Teenagers . . . IN SPACE!

It's almost impossible to find space-based YA sci-fi. These books feature adolescents, aliens, space ships, extraterrestrial planets, and awesomeness.
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408 books · 677 voters · list created November 19th, 2010 by Phoebe (votes) .
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message 1: by Xenophon (last edited Dec 24, 2010 04:16PM) (new)

Xenophon Hendrix Dune features a teenager in space, but I guess I wouldn't call it a young-adult novel, whatever those are supposed to be.


message 2: by Nila (new)

Nila Yes! I've been looking for more space ya books.


message 3: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin The Knife Of Never Letting Go isn't set in space, it's set on another planet. This planet has an atmosphere and its own moons. So if this book can be classed as being set in space, so can every book. I appreciate that some aspects of the book involve space, but that's not where it's set.


message 4: by Darlene (new)

Darlene Stairclimber is listed twice. See #33 and #91. Maybe one is suppose to be another book from the series - Airborne or Skybreaker.


message 5: by Mary (new)

Mary Catelli Mirror Dance is not about teenagers


message 6: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Thanks for the heads up! I removed Mirror Dance. It's definitely not YA.


message 7: by Darlene (new)

Darlene Based on the titles in the list it seems stories where a teen travels to another planet in space would fit. What about Enchantress From the Stars by Engdahl? David Weber has a series including A Beautiful Friendship, Fire Season and Treecat Wars. There aren't many books where a teen is on a space ship for the whole story, but there are several more where a teen travels through space to another planet or lives on a planet other than earth. Your list is a great starting point for stories like that. There's even a Heinlein title I don't recognize. I'm going to track it down. Thanks!


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message 9: by Lexx (new)

Lexx Just added My Return To Planet Earth. A teen ends up in space after meeting other alien teens. Told from his point of view as he travels aboard a cargo ship. There is also another in the series due out 2017. Liked the first Book.


message 10: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Blakeney Nila wrote: "Yes! I've been looking for more space ya books."

Have you checked out Digging in the Stars? Teens doing archaeology in outer space.


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