New Arrivals · Science Fiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Injustice : gods among us. Year four

August 24, 2016
Buccellato, Brian, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form."
"Based on the videogame Injustice: Gods Among Us."--Title page
v .1. Collects Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four #1-7 -- v. 2. Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four #8-12, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Annual 1

Memory girl

August 23, 2016
Singleton, Linda Joy, author.
385 pages ; 23 cm
Includes discussion guide (pages 383-385).
"In ShareHaven, death is not the end. Centuries ago the ShareHaven Scientists discovered how to harvest a person's memories and transplant them into another body. Jennza has been raised knowing that someday she will join a Family and receive the memories of one of their beloved lost family members. Although the other teens are excited by the prospect, Jennza worries. After receiving a lifetime of new memories, will Jennza still be Jennza?"--Amazon website.

Star Wars

August 17, 2016
Aaron, Jason.
[New York] : Marvel Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Skywalker strikes -- v. 2. Showdown on the smuggler's moon -- v. 3. Rebel jail

Star Wars. Darth Vader

August 17, 2016
Gillen, Kieron, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Vader -- v. 2. Shadows and secrets -- v. 3. The shu-torun war

Star Wars. Lando

August 17, 2016
Soule, Charles, author.
New York : Marvel Comics, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Star Wars: Lando #1-5.

Star Wars. Chewbacca

August 17, 2016
Duggan, Gerry, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Chewbacca #1-5.

Star Wars. Obi-Wan & Anakin

August 17, 2016
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide Inc. [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Obi-Wan and Anakin #1-5".

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

August 16, 2016
Scioli, Tom, author.
California : IDW publishing, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

Ninefox Gambit

August 16, 2016
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Oxford Solaris, an imprint of Rebellion Publishing Ltd, 2016.
317 pages ; 20 cm.
Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.


August 15, 2016
Ellis, Warren, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

The last days of new Paris : a novella

August 15, 2016
Miéville, China, author.
205 pages ; 22 cm
In the chaos of wartime Marseille, 1941, American engineer--and occult disciple--Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. In 1950, a lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts--and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties--to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself."--Provided by publisher.

Best defense

August 12, 2016
Mack, David, 1969- author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
354 pages ; 17 cm.
Based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry.
"The special 50th anniversary trilogy continues!"--Cover.
Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door to a parallel universe, but their hunt is cut short by Ambassador Sarek's plea for help from the long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace conference. The Enterprise crew soon become targets in a deadly crossfire, one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.

Captain to captain

August 12, 2016
Cox, Greg, 1959- author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
350 pages ; 17 cm
Includes an excerpt from Best defense; book 2 in the Star trek legacies series.
"Based on Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry."
Hidden aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light--and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with Captain April so many years ago. Nearly two decades earlier, April and his crew first visited the planet Usilde, where they found both tragedy and a thorny moral dilemma. Today, the legacy of that fateful occasion will compel Kirk to embark on a risky voyage back to that forbidden world--which is now deep in territory claimed by the Klingon Empire!

Elusive salvation

August 12, 2016
Ward, Dayton, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
385 pages ; 17 cm.
The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant planet crash land on Earth's inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost. San Francisco, 2283: When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction. New York, 1970: Roberta Lincoln, young protégé of the mysterious agent Gary Seven, is shocked when she receives the oddest request for help--from the future ...

Force and motion

August 12, 2016
Lang, Jeffrey, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
340 pages ; 17 cm.
"Based upon Star trek and Star trek: the next generation created by Gene Roddenberry and Star trek: Deep Space Nine created by Rick Berman & Michael Piller."
Unpredictable forces are set in motion when his former crewmate and a colleague visit Captain Benjamin Maxwell, who is now working as maintenance engineer on the private science station Robert Hooke.

The latter fire

August 12, 2016
Swallow, James, author.
388 pages ; 17 cm.
"Based upon Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry."
Under the command of Captain Kirk, The Starship Enterprise is heading to planet Syhaar Prime in the Beta Quadrant, home of an alien civilization ready to take its first steps on the galactic stage. Is it possible that the Enterprise crew inadvertently leaked advanced technological information on an earlier collaboration with the explorer vessel, and in violation of the Prime Directive?

Ghost talkers

August 11, 2016
Kowal, Mary Robinette, 1969- author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
304 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiance to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing."

Not so much said the cat

August 11, 2016
Swanwick, Michael, author.
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon, 2016.
285 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The man in grey -- The Dala horse -- The scarecrow's boy -- Passage of Earth -- 3 a.m. in the Mesozoic Bar -- Of finest scarlet was her gown -- The woman who shook the world-tree -- Goblin Lake -- From Babel's fall'n glory we fled ... -- For I have lain me down on the stone of loneliness and I'll not be back again -- Libertarian Russia -- Tawny petticoats -- Steadfast castle -- Pushkin the American -- An empty house with many doors -- The she-wolf's hidden grin -- The house of dreams.

Julius & the soulcatcher

August 11, 2016
Hehir, Tim, author.
Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing Company, 2016.

The dream-quest of Vellitt Boe

August 11, 2016
Johnson, Kij, author.
169 pages : map ; 21 cm
Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares.

Bloodshot reborn : Colorado

August 10, 2016
Lemire, Jeff, author.
New York : Valiant Entertainment, c2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Colorado -- v. 2. The hunt -- v. 3. The analog man

Good morning, midnight : a novel

August 9, 2016
Brooks-Dalton, Lily.
256 pages ; 22 cm
Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, refuses to abandon the research center in the Arctic when he receives news of a catastrophic event. Soon after, he discovers a mysterious child and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. Meanwhile, Mission Specialist Sullivan and her crew, the first astronauts to delve into deep space, discover that Mission Control is no longer on the air. Sullivan's career has cost her her marriage, and she has left her daughter behind. Will she ever get home? As Augustine and Sully face the uncertain future, their stories gradually intertwine towards a profound and unexpected conclusion, which raises questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives?--adapted from book jacket.

Welcome to Deadland

August 9, 2016
Linville, Zachary Tyler, author.
San Francisco, California : Nerdist, [2016]
398 pages ; 24 cm
When a deadly virus is unleashed, the last few survivors become humanity's only hope.

Kurt Busiek's Astro City

August 8, 2016
Busiek, Kurt.
|3v. 9- : New York, NY : Vertigo Comics, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Some earlier volumes reprinted by Vertigo Comics.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Life in the big city (Collects Astro City v. 1, 1–6) -- v. 2. Confession (Collects Astro City v. 2, 4–9; Wizard presents Astro City 1/2) -- v. 3. Family album (Collects Astro City v. 2, 1–3, 10–13) -- v. 5. Local heroes (Collects Astro City v. 2, 21–22, Astro City: local heroes #1–5, Astro City special: Supersonic, "Since the Fire") -- v. 7. The dark age 2: Brothers in arms (Collects Astro City: The dark age v. 3, 1–4, v. 4, 1–4) -- v. 9. Through open doors (Collects Astro City v. 3, 1–6) -- v. 10. Victory (Collects Astro City v. 3, 7-10; Astro City visitor's guide #1 -- v. 11. Private lives (Collects Astro City, v. 3, 11-12, 14-17 -- v. 12. Lovers quarrel (Collects Astro City v. 3, 18-21, 23-24)

Uncanny X-Men

August 8, 2016
Bendis, Brian Michael.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, c2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Revolution -- v. 2. Broken -- The good, the bad, the inhuman -- v. 4. Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. -- v. 5. The omega mutant -- v. 6. Storyville

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