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What SciFi books did you like that are out now -- say last 3 years -- for MG?
#1 - April 17, 2014, 06:03 AM
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NO MORE MR. DAWDLE (Caramel Tree, April 2015)
UNGLUED (Caramel Tree, June 2015)

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I'm not sure when the last book was written, but the Mysterious Benedict Society was a fun read.  Except for a cliched villain, the characters are engaging and delightful.  It's sci-fi light though. (Not sure if you want more hardcore sci-fi).   
#2 - April 17, 2014, 06:18 AM

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Circus Galacticus by Deva Fagan!
Also The Doom Machine by Mark Teague (the guy who does the enthusiastic Dear Mrs. Larue dog picture books)
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex is a little older--maybe 5 years?--but my kids and I liked that one, too.

My favorite recent science fiction book is Ultrviolet, by RJ Anderson, but that one's YA. My preteen girls loved it, though.
#3 - April 17, 2014, 06:21 AM

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I enjoyed Rachel Searle's THE LOST PLANET, sort of a Star Wars-ish MG adventure.
#4 - April 17, 2014, 06:41 AM
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If you pardon the shameless promotion, I like my dh's Ambassador From Earth.

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#5 - April 17, 2014, 08:27 AM
Ghosts In the Night - Mackin 2019
Minnie's Green Book - HMH 2015
Mossy Marsha - Amazon
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Greg van Eekhout's BOY AT THE END OF THE WORLD is fun -- a science fiction survival story of sorts. My own mg books are science fiction, but I can't comment on the quality. :)


Edited to add: I just started MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY and it seems really good so far. A 2014 book.
#6 - April 17, 2014, 09:56 AM
Above World, 2/2012, Candlewick
Mirage (Book 2), 3/2013
Horizon (Book 3), 4/2014

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COSMIC by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

THE BOY AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Greg van Eekhout.
#7 - April 17, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Haven't read it yet, but you might want to check out Nathan Bransford's JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW and the other two books in the trilogy. His blog is funny and well written, so maybe his books are, too.
#8 - April 17, 2014, 10:08 AM
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I second COSMIC. Love love love love love that book!
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The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman and its sequel, The Cydonian Pyramid.
#10 - April 17, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Pete Hautman's series is a trilogy and the third book, THE KLAATU TERMINUS, was just released on April 8th. They're technically YA, but there's nothing inappropriate for the middle grade audience, in my opinion. (I just had the pleasure of going on tour with him last week -- he's such a great guy!)
#11 - April 17, 2014, 09:36 PM
Above World, 2/2012, Candlewick
Mirage (Book 2), 3/2013
Horizon (Book 3), 4/2014

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Ooh, glad to hear the 3rd book is now out!  I actually nominated the first book in the series for a Cybil in the teen sci-fi category a couple of years back but it reads as more MG to me.  ::-)
#12 - April 18, 2014, 01:46 PM
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SIDEKICKED by John Anderson was a really fun MG sci fi about kids training to be superheroes.
#13 - April 19, 2014, 09:45 AM

Mike Jung's GEEKS, GIRLS AND SECRET IDENTITIES. Upper MG
#14 - April 19, 2014, 11:15 AM
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BOT WARS by Kade
#15 - April 19, 2014, 06:35 PM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
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Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smit was a lot of fun, but had a lot of heart, too.


Also liked Circus Galacticus!
#16 - April 20, 2014, 05:11 AM
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