New Arrivals · Science Fiction

October 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Replica. Lyra ; Replica. Gemma

October 19, 2016
Oliver, Lauren, 1982- author.
236 pages, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Titles from separate title pages; works issued back-to-back and inverted.
“Contents printed back-to-back and inverted (tête-bêche format).”
Replica. Lyra -- Replica. Gemma.
Replica is a "flip book" that contains two narratives in one. Turn the book one way and read Lyra's story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma's story ... Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects--Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72--manage to escape. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family's past and discovers her father's mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.

The world Jones made

October 19, 2016
Dick, Philip K.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2012.
199 pages ; 21 cm
"Precognition; a world ruled by Relativism; giant alien jellyfish. The World Jones Made is a classic Philip K. Dick mash-up, taking deep philosophical musings and infusing them with wild action. Floyd Jones has always been able to see exactly one year into his future, a gift and curse that began one year before he was even born. As a fortune-teller at a post-apocalyptic carnival, Jones is a powerful force, and may just be able to force society away from its paralyzing Relativism. If, that is, he can avoid the radioactively unstable government hitman on his tail"-- Provided by publisher.

Castaway odyssey

October 19, 2016
Flint, Eric.
Riverdale, NY : Baen, [2016]
312 pages ; 25 cm.
Worst-Case Scenario: Sergeant Samuel Morgan Campbell had been in plenty of tight spots before, but nothing like this. It had happened in a few terrifying seconds: the starship he and his crew travelled on, the Outward Initiative, shattered to pieces before their eyes and disappeared, leaving them stranded in the endless night of deep space on Lifeboat LS-88 all systems dead, light-years from any known colony. Somehow, Sergeant Campbell and his crew of half-trained children ranging from freshly graduated Xander Bird down to eight-year-old Francisco haveto repair systems with no tools, navigate with no computers, and if they could find a planet they could live on land a shuttle whose controls were more than half-destroyed. And if they manageall of that, then the real challenge begins; the only planet in range hassecrets that even Sergeant Campbell cannot imagine!

The battles of Bridget Lee : invasion of Farfall

October 18, 2016
Young, Ethan, 1983- author, illustrator.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.
78 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm


October 17, 2016
Willis, Connie. author.
498 pages ; 25 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom [in 2016] by Gollancz, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, London"--Title-page verso.
"One of science fiction's premiere humorists turns her eagle eye to the crushing societal implications of telepathy. In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only...the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems"-- Provided by publisher.

Rebel magisters

October 17, 2016
Swendson, Shanna, author.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Rebel mechanics.
"Tea, Love...and Revolution! The Rebel Mechanics aren't the only group plotting revolution against the magical British Empire. There are rebel magisters, as well, and Verity Newton and her magister employer, Lord Henry, know that the only way for the revolution to succeed is if both groups work together. A diplomatic mission seems like the perfect opportunity for them to meet with rebels in other colonies and gather support--right under the governor's nose. From drawing rooms, ballrooms, and the harbor in Boston to the streets of Charleston, Verity and Henry find themselves up against stubborn factions of both magisters and Mechanics and increasingly aware that they can only really count on each other as their relationship deepens. It may take a real crisis to unite the rebel movements and rally them to the cause--but could such a crisis also tear them apart?"--Page [4] of cover.

