New Arrivals · Science Fiction

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The inventor's secret

April 17, 2014
Cremer, Andrea R.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014.
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future.

Heaven's queen

April 17, 2014
Bach, Rachel.
New York : Orbit, 2014.
389 pages ; 21 cm.
"From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell's doomed ship, Devi Morris' life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that's eating her alive. Now, with the captain missing and everyone -- even her own government -- determined to hunt her down, things are going from bad to impossible. The sensible plan would be to hide and wait for things to blow over, but Devi's never been one to shy from a fight, and she's getting mighty sick of running. It's time to put this crisis on her terms and do what she knows is right. But with all human life hanging on her actions, the price of taking a stand might be more than she can pay" -- from publisher's web site.

Transformers classified : the complete mission

April 17, 2014
Windham, Ryder.
New York : Little, Brown, 2014.
471 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"3 books in 1"--Cover.
Book one : Switching gears -- Book two : Battle mountain -- Book three : Satellite of doom.
"When Kevin Bowman stumbles upon two giant robots battling in the dust of the Nevada desert, he gets swept up into the adventure of a lifetime. Along with his new friends, the Autobots, the twelve year-old looks for answers regarding his older brother's disappearance and uncovers a secret program that sends satellites to track incoming Cybertronians. But is the operation meant to protect Earth or aid in a Deception invasion? Can Kevin save his family and the planet?"--P. [4] of cover.

Hollow world

April 16, 2014
Sullivan, Michael J., 1961-, atuhor.
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon, 2014
viii, 371 pages ; 22 cm
"Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark upon an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but when diagnosed with a terminal illness, he's willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he'll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. He could find more than the cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began...but only if he can survive Hollow World"--back cover.


April 15, 2014
Bova, Ben, 1932-
New York : Tor, [2014].
364 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumor and is given less than six months to live, Abramson wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing that Angela will die before he can get approval of the treatment, Abramson abducts Angela from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon. Luke realizes he's too old and decrepit to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, chased by the FBI. So he injects himself with a genetic factor that will stimulate his body's production of telomerase, an enzyme that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests. As the chase weaves across the country from one research facility to another, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did thirty or forty years ago. Yet his lung cancer is not abating; if anything the tumors are growing faster. And Angela is dying"-- Provided by publisher.

Earth star

April 14, 2014
Edwards, Janet, 1958-
287 pages ; 23 cm
Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 by Harper Voyager.
"Eighteen-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military's highest honors for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself - and her Ape status - in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an "ape"- a "throwback" - by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else. Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity's first ever alien contact. Jarra's bravery - and specialist knowledge - will once again be at the center of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?"-- Provided by publisher.

Attack of the heroes : starring Spider-Man

April 10, 2014
Thomas, Rich, author.
New York : Marvel, [2014]
118 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A mighty Marvel chapter book." -- Cover.

Operation shield : a Cassandra Kresnov novel

April 9, 2014
Shepherd, Joel, 1974-
Amherst, New York : Pyr, an imprint of Pometheus Books, 2014.
463 pages ; 23 cm.
"The adventures of Cassandra "Sandy" Kresnov, the ultimate synthetic soldier who was made by the League, but defected to her former enemy, the Federation. Explosive action sequences and a focus on character make the Cassandra Kresnov novels unique in SF"-- Provided by publisher.

Burn out

April 7, 2014
Helvig, Kristi.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
253 pages ; 22 cm
In the future, when the Earth is no longer easily habitable, seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds, a girl in hiding, struggles to protect weapons developed by her father that could lead to disaster should they fall into the wrong hands.


April 2, 2014
Benford, Gregory, 1941-
New York : Tor, [2014].
415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize. Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated--one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape--while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe"-- Provided by publisher.

Season of wonder

April 2, 2014
Bergren, Lisa Tawn, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014].
414 pages ; 21 cm.
The year is 2095. Gifted teens known as Remnants have been chosen and trained to act as humanity's last hope to rectify the horrors that are now part of everyday life. But the Sons of Sheol are determined to stop them.

Dark Eden

April 1, 2014
Beckett, Chris, 1955- author.
441 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Corvus... in 2012"--Title page verso.
A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world.

Marked : a Mindspace Investigations novel

April 1, 2014
Hughes, Alex (Alexandra Capell), author.
New York, New York : Roc, [2014]
337 pages ; 18 cm
"Roc science fiction"--Spine.
Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isn't exactly a secure caree; my job's been on the line almost as much as my life. But it's a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident. When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in agai--Guild headquarter--to investigate the death of her uncle. Joining that group was a bad idea the first time. Going back when I'm unwanted is downright dangerous. Luckily, the Guild needs me more than they're willing to admit. Kara's uncle was acting strange before he die--crazy strange. In fact, his madness seems to be slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, suddenly it's a game of life or


April 1, 2014
Duncan, Alexandra, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
520 pages ; 22 cm
"Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated, conservative deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean. How will she build a future on an Earth ravaged by climate change?"-- Provided by publisher.


