Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Lotus Caves by John Christopher (1969)

The Lotus Cave is another fun and exciting science fiction novel by British author, John Christopher — author of The Tripods series! Steve and Marty live with their parents in a colony on the moon inside a massive dome.  One … Continue reading

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)

If you enjoyed Journey to the Center of the Earth, then here’s another classic by the “father of science fiction”! What massive and powerful sea creature is wreaking havoc on the world’s shipping industry? Three men venture out on the … Continue reading

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2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clark (1968)

I know that 2001 seems like ancient history now, but this sci-fi masterpiece is still worth reading! Five astronauts are traveling to one of Saturn’s moons to unravel the mystery of an alien monolith suddenly discovered on our moon.  But … Continue reading

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Time at the Top & All in Good Time by Edward Ormondroyd (1963, 1975)

What is it about Time Travel that is so enticing?  Here’s a little known duo to delight your child who needs more reading in this genre! In Time at the Top, Susan Shaw discovers that the elevator in her apartment building is … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)

As you probably know, a new film version of A Wrinkle in Time is coming to theaters March 9, 2018.  There’s still time to read the book before the movie comes out!  From the look of the movie trailers, they’ve … Continue reading

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The Mushroom Planet series by Eleanor Cameron (1954 – 1967)

Wanted:  A small spaceship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or by two boys, between the ages of eight and eleven.  The ship should be sturdy and well made, and should be of materials found at hand.  Nothing … Continue reading

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The Tripods Trilogy (plus a prequel) by John Christopher (1967 – 1988)

Earth has been invaded by aliens! The alien Masters and their mechanical Tripods (much like those AT-AT Walkers from Star Wars– yes, I had to look that name up) have brainwashed and enslaved one country after another.  In their effort … Continue reading

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