New Arrivals · Science Fiction

June 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The dark side

June 28, 2016
O'Neill, Anthony, 1964- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2016.
viii, 390 pages ; 22 cm
"In this dark and gripping sci-fi noir, an exiled police detective arrives at a lunar penal colony just as a psychotic android begins a murderous odyssey across the far side of the moon." -- Provided by publisher.

The Mexican flyboy

June 28, 2016
Véa, Alfredo, 1952- author.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2016.
338 pages ; 22 cm.
"What if we could travel back in time to save our heroes from painful deaths? What if we could rewrite history to protect and reward the innocent victims of injustice? In Alfredo Vea's daring new novel, one man does just that, taking readers on a series of remarkable journeys. Abandoned as a child, brooding and haunted as an adult, Simon Vegas, "the Mexican Flyboy," toils for years to repair a time machine that fell into his hands in Vietnam. With the help of his friend, eccentric Hephaestus Segundo, Simon uses the device to fly through time. Wherever acts of human cruelty take place, in the past or in the present, the machine lets him lift the suffering away and deliver them to a utopian afterlife. Blending magical realism, science fiction, history, and comic-book fantasy, The Mexican Flyboy swoops readers from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the vineyards of Northern California, from Ethel Rosenberg's execution to Joan of Arc's pyre, in a tale of justice, trauma, regret, and redemption. The dead pass through the narrative in a parade at once heartbreaking and hopeful, among them Vincent van Gogh and Malcolm X, Ernest Hemingway and Amadou Diallo. But the living--Simon's pregnant wife, Elena, his old friend Ezekiel Stein, prisoner Lenny Hudson--all throw doubt onto Simon's story. Is Simon truly a "magus," transporting martyrs to a shared community in paradise? Or is he just a man broken by loss, guilt, and the trauma of war, hopelessly lost in an illusion of his own making? Crossing genres and blending comedy with tragedy, Alfredo Vea imagines a world where we can rewrite our pasts and heal the wounds inflicted by history. Inviting comparisons to the work of James Joyce and Victor Borges, Junot Díaz and Michael Chabon, this powerful book is like nothing else you have ever read"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Wars Kanan

June 28, 2016
Weisman, Greg (Gregory David), 1963- author.
©2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. the last padawan -- v. 2. First blood

Sex criminals

June 27, 2016
Fraction, Matt, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. One weird trick -- v. 2. Two worlds, one cop -- v. 3. Three the hard way

Star Wars. Darth Vader

June 27, 2016
Gillen, Kieron, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Vader -- v. 2. Shadows and secrets

Batman and Robin eternal

June 27, 2016
Tynion, James, IV, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.

Resist

June 27, 2016
Todd, Ilima, author.
©2016
347 pages ; 22 cm.
Having been rescued, remade, and returned to Freedom, Theron chooses to be a healer and falls in love with a captured rebel.

The mammoth book of Cthulhu

June 27, 2016
©2016
xviii, 476 pages ; 20 cm
"New Lovecraftian fiction with stories by Laird Barron, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, John Shirley, and many more"--Cover.
Introduction: Who, what, when, where, why... / Paula Guran -- In syllables of elder seas / Lisa L. Hannett -- The peddler's tale; or, Isobel's revenge / Caitlín R. Kiernan -- It's all the same road in the end / Brian Hodge -- Caro in carno / Helen Marshall -- The Cthulhu navy wife / Sandra McDonald -- Those who watch / Ruthanna Emrys -- A clutch / Laird Barron -- Just beyond the trailer park / John Shirley -- The sea inside / Amanda Downum -- Outside the house, watching for the crows / John Langan -- Alexandra lost / Simon Strantzas -- Falcon-and-sparrows / Yoon Ha Lee -- A shadow of thine own design / W. H. Pugmire -- Backbite / Norman Partridge -- In the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro / Usman T. Malik -- Legacy of salt / Silvia Moreno-Garcia -- I do not count the hours / Michael Wehunt -- An open letter to Mister Edgar Allan Poe, from a fervent admirer / Michael Shea -- I dress my lover in yellow / A. C. Wise -- Deep Eden / Richard Gavin -- The future eats everything / Don Webb -- I believe that we will win / Nadia Bulkin -- In the sacred cave / Lois H. Gresh -- Umbilicus / Damien Angelica Walters -- Variations on Lovecraftian themes / Veronica Schanoes.
"An outstanding anthology of original stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers. Fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R'lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today's best weird fiction writers -- both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices -- THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU collects tales of cosmic horror that traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore..."--Amazon.com.