Strangers among us : tales of the underdogs and outcasts

October 17, 2016
Calgary, Alberta, Canada : Laksa Media Groups Inc., 2016.
361 pages ; 23 cm.
"Laksa anthology series: speculative fiction" --Cover
Introduction / Julie E. Czerneda -- The culling / Kelley Armstrong -- Dallas's booth / Suzanne Church -- What harm / Amanda Sun -- How objects behave on the edge of a black hole / A. C. Wise -- Washing Lady's hair / Ursula Pflug -- The weeds and the wildness / Tyler Keevil -- Living in Oz / Bev Geddes -- I count the light / Edward Willett -- The dog and the sleepwalker / James Alan Gardner -- Carnivores / Rich Larson -- Tribes / A. M. Dellamonica -- Troubles / Sherry Peters -- Frog song / Erika Holt -- Wrath of Gaia / Mahtab Narsimhan -- Songbun / Derwin Mak -- What you see (when the lights are out) / Gemma Files -- The age of miracles / Robert Runté -- Marion's war / Hayden Trenholm -- The intersection / Lorina Stephens -- Afterword / Susan Forest.
Nineteen science fiction and fantasy authors tackle the division between mental health and mental illness; how the interplay between our minds' quirks and the diverse societies and cultures we live in can set us apart, or must be concealed, or become unlikely strengths.

Fury rising

October 17, 2016
Roberts, Jeyn, author.
United States : JR Books LTD, 2016.
402 pages ; 23 cm.
It's been nine months since the earthquakes destroyed most of the world and the Baggers awakened. Now Aries, Mason, Clementine and Michael must fight the final battle for their lives. Only this time, the sides aren't quite so clear. And it looks like the only people who can help, are the very killers themselves. There's a new threat to survival. The Ferals. Baggers who have gone so completely insane, they will kill anything that crosses their paths, including their own kind. Mason knows he can't trust Leon, the Bagger leader. He knows exactly what kind of monster Leon is. But without the Baggers help, they can't stop the Ferals from killing all the survivors, especially the ones still being held hostage at the Plaza of Nations. And it doesn't help that Daniel is back, determined to save Aries from everyone, including himself. With the Ferals closing in, the four friends must make tough decisions. Who can you trust in a world where everyone wants you dead? Trust nothing.

Green Lantern

October 14, 2016
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

Batman beyond

October 14, 2016
Jurgens, Dan, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published online.
v. 1. Brave new worlds -- v. 2. City of yesterday

Into the guns

October 14, 2016
Dietz, William C., author.
327 pages ; 24 cm.
"First America rising novel" --Cover
On May Day, 2018, sixty meteors entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed, as China mistakenly attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals make a power play to rebuild the country.

The amazing Spider-Man & Silk : the Spider(fly) effect

October 14, 2016
Thompson, Robbie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Amazing Spider-Man & Silk : the Spider(fly) Effect #1-4.

Wonder Woman : the true Amazon

October 13, 2016
Thompson, Jill, 1966- author, illustrator.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Introduction by Mariko Tamaki.
"Princess Diana unlike any we've seen before. As a child, she is spoiled and free to exert her will without restraint-- until her selfishness leads to tragic results. Before she can become a hero, she will first have to find redemption" -- Back cover.


October 13, 2016
Lippert-Martin, Kristen, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2016]
266 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Tabula rasa
"Angel discovers that the memory-altering program she was part of may still be active--and her life may in more danger than ever"-- Provided by publisher.


October 13, 2016
Johnston, E. K., author.
353 pages ; 22 cm
"Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance"-- Provided by publisher.

Of this new world

October 10, 2016
Hyde, Allegra, author.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2016]
123 pages ; 24 cm.
After the Beginning -- Shark Fishing -- Free Love -- VFW Post 1492 -- Bury Me -- Syndication -- The Future Consequences of Present Actions -- Flowers for Prisoners -- Acid -- Ephemera -- Delight -- Americans on Mars!
"Allegra Hyde's debut story collection, Of This New World, offers a menagerie of utopias: real, imagined, and lost. Starting with the Garden of Eden and ending in a Mars colony, the stories wrestle with conflicts of idealism and practicality, communal ambition and individual kink. Stories jump between genres--from historical fiction to science fiction, realism to fabulism--but all ask those fundamental human questions: What do we do when we lose our utopia? What will we do to get it back? Over the course of twelve stories, Hyde writes with a mix of lyricism, humor, and masterful detail. A group of environmental missionaries seeks to start an ideal eco-society on an island in the Bahamas, only to unwittingly tyrannize the local inhabitants and disrupt the social ecosystem. The neglected daughter of a floundering hippie commune must adjust to conventional life with her ungroovy grandmother. A wounded veteran gets lost in erotic fantasies of his twin brother's life. Haunted by her years at a collegiate idyll, a young woman eulogizes a friendship. After indenturing his only son to the Shakers, an antebellum vegan turns to Louisa May Alcott's famous family for help. And in the final story, a down-and-out drug addict gets a second chance at life in a government-sponsored space population program, only to be flummoxed by erectile dysfunction. An unmissable debut, the collection charts the worlds born in our dreams and bred in hope"-- Provided by publisher.


