New Arrivals · Science Fiction

August 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Star Trek. New visions

August 17, 2018
Byrne, John, 1950- author, artist.
San Diego : IDW, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
John Byrne presents all-new, feature-length tales set in the Star Trek: The Original Series universe, done in a unique, one-of-a-kind photomontage style.

Superman Action comics

August 17, 2018
Jurgens, Dan.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Path of doom -- v. 2. Welcome to the planet -- v. 3. Men of steel -- v. 4. The new world -- v. 5. Booster shot

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man

August 17, 2018
Zdarsky, Chip, author.
©2017
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Into the twilight -- v. 2. Most wanted -- v. 3. Amazing fantasy

The raging ones

August 17, 2018
Ritchie, Krista, author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.
387 pages : map ; 22 cm
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she's never known. Like the entire world, she believes it's impossible to dodge a deathday. Until the day she does. Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court--which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. With the threat of people learning they've dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space--against thousands of people far smarter, who'll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

Windhaven : the graphic novel

August 17, 2018
Tuttle, Lisa, 1952- author.
New York : Bantam Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Adapted from the novel by George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle originally published in 1981.

Terra incognita : three novellas

August 17, 2018
Willis, Connie, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2018.
323 pages ; 22 cm
Uncharted territory -- Remake -- D.A.
"This collection contains three previously published novellas: Uncharted Territory is both a love story and a shameless expose of the dark side of political correctness, where planetary surveyors battle hostile terrain, bureaucratic red tape, and renegade 'planet crashers.' Remake explores the timeless themes of emotion and technology, reality and illusion, where moviemaking's been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past and all one starry-eyed young woman wants to do is the impossible: dance in the movies. D.A. follows a young space cadet--aided by her hacker best friend--who will stop at nothing to uncover the conspiracy that has her tied up"-- Provided by publisher.

A Voice in the night

August 17, 2018
McDevitt, Jack, author.
©2018
462 pages ; 24 cm
This special signed edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies. These are copies 605 and 606.
Jack McDevitt, History builder by Martin L. Shoemaker -- Searching for Oz -- The law of gravity isn't working on Rainbow bridge -- The adventure of the southsea trunk -- Combinations -- It's a long way to Alpha Centauri -- Lucy -- Listen up, nitwits -- Midnight clear -- The lost equation -- Blood will tell, co-written with Tom Easton -- Blinker -- Friends in high places -- Maiden voyage -- Waiting at the altar -- The play's the thing -- Oculus -- Good intentions, with Stanley Schmidt -- Molly's kids -- Ships in the night -- The Pegasus project -- Cathedral -- The last dance -- Weighing in -- A voice in the night.

Changers. Book four, Forever

August 17, 2018
Cooper, T., author.
©2018
281 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When we left Kim Cruz in Changers Book Three, she'd just come out to her best friend. In Changers Book Four: Forever, Kim discovers that this is only one small part of understanding who she is and where she belongs. Soon enough, she changes again, into the body and social status of her dreams. What she does with her newfound power will come to haunt her. In this final installment of the provocative Changers series, our hero learns what it means to be the person everybody loves without actually being known at all; what it's like to be given the benefit of the doubt when you don't deserve it; and how easily opportunity comes when you look the part. Changers Book Four explores what it means to find yourself--even as your self keeps changing--and how in the end we become the person whose story we want to finish.

Batman and the Signal

August 17, 2018
Snyder, Scott, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form."
"Gotham's newest defender steps into the light" --Back cover.

Ball lightning

August 16, 2018
Liu, Cixin, author.
©2018
384 pages ; 25 cm
Originally published in 2005 by Sichaun Science & Technology Press in Chengdu, China.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen's quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge.

Connect : a novel

August 15, 2018
Gough, Julian, 1966- author.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2018]
475 pages ; 24 cm.
"In a world run by computers, hackers have power--and awkward, homeschooled Colt is among the best. But when Colt secretly submits his mother Naomi's breakthrough research to a biotech conference, and it is immediately shut down, mother and son are forced to go on the run. Now Colt is coding for his life. As the military, and Colt's father, hunt them through a Las Vegas of self-driving cars and surveillance drones, Naomi has to decide how far she will go to protect her child. Can she kill a man? Can she destroy the world? And Colt is finally forced to leave the comfort of virtual reality and face his greatest terror: love"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

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