New Arrivals · Science Fiction

October 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Strange fire

October 20, 2017
Wallach, Tommy, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017.
386 pages : map ; 22 cm
Clive and Clover Hamill, sons of a well-respected Descendant minister, discover a community intent on rediscovering the blasphemous technologies of the past, setting into motion a holy war that will endanger their relationship and humanity itself.

The monster hunter files

October 20, 2017
319 pages ; 25 cm.
"Featuring stories in the world of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International"--Title page.
Thistle / by Larry Correia -- Small problems / by Jim Butcher -- Darkness under the mountain / by Mike Kupari -- A knight of the enchanted forest / by Jessica Day George -- The manticore sanction / by John C. Wright -- The dead yard / by Maurice Broaddus -- The bride / by Brad R. Torgersen -- She bitch, killer of kits (a Skinwalker crossover tale) / by Faith Hunter -- Mr. Natural / by Jody Lynn Nye -- Sons of the father / by Quincy J. Allen -- The troll factory / by Alex Shvartsman -- Keep Kaiju weird / by Kim May -- The gift / by Steve Diamond -- The case of the ghastly specter / by John Ringo -- Huffman strikes back / by Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Julie Frost -- Hunter born / by Sarah A. Hoyt -- Hitler's dog / by Jonathan Maberry.
"For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large. Now MHI opens their archives for the first time to reveal the secret history of the world's most elite fighting force. Discover what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis. See how the Vatican's Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico. Featuring all new tales from Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jessica Day George and many more"-- Provided by publisher.

Star wars. Screaming citadel

October 20, 2017
Gillen, Kieron, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc. , [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Doctor Aphra #7-8, Star Wars #31-32, and Star Wars: the screaming citadel #1".
"A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve into the darkest shadows of the galaxy side by side, as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make Luke an offer he can't afford to pass that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Will Luke find what he's looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel's queen? And as this unlikely duo steps right into the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them?"--Amazon.

Spider-Man 2099

October 19, 2017
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Out of time -- v. 2. Spider-verse -- v. 3. Smack to the future -- v. 4. Gods and women -- v. 5. Civil war II -- v. 6. Apocalypse soon -- v. 7. Back to the future, shock!

Batman: detective comics

October 19, 2017
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 (Collects Detective comics 934-940) -- v. 2. The victim syndicate (Collects Detective comics 943-949) -- v. 3. League of shadows (Collects Detective comics 950-956)

Spider-Man : Daily Bugle

October 19, 2017
Grist, Paul
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Daily Bugle #1-3, Deadline #1-4, Spider-Man's tangled web #20, Spectacular Spider-Man #205-207 and Marvel Holiday Special 2004.
Join Bugle stalwarts Betty Brant, Robbie Robertson, Ben Urich, and more on the hunt for all the best scoops--from kidnapping to arson to murder! Speaking of which, Kat Farrell grapples with life as a reporter in a city full of superhumans--whie working a story that gives new meaning to the word "deadline"!

Wonder Woman and Justice League America

October 18, 2017
Vado, Dan, 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. Justice League America 78-85, Justice League America annual 7, and Guy Gardner 15 -- v. 2. Justice League America 86-91, Justice League International 65-66, and Justice League Task force 13-14

New Super-Man

October 18, 2017
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"...a new vision of Superman who isn't all about truth and justice... and definitely isn't fighting for the American way!"--Page [4] of cover.
v. 1. Made in China -- v. 2. Coming to America

An unkindness of ghosts

October 18, 2017
Solomon, Rivers, author.
349 pages ; 21 cm
"Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world. Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she's willing to sow the seeds of civil war"--Page 4 of cover.

Indestructible Hulk by Mark Waid : complete collection

October 18, 2017
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Indestructible Hulk #1-20 and Annual #1."
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- Gods and Monsters -- Blind rage -- Agent of T.I.M.E. --Humanity bomb -- Journey into science.

William Gibson's Archangel

October 17, 2017
Gibson, William, 1948- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published as Archangel issues #1-5."
"The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machaine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt."--Back cover.

Devils & thieves

October 16, 2017
Rush, Jennifer (Jennifer Marie), 1983- author.
328 pages ; 22 cm.
In Jemmie Carmichael's Hawthorne, New York, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. And she's been snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf. During an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones. And the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic.