October 10, 2016
Landers, Melissa, author.
New York, New York : EverAfter Romance, 2016.
317 pages ; 22 cm.
"The treaty between Earth and L'eihr has awakened and ancient force, threatening to destroy everything and it is up to Aelyx and Cara to unite their people before both their worlds are obliterated." -- Publisher annotation.

Way down dark

October 10, 2016
Smythe, J. P. (James P.), 1980- author.
280 pages ; 21 cm.
Seventeen-year-old Chan, whose ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, lives on the violent interstellar transport ship Australia, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults, but Chan's discovery of a possible way to return the Australia to Earth, which may still be uninhabitable, puts her life and those of her loved ones in terrible danger.

Bright smoke, cold fire

October 7, 2016
Hodge, Rosamund, author.
437 pages ; 22 cm
Bound by her family's magical heritage to punish their enemies, Juliet nearly loses her life trying to execute her beloved Romeo for killing her cousin, a situation that compels her guardian, Paris, to uncover dark secrets about their walled city.

The fever code

October 7, 2016
Dashner, James, 1972- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
347 pages ; 22 cm.
Reveals how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze against the backdrop of an apocalyptic world.


October 7, 2016
Grant, Mira, author.
489 pages ; 24 cm.
In 2014 we cured cancer, beat the common cold-- and unleashed an infection that unleashed an uncontrollable impulse to feed. Now, twenty years after the Rising, a team of scrappy underdog reporters relentlessly pursue the truth while competing against the superstar Masons. Surrounded by the infected, and facing more insidious forces working in the shadows, they hit the presidential campaign trail to uncover dangerous truths... or die trying.

A night without stars : a novel of the Commonwealth

October 6, 2016
Hamilton, Peter F., author.
702 pages : map ; 25 cm
"After centuries trapped inside the Void, the planet Bienvenido--along with its inhabitants, both human and Faller--has been expelled into normal space. But the survivors are millions of light-years from the Commonwealth, which knows nothing of their existence. As the two races plunge into mortal conflict for sole possession of the planet, the humans seem destined to lose--despite the assistance of the mysterious Warrior Angel, who possesses forbidden Commonwealth technology. With the Fallers' numbers growing, and their ability to mimic humans allowing them to infiltrate all levels of society, it's only a matter of time before they surge to victory. Then, on a routine space flight, Major Ry Evine inadvertently frees a captive vessel that crash-lands on Bienvenido carrying the last, best hope for human survival: a baby. But a far from ordinary one. The child not only ages at a remarkable rate but demonstrates knowledge and abilities far beyond those of Bienvenido's humans. Hunted by Fallers and humans alike, she is a crucial link to humanity's lost past--and a glorious future already almost out of reach."-- Provided by publisher.


October 6, 2016
Westerfeld, Scott, author.
448 pages ; 22 cm.
As they celebrate the opening of their underground nightclub, the Zeroes, six teenagers with unique abilities, learn about the sinister power of Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill--and who loves killing Zeroes.


October 5, 2016
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc. , [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Chinatown -- v. 2. Supersonic

Harley Quinn's greatest hits

October 5, 2016
152 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Batman adventures 12, Batman 613, Countdown 10, Gotham City sirens 7, Suicide Squad 1, Batman 13, Harley Quinn 21, Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad April fools' special 1."--Title page verso.

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