I'll have to dig it out again.
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Feed, by M.T. Anderson, although it might be considered YA. I started it a couple of years ago and didn't get very far -- I'll have to dig it out again.
Feed is YA, no question, but it is a good sci-fi recommendation and definitely worth reading.
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