Ready player one by Ernest Cline"Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."--Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.
Call Number: PS3603.L548 R43 2011eb
Publication Date: 2011
Starship Troopers by Robert A. HeinleinIn Robert A. Heinlein's controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe--and into battle against mankind's most alarming enemy... Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up--and definitely not the infantry. But now that he's in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids. Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn't kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job... "A classic...If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you."--All SciFi
Call Number: PZ7 .H368
Publication Date: 1987-05-15
The Boats of the Glen Carrig by William Hope HodgsonThe Boats of the Glen Carrig is horror writer William Hope Hodgson's 1907 novel. Written in an archaic style and presented as a true record and account, the story is narrated by a passenger of the Glen Carrig, a ship lost at sea after a supposed collision with a hidden rock. The survivors abandon the sinking hull in two lifeboats, but their most horrific and terrifying experiences are yet to come. The Boats of the Glen Carrig evokes a lost world and gives an engrossing study in human relationships submitted to pressure and fear.
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
The Encounter by Norman Ray FittsA large Galactic Empire, for centuries, has known of out existence. We were of little interest to them until something happened in Earth's solar system to attract them back. A small tear in the fabric of space formed a portal to the past. They used this natural phenomenon to observe, but never interact with Earth through time. Now another species is looking at Earth to establish a foothold along the Empire's frontier. When this species invades they kill, or enslave, the entire native population. Because of their long distant, but somewhat personal attachment to human kind, and because of the existence of the only other known portal, the Chancellor of the Empire has sent his daughter to coordinate the events required to make contact, or to evacuate their people from a world about to be caught in the middle of a major intergalactic conflict. While waiting for a decision from the Council she request and is granted permission to mix with the human population. As with all heads of state, her father has enemies. Circumstance brings her and a human named Lawrence Casey together, and plunges them into Earth's past just ahead of a band of mercenaries sent to deliver her to her father's enemies. The year is eighteen seventy-five. The place is Wyoming. Our time travelers, aboard a crippled ship, land in the middle of a range war between the mountain and valley ranchers. Taking sides sets in motion future events that lead to the destruction of a third of Earth's population. Help is on the way with the knowledge that could restore Earth's timeline. There is a chance to fix it if they can avoid capture by the mercenaries or death at the hands of the valley ranchers. This action/adventure storyline blends science fiction, with the feel of a good western, and a story of discovery between two very, very different people.
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
The eternal savage by Edgar Rice BurroughsTime travel, a millennium-spanning romance, and rousing action in modern African jungles and the untamed prehistoric wilderness ignite this classic adventure tale from the pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Nu, a warrior from the Stone Age, is buried alive in an earthquake while stalking a saber-toothed tiger. Awakening thousands of years later on Tarzan’s estate in Africa, he gives his heart to Victoria Custer of Nebraska, a visitor to the estate, who is the reincarnation of Nu’s Stone Age love, Nat-ul. But other men treacherously compete for the love of Victoria in modern Africa and for the heart of Nat-ul in the distant past. Set in both a terrifyingly dangerous primeval setting and the beloved world of Tarzan, The Eternal Savage movingly reveals whether eternal love is strong enough to triumph over undying adversity.
Call Number: PS3503.U687 .E84eb
Publication Date: 1994
The House on the Borderland by William Hope HodgsonThe House on the Borderland is a supernatural horror novel by William Hope Hodgson. He went beyond the existing ghost story and gothic molds, synthesizing a new cosmic horror that made a huge impact on later writers of weird tales, notably H. P. Lovecraft. The two gentlemen Tonnison and Berreggnog head to a village in Ireland for a week's fishing. There they discover the ruins of a strange house and the diary of the house's former occupant, the words on its torn pages hinting at an evil far beyond anything that has existed in this world before.
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
The Iron Heel by Jack LondonThe Iron Heel is a dystopian novel by American writer Jack London, first published in 1908. Anthony Meredith, a scholar in about the year 2600 AD (or 419 B.O.M. - the Brotherhood of Man), annotates the "Everhard Manuscript", an account that chronicles the years from 1912 to 1932 when the great "Iron Heel" oligarchy rose to power in the United States.
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. WellsAnother visionary novel from the great science fiction writer H. G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau tackles the thorny issues thrown up when humankind plays God and explores notions of society and identity, bringing the mythical chimera - part human, part animal - into the age of science.
Call Number: PR5774 .I8 2008eb
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald; David Seed (Editor)Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country's deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return. Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold, this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley's A Brave New World and Orwell's 1984 and should be considered a must-read by all science fiction fans.
Publication Date: 2004-07-15
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleThink Sherlock Holmes is Arthur Conan Doyle's sole literary creation? Think again! The Lost World is a fictional tale about swashbuckling explorer Professor Challenger, who travels to South America on a research expedition -- and encounters an array of thought-to-be-extinct prehistoric creatures along the way.
