New Arrivals · Science Fiction

February 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Zenith : the Androma saga

February 15, 2018
Alsberg, Sasha, 1997- author.
534 pages : map ; 24 cm
"First published by Mirabel Inc, 2016. This edition published by Harlequin Teen, 2018."--Title page verso.
"Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she's just Andi, their friend and fearless leader. But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder's all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation-and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's past. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two. Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their ship-or just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted."--Jacket flap.


February 15, 2018
Westerfeld, Scott, author.
483 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Swarm.
After the shocking conclusion to Swarm, the zeroes are scattered, on the run, and desperate. They're up against challenges from within and from the world around them, and one thing is certain an epic showdown is guaranteed.

Batman. Legacy

February 13, 2018
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Collects Batman 533, Batman shadow of the bat 53, Catwoman 33-35, Detective comics 697-700, Robin 31 -- v. 2. Collects Batman 534, Batman: Bane 1, Batman: Bane of the demons 1-4, Batman: Shadow of the bat 54, Catwoman 36, Detective comics 701-702, Robin 32-33

The apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

February 13, 2018
Hutchinson, Shaun David, author.
438 pages ; 22 cm
Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.


February 13, 2018
Burke, Sue, 1955- author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
333 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they'll have to survive on the one they found. They don't realize another life form watches...and waits...Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools."-- Provided by publisher.

Mission to Methone

February 12, 2018
Johnson, Les (Charles Les), author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, [2018]
299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The year is 2065 and an accidental encounter in space leads to the discovery that we are not alone and that our continued existence may be in jeopardy. Chris Holt, working at the Space Resources Corp., discovers that one of the asteroids he surveying for mining is actually a derelict spaceship. What Earth doesn't know is that across the galaxy, a war has been underway for millennia. A war between alien civilizations that have very different ideas about what should be done about emerging spacefaring civilizations like our own. The artificial intelligence resident in the derelict has been in our solar system since before the dawn of human civilization, watching, waiting and keeping quiet lest the war return and wipe out humanity"-- Provided by publisher.

Cloak of war

February 12, 2018
Mason, Rhonda, author.
London : Titan Books, 2016.
391 pages ; 21 cm.
The bloody tournament to determine the new empress of the intergalactic empire may be over, but for exiled princess Kayla Reinumon, the battle is just beginning. To free her home planet from occupation, Kayla must infiltrate the highest reaches of imperial power. But when a deadly nanovirus threatens to ravage the empire, it will take more than diplomacy to protect her homeworld from all-out war.

Darken the stars

February 12, 2018
Bartol, Amy A., author.
282 pages ; 21 cm.
As the war over the crown of Ethar continues, Kyon Ensin wants to use Kricket to gain power and others, including the Alameeda Brotherhood, wish to see her killed, while Kricket herself forges ahead to create a future she wants, to live her own life alongside Trey Allairis.

Under different stars

February 12, 2018
Bartol, Amy A.
305 pages ; 21 cm.
"Kricket Hollowell never wished upon stars. She was too busy hiding in plain sight, eluding Chicago's foster care system. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, she now eagerly anticipates the day she'll stop running and finally find her place in the world. That day comes when she meets a young Etharian soldier named Trey Allairis, who has been charged with coming to Earth to find Kricket and transport her to her true home. As danger draws close, he must protect her until she can wield the powers she cannot use on Earth ... and he soon realizes that counting a galaxy of stars would be easier than losing this extraordinary girl. Kyon knows the powerful depths of Kricket's gifts--gifts he'll control when he takes her for his tribe and leads the forces that will claim Ethar and destroy his enemies, starting with Trey Allairis. Now Kricket faces the most difficult choice of her life: whether to wage a battle for survival or a fight for love."--Back cover.

The new Avengers : the complete collection

February 12, 2018
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 6. collects New Avengers #1-16

Wires and nerve

February 9, 2018
Meyer, Marissa, author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
v. 1. [untitled] -- v. 2. Gone rogue
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous alliance between Earth and Luna, android Iko joins up with a handsome royal guard to hunt down the rogue leader.

Teen Titans by Geoff Johns. Book two

February 9, 2018
Johns, Geoff, 1973-
Burbank, CA : DC Comics , 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Collects Legneds of the DCU 80-page giant #1, Beast Boy #1-4, Teen Titans #13-20 and Teen Titans/legion of super-heroes special #1.
Get ready to meet the all-new Titans lineup- Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Animal Man, Aquawoman and the Flash! Face to face with themselves ten years from now, the Teen Titans make a pact that doesn't bode well for the future. Now they must find a way home, before the Titans of Tomorrow catch up with them! But to protect this future, Batman, Superman and the other adult Titans are willing to sacrifice everything!

