New Arrivals · Science Fiction

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Green Lanterns

June 22, 2018
Humphries, Sam, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rage planet -- v. 2. The phantom lantern -- v. 3. Polarity -- v. 4. The first ring -- v. 5. Out of time -- v. 6. A world of our own

Revenant gun

June 22, 2018
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Oxford, UK : Solaris, an imprint of Rebellion Publishing Ltd., 2018.
427 pages ; 20 cm.
"Shuos Jedao is awake... and nothing is as he remembers. He's a teenager, a cadet--a nobody--in the body of an old man; a general in command of an elite force. And he's the most feared, and reviled, man in the galaxy. Jedao carries orders from Hexarch Nirai Kujen to re-conquer the fractured pieces of the hexarchate. But he has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general, and the Kel soldiers under his command hate him for a massacre he can't remember committing. Kujen's friendliness can't hide the fact that he's a tyrant. And what's worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted--by an enemy who knows more about Jedao than he does himself..."-- Back cover.

Rick and Morty. Pocket like you stole it

June 21, 2018
Howard, Tini, author.
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2018.
115 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Collects issues #1-5 of the Oni Press series Rick and Morty: pocket like you stole it.
Morty is on a quest to free himself...and all the other Mortys from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he'll discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop in order to win, and perhaps the strength in himself that's needed to free the Mortys once and for all?

The robots of Gotham

June 20, 2018
McAulty, Todd, 1964- author.
Boston : John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
viii, 675 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A thrilling adventure in a world one step away from total subjugation by machines. After long years of war, the United States has sued for peace, yielding to a brutal coalition of nations ruled by fascist machines. One quarter of the country is under foreign occupation. Manhattan has been annexed by a weird robot monarchy, and in Tennessee, a permanent peace is being delicately negotiated between the battered remnants of the U.S. government and an envoy of implacable machines. Canadian businessman Barry Simcoe arrives in occupied Chicago days before his hotel is attacked by a rogue war machine. In the aftermath, he meets a dedicated Russian medic with the occupying army, and 19 Black Winter, a badly damaged robot. Together they stumble on a machine conspiracy to unleash a horrific plague--and learn that the fabled American resistance is not as extinct as everyone believes. Simcoe races against time to prevent the extermination of all life on the continent ... and uncover a secret that America's machine conquerors are desperate to keep hidden"-- Provided by publisher.

The privilege of peace

June 20, 2018
Huff, Tanya, author.
New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2018]
342 pages ; 24 cm.
Warden Torin Kerr has put her military career behind her and built a life away from the war and everything that meant. She's created a place and purpose for others like her, a way to use their training for the good of the Confederation. She has friends, family, purpose. Then Torin's past suddenly comes back to haunt her. Big Yellow, the ship form of the plastic aliens responsible for the war, returns. And the Silsviss test the strength of the Confederation. Having left Gunnery Sergeant Kerr behind, Torin must find a new way to keep the peace.

Infinity wars

June 20, 2018
Oxford : Solaris, 2017.
364 pages ; 23 cm
The evening of their span of days / Carrie Vaughn -- The last broadcasts / An Owomoyela -- Faceless soldiers, patchwork ship / Carline M. Yoachim -- Dear Sarah / Nancy Kress -- The moon is not a battlefield / Indrapramit Das -- Perfect gun / Elizabeth Bear -- Oracle / Dominica Phetteplace -- In everlasting wisdom / Aliette de Bodard -- Command and control / David D. Levine -- Conversations with an armory / Garth Nix -- Heavies / Rich Larson -- Overburden / Genvieve Valentine -- Weather girl / E. J. Swift -- Mines / Eleanor Arnason -- ZeroS / Peter Watts.
"We have always fought. War is the furnace that forges new technologies and pushes humanity ever onward. We are the children of a battle that began with first and sticks, and ended on the brink of atomic Armageddon. Beyond here lies another war, infinite in scope and scale. But who will fight the war of tomorrow? Join Elizabeth Bear, Indrapramit Das, Aliette de Bodard, Garth Nix and many, many more in an exploration of the furthest extremes of military science fiction"--Back cover.