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
The Man with the Strange Head and Other Early Science Fiction Stories by Miles J. Breuer; Michael R. Page (Editor)Gathered here for the first time are Miles J. BreuerOCOs first publication, OC The Man with the Strange HeadOCO; his neglected dystopian novel Paradise and Iron (appearing here in book form for the first time); stories such as OC Gostak and the DoshesOCO and OC MechanocracyOCO; and BreuerOCOs essay OC The Future of Scientifiction, OCO one of the early critical statements of the genre. Also included are some of the authorOCOs letters from the Discussions column of Amazing Stories."
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
The Moon Pool by A. Merritt; Michael Levy (Editor)The first scholarly edition of a classic science fiction novel. One of the most gripping fantasies ever written, The Moon Pool embodies all the romanticism and poetic nostalgia characteristic of A. Merritt's writings. Set on the island of Ponape, full of ruins from ancient civilizations, the novel chronicles the adventures of a party of explorers who discover a previously unknown underground world full of strange peoples and super-scientific wonders. From the depths of this world, the party unwittingly unleashes the Dweller, a monstrous terror that threatens the islands of the South Pacific. Although Merritt did not invent the lost world novel, following in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Burroughs and others, he greatly elaborated upon that tradition. This new edition includes a biography of the author, and an introduction detailing Merritt's many sources and influences, including the occult, mythological, and scientific discourses of his day.
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
The Night Land by William Hope HodgsonDescribed by H. P. Lovecraft as being "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written", The Night Land is a classic horror fantasy novel by William Hope Hodgson published in 1912. Telling the story of a dying earth, The Night Land starts with a man from the 17th century who, mourning the death of his true love, is given a vision through the eyes his future incarnation. In that distant time Earth is only dimly lit by the remaining glow of the dead Sun. The last millions of the human race cluster together inside the Last Redoubt, a huge metal pyramid, and are set upon by mysterious forces from the dark outside. Leaving the protection of their refuge means certain death, but our narrator makes mind contact with a survivor in a forgotten Lesser Redoubt. He must journey alone through the evil darkness to find her, knowing that she is the reincarnation of his past precious love. Writer Clark Ashton Smith said that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land... it impresses the reader as being the ultimate saga of a perishing cosmos, the last epic of a world beleaguered by eternal night and by the unvisageable spawn of darkness. Only a great poet could have conceived and written this story; and it is perhaps not illegitimate to wonder how much of actual prophecy may have been mingled with the poesy."
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
Octavia's Brood by Walidah Imarisha (Editor); adrienne maree brown (Editor); Sheree Renée Thomas (Foreword by)Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia’s Brood span genres--sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism--but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Ren#65533;e Thomas. PRAISE FOR OCTAVIA'S BROOD: "Those concerned with justice and liberation must always persuade the mass of people that a better world is possible. Our job begins with speculative fictions that fire society's imagination and its desire for change. In adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha's visionary conception, and by its activist-artists' often stunning acts of creative inception, Octavia's Brood makes for great thinking and damn good reading. The rest will be up to us." --Jeff Chang, author of Who We Be: The Colorization of America "Conventional exclamatory phrases don’t come close to capturing the essence of what we have here in Octavia’s Brood. One part sacred text, one part social movement manual, one part diary of our future selves telling us, 'It’s going to be okay, keep working, keep loving.’ Our radical imaginations are under siege and this text is the rescue mission. It is the new cornerstone of every class I teach on inequality, justice, and social change....This is the text we’ve been waiting for.” --Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier "Octavia once told me that two things worried her about the future of humanity: The tendency to think hierarchically, and the tendency to place ourselves higher on the hierarchy than others. I think she would be humbled beyond words that the fine, thoughtful writers in this volume have honored her with their hearts and minds. And that in calling for us to consider that hierarchical structure, they are not walking in her shadow, nor standing on her shoulders, but marching at her side." --Steven Barnes, author of Lion’s Blood "Never has one book so thoroughly realized the dream of its namesake. Octavia's Brood is the progeny of two lovers of Octavia Butler and their belief in her dream that science fiction is for everybody.... Butler could not wish for better evidence of her touch changing our literary and living landscapes. Play with these children, read these works, and find the children in you waiting to take root under the stars!” --Moya Bailey and Ayana Jamieson, Octavia E. Butler Legacy "Like [Octavia] Butler's fiction, this collection is cartography, a map to freedom.” --dream hampton, filmmaker and Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken word artist. She is the author of the poetry collectionScars/Stars and facilitates writing workshops at schools, community centers, youth detention facilities, and women's prisons. adrienne maree brown is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit, Michigan. She received a 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Award to run a series of Octavia Butler-based writing workshops.
Call Number: PN6120.95.S33
Publication Date: 2015-03-23
Pellucidar by Edgar BurroughsPellucidar is the second novel set in Burroughs' fictional land of the same name, beneath the earth's crust. David Innes returns to Pellucidar from the surface, in search of his friend and colleague Abner, as well as his love, Dian the Beautiful. He must deal with the conflicts following their initial discovery of Pellucidar, and fight for the new, human civilization being built there. In later novels, various other protagonists enter Pellucidar, including Burroughs' most famous character, Tarzan.
