New Arrivals · Science Fiction

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The redemption of time

July 17, 2019
Baoshu, 1980- author.
269 pages ; 24 cm
Translation of: San ti X.
"A three-body problem novel."
"At the end of the fourth year of the Crisis Era, Yun Tianming, riddled with cancer, chose to end his life. His decision was the first step in a journey that would take him to the end of the universe and beyond. His brain was extracted from his body, flash frozen, put aboard a spacecraft, and launched on a trajectory that will intercept the Trisolarian First Fleet in a few centuries. It is a desperate plan, almost certain to fail. But there is an infinitesimal chance that one day Tianming may, somehow, be able to send valuable information back to Earth. And so he does. His broadcasts from the Trisolarian fleet reveal the secrets of faster than light propulsion and the ultimate defence of black domains. This is Tianming's story. It reveals what happened to him when he was intercepted by the Trisolarians. It reveals the true nature of the struggle that has created the universal 'dark forest', and the ultimate fate of the Universe..."-- Provided by publisher.

This is how you lose the time war

July 17, 2019
El-Mohtar, Amal, author.
198 pages ; 22 cm
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.

Wonder Woman

July 16, 2019
Rucka, Greg, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The lies -- v. 2. Year one -- v. 3. The truth -- v. 4. Godwatch -- v. 5. Heart of the Amazon -- v. 6. Children of the Gods -- v. 7. Amazons attacked -- v. 8. Dark Gods -- v. 9. The enemy of both sides

Altered carbon : download blues

July 16, 2019
Morgan, Richard K., 1965- author.
Mount Laurel : Dynamite Entertainment, 2019.
1 volume : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Altered Carbon was previously adapted as a Netflix television series.


July 16, 2019
Bova, Ben, 1932- author.
New York, NY : Tor, 2019.
350 pages ; 22 cm
"A wave of lethal gamma radiation is expanding from the core of the Milky Way galaxy at the speed of light, killing everything in its path. The countdown to when the death wave will reach Earth and the rest of the solar system is at two thousand years. Humans were helped by the Predecessors, who provided shielding generators that can protect the solar system. In return, the Predecessors asked humankind's help to save other intelligent species that are in danger of being annihilated. But what of Earth? With the Death Wave no longer a threat to humanity, humans have spread out and colonized all the worlds of the solar system. The technology of the Predecessors has made Earth a paradise, at least on the surface. But a policy of exiling discontent young people to the outer planets and asteroid mines has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war"--Publisher's description.

Till sudden death do us part

July 16, 2019
Green, Simon R., 1955- author.
184 pages ; 23 cm.
"Although he hasn't seen Robert Bergin for 40 years, Ishmael feels duty bound to respond when his old friend calls for help. Robert's daughter Gillian is about to be married, and he is afraid she'll fall prey to the ancient family curse. Arriving in rural Yorkshire, Ishmael and his partner Penny learn that the vicar who was to perform the ceremony has been found dead in the church, hanging from his own bell rope. With no clues, no evidence and no known motive, many locals believe the curse is responsible. Or is someone just using it as a smokescreen for murder? With the wedding due to take place the following day, Ishmael has just a few hours to uncover the truth. But his investigations are hampered by sudden flashes of memory: memories of the time before he was human. What is it Ishmael's former self is trying to tell him?"--Publisher's description.

The rage of dragons

July 15, 2019
Winter, Evan, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2019.
535 pages : map ; 24 cm.
The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.

Hexarchate stories

July 15, 2019
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Oxford, UK : Solaris, 2019.
333 pages ; 20 cm
Hexarchate (and Heptarchate) timeline -- The chameleon's gloves -- How the Andan court -- Seven views of the Liozh entrance exam -- Omens -- Honesty -- Bunny -- Black squirrels -- Silence -- Extracurricular activities -- Gloves -- Hunting trip -- The battle of Candle Arc -- Calendrical rot -- Birthdays -- The robot's math lessons -- Sword-shopping -- Persimmons -- Irriz the assassin-cat -- Vacation -- Gamer's end -- Glass cannon.
"From New York Times best-selling author Yoon Ha Lee. The essential short story collection set in the universe of the Hugo Award nominated Machineries of Empire series! An ex-Kel art thief has to save the world from a galaxy-shattering prototype weapon... A general outnumbered eight-to-one must outsmart his opponent... A renegade returns from seclusion to bury an old comrade... From the incredible imagination of Hugo- and Arthur C. Clarke-nominated author Yoon Ha Lee comes a collection of stories set in the world of the best-selling Ninefox Gambit. Showcasing Lee's extraordinary imagination, this collection takes you to the very beginnings of the hexarchate's history and reveals new never-before-seen stories. "


