New Arrivals · Science Fiction

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


July 17, 2018
Johns, Geoff, 1973- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in magazine form.

Batman & Robin adventures

July 17, 2018
Dini, Paul.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey

July 17, 2018
Benson, Julie, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Who is Oracle? -- v. 2. Source code -- v. 3. Full circle

Nyxia unleashed

July 17, 2018
Reintgen, Scott, author.
New York : Crown, 2018.
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Emmett Atwater and the other Genesis spaceship survivors are caught between Babel and the indigenous Adamite population when they are sent to extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe.

Hullmetal girls

July 16, 2018
Skrutskie, Emily, 1993- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2018.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Aisha Un-Haad, seventeen, and Key Tanaka, eighteen, have risked everything for new lives as mechanically enhanced soldiers, and when an insurrection forces dark secrets to surface, the fate of humanity is in their hands.

The infinity war

July 16, 2018
Starlin, Jim.
New York : Marvel, 2006.
400 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Infinity war, #1-6.; Marvel Comics presents #108-111 and Warlock and the Infinisty watch #7-10."
"After Adam Warlock's return in Infinity Gauntlet, his worse half the Magus wasn't far behind. The struggle for power over the universe continues when a stockpile of evil twins overwhelm the Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, New Warriors, Alpha Flight and more. Will the universe be saved, destroyed or both?"--Publisher's description.

The final frontier : stories of exploring space, colonizing the universe, and first contact

July 16, 2018
New York : Night Shade Books, [2018]
579 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- A jar of goodwill / Tobias S. Buckell -- Mono no aware / Ken Liu -- Rescue mission / Jack Skillingstead -- Shiva in shadow / Nancy Kress -- Slow life / Michael Swanwick -- Three bodies at Mitanni / Seth Dickinson -- The deeps of the sky / Elizabeth Bear -- Diving into the wreck / Kristine Kathryn Rusch -- The voyage out / Gwyneth Jones -- The symphony of ice and dust / Julie Novakova -- Twenty lights to "The land of snow" / Michael Bishop -- The firewall and the door / Sean McMullen -- Permanent fatal errors / Jay Lake -- Gypsy / Carter Scholz -- Sailing the Antarsa / Vandana Singh -- The mind is its own place / Carrie Vaughn -- The wreck of the Godspeed / James Patrick Kelly -- Seeing -- Genevieve Valentine -- Travelling into nothing / An Owomoyela -- Glory / Greg Egan -- The island / Peter Watts.
The urge to explore and discover is a natural and universal one, and the edge of the unknown is expanded with each passing year as scientific advancements inch us closer and closer to the outer reaches of our solar system and the galaxies beyond them. In this collection of galaxy-spanning adventures of discovery and adventure, science fiction writers give readers increasingly new and alien ways to look out into our broad and sprawling universe. From generations ships to warp drives, exploring new worlds to first contacts, they are a reminder that the universe is brimming with possibilities. -- adapted from back cover

Thrawn : alliances

July 13, 2018
Zahn, Timothy, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
342 pages ; 24 cm
At head of title: Star wars.

Game of the gods

July 12, 2018
Schiffman, Jay, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
335 pages ; 24 cm
Max Cone is a renowned military commander and judge, but all he really wants is a life outside politics. When one leader gives Cone a powerful device that predicts the future, he doesn't want to believe the prophecy: that the world will soon end, and he is to blame. Soon after, his wife and children are taken, his allies are killed, and his friends are imprisoned. With the world descenting into a cataclysmic global war, every nation wants Cone on their side. However, his only priority is finding his family, freeing his friends, and save his people. To do this, Cone must become a lethal killer and lead a ragtag group of warriors and together they might be the world's only hope.

Blood's a rover

July 11, 2018
Ellison, Harlan, author.
Burton MI: Subterranean Press, 2018.
225 pages ; 24 cm
Dust jacket by Richard Corben.
All of the Vic, Blood, and Spike material, including stories, aphorisms, and the screenplay for the TV pilot. Quotations from The wit and wisdom of Blood scattered through book.
Eggsucker (2033) -- A boy and his dog (2034) -- Run, Spot, run (2034) -- Blood's a rover (2034) [teleplay].
Complete story of A Boy and His Dog, and a Girl who is tougher than the other two combined.

Spider-Man : Miles Morales

July 10, 2018
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Contains Spider-Man #1-5 -- v. 2. Contains Spider-Man #6-11 -- v. 3. Contains Spider-man #15-21 -- v. 4. Contains Spider-man #234-240


July 10, 2018
Accardo, Jus, author.
290 pages ; 21 cm.
"Multiple dimensions... one chance to save us all..." -- Cover.
Sera is the obsession of a killer chasing a ghost. G is a soldier with too much blood on his hands. Dylan lost the only person he ever loved - and will stop at nothing to get her back. In a whirlwind chase that takes them back to where it all started, Sera, G, and Dylan will have to confront their demons - both physical and mental - and each other, in order to win their freedom.

River of bones

July 6, 2018
Anderson, Taylor, 1963- author.
New York, New York : ACE, 2018.
461 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Commander Matt Reddy and his crew are afraid it may finally be the end of the USS Walker. Ever since their ship was transported to another world, and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between the Lemurians and the vicious Grik, the Walker has been taking a pounding. With Walker out of commission for repairs, Reddy takes command of a different ship and joins a desperate battle to block the Grik swarm. Meanwhile, the humans and their allies face a deadly second front in the Republic to the south.

