Science Fiction and Fantasy Titles
for Middle School

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What is Fantasy? (jump to FANTASY titles)
Fantasy is a type of fiction which features magic, wizardry, supernatural events and other plots of imagination.

What is Science Fiction?
Science fiction falls under the genre of fantasy but the storyline specifically deals with plots about scientific discoveries, space travel, life on other planets, or environmental changes.


Science Fiction

Here are some famous science fiction writers who have written several books you might enjoy:
-Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and other titles)
-Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451 and other titles)
-Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey and other titles)
-Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land and other titles)
-Frank Herbert (Dune and other titles)
-Anne McCaffrey (Dragonsinger series and other titles)
-Isaac Asimov (I Robot and others)
-Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and other titles)
-Ursula LeGuin (Earthsea trilogy and other titles)
-Orson Scott Card (The Ender’s Game and other titles)

Other good science fiction titles in our library are listed here:

Anderson –Feed
Anderson --The Pox Party
Barron, T.A -Heartlight
Bear--Blood Music
Bester --The Computer Connection
Boucher -- A Treasury of Great Science Fiction
Brin, David --The Postman
Brin, David --The Uplift War
Christopher --The City of Gold and Lead and other titles
Clark --2001, space odyssey
Clark --Childhood’s End
Crichton --Andromeda Strain
Dick --The Man in the High Castle
Dick --The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
DuPrau --The City of Ember
DuPrau --The People of Sparks
Farmer, Nancy --The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Farmer, Nancy --The House of the Scorpion
Farmer, Philip Jose --Gods of Riverworld and other titles
Friedman, C. S. --The Madness Season
Goodman, Alison --Singing the Dogstar Blues
Hesse-Phoenix Rising
Hoover--The Delikon

L'Engle-Wrinkle in Time and other titles
Lewis, C.S. -–Perelandra
Lowry --The Giver
Lowry --Gathering Blue
McDonough-- Scorpio Rising
McIntyre--The Entropy Effect
Miller-A Canticle for Leibowitz
Moskowitz --Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Mowll-Operation Red Jericho
Niven- Footfall
Niven--The Ringworld Engineers
Orwell –1984
Orwell—Animal Farm
Patterson --School's Out Forever
Patterson –-Angel Experiment
Silverberg --The Calibrated Alligator and Other Science Fiction Stories
Sleator --House of Stairs and other titles
Sleator --Parasite Pig
Stevermer--River Rats
Werlin --Black Mirror
Westerfeld --Uglies trilogy and other titles
Wilhelm, Kate --The Infinity Box : a Collection of Speculative Fiction
Wu, William F -Hong on the Range.
Zelazny--A Dark Traveling


Fantasy

Here are some famous fantasy writers who have written several books you might enjoy:

-Alexander-The Book of Three and other titles
-Jones-The Chronicles of Chrestomanci series and other titles
-Colfer-Artemis Fowl series and other titles
-Cooper-Dark is Rising series
-Funke-Dragon Rider and other titles
-Jacques-Redwall series
-Lewis, C.S.-Chronicles of Narnia series
-McCaffrey-Changelings
-McKillip-The Riddle-Master of Hed and other titles
-Nix-Sabriel and other titles
-Pierce Alanna series and other titles
-Wrede- Dealing with Dragons series and other titles
-Yolen- Dragon’s Blood series and other titles

Other good fantasy titles in our library are listed here:

Ashley-The Pendragon Chronicles
Barker Abarat and other titles
Barron-The Great Tree of Avalon
Barron-The Merlin series
Bell-Fall of a Kingdom
Bellairs-The House with a Clock in its Walls and other titles
Collins-Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
Constable-The Singer of All Songs
Cooney-Out of Time series
Dickinson-The Ropemaker
Duane-Deep Wizardry series
Ende-The Neverending Story
Fletcher-Flight of the Dragon Kyn series
Foon-The Dirt Eaters
Gaiman-Anansi Boys
Gideon-Pucker
Gideon-The Map that Breathed
Gruber-The Witch's Boy
Kaaberbol-The Shamer's Daughter
Klause-Blood and Chocolate

Larbalestier-Magic or Madness
LeGuin-Gifts
Levine-Fairest
Lynn-Snow
Matas-Of Two Minds
McKinley-Beauty
Meyer-The Water Mirror
Nicholson-Slaves of the Mastery and other titles
Oppel-Airborn
Paolini-Eldest
Paolini-Eragon
Pullman- The Golden Compass and other titles
Riordan-The Lightning Thief
Riordan-The Sea of Monsters
Rowling-Harry Potter series
Sage-Magyk
Shan-Circe du Freak series and other titles
Smith-Crown Duel series and other titles
Turner-The Queen of Attolia
Vande Velde-A Hidden Magic


Using keywords “science fiction” or "fantasy" check for titles in the Lower School Library that begin with call number "J".

Feeling lost about what to read? Ask a librarian. we would be glad to help.

2/2007