I need to read a science fiction novel by Friday, and so I started a book, but it turns out it’s not scifi. Any short, young adult scifi novels I can get? Thanks!
I recommend Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. He allows his book to be read for free.
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (1987)
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein (1955-2005)
Powers by Ursula K. LeGuin (2007)
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (2009)
Marsbound by Joe Haldeman (2008)
anything by Connie Willis (most are long but engaging–check your library or the bookstore; Blackout/All Clear won both the Hugo and the Nebula. Blackout is over 500 pages and All Clear over 650, though)
If you can read graphic novels, Agatha Clay Heterodyne–Girl Genius (on line http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ )
The Tar-Aiym Krang, A Call to Arms or Glory Lane by Alan Dean Foster
Slaughterhouse-Five, The Martian Chronicles, 1984, John Carter of Mars, Flowers for Algernon, Foundation, Fahrenheit 451, and Childhood’s End. These are all notable sci-fi books that I pulled from my bookshelf that aren’t too long.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before – and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
They aren’t extremely short, but you will get so into it that you will definitely have it finished by Friday!
Sci-fi/horror: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (~150 pages)
Sci-fi/drama/coming-of-age: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (~300 pages)
Sci-fi/action/horror-ish: Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (~200 pages)
Sci-fi/comedy/adventure: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (~200 pages)
Sci-fi/fantasy: Wings by Bill Brittain (~130 pages)
Roadside Picnic is sort of obscure and might be a little difficult to find. I personally found Never Let Me Go to be the most interesting, even though it’s the longest of the five. Wings may be considered more of a fantasy, so if you decide to read that one, make sure it fits your requirements.
I believe the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide is considered science fiction and it’s a novella, so it’s intended to be shorter than a full length book.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins if that’s to short Twilight by Stephenie Meyer if that’s to short Under the Dome by Stephen King ! All of these are AWESOME. (well for me I <3 scifi)
Ender’s Game! It’s short and you’ll be able to read it in 2 days, easily.
Here’s the first chapter for ya, to see if its your cup of tea.
i would have to say the hunger games, the summoning series by kelley armstrong or city of bones by cassandra clare