New Arrivals · Science Fiction

February 12, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

X-Men : Colossus : God's country

February 11, 2016
Yost, Christopher.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, c2016.
139 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form as X-Men origins: Colossus: classic X-Men #5, #21 and #29; Marvel Comics presents #10-17; X-Men unlimited (1993) #29; and X-Men unlimited (2004) #14.

Star Trek. Khan

February 10, 2016
Johnson, Mike (Comic book author), author.
San Diego, CA : IDW, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published as Star Trek: Khan issues #1-5"--Title page verso.
"Inspired by Star trek into darkness"--Cover.

These vicious masks

February 10, 2016
Shanker, Tarun, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2016.
298 pages ; 21 cm
In 1882 England when her beloved sister Rose vanishes, Evelyn, bored with society and its expectations, embarks on a search for Rose, encountering the reclusive, young gentleman Sebastian Braddock, who is also looking for Rose and claiming that both sisters have special healing powers.

Morning star

February 10, 2016
Brown, Pierce, 1988- author.
©2016
xiv, 524 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
"The conclusion of the Red Rising trilogy. Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret revolutionary group and is remade into a Gold so that he can infiltrate the ruling class and bring them down from the inside. Now, after years of hiding amongst the Golds, Darrow is finally ready to declare open revolution and throw off the chains of oppression. Nothing in Darrow's world has been easily won, and this final fight will be the most harrowing of all"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost time accidents

February 10, 2016
Wray, John, 1971-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
490 pages ; 24 cm
Exiled from time after a failed love affair, Waldemar "Waldy" Tolliver is forced to confront a difficult betrayal and his ancestral legacy against a backdrop of historical events in the first half of the twentieth century.

Square wave : a novel

February 10, 2016
Silva, Mark de, author.
Columbus, Ohio : Two Dollar Radio, [2016]
374 pages ; 19 cm
"Carl Stagg, a writer researching imperial power struggles in 17th century Sri Lanka, ekes out a living as a watchman in a factionalized America where confidence in democracy has eroded. Along his nightly patrol, Stagg finds a beaten prostitute, one in a series of monstrous attacks. Suspicious of his supervisor's intentions, Stagg partners with a fellow part-time watchman, Ravan, to seek the truth. Ravan hails from a family developing storm-dispersal technologies, whose research is jointly funded by the Indian and American governments. The watchmen's discoveries put a troubling complexion on Stagg's research, giving it new shape and impetus, just as the weather modification project begins to appear less about dispersing storms than weaponizing them."--provided by publisher.

X-Men : the hunt for Professor X

February 10, 2016
Seagle, Steven T., author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Uncanny X-Men #360-365, X-Men #80-84 and 1/2, X-Men unlimited #22.

X-Men : years of future past

February 10, 2016
Bennett, Marguerite, author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Warzones!"--Cover.
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Years of future past #1-5"--Title page verso.

Transformers/G. I. Joe : tyrants rise, heroes are born

February 10, 2016
Rieber, John Ney, author.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing , 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published by Dreamwave Productions as Transformers/G.I. Joe issues #1-6"--Title page verso.

To preserve

February 9, 2016
Reichert, Mickey Zucker, author.
New York : Roc, 2016.
vii, 351 pages ; .
"Inspired by Science Fiction Grand Master Isaac Asimov's I, Robot stories. 2037: Robotic technology has evolved into the realm of self-aware, sentient mechanical entities. But despite the safeguards programmed into the very core of a robot's artificial intelligence, humanity's most brilliant creation can still fall prey to those who believe the Three Laws of Robotics were made to be broken ... N8-C, better known as Nate, has been Manhattan Hasbro Hospital's resident robot for more than twenty years. A prototype, humanoid in appearance, he was created to interact with people. While some staff accepted working alongside an anthropomorphic robot, Nate's very existence terrified most people, leaving the robot utilized for menial tasks and generally ignored. Until one of the hospital's physicians is found brutally murdered with Nate standing over the corpse, a blood-smeared utility bar clutched in his hand. As designer and programmer of Nate's positronic brain, Lawrence Robertson is responsible for his creation's actions and arrested for the crime. Susan Calvin knows the Three Laws of Robotics make it impossible for Nate to harm a human being. But to prove both Nate's and Lawrence's innocence, she has to consider the possibility that someone somehow manipulated the laws to commit murder.."-- Provided by publisher.

Winterwood

February 9, 2016
Bedford, Jacey, author.
New York, NY : Daw Books, Inc., 2016.
424 pages ; 17 cm
It's 1800, Ross (Rossalinde) Tremayne, cross-dressing privateer captain and witch, inherits two things from her embittered dying mother. One is David, a half-brother she never knew about, and the other is a task she doesn't want: to open a winterwood box, magically sealed by her distant ancestor. On Ross' side she has her rag-tag crew of barely reformed pirates, her conflicted new brother, the jealous ghost of her dead husband, a dashing piratical admirer, and a sexy wolf shapechanger. (Please don't ever call him a werewolf. Just don't!) Ranged against her are the Kingsmen, who would hang her for murder and piracy; the Mysterium, who would hang her for witchcraft, and a powerful agent of the Crown who fights magic with darker magic.

