Science Fiction Resources
located in the Curriculum Lab
Lorenz, Lee. HUGO AND THE SPACEDOG. A wandering dog is refused a watchpost by the farm animals until a space visitor proves the need for a watchdog. c1983.
Marshall, Edward. Space case. When the thing from outer space visits earth, it is taken first for a trick-or-treater and then for a robot. c1980.
Sadler, Marilyn. Alistair in outer space. When Alistair is kidnapped by a spaceship full of Goots from Gootula, his main concern is for his overdue library books. c1984.
Wright, Walter. THE MAVERICK MOON. Luke Skywalker and his crew of Planetary Pioneers attempt to destroy a moon which has been blasted out of its orbit and threatens to collide with their planet. c1979.
Teague, Mark. Moog-Moog, space barber. Elmo gets a terrible haircut and makes a trip to outer space to get it fixed by Moog-Moog, the great barber of the universe. c1990.
Willis, Jeanne. EARTHLETS, AS EXPLAINED BY PROFESSOR XARGLE. Professor Xargle's class of extraterrestrials learns about the physical characteristics and behavior of the human baby, c1988.
Yorinks, Arthur. COMPANY'S COMING. Chaos erupts when Moe and Shirley invite some visitors from outer space to stay for dinner with the relatives. c1988.
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Powers, Tom. Movie monsters. Describes the great monsters of the movies and the films in which they appeared. Includes King Kong, Godzilla, Frankenstein, the Thing, Wolf Man, and the Gremlins. c1989.
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Javna, John. The best of science fiction TV: the critics' choice: from Captain Video to Star trek, from "The Jetsons" to Robotech. c1987.
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Reid, Suzanne Elizabeth. PRESENTING YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION. A high quality resource that not only goes beyond biography and bibliography into critical analysis but also provides stimulating, pleasurable reading. c1998.
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Yolen, Jane, Editor. Spaceships & spells: a collection of new fantasy and science-fiction stories. A collection of thirteen fantasy and science fiction short stories by such authors as Bruce Coville, Isaac Asimov, and Jane Yolen. c1987.
Alcock, Vivien. The monster garden. Using a tissue sample she believes is from one of her father's experiments in genetic engineering, Frankie accidentally creates a baby monster, which begins to grow at an alarming rate. c1988.
Anderson, M. T. Feed. In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble. 2004, c2002.
Asimov, Isaac. Foundation and earth. This is a continuation of the author's Foundation series. Trevize embarks on a journey in search of a legendary planet known as earth. c1986.
Asimov, Janet. Norby and the invaders. Jeff and his mixed-up robot, Norby, get involved in new adventures on a strange planet. c1985.
Asimov, Janet. Norby down to earth. Jeff Wells leaves the space academy with his mixed-up robot Norby and the two of them head back to Earth to help Jeff's brother unravel a mystery involving zapped robots and stolen computer parts. c1989.
Asimov, Janet. Norby and the oldest dragon. Jeff Wells and his personal robot Norby find adventure when they travel to planet Jamyn and attend the Grand Dragon's birthday party. c1990.
Beatty, Jerome. Bob Fulton's terrific time machine: an adventure in space and time. When a young boy's invention turns out to be a machine that transports him in time, he follows his friend 900 years back in time, then 900 years into the future. But can they get back? c1982.
Bechard, Margaret. Star hatchling. The female-dominated culture of a distant planet encounters human beings for the first time. c1995.
Caraker, Mary. The faces of Ceti. Teenage Maya and the other colonists on the planet Ceti try to resist being taken over by another hostile Earth colony on a neighboring world, while debating how to treat the native, possibly intelligent creatures called hlur. c1991.
Chetwin, Grace. Collidescope. When his spaceship crashes to earth, a highly advanced alien interferes with the lives of two teenagers living on the island of Manhattan during different centuries. c1990.
Groff, Conklin, Editor. The classic book of science fiction.c1982.
Cooper, Susan. Green boy. Twelve-year-old Trey and his seven-year-old brother Lou, who does not speak, cross the barrier between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a mysterious role in restoring the natural environment in both places. c2002.
Corey, Shana. FIRST GRADERS FROM MARS, EPISODE 1, HORUS'S HORRIBLE DAY. As the school year begins on Mars, Hous the Martian gets off to a rocky start, but soon discovers that first grade is not really as bad as he thought. c2001.
Curry, Jane Louise. Me, myself, and I: a tale of time travel. A Sixteen-year-old prodigy uses his mentor's invention to go into the past to exorcise his unreturned love for a beautiful girl, and discovers a mystery involving another of the professor's inventions. c1987.
Danziger, Paula. This place has no atmosphere. Aurora loves her life on Earth in the twenty-first century, until she learns that her family is moving to the colony on the moon. c1986.
Dickinson, Peter. The devil's children. After the mysterious Changes begin, twelve-year-old Nicola finds herself abandoned and wandering in an England where everyone has suddenly developed a horror and hatred of machines. c1986.
Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. ENCHANTRESS FROM THE STARS. When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system. c2001.
