• Activation Degradation

    Activation Degradation

    Lostetter, Marina J.

    "The Murderbot Diaries makes first contact in this new, futuristic, standalone novel exploring sentience and artificial intelligence through the lenses of conflicted robot hero Unit Four, from Marina Lostetter, critically acclaimed author of Noumenon, Noumenon Infinity, and Noumenon Ultra. When Unit Four--a biological soft robot built and stored high above the Jovian atmosphere--is activated for the first time, it's in crisis mode. Aliens are attacking the Helium-3 mine it was created to oversee, and now its sole purpose is to defend Earth's largest energy resource from the invaders in ship-to-ship combat. But something's wrong. Unit Four doesn't feel quite right....

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  • Heretics of Dune

    Heretics of Dune

    Herbert, Frank

    After the death of Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, the empire has fallen to ruin, but as the Lost Ones return home in pursuit of power, a girl with the abilities of the Fremen sandriders, rises to prominencein the wastelands of Rakis.

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  • Chapterhouse: Dune

    Chapterhouse: Dune

    Herbert, Frank

    Fifteen thousand years after Leto II's death, the remnants of the Bene Gesserit contend with the ruthless leaders of an alien culture to forge a new civilization and preserve the best of the Old Empire.

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  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    Takami, Kshun

    "Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until onlyone survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when ?rst published in Japan--where it became a runaway best seller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world"--

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  • The Ashes of Tomorrow

    The Ashes of Tomorrow

    Swallow, James

    The future is at war with the past. A ruthless enemy spreads fear across the galaxy, leaving devastation in its wake. Captain Benjamin Sisko and Vedek Kira Nerys share a terrifying premonition of an unstoppable apocalypse. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is forced to take matters into his own hands when Starfleet Command refuses to challenge the invaders. In the burning skies of the Bajor system the price of survival is an act of destruction beyond all reason-- and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. -- adapted from back cover

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  • Truth of the Divine

    Truth of the Divine

    Ellis, Lindsay

    "Truth of the Divine is the new alternate history first contact novel from the instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal and LA Times bestselling video essayist Lindsay Ellis. The human race is at a crossroads; we know that we are not alone, but details about the alien presence on Earth are still being withheld from the public. As the political climate becomes more unstable, the world is forced to consider the ramifications of granting human rights to non-human persons. How do you define "person" in the first place? Cora Sabino not only serves as the full time communication intermediary...

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  • Nightwatch on the Hinterlands / K. Eason

    Nightwatch on the Hinterlands / K. Eason

    Eason, K.

    The Templar: Lieutenant Iari discovers a murder with an impossible suspect. The Spy: officially, Gaer is an ambassador from the vakari. Unofficially, he's also a spy. As they both search for truth, they discover that the murderous riev, one of the battle-mecha decommissioned after the end of the last conflict and repurposed for manual labor - is just a weapon in the hands of a wielder with wider ambitions than homicide, including releasing horrors not seen since the war, that make a rampaging riev seem insignificant. Author of "How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse." Print run 12,000.

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  • The Spacetime War

    The Spacetime War

    Johnson, Les

    "Humanity has finally made it to the stars. Colony worlds thrive and there is general peace among the settled systems. Until now. Matte black ships of an advanced design appear in colonial systems. Their drives and weapons are not extremely advanced beyond their Terran counterparts - just superior enough to be utterly devastating. Colonies and their populations are obliterated. Once settled worlds are rendered radioactive wastelands. Earth herself lies defenseless before the marauding enemy. DEFEND THE SKIES OF EARTH Standing against the invasion are two of humanity's finest starship captains, Winslow Price of the British Space Navy and Anika Ahuja...

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  • Not your Average Hot Guy

    Not your Average Hot Guy

    Bond, Gwenda

    ""Fun, funny, hot, and heartfelt...The apocalyptic beach read that everyone needs." - Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author A paranormal romantic comedy at the (possible) end of the world. From New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond, Not Your Average Hot Guy is a hilarious romantic comedy about two people falling in love, while the fate of the world rests on their shoulders. All Callie wanted was a quiet weekend with her best friend. She promised her mom she could handle running her family's escape room business while her mom is out of town. Instead a Satanic cult shows up,...

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  • The Wandering Earth

    The Wandering Earth

    Liu, Cixin

    "From New York Times bestselling author Cixin Liu, The Wandering Earth is a science fiction short story collection featuring the title tale--the basis for the blockbuster international film, now streaming on Netflix. These ten stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, are a blazingly original ode to planet Earth, its pasts, and its futures. Liu's fiction takes the reader to the edge of the universe and the end of time, to meet stranger fates than we could have ever imagined. With a melancholic and keen understanding of human nature, Liu's stories show humanity's attempts to reason, navigate, and above all, survive...

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