10 Best Sci-Fi Books for Teens

Even as technology moves forward by leaps and bounds in real life, science fiction writers are still coming up with mind-bending futuristic scenarios, time-traveling journeys, dystopian societies, alien invasions, and brilliant, brave rebels who save the day. Teens will be inspired by the heroes in these books, from cyborgs to starfighters, who use brains, inventiveness, and heart to triumph over tyranny. For even more imaginative teen reads, check out our Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens and  Books Like the Hunger Games.

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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
(2013)
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Fahrenheit 451 Book Poster Image
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
By Ray Bradbury
(2011)
(1953)
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Landscape with Invisible Hand Book Poster Image
Darkly funny sci-fi shows future with aliens, economic woes.
By M.T. Anderson
(2017)
(2017)
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Matched Book Poster Image
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2011)
(2010)
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The Diabolic Book Poster Image
Deadly female bodyguard stars in smart, surprising sci-fi.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2016)
(2016)
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Jumper Book Poster Image
Captivating, complex sci-fi about teleporting teen.
By Steven Gould
(2012)
(1992)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
Intense, stellar adaptation of classic sci-fi/fantasy novel.
By Damian Duffy
(2017)
(2017)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2015)
(2014)
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Partials: The Partials Sequence, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
By Dan Wells
(2012)
(2012)
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Ready Player One Book Poster Image
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
(2011)
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