Lynn: I love science fiction of all kinds, from tales of first contact to space opera, from time travel to steampunk, even hard and apocalyptic sf. But I especially love humorous sf! In fact, my introduction to the whole genre came in the form of a very funny book my father handed me when I was 10: Eric Frank Russell’s Wasp (1957). I was hooked, and I still love it when sf delivers a laugh. Here are three special favorites of mine. Give one to a kid and you, too, may create a lifelong fan!
Black Hole Sun, by David Macinnis Gill
Packed with snappy dialog, nonstop action, and more twists and turns than the campaign trail, you’d be a carking dalit if you missed this one!
A Confusion of Princes, by Garth Nix
A spoiled brat of a prince discovers what it really means to turn 16 and become an official candidate for Emperor. This one is laugh-out-loud funny but also a total page-turner full of intrigue, double-dealing, and suspense.
Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs
Murder on the moon, space toilets, and a snarky narrator make this a winner with middle-schoolers.