April 1, 2014
Mullin, Mike.
Terre Haute, IN : Tanglewood Publishing, 2014.
546 pages ; 23 cm.

The first fifteen lives of Harry August

April 1, 2014
North, Claire, author.
New York, NY : Redhook, 2014.
405 pages ; 25 cm

Saucer. Savage planet

March 26, 2014
Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
336 pages ; 21 cm.
"Aliens are coming! A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear. Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte 'Charley' Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. Meanwhile, as a terrified world fearful of space invaders approaches meltdown, big pharma moguls and their thugs are hot on the trail of the foursome. In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Rip and Charley face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe? Full of UFO's, futuristic technology, edge-of-your-seat flying scenes and unforgettable characters, human and otherwise, Stephen Coonts' Savage Planet is classic storytelling at its best. and pure, unadulterated fun"-- Provided by publisher.


March 25, 2014
Walden, Mark.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014, c2011.
279 p. ; 22 cm.
Scheming, extorting, menacing and general evilness are nothing new in the world of villainy - indeed it's expected. But there are codes of conduct. Until now. In an attempt to purge the Global League of Villainous Enterprises of its more destructive elements, Dr Nero has underestimated the cunning and resources of those who oppose him. Meanwhile, Otto and the rest of the Alpha stream have been sent to begin their most feared exercise: The Hunt, in the icy wastes of Siberia. But there is a traitor in their midst. The first strike against Nero will be a strike against the Alpha stream. Villain-kind is on the brink of civil war.

Odd men out

March 25, 2014
Betts, Matt, author.
Bowie, MD : Dog Star Books, [2013]
222 pages ; 23 cm
The Civil War has ended but not because the South surrendered, instead it's on hold while both sides face a new enemy-the chewers, dead men who've come back to life. Cyrus Joseph Spencer didn't fight in the war and couldn't care less about the United Nations of America that resulted from it. His main concern is making money and protecting his crew from all manner of danger. But when tragedy strikes he's forced to take shelter onboard a dirigible piloted by the U.N.'s peace-keeping force. It's soon apparent that many more dangers are lurking and Cyrus must decide whether to throw in with strangers in a desperate bid to protect the country or cast off on his own.

Honor among thieves

March 24, 2014
Corey, James S. A., author.
258 pages ; 24 cm
A Star Wars debut in which Han Solo and his new friends embark on a daring rescue mission just after the destruction of the first Death Star.

Star wars : Maul: lockdown

March 24, 2014
Schreiber, Joe, 1969- author.
344 pages ; 25 cm
"Lucas Books."
To fulfill his do-or-die mission for the dark masters he serves, the dreaded Darth Maul must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror in order to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace.

All-new X-Men

March 21, 2014
Bendis, Brian Michael.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as All-new X-Men #1-5.
"Marvel now"--Cover.
v. 1. Yesterday's X-Men -- v. 2. Here to stay
It's a blast from the past as the original five students of Professor X-- Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast-- are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state that their future selves are in and the state of Xavier's dream, is far from the future they dreamed of. And how will the X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward?


March 21, 2014
Gabel, Claudia, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
382 pages ; 22 cm
"Teens uncover the dangerous secrets of a virtual reality program that's taking the country by storm"-- Provided by publisher.

Remnants of tomorrow

March 21, 2014
Tayler, Kassy.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
306 pages ; 21 cm
Wren and her friends are caught in the middle as the battle between factions inside and outside the dome escalates, and it is up to Wren to make both sides see that their only chance of survival is to work together.


March 21, 2014
Cherryh, C. J.
New York : Daw Books, c2013.
375 p. ; 24 cm.
"At last--Cajeiri has his young guests from the starship, three young folk entranced by weather and trees and creatures with minds of their own. It's all he dreamed of...But now safety is foremost: Cajeiri's grandfather has been assassinated, hostile Assassins Guild invaded Great-uncle's house, and now Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, who was sent to keep the aiji's son safe, has more than the young guests on his mind. The aiji-dowager knows who's to blame for the attacks, and they're going after him. The fact that the person responsible is in the heart of Assassins' Guild Headquarters, the most closely guarded fortress on the continent, is not going to stop her."--Publisher's website.

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