New Arrivals · Science Fiction

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Battle angel Alita

March 25, 2019
Kishiro, Yukito, author, artist.
New York : Kodansha Comics, an imprint Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, [2017]-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Printed in Japanese left to right format.
"First published in Japan in 2013 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, as Gunnm."
v. 1 Treasure amid the trash --v.2. Angel of the arena -- v. 3. Zapan's revenge -- v. 5. Angel's cadenza
"In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?"--Publisher's website.

Mars : stories

March 25, 2019
Bakić, Asja, 1982- author.
167 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Bosnian.
Day trip to Durmitor -- Buried treasure -- The talus of Madame Liken -- Abby -- Asja 5.0 -- Carnivore -- Passions -- The guest -- Heading west -- The underworld.
Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, an emerging feminist writer explores twenty-first century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.

Sky without stars

March 22, 2019
Brody, Jessica, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
582 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Three strangers, one shared destiny… When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing. Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes… Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet. Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette. Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos. All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet. Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables."--Inside dust jacket.

The handmaid's tale

March 22, 2019
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
"In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals."-- Provided by publisher.

Out of Salem

March 22, 2019
Schrieve, Hal, author.
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]
443 pages ; 22 cm
"Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with Mrs. Dunnigan, an elderly witch and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover her status as an unregistered werewolf. When a local psychiatrist is murdered by what seems to be werewolves, the town of Salem, Oregon, becomes even more hostile to "monsters," and Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive a place where most people wish that neither of them existed. Rarely has a first-time author created characters of such immediacy and power as Z, Aysel, Tommy (suspected fey) and Elaine (also a werewolf), or a world that parallels our own so clearly and disturbingly"-- Provided by publisher.

10,000 bones

March 22, 2019
Ollinger, Joe, author.
232 pages ; 23 cm.
On the planet Brink, calcium is cash. The element's scarcity led the world's government to declare it the official currency. In the decades since, the governments of other colonized worlds have suppressed shipments of calcium in order to maintain favorable exchange rates, while Brink's Commerce Board has struggled to negotiate importation quotas to keep the population alive and growing. Taryn Dare is a Collections Agent, a specialized detective tasked with finding black market calcium and recovering it, so that the Commerce Board can recycle it and distribute it as currency. Taryn is fueled by one goal: to save up enough currency units for a one-way ticket to a better world. But when a job recovering a human corpse uncovers a deadly conspiracy in the system, Taryn is drawn into an investigation that may threaten her life, and the very fabric of her society.

The life of Captain Marvel

March 22, 2019
Stohl, Margaret, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
"When former U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers was caught in the explosion of an alien device, she was transformed into one of the world's most powerful super-beings. Now, she's an Avenger and Earth's mightiest hero. But before all that, Carol Danvers was just a girl from New England. This is her story."--Provided by publisher.

The last voyage of Poe Blythe

March 21, 2019
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2019.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Seeking to avenge the murder of her true love while on a dredge ship searching for gold, fifteen-year-old captain Poe Blythe becomes the architect of new defenses designed to destroy her enemies.


March 21, 2019
Falls, Kat, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
372 p. ; 22 cm
Conclusion to the Inhuman duology.
Lane McEvoy barely survived her first journey to the Feral Zone -- the forbidden, overgrown landscape east of the Mississippi River that was abandoned when a virus spread through the United States. But Lane has crossed the quarantine line, and she knows the truth. There are survivors in the zone -- people who have gone feral, whose bodies have warped and evolved to display a variety of animal traits. Six months after the events of Inhuman, Lane ventures back into the Feral Zone on a humanitarian aid mission. But she also has a darker, secret purpose: The one she loves, Rafe, has become more beast than man -- and she promised to put him down if he ever goes feral. Now, Lane fears the time has come to carry out her vow...


March 21, 2019
Stout, Dan, author.
© 2019.
407 pages ; 22 cm
Carter's a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio, and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It's also a metropolis teetering on the edge of disaster. As its oil reserves run dry, the city's future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs.

Voices of the fall

March 21, 2019
Riverdale, NY : Baen, [2019]
xi, 323 pages ; 24 cm
"A Baen Books Original"--Title page verso.
Starry, starry night / John Ringo -- Spectrum / Mike Massa -- Storming the tower of Babel / Sarah A. Hoyt -- Return to Mayberry / Rob Hampson -- It just might matter in the end / Travis S. Taylor -- Inhale to the king, baby! / Michael Z. Williamson -- Ham sandwich / Jody Lynn Nye -- The Downeasters / Brendan DuBois -- The species as big as the Ritz / Robert Buettner -- The cat hunters / Dave Freer -- Alpha gamers / Griffin Barber -- True faith and allegiance / Michael Gants -- The killer awoke / John Birmingham.
"Civilization has fallen.Everyone who survived the plague lived through the Fall, that terrible autumn when life as they had know it ended in blood and chaos. Now nuclear submarines are facing sudden and unimaginable crises. Paid hunters on a remote island suddenly cut off from any support. Elite assassins. Never made it retirees. Bong-toting former soldiers. These are their stories. These are the Voices of the Fall. Thirteen new stories set in the world of John Ringo's Black Tide Rising universe."-- Provided by publisher.

