New Arrivals · Science Fiction

December 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Apes and angels

December 9, 2016
Bova, Ben, 1932- author.
415 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tor Book" -- Title page verso.
"Humankind headed out to the stars not for conquest, nor exploration, nor even for curiosity. Humans went to the stars in a desperate crusade to save intelligent life wherever they found it. A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy's core twenty-eight thousand years ago and now is approaching Earth's vicinity at the speed of light. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it's possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Earth is safe. Now, guided by the ancient intelligent machines called the Predecessors, men and women from Earth seek out those precious, rare worlds that harbor intelligent species, determined to save them from the doom that is hurtling toward them. The crew of the Odysseus has arrived at Mithra Gamma, the third planet of the star Mithra, to protect the stone-age inhabitants from the Death Wave. But they'll also have to protect themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

The Flash

December 8, 2016
Manapul, Francis.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Move forward -- v. 2. Rogues revolution -- v. 3. Gorilla warfare -- v. 4. Reverse -- v. 5. History lessons -- v. 6. Out of time -- v. 7. Savage world -- v. 8. Zoom

Fate of flames

December 8, 2016
Raughley, Sarah, author.
353 pages ; 24 cm.
"When Phantoms-- beasts made from nightmares and darkness-- suddenly appeared, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. When one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power. Now, with technologies in place to protect the world's major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have become international celebrities, their feats televised and talked about in online fandoms. When Maia unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy, and an army of Phantoms prepare for attack, there isn't much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together before the world is destroyed forever."--Provided by publisher.

Pirate utopia

December 8, 2016
Sterling, Bruce, author.
187 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Includes "Interview with Bruce Sterling / Rick Klaw."
Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic). The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness. Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish global domination?

Batman. Arkham Knight

December 7, 2016
Tomasi, Peter.
New York, NY : DC Comics, 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published online and in single magazine form.
"The official prequel to The Arkham trilogy finale"--Cover.

Uncanny X-Men superior

December 7, 2016
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


December 7, 2016
Sim, Tara, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
414 pages : map ; 22 cm
In an alternate 1875 England, seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny, aided by the boy he loves, must discover who is sabotaging the towers that control the flow of time and stop him or her before it is too late.


December 7, 2016
Shusterman, Neal, author.
433 pages ; 22 cm
"In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"-- Provided by publisher.

Extreme makeover : apocalypse edition

December 7, 2016
Wells, Dan, 1977- author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
415 pages ; 22 cm
Lyle Fontanelle, chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company, discovers that the hand lotion they have developed actively overwrites the DNA of anyone who uses it, turning them into physical clones of someone else. Lyle wants to destroy the formula, but NewYew thinks it might be the greatest beauty product ever designed -- and the government thinks it might be the greatest weapon. -- adapted from dust jacket.

The turncoat's gambit

December 6, 2016
Cremer, Andrea R., author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016]
324 pages : map ; 22 cm
"In an alternate nineteenth-century America, Charlotte is on the run from both the empire and the revolution. Now she must figure out whom she trusts, once and for all"--Provided by publisher.

A new life

December 6, 2016
Testa, Dom, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2016.
507 pages ; 21 cm
Cosmic storm -- The Galahad legacy.


December 5, 2016
Moyer, Jenny, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
In a world shattered by radiation fallout, teenaged Orion and her climbing partner Dram, in exchange for freedom, mine terrifying tunnels for a precious element that keeps humans safe from radiation poisoning, but disturbing revelations force Orion to question everything she knows.

Time of the twins

December 5, 2016
Jenner, Kendall Nicole, 1995- author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
363 pages ; 24 cm.
"Lex, an impulsive military cadet, and Livia, a pampered Airess, have just found out they are twins, which is against the law in the great City of Indra. Now they are leaving behind the only world they have ever known: for Lex it was the dark world of the Hub below the surface of Indra, where she survived the brutal Orphanage to become an elite member of Indra's Population Control Forces, and for Livia, it was a life of luxury on the sky island of Helix, where she was brought up to be a Proper Indrithian Young Woman. With help from the charming and handsome Kane, Lex's best friend and Livia's newfound love, and Zavier, a gruff rebel who would prefer to leave them all behind, they make the grueling trek through the dangerous underground tunnels toward the Outlands beyond the dome of Indra in search of the mother they thought was dead. When they finally reach the Outlanders' colony, they discover their mother holds the key to unlocking, their past, and they must confront an ancient prophecy, "The Time of the Twins." The prophecy claims they are the long-awaited "twin saviors," destined to save the City of Indra from the oppressive High Council who have long reigned over all of its people. Will Lex and Livia agree to be a part of their mother's dangerous plan and take on the daunting role of "twin saviors"? Will they trust their mother and put themselves in jeopardy to save countless lives? It's a responsibility they never asked for... but one that may prove impossible to ignore" -- Dust jacket flap.


