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Embark on exciting adventures to alien worlds and head off on out-of-this world adventures with Book People's range of children's science fiction. Our range of sci fi for kids has something for all ages.

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Sci Fi for Kids

  • The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins

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    Paperback 13 years +
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    This title is first in the ground-breaking "Hunger Games" trilogy. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams

    Product Code: AUMRZ
    Paperback 12 years +
    One Thursday lunchtime, the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It's the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning...

    In the seconds before global obliteration, Arthur is plucked from the planet by his friend Ford Prefect - and together the pair venture out across the galaxy on the craziest, strangest road trip of all time.
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  • The Fever Code

    James Dashner

    Product Code: BGZRK
    Paperback 12 years +
    The world has ended: the earth is scorched, and fever rages through the population. Out of the chaos, a boy emerges with the power to change everything: Thomas. This is the start of his story. An electrifying Maze Runner prequel, The Fever Code holds all the answers: How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? Whose side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets uncovered. Loyalties proven. You'll never see the truth coming ...
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  • The Bunker Diary

    Kevin Brooks

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    Paperback 13 years +
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    Winner of the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, young adult writer Kevin Brooks' pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how you can survive...

    'I can't believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What's he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I'm right, the lift will come down in five minutes.'

    It did. Only this time it wasn't empty...
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  • The Death Cure

    James Dashner

    Product Code: AIGOX
    Paperback 12 years +
    The Trials are over. WICKED have collected all the information they can. Now it's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. But something has happened that no-one at WICKED has foreseen: Thomas has remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can't be trusted ...The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With the Gladers divided, can they all make it
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  • Across the Universe

    Beth Revis

    Product Code: ABDUC
    Paperback 12 years +
    Amy has left the life she loves for a world 300 years away Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone. Yet someone is waiting for her. He wants to protect her; and more if she'll let him. But who can she trust amidst the secrets and lies? A killer is out there - and Amy has nowhere to hide...
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  • Shattered

    Teri Terry

    Product Code: AJDVP
    Paperback 11 years +
    Kyla's memory was erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost for ever. Or so she thought. After the shocking events of SLATED and FRACTURED, we return to Kyla's oppressive world as she tries to make sense of her life and everything around her. Set in a disturbing near-future world, this is the conclusion to an engrossing, fast-paced trilogy that establishes Teri Terry as a master thriller writer. Book 3 in the acclaimed SLATED trilogy.
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  • The Maze Runner

    James Dashner

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    Paperback 12 years +
    The Running Man meets The Hunger Games - with a touch of Lord of the Flies - in James Dashner's The Maze Runner. A thrilling piece of young adult science fiction!

    A strange lift transports Thomas into a strange outdoor arena dominated by a huge stone maze - and all he can remember is his first name. As soon as he wakes up, a number of boys welcome him to what they call the Glade... But what is behind that maze and why have all these boys ended up there?

    When the walls slide back within the maze, Thomas decides to risk everything to discover the truth - battling half-machine, half-animal grievers who guard the maze in the process...

    Thrilling and exciting from start to its dramatic finish, you may have seen the film adaptation starring Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien, Skins' Kaya Scodelario and We're the Millers' Will Poulter. We believe this book is the perfect teen read!
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  • Mortality Doctrine: the Game of Lives

    James Dashner

    Product Code: AQJFY
    Paperback 12 years +
    The games Michael is playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael's passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine - Kaine's master plan - has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box - if Michael can figure out who his friends really are. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series comes The Game of Lives, the thrilling finale to the Mortality Doctrine series. Perfect for fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games.
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  • Mortality Doctrine: The Rule Of Thoughts

    James Dashner

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    Paperback 12 years +
    Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he'd ever known about his life completely upside down. He thought he'd been helping VirtNet Security to track down the cyber-terrorist Kaine. He thought the VirtNet would be safe for gamers once more. But the truth is more terrifying than he could ever have imagined. Kaine is in fact a Tangent, a computer program that has come alive. And Kaine's master plan is to populate the earth entirely with human bodies harbouring Tangent minds. Unless Michael can stop him...From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series comes The Rule of Thoughts, the exciting sequel to The Eye of Minds. Fans of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games will love the new Mortality Doctrine series.
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  • Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds

