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Jun 19

Adult Summer Reading Suggestions: Science Fiction

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Imagine Your story Summer Reading Program takes place June 22 through July 31

Summer reading returns to the York County Public Library in June! This year's theme is Imagine Your Story, in which we celebrate all kinds of stories. With that in mind, our librarians have created lists of suggestions of some of our favorite books — both physical and digital — available for you to check out from York County Public Library. We will feature these lists here throughout the month of June.

Science Fiction List

Today we'll highlight our favorites titles from our Science Fiction Book List. Some of the best stories allow the reader to imagine a world where fantastical things exist due to scientific breakthroughs. But no matter how futuristic these worlds seem, we still find our humanity reflected in these stories. 

Science Fiction Book Suggestions for Adults
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret AtwoodThe Year of the Flood book cover
    Summary: The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners—a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life—has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.
  • The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
    Summary: Finally finding the mecca of isolation in a distant region known as the High Meggas, Larry Lynsey, a recluse who is aggressively protective of his singular solitude, finds his quiet existence shattered by the arrival of two accidental tourists and will do everything in his power to make them leave.
  • Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Summary: The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age--a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

Don't see something you like above? Never fear! We have plenty more wonderful books for you to check out. Click on the link below for a pdf of more books. Click on the book cover to request the book in our catalog.

Summer Reading Program Details
Registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Program at York County Public Library started June 8. This year, our Summer Reading Program will be exclusively online, using the Beanstack platform. All ages can log minutes spent reading, complete activities and earn badges and win prizes. To earn prizes, reading minutes and activities must be logged between June 22 and July 31. For more information about the 2020 Summer Reading Program, visit our Summer Reading page.