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Out of This World! (non-dystopian science fiction)
Out of This World!
(non-dystopian science fiction)
Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Aerin Renning and Dane Madousin struggle as incoming students at the most exclusive academy in the Universe, both hiding secrets that are too painful to reveal, not realizing that those very secrets link them together.
Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler
This collection of literary science fiction short stories explore issues of the contemporary world through the future.
The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman
Fourteen-year-old Jason faces an identity crisis after discovering that he is the son of aliens who stayed on earth following a botched invasion mission.
The Dingilliad series by David Gerrold
This exciting series follows the Dingillian brothers, who leave Earth to find freedom but find themselves the subject of an interstellar manhunt.
Dream Park series by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes
For fifteen virtual reality gamers undertaking a four-and-half day quest, the fantasy slaying of monsters is suddenly interrupted - by murder.
The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert/Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary dynasties are controlled by noble houses that owe an allegiance to the imperial House Corrino, Dune tells the story of young Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the "spice" melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe.
Ender's Saga by Orson Scott Card
This masterful series follows Ender Wiggin, who was recruited by Earth's military to stave off an alien invasion when he was a child.
Hell's Cross series by David Macinnis Gill
On Mars, a planetary version of the Wild West, Durango and his crew of mercenaries for hire try to prevent a feral band of marauders from stealing the settlers' most valuable resource.
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
Follow Earthling Arthur Dent and his free-wheeling alien companion on this hilarious romp through time and space.
Honorverse: Stephanie Harrington series by David Weber
12-year-old Stephanie Harrington’s friendship with a sentient alien pits her against her xenophobic government.
The Klaatu Diskos series by Pete Hautman
After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye's parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures.
Losers in Space by John Barnes
Hoping to find a better life, Susan, her almost boyfriend Derlock and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans.
The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson
This epic series chronicles mankind's efforts to colonize Mars.
In this series of short stories, the tranquility of Mars is disrupted by the earthmen who have come to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed earth.
The Pluto series by Naoki Urasawa
In this manga series set in a distant future where sentient humanoid robots pass for human, someone or some thing is out to destroy the seven great robots of the world. Europol's top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders; the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets.
The Ringworld series by Larry Niven
This exciting and mysterious series follows the exploration and subsequent interspecies relations after the discovery of a giant, artificial world.
The Robot series by Isaac Asimov
This futuristic series features robots with positronic brains - and the ability to turn against their creators.
Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke
This classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves. This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe and the universe's reaction to humanity was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a landmark achievement in storytelling.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his experiences training in boot camp and as a junior officer in the Terran Mobile Infantry.