New Arrivals · Science Fiction

August 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ecko burning

August 22, 2014
Ware, Danie, author.
London : Titan Books, [2014].
457 pages : map ; 21 cm
Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using its forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who's lost his best freind and wants only to do the right thing. Seeking weapons, Ecko and his companions follow a trail of myth and rumour to a ruined city where both nightmare and shocking truth lie in wait. When all of these things come together, the world will change beyond recognition. Back in London, the Bard is offered the opportunity to realise everything he has ever wanted--if he will give up his soul.

The aftermath

August 21, 2014
Alexander, Jen.
©2014
272 pages ; 22 cm
Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville--polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibals. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psycholocial challenge--sometimes with devasting consequences--all just to live another day. With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in sore sort of game, and all her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border. If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival--and a life beyond the only world Caludia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.

Havoc

August 19, 2014
Aguirre, Ann, author.
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
x, 310 pages ; 18 cm.
When the prison ship Perdition is taken over by mercenaries with orders to execute the prisoners, Dresdemona "Dred" Devos leads a ragtag army of inmates into a bloody war to make sure the mercenaries do not complete their mission.

Point of divergence

August 18, 2014
Ward, Dayton.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
651 pages ; 18 cm.

Fractured

August 18, 2014
Molles, D. J., author.
London : Orbit, [2014].
708 pages ; 19 cm.

Aftermath

August 15, 2014
Molles, D. J.
New York : Orbit, 2014.
441 p. ; 19 cm.
To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.

The causal angel

August 15, 2014
Rajaniemi, Hannu, author.
New York : Tor, 2014.
290 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization and his unrivaled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set a new benchmark for Science Fiction in the 21st century. Now, with his third novel, he completes the tale of the many lives, and minds, of gentleman rogue Jean le Flambeur. Influenced as much by the fin de siècle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of a wild future,and deep conjectures on the nature of reality and story. In The Causal Angel we will discover the ultimate fates of Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system"--Provided by publisher.

Overlord : an event group thriller

August 15, 2014
Golemon, David Lynn.
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, 2014.
375 pages ; 25 cm
"In the stunning conclusion to the trilogy within the Event Group series that began with EVENT and continued with LEGACY (fans' favorite titles), a time of war is upon humanity. The plans of a million years are finally ready for what has always been coming--Armageddon. Finally, the first move is set in motion and the assassinations begin, eliminating the leadership and consolodating military control of the seas and airspace of the world's most powerful nations. Only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give the Earth a fighting chance at survival--a tiny being that has already saved the world once in the Arizona desert is now called upon to outthink his former masters. The one entity on the planet that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind, The Event Group, is suffering from losses of military personnel and being torn apart by internal conflict. The Group also faces a threat that may be far more dangerous to Earth's survival than the attacks from deep space--their old enemies have returned to take revenge and the worst fears of Department 5656 are realized--a breach in security allows intruders to get at the secrets inside the complex in Nevada. As the war wages on, countries fall, nations fight to the last man, and the fate of planet depends on a few good men and women in this action-packed thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author David Golemon"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebels : city of Indra : the story of Lex and Livia

August 13, 2014
Jenner, Kendall Nicole, 1995-
New York : Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing, 2014.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"City of Indra ; 1"--Title page verso.
"Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, present their debut novel--a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together. Two cities... Two girls... A shared destiny... In a world of the far future, the great city of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved into tunnels beneath the surface of the earth. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the youngest sisters in the Kardashian dynasty, have written a gripping tale of air, fire, and a bond of blood"-- Provided by publisher.

The ultra thin man

August 11, 2014
Swenson, Patrick.
New York : Tor, 2014.
334 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book".
"In the twenty-second century, a future in which mortaline wire controls the weather on the settled planets and entire refugee camps drowse in drug-induced slumber, no one-- alive or dead, human or alien-- is quite what they seem. When terrorists manage to crash Coral, the moon, into its home planet of Ribon, forcing evacuation, it's up to Dave Crowell and Alan Brindos, contract detectives for the Network Intelligence Organization, to solve a case of interplanetary consequences. Crowell and Brindos are forced to fight through the intrigue to discover the depths of an interstellar conspiracy. And to answer the all-important question: Who, and what, is the Ultra Thin Man?"-- Provided by publisher.

Hellhole : inferno

August 8, 2014
Herbert, Brian.
New York : Tor, 2014.
446 pages ; 25 cm
"Book three in the Hellhole trilogy"--Title page.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"After the events of Hellhole Awakening, the people of Hellhole and the shadow-Xayans scramble to rally against the threat from the still-living rogue Xayans. Back on Sonjeera, the Monarchy is in an uproar after their surprising defeat and the breakaway of the Deep Zone planets. But after touring Hellhole, Queen Michella is shaken, and begins to realize that she can never have the old Monarchy back. Before the Queen can return to Sonjeera, she's captured by the rogue Xayans and learns the reason for their attack: the orthodox Xayans had developed their minds to the point where they could evolve and, in so doing, trigger another Big Bang, wiping out everything. Now, twenty-two huge asteroids from the outer reaches of the solar system are bearing towards Hellhole, summoned by the rogue sect as a last resort. Can all these lives and the planet itself be saved?" -- Provided by publisher.

Hacker

August 5, 2014
Dekker, Ted, 1962- author.
©2014
266 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Nyah Parks is a genius hacker who makes a living by cracking the firewalls of the world's largest corporations. But when the biggest job of her life goes wrong, she's plunged into a desperate situation with only one way out: one last hack that will either save her or kill her.

