New Arrivals · Science Fiction

February 9, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Batman Arkham. Scarecrow

February 8, 2016
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2015]
279 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form in Detective comics 23.3, 73, 389, 486, 540; Batman 189, 296, 373, 523, 524; Batman annual 19 world's finest 3, Joker's asylum scarecrow 1.

Burning midnight

February 5, 2016
McIntosh, Will.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
312 pages ; 22 cm
Teens Sully, Hunter, Dom, and Mandy team up in a race against unscrupulous billionaire CEO Alex Holliday to locate a collectible sphere, which may have a very steep price.

Poseidon's wake

February 5, 2016
Reynolds, Alastair, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2016.
595 pages ; 24 cm.
In the conclusion of his Poseidon's Children saga, the Akinya family receives an invitation from across the stars--and a last opportunity to redeem their name... Send Ndege... The cryptic message originated seventy light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier? Ndege's daughter Goma, a biologist, joins the crew of the Travertine dispatched to Gliese 163 to uncover the source behind the enigmatic message. Goma's odyssey will take her not only into the farthest reaches of space, but centuries into her family's past where the answers to the universe's greatest mysteries await.

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen

February 5, 2016
Bujold, Lois McMaster, author.
344 pages : color illustration ; 24 cm.
"A Baen Books original"--Title page verso.
"Three years after her famous husband's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he'd never imagined. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor's key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission, into a mystery he never anticipated--his own mother. Plans, wills, and expectations collide as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past"-- Provided by publisher.

The unbeatable Squirrel Girl

February 4, 2016
North, Ryan, 1980- author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
v. 1. Squirrel power -- v. 2. Squirrel you know it's true


February 3, 2016
Landers, Melissa.
New York : Hyperion, [2016]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Former high school enemies Solara Brooks and Doran Spaulding must team up when they find themselves aboard a renegade spaceship.

The deep sea diver's syndrome : a novel

February 3, 2016
Brussolo, Serge, 1951-
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2016]
196 pages ; 22 cm
"Lucid dreamers called mediums dive into their dreams to retrieve ectoplasms--sticky blobs with curiously soothing properties that are the only form of art in the world. The more elaborate the dream, the better the ectoplasm. David Sarella is a medium whose dream identity is a professional thief. With his beautiful accomplice Nadia, he breaks into jewelry stores and museums, lifts precious diamonds, and when he wakes, the loot turns into ectoplasms to be sold and displayed. Only the dives require an extraordinary amount of physical effort, and as David ages, they become more difficult. His dream world--or is it the real world?--grows unstable. Any dive could be his last, forever tearing him away from Nadia and their high-octane, Bond-like adventures. David decides to go down one final time, in the deepest, most extravagant dive ever attempted. But midway through, he begins to lose control, and the figures in the massive painting he's trying to steal suddenly come to life and starts shooting"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Trek

February 2, 2016
Johnson, Mike.
San Diego, CA : IDW Pub., 2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Based on the original teleplays. Originally published in Star Trek.
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new story that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off. Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before.

All the birds in the sky

February 2, 2016
Anders, Charlie.
New York : TOR Books, 2016.
316 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will"-- Provided by publisher.

Infinity rises

February 2, 2016
Harrison, S. (Siah), author.
261 pages ; 21 cm.
"Finn Blackstone is in trouble. A mission to find out the truth about her mysteriously absent father has morphed into a perilous game of cat and mouse. Now Finn and her friends must navigate a terrifying futuristic landscape filled with machines intent on the groups annihilation".

Star Wars : shattered empire

February 2, 2016
Rucka, Greg, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Journey to Star Wars: the force awakens--shattered empire #1-4. Princess Leia #1 and Star Wars #1.


February 1, 2016
Seeley, Tim, author.
New York : DC Comics, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Agents of Spyral -- v. 2. We all die at dawn

Stars above : a Lunar Chronicles collection

January 29, 2016
Meyer, Marissa, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
369 pages ; 22 cm.
The keeper -- Glitches -- The Queen's Army -- Carswell's guide to being lucky -- After sunshine passes by -- The princess and the guard -- The little android -- The mechanic -- Something old, something new.
A collection of six stories from the universe of the Lunar Chronicles answer such questions as: How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

Mercury striking

January 29, 2016
Zanetti, Rebecca, author.
374 pages ; 17 cm
With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynne Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man--a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He's more than muscle and firepower--and in post-plague L.A., he's her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynne is the single most volatile--and vulnerable--creature in this new and ruthless world.


