New Arrivals · Science Fiction

June 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Kangaroo too

June 21, 2017
Chen, Curtis C., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.
308 pages ; 24 cm
"Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer space adventure. On the way home from his latest mission, secret agent Kangaroo's spacecraft is wrecked by a rogue mining robot. The agency tracks the bot back to the Moon, where a retired asteroid miner--code named 'Clementine'--might have information about who's behind the sabotage. Clementine will only deal with Jessica Chu, Kangaroo's personal physician and a former military doctor once deployed in the asteroid belt. Kangaroo accompanies Jessica as a courier, smuggling Clementine's payment of solid gold in the pocket universe that only he can use. What should be a simple infiltration is hindered by the nearly one million tourists celebrating the anniversary of the first Moon landing. And before Kangaroo and Jessica can make contact, Lunar authorities arrest Jessica for the murder of a local worker. Jessica won't explain why she met the victim in secret or erased security footage that could exonerate her. To make things worse, a sudden terror attack puts the whole Moon under lockdown. Now Kangaroo alone has to get Clementine to talk, clear Jessica's name, and stop a crooked scheme which threatens to ruin approximately one million vacations. But old secrets are buried on the Moon, and digging up the past will make Kangaroo's future very complicated"-- Provided by publisher.

Shattered minds

June 21, 2017
Lam, Laura, 1988- author.
vii, 386 pages ; 23 cm
Carina used to be one of the best biohackers in Pacifica. But when she worked for Sudice and saw what the company's experiments on brain recording were doing to their subjects, it disturbed her--especially because she found herself enjoying giving pain and contemplating murder. She quit and soon grew addicted to the drug Zeal, spending most of her waking moments in a horror-filled dream world where she could act out her depraved fantasies without actually hurting anyone. One of her trips is interrupted by strange flashing images and the brutal murder of a young girl. Even in her drug-addicted state, Carina knows it isn't anything she created in the Zealscape. On her next trip, she discovers that an old coworker from Sudice, Max, sent her these images before he was killed by the company. Encrypted within the images are the clues to his murder, plus information strong enough to take down the international corporation. Carina's next choice will transform herself, San Francisco, and possibly the world itself.


June 21, 2017
Gunn, James E., 1923- author.
New York : TOR, 2017.
208 pages ; 24 cm
"Riley and Asha have been transformed into something more than human by the Transcendental Machine. Now they must save the fringes of civilization. Planets at the edge of the Federation have fallen silent. The arrogant Federation bureaucracy grudgingly allows Riley and Asha to investigate. They join forces with a planetary A.I., a paranoid Federation watchdog, and a member of a splinter group who vows to destroy the A.I. No one trusts anyone. They need to find common ground and the answer in order to confront an enemy more ancient and powerful than the Transcendentals."--Jacket flap.


June 20, 2017
Rucka, Greg.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
v. 1. Family -- v. 2. Lift -- v. 3. Conclave -- v. 4. Poison -- v. 5. Cull

The wicked + the divine

June 20, 2017
Gillen, Kieron, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics Inc., 2014-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The Faust act -- v. 2. Fandemonium -- v. 3. Commercial suicide -- v. 4. Rising action -- v. 5. Imperial phase part 1

Midnight at the Electric

June 20, 2017
Anderson, Jodi Lynn, author.
257 pages ; 22 cm
Adri's, Catherine's, and Lenore's lives are intertwined but not in the way that one would think. Adri lives in 2065 Kansas, Catherine lives in 1930s Kansas, and Lenore lives in England in 1919. As Adri is preparing to go to Mars, she stays with her cousin in Kansas, where the training takes place. Upon settling in, she comes across letters written from Lenore to Beth. Through journals and, later, letters, Catherine narrates her own story of being in Kansas during the Dust Bowl.

Our dark duet

June 20, 2017
Schwab, Victoria, author.
ii, 510 pages ; 22 cm.
August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, and in Verity he has become the leader he never wished to be. Kate Harker is a girl who hunts monsters, and in Prosperity she has become a ruthless hunter. When a new monster emerges, feeding on chaos and bringing out its victim's inner demons, Kate must face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

The prey of gods

June 20, 2017
Drayden, Nicky, author.
ix, 381 pages ; 21 cm

Devil's due

June 20, 2017
Anderson, Taylor, 1963- author.
New York : Ace, 2017.
478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Taylor Anderson continues his powerful New York Times bestselling series of alternate history and military strategy, as the conflict is about to become terrifyingly personal ... Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides. Although desperate to confront Kurokawa, Captain Reddy fears he's subordinating the war effort for personal reasons. But Kurokawa is too dangerous to be left alone. With mighty League battleship Savoie at his command, he plots a terrible vengeance against Reddy and his tiny, battered destroyer. The stage is set for a terrible cataclysm, and Reddy and his allies will have to risk everything to protect what they hold dear"-- Provided by publisher.