The genius plague

October 16, 2017
Walton, David, 1975- author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
384 pages ; 21 cm
"What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it. Paul Johns, a mycologist, is convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, while his brother Neil, an analyst at the NSA, is committed to its destruction. Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship, or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?"--Provided by publisher.

The language of thorns : midnight tales and dangerous magic

October 16, 2017
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
New York : Imprint, 2017.
242 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Ayama and the thorn wood -- The too-clever fox -- The witch of Duva -- Little knife -- The soldier prince -- When water sang fire.
Presents a collection of six short stories that transports readers to familiar and strange magical lands with haunted towns, hungry woods, talking beasts, and gingerbread golems.

Iraq + 100 : the first anthology of science fiction to have emerged from Iraq

October 16, 2017
221 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction / Hassan Blasim ; translated by Jonathan Wright -- Kahramana / Anoud -- The gardens of Babylons / Hassan Balsim ; translated by Jonathan Wright -- The corporal / Ali Bader ; translated by Elisabeth Jaquette -- The worker / Diaa Jubaili ; translated by Andrew Leber -- The day by day Mosque / Mortada Gzar ; translated by Katharine Halls -- Baghdad syndrome / Zhraa Alhaboby ; translated by Emre Bennett -- Operation Daniel / Khalid Kaki ; translated by Adam Talib -- Kuszib / Hassan Abdulrazzak -- The here and now prison / Jalal Hasan ; translated by Max Weiss -- Najufa / Ibrahim al-Marashi -- Afterword / Ra Page.
"In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like. Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control. Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi writers (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion? Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be "The Other", this groundbreaking anthology edited by Hassan Blasim contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, these stories are also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future."

Rebel Seoul

October 13, 2017
Oh, Axie, author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm
In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.

Her body and other parties : stories

October 12, 2017
Machado, Carmen Maria, author.
245 pages ; 21 cm
The husband stitch -- Inventory -- Mothers -- Especially heinous -- Real women have bodies -- Eight bites -- The resident -- Difficult at parties.
Contains short stories about the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.


October 12, 2017
Lake, Nick, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
453 pages ; 22 cm
"Born and raised on Moon 2, Leo and the twins, Orion and Libra, are finally old enough and strong enough to endure the dangerous trip to Earth. They've been parented by teams of astronauts since birth and have run countless drills to ready themselves for every conceivable difficulty they might face on the flight. But has anything really prepared them for life on terra firma?"--Jacket flap.

The Flash by Mark Waid.

October 12, 2017
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 2.(Collects The Flash 69-79, The Flash annual 6 and The Green Lantern 30-31, 40, The Justice League Quarterly 10) -- v. 3. Collects the Flash 80-94


October 11, 2017
Newitz, Annalee, 1969- author.
301 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack's drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?


October 11, 2017
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Skyscape, [2017]
301 pages ; 21 cm
When Cora awakens with no memory of her stepsister Hannah's death despite witnessing it the night before, she is forced to work with an AI counselor, who determines that Hannah's death was no accident.


October 10, 2017
McGoran, Jonathan.
New York : Holiday House, [2017]
362 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Jimi Corcoran and Del, her genetically altered best friend, fight for survival in a near-future society that is redefining what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.

Daughter of Eden

October 10, 2017
Beckett, Chris, 1955- author.
394 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2016.
Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats - five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud, ready for the fight to come. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela - the mother of them all - began. It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and re-shape their past. It is both a beginning and an ending. It is the true story of Eden.

Null states

October 9, 2017
Older, Malka, 1977- author.
New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2017.
429 pages ; 22 cm
"After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order. In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring micro-democracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power."--Front jacket flap.

After on : a novel of Silicon Valley

October 9, 2017
Reid, Robert, 1965- author.
New York : Del Rey, [2017]
552 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Phluttr is a hot new social networking tool that uses advances in tech security to do things other apps can't, so everybody uses it. Mitchell, Kuba, and Danna run a start-up; when it's purchased and absorbed by Phluttr, their software happens to bring in the ideas that make that huge web of social connections become self-aware. It is then up to them to help the new AI survive, thrive, and not wipe out or take control of the human race"-- Provided by publisher.

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