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December 15, 2017

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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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The Starter

The Starter
Sigler, Scott

"Set in a lethal American professional football league seven centuries in the future, 'The starter' puts huge humans on the field with four alien races, creating a game that is faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything we know today."


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Deathbird Stories

Deathbird Stories
Ellison, Harlan

A masterwork of myth and terror, DEATHBIRD STORIES collects nineteen of Harlan Ellison's best stories written over the course of a decade. In it, ancient gods fade as modern society creates new deities to worship--gods of technology, drugs, gambling. Revolutionary when first published, the short stories contained here have won multiple honors including the prestigious Hugo and British Science Fiction Awards. They have inspired a generation readers and other authors to reexamine blind faith and fight against crumbling institutions. Stark and often angry, this collection strips away convention and hypocrisy and lays bare the human condition. After all, the gods we invent contain all too much of their inventors.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Rama II

Rama II
Clarke, Arthur C., 1917-2008

A crew of Earth's best and brightest minds has a deadly encounter in the enormous alien spacecraft Rama II.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Mississippi Roll

Mississippi Roll

After the suspicious death of a crew member on the historical steamboat Natchez, retired NY police detective Leo Storgman seeks to discover the ship's secrets, including the truth behind ghostly sightings of its first captain.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Veniss Underground

Veniss Underground
VanderMeer, Jeff

Nicholas, a would-be Living Artist, his twin sister, Nicola, and her lover, Shadrach, each tell of the wondrous and horrifying secrets they discover in the underworld of Veniss. Includes a novella and three short stories also set in the fantasy world.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin

The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-

"A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin --- selected by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time. The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but this is the first short story volume combining a full range of her work."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Time on My Hands: My Misadventures in Time Travel

Time on My Hands: My Misadventures in Time Travel
Kimmel, Daniel M.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Logan's Run

Logan's Run
Nolan, William F., 1928-

"In 2116, it is against the law to live beyond the age of twenty-one. When the crystal flower in the palm of your hand turns from red to black, you have reached your Lastday and you must report to a Sleepshop for processing. But the human will to survive is strong--stronger than any mere law"--Page 4 of cover.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Chain of Command

Chain of Command
Chadwick, Frank

"Lieutenant Sam Bitka, U.S. Naval Reserve, is just getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise and he is assigned as tactical officer aboard the deep space destroyer USS Puebla. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam finds himself suddenly in command of the USS Puebla. Now he must deal with faltering leadership in the human task force and an alien enemy who always seems one step ahead of them"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Ice

Ice
Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968

"In a frozen, apocalyptic landscape, destruction abounds: great walls of ice overrun the world and secretive governments vie for control. Against this surreal, yet eerily familiar broken world, an unnamed narrator embarks on a hallucinatory quest for a strange and elusive "glass-girl" with silver hair. He crosses icy seas and frozen plains, searching ruined towns and ransacked rooms, all to free her from the grips of a tyrant known only as the warden and save her before the ice closes all around."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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