New Arrivals · Science Fiction

June 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

New Super-Man

June 14, 2018
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 -- v. 3. Equilibrium

Superman : zero hour

June 14, 2018
Kesel, Karl, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form.
"Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe--past, present and future! Superman, like everyone else in the DC Universe, has seen time loops affect his life. The result? Krypton never exploded. The Kents never found a baby Kal-El in a field. Superman isn't the protector of Metropolis. Then, after the crisis in time has been averted, new details about the origins of Superman, Superboy and Steel are revealed."--Provided by publisher.

The Flash

June 13, 2018
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Lightning strikes twice (collects The Flash rebirth 1 and the Flash 1-8) -- v. 2. Speed of darkness (collects The Flash 9-13) -- v. 3 Rogues reloaded (collects The Flash 14-20) -- v. 4. Running scared (collects the Flash 23-27) -- v. 5. Negative (collects the Flash 28-32 and DC Holiday Special 2017) -- v. 6. Cold day in hell (collects the Flash 34-38)

Rick and Morty

June 12, 2018
Gorman, Zac, author.
Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2015-
volumes: chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.

Motor crush

June 12, 2018
Fletcher, Brenden, creator.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017-
volumes : cheifly color illustrations ; 26 cm

The shimmer

June 12, 2018
Stroud, Carsten, 1946- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Mira, [2018]
332 pages ; 24 cm
"A police pursuit kicks Sergeant Jack Redding of the Florida Highway Patrol and his trainee, Julie Karras, into a shoot-out that ends with one girl dead and another in cuffs, and the driver of the SUV fleeing into the Intracoastal Waterway. Redding stays on the hunt, driven by the trace memory that he knows that running woman--and he does, because his grandfather, a cop in Jacksonville, was hunting the same woman in 1957. Redding and his partner, Pandora Jansson, chase a seductive serial killer who can ride The Shimmer across decades. The pursuit cuts from modern-day Jacksonville to Mafia-ruled St. Augustine in 1957, then to the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1914"-- Provided by publisher.


June 12, 2018
Oku, Hiroya, author, artist.
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Inuyashiki.
Manga format ; reads from back to front, right to left.
Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something different about him. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichiro needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there's nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before. Shishigami Hiroa, a teenage sociopath, also receives these new powers, and puts them to different ends.


June 12, 2018
Campbell, Jessica, 1985- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
"Commander Jessica Campbell of the planet L8DZ N1T3 and her crew are searching for men to breed with when they discover the last human on Earth, the cryogenically frozen Jessica Campbell. With a new, but familiar crewmember, the search for men continues, but will it be worth it?"

Sword art online. Volume 9, Alicization beginning

June 12, 2018
Kawahara, Reki, author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2016.
264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"First published in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa Corp.,Tokyo"--Copyright page.
"Kirito and Sinon's battle with Death Gun is over, but mere weeks later, something strange is afoot in the next-generation VRMMO ALfheim Online. A new duelist with a custom sword skill is defeating all comers--including Kirito. But when Asuna goes to face this duelist, she receives something she never expected: an invitation to an exclusive guild. But what is their goal?"

Sword art online. Volume 8, Early and late

June 12, 2018
Kawahara, Reki, author.
New York : Yen On, 2016.
283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"First published in Japan in 2011 by Kadokawa Corp.,Tokyo"--Copyright page.
"The game of death took its toll on every player in a different way--when one turns up dead on the fifty-seventh floor, the game is afoot, and it is up to Asuna and Kirito to crack the case--also the story of how Kirito got his Excalibur sword in Alfheim"--Provided by publisher.

The unbeatable Squirrel Girl

June 8, 2018
North, Ryan, 1980- author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Squirrel power -- v. 2. Squirrel you know it's true -- v. 3. Squirrel, you really got me now -- v. 4. I kissed a squirrel and I liked it -- v. 6. Who run the world? Squirrels -- v. 7. I've been waiting for a squirrel like you

The memory of fire

June 8, 2018
Bates, Callie, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
430 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Sequel to The waking land.
"The riveting trilogy that began with The Waking Land returns featuring a new narrator: a young man with secret magical powers who's ready to continue a revolution. The land has awoken, and news of magic's rebirth has traveled across the sea. Jahan, a daring noble who has been concealing his powers, is finally ready to stop hiding. Now he returns to the imperial capital, where the use of magic carries a death sentence. There, he must face his dark past, learn to embrace his gifts, and prevent an all-out war across the kingdoms"-- Provided by publisher.

The freeze-frame revolution

June 7, 2018
Watts, Peter, 1958- author.
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, 2018.
186 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
"She believed in the mission with all her heart. But that was sixty million years ago. How do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears and relentlessly, honestly, only wants what's best for you? Sunday Ahzmundin is about to find out"-- Provided by publisher.

Most wanted

June 7, 2018
Carson, Rae, author.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, 2018.
348 pages ; 22 cm
At head of title: Star Wars.
When a mission for Lady Proxima goes horrible wrong, Han and Qi'ra team with a Rodian scrumrat named Tsulo to escape Lady Proxima's wrath as well as the dangerous Empire.

