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Sci-Fi Authors For Children And YA – 5 Women To Watch

Book publicists might be buzzing about Veronica Roth, Marissa Meyer and newcomer Sally Green, but here are a few sci-fi authors worth a second look.

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Leigh Ann Kopans: Recipient of the SCBWI Spark Honor Award for a YA perspective on sad, half-superpowered freaks, this book breathes new life into the superhero trope.
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Leigh Ann Kopans: Recipient of the SCBWI Spark Honor Award for a YA perspective on sad, half-superpowered freaks, this book breathes new life into the superhero trope.

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Myra McEntire: Her trilogy of southern-infused time-travel novels blends romance with mystery and science for a page-turning YA that should really be on the big screen.
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Myra McEntire: Her trilogy of southern-infused time-travel novels blends romance with mystery and science for a page-turning YA that should really be on the big screen.

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Susan Kaye Quinn: With novels out for children, adults and YA readers, her background as a rocket scientist (seriously!) is evident in every story she writes.
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Susan Kaye Quinn: With novels out for children, adults and YA readers, her background as a rocket scientist (seriously!) is evident in every story she writes.

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Dianne Salerni: Her first two novels may have been historical fiction, but her newest book for middle graders, The Eighth Day, firmly establishes her sci-fi cred.
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Dianne Salerni: Her first two novels may have been historical fiction, but her newest book for middle graders, The Eighth Day, firmly establishes her sci-fi cred.

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Cidney Swanson: Saving Mars is the first book in a series of five, worthy of the Best of Kirkus award and the SCBWI Spark Honor Award it received.
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Cidney Swanson: Saving Mars is the first book in a series of five, worthy of the Best of Kirkus award and the SCBWI Spark Honor Award it received.

Have you read some underappreciated sci-fi for children and young adults? Share your love for them in the comments.

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