New Arrivals · Science Fiction

November 20, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


November 19, 2019
Young, Skottie, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Mercin' hard for the money -- v. 2. Good night -- v. 3. Weasel goes to hell

Fantastic four. The prodigal sun

November 19, 2019
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2019]
1 volume (unpaged): chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in magazine form.
"The cosmic saga that unites the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer and Guardians of the Galaxy!"--Back cover.

Spider-Man 2099 vs. Venom 2099

November 19, 2019
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in magazine form as Spider-Man 2099 #34-38 and Special, Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man, and 2099 Unlimited #9-10."--Title page.
"Continuing the original adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man of the year 2099!"--Provided by publisher.


November 18, 2019
Burke, Sue, 1955- author.
318 pages ; 24 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission. But the Earthlings misunderstand the nature of the Pax settlement and its real leader. Even as Stevland attempts to protect his human tools, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known."--Provided by publisher.

Supernova era

November 18, 2019
Liu, Cixin, author.
New York : Tor, [2019]
348 pages ; 25 cm
Uncorrected advance reading copy."-- Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge needed to keep the world running. But when the world is theirs, the last generation may not want to continue the legacy left to them. And in shaping the future however they want, will the children usher in an era of bright beginnings or final mistakes?

Dooku : Jedi lost

November 18, 2019
Scott, Cavan, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2019]
xvii, 460 pages ; 24 cm
"[The] original script to the thrilling audio production!"--Front flap of jacket
Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far, far away ... Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord's past begins to come to light. Dooku's life began as one of privilege--born within the stony walls of his family's estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda. As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn--and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced. Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light--even as the darkness begins to fall.

Black science

November 15, 2019
Remender, Rick, author.
Berkeley : Image Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. How to fall forever -- v. 2. Welcome, nowhere -- v. 3. Vanishing pattern -- v. 4. Godworld -- v. 5. True atonement -- v. 6. Forbidden realms and hidden truths -- v. 7. Extinction is the rule -- v. 8. Later than you think -- v. 9. No authority but yourself

The light at the bottom of the world

November 15, 2019
Shah, London, author.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2019.
311 pages ; 24 cm
Great Britain, the last days of the twenty-first century. Sea creatures swim among the ruins of Big Ben and the Tower of London, and citizens waver between fear and hope; fear of what lurks in the abyss, and hope that humanity will soon discover a way to reclaim the Earth. Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the London Submersible Marathon, she sees is an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. When the race takes an unexpected turn, Leyla will have to defy a corrupt government, deal with a hotheaded companion, and risk capture-- or worse.

Dr. Stone

November 15, 2019
Inagaki, Riichiro, author.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in Japan in 2017 by SHUEISHA Inc., Tokyo.
Book reads right to left.
v. 1. Stone world -- v. 2. Two kingdoms of the Stone world -- v. 3. Two million years of being -- v. 4. Senku's lab -- v. 5. Tale for the ages
"One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millenia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind--to kick-start civilization with the power of science!"--Back cover of Volume 1.

