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January 22, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Science Fiction

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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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A Call to Vengeance

A Call to Vengeance
Weber, David, 1952-

"After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by unknown forces, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy seek to conquer the Star Kingdom from without while from within, forces from Manticore's own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for their own political gain. It's up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe
Compton, D. G., 1930-

"Katherine Mortenhoe's world looks very similar to our own, except that in this near future medical science has found the cure for death--or eliminated nearly every cause for it other than old age. So when Katherine is diagnosed with a terminal brain disease caused by an inability to process an ever-increasing volume of sensory input, she immediately becomes a celebrity to the "pain-starved public." But Katherine will not agree to be the star of the TV show Human Destiny, her last days will not be recorded by any cameras. She doesn't realize that from the moment of her diagnosis, she's been watched, not only by television producers but by a new kind of reporter, one with no visible camera, who is always recording behind his never-blinking eye"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Valiant Dust

Valiant Dust
Baker, Richard

Commonwealth starship CSS Hector. As the ship's new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates, even if he has to use his fists. When the Hector is called to help with a planetary uprising, he'll have to earn his unit's respect, find who's arming the rebels, and deal with the headstrong daughter of the colonial ruler - all while dodging bullets.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Humans Wanted

Humans Wanted

"Twelve authors provide their perspectives on human ingenuity and usefulness as we try to find our place among the stars. From battletested to brokenhearted, humans are capable of amazing things. Humans Wanted shows not only what we are, but also how awesome we can be."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Dark State

Dark State
Stross, Charles

In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson's timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything.


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 6 copies

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Eternal Life: A Novel

Eternal Life: A Novel
Horn, Dara, 1977-

Ever since she made a deal to save her son's life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally, but as her descendants develop new technologies for immortality, she realizes that, for them to live fully, she must die.


Format: Book
Holds: 33 on 12 copies

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The Strange Bird: A Borne Story

The Strange Bird: A Borne Story
VanderMeer, Jeff

The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory--she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology--satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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Semiosis

Semiosis
Burke, Sue, 1955-

"Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they'll have to survive on the one they found. They don't realize another life form watches...and waits...Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker
Liu, Ken, 1976-

"As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan, or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker, a collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker"--Amazon.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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To Guard Against the Dark

To Guard Against the Dark
Czerneda, Julie, 1955-

Jason Morgan is a troubling mystery to friends and enemies alike: once a starship captain and trader, then joined to the most powerful member of the Clan, his love, Sira di Sarc, following her and her kind out of known space. Only to return, alone and silent. But he's returned to a Trade Pact under siege. The Assemblers continue unchecked. Bowman hasn't caught the Facilitator. Worst of all, members of the First, sensing their time has come, conspire to change the balance of power. And push humanity aside.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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