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December 16, 2017

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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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Steal the Stars

Steal the Stars
Cassidy, Nat, 1981-

Dakota "Dak" Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world. They call it "Moss." It's your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. It still sits at the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed eleven years ago. A secret military base was built around the crash site to study both Moss and the dangerous technology it brought to Earth. The day Matt Salem joins her security team, Dak's whole world changes. It's love at first sight--which is a problem, since they both signed ironclad contracts vowing not to fraternize with other military personnel. If they run, they'll be hunted for what they know. Dak and Matt have only way to be together: do the impossible. Steal Moss and sell the secret of its existence. And they can't afford a single mistake.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Mukherjee, Siddhartha

A magnificently written "biography" of cancer--from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it.


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Holds: 0 on 28 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: 3 on 6 copies

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All These Worlds

All These Worlds
Taylor, Dennis E.

"Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper. Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of the younger copies are more concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others. Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source. A couple of eighth-generation Bobs have found something out in deep space. All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol - unless the Others arrive first."--Goodreads.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Ardulum: First Don

Ardulum: First Don
Fields, J. S.

"Ardulum. The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps. Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport, Mercy's Pledge, and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity. She gets by--but only just. In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that, long ago, visited her homeworld. The Ardulans brought with them agriculture, art, interstellar technology...and then disappeared without a trace, leaving Neek's people to worship them as gods. Neek does not believe--and has paid dearly for it with an exile from her home for her heretical views. Yet, when the crew stumbles into an armed confrontation between the sheriffs of the Charted Systems and an unknown species, fate deals Neek an unexpected hand in the form of a slave girl--a child whose ability to telepathically manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of that of an Ardulan god. Forced to reconcile her beliefs, Neek chooses to protect her, but is the child the key to her salvation, or will she lead them all to their deaths?"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Gone World

The Gone World
Sweterlitsch, Tom


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 12 copies

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The Infinite Future

The Infinite Future
Wirkus, Tim, 1983-

"An exhilarating, original novel, set in Brazil, Idaho, and outer space, about an obsessive librarian, a down-at-heel author, and a Mormon historian who go on the hunt for a mystical, life-changing book--and find it. The Infinite Future is a mindbending novel that melds 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 Sãu 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. Part academic satire, part science-fiction, and part book-lover's quest, this wholly original novel captures the heady way that stories inform and mirror our lives"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 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: 5 on 5 copies

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Dick, Philip K.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The Monster Hunter Files: Featuring Stories in the World of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International

The Monster Hunter Files: Featuring Stories in the World of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International

"For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large. Now MHI opens their archives for the first time to reveal the secret history of the world's most elite fighting force. Discover what happened when Agent Franks took on the Nazis. See how the Vatican's Combat Exorcists deal with Old Ones in Mexico."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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