January 29, 2016
Dietz, William C., author.
New York : Ace Books, 2016.
298 pages ; 17 cm.

The isle

January 28, 2016
Frankel, Jordana, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
371 pages ; 22 cm
Although Ren is able to find the supply of magical water that cures her sister, she faces more trouble when Governor Voss kidnaps Aven and an ancient order called the Tètai are determined to protect the healing water that the city needs to survive.

Funeral games

January 28, 2016
Allan, Jay, author.
457 pages ; 21 cm.
"To eliminate any opposition to Imperial rule of the Far Stars, Governor Vos must crush the Confederation created by Marshal Augustin Lucerne. Utterly ruthless, though, Vos has a simple plan: assassinate the marshal, remove their top military leader, and let chaos ensue. But the governor knows that one thing could upset this plan: if Arkanian Blackhawk assumes command as Lucerne's chosen successor. The smuggler and mercenary has been a constant thorn in Vos' side and could undo everything he has worked for. The only thing he can hope for is that Blackhawk--notoriously resistant to taking a proper role in the Confederation--refuses the position. Or is assassinated, too. Because with Blackhawk succeeding Lucerne, the only thing the black and gold imperial flags will be good for is to staunch the blood of his enemies. His is a dark and dangerous past, and if put at the helm of the Confederation armies, the brutal general he used to be may rise once again. The Far Stars are balanced on the edge of a precipice. The Imperials seem an unstoppable force. But if Blackhawk somehow survives--and can come to grips with his violent memories--the Confederation just might be able to free the Far Stars once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

All-new X-Men

January 27, 2016
Bendis, Brian Michael.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Yesterday's X-Men -- v. 2. Here to stay -- v. 3. Out of their depth -- v. 5. One down -- v. 6. The ultimate adventure

The amazing Spider-man. Renew your vows. Warzones!

January 26, 2016
Slott, Dan, author.
[New York] : Marvel Comics, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Amazing Spider-Man: renew your vows #1-5 and Spider-verse #2.

The Flash

January 22, 2016
Manapul, Francis.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Move forward -- v. 2. Rogues revolution -- v. 3. Gorilla warfare -- v. 4. Reverse -- v. 5. History lessons -- v. 6. Out of time

X-Men : the age of Apocalypse

January 22, 2016
Lobdell, Scott, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, a subsidary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Alpha -- v. 2. Reign -- v. 3. Omega

We are the ants

January 22, 2016
Hutchinson, Shaun David, author.
451 pages ; 22 cm
Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.

The new Teen Titans

January 22, 2016
Wolfman, Marv, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.

Blue darker than black : a thriller

January 22, 2016
Jenne, Mike, author.
viii, 548 pages ; 24 cm.
"In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, Air Force Majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites. But after experiencing numerous close calls in orbit, the astronauts soon discover that not all perils reside in the sky. With his marriage already at risk because he cannot explain his frequent absences and strange activities to his wife, Ourecky learns that his unborn child may be in grave danger as a radiation consequence of his flights into space. Even as Ourecky and Carson accumulate successful mission after successful mission in space, other crucial events occur much closer to home. Interservice rivalries reach new heights as caustic but highly influential Navy admiral schemes to steal control of the project from the Air Force. Realizing that a Soviet GRU agent is operating in their midst, a shadowy team of counterintelligence operatives scramble to shield the project's secrets from discovery, leading to a confrontation that bears fatal consequences. As they train to accomplish more difficult missions against complicated targets, Ourecky and Carson are asked to volunteer to risk their lives one more time in an extremely hazardous rescue mission. The stakes are high; even as they leave the launch pad, there is no certainty that either man will return"-- Provided by publisher.


January 22, 2016
Higgins, Kyle, 1985-
New York : DC Comics, ©2012-2014.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
"Deathstroke created by Marv Wolfman & George Pérez."
v. 1. Legacy / Kyle Higgins, writer ; Joe Bennett, Eduardo Pansica, pencillers -- v. 2. Lobo hunt / Justin Jordan [and three others], writers ; Eduardo Pansica [and 17 others], artists.

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