Of the Abyss

July 6, 2018
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia, author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
477 pages ; 17 cm.
"Harper Voyager Impulse dark fantasy"--Spine.
"After decades of strife, peace has finally been achieved in Kavet--but at a dark cost. Sorcery is outlawed, and anyone convicted of consorting with the beings of the other realms--the Abyssi and the Numini--is put to death. The only people who can even discuss such topics legally are the scholars of the Order of the Napthol, who give counsel when questions regarding the supernatural planes arise. Hansa Viridian, a captain in the elite guard unit tasked with protecting Kavet from sorcery, has always led a respectable life. But when he is implicated in a sorcerer's crimes, the only way to avoid execution is to turn to the Abyss for help--specifically, to a half-Abyssi man he's sworn he hates, but whose physical attraction he cannot deny. Hansa is only the first victim in a plot that eventually drags him, a sorcerer named Xaz, and a Sister of the Napthol named Cadmia into the depths of the Abyss, where their only hope of escape is to complete an infernal task that might cost them their lives"--Page 4 of cover.

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy. Volume 1

July 5, 2018
McCranie, Stephen, 1987- author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018.
243 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
"This book collects Space Boy episodes 1-16 previously published online at"--Title page verso.
Amy lives on a colony in deep space, but when her father loses his job the family moves back to Earth, where she has to adapt to heavier gravity, a new school, and a strange boy with no flavor.

Bandwidth : an analog novel

July 5, 2018
Peper, Eliot, author.
252 pages ; 22 cm
A rising star at a preeminent political lobbying firm, Dag Calhoun represents the world's most powerful technology and energy executives. But when a close brush with death reveals that the influence he wields makes him a target, impossible cracks appear in his perfect, richly appointed life. Like everyone else, Dag relies on his digital feed for everything--a feed that is as personal as it is pervasive, and may not be as private as it seems. As he struggles to make sense of the dark forces closing in on him, he discovers that activists are hijacking the feed to manipulate markets and governments. Going public would destroy everything he's worked so hard to build, but it's not just Dag's life on the line--a shadow war is coming, one that will secure humanity's future or doom the planet to climate catastrophe. Ultimately, Dag must decide the price he's willing to pay to change the world.

The unbeatable Squirrel Girl

July 3, 2018
North, Ryan, 1980- author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Squirrel power -- v. 2. Squirrel you know it's true -- v. 3. Squirrel, you really got me now -- v. 4. I kissed a squirrel and I liked it -- v. 5. Like I'm the only squirrel in the world -- v. 6. Who run the world? Squirrels -- v. 7. I've been waiting for a squirrel like you -- v. 8. My best friend's squirrel

The undercurrent

July 3, 2018
Weston, Paula, author.
Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2017.
383 pages ; 24 cm
"Eighteen-year-old Julianne De Marchi is different. She has an electrical undercurrent beneath her skin that stings and surges like a live wire. She can use it; to spark a fire, maybe even end a life; but she doesn't understand what it is. She can barely control it, especially when she's anxious. Ryan Walsh was on track for a stellar football career when his knee blew out. Now he's a soldier; part of an experimental privatised military unit that has identified Jules De Marchi as a threat. Is it because of the weird undercurrent she's tried so hard to hide? Or because of her mother Angie's history as an activist against bio-engineering and big business? It's no coincidence that Ryan and Jules are in the same place at the same time; he's under orders to follow her, after all. But then an explosive attack on a city building by an unknown enemy throws them together in the most violent and unexpected way." -- Provided by publisher.

The calculating stars

July 2, 2018
Kowal, Mary Robinette, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
431 pages ; 21 cm
"A lady astronaut novel."
On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York's experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition's attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn't take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can't go into space, too. Elma's drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

Invincible, ultimate collection

June 29, 2018
Kirkman, Robert.
Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2008-
volumes : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Invincible #1-13 -- v. 2. Invincible #14-24, #0 and Image comics summer special #1 -- v. 3. Invincible #25-35 and The pact #4 -- v. 4. Invincible #36-47 -- v. 5. Invincible #48-59 and The astounding Wolf-Man #11 -- v. 6. Invincible #60-70 and Invincible returns #1 -- v. 7. Invincible #71-84 -- v. 8. Invincible #85-96 -- v. 9. Invincible #97-108 -- v. 10. Invincible #109-120 -- v. 11 Invincible #121-132 -- v. 12. Invincible #133-144

My plain Jane

June 29, 2018
Hand, Cynthia, 1978- author.
xi, 450 pages ; 22 cm
You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester--and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Bronte, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

Empire of silence

June 29, 2018
Ruocchio, Christopher, author.
New York : DAW BOOKS, 2018.
viii, 612 pages ; 24 cm
Lexicon included.
It was not his war. On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe started down a path that could only end in fire. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives--even the Emperor himself--against Imperial orders. But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier. Fleeing his father and a future as a torturer, Hadrian finds himself stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and into the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, he will find himself fight a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.

Amazing Spider-man : Family business

June 28, 2018
Waid, Mark, 1962
New York, NY : Marvel Comics , 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Someone has Spider-man in their crosshairs and the only person in the Marvel Universe who can save him is ...Peter Parker's sister ?!

Fugitive six

June 27, 2018
Lore, Pittacus, author.
436 pages ; 22 cm.
After her friends from the Human Garde Academy saved her from mysterious abductors, Taylor uncovers a mole from a secret organization within the school that is orchestrating the disappearance of other teens with special abilities.

Gate crashers

June 27, 2018
Tomlinson, Patrick S., author.
New York : a Tor book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.
416 pages ; 21 cm
"Humankind ventures farther into the galaxy than ever before... and immediately causes an intergalactic incident. In their infinite wisdom, the crew of the exploration vessel Magellan, or as she prefers, 'Maggie,' decides to bring the alien structure they just found back the Earth. The only problem? The aliens are awfully fond of that structure. A planet full of bumbling, highly evolved primates has just put itself on a collision course with a wider, and more hostile, galaxy that is stranger than anyone can possibly imagine."-- Back cover.

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