New Arrivals · Science Fiction

September 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


September 29, 2016
Simmons, Kristen, author.
384 pages ; 22 cm
Includes a "Tor Teen Reading & Activity Guide", pages [381]-384.
A Tom Doherty Associates Book.
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She's been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She's no longer alone; it's the two of them against the world. That's something even a town this brutal can't take away from her. Until it does. Lena's future depends on her family's factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she'll risk everything to do what's right. In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules. An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

The swan riders

September 29, 2016
Bow, Erin, author.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
"The sequel to The scorpion rules"--Cover.
"Greta was her country's crown princess, and also its hostage, destined to be the first casualty in an inevitable war. But when the war came, it broke all the rules, and Greta forged a different past. She is no longer princess. No longer hostage. No longer human. Greta Stuart has become an AI."--Cover, p. [2]

Zero-G : a novel

September 28, 2016
Shatner, William, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
353 pages ; 24 cm
"Book one"--T.p.
In the year 2050, under the command of former fighter pilot and FBI field agent Samuel Lord, a crew of "Zero-G" men are charged with investigating crime beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the rival Chinese and Russian stations. Early on, a scientist named Dr. May claims that her research has been stolen, but the coincidence of her arrival with a tsunami and her unusual behavior make Lord think she might be hiding something. He is also suspicious of the lack of activity from the Chinese station. As one disaster follows another, Lord and his team must connect the dots to discover who or what is causing them, and how Dr. May and the Chinese are involved. -- adapted from dust jacket.


September 23, 2016
Merbeth, K. S., author.
409 pages ; 19 cm
In a post-apocalyptic world that has lost its humanity, Kid tries to survive by joining a band of outlaws, but she soon discovers they may not be the heroes she was hoping for.

Eternity's mind

September 23, 2016
Anderson, Kevin J., 1962- author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
572 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees. The alien Ildiran Empire rebuilt their grand Prism Palace under the light of their seven suns, and their Mage-Imperator declared a new age of expansion and discover. But peace was not to last. The malevolent Klikiss robots soon found an ally in the ancient and near-omnipotent Shana Rei, destructive creatures who are the personification of darkness and chaos...awakened after millennia of slumber to destroy all sentient life in the universe. The Confederation and the Ildiran Empire fought in every way possible, but the Spiral Arm itself seemed doomed.

X-Men origins : Gambit

September 23, 2016
Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]
1 volume (various pagings) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in magazine form as X-Men Origins: Gambit #1, Uncanny X-Men #266-267, X-Men #33, Gambit #25 and Nation X #2.

Hell's heart

September 22, 2016
Miller, John Jackson, author.
New York : Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2016]
383 pages ; 17 cm.
"Based on Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation created by Gene Roddenberry."
"When Klingon commander Kruge died in combat against James T. Kirk on the Genesis planet back in 2285, he left behind a powerful house in disarray&#x;and a series of ticking time bombs: the Phantom Wing, a secret squadron of advanced Birds-of-Prey; a cabal of loyal officers intent on securing his heritage; and young Korgh, his thwarted would-be heir, willing to wait a Klingon lifetime to enact his vengeance. Now, one hundred years later, while on a diplomatic mission for the United Federation of Planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are snared in the aged Korgh&#x;s trap&#x;and thrust directly in the middle of an ancient conflict. But as Commander Worf soon learns, Korgh may be after far bigger game than anyone imagines, confronting the Federation-Klingon alliance with a crisis unlike any it has ever seen!"--Back cover.

Wonder Woman

September 21, 2016
Azzarello, Brian.
New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Blood -- v. 2. Guts -- v. 3. Iron -- v. 4. War -- v. 5. Flesh -- v. 6. Bones -- v. 7. War-torn -- v. 8. A twist of fate

Green Arrow

September 21, 2016
Grell, Mike, author.
New York : DC Comics, c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Hunters moon -- v. 2. Here there be dragons -- v. 3. The trial of Oliver Queen -- v. 4. Blood of the dragon -- v. 5. Black arrow -- v. 6. Last action hero

The Forgetting

September 21, 2016
Cameron, Sharon, 1970- author.
403 pages ; 22 cm
Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, hemmed in by high walls, but every twelve years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--but somehow seventeen-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.

Navigators of Dune

September 21, 2016
Herbert, Brian, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
412 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"
In a story set 10,000 years before the classic Dune, we discover the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild). Roderick Corrino is forced to take the throne after the assassination of his brother. He knows that the Navigators are the key to charting a glorious future for humanity... or the end of civilization.


September 20, 2016
Snyder, Scott.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The court of owls -- v. 2. The city of owls -- v. 3. Death of the family -- v. 4. Zero year : secret city -- v. 5. Zero year : dark city -- v. 6. Graveyard shift -- v. 7. Endgam -- v. 8. Superheavy

Michael Vey : fall of Hades

September 20, 2016
Evans, Richard Paul, author.
New York : Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink, 2016.
xiii, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
"Michael and the Electroclan embark on their deadliest mission yet. The head of the resistance, known only as the voice, believes that the best way to wipe out the Elgen is to steal their money. That means capturing the Joule, the Elgen boat that serves as a floating treasury. Michael and his friends have learned about a highly placed member of the Elite Global Guard named Welch who wants to defect. They also know that three of the Elgen electric youth have been condemned to death. If the Electroclan can rescue them and get to Welch first, they just might be able to steal the Joule. But it's a big if..."--from dust jacket.