United as one

June 24, 2016
Lore, Pittacus, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2016]
467 pages ; 22 cm.
"An I am number four book"--Spine.
The Mogadorian invasion has come to Earth, and they have all but won the battle for our planet. Their warships loom over our most populous cities--like New York City, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi--and no army will risk making a move against them. The Garde are all that stand in their way . . . but they are no longer alone in this fight. Human teens from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam Goode, have begun to develop Legacies of their own. The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.

Sight unseen

June 24, 2016
Swallow, James.
New York : Pocket Books, 2015.
390 pages ; 17 cm.
"Based on Star trek and Star trek: the next generation created by Gene Roddenberry."
"In the wake of political upheaval across the United Federation of Planets, Admiral William Riker and the crew of the USS Titan find themselves in uncertain waters as roles aboard the ship change to reflect a new mandate and a new mission. On orders from Starfleet, Titan sets out toward the edge of Federation space to tackle its latest assignment: to work with an alien species known as the Dinac, who are taking their first steps into the galaxy as a newly warp-capable civilisation. But when disaster befalls the Dinac, the Titan crew discscovers they have unknowingly drawn the attention of a deadly, merciless enemy - a nightmare from Riker's past, lurking in the darkness."--Provided by publisher.

X-Men : inferno

June 23, 2016
©2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.

Superman : panic in the sky

June 23, 2016
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form in Action Comics #674-676, Adventures Of Superman #488-490, Superman #65-67, Superman: Man Of Steel, #9-11."

Batman Arkham. Killer croc

June 23, 2016
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form in Detective comics 525, 660, 808-810; Batman 358, 359, 471, 489, 512, 521, 522; Batman and Robin 234; Joker's asylum killer croc 1 ; Batman chronicles 3.

Waypoint Kangaroo

June 22, 2016
Chen, Curtis C., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
312 pages ; 24 cm
"Kangaroo isn't your typical spy. Sure, he has extensive agency training, access to bleeding-edge technology, and a ready supply of clever (to him) quips and retorts. But what sets him apart is "the pocket." It's a portal that opens into an empty, seemingly infinite, parallel universe, and Kangaroo is the only person in the world who can use it. But he's pretty sure the agency only keeps him around to exploit his superpower. After he bungles yet another mission, Kangaroo gets sent away on a mandatory "vacation:" an interplanetary cruise to Mars. While he tries to make the most of his exile, two passengers are found dead, and Kangaroo has to risk blowing his cover. It turns out he isn't the only spy on the ship--and he's just starting to unravel a massive conspiracy which threatens the entire Solar System. Now, Kangaroo has to stop a disaster which would shatter the delicate peace that's existed between Earth and Mars ever since the brutal Martian Independence War. A new interplanetary conflict would be devastating for both sides. Millions of lives are at stake. Weren't vacations supposed to be relaxing?"-- Provided by publisher.

Mirror in the sky

June 20, 2016
Khorana, Aditi, author.
New York : Razorbill, [2016]
334 pages ; 22 cm
Tara, an Indian-American junior at Brierly prep school, feels her world dramatically change when a mirror planet to Earth is discovered and she, in this new era of scientific history, reconsiders her self and possible selves.

Unplugged

June 20, 2016
Freitas, Donna, author.
©2016
427, 9 pages ; 22 cm
In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she's looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in once and for all. Without warning, the border between worlds suddenly closes. Skye is trapped, and her only chance to unplug and see her family again is to find and help Rain Holt, the son of the most powerful leader in App World, who was also left behind when the border closed. But when Skye unplugs, she discovers that the reasons for the border closing are much bigger than anyone in the App World knows, and that she somehow has a part to play--a part that will turn friends into traitors and strangers into followers. And the only person she can trust--in either world--is herself. -- adapted from book jacket.