Islands of rage & hope

August 5, 2014
Ringo, John, 1963- author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, [2014]
405 pages ; 25 cm
"With the world consumed by a devastating plague, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on the Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together the remains of the US Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America. The next step: produce a vaccine. But to do that, forces led by Smith's terrifyingly precocious daughters Sophia and Faith must venture into a sea of infected to obtain and secure the needed materials"-- Provided by publisher.

Throne of stars

August 5, 2014
Weber, David, 1952-
Riverdale, N.Y. : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2014]
899 pages ; 20 cm
"A Baen Books original"--T.p. verso.
March to the stars -- We few.
"March to the Stars and We Few in one volume. Prince Roger MacClintock was an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat--until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him were stranded by an assassination attempt on the wild and dangerous planet of Marduk. After much travail, Roger has developed into a competent and compassionate leader of men. The competence will be tested when Roger and the Marines face an even greater challenge. The Throne of Man has been usurped. With his brother & sister dead and forces of an interstellar empire arrayed against him, Roger must avenge his family and fight for the just rule of a thousand stars"-- Provided by publisher.

Dark lightning

August 1, 2014
Varley, John, 1947 August 9-
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
344 pages ; 24 cm.
"On a voyage to New Earth, the starship Rolling Thunder is powered by an energy no one understands except for its eccentric inventor, Jubal Broussard. Like many of the ship's inhabitants, Jubal rests in a state of suspended animation for years at a time, asleep yet never aging. The moments when Jubal emerges from suspended animation are usually a cause for celebration for his family, including his twin daughters--Cassie and Polly--and their uncle who is captain of the Rolling Thunder. But this time, Jubal makes a shocking announcement: The ship must stop, or everyone will die. These words from the mission's founder, the man responsible for the very existence of the Rolling Thunder, will send shock waves throughout the starship--and divide its passengers into those who believe and those who doubt. And it will be up to Cassie and Polly to stop a mutiny, discover the truth, and usher the ship into a new age of exploration"-- Provided by publisher.

Trial by Fire : volume two of the Tales of the Terran Republic

July 31, 2014
Gannon, Charles E.
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 2014.
626 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
"Sequel to the award-winning Fire with fire"--Cover.
"When interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity's first encounter with aliens, war erupts. With Earth's fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with alien enemy but finds all is not as it seems. What if something even worse is on the way? It could be that Earth's attacker's harrowing memories of a long-past war makes them willing to do anything to keep it from starting over again--even if that means exterminating the human race"-- Provided by publisher.

Alien hunter : Underworld

July 31, 2014
Strieber, Whitley.
New York : Tor Books, 2014.
301 pages ; 25 cm
"A Flynn Carroll thriller"--Jacket.
A sequel to Alien Hunter finds CIA alien communications agent Flynn Carroll tracking down murderous rogue agents from the planet Aeon, an assignment that separates him from his unit and causes him to question what he believes about his own existence. By the best-selling author of Communion.

Opposition : a Lux novel

July 31, 2014
Armentrout, Jennifer L.
©2014
533 pages ; 22 cm
Second edition statement taken from dust jacket.
Includes the Bonus prequel novella "Shadows", pages 365-533.
Opposition -- Shadows.
Shadows: "The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. To him, human girls are--well fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Bethany can't deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren't a complication she wants, whenever they lock eyes, she's drawn in. Captivated. Dawson can't stop risking everything for one human girl. Or stop a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself."-- Publisher's description.

William Shakespeare's the Jedi doth return

July 25, 2014
Doescher, Ian, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2014]
165 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Star Wars part the sixth"--Title page.
"Lucas Books"--Title page.
Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star.

The Burnouts

July 24, 2014
Thomas, Lex, author.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
266 pages ; 22 cm.
"In this final installment of the Quarantine trilogy, David and Will are alive, but on the outside of McKinley High, while Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside to deal with Hilary, who will exact revenge before taking over McKinley High"-- Provided by publisher.

Prototype : a novel

July 24, 2014
Waters, M. D., 1976-
New York, New York : Dutton, [2014]
375 pages ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Archetype.
The stunning debut that began with Archetype' and has readers buzzing'concludes in Prototype, when a woman's dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future. Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past'both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents' whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family. But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there's nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he's got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker. Emma returns to face what she's done but finds that the past isn't the problem. It's the present'and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter. In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters's spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She's decided to play their game and prove she isn't the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.

Hardship : theirs not to reason why

July 23, 2014
Johnson, Jean, 1972- author.
New York : Ace, 2014.
p. cm.

New frontiers : a collection of tales about the past, the present, and the future

July 18, 2014
Bova, Ben, 1932-
New York : Tor Books, 2014.
334 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Sam below par -- A country for old men -- In trust -- The question -- "We'll always have Paris" -- Waterbot -- Moon race -- Scheherazade and the storytellers -- Duel in the Somme -- Bloodless victory -- Mars farts -- A pale blue dot -- Inspiration -- The last decision.
"Fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from the six-time winner of the Hugo Award Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction's premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought-provoking new ideas and dilemmas. From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein. Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory--thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova"-- Provided by publisher.

Dissonance

July 18, 2014
O'Rourke, Erica.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
484 pages ; 22 cm
"Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one and Del's job is to keep the dimensions in harmony"-- Provided by publisher.

The young world

July 17, 2014
Weitz, Chris, 1969-
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
373 pages ; 24 cm
Jefferson, with his childhood friend Donna, leads a tribe of teenagers in New York City on a dangerous quest to find an antidote for a mysterious illness that wiped out all adults and children.

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