New Arrivals · Science Fiction

February 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The valiant

February 24, 2017
Livingston, Lesley, author.
[Berganfield, New Jersey] : RazorBill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
372 pages ; 22 cm
The daughter of a proud Celtic king is captured and sold to a training school for women gladiators under the patronage of Julius Caesar, circumstances that put her survival in the hands of an enemy who was responsible for her sister's death.

Future threat : book two in the future shock trilogy

February 23, 2017
Briggs, Elizabeth (Young adult author), author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman Company, 2017.
266 pages ; 22 cm

Green Lantern

February 21, 2017
Johns, Geoff, 1973-
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Sinestro -- v. 2. The revenge of Black Hand -- v. 3. The end -- v. 4. Dark days -- v. 5. Test of wills -- v. 6. The life equation -- v. 7. Renegade -- v. 8. Reflections

Wonder Woman '77

February 21, 2017
Andreyko, Marc, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"Based on the classic TV series starring Lynda Carter" --Cover

Teen Titans go!

February 21, 2017
Fisch, Sholly, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2015]-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form."
v. 1. Party, party! -- v. 2. Welcome to the pizza dome -- v. 3. Mumbo jumble

Radiant terminus

February 20, 2017
Volodine, Antoine, author.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017.
viii, 468 pages ; 22 cm
"Radiant Terminus takes place in a Tarkovskian landscape after the fall of the Second Soviet Union. Most of humanity has been destroyed thanks to a number of nuclear meltdowns, but a few communes remain, including one run by Solovyei, a psychotic father with the ability to invade people's dreams--including those of his daughters--and torment them for thousands of years. When a group of damaged individuals seek safety from this nuclear winter in Solovyei's commune, a plot develops to overthrow him, end his reign of mental abuse, and restore humanity. Fantastical, unsettling, and occasionally funny."--Provided by publisher.

The twenty days of Turin

February 20, 2017
De Maria, Giorgio, author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
xxiv, 187 pages ; 22 cm
Translated from the Italian.
"Originally published in Italian as Le venti giornate di Torino"

Zodiac : a novel

February 17, 2017
Wilson, Sam, author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2017.
422 pages ; 22 cm
Most original concepts in years, where the line between a life of luxury and an existence of poverty can be determined by the stroke of midnight. In San Celeste, a series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims from totally different walks of life. In a society divided according to Zodiac signs, those differences are cast at birth and binding for life. All eyes are on detective Jerome Burton and astrological profiler Lindi Childsdivided in their beliefs over whether the answer is written in the stars, but united in their conviction that there is an ingenious serial killer executing a grand plan.Together, they will unravel a dark tale of betrayal, lost love, broken promises and a devastating truth with the power to tear their world apart .

Denton Little's still not dead

February 17, 2017
Rubin, Lance, 1981- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Rubin's "Denton Little's Deathdate".
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Living in an alternate world where everyone knows the day they will die, Denton Little survives his death date and finds himself separated from his family and chased by a ruthless Death Investigation Agency.

The complete cosmicomics

February 17, 2017
Calvino, Italo, author.
xxiv, 401 pages ; 21 cm
Through the eyes of ageless guide, Qfwfq, cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Complex mathematical and scientific concepts are related to our everyday world.--Provided by publisher.

Empress of a thousand skies

February 16, 2017
Belleza, Rhoda, author.
[New York, New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
313 pages : map ; 22 cm
When their paths cross after a brutal attack Aly is falsely accused of making on Rhee, they are forced to work together to save their own lives and the universe.

Nowhere near you

February 15, 2017
Thomas, Leah, 1989- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
389 pages ; 22 cm
"Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their letters carry on as Ollie embarks on his first road trip away from the woods--no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity--and Moritz decides which new school would best suit an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone. Along the way they meet other teens like them, other products of strange science who lead seemingly normal lives in ways Ollie and Moritz never imagined possible""--Provided by publisher.


February 15, 2017
DeLano, L. E., author.
324 pages ; 21 cm
Teen author Jessa learns that she and one of her characters, Finn, are Travelers with the ability to slide between realities, and that Finn is determined to prevent her dying in yet another realm.


February 15, 2017
Dayton, Arwen, author.
368 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Finding herself trapped again in a plot that has been centuries in the making, Quin is forced to face the past and its enemies and save herself and everyone she loves.

The burning world : a novel

February 14, 2017
Marion, Isaac, 1981- author.
500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"In this sequel to WARM BODIES, lovers R and Julie must confront a world filled with the undead and the far more terrifying force that animates them"-- Provided by publisher.