X-Men : trial of the Juggernaut

November 15, 2019
Austen, Chuck, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Collecting Uncanny X-Men (1981) #425-436, Exiles (2001) #28-30, and material from X-Men Unlimited (1993) #40 and #48."--Page 4 of cover
Uncanny X-Men #425-426 & #429-433 / artist, Philip Tan ; colorist, Avalon Studios -- Uncanny X-Men #427 / penciler, Steve Kim ; inkers, Mark Morales, Dan Green & Sandu Florea ; colorist, J.D. Smith -- Exiles #28-30 & X-Men Unlimited #40 / penciler, Clayton Henry ; inker, Mark Morales, colorists, Transparency Digital & Guru-eFX -- Uncanny X-Men #428 / artist, Sean Phillips ; colorist, Dave McCaig -- Uncanny X-Men #434 / penciler, Takeshi Miyazawa ; inkers, Craig Yeung with Scott Elmer ; colorist, Avalon Studios -- Uncanny X-Men #435-436 / penciler, Ron Garney ; inkers, Mark Morales with Dan Green ; colorist Pete Pantazis -- X-Men Unlimited #48 / penciler, ChrisCross ; inker, Mark Morales ; colorist, Chris Sotomayor.
"The unstoppable Cain Marko has joined the X-Men, but can they trust him? Meanwhile, Havok and Polaris are headed for the altar--but their wedding bells just might become a funeral dirge! As Jubilee and Husk mourn a fallen friend, the interdimensional Exiles arrive--but why are they targeting Havok? And the shocking truth about Nightcrawler's parentage is revealed when Mystique returns...and the evil Azazel rises! What is Nightcrawler's part in this villain's master plan, and can he help the X-Men escape Azazel's demonic dimension before Iceman loses his head?! Elsewhere, the Juggernaut takes on Alpha Flight--and finally faces up to his violent criminal past! Luckily, he's got a gamma-powered lawyer on his side."--Back cover

Cosmoknights. Book one

November 12, 2019
Templer, Hannah, author, illustrator.
Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, [2019]
211 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game. Pan's life used to be very small. Work in her dad's body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn't even matter that Tara was a princess... until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever. Years later, when a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on her doorstep, she finds that life may not be as small as she thought. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world... and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down."--Provided by publisher.


November 12, 2019
Tjia, Sherwin, 1975- author, illustrator.
Wolfville, NS, Canada : Conundrum Press, [2019].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
"When Amelia Mely Eichenwald wakes up one morning, she finds herself in endless freefall towards an Earth that is no longer there, surrounded by the junk of human existence. From high heels to houses, billions of random items drop alongside her like fallout from an exploded mall. Plummet follows Mel as she attempts to survive, find allies, and negotiating the balance between becoming prey or predator. What makes us human--and what keeps us human--when gravity is all there is? How do you take a stand when there is literally no place to sit?"--Provided by publisher.

I hope you get this message

November 12, 2019
Rishi, Farah Naz, author.
New York : Harperteen [2019]
419 pages ; 22 cm
News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet--Alma--claiming to be its creator. If they're being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their "colony" Earth. True or not, for teenagers Jesse Hewitt, Cate Collins, and Adeem Khan, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever. Jesse, who has been dealt one bad blow after another, wonders if it even matters what happens to the world. Cate, on the other hand, is desperate to use this time to find the father she never met. And Adeem, who hasn't spoken to his estranged sister in years, must find out if he has it in him to forgive her for leaving. With only a week to face their truths and right their wrongs, Jesse, Cate, and Adeem's paths collide as their worlds are pulled apart.

Goddess mode

November 12, 2019
Quinn, Zoë, 1987- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics/Vertigo, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form as Goddess mode 1-6."
"In the near future all of humanity's needs are administered by a godlike artificial intelligence called Azoth, and it's Cassandra Price's humiliating job to do tech support on it. Her life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality."--Provided by publisher.

The war of the realms : uncanny X-Men

November 12, 2019
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material orginally published in magazine form as War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1-3, Uncanny X-Men #17, and War of the Realms War Scrolls #2.
War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1-3 -- War of the Realms War Scrolls #2.

The lost causes of Bleak Creek : a novel

November 11, 2019
McLaughlin, Rhett, author.
New York : Crown, 2019.
326 pages ; 22 cm
"It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina, a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town's cheerful façade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to The Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a record of putting unruly teens back on the straight and narrow--a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade. At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they've been told: that the students' strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Dungeons & Dragons and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry--and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment--Rex and Leif are forced to piece together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What the boys find--with recent NYU film school student Janine Blitstein and her cousin Donna (a former Whitewood student with secrets of her own) at their side--will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest teenage imaginations, one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core"-- Provided by publisher.