Batman: detective comics

June 18, 2018
Tynion, James, IV, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rise of the Batmen (Collects Detective comics 934-940) -- v. 2. The victim syndicate (Collects Detective comics 943-949) -- v. 3. League of shadows (Collects Detective comics 950-956) -- v. 4. Deus ex machina (Collects Detective comics 957-962) -- v. 5. A lonely place of living (Collects Detective comics 963-968) -- v. 6. Fall of the Batmen (Collects Detective comics 969-974)

Low Chicago: a wild cards mosaic novel

June 18, 2018
New York : Tor Books, 2018.
429 pages : 27 cm
A long night at the Palmer House / John Jos. Miller -- Down the rabbbit hole / Kevin Andrew Murphy -- The motherfucking apotheosis of Todd Motherfucking Taszycki / Christopher Rowe -- A bit of a dinosaur / Paul Cornell -- Stripes / Marko Kloos -- The sister in the streets / Melinda M. Snodgrass -- A beautiful facade / Mary Anne Mohanraj -- Meathooks on ice / Saladin Ahmed.
In George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventure, a gang of criminals are scattered across time and threaten the stability of the world. Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, Low Chicago is an all-new time travel adventure that leads to the criminal underworld of 1920s Chicago, featuring a fresh cast of characters from the Wild Cards universe.


June 18, 2018
Sherman Oaks, CA : Aftershock Comics, LLC, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Witch Work /writer, Neil Gaiman ; artist, Michael Zulli -- Bloodflies /writer, Cullen Bunn ; artist, Leila Leiz --Kerguelen /writer, artist, Andy Clarke -- Invasion /writer, artist, Francesco Francavilla -- The Mountain Pass /writer, Bill Willingham ; artist, Travis Moore -- Berserker /writer, Jim Starlin ; artist, Phil Hester -- Dumb Bitch /writer, Marguerite Bennett ; artist, Hoyt Silva -- The Last Dance With You /writer, Paul Jenkins ; artist, Dalibor Talajić -- Escape From the Lost World /writer, Mike Carey ; artist, Szymon Kudranski -- End Game /writer, Marco Kroner ; writer, artist, Andrew Robinson -- Iste Bu Istanbul! /writer, artist, Charles Vess -- Based on a True Story /writer, Brian Azzarello ; artist,Toni Fejezula -- Little Red Hood /rwriter, Frank Tieri ; artist, Joe Eisma -- Dead City /writer, artist, Michael Gaydos -- Live or Die /writer, Joe Pruett ; artist, Cliff Richards -- Metroclash /writer, Marc Guggenheim ; artist, Laci -- Paroled /writer, Stephen Nilson ; artist, Wesley Gunn -- Devolution /writer, Aaron Douglas ; artist, Szymon Kudranski -- Circle of Fear! /writer, Richard Starkings ; artist, Sarah DeLaine -- Moments / writer, Mike Zagari ; artist, Will Sliney -- A Job /writer, Marko Stojanović ; artist, Ivan Sănović.
AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting it's very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today's top writers and artists.

New Super-Man

June 14, 2018
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"...a new vision of Superman who isn't all about truth and justice... and definitely isn't fighting for the American way!"--Page [4] of cover.
v. 1. Made in China -- v. 2. Coming to America -- v. 3. Equilibrium

Superman : zero hour

June 14, 2018
Kesel, Karl, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form.
"Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe--past, present and future! Superman, like everyone else in the DC Universe, has seen time loops affect his life. The result? Krypton never exploded. The Kents never found a baby Kal-El in a field. Superman isn't the protector of Metropolis. Then, after the crisis in time has been averted, new details about the origins of Superman, Superboy and Steel are revealed."--Provided by publisher.

The Flash

June 13, 2018
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Lightning strikes twice (collects The Flash rebirth 1 and the Flash 1-8) -- v. 2. Speed of darkness (collects The Flash 9-13) -- v. 3 Rogues reloaded (collects The Flash 14-20) -- v. 4. Running scared (collects the Flash 23-27) -- v. 5. Negative (collects the Flash 28-32 and DC Holiday Special 2017) -- v. 6. Cold day in hell (collects the Flash 34-38)

Rick and Morty

June 12, 2018
Gorman, Zac, author.
Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2015-
volumes: chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.

