New Arrivals · Science Fiction

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Stars uncharted

August 14, 2018
Dunstall, S. K., author.
New York : Ace, [2018]
401 pages ; 20 cm
Captain Hammond Roystan is a simple cargo runner who has stumbled across the find of a lifetime: the Hassim, a disabled exploration ship--and its valuable record of unexplored worlds. His junior engineer, Josune Arriola, said her last assignment was in the uncharted rim. But she is decked out in high-level bioware that belies her humble backstory. A renowned body-modification artist, Nika Rik Terri has run afoul of clients who will not take no for an answer. She has to flee off-world, and she is dragging along a rookie modder, who seems all too experienced in weapons and war... Together this mismatched crew will end up on one ship, hurtling through the lawless reaches of deep space with Roystan at the helm. Trailed by nefarious company men, they will race to find the most famous lost world of all--and riches beyond their wildest dreams.

Privateer

August 14, 2018
Weis, Margaret, author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
524 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The swashbuckling adventures of Captain Kate Fitzmaurice continues in this thrilling continuation of the epic tale of the Dragon Corsairs. Captain Kate soon escapes from prison and saves her crew with the help of Prince Tom. She and her crew are drawn ever deeper into the intrigue and danger of doing business in the kingdom. With them running out of allies and left with nowhere to turn, Kate and Tom strike out on their own.--Amazon.com

G.I. Joe : a real American hero vs. the six million dollar man

August 14, 2018
Ferrier, Ryan.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, 2018
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Do the Joes stand a chance against the bionic man, or is he simply better, faster, stronger?"--Back cover.

Noumenon infinity

August 13, 2018
Lostetter, Marina J., author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
563 pages ; 21 cm

Relic

August 13, 2018
Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
305 pages ; 24 cm
"The last known human searches the galaxy for companionship in a new adventure novel from the legendary author of the Pip & Flinx series. Ruslan is the last surviving human being in the entire universe. Saved by a species of friendly aliens, Ruslan is forced to live life as an artifact of history, paying a lonely homage to a once-proud race that spanned the stars. Now, with the weight of his near-extinct species pressing down on him, Ruslan embarks on an epic journey of adventure, heartbreak, and danger"-- Provided by publisher.

Avalanche

August 13, 2018
Lackey, Mercedes, writer, editor, creator.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2018.
685 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Baen Books original"--T.p. verso.
"Ultima Thule has been destroyed but not before destroying Metis. The Metisians that escaped the destruction of their secret city must find somewhere safe without getting snapped up by various world governments. Now attacks are happening all over the Earth. The heroes of ECHO and CCCP have to save the world but first, they have to save each other. And the avalanche has begun"--Provided by publisher.

Runaways : the complete collection

August 10, 2018
Vaughan, Brian K., author.
New York : Marvel, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.

X-Men gold

August 10, 2018
Guggenheim, Marc, writer.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 0. Homecoming -- v. 1. Back to the basics -- v. 2. Evil empires -- v. 3. Mojo worldwide -- v. 4. The negative zone war -- v. 5. Cruel and unusual -- v. 6. 'Til death do us part

Rogue Protocol

August 9, 2018
Wells, Martha, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, [2018]
158 pages ; 21 cm.
"Sci-Fi's favorite antisocial AI is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayChris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good."

Pinnacle City : a superhero noir

August 9, 2018
Carter, Matt, 1985- author.
New York, NY : Talos Press, [2018]
302 pages ; 21 cm
"To some people, Pinnacle City is a glittering metropolis, a symbol of prosperity watched over by the all-star superhero team the Pinnacle City Guardians. But beneath the glitz and glamor is a gritty underbelly, one still feeling the physical and economic damage of the superhero-villain battles of generations past, where the lower class--immigrants, criminals, aliens, sorcerers, and non-humans alike--jostles and elbows for scraps to scrape by. Private investigator Eddie Enriquez is an ex-con and veteran with powers of his own who still bears the scars of his time as a minion for a low-level supervillain. Good work's been hard to come by until a mysterious woman shows up at his office with a case the police and superheroes are ignoring: the suspicious death of a prominent non-human rights activist. Meanwhile, superhero Kimberly Kline, a.k.a. Solar Flare, has just hit it big, graduating to the Pinnacle City Guardians. With her good looks, incredible superpowers, and a family name that opens doors, the sky is the limit. But in trying to make the world a better place...she'll discover Pinnacle City isn't as black and white as it once seemed"--Back cover.

Batman beyond

August 7, 2018
Jurgens, Dan, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"This series admirably captures the tone of the beloved animated series and seems poised to potentially take things to a much darker place than its predecessor ever could."--Back cover.
v. 1. Escaping the grave -- v. 2. Rise of the demon -- v. 3. The long payback

Genius : the revolution

August 7, 2018
Gout, Leopoldo, author.
©2018
259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Temper

August 6, 2018
Drayden, Nicky, author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
384 pages : map ; 21 cm

Venom & X-Men. Poison-x

August 6, 2018
Bunn, Cullen, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form as X-Men Blue #21-22, Annual #1, and Venom #162-163.
"Spinning out of the events of 'Venomverse,' the Children of the Atom and the Lethal Protector team up to take down an extradimensional threat!"--Back cover.