Cormorant run

June 19, 2017
Saintcrow, Lilith, author.
New York : Orbit, 2017.
388 pages ; 21 cm
"There was an Event, the Rifts opened up, and everyone caught inside died. Since the Event certain people have gone into the drift ... and come back, bearing priceless technology that's almost magical in its advancement. When Ashe -- the best Rifter of her generation -- dies, the authorities offer her student, Svinga, a choice: go in and bring out the thing that killed her, or rot in jail. But Svin, of course, has other plans ... How far would you go and what would you risk to win the ultimate prize?"-- Provided by publisher.

Raven stratagem

June 19, 2017
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Oxford, UK : Solaris, 2017.
355 pages ; 20 cm
"Machineries of empire" --Cover.
"Captain Kel Cheris is possessed by a long-dead traitor general. Together they must face the rivalries of the hexarchate and a potentially devastating invasion."

Arrow of lightning

June 19, 2017
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2017. ©2017
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Killer of enemies--Cover.
Months after she has been healed from the Enemy Sickness, Lozen and her family have gathered a community around them in Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs and have begun to rebuild. Lozen knows danger still stalks them and she intends to be ready to defend her people, but she hopes to avoid killing another human being--though gemod monsters are not off the table. Miles away, the remaining Ones plot Lozen's demise, and a threat Lozen thought she'd eliminated comes closer. And a newfound power will complicate everything for Lozen.

The Gauntlet

June 19, 2017
Shepherd, Megan, author.
New York : Blazer + Bray, ©2017.
392 pages ; 22 cm.
Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong a supposed safe haven on a small moon-where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity's intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it's a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok's due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds. With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn't just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca-all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world-though it might destroy her in the process.


June 16, 2017
Pon, Cindy, 1973- author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Jason Zhou is trying to survive in Taipei, a city plagued by pollution and viruses, but when he discovers the elite are using their wealth to evade the deadly effects, he knows he must do whatever is necessary to fight the corruption and save his city.

The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel

June 15, 2017
Stephenson, Neal, author.
752 pages ; 24 cm
"A young man from a shadowy government agency shows up at an Ivy League university and offers an eminent professor a lot of money to study a trove of recently discovered old documents. The only condition: the professor must sign an NDA that would preclude him from publishing his findings, should they be significant. The professor refuses and tells the young man to get lost. On his way out, he bumps into a young woman--a low-on-the-totem-pole adjunct faculty member who's more than happy to sign the NDA and earn a few bucks. The documents, if authentic, are earth-shaking: they prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for much of human history"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.


June 14, 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

The Sandcastle Empire

June 14, 2017
Olson, Kayla, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2017.
455 pages ; 22 cm
When the world is taken over by a brutal ruling body that controls the planet's resources, Eden resolves to survive by finding her way to a neutral island where her efforts to track down a friend are challenged by enemies and traps.

Dividing Eden

June 14, 2017
Charbonneau, Joelle, author.
New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
318 pages ; 24 cm
When their father and older sibling are killed by assassins, a pair of royal twins who were never destined to rule are forced to compete against each other in a dangerous trial that is shaped by the schemes of a power-hungry ruling council.

More of me

June 14, 2017
Evans, Kathryn, 1969-
New York : Amulet Books, [2017]
312 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Usborne in 2016.
Although she seems to live a happy, normal life, sixteen-year-old Teva clones herself every year due to a genetic abnormality.

The evaporation of Sofi Snow

June 14, 2017
Weber, Mary (Mary Christine), author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xi, 339 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena helping her younger brother, Shilo, but when a bomb destroys part of the arena, she dreams Shilo survives on the forbidden ice-planet.

Bitch Planet

June 12, 2017
DeConnick, Kelly Sue, creator, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Extraordinary machine -- v. 2. President bitch


June 12, 2017
Hartley, A. J. (Andrew James), author.
334 pages ; 25 cm
Anglet Sutonga, a former Steeplejack, must pose as a foreign princess to catch the thief who stole the government's plans for a secret weapon. Yet Ang has other things on her mind as well. Refugees from the north are trickling into the city, but an ambitious politician is proposing extreme measures to get rid of them, and when Ang discovers that one theft could spark a conflagration of conspiracy that will threaten the most vulnerable of Bar-Selehm, she decides she is the only one who can stop it. --adapted from dust jacket.

Song of the current

June 12, 2017
Tolcser, Sarah, author.
376 pages : map ; 22 cm
When Caroline Oresteia, seventeen, finally has a chance to be a wherryman, she gets caught in a web of politics and lies with her father's life at stake.

All systems red

June 12, 2017
Wells, Martha, author.
152 pages ; 21 cm
A murderous android discovers itself in 'All Systems Red', a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid -- a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as 'Murderbot.' Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

A peace divided

June 12, 2017
Huff, Tanya, author.
374 pages ; 24 cm.
After Torin Kerr and her team of ex-military fighters are sent to a Class Two planet where scientists have been taken hostage, she must deal with conflicting loyalties as she negotiates with the Confederate soldiers who took the hostages.

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