Uncanny X-Men : disassembled

March 21, 2019
Brisson, Ed, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Uncanny X-Men #1-10.
"Why is the X-Men's newest crisis shaping up to be....their final adventure?! It all starts with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, but their investigation draws the X-Men into a much bigger and deadlier situation! Who or what are the Four Horsemen of Salvation, and what is their connection to Nate Grey, the incredibly powerful mutant known as X-Man? Will Nate's home dimension, the Age of Apocalypse, make its horrifying return? Or does the dawn of the Age of X-Man mean the end of the Uncanny X-Men?! It's a status-quo-smashing story that just might leave all the mutantkind in tatters, and it will take three fan-favorite writers to deliver the mutant madness."-- Back cover.

X-Men : Onslaught aftermath

March 21, 2019
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2019.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Onslaught is defeated! But professor X has been arrested and mutant prejudice is at an all-time high. Cannonball and Iceman infiltrate Graydon Creed's anti-mutant presidential campaign, but will their investigation put Icamen's family in the crosshairs? And what happens when Creed is targeted for death? Plus: Archangel regains his original wings! The X-Men adjust to their new teammate: Joseph, the amnesiac Magneto! Storm comes under attack! The X-Men take on the Brotherhood - but Cyclops' brother, Havok, is leading the villains. Can Juggernaut escape from the crimson prison Onslaught trapped him in? And with the Fantastic Four presumed dead in Onslaught's attack, can the X-Men help the orphaned Franklin Richard? Guest-starring X-Facto, Spider Man and the Silver Surfer."--Back cover.

Once & future

March 20, 2019
Capetta, Amy Rose, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
354 pages ; 24 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
Resets the Arthurian legend in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrranical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin.

Tiamat's wrath

March 20, 2019
Corey, James S. A., author.
534 pages ; 24 cm.
"Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortazar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrique, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father, the emperor, doesn't guess. And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rearguard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule--and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose--seems more and more certain. Because, against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough..."-- Provided by publisher.


March 19, 2019
Doctorow, Cory, author.
New York : Tor (Firm), 2019.
304 pages ; 22 cm
"Four tales of our present moment" -- Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Unauthorized bread -- Model minority -- Radicalized -- Masque of the red death.
"A timely collection ... connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future"-- Provided by publisher.

Angel thieves : a novel

March 19, 2019
Appelt, Kathi, 1954- author.
320 pages ; 22 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
The lives of four characters, including cemetery thief Cade Curtis, a runaway slave, and an illegally captured ocelot, flow together across time through their connections to the Houston bayou and an angel carved from Georgia marble.

Kim & Kim

March 19, 2019
Visaggio, Magdalene, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 2. Love is a battlefield.
Perpetually down on their luck, Kim Quatro and Kim Dantzler are two best friends doing their best to get by as interdimensional bounty hunters.

The municipalists : a novel

March 18, 2019
Fried, Seth, author.
New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
264 pages ; 19 cm
"A novel about an unlikely pair of lonely outsiders--one human, one AI--on an adventure to save the great American city of Metropolis written by "one of the most exciting new voices in fiction" (Charles Yu) In Metropolis, the gleaming city of tomorrow, the dream of the great American city has been achieved. But all that is about to change, unless a neurotic, rule-following bureaucrat and an irreverent, freewheeling artificial intelligence can save the city from a mysterious terrorist plot that threatens its very existence. Henry Thompson has dedicated his life to improving America's infrastructure as a proud employee of the United States Municipal Survey. So when the agency comes under attack, he dutifully accepts his unexpected mission to visit Metropolis looking for answers. But his plans to investigate quietly, quickly, and carefully are interrupted by his new partner: a day-drinking know-it-all named OWEN, who also turns out to be the projected embodiment of the agency's supercomputer. Soon, Henry and OWEN are fighting to save not only their own lives and those of the city's millions of inhabitants, but also the soul of Metropolis. The Municipalists is a thrilling, funny, and touching adventure story, a tour-de-force of imagination that trenchantly explores our relationships to the cities around us and the technologies guiding us into the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Batman Arkham. Ra's al Ghul

March 18, 2019
O'Neil, Dennis, 1939- writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2019]
232 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"The best of the Demon and the Bat!"--Cover.

The new Teen Titans

March 15, 2019
Wolfman, Marv, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.


March 15, 2019
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 -- v. 9. The tyrant wing

Girls with sharp sticks

March 15, 2019
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
393 pages ; 22 cm
In the near future at a girls-only private high school isolated in the Colorado mountains, Mena and her classmates--under the watchful eyes of their Guardian, professors, and analyst--are trained to be beautiful and obedient for their sponsors and investors.

The light brigade

March 15, 2019
Hurley, Kameron, author.
356 pages ; 24 cm
"'The war has turned us into light. Transforming us into light is the fastest way to travel from one front to another, and there are many fronts, now. I always wanted to be a hero. I always wanted to be on the side of light. It's funny how things work out.' Soldiers in the war against Mars, The Light Brigade, live brief lives, but the veterans are starting to be affected by changes in their bodies and minds, slipping in and out of time, or are they simply going mad? From Hugo award-winning author of The Stars Are Legion is a novel about interplanetary warriors who are losing their humanity."-- Provided by publisher.

The chaos function

March 15, 2019
Skillingstead, Jack, 1955- author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
295 pages ; 24 cm
"A John Joseph Adams book."
When she brings the man she loves back to life in a makeshift death chamber beneath an ancient, sacred site, where she encounters a strange technology, journalist Olivia Nikitas accidentally shifts the world to the brink of disaster.

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