Sci-fi

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu
Following The Hunger Games is a tall order, but many authors are jumping onto the dystopic bandwagon these days with some spectacular results. As this is the first book in a planned trilogy (with movie rights!) and #3 on the 2012 YALSA Teens' Top Ten list, Legend by Marie Lu is a must-read that both guys and girls will enjoy.
 
Author Lu takes us to a future where the U.S. has been torn apart. A western portion of the country, the Republic, has broken away and battles for independence from the Colonies. The Republic is essentially a dictatorship, with sharp distinctions between the haves and have-nots and frequent outbreaks of the plague. Meanwhile, all teens in the Republic must endure a Trial. If they pass, they are trained to enter the military and support the war effort. If they fail, they enter "labor camps," which turn out to be something even more horrible.

CRRL Presents: The Fascinating World of Ron Miller - Sci-fi and More

This interview airs beginning October 26.
Award winning illustrator-author Ron Miller specializes in science, astronomy, science fiction, and fantasy. Debby Klein visits him in his King George studio to talk about his thirty-odd books and ongoing creative contributions to literature, science, and entertainment on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

Brain Jack

By Brian Faulkner

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Sam is a computer hacker in the near future. Online gaming is a dangerous addictive crime and everyone can telepathically surf the web. When a secret team of hackers get their sights on Sam, it leads to a wonderful opportunity, but also a terrifying question: "What happens when the computer starts sending YOU the commands?"

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Fahrenheit 451

By by Ray Bradbury

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
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Jumper

By Steven Gould

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David discovers that he can teleport himself anywhere he visualizes. Things turn deadly when he is pursued by an organization out to kill all jumpers.
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Incarceron

By by Catherine Fisher

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To those on the Outside, Incarceron is a paradise of reform, though none have ever seen it. To those living in its bowels, it is a hell like no other. In truth, Incarceron has grown into a monster out of control. But for Finn, a prisoner who believes he came from the Outside, and Claudia, the daughter of the prison’s warden, escape is the only option.

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Z for Zachariah

By Robert C. O'Brien

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Seemingly the only person left alive after the holocaust of a war, a young girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.
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The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

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In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place. The sequel, Catching Fire, came out in 2009, with the third book in the series due out in 2010.
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The Comet's Curse: A Galadhad Book

By Dom Testa

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Desperate to save the human race after a comet's deadly particles devastate the adult population, scientists create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system.
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H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education

By Mark Walden

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Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E. 

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