Help me find more great sci-fi about ancient aliens / ancient technologies for my favorite 14-year-old avid reader.
I work in the sci-fi/fantasy section of a bookstore and am visited about once a month by a 14-year-old kid who is always dying for new recommendations. Because I love seeing kids enthusiastic about reading, and because I love matching people up with books they will ultimately adore, I would like to make up a big list of to-reads for him.
Here are things that he likes:
* ancient aliens
* ancient technologies
* zombies ("World War Z"
* the Halo video game series
* the Alien movie series
* Clive Cussler's stuff that takes place in outer space
* The Hunger Games series, but he's already far beyond that reading level
* Caroline Stevermer's "River Rats"
- this is one of his all-time favorites
Here are things that he doesn't like:
* Vernor Vinge (the universe was too vast I think - he couldn't get into it)
Last time I suggested:
* Colson Whitehead's "Zone One"
(he seemed pretty stoked)