Science Fiction

Out of this World Reading

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8th Grade Independent Reading: Science Fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction in which the stories often tell about science and technology of the future. It is important to note that science fiction has a relationship with the principles of science—these stories involve partially true-partially fictitious laws or theories of science. It should not be completely unbelievable, because it then ventures into the genre fantasy. The plot creates situations different from those of both the present day and the known past. Science fiction texts also include a human element, explaining what effect new discoveries, happenings and scientific developments will have on us in the future. Science fiction texts are often set in the future, in space, on a different world, or in a different universe or dimension.

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Delirium Booktrailer

Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Click here to find out more about this series and to read an excerpt from the author's website.

Applicable Resources

  • Use the following resources to guide your search for Science Fiction books.

Books in Electronic Format

The Clark Library provides e-book access using two different platforms.

Click here for the Frisco ISD ebook listing (limited to two checkouts with a limited number of copies)
  1. Log in using your student ID number
  2. Place book in your cart
  3. Download Overdrive to computer or the Overdrive App to your device
  4. Download the correct book for your device

Click here for the CMS ebook holdings through MackinVia (small selection of classic books with unlimited copies)

  1. Log in to MackinVia using the username and password given to you by the Librarian
  2. Select ebooks from the left margin
  3. Locate resource
  4. Scroll through selection, click more to get a complete description of book
  5. Open to read

Young Adult Science Fiction Authors I Enjoy

  1. Ann Aguirre
  2. Paolo Bacigalupi
  3. Ilsa Bick
  4. S.A. Bodeen
  5. Meg Cabot
  6. Orson Scott Card
  7. Andrew Clements
  8. Eoin Colfer
  9. Suzanne Collins
  10. Ally Condie
  11. James Dashner
  12. Lauren Destefano
  13. Catherine Fisher
  14. Michael Grant
  15. Teri Hall
  16. Mike Lancaster
  17. Lois Lowry
  18. Marie Lu
  19. Jonathan Mayberry
  20. Lauren McLaughlin
  21. Marissa Meyer
  22. Mike Mullin
  23. Caragh M. O'Brien
  24. Lauren Oliver
  25. Carman Patrick
  26. Cat Patrick
  27. James Patterson
  28. David Patneaude
  29. Mary Pearson
  30. Susan Beth Pfeffer
  31. Lissa Price
  32. Kathy Reischs
  33. Veronica Roth
  34. Neil Shusterman
  35. Roland Smith
  36. David Stahler
  37. Rebecca Stead
  38. Teri Terry
  39. Scott Westerfeld
  40. Moira Young

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Mrs. Taber
Your CMS source Librarian

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