Captain America : home of the brave

June 7, 2018
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Captain America #695-700.
Captain America takes a journey across the United States to restore his tarnished reputation, but encounters the all-new Swordsman along the way.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps

June 4, 2018
Venditti, Robert, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps volume 1: Rage Planet"--V. 1, t.p. verso.
v. 1. Sinestro's law -- v. 2. Bottled light -- v. 3. Quest for hope -- v. 4. Fracture -- v. 5. Twilight of the guardians

The Amazing Spider-Man. Renew your vows

June 4, 2018
Conway, Gerry, author.
New York : Published by Marvel Worldwide, [2017]-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Brawl in the family (contains Spider-Man: renew your vows #1-5.) -- v. 2. The venom experiment (contains Spider-Man: renew your vows #6-12) -- v. 3. Eight years later

X-Men gold

June 4, 2018
Guggenheim, Marc, writer.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 0. Homecoming -- v. 1. Back to the basics -- v. 2. Evil empires -- v. 3. Mojo worldwide -- v. 4. The negative zone war -- v. 5. Cruel and unusual

The pharaoh key

June 4, 2018
Preston, Douglas J, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
311 pages ; 24 cm.
When his former employer goes missing, Gideon Crew, reeling from his terminal diagnosis, pursues the long-awaited translation of the Phaistos Disc, an ancient tablet that could end or save his life.

Neverworld wake

June 4, 2018
Pessl, Marisha, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"A group of teens who all attended the same elite prep school reunite a year after graduation. After a night on the town, the teens are faced with an impossible choice--only one of them can live and the decision must be unanimous"-- Provided by publisher.

Plum rains

June 4, 2018
Romano-Lax, Andromeda, 1970- author.
New York, NY : Soho Press, [2018]
389 pages ; 22 cm
"2029: In Japan, a historically mono-cultural nation, childbirth rates are at a critical low and the elderly are living increasingly long lives. This population crisis has precipitated a mass immigration of foreign medical workers from all over Asia--as well as the development of refined artificial intelligence to step in where humans fall short. In Tokyo, Angelica Navarro, a Filipina nurse who has been working in Japan for the last five years, is the caretaker for Sayoko Itou, an intensely private woman about to turn 100 years old. Angelica is a dedicated nurse, working night and day to keep her paperwork in order, obey the strict labor laws for foreign nationals, study for her ongoing proficiency exams, and most of all keep her demanding client happy. But one day Sayoko receives a present from her son: a cutting-edge robot caretaker that will educate itself to anticipate Sayoko's every need. Angelica wonders if she is about to be forced out of her much-needed job by an inanimate object--one with a preternatural ability to uncover the most deeply buried secrets of the humans around it. While Angelica is fighting back against the AI with all of her resources, Sayoko is becoming more and more attached to the machine. The old woman is hiding many secrets of her own--and maybe now she's too old to want to keep them anymore. In a tour de force tapestry of science fiction and historical fiction, Andromeda Romano-Lax presents a story set in Japan and Taiwan that spans a century of empire, conquest, progress, and destruction. Plum Rains elegantly broaches such important contemporary conversations as immigration, the intersection of labor and technology, the ecological fate of our planet and the future of its children"-- Provided by publisher.

Supergirl : being super

June 4, 2018
Tamaki, Mariko, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Supergirl: Being super 1-4."
"Kara Danvers isn't any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara's world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd, or being different. Being an outcast. Being super. This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces."-- Provided by publisher.

Skyfarer : a novel of the drifting lands

June 4, 2018
Brassey, Joseph, author.
Nottingham, UK : Angry Robot, 2017.
344 pages ; 17 cm
"The Axiom Diamond is a mythical relic, with the power to show its bearer any truth they desire. Men have sought for it across many continents for centuries, but in vain. When trainee sorceress Aimee de Laurent's first ever portal-casting goes awry, she and her mentor are thrown into the race to find the gem, on the skyship Elysium. Opposing them are the infamous magic-wielding knights of the Eternal Order and their ruthless commander, Lord Azrael, who will destroy everything in their path..."--Page [4] of cover.

A certain scientific accelerator

June 4, 2018
Kamachi, Kazuma.
[Los Angeles, CA] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"The new spin-off series of A certain scientific railgun"--Cover.
v. 1 Welcome to the dark side -- v. 2. Rising from the grave -- v. 3. Quadruple threat

Mem : a novel

June 1, 2018
Morrow, Bethany C., author.
184 pages ; 21 cm
"Set in the glittering art deco world of a century ago, MEM makes one slight alteration to history: a scientist in Montreal discovers a method allowing people to have their memories extracted from their minds, whole and complete. The Mems exist as mirror-images of their source -- zombie-like creatures destined to experience that singular memory over and over, until they expire in the cavernous Vault where they are kept. And then there is Dolores Extract #1, the first Mem capable of creating her own memories. An ageless beauty shrouded in mystery, she is allowed to live on her own, and create her own existence, until one day she is summoned back to the Vault. What happens next is a gorgeously rendered, heart-breaking novel in the vein of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. Debut novelist Bethany Morrow has created an allegory for our own time, exploring profound questions of ownership, and how they relate to identity, memory and history, all in the shadows of Montreal's now forgotten slave trade."

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