New Arrivals · Science Fiction

January 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The similars

January 14, 2019
Hanover, Rebecca, author.
386 pages ; 22 cm
The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi--Oliver's exact DNA replica and one of the Similars.


January 14, 2019
Bouchet, Amanda.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2019]
403 pages ; 18 cm.
Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations. What Tess and Shade don't know about each other might get them killed ... unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other-while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry.

Shadow captain

January 11, 2019
Reynolds, Alastair, 1966- author.
426 pages ; 24 cm.
"A desperate tale of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, alien artifacts, and wealth beyond imagining... and of betrayal."--Back cover.

Through fiery trials

January 11, 2019
Weber, David, 1952- author.
750 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors.The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, luddite Church of God's Awaiting has finally come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, many secrets of Safehold's past still remain unearthed. With new alliances forged and old regimes fractured, Merlin--the cybernetic avatar of Earth's last survivor and immortal beacon to humanity--and the colonies of Safehold have many adventures ahead in the continuation of David Weber's New York Times bestselling Safehold series.

Rewrite : loops in the timespace

January 10, 2019
Benford, Gregory, 1941- author.
New York : SAGA Press, [2018]
360 pages ; 24 cm
In this thematic sequel to Gregory Benford's award-winning bestseller Timescape , a history professor finds that he is able to travel back to 1968, the year he was sixteen--here, he finds a slew of mentors with the same ability, including Robert Heinlein, Albert Einstein, and Philip K. Dick.

The coming storm : a thriller

January 10, 2019
Alpert, Mark, 1961- author.
321 pages ; 24 cm
America is on the brink of collapse, devastated by a brutal government trying to silence its citizens, in the next action-packed thriller from Mark Alpert. New York City, 2023: Rising seas and superstorms have ravaged the land. Food and electricity are scarce. A dangerous Washington regime has terrorized the city, forcing the most vulnerable and defenseless people into the flood-ravaged neighborhoods. The new laws are enforced by an army of genetically enhanced soldiers, designed to be the fiercest and cruelest of killers. Genetic scientist Dr. Jenna Khan knows too much about how these super-soldiers were engineered: by altering the DNA sequence in ways that could change the fabric of humanity. Escaping arrest and on the run, Jenna joins forces with a genetically enhanced soldier gone rogue and a Brooklyn gang kingpin to resist the government's plan to manipulate the DNA of all Americans. The race is on to stop the evil experiment before it spreads the genetic changes...and transforms the human species forever.

Alliance rising

January 9, 2019
Cherryh, C. J., author.
New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2019]
346 pages ; 24 cm
"For years, the stations of the Hinder Stars, those old stations closest to Sol, have lagged behind the great megastations of the Beyond, like Pell and Cyteen. But new opportunities and fears arise when Alpha station receives news of an incoming ship with no identification. The denizens of Alpha wait anxiously for news about the outsiders, each with their own suspicions about the ship and its origins. Ross and Fallon, crew members of the Galway, believe the unidentified ship belongs to Pell and has come to investigate another massive ship docked at Alpha, The Rights of Man. Though Rights is under the command of the Earth Company, it is not quite perfected--and its true purpose is shrouded in mystery. James Robert Neihart, captain of Finity's End--a huge faster-than-light ship flown by one of the Merchanter Families--has heard whispers of The Rights of Man and wonders at its design and purpose, especially as Sol struggles to rival the progress of the Farther Stars. Now docked at Alpha, he must convince the crews that there is more to The Rights of Man than meets the eye. Because the reasons behind the creation of The Rights of Man, and its true plans, could change everything--not just for Sol, but for the Hinder Stars and the Beyond itslf." -- from publisher.

Spell or high water

January 9, 2019
Meyer, Scott, 1971-
Seattle, WA : 47North, [2014]
431 pages ; 21 cm.
"The adventures of an American hacker in Medieval England continue as Martin Banks takes his next step on the journey toward mastering his reality-altering powers and fulfilling his destiny. A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers. Thankfully, Martin and Philip are invited to a summit in Atlantis for all of the leaders of the time-traveler colonies, and now Martin thinks this will be a chance to try again with Gwen. Of course, this is Martin Banks we're talking about, so murder, mystery, and high intrigue all get in the way of a guy who just wants one more shot to get the girl."

The storm

January 8, 2019
Drake, David, 1945- author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2019.
x, 274 pages ; 24 cm
"The universe has shattered into chaos and monsters. Jon, the Leader, is dedicating his life to reuniting the scattered hamlets into a Commonwealth where all humans can live protected against the darkness. But no man can reshape the universe by himself. Jon has Makers to build weapons and clerks to handle the business of government--but he also needs Champions to face the powers of chaos which will not listen to any argument but force. Lord Pal of Beune is one of those Champions. But now Guntram, the man who transformed Pal from an ignorant rube into a bulwark of the Commonwealth, has disappeared. Pal must locate his friend and mentor--and then battle an entity which may be at the core of the splintered universe"-- Provided by publisher.