    James Dashner

    Product Code: AIXEX
    Paperback 12 years +
    From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes an edge-of-your seat adventure. The Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams ...and your worst nightmares. To catch a hacker, you need a hacker. For Michael and the other gamers, the VirtNet can make your wildest fantasies become real. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Who wants to play by the rules anyway? But some rules were made for a reason. One gamer has been taking people hostage inside the VirtNet with horrific consequences. The government needs Michael, but the risk is enormous and the line between game and reality could be blurred forever...
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  • The Scorch Trials

    James Dashner

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    Paperback 12 years +
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    Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim...and meal.Thomas can only wonder - does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED? The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner.
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  • The H-Bomb Girl

    Stephen Baxter

    Product Code: BUAJS
    Paperback 12 years +
    Liverpool 1962. A place and time of danger and passion. A thrilling new music is bursting on to the grey streets of the post-war city: a music that electrifies, a music that promises to change everything. But in Cuba, on the other side of the earth, nuclear tensions are at breaking point. The end of the whole world could be just days away. At the heart of it all is fourteen-year-old Laura Mann. She's on the run, hunted by strange forces fighting over the future of humanity. Laura is the H-Bomb Girl. And Laura is about to discover that her own life is at stake - in ways she could never have imagined . . .
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  • All Our Yesterdays

    Cristin Terrill

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    Paperback 11 years +
    A brilliantly brain-warping thriller and a love story that leaps back and forth in time - All Our Yesterdays is an amazing first novel, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games. Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn't happened yet. Em and Finn have a shared past, but no future unless they can find a way out. The present is torture - being kept apart, overhearing each other's anguish as the Doctor relentlessly seeks answers. There's no way back from here, to what they used to be, the world they used to know. Then Em finds a note in her cell which changes everything. It's from her future self and contains some simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back in time to avert a tragedy that's about to unfold. Worse, she has to pursue and kill the boy she loves to change the future ...
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  • The Crystal Stair

    Catherine Fisher

    Product Code: AYWDM
    Paperback 12 years +
    Life in the Settlement is not as perfect as Caz and Will had hoped - they live apart in the Boys' and Girls' Towers and rarely see each other. Searching for her father, Caz is told that he never arrived at the Settlement. But then she finds his name on a secret list of a missing Search and Rescue team that set out to investigate a mysterious signal and never came back. She can't rest until she finds out what's happened to him. Even though Will is convinced it's too dangerous. Even though it means leaving and heading back out onto the endless ice. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • Arena 13

    Joseph Delaney

    Product Code: AQPHC
    Paperback 11 years +
    This is the first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multi-million-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice. Welcome to Arena 13. Here warriors fight. Death is never far away...Leif has one ambition: to become the best fighter in the notorious Arena 13. Here, punters place wagers on which fighter will draw first blood. And in grudge matches, they bet on which fighter will die. But the country is terrorized by the creature Hob, an evil being who delights in torturing its people, displaying his devasting power by challenging an Arena 13 combatant in a fight to the death whenever he chooses. And this is exactly what Leif wants...For he knows Hob's crimes well. and at the heart of his ambition burns the desire for vengeance. Leif is going to take on the monster who destroyed his family. Even if it kills him.
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  • The 5th Wave

    Rick Yancey

    Product Code: AQHYZ
    Paperback 12 years +
    Don't miss the major film of The 5th Wave by Sony Pictures starring Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay). "Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances." (Entertainment Weekly). The 5th Wave is the award-winning and bestselling first book in an epic series from award-winning Rick Yancey that' s perfect for fans of The Hunger Games. The 1st Wave: Took out half a million people. The 2nd Wave: Put that number to shame. The 3rd Wave: Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks...Four billion dead. In The 4th Wave, You can't trust that people are still people. And The 5th Wave? No one knows. But it's coming. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "A modern sci-fi masterpiece...Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires." (USA Today). "Wildly entertaining..." (Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review). "The pace is relentless." (Heat). "Chilling." (Sun). "Nothing short of amazing." (Kirkus (starred review)). "This book's scary!." (Teen Now (5 starred review)). "This is Damn and Wow territory...One of the best books I've read in years." (Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author). "...a twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction." (Wall Street Journal). "Breathtakingly fast-paced and original." (Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series). "An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting." (Bookseller). "Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises." (Booklist (starred review)). "Gripping." (Publishers Weekly). "Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school." (People Magazine). Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award. 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year. A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten. An Amazon Best Book of the Year. Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), and The Last Star (Book 3).
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  • Ghost Mine