The sound of seas

September 20, 2016
Anderson, Gillian, 1968- author.
New York : Simon451, 2016.
xx, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
"After discovering the secrets to the Gaalderkhani tiles -- ancient computers that house not just memories, but untold destructive force -- Caitlin O'Hara's son gets accidentally thrust back in time. In order to save him she must master the power of the tiles and figure out what the Gaalderkhani's modern relatives are searching and killing for. Can she put the pieces together and bring her son back home again?"-- Provided by publisher.

The crack in space

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
202 pages ; 21 cm
When a repairman accidentally discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether as a way to ease Earth's overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace, or are they just as corrupt and ill-intentioned as the people of this world?

Dr. Bloodmoney

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2012.
266 pages ; 21 cm

Dr. Futurity

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
166 pages ; 21 cm

Lies, Inc.

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2011.
225 p. ; 21 cm.
"Formerly published as The unteleported man"--T.p.
When catastrophic overpopulation threatens Earth, one company offers to teleport citizens to Whale’s Mouth, an allegedly pristine new home for happy and industrious émigrés. But there is one problem: the teleportation machine only works in one direction. When Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that some of the footage of happy settlers may have been faked, he sets out on an eighteen-year journey to see if anyone wants to come back. Lies, Inc. is one of Philip K. Dick’s final novels, which he expanded from his novella The Unteleported Man shortly before his death. In its examination of totalitarianism, reality, and hallucination, it encompasses everything that Dick’s fans love about his oeuvre.

The simulacra

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2011.
230 p. ; 21 cm.
A disparate group of characters are brought together on a ravaged Earth and must contend with an underclass that's starting to ask too many questions.

Solar lottery

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2012.
202 pages ; 21 cm
In the year 2203, when a system of random selection chooses both public officeholders and the targets of political assassination, Ted Benteley challenges the system and becomes a pawn in a power struggle that changes the direction of history.

Vulcan's hammer

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2012.
163 pages ; 21 cm

We can build you

September 20, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2012.
258 pages ; 21 cm
Louis Rosen and his partners sell people--ingeniously designed, historically authentic simulacra of personages such as Edwin M. Stanton and Abraham Lincoln. The problem is that the only prospective buyer is a rapacious billionaire whose plans for the simulacra could land Louis in jail. Then there's the added complication that someone--or something--like Abraham Lincoln may not want to be sold. Is an electronic Lincoln any less alive than his creators? Is a machine that cares and suffers inferior to the woman Louis loves--a borderline psychopath who does neither? With irresistible momentum, intelligence, and wit, Philip K. Dick creates an arresting techno-thriller that suggests a marriage of Bladerunner and Barbarians at the Gate.

Batman Arkham. Poison Ivy

September 20, 2016
Kanigher, Robert, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
240 pages, 72 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form in Batman 181, Batman 339, Batman: legends of the Dark Knight 42-43, Batman: Poison Ivy 1, Batman: shadow of the bat annual 3, Batman villain secret files 1, Detective comics 23.1, Gotham City sirens 8, Joker's asylum: Poison Ivy 1, Secret origins 36, The Batman chronicles 10, Who's who: the definiteve directory of the DC Universe 18, Who's who in the DC Universe 5, World's finest comics 251-252.

Batman. Arkham Knight genesis

September 20, 2016
Tomasi, Peter, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Prequel to the video game Phenomenon"--Cover.
"Originally published in single magazine form in Batman: Arkham Knight genesis 1-6."--T.p. verso.
"There is a new hero in Gotham City. One with a much more lethal stance on crime and an uncompromising vision of justice. He is the Arkham Knight. And he stands in direct opposition to Gotham's Dark Knight protector. In this prequel graphic novel to the smash-hit video game phenomenon Batman: Arkham Knight, learn more about the game's main villain (or hero?) with this definitive origin tale. Written by Peter J. Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis is a must-have for any fan of the Rocksteady Arkham Trilogy's finale. Collects issues #1-6."-- Provided by publisher.

The span of empire

September 15, 2016
Flint, Eric, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, [2016]
562 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Baen Books original"--Title page verso.
"It has become clear to the Jao and their human and Lleix partners that to defeat the Ekhat who have been terrorizing the galaxy for eons, they need more allies. An exploration fleet created by Earth's humans is sent out but after a long search, all the expedition finds are dead worlds slaughtered by the Ekhat. Do they continue to search down the galactic arm in which Earth and the Jao worlds like or make an astounding leap in another direction. Meanwhile, a new generation of Ekhat leaders are growing into power who have not forgotten the damage the Jao have done to them over the years. It's up to the Jao-human-Lleix confederation and the new allies they make to survive the onslaught and turn the tables on the Ekhat."-- Provided by publisher.

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