July 12, 2019
Kelly, Joe, 1971-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Isn't it bromantic -- v. 2. Side pieces -- v. 3. Itsy bitsy -- v. 4. Serious business -- v. 5. Arms race -- v. 6. WLMD -- v. 7. My two Dads -- v. 8. Road trip -- v. 9. Eventpool

The lightest object in the universe : a novel

July 11, 2019
Eisele, Kimi, author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.
325 pages ; 23 cm
What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? This is the landscape that Kimi Eisele creates in her surprising and original debut novel. Evoking the spirit of such monumental love stories as Cold Mountain and the creative vision of novels like Station Eleven, The Lightest Object in the Universe tells the story of what happens after the global economy collapses and the electrical grid goes down. In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they'll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. Meanwhile, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct a cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning. Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson reach each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? The answers may lie with a fifteen-year-old girl who could ultimately decide the fate of the cross-country lovers.

Salvation day

July 11, 2019
Wallace, Kali, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"A lethal virus is awoken on an abandoned spaceship in this incredibly fast-paced, claustrophobic thriller. They thought the ship would be their salvation. Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya--the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship. But what Zahra and her crew could not know was what waited for them on the ship--a terrifying secret buried by the government. A threat to all of humanity that lay sleeping alongside the orbiting dead. And then they woke it up "--Back cover.


July 10, 2019
Terry, Teri, author.
409 pages : map ; 23 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by The Watts Publishing Group"--Copyright page.
A scientific experiment goes wrong, and a deadly epidemic sweeps through Scotland. Callie might have survives the disease, but she didn't survive the treatment. She was kidnapped and experimented upon at a secret lab, one that works with antimatter. When she broke free of her prison, she unleashed a wave of destruction. Callie's brother Kai is looking for her, along with his friend Shay, who has been infected and is beginning to change. Now they're looking for a cure-- if there is one. -- adapted from jacket

Me, myself, and him

July 10, 2019
Tebbetts, Christopher, author.
295 pages 22 cm
"In two parallel universes, eighteen-year-old Chris navigates the summer before college--in one universe he is forced to spend three months with his emotionally distant father in California, and in the other he remains home and deals with a swiftly changing friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Ash kickers

July 10, 2019
Grigsby, Sean, author.
344 pages ; 18 cm
Sequel to Smoke eaters.
"With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are tranquilized and locked up, rather than killed. But for Tamerica Williams, this job filled with action and danger, has become tediously routine. When a new threat emerges, a legendary bird of fire--the Phoenix--it's the perfect task for Williams. But killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger, spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy. Will it prove to be too much excitement, even for adrenalin-junkie Williams?"--Page [4] of cover.

The incredible Hulk. Ghosts of the future. Volume 22, 1995-1996

July 10, 2019
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 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 #436-448, Savage Hulk #1, Cutting Edge #1, Cable #34 and Onslaught: Marvel Universe"--Title page verso.
Return of the Maestro?! Major Matt Talbot, nephew of the Hulk's old foe Glenn, has set his sights on capturing the jade giant - and with Hulkbusters and the Ringmaster on his side, he might just succeed! Meanwhile, a terror group called the Alliance has pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. But if the Leader's machinations are behind the Alliance's carnage, then why is the Hulk claiming credit...and why does he look like the Maestro? That's what Thor wants to know! As She-Hulk and Doc Samson take center stage, Janis Jones arrives from the future - but when Onslaught does the impossible and physically separates Bruce Banner from the Incredible Hulk, everything will change for the green goliath!


July 8, 2019
Bowman, Erin, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
434 pages ; 22 cm
"Sequel to Contagion."--Cover.
Teens Thea, Coen, and Nova are rescued from a deadly planet, only to be taken prisoner on board a government ship and used as weapons in a sinister political plot.

Ang manggagaway at iba pang kathang-agham at pantasya mula sa Gitnang Europa at Pilipinas = The witcher and other fantasy and science fiction from Central Europe and the Philippines

July 8, 2019
Pasay City, Philippines : Visprint, Inc., 2017.
320 pages ; 18 cm
Short stories.
Ang manggagawa / Andrzej Sapkowski ; salin ni Bob Ong -- Ang anino ni Bradbury / František Novotný ; salin ni Beverly Wico Siy -- Mula sa sagradong tubig / Juraj Červenák ; salin ni Eros S. Atalia -- Iisang taon / Csilla Kleinheincz ; salin ni Eros S. Atalia -- Mga anghel sa piling natin / Alexandra Pavelková ; salin ni Joselito D. delos Reyes -- Isang kakaibang uri ng kuwento / Julie Nováková ; salin ni Beverly Wico Siy -- Ashland / Elyss Punsalan ; salin ni Joselito D. delos Reyes -- Project: EYOD / Edgar Calabia Samar.