January 3, 2019
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc. , [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Chinatown -- v. 2. Supersonic -- v. 3. Dark art -- v. 4. Identity -- v. 5. Supreme -- v. 6. Mayor Fisk -- v. 7. Mayor Murdock

Invincible Iron Man. Ironheart

January 3, 2019
Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc. , [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Riri Williams -- v. 2. Choices
"Clad in her very own Iron Man armor, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever ... if she survives the experience. But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man's jet boots?--Back cover.

The amazing Spider-Man. Worldwide.

January 2, 2019
Slott, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, [2016-2018
9 volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.

Batman beyond

January 2, 2019
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 -- v. 4. Target: Batman

Wonder Woman, the Golden Age

January 2, 2019
Marston, William Moulton, 1893-1947, author, creator.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally publised in single magazine form.
v. 1. Collects All-Star Comics 8, Sensation Comics 1-14, Wonder Woman 1-3, Comic Cavalcade 1 -- v. 2. Collects Sensation Comics 15- 24, Wonder Woman 4-7, Comic Cavalcade 2-5

Battle born

January 2, 2019
Clarke, Cassandra Rose, 1983- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2019]
295 pages ; 21 cm
At head of title: HALO.
When an alien alliance known as the Covenant lays siege to the planet Meridian, four high school students--Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor--are thrust into battle to save their world.

Fight and flight

December 31, 2018
Meyer, Scott, 1971- author.
352 pages ; 22 cm
Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code, they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces.So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.As the wizards struggle to control their creations and protect innocent citizens, they try new things (most of which they don't enjoy), meet new people (most of whom are angry at them), and fight epic battles (most of which they lose). But their biggest challenge may be a young girl who knows that the wizards created the dragons and is determined to make them pay. On her side she has powerful allies, a magical artifact, and a faithful if not particularly helpful dog. Fight and Flight is a rollicking tale of bravery, wonder, love, revenge, greed, discovery, deception, and animal husbandry.

White sand

December 27, 2018
Hoskin, Rik, author.
Mt. Laurel, NJ : Dynamite Entertainment, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm

The ballad of Halo Jones

December 27, 2018
Moore, Alan, 1953- writer.
Oxford, England : Rebellion, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally serialised in 2000 AD progs 376-385."

The disasters

December 19, 2018
England, M. K., author.
352 pages ; 22 cm
Nax and a handful of other space Academy washouts are the only surviving pilots after the school is hijacked by terrorists, but in order to spread the truth about the attack, Nax and his fellow failures must execute a dangerous heist.--Provided by Publisher.

The cursed sea

December 19, 2018
DeStefano, Lauren, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
391 pages ; 22 cm
When Wil must return home to discover the origins of her curse, she is forced to untangle the secrets within her own family and fight against the evil Pahn and her own dangerous brother.


December 17, 2018
King, Tom, 1978- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. I am Gotham -- v. 2. I am suicide -- v. 3. I am Bane -- v. 4. The war of jokes and riddles -- v. 5. The rules of engagement --v. 6. Bride or burglar? -- v. 7. The wedding -- v. 8. Cold days

Wonder Woman

December 17, 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 -- v. 7. Amazons attacked

Nova express : the restored text

December 17, 2018
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997, author.
lv, 254 pages ; 21 cm.
"A book of the Cut-up trilogy"--Cover.
"The most ferociously political and prophetic book of Burroughs's "cut-up" trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space the better to see our burning planet and the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. As the new edition demonstrates, the shortest of the three books was cut by Burroughs from an extraordinary wealth of typescripts to create a visionary demand to take back the world that has been stolen from us. Edited from the original manuscripts by renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris, this revised edition incorporates an introduction and appendices of never before seen materials"--Provided by publisher.

The soft machine : the restored text

December 17, 2018
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997, author.
New York : Grove Press, [2014]
liii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published in 1961.
"A book of the cut-up trilogy"--Spine.
Dead on arrival -- Who am I to be critical? -- Public agent -- Trak trak trak -- Early answer -- Case of the celluloid Kali -- The Mayan caper -- I Sekuin -- Pretend an interest -- Last hints -- Where the awning flaps -- 1920 movies -- Where you belong -- Uranian Willy -- Gongs of violence --Male image in black -- Dead fingers talk -- Cross the wounded galaxies.
"The Soft Machine is Burroughs' original cut-up novel, first in an experimental trilogy that includes Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded. A surreal space-age odyssey and a total assault on the powers that turn humans into machines, the book draws the reader into an unmappable textual space where nothing is true and everyting is permitted"--Back cover.


December 17, 2018
Roth, Veronica, author.
463 pages ; 22 cm
Translation of: Divergent.
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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