J.J asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Good sci-fi action books?

What are some good sci-fi action books for middle schoolers?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In SCIENCE FICTION, here are some I would recommend:

    “On Basilisk Station” (1993) by David Weber

    (the first book in the "Honor Harrington" series)

    This Space Navy series has FEMALE lead character. Beyond the Technology of the spacecraft and weapons, the story revolves around interpersonal relationships with which you will be able to identify.

    Sassinak (1990) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book of “The Planet Pirates trilogy”)

    Has a FEMALE lead character.

    "Hunting Party" (1993) by Elizabeth Moon

    (first book of the "Heris Serrano” trilogy - a Space Opera)

    It has a FEMALE main character.

    “Once a Hero“ (1997) by Elizabeth Moon

    (first book of the “Esmay Suiza” trilogy)

    Another Space Navy series with a FEMALE main character.

    Beyond the Technology of the spacecraft and weapons, the story revolves around a personal struggle for identify with which you will be able to identify.

    “Rissa Kerguelen” (aka “Young Rissa”) (1976) by F. M. Busby

    (the fist book of the “Rissa Kerguelen and Bran Tregare” series)

    Has a FEMALE lead character.

    "The Planet Savers" (1958) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    (the first book of the "Darkover" series)

    “For Love of Mother-Not” (1983) Alan Dean Foster

    (the first book in the “Humanx” series - featuring Pip and Flinx)

    "Weyr Search" (1967) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book in the "Dragonriders of Pern" series)

    "The Ship Who Sang” (1969) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book of “The Brain & Brawn Ship” series)

    "Warriors Apprentice" (1986) by Lois McMaster Bujold

    (the first book of "The Vorkosigan Saga")

    After being genetically "damaged" by a bio weapon in his mother's womb, Miles Vorkosigan overcomes prejudice to claim his birthright.

    "Cross Time Engineer" series - (aka the "Conrad Stargard" series)

    by Leo Frankowski

    which begins with "The Cross Time Engineer" (1993)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Frankow%E2%80%A6

    Its even better if you are POLISH as the main character is as well!

    This was an eye opening look at how technology could transform a society, and gave some very good descriptions of simple improvements that lead to our own industrial revolution.

    I guess you can tell I loved these books.

    “Dune” (1965) by Frank Herbert

    (the first book of the “Dune Series)

    (Won the Hugo and Nebula Awards.)

    "Island in the Sea of Time" (1998) by S.M. Stirling.

    (the first book of the "Nantucket" series)

    "Foundation" (1951) by Issac Asimov

    (the first book of the "Foundation Series")

    Postulates the societal change, which would accompany the expansion into the stars.

    The seiries won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.

    (One of the other books in the series also won a Hugo Award.)

    “I, Robot” (1950) the book of early short stories by Issac Asimov on the subject of ROBOTS in which he postulates the "Three Laws of Robotics" should be read as a basis before reading the

    "The Caves of Steel" (1954) by Issac Asimov

    (the first of the "Robot" series / Lije Bailey mysteries)

    These books are the source from which the movie "I, Robot" is drawn.

    “1632” (2000) by Eric Flint

    (first book of the “Ring of Fire” alternate history series)

    "Ender's Game" (1985) by Orson Scott Card

    "Speaker for the Dead" (1986 - the sequel to "Ender's Game") by Orson Scott Card

    (Both won the Hugo and Nebula Awards.)

    In HUMOROUS Sci-Fi here are some I would recommend:

    "Phule's Company" (1990) by Robert Lynn Asprin

    (the first book of the "Phule's Company" series)

    Has the super-rich heir apparent of Phule Proof Munitions, become the commander of a mixed bag of aliens in the Space Legion.

    "Another Fine Myth" (1978) by Robert Lynn Asprin

    (the first book of the "Myth Adventure" Series)

    It revolves around a boy from Klah (hence he is a Klahd) becoming a magician with the help of his mentor a demon (dimensional traveler) from Perv (so he is a Pervect NOT a Pervert).

    "A Stainless Steel Rat is Born" (1985) by Harry Harrison

    (the fist book of the "Stainless Steel Rat" series)

    "Envoy to New Worlds" (1963) by Keith Laumer

    (the first book of the "Retief" (galactic diplomat) series)

    In FANTASY, here are some I would recommend:

    "Sheepfarmer's Daughter" by Elizabeth Moon

    (first book of the “Deed of Paksenarrion” trilogy)

    It has a FEMALE main character.

    “The Sword of Shannara” (1977) by Terry Brooks

    (first book of “The Original Shannara Trilogy”)

    One of the books in the series has a FEMALE main character.

    "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy by JRR Tolkien.

    Even if you have seen the movies these books are so much more

    in depth and well written to be worth your time.

    “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien

    It is the precursor to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

    (It was the book that showed me you could read for PURE enjoyment rather than to fulfill a school reading assignment.)

    Its hero Bilbo Baggins, pops up in the beginning and the end of "The Lord of the Rings", and was the first hobbit ring bearer.

    Source(s): almost 40 years reading Science Fiction & Fantasy Over 800 read and counting!
  • 1 decade ago

    Sci fi as in space?

    Star Trek series

    Stargate books

    This series is....well, I found them a little disturbing and I'm 30 but I think middleschool is the target audience.

    Mayflower Project (Remnants)

    For futuristic-Hunger Games is an absolute must.

    Any stories by Louise Lawrence

    Happy reading.

  • El C
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    1 decade ago

    Ender's game by Orson Scott Card. It's a good sci-fi book by any standard and all ages. Card is the only writer whose book won both Hugo and Nebula in two consecutive years and those two book are Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the dead :D

    You can also try Larry Niven's Ring World. Halo got its idea from this :P It's more scientific than fun I guess. But if you are into sci-fi factual novels then I recommend this :D

    Answer mine please :D

    http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200...

  • 1 decade ago

    Ender's game? Ender's shadow?

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