Spectacular Science Fiction
Christopher, John - The White Mountains
In a world enslaved by giant Tripods, three boys try to avoid
the Capping Ceremony which would allow the Tripods to control
their minds. Can Will and his friends outrun the Tripods and
escape to the freedom of the White Mountains? 184p.
Clements, Andrew - Things Not Seen
Bobby Phillips, normal high school student, wakes up one morning
to discover that he's invisible. Bobby scrambles to find
out what's gone terribly wrong in his life before the
police charge his parents with his disappearance. 251p.
Coville, Bruce - The Monsters of Morley Manor
Anthony and Sarah find a box of monster figurines which come
alive to help battle an army of aliens trying to take over
the Earth. 224p.
DuPrau, Jeanne - The City of Ember
Lina and Doon live in the city of Ember, where the only light
comes from huge light bulbs that are turned on for 12 hours
a day. As the city's generator begins to fail, they search
for a way out of Ember before it falls into total darkness.
Gauthier, Gail - Club Earth
When their house is listed as a vacation resort for aliens,
Robby and Will serve as hosts to a steady stream of extremely
odd extraterrestrial house guests. 152p.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson - Among the Hidden
As an outlawed third child, Luke must live his life in secret
and hide from the deadly Population Police. 153p.
Halam, Ann - Dr.
After their plane crashes, Miranda, Semi and Arnie are stranded
on the island of Doctor Franklin, a scientist who needs human
subjects for his horrifying genetic experiments. 245p.
Lowry, Lois - The Giver
Jonas is given his lifetime work assignment during the Ceremony
of Twelve. He is to become the community's new Receiver
of Memories. As he begins his training he realizes the burden
he will carry, remembering the terrible truths about his world.
Lubar, David - Flip
Twins Taylor and Ryan discover alien discs containing the personalities
of legendary humans. While Ryan tries out being Babe Ruth and
Elvis, Taylor struggles to keep him out of trouble. 300p.
Mackel, Kathy - Can of Worms
Feeling like an outsider at school and home, Mike sends an
SOS distress call into outer space. He doesn't really
expect to get an answer, let alone a full-force alien rescue!
Shusterman, Neal - The Dark Side of Nowhere
Jason is shocked to discover that he and his parents are actually
aliens waiting for a sign to complete their mission and conquer
Sleator, William - The Boxes
Uncle Marco gives Annie two boxes for safe keeping, and also
gives her one rule: never open the boxes! Annie can't
resist, and unleashes an army of strange and destructive aliens.
Vande Velde, Vivian - Heir Apparent
While playing a game at a virtual reality arcade, a fatal error
occurs. Each time Giannine is killed off she must start over,
and if she doesn't win the game soon, she risks deadly
brain damage. 315p.
Prepared by SRP, December 2004