New Arrivals · Science Fiction

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

William Gibson's Archangel

October 17, 2017
Gibson, William, 1948- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published as Archangel issues #1-5."
"The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machaine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt."--Back cover.

Devils & thieves

October 16, 2017
Rush, Jennifer (Jennifer Marie), 1983- author.
328 pages ; 22 cm.
In Jemmie Carmichael's Hawthorne, New York, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. And she's been snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf. During an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones. And the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic.

The genius plague

October 16, 2017
Walton, David, 1975- author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
384 pages ; 21 cm
"What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it. Paul Johns, a mycologist, is convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, while his brother Neil, an analyst at the NSA, is committed to its destruction. Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship, or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?"--Provided by publisher.

The language of thorns : midnight tales and dangerous magic

October 16, 2017
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
New York : Imprint, 2017.
242 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Ayama and the thorn wood -- The too-clever fox -- The witch of Duva -- Little knife -- The soldier prince -- When water sang fire.
Presents a collection of six short stories that transports readers to familiar and strange magical lands with haunted towns, hungry woods, talking beasts, and gingerbread golems.

Iraq + 100 : the first anthology of science fiction to have emerged from Iraq

October 16, 2017
221 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction / Hassan Blasim ; translated by Jonathan Wright -- Kahramana / Anoud -- The gardens of Babylons / Hassan Balsim ; translated by Jonathan Wright -- The corporal / Ali Bader ; translated by Elisabeth Jaquette -- The worker / Diaa Jubaili ; translated by Andrew Leber -- The day by day Mosque / Mortada Gzar ; translated by Katharine Halls -- Baghdad syndrome / Zhraa Alhaboby ; translated by Emre Bennett -- Operation Daniel / Khalid Kaki ; translated by Adam Talib -- Kuszib / Hassan Abdulrazzak -- The here and now prison / Jalal Hasan ; translated by Max Weiss -- Najufa / Ibrahim al-Marashi -- Afterword / Ra Page.
"In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like. Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control. Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi writers (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion? Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be "The Other", this groundbreaking anthology edited by Hassan Blasim contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, these stories are also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future."

Rebel Seoul

October 13, 2017
Oh, Axie, author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm
In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.

Her body and other parties : stories

October 12, 2017
Machado, Carmen Maria, author.
245 pages ; 21 cm
The husband stitch -- Inventory -- Mothers -- Especially heinous -- Real women have bodies -- Eight bites -- The resident -- Difficult at parties.
Contains short stories about the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.


October 12, 2017
Lake, Nick, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
453 pages ; 22 cm
"Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been parented by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma?"--Jacket flap.

The Flash by Mark Waid.

October 12, 2017
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 2.(Collects The Flash 69-79, The Flash annual 6 and The Green Lantern 30-31, 40, The Justice League Quarterly 10) -- v. 3. Collects the Flash 80-94


October 11, 2017
Newitz, Annalee, 1969- author.
301 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack's drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?


October 11, 2017
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2017]
301 pages ; 21 cm
When Cora awakens with no memory of her stepsister Hannah's death despite witnessing it the night before, she is forced to work with an AI counselor, who determines that Hannah's death was no accident.


October 10, 2017
McGoran, Jonathan.
New York : Holiday House, [2017]
362 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Jimi Corcoran and Del, her genetically altered best friend, fight for survival in a near-future society that is redefining what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.

Daughter of Eden

October 10, 2017
Beckett, Chris, 1955- author.
394 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2016.
Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats - five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud, ready for the fight to come. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela - the mother of them all - began. It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and re-shape their past. It is both a beginning and an ending. It is the true story of Eden.

Null states

October 9, 2017
Older, Malka, 1977- author.
New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2017.
429 pages ; 22 cm
"After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order. In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring micro-democracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power."--Front jacket flap.

After on : a novel of Silicon Valley

October 9, 2017
Reid, Robert, 1965- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2017]
552 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Phluttr is a hot new social networking tool that uses advances in tech security to do things other apps can't, so everybody uses it. Mitchell, Kuba, and Danna run a start-up; when it's purchased and absorbed by Phluttr, their software happens to bring in the ideas that make that huge web of social connections become self-aware. It is then up to them to help the new AI survive, thrive, and not wipe out or take control of the human race"-- Provided by publisher.


October 6, 2017
Bellin, Joshua David, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2017.
355 pages ; 22 cm
Cam is eager to leave Earth with the rest of the elite 1% until he connects with one of the 99%, Sofie, and joins her in the fight for Lowerworld rights.

Last light

October 6, 2017
Denning, Troy, author.
392 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the bestselling video game for Xbox."
A tale set in the universe of the best-selling game follows the experiences of maverick detective Veta Lopis of the Gao Ministry of Protection, who would capture a serial murderer and prevent full-scale war between the military and insurrection loyalists.

Batman, the Dark Knight : master race

October 5, 2017
Miller, Frank, 1957- author, artist.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Dark Knight III: the master race 1-9; Dark Knight universe presents: the atom 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Wonder Woman 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Green Lantern 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Batgirl 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Lara 1; Dark Knight universe presents: world's finest 1; Dark Knight universe presents: strange adventures 1; Dark Knight universe presents: Detective comics; Dark Knight universe presents: Action comics 1"--Title page verso.
"Based on the Dark Knight returns by Frank Miller."

When Trull attacks!

October 5, 2017
Behling, Steve, author.
172 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A special appearance by Thor!"--Cover.
It's the start of summer vacation, but for 10-year-old Louisa Brooks, things look grim. Her family just moved to a new town, where Louisa knows no one. She has no idea that lurking in her town is an unwelcome visitor from a distant world and she's about to come face-to-face with the terrible Trull! Includes full-color comic insert and character power grids in the back of the book!

No game, no life. 1

October 5, 2017
Kamiya, Yuu, 1984- author.
New York : Yen On, 2015.
164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Originally published as a light novel in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa Corporation.
Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don't play by the rules of the "crappy game" that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it's the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts--even those involving national borders--are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin ...!

Star Trek, Green Lantern. Volume 2, Stranger worlds

October 5, 2017
Johnson, Mike (Comic book author)
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, a division of Idea & Design Works LLC, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published as Star Trek/Green Lantern, Vol. 2 issues #1-6.
"The galaxy-spanning crossover epic continues in this sequel to the blockbuster Star Trek/Green Lantern: the Spectrum war! Captain Kirk and Hal Jordan lead the combined might of Starfleet and the Lantern Corps on an all-new adventure against new foes! Now that Hal Jordan and the Lanterns have been integrated into Starfleet, they face a new threat against the universe. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise join them in the fight against an unlikely new bearer of the red ring--Khan!"--Page [4] of cover.

Paradox bound : a novel

October 4, 2017
Clines, Peter, 1969- author.
373 pages ; 24 cm
Eli Teague leaves his small town in Maine to accompany a time traveler on an adventure in a steampunked Ford Model A through two centuries of American history.


October 4, 2017
Wilde, Fran, 1979- author.
416 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"
Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most--her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings--once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart--is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.


October 3, 2017
Kelly, Joe, 1971-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Isn't it bromantic -- v. 2. Side pieces -- v. 3. Itsy bitsy

Hunters in the dark

October 3, 2017
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
361 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the bestselling video game for Xbox."
In 2555 a startling scientific discovery is made ... and the riddle behind its Forerunner origins could very well seal the fate of the entire galaxy within a matter of weeks. In order to unravel these dangerous secrets, a heroic, hastily formed coalition of humans and Elites must attempt to overcome their differences as they embark on a covert mission back to the Ark -- where mortal danger awaits them all.

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