Heir to the empire

July 5, 2019
Zahn, Timothy.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2011]
xxi, 468 pages ; 24 cm
Includes an introduction and annotations from the author.
"Includes an all-new Thawn novella."--Cover.
The adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo continue as the last of the Emperor's warlords discovers secrets that could destroy the New Republic.

The toll

July 3, 2019
Priest, Cherie, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm
"Southern Gothic Horror with a Contemporary twist" --front cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo, Georgia, and the Okefenokee Swamp. Drive that route from east to west, and you'll cross six bridges. Take it from west to east, and you might find seven. But you'd better hope not. Titus and Davina Bell leave their hotel in Fargo for a second honeymoon canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. But shortly before they reach their destination, they draw up to a halt at the edge of a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car ... When, much later, a tow-truck arrives, the driver finds Titus lying in the middle of the road, but Davina is nowhere to be found.

Across the void : a novel

July 3, 2019
Vaughn, S. K., author.
New York : Skybound Books, 2019.
371 pages ; 24 cm
"Commander Maryam 'May' Knox awakes from a medically induced coma alone, adrift in space on a rapidly failing ship, with little to no memory of who she is or why she’s there. Slowly, she pieces together that she’s the captain of the ship, Hawking II; that she was bound for Europa—one of Jupiter’s moons—on a research mission; and that she’s the only survivor of either an accident—or worse, a deliberate massacre—that has decimated her entire crew. With resources running low, and her physical strength severely compromised, May must rely on someone back home to help her. The problem is: everyone thinks she’s dead. Back on Earth, it’s been weeks since Hawking II has communicated with NASA, and Dr. Stephen Knox is on bereavement leave to deal with the apparent death of his estranged wife, whose decision to participate in the Europa mission strained their marriage past the point of no return. But when he gets word that NASA has received a transmission from May, Stephen comes rushing to her aid. What he doesn’t know is that not everyone wants May to make it back alive. Even more terrifying: she might not be alone on that ship."--Provided by publisher.

Null set

July 2, 2019
Huang, S. L., author.
316 pages ; 25 cm.
Cas Russel has decided to Fight Crime. She definitely doesn't have a cape, and she's working on the whole morals issue, but she does have a real-life superpower: with her extraordinary mathematical ability, she can disarm bombs or outshoot an army. But Cas's own power also has a history, one she can't remember - or control. One that's creeping into her mind and fracturing her sanity... just when she's gotten herself on the hit list of every crime lord on the West Coast. And in the crosshairs of her best, only, sociopathic friend. Forget saving the world - Cas may not even be able to save herself.

Nexus : the Androma saga

June 28, 2019
Alsberg, Sasha, 1997- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Ink Yard Press, [2019].
394 pages : map ; 24 cm
"With her crew captured and her ship a smoldering ruin, notorious mercenary Androma Racella is no longer the powerful Bloody Baroness, but a fugitive on the run. And with most of the galaxy now trapped under the mind control of the bloodthirsty Queen Nor, not even the farthest reaches of Mirabel can offer safety for the queen’s most-hated adversary. But Andi will risk anything, even her precious freedom, to save her crew. So when she finds herself stranded with bounty hunter Dextro Arez on the unforgiving ice planet of Solera, Andi seeks out the mysterious Arachnid, the one person who seems to be fighting back against the vicious queen."--Provided by publisher


June 26, 2019
Booth, Naomi, author.
London : Titan Books, 2019.
224 pages ; 21 cm
"Heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete are done with the city. Alice is haunted by rumors of a skin-sealing epidemic starting to infect the urban population. She hopes their new remote mountain house will offer safety, a plce to forget the nightmares and start their family. But the mountains and their people hold a different kind of danger. With their relationship under intolerable pressure, violence erupts and Alice is faced with the unthinkable as she fights to protect her unborn child."--Back cover.

Batman/The Flash : the button

June 26, 2019
Williamson, Josha.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Batman 21-22, The Flash 21-22"--Title page verso.


June 25, 2019
Estrada, Inés, author, illustrator.
Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, [2019]
235 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally self-published in 2016-2017 as a six issue series.
Includes references.
"Inés Estrada's new graphic novel introduces us to a powerfully exquisite and chilling near future that doesn't seem too far-fetched, where virtual reality affects our diets, sex lives, and nightly dreams" -- Provided by publisher.

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