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Hunt For the Hydra
by Jason Fry
A family of space privateers becomes embroiled in a solar system-wide conspiracy, all while the three sibling compete to determine who will become the next captain of the ship when their mother steps down.
Mars Evacuees
by Sophia McDougall
Twelve-year-old Alice Dare is one of 300 seven- to sixteen-year-olds evacuated to Mars to attend school and train as soldiers, safe from the war with Earth's invading aliens, the Morrors, but when all of the adults and robots mysteriously disappear, the youths must survive on their own.
Six
by M.M. Vaughan
When twelve-year-old Parker's father, on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped, Parker is determined to find him, but his search soon uncovers a sinister project that threatens far more than Parker's family.
Spacejackers
by Huw Powell
As a baby, Jake Cutler was separated from his family and left on the planet Remota, deep in the seventh solar system. Eleven years later, Jake carries a secret within himself that could change the entire universe.
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Spacejackers
Spell Robbers
by Matthew J. Kirby
Ben Warner is invited to join a "science camp" led by a quantum physicist Dr. Madeleine Hughes, and with his new friend Peter he discovers the secret art of Actuation--the ability to change reality by imagining it differently--but he also finds that there are people willing to kill for that secret.
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Quantum League
Tesla's Attic
by Neal Shusterman
With a plot combining science and the supernatural, four kids are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla.
The Dark Wild
by Piers Torday
Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes, who has been locked away at a school for troubled children, is called upon to save the last animals living in a post-apocalyptic world where disease has killed most living things.
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Last Wild
The Fog Diver
by Joel N. Ross
In this futuristic high-stakes adventure, humanity clings to cities on the highest mountain peaks above the deadly Fog, and airships transport the pirates of the skies. Daring 13-year-old tetherboy Chess and his salvage crew must face the dark plans of Lord Kodoc and work to save their beloved Mrs. E.
The Incredible Space Raiders: From Space!
by Wesley King
In 2156, when Jonah awakens on the Fantastic Flying Squirrel, he is informed that he is one of 200 children being trained as The Incredible Space Raiders, whose mission is to destroy the Entirely Evil Things of the Dark Zone, but there is more going on than any of the children could guess.
The Scavengers
by Michael Perry
With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.
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