The incredible Hulk. Future imperfect. Volume 20, 1992-1994

February 9, 2018
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2017]
474 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
The Epic Collections feature the best characters and stories from Marvel's history. Volumes from the Epic collection are not published in chronological order.
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Incredible Hulk #407-419 and Annual #20, Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2, Incredible Hulk Ashcan Edition, and Marvel Holiday Special #3."--Title page verso.

Star Trek. New visions

February 8, 2018
Byrne, John, 1950- author, artist.
San Diego : IDW, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
John Byrne presents all-new, feature-length tales set in the Star Trek: The Original Series universe, done in a unique, one-of-a-kind photomontage style.

Star wars. Doctor Aphra

February 8, 2018
Gillen, Kieron, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Aphra -- v. 2. Doctor Aphra and the enormous profit

The Belles

February 8, 2018
Clayton, Dhonielle, author.
Los Angeles : Freeform Books, 2018.
434 pages ; 22 cm
Series information from
In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. Camellia Beauregard wants to be the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But she soon finds that behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets. When the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia faces an impossible decision.

Inhumans vs X-men

February 8, 2018
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in magazine form as IVX #0-6.
"The Terrigen that grants the Inhumans their powers has been released into Earth's atmosphere! But while the Terrigen Mists circling the planet are creating ever more new Inhumans, mutants are dying from exposure to the substance. Both groups have sought a solution to the problem, and a fragile truce has held, until now! Brilliant scientist and longtime X-Man Hank McCoy -- the Beast -- has discovered the terrible truth: Soon, there will be nowhere left to hide from the poisonous gas. Mutantkind's days are numbered, unless the Terrigen can be destroyed. And if that happens, the Inhumans' legacy will come to an end. There are no options left. This means war!" -- Back cover.

The last girl on Earth

February 6, 2018
Blogier, Alexandra, author.
246 pages ; 22 cm
Li is the only human left after aliens take over the planet, but she learns to stay alive, with the help of her human-sympathizing father, by assimilating to Abdolorean society, which she must keep a secret at all costs or risk the terrifying consequences of exposure.


February 6, 2018
Mehrotra, Rati, author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
vi, 368 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"A fantastic blend of science fiction and fantasy, Markswoman is the first in a duology about a female order of magical-knife wielding assassins who bring both peace and chaos to Asiana, a post-apocalyptic version of Asia. Perfect for readers of Sarah Beth Durst, Marie Lu, and Sabaa Tahir"-- Provided by publisher.

The wicked + the divine

February 2, 2018
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 -- v. 6. Imperial phase part 2

The only harmless great thing

February 1, 2018
Bolander, Brooke, author.
93 pages ; 21 cm
Early in the twentieth century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey, slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time an Indian elephant was deliberately and publicly put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are matters of historical fact. Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and wrongs crying out to be righted. Brace yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling cruelties both grand and petty while searching for meaning and justice.


February 1, 2018
Keats, Israel, author.
117 pages ; 19 cm.
"Two gamers are placed in a virtual-reality video game, where they must solve puzzles and defeat robotic creatures as they work their way through a mechanical labyrinth. This wouldn't be so hard if they could just learn to work together--and they'll need to in order to win the game"-- Provided by publisher.

Realm of mystics

February 1, 2018
Drake, Raelyn, author.
109 pages ; 19 cm.
A teenager awakens in a fantasy game with three other players, and they must learn to play quickly in order to escape the strange, virtual world.


February 1, 2018
Locke, Thomas, 1952- author.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
"When twins Sean and Dillon Kirrell use their transit abilities to rescue a kidnap victim, they cross a clandestine group within their government who seeks to control all planets with their transit powers, forcing the brothers to choose sides in what could explode into full-blown war"-- Provided by publisher.

The Zephyr conspiracy

February 1, 2018
Keats, Israel, author.
104 pages ; 19 cm.
In a virtual reality video game, a gamer named Gadget learns she is part of a steampunk pirate crew searching for their captain's lost treasure, but when she prefers to solve puzzles on her own, can she trust other characters she meets in this multiplayer game?

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