New Arrivals · Science Fiction

March 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A closed and common orbit

March 24, 2017
Chambers, Becky, author.
367 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company"--Title page verso.
Lovelace was once merely a ships artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who is determined to help her learn and grow.Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible world of Rosemary Harper, a young woman with a restless soul and secrets to keep. When she joined the crew of the Wayfarer, an intergalactic ship, she got more than she bargained for, and learned to live with, and love, her rag-tag collection of crewmates.

What would Captain Kirk do?

March 24, 2017
Snider, Brandon T.
New York, NY : PSS! Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
80 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Dig through the many pages of advice in this fun pop philosophy book as narrated by Captain Kirk, based on the characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos and calm. Tread carefully as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Kirk teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.

The wanderers

March 21, 2017
Howrey, Meg, author.
370 pages ; 24 cm
"In four years Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshi Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they're the crew for the job by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Retired from NASA, Helen had not trained for irrelevance. It is nobody's fault that the best of her exists in space, but her daughter can't help placing blame. The MarsNOW mission is Helen's last chance to return to the only place she's ever truly felt at home. For Yoshi, it's an opportunity to prove himself worthy of the wife he has loved absolutely, if not quite rightly. Sergei is willing to spend seventeen months in a tin can if it means travelling to Mars. He will at least be tested past the point of exhaustion, and this is the example he will set for his sons. As the days turn into months the line between what is real and unreal becomes blurred, and the astronauts learn that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The Wanderers gets at the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart"--Provided by publisher.


March 21, 2017
Landers, Melissa.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2017.
361 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Starflight.
"A displaced princess and her best-friend-with-benefits must take down an intergalactic mafia endangering the lives of the outer realm's settlers"-- Provided by publisher.


March 17, 2017
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Before truth -- v. 2. Return to glory

New York 2140

March 17, 2017
Robinson, Kim Stanley, author.
613 pages ; 25 cm
"As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. There is the market trader who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear. There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building's manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don't live there, but have no other home -and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine. Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all -and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests" --Inside jacket.

The Erstwhile : a novel

March 16, 2017
Catling, B. (Brian), author.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC , [2017]
462 pages ; 21 cm
"In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences. In Africa, the colonial town of Essenwald has fallen into disarray because the timber workforce has disappeared into the Vorrh. Now a team of specialists are dispatched to find them. Led by Ishmael, the former cyclops, they enter the forest, but the Vorrh will not give them back so easily. To make matters worse, an ancient guardian of the forest has plans for Ishmael and his crew. Meanwhile a child of mixed race has been found abandoned in a remote cottage. Her origins are unknown, but she has powers beyond her own understanding. Conflict is coming, as the old and new, human and inhuman are set on a collision course. Once again blending the real and the imagined, The Erstwhile brings historical figures such as William Blake and places such as the Bedlam Asylum, as well as ingenous creations such as The Kin (a family of robots) together to create unforgettable novel of births and burials, excavations and disappearances"-- Provided by publisher.

Seven surrenders

March 16, 2017
Palmer, Ada, author.
365 pages ; 24 cm.
"A Tor book."
"It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all. In which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs. In which nobody living can remember an actual war. In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion--but ecumenical 'sensayers' minister in private, one-on-one. In which gendered language is archaic, and to dress as strongly male or female is, if not exactly illegal, deeply taboo. In which nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life. And it is a world in which, unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse. Because even in utopia, humans will conspire. And also because something new has arisen: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life"-- Provided by publisher.

Spaceman of Bohemia

March 15, 2017
Kalfar, Jaroslav, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
276 pages ; 25 cm.
"When Jakub Procha is sent into space to examine a cosmic dust cloud covering Venus, it may be a solo suicide mission. Dreaming of becoming a national hero and desperate to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he leaves his beloved wife behind and launches into the galaxy. But things aboard spaceship JanHus1 quickly turn weird, and, to make matters worse, he soon learns that his wife has disappeared without a trace back on Earth. As his spaceship hurtles toward an unknown danger and his sanity wavers, Jakub encounters an unlikely fellow passenger -- a giant alien spider. He and his strange arachnid companion form an unlikely bond over late-night refrigerator encounters, where they talk philosophy, love, life, death, and the incomprehensible deliciousness of bacon. But when their mission is thrown into crisis by secret Russian rivals, Jakub is forced to make violent decisions -- recalling the tortured past and dark political heritage he's buried -- in a desperate quest to return to his Earthly life. Packed with nail-biting thrills, exuberant heart, and surprising and absurd humor in the lineage of Kafka and Vonnegut, Spaceman of Bohemia offers an extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist -- and risk everything -- in the name of love and home"-- Provided by publisher.

The song rising

March 14, 2017
Shannon, Samantha, 1991- author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
363 pages : map ; 25 cm
"Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilizing the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging. Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it ..."--Amazon.

Eat the sky, drink the ocean

March 14, 2017
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2017.
ix, 225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Cat calls / Margo Lanagan -- Swallow the moon / Kate Constable and Priya Kuriyan -- Little red suit / Justine Larbalestier -- Cooking time / Anita Roy -- Anarkali / Annie Zaidi and Mandy Ord -- Cast out / Samhita Arni -- Weft / Alyssa Brugman -- The Wednesday room / Kuzhali Manickavel and Lilly Mae Martin -- Cool / Manjula Padmanabhan -- Appetite / Amruta Patil -- Mirror perfect / Kirsty Murray -- Arctic light / Vandana Singh -- The runners / Isobelle Carmody and Prabha Mallya -- The blooming / Manjula Padmanabhan and Kirsty Murray -- What a stone can't feel / Penni Russon -- Memory lace / Payal Dhar -- Back stage pass / Nicki Greenberg.
A collection of sci-fi and fantasy tales, including six short graphic novels, by twenty women authors from India and Australia.


