New Arrivals · Science Fiction

April 29, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dogs of war : a Joe Ledger novel

April 28, 2017
Maberry, Jonathan, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
536 pages ; 21 cm
"Dogs of War: Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it's assessable, and it's dangerous. What's even scarier is that almost anyone can get their hands on it. A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming and we may be too late to stop it. Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat. Dogs of War pits Joe against a merciless new enemy and an army of techno-terrorists in a race to prevent a global destruction. Let loose the Dogs of War"-- Provided by publisher.

The Black Tempest

April 27, 2017
Dalton, Ryan (Young adult author), author.
Mendota Heights, MN : Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc., 2017.
443 pages ; 21 cm.
After battling an enemy from the future, the twins try to get back to their normal lives only to face a new foe, the Black Tempest, whose control over ice is threatening their town and the future.

Spider-Man 2099

April 26, 2017
David, Peter (Peter Allen)
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Worldwide, c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.

X-Men '92

April 26, 2017
Sims, Chris, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 0. Warzones! -- v. 1. The world is a vampire -- v. 2. Lilapalooza

Captain America : Sam Wilson

April 26, 2017
Spencer, Nick, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v .1 Not my Captain America -- v. 2. Standoff -- v. 3. Civil war II -- v. 4 #Takebacktheshield

Borne

April 26, 2017
VanderMeer, Jeff, author.
©2017
323 pages ; 22 cm
"A story about two humans, and two creatures. The humans are Rachel and Wick -- a scavenger and a drug dealer -- both with too many secrets and fears, ready with traps to be set and sprung. The creatures are Mord and Borne -- animal, perhaps plant, maybe company discard, biotech, cruel experiment, dinner, deity, or source of spare parts"--Provided by publisher.

Walkaway : a novel

April 26, 2017
Doctorow, Cory, author.
New York : Tor, 2017.
379 pages ; 24 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page.
"Hubert, Seth, and their ultra-rich heiress friend Natalie are getting a little old to hang out at the "Communist parties," techno-raveups in abandoned industrial spaces, full of insta-printed drugs and toys. And Natalie was finished, years ago, with her overcontrolling zillionaire dad. And now that anyone can manufacture food, clothing, shelter with equipment comparable to a computer printer, there seems to be little reason to to stick with the world of rules and jobs. So, like hundreds of thousands of others in the mid-21st century, the three of them...walk away. Mind you, it's still dangerous out there. Much of the countryside is wrecked by climate change, and predators are with us always. Yet when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it's war--a war that will turn the world upside down" -- provided by publisher.

Tender : stories

April 24, 2017
Samatar, Sofia, author.
Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2017]
273 pages ; 23 cm
Tender bodies: Selkie stories are for losers ; Ogres of East Africa ; Walkdog ; Olimpia's ghost ; The tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the white-footed gazelle ; Honey bear ; How I met the ghoul ; Those ; A girl who comes out of a chamber at regular intervals ; How to get back to the forest -- Tender landscapes: Tender ; A brief history of nonduality studies ; Dawn and the maiden ; Cities of emerald, deserts of gold ; An account of the land of the witches ; Meet me in Iram ; Request for an extension on the Clarity ; The closest thing to animals ; Fallow ; The red thread.

The Adjustment

April 24, 2017
Young, Suzanne, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Program novel, book 5"--T.p.
When Tatum's boyfriend, Weston, loses his memories of her in The Program, they decide to undergo The Adjustment, where Tatum's memories of their time together are implanted into Weston's mind, but trouble lies ahead when Weston's emotions do not match the experiences.

Henchgirl

April 24, 2017
Gudsnuk, Kristen, author, illustrator.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2017.
317 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single issues by Scout Comics.
"Henchgirl was originally published online at HenchgirlComic.com."
"Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her co-workers are jerks and her boss doesn't appreciate her. He's also a supervillain. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl."--Provided by publisher.

Change agent

April 21, 2017
Suarez, Daniel, 1964- author.
©2017
398 pages ; 24 cm
"On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle-- and his transformation begins. In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol's most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform "vanity edits" on human embryos for a price. These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution--preying on human-trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology. With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol agents discover that one figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a powerful and sophisticated cartel known as the Huli jing. But the Huli jing have identified Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to find he's been genetically transformed into someone else--his most wanted suspect: Wyckes. Now a fugitive, pursued through the genetic underworld by his former colleagues and the police, Durand is determined to restore his original DNA by locating the source of the mysterious--and highly valuable--change agent. But Durand hasn't anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be. With the technology to genetically edit the living, Wyckes and his Huli jing could be anyone and everyone--and they have plans to undermine identity itself"-- Provided by publisher.

