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Science Fiction & Fantasy
Science Fiction and Fantasy is a category used to describe stories involving worlds quite different from what we experience presently. The two are in fact, quite different. Science Fiction is usually based on imagined scientific developments or environmental changes to create a radically different setting from present day Earth. It can also include stories of space travel and life on other planets. Fantasy presents tales of myth and magic, where the extradorinary is commonplace.
  • Ash  by Malinda Lo  (Location: Central Library)
    In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King's Huntress whom she loves.
  • Avatars: so this is how it ends  by Tui Sutherland  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    During an earthquake in the year 2012 five teens are transported seventy-five years into the future, where the end of the world is imminent, and are drawn together by a mysterious force.
  • Ballad: a gathering of faerie   by Maggie Stiefvater  (Location: Central Library)
    When music prodigy James Morgan and his best friend, Deirdre, join a private conservatory for musicians, his talent attracts Nuala, a faerie muse who fosters and feeds on creative energies, but soon he finds himself battling the Queen of the Fey for the very lives of Deirdre and Nuala.
  • The broken thread  by Linda Smith  (Locations: Central Library, Oak Ridges Moraine Library)
    Fifteen-year-old Alina comes from a long line of women who have gone to serve on the Isle of the Weavers, and she has always dreamed of doing the same. Her older sister is going to inherit the farm. She hasn't found any boy in the village that she's attracted to, like her other sister. And she loves her 10-year-old brother, but he's getting to be a pain to look after all the time. Still, a girl must be chosen to be a weaver, and Alina's already older than others were when they were called.
  • The dragon heir  by Cinda Williams Chima  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    The covenant that was meant to keep the wizard wars at bay has been stolen, and Trinity must prepare for attack.
  • Dragon’s keep  by Janet Lee Carey  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    n 1145 A.D., as foretold by Merlin, fourteen-year-old Rosalind, who will be the twenty-first Pendragon Queen of Wilde Island, has much to accomplish to fulfill her destiny, while hiding from her people the dragon's claw she was born with that reflects only one of her mother's dark secrets.
  • Edenborn   by Nick Sagan  (Location: Central Library)
    The six survivors of a microbial apocalypse that has wiped out the human race find themselves divided by two different views of how a new society should be established, in a tale told from the viewpoints of a child from each side of the conflict.
  • The eyes of a king  by Catherine Banner  (Location: Richvale Library)
    Ten years have passed in war-torn Malonia since the king and queen were murdered and the throne usurped by Lucien and his rebel troops. The people believe the prince has been exiled to a far-away land, saved by a prophecy that threatened those who would harm him. But they ask themselves, Is the prince still alive? Has he actually been murdered along with his parents? A country on the brink of revolution awaits his return in silence.
  • Fairest  by Gail Carson Levine  (Location: Richmond Green Library)
    In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.
  • Fixed   by Beth Goobie   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Nellie's world is thrown upside down after she meets the twin sister she never knew existed, which causes her to doubt everything she has been taught as a Black Core Cadet.
  • The Goodness Gene  by Sonia Levitin   (Location: Central Library)
    As son of the Compassionate Director of the Dominion of the Americas, Will, along with his twin brother Berk, have been groomed for leadership in a society that values genetic fitness, but he encounters information which causes him to question that society as well as his own identity.
  • Half World  by Hiromi Goto  (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Melanie Tamaki is an outsider. The lonely, overweight yet malnourished only child of a loving but neglectful mother is just barely coping with school and with life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by the vindictive Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie begins an epic and darkly fantastical journey to save her parents. What she does not yet realize is that the future of the universe depends upon her success.
  • How to Save the Universe Again  by Rob Payne  (Location: Central Library)
    After a very close call with a terrifying government organization in a parallel dimension, John Fitzgerald is hoping the rest of his summer will be a bit more relaxing. Unfortunately, his fellow inter-dimensional travellers have all decided to crash with him in Toronto for a while. As the tension of having seven people and one fat cat in a small house rises, strange events begin to make everyone feel that they’re not quite as safe as they had hoped...
  • The Last Universe   by William Sleator   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    When her desperately ill older brother insists that she take him into their mysterious backyard garden, designed by their quantum physicist great uncle, fourteen-year-old Susan discovers that things are not always what they seem.
  • Living Hell  by Catherine Jinks  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Chronicles the transformation of a spaceship into a living organism, as seventeen-year-old Cheney leads the hundreds of inhabitants in a fight for survival while machines turn on them, treating all humans as parasites.
  • Mimus  by Lilli Thal  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    The medieval kingdoms of Moltovia and Vinland have been engaged in a bitter and destructive war for years, but an end may finally be in sight. Twelve-year-old Prince Florin of Moltovia is called from his childhood games to his father's side for a peace celebration hosted by King Theodo in Vinland. Upon his arrival, Florin finds it has all been a terrible ruse; the King of Moltovia and his guards are chained in the castle's dungeon, and Florin is forced to apprentice to Mimus, Theodo's seemingly cruel and certainly repellent court jester.
  • The New World Order  by Ben Jeapes   (Location: Central Library)
    Having ended England's Civil War between the Roundheads and the Royalists in 1645, the Overlord of the Holekhor, a race from another world, and his half-English son question the decision to colonize the island and convert their beloved English to a faith characterized by witches and myriad gods.
  • The order of odd-fish  by James Kennedy  (Location: Central Library)
    Thirteen-year-old Jo suddenly finds her humdrum life turned upside down when Colonel Anatoly Kordakov shows up at her aunt's party and announces he has come to protect her.
  • The Princess Pawn   by Maggie L. Wood   (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    Willow Kingswell thinks of herself as an ordinary fourteen-year-old. Although she has been hearing her grandmother's stories about the enchanted realm of Mistolear for as long as she can remember, being a princess is the furthest thing from her mind. What's worrying Willow these days is finding a way to get accepted by the in-crowd at her high school without betraying her friend Abby.
  • Pucker  by Melanie Gideon   (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    A seventeen-year-old disfigured boy travels to an alternate world to save his mother's life.
  • A School for Sorcery  by E. Rose Sabin  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    Welcome to the Leslie Simonton School for the Magically Gifted - a school where students can expect the unexpected. But be careful. At this school the final exam could be a real...killer.
  • The Sky Inside  by Clare B. Dunkle  (Location: Central Library)
    Martin lives in a perfect world. Every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. Every spring the residents of his town take down the snow they've stuck to their windows and put up flowers. Every morning his family gathers around their television and votes, like everyone else, for whatever matter of national importance the president has on the table. Today, it is the color of his drapes. It's business as usual under the protective dome of suburb HM1. And it's all about to come crashing down.
  • Slave Harvest  by Andrew Butcher  (Locations: Central Library, Richmond Green Library)
    The Sickness that ravaged the world is complete and only the children are left. Having failed to resist the Scytharene alien attack, Travis and his friends are beamed on board spaceships, along with many other children - to become slaves. Just when it seems that there is no hope, help arrives from two unexpected sources: Darion, one of the Scytharene, who despises the destructiveness of his race. And a group of scientists, the last remaining adults, who have been hiding underground and have access to some serious weapons. A mission like this will involve great sacrifice but will it be enough to end the terror of the Scytharene?
  • Voices  by Ursula K. Le Guin  (Location: Central Library)
    Young Memer takes on a pivotal role in freeing her war-torn homeland from its oppressive captors.
  • Wondrous Strange  by Lesley Livingston  (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library)
    When seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow meets Sonny Flannery, she discovers he is a changeling and guardian of the gate between the faerie Otherworld and the mortal realm. She also learns that her mother had otherworldly powers that she has passed on to Kelley.