March 13, 2017
Fortune, Margaret (Novelist), author.
New York, NY : DAW Books, 2017.
451 pages ; 24 cm.
"An enemy you can’t kill. A soldier who can’t fight. An interstellar war that can’t be won . . . until now. As a soldier of the Celestial Expanse, Guardian First Class Michael Sorenson knows better than anyone that when the Spectres invade, there are only two options. Run or die. However, his defensive war takes on a whole new spin when he’s recruited into Division 7, a Research & Development facility with the ultimate mission: to create a large-scale weapon that can kill Spectres en masse. Here Michael joins a team of military elite who have the daring—and dangerous—task of taking new weapons prototypes out into the field for testing on enemy troops. Yet the closer they come to developing a working WMD, the more it becomes clear: There’s a saboteur in R&D. With all signs pointing to a massive Spectre attack brewing on the horizon, the creation of a new weapons system yields an opportunity to end the threat once and for all. As the days count down toward its launch, Michael must hunt down the saboteur . . . before the saboteur kills again" --Inside jacket.

Infernal parade

March 10, 2017
Barker, Clive, 1952- author.
Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2017.
81 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Infernal Parade begins with the tale of a convicted criminal, Tom Requiem, who returns from the brink of death to restore both fear and a touch of awe to a complacent world. Tom becomes the leader of the eponymous "parade," which ranges from the familiar precincts of North Dakota to the mythical city of Karantica. Golems, vengeful humans both living and dead, and assorted impossible creatures parade across these pages. The result is a series of highly compressed, interrelated narratives that are memorable, disturbing, and impossible to set aside"--Jacket.

The Voices of martyrs

March 10, 2017
Broaddus, Maurice.
160 pages ; 24 cm
Past. Warrior of the sunrise ; Rite of passage ; Ah been buked ; A soldier's story ; Shadow boxing -- Present. The ave ; Family business ; Read me up ; Cerulean memories ; The volunteer -- Futures. The electric spanking of war babies (with Kyle Johnson) ; Pimp my airship ; The valkyrie ; Voices of the martyrs.
We are a collection of voices, the assembled history of the many voices that have spoken into our lives and shaped us. Voices of the past, voices of the present, and voices of the future. There is an African proverb, "Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates as "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." This is why we continue to remember the tales of struggle and tales of perseverance, even as we look to tales of hope. What a people choose to remember about its past, the stories they pass down, informs who they are and sets the boundaries of their identity. We remember the pain of our past to mourn, to heal, and to learn. Only in that way can we ensure the same mistakes are not repeated. The voices make up our stories. The stories make up who we are. A collected voice.

Extraordinary X-Men

March 9, 2017
Lemire, Jeff, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in magazine form".
v. 1. X-Haven -- v. 2. Apocalypse wars -- v. 3. Kingdoms fall

Uncanny X-Men superior

March 9, 2017
Bunn, Cullen.
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Worldwide, c2016-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
v. 1. Survival of the fittest -- v. 2. Apocalypse wars -- v. 3. Waking from the dream

The year of lightning

March 9, 2017
Dalton, Ryan (Young adult author), author.
Provo, UT : Jolly Fish Press, 2016.
336 pages ; 21 cm.
"Thirteen-year-olds Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert must stop a crazed villain of the future who is bent on destroying their town and family to return to his time, while discovering that they are more than human in the process"--Provided by publisher.

Star wars, aftermath : empire's end

March 9, 2017
Wendig, Chuck, author.
423 pages ; 25 cm.
"The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, but the months following the Rebellion's victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy. For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal-- and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia's urgent request, is leading the hunt. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor... and the future of the galaxy will finally be decided."--From the publisher.

The long mirage

March 7, 2017
George, David R., III, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2017.
390 pages ; 17 cm.
"Based on Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation created by Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine created by Rick Berman & Michael Piller."


March 7, 2017
Wooding, Chris, 1977- author.
325 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Scholastic Children's Books"--Copyright page.
Cassica and Shiara have grown up in Coppermouth, a dust choked town in the Outback, but now they hope to use their skills as race driver and mechanic to take on the Widowmaker, an off-road rally through some of the most dangerous places on Earth, to win fame and fortune--provided they survive the race.


March 7, 2017
Lamb, Alex, author.
439 pages ; 20 cm
A hard science fiction novel set in a future in which the colonisation of the stars has turned out to be anything but easy, and civilization on Earth has collapsed under the pressure of relentless mutual terrorism.

Superman Batman

March 3, 2017
Loeb, Jeph, author.
New York : DC Comics, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in magazine form.

Batman beyond

March 3, 2017
Jurgens, Dan, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published online.
v. 1. Brave new worlds -- v. 2. City of yesterday -- v. 3. Wired for death

All-new X-Men : Inevitable

March 3, 2017
Hopeless, Dennis, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Ghosts of cyclops -- v. 2. Apocalypse wars -- v. 3. Hell hath so much fury


March 3, 2017
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc. , [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Chinatown -- v. 2. Supersonic -- v. 3. Dark art

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