Farmer, Penelope. Charlotte sometimes. When she awakens on her second day at boarding school, a young girl finds she has gone back in time to 1918. c1987.
Freeman, Gaail. Alien thunder. Seventeen-year-old Walker discovers the alarming significance of the ominous thunder that his younger brother heard when their mother nearly drowned in the lake. c1982.
Gerrold, David. Chess with a dragon. Humanity tries to escape enslavement by intergalactic aliens. c1987.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the betrayed. Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death. c2002.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the impostors. In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third-born Luke has been in hiding for the entire twelve years of his life, until he enters boarding school under an assumed name and is forced to face his fears. c2001.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Among the hidden. In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong. c1998.
Hill, Douglas Arthur. Young legionary. After twelve-year-old Keill survives an Ordeal designed to test his capability to survive the harsh conditions and savage life forms on the planet Moros, he is selected for advanced combat training as a Young Legionary. c1983.
Hoover, H. M. The bell tree. On a vacation trip to a distant planet, Jenny, her father, and their guide tour a mysterious wilderness which holds ancient relics and menacing creatures. c1982.
Huddy, Delia. THE HUMBOLDT EFFECT. An experiment with Tom Humboldt's time machine from a submarine in the Mediterranean has cataclysmic results when a team member is lost at sea and a man from the fourth century B.C. is taken on board. c1982.
Hughes, Monica. The crystal drop. In the summer of 2011, the death of their mother sends Megan and her younger brother Ian on a dangerous journey across a Canada ravaged by drought and the collapse of civilization. c1993.
Hughes, Monica. The keeper of the Isis light. Sixteen-year-old Olwen, who lives alone on the planet Isis with her faithful robot, falls tragically in love with an arrival from earth who is unaware that her natural form has been hidden in a humanlike space suit. 1985, c1980.
Jacobs, Paul Samuel. Born into light. When a number of "feral children" are found in a New England town during the Depression, only young Roger Westwood suspects they are not earthly creatures, though even he cannot guess their true nature or their mission on this planet. c1988.
Johnson, Annabel. The danger quotient. A super-genius in a small underground colony of survivors of nuclear war, eighteen-year-old Casey risks journeying back to the twentieth century to discover why the survivors are dying and how he can save them all. c1984.
Johnson, Annabel. Prisoner of psi. The mental link between a television psychic and his estranged son may be their only hope when desperate kidnappers strike. c1985.
Jones, Diana Wynne. A tale of Time City. In 1939 an eleven-year-old London girl is kidnapped to Time City, a place existing outside the stream of time and manipulating the history of humanity, where she finds the inhabitants facing their worst hour of crisis. c1987.
Lawrence, Louise. CHILDREN OF THE DUST. After a nuclear war devastates the earth, a small band of people struggles for survival in a new world where children are born with strange mutations. c1985.
Lawrence, Louise. MOONWIND. One of two teenage winners of a trip to earth's first lunar base falls in love with an astral extraterrestrial who has been stranded on the moon for thousands of years and who needs his help to repair her spaceship so that she can return home. c1986.
Lawrence, Louise. The patchwork people. In a dismal Wales of the future, with few jobs and fewer resources, a group of destitute, jobless young people becomes involved with a rich girl whose life is impoverished in spite of her material comforts. c1994.
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L'Engle, Madeleine. A wrinkle in time. Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. 
Lowry, Lois. Gathering blue. Lame and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her gifts as a weaver to do the bidding of the all-powerful Guardians. c2000.
Lowry, Lois. The giver. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives. c1993.
Lowry, Lois. Messenger. In this novel that unites characters from "The Giver" and "Gathering Blue," Matty, a young member of a utopian community that values honesty, conceals an emerging healing power that he cannot explain or understand. c2004.
McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsinger. Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words. Sequel to Dragonsong. c1986.
Oppel, Kenneth. Dead water zone. Muscular sixteen-year-old Paul tries to find his genetically stunted younger brother Sam in the polluted ruins of Watertown, where Sam is trying to cure himself with toxic "dead water" that alters the metabolism of those who drink it. c1993.
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Guys from space. A boy accompanies some guys from space on a visit to another planet, where they discover such incredibly amazing things as talking rocks and root beer with ice cream. c1989.
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Slaves of Spiegel: a Magic Moscow story. Steve Nickelson, his assistant Norman Bleistift, and the Magic Moscow restaurant are transported through space to compete in an intergalactic junk food cooking contest. c1982.
Rubinstein, Gillian. Space demons. Twelve-year-old Andrew, bored with life, becomes obsessed with a mysterious new computer game, which has the power to zap him and his friends into a dangerous world of menacing space warriors. 1988, c1986.
Sanders, Scott R. The engineer of beasts. Thirteen-year-old Mooch runs afoul of the repressive authorities controlling her floating domed city, by helping an old engineer build realistic robot animals and by seeking her spiritual roots with the wild animals left on the outside. c1988.
