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  • Science Fiction / FantasyGenresDigital Booktalk

  • Science Fiction Genre Characteristics

    stories that often tell about science and technology of the future

    involving partially true fictions laws or theories of science

    Settings:

    in the future

    in space

    on a different world

    in a different universe or dimension

  • Fantasy Genre Characteristics contains elements that are not realistic

    talking animals

    magical powers

    often set in a medieval universe

    possibly involving mythical beings

  • Maximum Ride Series by James PattersonFang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly.

  • Star Wars series various authors

  • Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsSixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games.

  • Jekyl Loves Hyde by Beth FantaskeyWhen Jill Jekels dad is murdered and her college savings disappear, she enlists the help of gorgeous, brooding Tristen Hyde in her quest for a lucrative chemistry scholarship.

  • Gone Series by Michael GrantIn the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. Gone.

  • Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth PfefferWhen a meteor hits the moon, Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable . .

  • Unwind by Neal ShustermanConnor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end.

  • Duplicate by Will SleatorWhen David finds a mysterious machine that can copy living things, he thinks his problems are over. While the other David is in school, the real one can spend the day at the beach. The possibilities are endless...and terrifying.

  • Cassini Code by Dom TestaA renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to build a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system. Two years later, Galahad and its crew is launched. If their mission fails, it will be the end of the human race

  • Uglies Series byScott WesterfeldTally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty.

  • Watership Down by Richard AdamsFleeing the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their ancestral home, a band of rabbits encounters harrowing trials posed by predators and hostile warrens.

  • Piers AnthonyThe Gap Dragon had escaped and was ravaging across the land, the forget-spell was causing mass amnesia, three-year old Ivy was headed right for a hungry dragon. Could things get any worse? Probably....

  • Peter Pan by J.M Barrie and updated variationsTale of a magical boy who never grows up, who lures young Wendy and her brothers to Neverland where they meet pirates, Indians, fairies, and the Lost Boys.

  • Looking Glass Wars Series by Frank BeddorThe "true story" behind Alice in Wonderland! Princess Alyss Heart is brutally cast out of Wonderland by her vicious Aunt Redd, who beheads Alyss' mother (Off with her head, she cries!) and begins to rule over Wonderland with an iron fist.

  • Brightly Woven by Alexandra BrackenAs Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips

  • Dresden Files by Jim ButcherMy name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I'm a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under Wizards. Believe it or not, I'm the only one there.

  • Dragon Heir Series by Cinda Williams ChimaBecause of the stone implanted in his chest during infancy, Jack is a warrior expected to duel to the death on behalf of one of the wizarding houses.

  • Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra ClareWhen fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murdermuch less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons.

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin ColferThese aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules . . .

  • Dianne DuaneAs two young wizards embark on a mission to preserve the universe they encounter an eerie version of Manhattan. Ages

  • David EddingsMany of my explanations of how magic is supposed to work are absurdities - but my characters all accept these explanations as if there was no quibbling about them, and if the characters believe, then the readers seem also to believe. Maybe that's the "real" magic .

  • Ranger Apprentice by John FlanaganThe exiled Morgarath, Lord of the Mountains of Rain and Night, is gathering his forces for an attack on the kingdom. This time, he will not be denied . . . .

  • Inkheart by Cornelia FunkeMeggie's in the middle of the kind of adventure she thought only took place in fairy tales. Somehow she must master the magic that has conjured up this nightmare. Can she change the course of the story that has changed her life forever?