New Arrivals · Science Fiction

November 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Andromeda's war : a novel of the Legion of the Damned

November 20, 2014
Dietz, William C., author.
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
356 pages ; 22 cm
Now a platoon leader, Legionnaire Andromeda McKee seems to have successfully left behind her true identity of Lady Catherine "Cat" Carletto, one of the last two surviving members of the Carletto family targeted for death by Empress Ophelia. After failing at her one shot at vengeance, Andromeda had been questioning her own resolve. But now her uncle has been killed in a government raid back on Earth, leaving her as the last Carletto standing, and the family's only chance for justice.

The Fortress in Orion

November 20, 2014
Resnick, Michael D., author.
303 pages ; 21 cm.
"The Democracy is at war with the alien Traanskei Coalition. War hero Colonel Nathan Pretorius has a record of success on dangerous behind-enemy-lines missions, missions that usually leave him in the hospital. Now he's recruited for a near-impossible assignment that may well leave him dead. At the cost of many lives, the Democracy has managed to clone and train General Michkag, one of the Traanskei's master strategists. Colonel Pretorius and a hand-picked team must kidnap the real Michkag if they can, assassinate him if they can't, but no matter which, put the clone in his place, where he will misdirect the enemy's forces and funnel vital information to the Democracy. Against the odds, Pretorius, along with Cyborg Felix Ortega, computer expert Toni Levi, convict and contortionist Sally "Snake" Kowalski, the near-human empath Marlowe, the alien Gzychurlyx, and Madam Methuselah - the Dead Enders - must infiltrate the Fortress in Orion, accomplish their mission, and escape with their lives"-- Provided by publisher.


November 18, 2014
Johnson, Jean, 1972-
New York : Ace Books, 2014
xi, 371 p. ; 18 cm.
Ia's Damned boarding the Damnation to return to battle against their Salik foes, face a new threat when the Greys emerge after several centuries of silence.

The body electric : a novel

November 18, 2014
Revis, Beth.
[United States] : Scripturist Books, 2014.
368 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Includes a short story which inspired the writing of this and other novels, as well as an interview and a brief history of the mindset behind the current novel.


November 13, 2014
Grant, Mira.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2014.
518 pages ; 25 cm.
"THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT'S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES. THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US. The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped"-- Provided by publisher.

The three-body problem

November 11, 2014
Liu, Cixin.
New York : Tor Books, 2014.
399 pages ; 25 cm
"With the scope of Dune and the commercial action of Independence Day, this near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multple-award-winning phenemonenon from China's most beloved science fiction author. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision"-- Provided by publisher.

Attack on Titan. Before the fall

November 11, 2014
Suzukaze, Ryo.
New York : Kodansha, 2014-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Attack on Titan created by Hajime Isayama.
v. 1. A child of carnage -- v. 2. Free to face the truth
Cut alive from his mother's womb after she had been eaten by a rampaging Titan, Kuklo has spent his entire life in chains as a freakish curiosity and a feared abomination. Eventually the boy they call the "Titan's son" finds himself sold to wealthy merchant Dario Inocencio as a plaything for his cruel and ambitious son Xavi. Kuklo knows nothing but abuse and neglect, but help may come from the most unexpected place.


November 10, 2014
Bradley, Darin, author.
[Portland, Oregon?] : Underland Press, 2014.
209 pages ; 23 cm


November 5, 2014
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2014.
284 p. ; 22 cm.
Nat risked her life to reunite with her drakon in the defense of the Blue, but Wes, seeking his sister Eliza, is forced to rejoin the military, placing him and Nat on opposite sides of a war that could destroy what is left of the world.

The old reactor : a novel

November 5, 2014
Ohle, David.
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, 2014.
170 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Moldenke is sent to the 'free' prison town at Altobello with an indeterminate sentence for defecating on a grave. It was an accident. He has a rare bowel condition. Altobello is full of Jellyheads and features old nuclear reactor on the edge of town. No one seems to remember what the reactor really is, until it's almost too late."--Publisher website.


November 5, 2014
Shaw, Dash, author.
95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Title from cover.
What if--just before everything fades, permanently, to black--you unconsciously create the afterlife you want, or feel you deserve? Wouldn't that be better than reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? The Charon is a medical device that gains entrance into this afterlife, by taking the form of a memory from a patient's consciousness, and using it to revive his or her life.

The blood of angels

November 4, 2014
Sinisalo, Johanna, 1958- author.
London : Peter Owen, [2014].
221 pages ; 20 cm
Translated from the Finnish.
"It is claimed Albert Einstein said that if bees disappear from the earth, mankind has four years left. When bee-vanishings of unprecedented scale hit the United States, Orvo, a Finnish beekeeper, knows all too well where it will lead. And when he sees the queen dead in his hives one day, it's clear the epidemic has spread to Europe, and the world is coming to an end. Orvo's special knowledge of bees just may enable him to glimpse a solution to catastrophe: he takes a desperate step onto a path where only he and the bees know the way but it propels him into conflict with his estranged, but much-loved son, a committed animal activist. A magical plunge into the myth of death and immortality, this is a tale of human blindness in the face of devastation-and the inevitable"


November 4, 2014
Brown, Rachel Manija, author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
416 pages ; 22 cm
"Generations after an unknown Change eliminated electricity and gave people unusual powers, the Southern Californian town of Las Anclas must deal with the consequences when a teenage prospector comes to stay"-- Provided by publisher.

