Sci-Fi

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Recommended by Jennifer Webb @FunkyPedagogy Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Form: Dystopian Novel Length: 288 pages Brief synopsis: Set in a dystopian society where the state has sanctioned human cloning, this novel centres on a private institution where clones are kept with the intention that they will be harvested for organ donations. This is something which isn’t …

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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Recommended by Natalie Lewis (@tillybeanlopez) Form and genre: Adventure/Science fiction- written in diary form Length: 311 pages Summary: Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper, and the gentle butt of everyone’s jokes until an experiment turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie …

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The Tricksters by Margaret Mahy

Recommended by Alison Reid (@bongoreid) Form and genre: coming of age novel with elements of the supernatural Length: 272 pages Summary: A coming-of-age mystery with a healthy dose of the supernatural. A girl on the brink of adulthood deals with bereavement, family conflict and growing up. Age recommendation and challenging content: Would recommend for Year …

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The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Recommended by Lynn Thomas (@THOMLYNN101) Form and genre: Novel, futuristic/dystopian, cli-fi, sci-fi thriller Length: 180 pages Summary: Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something …

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Internment by Samira Ahmed

Recommended by Sarah Cooper (@sycw18) Form and genre: prose, dystopian fiction Length: 252 pages Summary: Ahmed creates a future where all American Muslims are registered, then interned. Leila and her friends decide to rebel from within a camp. Age recommendation and challenging content: Contains swearing and racism. Would recommend for Year 9 and above. Notable …

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