YA Sci-Fi

YA Sci-Fi

Space is vast—and so is our selection of teen science fiction titles! We have books with epic space adventures, even more epic space battles, espionage, robots, cool tech, and foreign worlds.


Compiled by:
Sam O., Fern S., Tyana H.
Aurora Rising

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Kaufman)

Told in separate voices, Tyler Jones, top graduate of Aurora Academy, and a group of misfits and troublemakers embark on their first mission with Auri, a stowaway from the distant past.


Bloom

Kenneth Oppel
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Oppel)

It begins with rain, rain that carries seeds, seeds that sprout overnight. They bloom⁠—and release toxic pollen. Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. They each have strange allergies⁠—and yet not to these plants.


Crown Chasers

Rebecca Coffindaffer
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Coffind)

Alyssa Farshot has spent her whole life trying to outrun her family legacy, even leaving behind the Kingship and her uncle, the emperor, for a life of exploring. But when her dying uncle announces a crownchase⁠—a search for the royal seal hidden in the empire that will determine the next ruler⁠—Alyssa is thrust into her greatest, most dangerous adventure yet.


Gearbreakers

Zoe Hana Mikuta
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mikuta)

In an age of 100-foot-tall mechanical deities run by a tyrannical regime, two teenage girls on opposite sides of a war discover they are fighting for a common purpose⁠—and falling for each other.


Goddess in the Machine

Lora Beth Johnson
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Johnson)

Bound for humanity's new colony planet, Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than scheduled, forcing her to navigate an unfamiliar planet where technology is considered magic and its practitioners revered as deities.


Heart of Iron

Ashley Poston
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Poston)

Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09⁠—one of the last remaining illegal Metals⁠—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.


How Long 'til Black Future Month?

N.K. Jemisin
(Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Jemisin)

In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.


I Hope You Get This Message

Farah Naz Rishi
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Rishi)

News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet, Alma, claiming to be its creator. In seven days, Alma will hit the kill switch on their "colony" Earth. True or not, for teenagers Jesse, Cate, and Adeem, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever.


Ignite the Stars

Maura Milan
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Milan)

When the notorious I.A. Cōcha is captured by the Olympus Commonwealth and revealed to be a sixteen-year-old girl, she is sentenced to correctional rehabilitation at a training ground for the elite Star Force where she forms unlikely alliances.


The Infinity Courts

Akemi Dawn Bowman
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Bowman)

Murdered on the way to her high school graduation party, Nami Miyamoto finds herself in an afterlife ruled by Ophelia, a virtual assistant planning to eradicate human existence.


Iron Widow

Xiran Jay Zhao
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Zhao)

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain.


Leviathan

Scott Westerfeld
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Westerf)

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way.


Mirage

Somaiya Daud
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Daud)

Amani dreams of what life was like before the brutal Vathek empire occupation. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnaped and brought to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is to become a body double for the hated princess Maram.


Once & Future

Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Capetta)

The Arthurian legend told in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrannical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin.


Pet
Pet

Akwaeke Emezi
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Emezi)

In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting Jam's mother created.


Rebel Seoul

Axie Oh
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Oh)

In 2199, in the Neo State of Korea, Jaewon is partnered with super soldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties⁠—to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.


Skyward

Brandon Sanderson
(Young Adult - Y Sanders)

When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa's dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.


Want

Cindy Pon
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Pon)

Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.


War Girls

Tochi Onyebuchi
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Onyebuc)

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.  Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest, still, they dream of peace.


Warcross

Marie Lu
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Lu)

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy.


The Weight of the Stars

K. Ancrum
(Young Adult Fiction – Y Ancrum)

After a horrific accident brings loners Ryann and Alexandria together, Ryann learns that Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.


The Wild Robot

Peter Brown
(Juvenile Fiction - J Brown)

Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wildisland with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.


Graphic Novels

Across a Field of Starlight

Blue Delliquanti
(Graphic Novels - GN Delliqu Across A Field Of Starlight)

Lu and Fassen are from different worlds and separate solar systems, so when the war on Fassen's world invades Lu's peaceful home, they find themselves at the forefront of a battle they hoped would never happen.


Cosmoknights 1

Hannah Templer
(Graphic Novels - GN Cosmoknights v. 1)

For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game. When a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on Pan's doorstep, she finds that life may not be as small as she thought. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down.


Descender Book One: Tin Stars

Jeff Lemire
(Graphic Novels - GN Descender v. 1)

One young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.


Long Distance

Whitney Gardner
(Teen Graphic Novels - GN Gardner Long Distance)

Vega's parents decide it's time to pack up and leave her hometown behind for boring Seattle. To help her settle into her new life, her parents send Vega off to summer camp to make new friends. When her cellphone unexpectedly calls it quits and things at camp start getting stranger and stranger, Vega has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what's going on!


On a Sunbeam

Tillie Walden
(Graphic Novels - GN Walden On A Sunbeam)

In two interwoven timelines, a ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together and two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love, only to learn the pain of loss.


Space Battle Lunchtime Volume One: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!

Natalie Riess
(Graphic Novels - GN Space Battle Lunchtime v. 1

Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from Earth, Peony, is offered the chance to compete for fame, glory, and a 20,000 Solarbuck prize.


Space Boy Volume 1

Stephen McCranie
(Graphic Novels - GN Stephen McCranies Space Boy v. 1)

Amy lives on a colony in deep space, but when her father loses his job the family moves back to Earth, where she has to adapt to heavier gravity, a new school, and a strange boy with no flavor.