Motor crush

June 12, 2018
Fletcher, Brenden, creator.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, 2017-
volumes : cheifly color illustrations ; 26 cm

The shimmer

June 12, 2018
Stroud, Carsten, 1946- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Mira, [2018]
332 pages ; 24 cm
"A police pursuit kicks Sergeant Jack Redding of the Florida Highway Patrol and his trainee, Julie Karras, into a shoot-out that ends with one girl dead and another in cuffs, and the driver of the SUV fleeing into the Intracoastal Waterway. Redding stays on the hunt, driven by the trace memory that he knows that running woman--and he does, because his grandfather, a cop in Jacksonville, was hunting the same woman in 1957. Redding and his partner, Pandora Jansson, chase a seductive serial killer who can ride The Shimmer across decades. The pursuit cuts from modern-day Jacksonville to Mafia-ruled St. Augustine in 1957, then to the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1914"-- Provided by publisher.


June 12, 2018
Oku, Hiroya, author, artist.
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Inuyashiki.
Manga format ; reads from back to front, right to left.
Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something different about him. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichiro needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there's nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before. Shishigami Hiroa, a teenage sociopath, also receives these new powers, and puts them to different ends.


June 12, 2018
Campbell, Jessica, 1985- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
"Commander Jessica Campbell of the planet L8DZ N1T3 and her crew are searching for men to breed with when they discover the last human on Earth, the cryogenically frozen Jessica Campbell. With a new, but familiar crewmember, the search for men continues, but will it be worth it?"

Sword art online. Volume 9, Alicization beginning

June 12, 2018
Kawahara, Reki, author.
New York, NY : Yen On, 2016.
264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"First published in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa Corp.,Tokyo"--Copyright page.
"Kirito and Sinon's battle with Death Gun is over, but mere weeks later, something strange is afoot in the next-generation VRMMO ALfheim Online. A new duelist with a custom sword skill is defeating all comers--including Kirito. But when Asuna goes to face this duelist, she receives something she never expected: an invitation to an exclusive guild. But what is their goal?"

Sword art online. Volume 8, Early and late

June 12, 2018
Kawahara, Reki, author.
New York : Yen On, 2016.
283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
"First published in Japan in 2011 by Kadokawa Corp.,Tokyo"--Copyright page.
"The game of death took its toll on every player in a different way--when one turns up dead on the fifty-seventh floor, the game is afoot, and it is up to Asuna and Kirito to crack the case--also the story of how Kirito got his Excalibur sword in Alfheim"--Provided by publisher.

The unbeatable Squirrel Girl

June 8, 2018
North, Ryan, 1980- author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Squirrel power -- v. 2. Squirrel you know it's true -- v. 3. Squirrel, you really got me now -- v. 4. I kissed a squirrel and I liked it -- v. 6. Who run the world? Squirrels -- v. 7. I've been waiting for a squirrel like you

The memory of fire

June 8, 2018
Bates, Callie, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
430 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Sequel to The waking land.
"The riveting trilogy that began with The Waking Land returns featuring a new narrator: a young man with secret magical powers who's ready to continue a revolution. The land has awoken, and news of magic's rebirth has traveled across the sea. Jahan, a daring noble who has been concealing his powers, is finally ready to stop hiding. Now he returns to the imperial capital, where the use of magic carries a death sentence. There, he must face his dark past, learn to embrace his gifts, and prevent an all-out war across the kingdoms"-- Provided by publisher.

The freeze-frame revolution

June 7, 2018
Watts, Peter, 1958- author.
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, 2018.
186 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
"She believed in the mission with all her heart. But that was sixty million years ago. How do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears and relentlessly, honestly, only wants what's best for you? Sunday Ahzmundin is about to find out"-- Provided by publisher.

Most wanted

June 7, 2018
Carson, Rae, author.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, 2018.
348 pages ; 22 cm
At head of title: Star Wars.
When a mission for Lady Proxima goes horrible wrong, Han and Qi'ra team with a Rodian scrumrat named Tsulo to escape Lady Proxima's wrath as well as the dangerous Empire.

Captain America : home of the brave

June 7, 2018
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Captain America #695-700.
Captain America takes a journey across the United States to restore his tarnished reputation, but encounters the all-new Swordsman along the way.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps

June 4, 2018
Venditti, Robert, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps volume 1: Rage Planet"--V. 1, t.p. verso.
v. 1. Sinestro's law -- v. 2. Bottled light -- v. 3. Quest for hope -- v. 4. Fracture -- v. 5. Twilight of the guardians

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