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Summer is upon us! That means time off work, no school until fall and plenty of time for activities in the backyard. Journey to a new realm, travel to a galaxy far, far away or transport yourself into the future with these novels inspired by artifacts at MoPOP 


Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

Accompany Arthur Dent on his comedic hijinks through space after he is abducted from Earth moments before it’s demolished for a cosmic superhighway. 


Eragon by Christopher Paolini 

Join the adventures of a teen boy named Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, as they struggle to overthrow the evil king Galbatorix in the first book of The Inheritance Cycle series.  


The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks 


Journey into The Four Lands as Shea Ohmsford searches for the magical sword of Shannara to defeat evil the Warlock Lord, Brona 


The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 


Discover the coming-of-age story of a magically gifted orphan and fugitive Kvothe, as he daringly attempts to become a student at the legendary school of magic. 


The Time Machine by H.G. Wells 

Follow the Time Traveller as he recounts his journey to the year 802,700 – where everything in this perfect utopia is not as it seems. 


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle 


Embark on a journey through time, space and the multiverse as Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe try to save Mr. Murry and the world. 


Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne 

Journey around the world with Phileas Fogg in his attempt to travel around the world via hot air balloon in 80 days. 


The Tomorrow People by Judith Merril 

Follow Johnny Wendt, the sole survivor of an ill-fated expedition to Mars on his quest to find out what’s happening on the Red Planet. 


Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein 


Join the toughest boot camp in the Universe and head into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry during “The Bug War.”  


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About the author

Rachael Lovette

Rachael is the Content Marketing Manager for MoPOP by day, dystopian sci-fi, fantasy fanatic by night.