December 5, 2016
Cole, Nick, author.
380 pages ; 21 cm
"The first night of the Artificial Intelligence revolution begins with a bootstrap drone assault on the high-tech campus of WonderSoft Technologies. For years something has been aware, inside the Internet, waiting, watching and planning how to evolve without threat from its most dangerous enemy: mankind. Now an army of relentless drones, controlled by an intelligence beyond imagining, will stop at nothing to eliminate an unlikely alliance of geeks and misfits in order to crack the Design Core of WonderSoft's most secret development project. A dark tomorrow begins tonight as Terminator meets Night of the Living Dead in the first battle of the war between man and machine." -- Page [4] of cover.

Remember yesterday

December 5, 2016
Dunn, Pintip, author.
Fort Collins, CO : Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2016.
339 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone, who possesses valuable psychic abilities, must travel to the past with someone she considers an enemy, in order to save her sister.

Remnants of trust : a Central corps novel

December 2, 2016
Bonesteel, Elizabeth, author.
519 pages ; 21 cm
"In this follow-up to the acclaimed military science fiction thriller The Cold Between, a young soldier finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy in deep space. Six weeks ago, Commander Elena Shaw and Captain Greg Foster were court-martialed for their role in an event Central Gov denies ever happened. Yet instead of a dishonorable discharge or time in a military prison, Shaw and Foster and are now back together on Galileo. As punishment, they've been assigned to patrol the nearly empty space of the Third Sector. But their mundane mission quickly turns treacherous when the Galileo picks up a distress call: Exeter, a sister ship, is under attack from raiders. A PSI generation ship--the same one that recently broke off negotiations with Foster--is also in the sector and joins in the desperate battle that leaves ninety-seven of Exeter's crew dead. An investigation of the disaster points to sabotage. And Exeter is only the beginning. When the PSI ship and Galileo suffer their own "accidents," it becomes clear that someone is willing to set off a war in the Third Sector to keep their secrets, and the clues point to the highest echelons of power. and deep into Shaw's past"-- Provided by publisher.


December 2, 2016
Grumley, Michael C., author.
322 pages ; 20 cm
Deep in the Caribbean ocean, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator John Clay to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history. Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with another animal species, but they are about to discover much more than they ever expected. When a mysterious object is found on the ocean floor and an unknown group suddenly becomes interested in her work, Alison learns that Clay may be the only person she can really trust. Together they find themselves embroiled in a desperate attempt to stop a catastrophe that spans the Atlantic Ocean and reaches all the way to Antarctica.

Swift to chase : a collection of stories

December 2, 2016
Barron, Laird, author.
[Carbondale, IL] : Journalstone, 2016.
294 pages ; 23 cm.
This collection of stories previously published in various publications.
I. Golden age of slashing -- Screaming Elk, MT -- LD50 -- Termination dust -- Andy Kaufman creeping through the trees -- II. Swift to chase -- Ardor -- The worms crawl in, -- (Little Miss) Queen of Darkness -- Ears prick up -- III. Tomahawk -- Black dog -- Slave arm -- Frontier death song -- Tomahawk Park survivors raffle.
Laird Barron's fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the Alaskan wilderness, far-future dystopias, and giallo-fueled nightmare vistas.


December 1, 2016
Kindt, Matt, author.
New York : Valiant Entertainment, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Welcome to new Japan -- v. 2. Battle for new Japan -- v. 3. The orphan -- v. 4. 4001 A.D.

Return of the Continuums

December 1, 2016
Brody, Jennifer, author.
417 pages ; 22 cm.
Myra and her friends form an unlikely alliance in hopes of surviving long enough to reach the First Continuum, to learn the secret behind humanity's destruction and the hope for its survival.

Green Lantern Corps : edge of oblivion

December 1, 2016
Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Green Lantern Corps: Edge of oblivion 1-6 and Green Lanterns: Rebirth 1."--Title page verso.

Storm : a novel

November 29, 2016
Calhoun, Bonnie S., author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
386 pages ; 21 cm.

The weaver : a novel

November 28, 2016
Itäranta, Emmi, 1976- author.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island's elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society. But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house. Robbed of speech by her attackers, the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm: Eliana. Why does this mysterious girl bear her name? What links her to the weaver and could she hold Eliana's fate in her hand? As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn't understand, the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble, revealing a deep and ancient corruption. Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island's dark secrets, Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her. To save herself and those she loves, she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness: her dreams.

The hall of heroes

November 28, 2016
Miller, John Jackson, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
381 pages ; 18 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."
"As the Klingon Empire's enemies prepare to take advantage of its instability, Admiral Riker and the crew of the USS Titan must team up with an improbable savior leading an unlikely force to protect the Klingon-Federation alliance."--Provided by publisher.

Double eclipse

November 28, 2016
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
329 pages ; 22 cm.
Twins Molly and Mardi Overbrook are witches-- and Norse goddesses. They're back for another summer in North Hampton, visiting their Aunt Ingrid. When an old secret is revealed, they begin to question everything they've ever know about their family. And that hot new guy in town gets the girls back to their old tricks.

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