November 11, 2019
Kroepfl, Jim, author
274 pages ; 22 cm
Seven of our country's most gifted teens will become Nobels, hosts for the implantation of brilliant Mentor minds, in an effort to accelerate human progress. But as the line between what's possible and what's right, draws ever blurrier, the teens discover everything has a cost. Scientists have created an evolved form of living known as Merged Consciousness, and 16-year-old Lake finds herself unable to merge with her Mentor. Lake, the Nobel for Chemistry and Orfyn, the Nobel for Art, are two from among the inaugural class of Nobels, and with the best intent and motivation. But when Stryker, the Nobel for Peace, makes them question the motivation of the scientists behind the program, their world begins to unravel.

Amazing Spider-Man

November 8, 2019
Spencer, Nick, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2018-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Back to basics -- v. 2. Friends and foes -- v. 3. Lifetime achievement -- v. 4. Hunted -- v. 5. Behind the scenes

The dreaming tree

November 8, 2019
Mather, Matthew, 1969- author.
© 2019
337 pages : 24 cm
"A Delta Devlin novel"--Jacket.
"After a near-fatal car crash, Royce Lowell-Vandeweghe wakes up to find he's one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing years later and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can--visions created by a mutation to her eyes--and meeting Royce sets off an unraveling chain of events ... Royce becomes Devlin's prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, they spiral into a world of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever--not even death itself."--Amazon.

Symbiote Spider-Man

November 8, 2019
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Collects Symbiote Spider-Man #1-5.
"Everyone knows that the infamous living costume that Spider-Man accidentally brought back from the Secret Wars would someday become the wicked web-slinger known as Venom--but what happened before Peter Parker discovered the suit's sinister symbiotic secret? This all-new story pits the black-suited wall-crawling wonder against that most mystifying of menaces: Mysterio! Uncovering a shameful secret from the Black Cat's past, Mysterio may have found the blackmail necessary to get close to Spider-Man's remarkable new suit--and in doing so will set Felicia down a path where any misstep could result in her losing Peter forever! Is this the beginning for Spidey and the Cat?"--Back cover.

X-Men : Starjammers by Dave Cockrum

November 8, 2019
Claremont, Chris, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2019]
443 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as X-Men #107-108, Uncanny7 X-Men #154-158 and #161-167, and X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers #1-2.

The wild storm

November 7, 2019
Ellis, Warren, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.

The Rosewater redemption

November 7, 2019
Thompson, Tade, author.
405 pages ; 21 cm.
"Life in the newly independent city-state of Rosewater isn't everything its citizens were expecting. The Mayor finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt him. Nigeria isn't willing to let Rosewater go without a fight. And the city's alien inhabitants are threatening mass murder for their own sinister ends... Operating across spacetime, the xenosphere, and international borders, it is up to a small group of hackers and criminals to prevent the extra-terrestrial advance. The fugitive known as Bicycle Girl, Kaaro, and his former handler Femi may be humanity's last line of defense."--Provided by publisher.

Last pick. 2, Born to run

November 7, 2019
Walz, Jason, author, artist.
236 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
"A galaxy away from her twin brother Wyatt, Sam must find a way to resist her captors and hold onto her humanity, while Wyatt leads a ragtag army to bring the fight straight to the alien overlords."--Provided by publisher.


November 7, 2019
McCarthy, Wil, author.
304 pages ; 24 cm
"What if all our legends are true? A rousing, fast-paced novel of time travel unlike any other, from acclaimed author Wil McCarthy. What if our legends are older than we think? All the Stone Age has left behind are rocks and bones; all other materials have rotted away, leaving no trace. But what if "cave men" never existed, and the Stone Age was a time of great sophistication still preserved in our oldest stories? In a brilliant and dangerous brain hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are about to discover entire lifetimes of human memory coded in our genes, and reveal ancient legends - from knights and trolls, to flood myths, to the birth of humanity itself - that are as real as they are deadly. Before disaster erased the coastlines and river valleys of the Antediluvian age--before the Flood--men and women struggled and yearned and innovated in a world of savage contrasts into which Harv and Tara are thrust, unprepared. Will their science be enough to save them?"-- Provided by publisher.

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