New Arrivals · Science Fiction

September 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Inside Moebius

September 20, 2018
Moebius, 1938-2012, author, illustrator.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"Moebius library."
"Dark Horse's Inside Moebius editions are based on the final French-language collection of this work, Tout Inside Moebius, published by Moebius Production."
"Moebius draws himself encountering his favorite characters--creations like Blueberry, Arzak, and Major Grubert--and also meets a younger version of himself! Working closely with Moebius Production in France, Dark Horse presents Inside Moebius, A six-part study."-- Provided by publisher.

Exile's throne

September 19, 2018
Mason, Rhonda, author.
359 pages ; 20 cm
One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire's supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled, that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn't won by votes or marriage. It's won in a tournament of ritualized combat in the ancient tradition. Now that tournament, the Empress Game, has been called and the women of the empire will stop at nothing to secure political domination for their homeworlds. Kayla Reunimon, a supreme fighter, is called to battle it out in the arena. The battle for political power isn't contained by the tournament's ring, however. The empire's elite gather to forge, strengthen or betray alliances in a dance that will determine the fate of the empire for a generation. With the empire wracked by a rising nanovirus plague and stretched thin by an ill-advised planet-wide occupation of Ordoch in enemy territory, everything rests on the woman who rises to the top.

State tectonics

September 18, 2018
Older, Malka, 1977- author.
428 pages ; 22 cm.
The future of democracy must evolve or die. The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it's time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever. Unknown enemies are attacking Information's network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information's best agents question whether the data monopoly they've served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it's time to burn the world down and start anew.


September 18, 2018
Thompson, Tade, author.
423 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 2016 by Apex Publications, LLC, in the United States in trade paperback"--Title page verso.
"Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry, and the helpless--people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. A sensitive, he can navigate the massive psychic space created by the dome. But when something within the dome begins killing other sensitives, Kaaro must defy his masters to avert a horrifying future."--Back cover.

The echo room

September 18, 2018
Peevyhouse, Parker, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2018.
318 pages: illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Rett and Bryn, both sixteen, wake in a locked facility, unaware of how they got there, whether they can trust each other, and who or what is with them.

Oh my goth

September 13, 2018
Showalter, Gena, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, 2018.
379 pages ; 21 cm
Includes excerpts from Alice in Zombieland and Firstlife.
"This is the revised text of the work first published by Simon & Schuster in 2006"--Title page verso.
When fiercely independent Jade Leigh, who assumes a goth appearance, gets into trouble again, her principal decides to teach her a lesson and puts her into an alternate universe where the whole world has gone goth and Jade is now popular.

Night flights

September 11, 2018
Reeve, Philip, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
187 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Scholastic UK Ltd"--Title page verso.
"A Mortal engines collection"--Cover.
Frozen heart -- Traction city blues -- Teeth of the sea.
"In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares. But Anna Fang -- pilot, adventurer, spy -- isn't afraid. These three stories show gripping, moving, exciting moments in Anna Fang's life: her childhood as a slave aboard the moving city Arkangel, a showdown against a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control, and her free life as an intelligence agent for the Anti-Traction league ..."."--Provided by publisher.

Star Wars : Thrawn

September 11, 2018
Houser, Jody, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Star Wars : Thrawn #1-6.
"Now, discover how Grand Admiral Thrawn became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. "--Back cover

Wonder Woman

September 10, 2018
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

All-star Batman

September 10, 2018
Snyder, Scott, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. My own worst enemy -- v. 2. Ends of the Earth -- v. 3. The first ally

The field trip

September 10, 2018
Martin, R. T., 1988- author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2018]
97 pages ; 19 cm.
Kayla takes the lead when she and her fellow high school choir members are stranded in an airport during an alien invasion, hundreds of miles from home, with little food and no electricity.

Plague land : reborn

September 10, 2018
Scarrow, Alex, author.
407 pages : 21 cm.
"Originally published as Reborn in 2017 in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Children?s Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Eighteen months after the plague struck, Leon and Freya hope two hard winters killed it off, but when they set out for a rescue ship they find the virus has been busy.

Attack of the 50 foot wallflower

September 10, 2018
Heidicker, Christian McKay, author.
New York : Simon and Schuster BFYR, 2018.
298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Phoebe, fifteen, the daughter of a famous mother and unearthly father, suddenly begins experiencing radical changes as she enters one scene after another from 1950s and 60s science fiction movies.

