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December 16, 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 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.


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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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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.


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Holds: 5 on 6 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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The Long and Short of It: Stories From the Chronicles of St. Mary's

The Long and Short of It: Stories From the Chronicles of St. Mary's
Taylor, Jodi

Follow the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle around history! When a Child is Born - A jump back to 1066 to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror goes slightly astray. Roman Holiday - Max and her team become spectacularly involved with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a basket of confused asps. Christmas Present - An attempt to rescue lost historians involving an enraged pig and Boudicca herself. The Very First Damned Thing - Discover the truth about the very beginning of St Mary's. Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings - A gun left behind in Ancient Egypt and a race against time to prevent a catastrophe. The Great St Mary's Day Out - Hooray! It's a happy holiday. For everyone except Max - the only one with her mind on the job. My Name is Markham - Alfred, the cakes and Mr Markham. The Great British Bake Off it's not! And a bonus - a new and previously unpublished short story, A perfect storm.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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A Maze of Death

A Maze of Death
Dick, Philip K.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Immortality Game

The Immortality Game
Cross, Ted

Moscow, 2138. With the world only beginning to recover from the complete societal collapse of the late 21st Century, Zoya scrapes by prepping corpses for funerals and dreams of saving enough money to have a child. When her brother forces her to bring him a mysterious package, she witnesses his murder and finds herself on the run from ruthless mobsters. Frantically trying to stay alive and save her loved ones, Zoya opens the package and discovers two unusual data cards, one that allows her to fight back against the mafia and another which may hold the key to everlasting life.


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Holds: 4 on 4 copies

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The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound

The Sum of Us: Tales of the Bonded and Bound

"Twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors explore the depth and breadth of caring and of giving. They find insight, joy, devastation, and heroism in grand sweeps and in tiny niches. And, like wasps made of stinging words, there is pain in giving, and in working one's way through to the light. Our lives and relationships are complex. But in the end, there is hope, and there is love. These are their stories. Children giving care. Dogs and cats giving care. Sidekicks, military, monks, ghosts, robots. Even aliens. Care given by lovers, family, professionals. Caregivers who can no longer give. Caregivers who make the decision not to give. The costs and the consequences that follow. Bound to us by invisible bonds, but with lives, dreams, and passions of their own. Introduction by Dominik Parisien. In addition to dealing with caregiving and caregivers, the book also deals with mental health and mental illness. There is an appendix in the book for Mental Health Resources and another appendix for Caregiving and Caregivers Resources"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Vick's Vultures

Vick's Vultures
Warren, Scott

In the far future, alien technology captured by the union earth privateers has fueled Earth's tenuous expansion from a single planet to a handful of systems across the Orion Spur.


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Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Killing Time

Killing Time
Carr, Caleb, 1955-


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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