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Subject: Good science fiction books anywhere? (young adult or adult)
Date Posted: 8/16/2009 5:46 PM ET
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I am looking for science fiction type books.

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 10:15 AM ET
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Anything by Neil Gaiman - Stardust, Anansi Boys, Coraline, etc.

Anything by Orson Scott Card, but start with Ender's Game if you haven't read it yet.

Anything by Neil Shusterman - Unwind, Everlost

Anything by Scott Westerfeld, particularly the Uglies series (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) and the Midnighters series

Alison Goodman has a supposedly good sci-fi novel called Singing the Dogstar Blues, which I haven't read yet.

I hope this helps!
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 12:09 PM ET
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Thank you!

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 3:29 PM ET
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I'd add Garth Nix's Abhorsen series to the list.

You might also want to check out the "Paranormal" message board for more ideas.

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 12:58 PM ET
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I'll add Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin, one of my all time favorite YA books. 

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 2:13 PM ET
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Caroline Stevermer.    Delia Marshall Turner.  Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles.  James Tiptree's short stories.  John Scalzi.


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Date Posted: 8/19/2009 11:18 AM ET
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The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Zahrah The Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Brown Girl In The Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

Skin Folks by Nalo Hopkinson (short stories)

Ice Song by Kirsten Kasai

Rogelia's House of Magic by Jamie Martinez Wood

Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra

Marvelous World #01 by Troy Cle

Magic or Madness Triology by Justine Larbalestier

47 by Walter Mosley

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin


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Date Posted: 8/20/2009 9:51 AM ET
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Some of Anne McCaffery's series (mostly the Crystal Singer trilogy and the Acorna series) are more science fiction than fantasy.  Pretty interesting.  Oh, also her Brainship series (The Ship That Sang, The Ship That Won, The City That Fought, etc.) are really, really good.

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 3:56 PM ET
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The City, Not Long After   by Pat Murphy.

Date Posted: 9/11/2009 3:32 AM ET
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Monument by Lloyd Biggle

Bellwether by Connie Willis

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 3:24 PM ET
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Dreamhouse Kings, by Robert Liparulo

Gone, by Michael Grant

Quantum Prophecy, by Michael Carroll

FlashForward, by Robert J Sawyer

Midnighters, by Scott Westerfeld

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 6:20 PM ET
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If you would consider Gone by Michael Grant as science fiction (I really wouldn't, but that's just me) you should add Hunger (the sequel to Gone) to that list. :)