Sargent, Pamela. Alien child. A girl growing up in an insulated though pleasant environment, with a furry guardian for company, comes to realize that she must be the last human left on earth. c1988.
Sargent, Pamela. EARTHSEED. Before Zoheret and her companions can populate a new planet, they must learn to conquer those same instincts that almost destroyed their ancestors on Earth over one hundred years ago. c1983.
Service, Pamela F. Stinker from space. An agent of the Sylon Confederacy, fleeing from enemy ships, crash lands on Earth, transfers his mind to the body of a skunk, and enlists the aid of two children in getting back to his home planet. c1988.
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Sleator, William. The boy who reversed himself. When Laura discovers that the unpopular boy living next door to her has the ability to go into the fourth dimension, she makes the dangerous decision to accompany him on his journeys there. c1986.
Sleater, William. THE DUPLICATE. Sixteen-year-old David, finding a strange machine that creates replicas of living organisms, duplicates himself and suffers the horrible consequences when the duplicate turns against him.c1988.
Sleator, William. THE GREEEN FUTURES OF TYCHO. When he finds an ancient, egg-shaped object with which he travels back and forth in time, 11 year old Tycho grapples with several terrible futures he sees for himself and his family., c1981.
Sleator, William. INTERSTELLAR PIG. Barney's boring seaside vacation suddenly becomes more interesting when the cottage next door is occupied by three exotic neighbors who are addicted to a game they call "Interstellar Pig." c1984.
Sleator, William. Others see us. When an accidental dunking in toxic waste gives sixteen-year-old Jared the ability to read minds, he discovers horrifying secrets about family members at the summer reunion. c1993.
Sleator, William. Singularity. Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship. c1985.
Sleator, William. Strange attractors. Max finds himself in possession of a time travel device which is eagerly sought by two desperate men, the scientist who invented it and the scientist's alter ego from a different timeline. c1990.
Slote, Alfred. Clone catcher. In the twenty-first century Arthur Dunn is summoned to Australia to track down a runaway clone urgently needed to provide vital organ transplants for her parent, the superb actress Lady Kate. c1982.
Slote, Alfred. C.O.L.A.R.: a tale of outer space. Stranded on an unknown planet when their spaceship runs out of fuel, the Jameson family must rely on their robot to save their lives. c1981.
Vinge, Joan D. Psion. A sixteen year-old delinquent who has spent his life lying and
stealing becomes involved in a research project which unleashes his extraordinary telepathic powers. 1985, c1982.
Walker, Irma. Portal to E'ewere. In a crowded uncompromising future world, a girl seeks a visionary place of space and beauty, and just when she seems to succeed, she is confronted with a terrible choice. c1983.
Westall, Robert. Futuretrack 5. In the highly organized society of twenty-first-century Britain the system is not to be questioned, but Kitson, a young computer wizard, and his partner Keri are determined to find answers to some important questions. c1983.
Weston, Martha. Space guys! Level 1 (Kindergarten -grade 1) A boy is visited by beings that look like robots that arrive in a flying saucer from outer space. c2000.
Whinnem, Reade Scott. Utten and Plumley. Accused by a troll friend of making up stories, a tiny, magical, blue creature named Utten accepts a dare, forges a friendship with a lonely old man, and travels to the man's childhood on a life-changing adventure. c2003.
Wisler, G. Clifton. The Antrian messenger. A high school freshman knows that he is different, from his strange dreams, his precognition, his scientific understandings; yet in the space of a week his once ordinary life changes when the truth about himself is revealed. c1986.
Wisler, G. Clifton. The seer. Having recognized the fact that he is not of this Earth,
fourteen-year-old Scott tries to live as a normal teenager while exploring his awesome powers of teleportation, matter conversion, and seeing the future. c1989.
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Miller, Ron, THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION. Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-139) and index. c2001.
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Kamerman, Sylvia E. SPACE AND SCIENCE FICTION PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE : A COLLECTION OF ONE-ACT, ROYALTY-FREE DRAMAS, COMEDIES, MELODRAMAS, SKITS, AND CREATIVE DRAMATICS PROGRAMS. A collection of one-act, royalty-free plays for classrooms and assemblies featuring robots, computers, and characters from outer space. c1981.
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SCIENCE FICTION: JULES VERNE TO RAY BRADBURY. [Slide] Center for Humanities, c1974. Three volumes in three carousels (240 slides) with cassette, records and teachers guide. Traces history of science fiction and describes differences between science fiction and fantasy fiction.
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Burgess, Michael. Reference guide to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. c1992.
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Kunzel, Bonnie. FIRST CONTACT: A READER'S SELECTION OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. For quick reference, the designations M, J, and S stand for middle school, grades 6-8; junior high school, grades 7-9; and senior high school, grades 10-12. c2001.
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MacNee, Marie J., Editor. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. c1995.
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Kelleghan, Fiona, editor. Classics of science fiction and fantasy literature. c2002.
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Bleiler, Richard, editor. Supernatural fiction writers: contemporary fantasy and horror. c2003.
Created by Donna Wallach, May 2005.