Trace evidence : [a Virals short story collection]

February 9, 2016
Reichs, Kathy, author.
New York, New York : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2016]
294 pages ; 20 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Shock -- Shift -- Swipe -- Spike.
"A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series that gives further glimpses of the Virals' world as they work with Tory's famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabotage at Kit and Whitney's wedding"-- Provided by publisher.

Batman Arkham. Scarecrow

February 8, 2016
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2015]
279 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form in Detective comics 23.3, 73, 389, 486, 540; Batman 189, 296, 373, 523, 524; Batman annual 19 world's finest 3, Joker's asylum scarecrow 1.

Burning midnight

February 5, 2016
McIntosh, Will.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Teens Sully, Hunter, Dom, and Mandy team up in a race against unscrupulous billionaire CEO Alex Holliday to locate a collectible sphere, which may have a very steep price.

Poseidon's wake

February 5, 2016
Reynolds, Alastair, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2016.
595 pages ; 24 cm.
In the conclusion of his Poseidon's Children saga, the Akinya family receives an invitation from across the stars--and a last opportunity to redeem their name... Send Ndege... The cryptic message originated seventy light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier? Ndege's daughter Goma, a biologist, joins the crew of the Travertine dispatched to Gliese 163 to uncover the source behind the enigmatic message. Goma's odyssey will take her not only into the farthest reaches of space, but centuries into her family's past where the answers to the universe's greatest mysteries await.

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

February 5, 2016
Bujold, Lois McMaster, author.
©2015
344 pages : color illustration ; 24 cm.
"A Baen Books original"--Title page verso.
"Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he'd never imagined. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor's key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission, into a mystery he never anticipated--his own mother. Plans, wills, and expectations collide as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past"-- Provided by publisher.

The unbeatable Squirrel Girl

February 4, 2016
North, Ryan, 1980- author.
©2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
v. 1. Squirrel power -- v. 2. Squirrel you know it's true

Starflight

February 3, 2016
Landers, Melissa.
New York : Hyperion, [2016]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Former high school enemies Solara Brooks and Doran Spaulding must team up when they find themselves aboard a renegade spaceship.

The deep sea diver's syndrome : a novel

February 3, 2016
Brussolo, Serge, 1951-
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2016]
196 pages ; 22 cm
"Lucid dreamers called mediums dive into their dreams to retrieve ectoplasms--sticky blobs with curiously soothing properties that are the only form of art in the world. The more elaborate the dream, the better the ectoplasm. David Sarella is a medium whose dream identity is a professional thief. With his beautiful accomplice Nadia, he breaks into jewelry stores and museums, lifts precious diamonds, and when he wakes, the loot turns into ectoplasms to be sold and displayed. Only the dives require an extraordinary amount of physical effort, and as David ages, they become more difficult. His dream world--or is it the real world?--grows unstable. Any dive could be his last, forever tearing him away from Nadia and their high-octane, Bond-like adventures. David decides to go down one final time, in the deepest, most extravagant dive ever attempted. But midway through, he begins to lose control, and the figures in the massive painting he's trying to steal suddenly come to life and starts shooting"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Trek

February 2, 2016
Johnson, Mike.
San Diego, CA : IDW Pub., 2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Based on the original teleplays. Originally published in Star Trek.
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new story that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off. Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before.

All the birds in the sky

February 2, 2016
Anders, Charlie.
New York : TOR Books, 2016.
316 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will"-- Provided by publisher.

Infinity rises

February 2, 2016
Harrison, S. (Siah), author.
©2016
261 pages ; 21 cm.
"Finn Blackstone is in trouble. A mission to find out the truth about her mysteriously absent father has morphed into a perilous game of cat and mouse. Now Finn and her friends must navigate a terrifying futuristic landscape filled with machines intent on the groups annihilation".

Star Wars : shattered empire

February 2, 2016
Rucka, Greg, author.
©2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Journey to Star Wars: the force awakens--shattered empire #1-4. Princess Leia #1 and Star Wars #1.

Grayson

February 1, 2016
Seeley, Tim, author.
New York : DC Comics, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Agents of Spyral -- v. 2. We all die at dawn

Stars above : a Lunar Chronicles collection

January 29, 2016
Meyer, Marissa, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
369 pages ; 22 cm.
The keeper -- Glitches -- The Queen's Army -- Carswell's guide to being lucky -- After sunshine passes by -- The princess and the guard -- The little android -- The mechanic -- Something old, something new.
A collection of six stories from the universe of the Lunar Chronicles answer such questions as: How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

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