Fantastic Four. The coming of Galactus. Volume 3, 1964-1966

August 3, 2018
Lee, Stan, 1922-
New York : Marvel Worldwide, ©2018.
421 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 Fantastic Four #33-51 and Annual #3.
"Stan "The Man" called it the "World's Greatest Comic Magazine," and he wasn't kidding. If Lee and Jack Kirby set the comics world on fire in 1961 with the debut of Fantastic Four, in 1965 they burnt it down. Letting loose an unmatched burst of rapid-fire creativity, they gave birth to the Frightful Four, the Inhumans, Galactus, the Silver Surfer and even pulled off the first super hero wedding. There's also monster menaces galore, including Dragon Man, and out-of-this-world villains, from the shape-shifting Skrulls to the undersea warlord Attuma. But it's not just the panel-bursting action that makes FF great. It's the drama of a family, joined together to face all the wonders of the Marvel Universe."--Back cover.

Astonishing X-Men

August 2, 2018
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Life of X -- v. 2. A man called X

William Shakespeare's Jedi the last : Star Wars part the eighth

August 2, 2018
Doescher, Ian, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk Books, [2018]
172 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Disney/Lucasfilm"--Title page.
"The Star Wars saga continues, with Bard of Avon providing some of the biggest shocks yet! Alack, the valiant Resistance must flee from the scoundrels of the First Order, and it falls to Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and BB-8 to take up arms against sea of troubles. Can they bring Snoke's schemes to woe, destruction, ruin, and decay? Will Luke Skywalker take the stage once more, and aid General Leia in the winter of her discontent? Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy"-- Provided by publisher.

William Shakespeare's The Clone Army attacketh : Star Wars part the second

August 2, 2018
Doescher, Ian, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk Books, [2015]
164 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
A retelling of The attack of the clones in iambic pentameter, the style of Shakespeare. Between duty to the Jedi, attraction to Padmâe, and concern for his beloved mother, yeoman Jedi Anakin Skywalker struggles to be master of his fate. The path he chooses will determine not just his own destiny, but that of the entire Republic. Alack the day!

William Shakespeare's The force doth awaken : Star Wars part the seventh

August 2, 2018
Doescher, Ian, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk Books, [2017]
165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A retelling of The Force awakens in iambic pentameter, the style of Shakespeare. To BB-8 or not to BB-8? That is the question! Star-crossed lovers reunite, a lost knight is found, and tragedy befalls the house of Solo.

William Shakespeare's The phantom of menace : Star Wars' part the first

August 2, 2018
Doescher, Ian, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Quirk Books, [2015]
173 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A retelling of The phantom menace in the style of Shakespeare, featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

#MurderTrending

August 1, 2018
McNeil, Gretchen, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Freeform Books, 2018.
339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Welcome to the near future, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?

Injustice 2

July 31, 2018
Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"Based on the video game Injustice 2."
v. 1. Collects Injustice 2 #1-6 -- v. 2. Collects Injustice 2 #7-12 -- v. 3. Collects Injustice 2 #13, 15-17

Arabella the traitor of Mars

July 31, 2018
Levine, David D., 1961- author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
334 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Hail the conquering heroes! The tyrant, Napoleon, has been defeated with Arabella and the crew of the Diana leading the final charge. But, victory has come at a tremendous cost. Britain's savior, Lord Nelson, has not survived the final battle and the good people of the Diana must now return to London as both heroes and pallbearers. At last husband and wife, Arabella and Captain Singh seem to have earned the attention of great men, ones who have new uses in mind for the Mars Company captain and his young wife. Both Company and Crown have decided that it is time to bring Mars into the folds of Empire, and they think Singh is the perfect man to do it. Now, Arabella must decide between staying loyal to the man she loves and the country of her father or betraying all that she has known to fight alongside the Martians in a hopeless resistance against the Galaxy’s last remaining superpower."--Inside dust jacket.

The point

July 31, 2018
Dixon, John, 1969- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
308 pages ; 25 cm
"What if you had a power you had to hide from everyone--until now? A secret training program at West Point is turning misfits into a new generation of heroes. Welcome to The Point, future leaders of the Posthuman Age. New cadets, society is not ready for you. The oldest, fiercest fear is ignorance. The general population would burn you at the metaphysical stake. Here, you will train alongside other posthumans. You will learn to control and maximize your powers and to use them for the greater good. You will discover camaraderie and purpose. You will become a part of something bigger than yourselves: the Long Gray Line. Scarlett Winter has always been an outsider, and not only because she's a hardcore daredevil and born troublemaker--she has been hiding superhuman powers she doesn't yet understand. Now she's been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. Scarlett and her fellow students are learning to hone their skills, from telekinetic combat to running recon missions through strangers' dreamscapes. At The Point, Scarlett discovers that she may be the most powerful cadet of all. With the power to control pure energy, she's a human nuclear bomb--and she's not sure she can control her powers much longer. Even in this army of outsiders, Scarlett feels like a misfit all over again, but when a threat arises from the school's dark past that endangers her fellow students at The Point, duty calls and Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater: a hero"-- Provided by publisher.

Halo : bad blood

July 31, 2018
Forbeck, Matt, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
334 pages ; 21 cm
Gallery ORIGINAL FICTION TRADE.
"Based on the bestselling video game for Xbox."
"An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! - A secret mission enacted by the Office of Naval Intelligence could possibly help turn the tide, and has Buck reluctantly agreeing to reform his old team, Alpha-Nine. Because if the band is really getting back together for this one, that means everybody--including the Spartan who Buck never wants to see again, the one who committed the ultimate betrayal of trust.."-- Provided by publisher.

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