Batman

April 20, 2017
Snyder, Scott.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-2017
10 volumes : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The court of owls -- v. 2. The city of owls -- v. 3. Death of the family -- v. 4. Zero year : secret city -- v. 5. Zero year : dark city -- v. 6. Graveyard shift -- v. 7. Endgam -- v. 8. Superheavy -- v. 9. Bloom -- v. 10. Epilogue

Captain America : Steve Rogers

April 20, 2017
Spencer, Nick, author.
©2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Hail Hydra -- v. 2. The trial of Maria Hill

Superman Action comics

April 20, 2017
Jurgens, Dan.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary betwee volumes.
v. 1. Path of doom (Collects Action comics 957-962) -- v. 2. Welcome to the planet (Collects Justice league 52 and Action comics 963-966)

Forgotten worlds

April 20, 2017
Clark, D. Nolan, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2017.
617 pages ; 24 cm.
"Aleister Lanoe has won a stunning victory against the alien armada that threatened Niraya, but it's not enough to satisfy his desire for vengeance. He won't rest until he's located the armada's homeworld and reduced it to ashes. Yet his personal vendetta will have to wait. Lanoe now faces a desperate race against time, and the merciless Centrocor corporation, if he's to secure the Earth's future - and discover the truth he seeks"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghosts & ashes

April 18, 2017
Lukens, F. T., author.
©2017
241 pages ; 23 cm.
"Three months have passed since the events of The Star Host, and Ren is living aboard the Star Stream under the watchful eyes of the Phoenix Corps. Plagued by vivid nightmares that ravage the ship in his sleep, he struggles to prove he isn't a threat and fears he has traded one captor for another. His relationship with Asher, whose efforts to balance his personal loyalty to Ren with his professional duties to the Corps are failing, fractures. Adrift without an anchor, Ren must return to his home planet of Erden if he has any chance of reversing his dangerous descent into madness. There, he hopes search for his missing brother and salvage his relationship with Asher. What he finds is knowledge that puts everyone s allegiance to the test."--Amazon.com.

Avengers of the moon : a Captain Future novel

April 18, 2017
Steele, Allen M., author.
©2017
300 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Illustration by Rob Caswell.
Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents. Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind -- Curt must become Captain Future. With the permission of the Edmond Hamilton estate, Allen Steele revives the exciting adventures of Captain Future.

Cold welcome

April 18, 2017
Moon, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Del Rey, 2017.
x, 431 pages ; 25 cm
"Kylara Vatta is summoned back to the world of Slotter Key, the home planet of the Vatta empire. Ky had never meant to return ... but sometimes family summons cannot be ignored. Yet nothing about this trip will go as planned. When her shuttle is sabotaged, she ends up crashed in arctic waters along with a desperate handful of strangers. It falls to Ky, as ranking officer, to help them survive and find land, but when they arrive on a frozen island that, until now, has always been known as a terraforming failure, what she discovers there is shocking. And now she must not only solve the mystery of who sabotaged her ship, but what it has to do with the secrets a shadowy government faction seems more than willing to kill to keep hidden"--Provided by publisher.

Star wars. Thrawn

April 18, 2017
Zahn, Timothy, author.
©2017
427 pages ; 24 cm
Traces the origins of Thrawn, one of the most ruthless warriors in the Galactic Empire, and the events behind his rise in the Imperial ranks.

Void star

April 18, 2017
Mason, Zachary, 1974- author.
©2017
vii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
"Although the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, it's still a good time to be in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the longevity clinic that keep her from aging. Kern has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely --the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, has fled to L.A. after an attack that left him crippled and his father dead. A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses.None are safe as they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight" --Inside jacket.

Final girls

April 17, 2017
Grant, Mira, author.
©2017
111 pages ; 21 cm
What if you could fix the worst parts of yourself by confronting your worst fears? Dr. Jennifer Webb has invented proprietary virtual reality technology that purports to heal psychological wounds by running clients through scenarios straight out of horror movies and nightmares. In a carefully controlled environment, with a medical cocktail running through their veins, sisters might develop a bond they've been missing their whole lives—while running from the bogeyman through a simulated forest. But…can real change come so easily? Esther Hoffman doubts it. Esther has spent her entire journalism career debunking pseudoscience, after phony regression therapy ruined her father's life. She's determined to unearth the truth about Dr. Webb's budding company. Dr. Webb's willing to let her, of course, for reasons of her own. What better advertisement could she get than that of a convinced skeptic? But Esther's not the only one curious about how this technology works. Enter real-world threats just as frightening as those created in the lab. Dr. Webb and Esther are at odds, but they may also be each other's only hope of survival.

Afar

April 14, 2017
Del Duca, Leila, author.
©2017
volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
In a post-industrial desert wasteland, fifteen-year-old Boetema develops the ability to astral project to other planets. On her own planet, with her parents gone, she and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu, must cross a dangerous desert to flee a cyborg bodyguard.

Batman/Superman

April 13, 2017
Pak, Greg, author.
New York : DC Comics, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Cross world -- v. 2. Game over -- v. 3. Second chance -- v. 4. Siege -- v. 5 Truth hurts

Superman

April 13, 2017
Tomasi, Peter, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Son of Superman -- v. 2 Trials of the super son

Batman

April 13, 2017
King, Tom, 1978- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. I am Gotham (Collects Batman 1-6 and Batman: rebirth 1) -- v. 2. I am suicide (Collects Batman 9-15)

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