    MG Harris

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    Paperback 12 years +
    Ben Carrington's dream has become a reality: he's finally a member of Gemini Force. But, still suffering from the deaths of his parents, it's a bitter-sweet triumph. When news reaches GF1 of a gang of illegal 'ghost' miners trapped after a South African mining disaster, Ben is glad to spring into action with the team. But it soon emerges that the company, Auron, doesn't want its miners found. Ben must work out who to trust if he's to ensure that Gemini Force pulls off its most difficult mission yet ...Impossible rescues. Maximum risk. This is Gemini Force 1.
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  • Enders

    Lissa Price

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    Paperback 12 years +
    With the Prime Destinations body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save Callie's life - but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena's memories, too ...and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body? This is the thrilling sequel to Starters.
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  • Mind Games

    Teri Terry

    Product Code: AMPUC
    Paperback 12 years +
    Fans of the award-winning SLATED trilogy won't want to miss this gripping new psychological thriller from Teri Terry! In a future world, life is tightly controlled by the all-powerful PareCo. Standing out from the crowd is dangerous so misfit Luna hides her secrets carefully, not realising her own power. Unlike her friends and family, Luna has never been able to plug into Realtime, PareCo's virtual world, where almost everyone now lives their lives. So how do PareCo know about Luna, and why do they want her for their elite think tank? The truth is hidden in a web of shining silver secrets, and the corrupt authorities would do anything to keep it that way. Can Luna find a way to use her own hidden powers and bring the truth to light before it's too late?
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  • The Here and Now

    Ann Brashares

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    Paperback 12 years +
    Seventeen-year-old Prenna James emigrated to New York when she was twelve. But Prenna didn't come from a different country, she came from a different time - a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they're from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she's told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth and take the lives of her younger brothers. But everything changes when she falls for Ethan. She might be able to save the world ...if she lets go of the one thing she's found to hold on to.
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  • The Pirate Kings

    Alex Scarrow

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    Paperback 11 years +
    Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history...Relocated to Victorian London, the TimeRiders joy-ride back to 1666 to witness the Great Fire of London. In the ensuing chaos, Liam and their newest recruit, Rashim, find themselves trapped between the fire and the Thames. They escape onboard a river boat, only to be confronted by an unscrupulous captain with his heart set on treasures of the high seas...Back in 1888, Maddy and the rest of the team are frantically trying to track them down. But with limited resources at their new base, can Liam and Rashim survive the bloodthirsty and barbaric age of piracy long enough to be rescued? This book seven is in the bestselling "TimeRiders" series by Alex Scarrow. "The Golden Age of Piracy" get a time-travel makeover! It is perfect for fans of "Doctor Who" and "Pirates of the Caribbean". "TimeRiders" (Book 1) won the Red House Book Award older readers category, and was Penguin UK's first ever number one on the iBookstore.
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  • Timeriders: the Infinity Cage

    Alex Scarrow

    Product Code: ALQNX
    Paperback 11 years +
    Get ready for the incredible 9th book in Alex Scarrow's number 1 bestselling time-travel adventure series. Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history...The end is approaching for the TimeRiders. In a final effort to prevent time travel destroying history, Liam and Maddy jump forward to 2070 to confront the enigmatic Waldstein and prove once and for all if he is friend or foe. What they discover is more shocking than anyone could have imagined and soon the TimeRiders are on one final mission - back to Biblical times to save the whole of humanity...Book nine in the bestselling TimeRiders series by Alex Scarrow. It is perfect for fans of Doctor Who and Indiana Jones. TimeRiders (Book 1) won the Red House Book Award older readers category, and was Penguin UK's first ever number one on the iBookstore. Alex Scarrow is a World Book Day 2013 author with TimeRiders: The Nearly Girl on the WBD Movellas app. Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer. Finally, he grew up and became an author. He has written a number of successful thrillers and several screenplays, but it's YA fiction that has allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with designing games.
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  • Inheritance

    Malinda Lo

    Product Code: AKXWR
    Paperback 11 years +
    David's fingers squeezed hers, and through the connection that opened between them when they touched, Reese felt his emotions echoing her own. They both had that jittery, butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling that said: You're about to do something that could either be a huge success or a crushing defeat. Reese and David are different now. Surrounded by a web of conspiracies, Reece feels that she must choose between two worlds. Her choices: David - or Amber? This world - or another? Should they tell the truth, and risk everything? The hotly awaited sequel to ADAPTATION, from the acclaimed author of ASH. Read on with Malinda's eBook-only novella, NATURAL SELECTION - for all fans of Reese and Amber!
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