Accidental war

September 10, 2018
Williams, Walter Jon, author.
New York : Harper Voyager, 2018.
xvi, 475 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel of the Praxis"--Cover.
"Blending fast-paced military science fiction and space opera, the first volume in a dynamic trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Praxis, set in the universe of his popular and critically acclaimed Dread Empire's Fall series--a tale of blood, courage, adventure and battle in which the fate of an empire rests in the hands of a cadre of desperate exiles. It's been seven years since the end of the Naxid War. Sidelined for their unorthodox tactics by a rigid, tradition-bound military establishment, Captain Gareth Martinez and Captain the Lady Sula are stewing in exile, frustrated and impatient to exercise the effective and lethal skills they were born to use in fighting the enemy. Yet after the ramshackle empire left by the Shaa conquerors is shaken by a series of hammer blows that threaten the foundations of the commonwealth, the result is a war that no one planned, no one expected, and no one knows how to end. Now, Martinez, Sula, and their confederate Nikki Severin must escape the clutches of their enemies, rally the disorganized elements of the fleet, and somehow restore the fragile peace--or face annihilation at the hands of a vastly superior force"--Publisher's website.

Tian xia yi fei

September 6, 2018
|6880-01 Jian, Ying, author.
|6880-04 Taibei Shi : Lan hai zhi zuo you xian gong si, 2018.
321 pages : illustration ; 21 cm

Captain America : promised land

September 6, 2018
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.

Halo. Silent storm

September 5, 2018
Denning, Troy, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
382 pages ; 24 cm.
"Based on the bestselling video game for Xbox ."
2526. It has been almost a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understands virtually nothing about its new enemy. There are only two certainties--the Covenant is determined to eradicate humanity, and they have the superior technology to do just that. The UNSC's only hope lies with the Spartans: enhanced super-soldiers trained from childhood via a clandestine black-ops project to be living weapons. Their designated commander, Petty Officer John-117, has been assigned to lead the Spartans on a desperate counterattack designed to rock the Covenant back on its heels, and to buy humanity the time it needs to gather intelligence and prepare its defenses.

Batman: detective comics

September 4, 2018
Tynion, James, IV, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rise of the Batmen -- v. 2. The victim syndicate -- v. 3. League of shadows -- v. 4. Deus ex machina -- v. 5. A lonely place of living -- v. 6. Fall of the Batmen -- v. 7. Batmen eternal

The 48

August 31, 2018
Hosie, Donna, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2018]
382 pages ; 22 cm
"A secret government organization sends two brothers back in time on a perilous mission to Tudor England to rewrite the history of King Henry VIII's court"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Wars. Darth Vader : dark lord of the Sith

August 29, 2018
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Imperial machine -- v. 2 Legacy's end
"Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader's rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!"


August 29, 2018
Hamilton, Peter F., author.
New York : Del Rey, 2018.
565 pages ; 25 cm
" In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation--including starships--virtually obsolete. Every place on earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now merely a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful--until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly-located world eighty-nine light years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying." --Provided by publisher

Cloud Hotel

August 29, 2018
Hanshaw, Julian, 1971- author, illustrator.
175 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Remco knows he is special. He was chosen. God took a shine to him, after a bright light in a clear northern sky brought Remco to the incredible Cloud Hotel, a wondrous place that he never wants to leave. But Remco has outstayed his welcome... and it's time to check out.

Super moon

August 28, 2018
Swain, Heather, 1969- author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
390 pages ; 22 cm
"Sol is the month between June and July on the thirteen-month Moon calendar. It's the only time teenagers have to themselves between rigorous scientific training and their ultimate lab assignments in their colony on the Moon. Their families emigrated from Earth to build better lives; but life on the Moon is far from perfect, as Uma learns on the eve of Sol. Uma meets an Earthen girl who becomes a fast friend, and much more. What Uma doesn't know is that the girl is assigned to infect Uma with a plague that a rogue faction of Earthen scientists hope will wipe out Moon soldiers. Will Uma be the cause of a pandemic? Whom can she trust, and moreover, whom does she love?"--Amazon.


August 28, 2018
Luceno, James, 1947- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2015]
337 pages ; 19 cm.
Originally published 2014.
Tells the complete tale of Grand Moff Tarkin, who guides the creation of the Death Star and paves the way for the Empire's supremacy--and whom even the dreaded Darth Vader obeys.

East of west

August 21, 2018
Hickman, Jonathan.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.

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