Willful Child

November 4, 2014
Erikson, Steven.
New York : Tor, 2014.
348 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."


November 4, 2014
New York : Tor, 2014.
361 pages ; 25 cm.
The big bleed / by Michael Cassutt -- Those about to die... / by David Anthony Durham -- Galahad in blue / by Melinda M. Snodgrass -- Ties that bind / by Mary Anne Mohanraj -- Cry wolf / by David D. Levine -- Road kill / by Walter Jon Williams -- Once more, for old times' sake / by Carrie Vaughn -- No parking... / by Ian Tregillis.

Yi xing da jie an

November 4, 2014
|6880-01 Mi, Ze.
|6880-04 Shenyang Shi : Liaoning shao nian er tong chu ban she, 2014.
177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

A new dawn

November 4, 2014
Miller, John Jackson.
xiv, 383 pages ; 25 cm.
The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV of the popular films tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths.

Indian Hill 3 : conquest

October 30, 2014
Tufo, Mark.
[S.l.] : CreateSpace, c2012.
428 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"A Michael Talbot adventure"--Cover.
Michael Talbot thought he was done with the Arena. He was wrong. Handed over by those who were supposed to protect him, Mike finds himself -- once again -- aboard the Progerian ship facing the prospect of yet another death match. But all is not as it seems within the alien ranks and Paul Ginson has the Progerians' number. Before long Mike finds himself back where this story began: Indian Hill. War is no longer coming. It has arrived and things aren't going well for the hometeam. Most of the major cities have been destroyed. The armies of the world have been reduced to a shadow of their former strength. Paul's militia, designed to be a first line of defense is now Earth's last hope for a stalemate. And with the help of an unexpected ally, it might just barely be enough.

The fatal tree

October 28, 2014
Lawhead, Steve.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, 2014.
xi, 356 pages : map ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers
" What do you do when you're faced with The End of Everything? The evidence is compelling; not only is The End of Everything approaching, it's approaching rapidly. Desperation sends the Questors to the four corners of the universe in search of answers.Tony and Gianni are in Rome gathering additional data on the collapse of the universe, and Haven and Giles are captured by Huns and taken to Byzantium. Mina travels to Egypt to recruit Dr. Thomas Young, "the last man in the world who knows everything." But when he accompanies Mina, Kit, and Cass to the ley guarded by the giant tree, he manages to activate the ley and he and Mina disappear. Before disappearing, Dr. Young dubbed the giant Yew the Fatal Tree;but what fate is it leading these Questors toward?"-- Provided by publisher.

Coming home

October 28, 2014
McDevitt, Jack.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.
358 pages ; 24 cm.
An antiquities dealer travels to Earth to search for an artifact of the early space age and to search for an interstellar transport that vanished 11 years prior.

Empire of dust : a psi-tech novel

October 28, 2014
Bedford, Jacey, author.
New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2014]
532 pages ; 18 cm.
Mega corporations, more powerful than any one planetary government, use their agents to race each other for resources across the galaxy. The agents, or psi-techs, are implanted with telepath technology. The psi-techs are bound to the mega-corps -- that is, if they want to retain their sanity. Cara Carlinni is an impossible thing -- a runaway psi-tech. She knows Alphacorp can find its implant-augmented telepaths, anywhere, anytime, mind-to-mind. So even though it's driving her half-crazy, she's powered down and has been surviving on tranqs and willpower. So far, so good. It's been almost a year, and her mind is still her own. She's on the run from Ari van Blaiden, a powerful executive, after discovering massive corruption in Alphacorp. Cara barely escapes his forces, yet again, on a backwater planet, and gets out just in time due to the help of straight-laced Ben Benjamin, a psi-tech Navigator for Alphacorp's biggest company rival. Cara and Ben struggle to survive a star-spanning manhunt, black-ops raids, and fleets of resource-hungry raiders. Betrayal follows betrayal, and friends become enemies. Suddenly the most important skill is knowing whom to trust.


October 28, 2014
Card, Orson Scott.
New York, New York : Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2014.
598 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Ruins.
"Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.


October 27, 2014
Waters, M. D., 1976-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Attack on Titan. No regrets

October 23, 2014
Snark, Gun.
New York : Kodansha USA, 2014
2 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Created by Hajime Isayama.
v. 1. The thief and the soldier -- v. 2. Remember your true enemy.
The young Erwin Smith is a rising star in the Survey Corps, humanity's only hope of defeating the man-eating monsters known as Titans. Ruthless and dispassionate, Erwin's mind is devoted to strategies and intrigue. But beneath Erwin's feet is another world, the Underground, where humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away. Here, the criminal Levi survives on his wits and agility. But when these two ambitious men cross paths, who will prove himself stronger?


October 23, 2014
Baxter, Stephen.
468 pages ; 24 cm
"Mankind's future in this galaxy could be all but infinite.... There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years--and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship...loneliness...emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced..."-- Provided by publisher.

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