Black tide rising

June 17, 2016
Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2016.
x, 287 pages ; 25 cm.
Foreword / by Gary Poole -- Never been kissed /by John Ringo -- Up on the roof /by Eric Flint -- Staying human /by Jody Lynn Nye -- On the wall /by John Scalzi & Dave Klecha -- Do no harm /by Sarah Hoyt -- Not in vain /by Kacey Ezell -- How do you solve a problem like grandpa? /by Michael Z. Williamson -- Battle of the BERTs /by Mike Massa -- The road to good intentions /by Tedd Roberts -- 200 miles to Nashville /by Christopher Smith -- Best laid plans /by Jason Cordova & Eric S. Brown -- The meaning of freedom /by John Ringo -- Afterword / by John Ringo -- About the authors.
"TOP NAME WRITERS ENTER THE REALM OF JOHN RINGO'S BLACK TIDE RISING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SERIES! A collection of all-original stories set in the Black Tide Rising series of novels created by multiple New York Times best-selling author John Ringo Stories by John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson and more. The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?" For a group of neighbors in the Chicago suburbs of Northern Indiana, it was "work together or die"...and figure out how to live on top of oil storage tanks to keep the zombies at bay. For the Biological Emergency Response Teams in New York City, it was "how long can we fight off the infected before it's too late".as well as having to fight other groups all out to claim a dwindling stock of supplies and safety. And for a group of cheerleaders, it was about the end of their world. And about what happens when you get a group of physically fit young women really, really angry. Featuring original stories from some of the brightest stars in the science fiction universe: John Ringo; Eric Flint, John Scalzi & Dave Klecha, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael Z. Williamson, Kacey Ezella--cheerleading coach, veteran, and helicopter pilot--and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Super extra grande

June 17, 2016
Yoss, 1969- author.
©2016
156 pages ; 21 cm
"First publish in Spanish by Editorial Gente Nueva, Havanna, 2012."
Set in a distant future, after the invention of faster-than-light space travel has propelled a still-immature mankind into the far corners of the Milky Way, the novel features creatures of immense variety, amoebas that cover entire worlds, sensual females that feed on substances from their males' reproductive systems, talking reptiles, and other creations drawn from the classics of Cuban and international science fiction; all of which serve as colleagues, fellow adventurers, sex partners, teachers, or members of the military high command in the Galactic Community governing this part of the universe. Our protagonist, Jan Amos Sangan Dongo, has a special role in this otherworldly menagerie: He is a veterinarian who specializes in treating enormous animals across the galaxy. When a colonial conflict threatens the fragile peace between the Galaxy's seven intelligent species, Dr. Sangan must embark on a daring mission to enter a gigantic creature and find two swallowed ambassadors, who also happen to be his competing love interests -- Provided by publisher.

The wicked + the divine

June 15, 2016
Gillen, Kieron, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics Inc., 2014-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The Faust act -- v. 2. Fandemonium -- v. 3. Commercial suicide

Star Trek : gold key archives

June 15, 2016
Wood, Dick, -1970, author.
©2014-
volumes : chielfy color illustrations ; 27 cm
Presents the first comic book adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew, in a fully remastered collection with all-new colors.

The transatlantic conspiracy

June 15, 2016
Falksen, G. D. (Geoffrey D.), 1982-
New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2016]
226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In 1908, on the inaugural journey from Europe to the United States of the world's first underwater railway, seventeen-year-old Rosalind finds love, a murder mystery, and the truth behind the railway's construction.

Change places with me

June 15, 2016
Metzger, Lois, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
213 pages ; 22 cm
Rose wakes up one morning to find that there has been a fundamental change in her personality, and although she is now happy and outgoing, she senses that there is something wrong.

The Midas flesh

June 14, 2016
North, Ryan, 1980- author.
Los Angeles : Boom!, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

False hearts

June 14, 2016
Lam, Laura, 1988- author.
New York : Tor/Tom Doherty Associates, 2016.
365 pages ; 24 cm
One night Tila stumbles home, terrified and covered in blood. She's arrested for murder, the first by a civilian in decades. The San Francisco police suspect involvement with Verve, a powerful drug, and offer her twin sister Taema a chilling deal. Taema must assume Tila's identity and gather information -- then if she brings down the drug syndicate, the police may let her sister live. But Taema's investigation raises ghosts from the twins' past. The sisters were raised by a cult which banned modern medicine. But as conjoined twins, they needed surgery to divide their shared heart--and escaped. Taema now finds that Tila discovered the links between the cult and the city's underground. Once unable to keep secrets, the sisters will discover the true cost of lies.-- from author's website.

The long cosmos

June 14, 2016
Pratchett, Terry, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
xi, 377 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
The Next--the hyper-intelligent post-humans--realize that the missive they received from the center of the galaxy contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence knows as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

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