The stars are legion

February 14, 2017
Hurley, Kameron, author.
380 pages ; 24 cm
"Set within a system of decaying world-ships travelling through deep space, this breakout novel of epic science fiction follows a pair of sisters who must wrest control of their war-torn legion of worlds--and may have to destroy everything they know in order to survive. On the outer rim of the universe, a galactic war has been waged for centuries upon hundreds of world-ships. But these worlds will continue to die through decay and constant war unless a desperate plan succeeds. Anat, leader of the Katazyrna world-ship and the most fearsome raiding force on the Outer Rim, wants peace. To do so she offers the hand of her daughter, Jayd, to her rival. Jayd has dreamed about leading her mother's armies to victory her whole life--but she has a unique ability, and that makes her leverage, not a leader. As Anat convinces her to spend the rest of her life wed to her family's greatest enemy, it is up to Jayd's sister Zan--with no stomach for war--to lead the cast off warriors she has banded together to victory and rescue Jayd. But the war does not go at all as planned... In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about familial love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre's most imaginative new writers"-- Provided by publisher.

Humans, bow down

February 13, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
373, 11 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

King's cage

February 13, 2017
Aveyard, Victoria, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
512 pages : map ; 24 cm.
With Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity.

Di san ge tai yang = The third sun

February 13, 2017
Nanjing : Jiang su feng huang wen yi chu ban she, 2015.
316 p ; 21 cm.

The new Teen Titans

February 10, 2017
Wolfman, Marv, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.


February 10, 2017
Chabot, Jason, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, [2017].
376 pages ; 23 cm.
In a post-apocalyptic world that exists in two planes, does Elia, without Hokk, have any hope of returning to Above and rescuing her family, and, without Elia, will Hokk become just another lost soul roaming the endless plains of Below?

Galactic empires

February 10, 2017
xi, 621 pages ; 23 cm
Winning peace / Paul J. McAuley -- Night's slow poison / Ann Leckie -- All the painted stars / Gwendolyn Clare -- Firstborn / Brandon Sanderson -- Riding the crocodile / Greg Egan -- The lost princess man / John Barnes -- The waiting stars / Aliette de Bodard -- Alien archeology / Neal Asher -- The muse of empires lost / Paul Berger -- Ghostweight / Yoon Ha Lee -- A cold heart / Tobias S. Buckell -- The Colonel returns to the stars / Robert Silverberg -- The impossibles / Kristine Kathryn Rusch -- Utriusque Cosmi / Robert Charles Wilson -- Section seven / John G. Hemry -- Invisible empire of ascending light / Ken Scholes -- The man with the golden balloon / Robert Reed -- Looking through lace / Ruth Nestvold -- A letter from the Emperor / Steve Rasnic Tem -- The wayfarer's advice / Melinda Snodgrass -- Seven years from home / Naomi Novik -- Verthandi's ring / Ian McDonald.
"Neil Clarke, publisher of the award-winning Clarkesworld magazine, presents a collection of thought-provoking and galaxy-spanning array of galactic short science fiction. From E. E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman, to George Lucas' Star Wars, the politics and process of Empire have been a major subject of science fiction's galaxy-spanning fictions. The idiom of the Galactic Empire allows science fiction writers to ask (and answer) questions that are shorn of contemporary political ideologies and allegiances. This simple narrative slight of hand allows readers and writers to see questions and answers from new and different perspectives. The stories in this book do just that. What social, political, and economic issues do the organizing structure of "empire" address? Often the size, shape, and fates of empires are determined not only by individuals, but by geography, natural forces, and technology. As the speed of travel and rates of effective communication increase, so too does the size and reach of an Imperial bureaucracy."-- Provided by publisher.

Star Wars

February 9, 2017
Aaron, Jason.
[New York] : Marvel Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Skywalker strikes -- v. 2. Showdown on the smuggler's moon -- v. 3. Rebel jail -- v. 4. Last flight of the harbinger


February 9, 2017
Lee, Fonda, author.
371 pages ; 22 cm
"For a century now, Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race, and Donovan Reyes is a loyal member of the security forces, while his father is the Prime Liaison--but when a routine search and seizure goes bad Donovan finds himself a captive of the human revolutionary group, Sapience, terrorists who seem to prefer war to alien rule, and killing Donovan just might be the incident they are looking for." -- Provided by publisher.


February 8, 2017
Garber, Stephanie, author.
407 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner."-- Provided by publisher.

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