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February 25, 2018

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New Science Fiction Books for Adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Science Fiction books for adults.

 

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The Founding: A Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus

The Founding: A Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus
Abnett, Dan

SCIENCE FICTION. In the Chaos-infested Sabbat System, the massed ranks of the Astra Militarum - more commonly known as the Imperial Guard - stand shoulder to shoulder as they counter an invasion by heretical forces. Amongst the defenders of the Imperium are the troops of the Tanith First-and-Only, a displaced regiment forced to flee their home planet before it succumbed to the unrelenting assault of Chaos. Nicknamed 'the Ghosts', their specialist scouting role sees them thrown into the thickest of the fighting. Led by Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, they must evade the treacherous scheming of rival regiments and the lethal firepower of the enemy if they are to have any hope of achieving victory over the forces of Chaos.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

Lethe Press has worked with a wonderful editor to select the best work of genderqueer stories of the fantastical, stranger, horrific, and weird published the prior year. Featuring stories by Merc Rustad, Jeanne Thornton, Brit Mandelo, and others, this anthology offers time-honored tropes of the genre--from genetic manipulation to zombies, portal fantasy to haunts--but told from a perspective that breaks the rigidity of gender and sexuality.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Only Harmless Great Thing

The Only Harmless Great Thing
Bolander, Brooke

Early in the twentieth century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey, slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time an Indian elephant was deliberately and publicly put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are matters of historical fact. Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and wrongs crying out to be righted. Brace yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling cruelties both grand and petty while searching for meaning and justice.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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If Tomorrow Comes

If Tomorrow Comes
Kress, Nancy


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The Gone World

The Gone World
Sweterlitsch, Tom

Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut's murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL's and Shannon's own impact on the timeline.


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Holds: 25 on 12 copies

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The Infinite Future

The Infinite Future
Wirkus, Tim, 1983-

"Two page-turning books in one. First, we meet three broken people, joined by an obsession with a forgotten Brazilian science-fiction author named Eduard Salgado-MacKenzie. There's Danny, a writer who's been scammed by a shady literary award committee; Sergio, journalist turned sub-librarian in São Paulo; and Harriet, an excommunicated Mormon historian in Salt Lake City, who years ago conducted a correspondence with the reclusive Brazilian writer. The motley trio sets off to discover his identity, and whether his fabled masterpiece--never published--actually exists. Did his investigations into the true nature of the universe yield something so enormous that his mind was blown for good? In the second half, Wirkus gives us ... the lost masterpiece itself, the actual text of The Infinite Future, Salgado-MacKenzie's wonderfully weird magnum opus. The two halves connect in surprising and delightful ways to form a totally unique reading experience."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard: The Story of One of Starfleet's Most Inspirational Captains

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard: The Story of One of Starfleet's Most Inspirational Captains
Picard, Jean-Luc, 2305-

"The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard tells the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the Cardassians, his assimilation with the Borg and countless other encounters as captain of the celebrated Starship Enterprise"--Amazon.com.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Seek and Destroy

Seek and Destroy
Dietz, William C.

"As people fight to survive the after effects of more than a dozen meteor strikes, a group of wealthy individuals conspires to rebuild the United States as a corporate entity called the New Confederacy, where the bottom line is law. As a second civil war rages, with families fighting against families on opposite sides, Union president Samuel T. Sloan battles to keep the country whole. To help in the fight for unity, Union Army captain Robin "Mac" Macintyre and her crew of Stryker vehicles are sent after the ruthless "warlord of warlords," an ex-Green Beret who rules a large swath of the West. But defeating him will be even more difficult than she thought. The warlord is receiving military assistance from Mac's sister--and rival--Confederate major Victoria Macintyre. And when the siblings come together in the war-torn streets of New Orleans, only one of them will walk away"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Straight Outta Tombstone

Straight Outta Tombstone

"Tales of the Weird Wild West. Top authors take on the classic western, with a weird twist. Includes new stories by Larry Correia and Jim Butcher! Come visit the Old West, the land where gang initiations, ride-by shootings and territory disputes got their start. But these tales aren't the ones your grandpappy spun around a campfire, unless he spoke of soul-sucking ghosts, steam-powered demons and wayward aliens. Here then are seventeen stories that breathe new life in the Old West. Among them: Larry Correia explores the roots of his best-selling Monster Hunter International series in "Bubba Shackleford's Professional Monster Killers." Jim Butcher reveals the origin of one of the Dresden Files' most popular characters in "Fistful of Warlock." And Kevin J. Anderson's Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., finds himself in a showdown in "High Midnight."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 5 on 5 copies

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Robots Versus Slime Monsters: An A. Lee Martinez Collection

Robots Versus Slime Monsters: An A. Lee Martinez Collection
Martinez, A. Lee

Martinez's first short story collection, featuring ten original tales based on his previous fantasy and science fiction novels. This is a sampling of strange worlds of fantasy featuring talking gorillas, sensible housekeeping kobolds, cosmic monster gods, and world-conquering space squids. Within you'll find tales of werewolf versus bigfoot, ogre versus wizard, and rock alien versus romantic entanglement.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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