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Adult Scifi for Teens


Not typically found in the YA section, but worth checking out if you like science fiction.






Willis, Connie
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION WILLI (Reader's Services)

A romantic comedy on two scientists using the chaos theory to predict fads in our society. They are Sandra and Bennet, working on the premise that a tiny action like the flap of a butterfly's wings in Arizona has an impact on the whole world, perhaps resulting in a hurricane in China. The couple's work on fad-diffusion produces comic as well as tragic results.
Herbert, Frank
SCIENCE FICTION HERBE (Reader's Services)

Dune tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of the spice, a substance necessary for interstellar travel and which grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. Through sabotage and treachery, the young Duke Paul Atreides is cast out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his.
Nine Princes in Amber
Zelazny, Roger
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION ZELAZ (Reader's Services)

Although he has lost all memory of his life in Amber, the one true realm, Corwin slowly begins to recover his special powers and to fight for his princely birthright.
Scalzi, John
SCIENCE FICTION SCALZ (Reader's Services)

Earth fights multiple alien races for new planets with an army made up of people 75 and older. Sequels: The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe's Tale.
Adams, Douglas
SCIENCE FICTION DOUGL

First book of the humorous classic "trilogy", which also includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything; So Long and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless.
Heinlein, Robert
SCIENCE FICTION HEINL (Reader's Services)

Working to produce wheat for earth, lunar residents live like sharecroppers, kept prisoners of the mother planet by a tight web of control. A small group of dissidents, including a newly sentient computer, are planning a revolution that will change this relationship forever.
Lois Bujold
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION BUJOL (Reader's Services)

At age seventeen, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. Blaming himself for the death of his aged grandfather, Miles leaves for the Beta Colony to visit his grandmother accompanied by his bodyguard, Sergeant Bothari and Bothari's daughter, Elena. Rumors of Miles's mercenary operations place his father Aral under political attack, and Miles must make his way home to stop the plot.