New Arrivals · Science Fiction

January 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The bear and the nightingale : a novel

January 17, 2017
Arden, Katherine, author.
322 pages ; 25 cm
"In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay."--Provided by publisher.

Raging star

January 17, 2017
Young, Moira, author.
432 pages ; 22 cm.
Saba leads a group of guerrillas against DeMalo and the Tonton, all while contemplating DeMalo's invitation to join him in building a New Eden.

Tomb of the Khan

January 13, 2017
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976-
343 pages : map ; 21 cm
In Last Descendants Book One, Owen and a group of other teens located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend--the Trident of Eden. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown, third party. The tenuous relationship between Owen and the teens fractured, with some taking sides with the Templars, and others with the Assassins. Book Two picks up weeks after the events of book 1. There are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both groups are determined to not repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with Mongol Warlord Genghis Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Now the teens on either side of the conflict will have to go deep into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece--and ensure their safety--before the others.


January 13, 2017
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2017.
532 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Passenger.
Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.

The Golden Gate

January 13, 2017
Buettner, Robert, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen , [2017]
365 pages ; 24 cm
"Reclusive San Francisco worker Emmanuel Colibri built the world's most valuable and admired company by making dreams come true, like phones and cars that were smarter than their owners. Now rumor has it he's about to make the dream that people alive today can live to be one thousand come true, too. Then he is assassinated, his car literally blown off the Golden Gate Bridge. When cultural opposites Ben and Kate race through the Bay Area chasing clues Colibri left behind, they discover not only each other but a cosmic secret that can change human history--and may cost them their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Warrior king

January 13, 2017
Currie, Evan.
Seattle, Wash. : 47North, 2016.
323 pages ; 21 cm.
"Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth’s Priminae allies. But the situation turns dire when they catch sight of a ship belonging to the mysterious beings who orchestrate the fearsome Drasin’s depredations. This powerful Empire, it seems, has two primary aims: to conquer new worlds and settle old scores. Weston’s ultimate objective: keep humanity from becoming collateral damage as the Drasin war expands to engulf the galaxy."--Provided by publisher.

The rising

January 12, 2017
Graham, Heather, author.
397 pages ; 24 cm
"Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now"

Rogue One : a Star Wars story

January 12, 2017
Freed, Alexander, author.
319 pages ; 25 cm
"Based on a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta."
As the shadows of the Empire loom across the galaxy, the Rebellion learns that an Imperial machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. If the worlds stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire's military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of a monstrous world unto itself darkens the skies: the Death Star.

Rules of the game

January 12, 2017
Frey, James, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
327, 8 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
With one key remaining to win Endgame, the remaining players desperately search for the final key before the destruction of the world is triggered.

Birds of prey

January 11, 2017
Dixon, Chuck, 1954- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.

Superman/Wonder Woman

January 11, 2017
Soule, Charles.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Power couple -- v. 2. War and peace -- v. 3. Casualties of war -- v. 4. Dark truth

Ever the hunted : ever the outcast, ever the brave

January 11, 2017
Summerill, Erin, 1978- author.
392 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is the outcast daughter of a bounty hunter who must use her powers to track her father's killer in a world of warring kingdoms and dangerous magic.

X-Men : inferno crossovers

January 11, 2017
Simonson, Walter
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]
429 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
"Collects Avengers #298-300, Fantastic Four #322-324, Amazing Spider-Man #311-313, Spectacular Spider-Man #146-148, Web of Spider-Man #47-48, and Daredevil #262-263 and #265".
The Avengers have disbanded, but Jarvis assembles a new lineup when the inanimate objects of New York come to life.

Superman Action Comics

January 9, 2017
Morrison, Grant.
New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form in ACTION COMICS.
v. 1. Superman and the men of steel -- v. 2. Bulletproof -- v. 3. At the end of days -- v. 4. Hybrid -- v. 5. What lies beneath -- v. 6. Superdoom -- v. 7. Under the skin -- v. 8. Truth

The unbeatable Squirrel Girl

January 9, 2017
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

The face of the unknown

January 9, 2017
Bennett, Christopher L, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2017.
354 pages ; 18 cm.
"Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry."
When their investigation of violent raids leads them to the home of the First Federation, Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise try to convince the group's leaders to overcome their fears and stave off a catastrophe.

Star wars: Rogue one : the ultimate visual guide

January 6, 2017
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2016.
192 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
A fragile peace -- Rebel alliance -- Occupied territory -- The Empire -- Going rogue -- A Star Wars story.
"This exciting reference format accompanies the eagerly anticipated, first-ever standalone Star Wars&#x; movie: Rogue One. This beautifully detailed title features in-depth character profiles, plus 5 newly commissioned and fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and mapped-out locations. With clear and authoritative text, this book is packed with essential information--and presented alongside stunning stills from the movie."--Amazon.

Ocean of storms

January 6, 2017
Mari, Christopher, author.
400 pages ; 21 cm
"In the near future, political tensions between the United States and China are at an all-time high. Then a catastrophic explosion on the moon cleaves a vast gash in the lunar surface, and the massive electromagnetic pulse it unleashes obliterates Earth's electrical infrastructure. To plumb the depths of the newly created lunar fissure and excavate the source of the power surge, the feuding nations are forced to cooperate on a high-risk mission to return mankind to the moon. Now, a diverse, highly skilled ensemble of astronauts--and a pair of maverick archaeologists plucked from the Peruvian jungle--will brave conspiracy on Earth and disaster in space to make a shocking discovery" --

Civil war : Young Avengers & Runaways

January 6, 2017
Wells, Zeb, author.
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Comics, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Civil War: Young Avengers #1-4 and Civil War files."

Civil war : New Avengers

January 6, 2017
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as New Avengers #21-25.

Afterschool charisma

January 5, 2017
Suekane, Kumiko.
San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, c2010-2016.
12 v. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Original published in Japan as Houkago no carisma by Shogakukan Inc.


January 5, 2017
Seeley, Tim, author.
New York : DC Comics, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Agents of Spyral -- v. 2. We all die at dawn -- v. 3. Nemesis -- v. 4. A ghost in the tomb

The Technopriests

January 5, 2017
Jodorowsky, Alexandro, author.
406 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Originally published in French by Les Humanoïdes Associès (Paris, France).
Techno pre-school -- Nohope penitentiary school -- Planeta games -- Halkattraz, the executioner's star -- The sect of the techno-bishops -- The secrets of the techno-vatican -- The perfect game -- The promised galaxy.

Black science

January 4, 2017
Remender, Rick, author.
Berkeley : Image Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. How to fall forever -- v. 2. Welcome, nowhere -- v. 3. Vanishing pattern -- v. 4. Godworld -- v. 5. True atonement


January 4, 2017
Stephenson, Sasha, author.
253 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can't say "I love you" back. In fact, Callie can't say anything at all. Because Callie is an Iceling -- one of hundreds of teens who were discovered sixteen years ago on a remote Arctic island, all of them lacking the ability to speak or understand any known human language. Mysterious and panicked events lead to the two sisters embarking on a journey to the north, and now Lorna starts to see that there's a lot more to Callie's origin story than she'd been led to believe. Little does she know what's in store, and that she's about to uncover the terrifying secret about who -- and what -- Callie really is." --

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