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
A Princess of Mars by Edgar BurroughsA Princess of Mars is the first in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. This science fiction planetary romance, packed full of dangerous feats and swordplay, is set on a dying Mars. It went on to inspire some of the great imaginations, among them Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury and Carl Sagan. Civil War veteran John Carter is unexpectedly transported to Barsoom, the planet we call Mars, and finds with the weaker gravity that he has super-human strength. In combat he finds respect and belonging with the Tharks, an aggressive race of green four-armed nomads. But when the Tharks capture the human-like Dejah Thoris, Carter feels the need to help this beautiful princess of Mars.
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
Indian Science Fiction by BANERJEEThis book examines Indian science fiction written not only in English but also in other Indian languages (Bangla, Hindi, Marathi etc.). It traces the history of the genre since 1835 and examines specific formal and thematic aspects to highlight how the genre functions at the intersection of Indian and Western cultures.
Publication Date: 2021-02-15
Plants Science Fiction by Higgins BISHOPPlants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels, and film. John Wyndham's triffids, Algernon Blackwood's willows, and Han Kang's sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations, and inhabit our metaphors - but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction. Its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics, and cultural life at large; questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders, and boundaries; erecting - and dismantling - new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.
Call Number: PN3433.6 .P63 2020eb
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema by Marianne Kac-VergneIf science fiction stages the battle between humans and non-humans, whether alien or machine, who is elected to fight for us? In the classics of science fiction cinema, humanity is nearly always represented by a male, and until recently, a white male. Spanning landmark American films from Blade Runner to Avatar, this major new study offers the first ever analysis of masculinity in science fiction cinema. It uncovers the evolution of masculine heroes from the 1980s until the present day, and the roles played by their feminine counterparts. Considering gender alongside racial and class politics, Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema also situates filmic examples within the broader culture. It is indispensable for understanding science fiction and its role in contemporary cultural politics.
Call Number: PN1995.9.M34 K33 2018eb
Publication Date: 2017-12-14
A Theory of the Super Soldier by Jean-François CaronThroughout history, states have tried to create the perfect combatant with superhuman physical and cognitive features that are akin to those of comic book superheroes. However, the current innovations have nothing to do with the ones from the past and their development goes beyond a simple technological perspective. On the contrary, they are raising the prospect of a human enhancement revolution that will change the ways with which future wars will be fought and may even profoundly alter the foundations upon which our modern societies are built on. This book, which discusses the full ethical implications of these new technologies, is a unique contribution for students and scholars who care about the morality of warfare.
The Reincarnated Giant by Mingwei Song (Editor); Theodore Huters (Editor)A new wave of Chinese science fiction is here. This golden age has not only resurrected the genre but also subverted its own conventions. Going beyond political utopianism and technological optimism, contemporary Chinese writers conjure glittering visions and subversive experiments--ranging from space opera to cyberpunk, utopianism to the posthuman, and parodies of China's rise to deconstructions of the myth of national development. This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China. In fifteen short stories and novel excerpts, The Reincarnated Giant opens a doorway into imaginary realms alongside our own world and the history of the future. Authors such as Lo Yi-chin, Dung Kai-cheung, Han Song, Chen Qiufan, and the Hugo winner Liu Cixin--some alive during the Cultural Revolution, others born in the 1980s--blur the boundaries between realism and surrealism, between politics and technology. They tell tales of intergalactic war; decoding the last message sent from an extinct human race; the use of dreams as tools to differentiate cyborgs and humans; poets' strange afterlife inside a supercomputer; cannibalism aboard an airplane; and unchecked development that leads to uncontrollable catastrophe. At a time when the Chinese government promotes the "Chinese dream," the dark side of the new wave shows a nightmarish unconscious. The Reincarnated Giant is an essential read for anyone interested in the future of the genre.
Call Number: PL2658.E8
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
The Dark Arrow of Time by Massimo VillataThis riveting scientific novel combines adventure, love, suspense, magic, pathos, and mystery in a carefully woven plot that is full of unexpected twists and turns. The author is an astrophysicist who has developed an alternative theory, which holds that traveling in time is possible. Time is, in fact, the real protagonist of the novel and of the intrigue surrounding the attempt to seize the secret of Time's other arrow, the dark arrow normally hidden from us, which points back at our past. The underlying premise is that antimatter is nothing more than common matter moving backwards in time. The justification for this interpretation has been with us for some time, "hiding in plain sight" within Maxwell's equations, the Lorentz transformations, the CPT theorem of relativistic quantum mechanics, and Feynman diagrams. While the science underlying the narrative is explained whenever necessary, sometimes with the aid of simple mathematical formulas, these scientific asides account for only a small part of the book, which will appeal to a wide audience, including readers who are far from being science buffs.
Call Number: PQ4922
Publication Date: 2017-11-27
Ender's Game by Orson Scott CardWinner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards For the perfect holiday gift for the reader on your list, pick up this special gift edition of one of the most beloved Science Fiction novels ever written. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the most talented result of Earth's desperate quest to create the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy. Is Ender the general Earth needs? The only way to find out is to throw the child into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast. But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Formics has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel. THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender's Game / Ender in Exile/Speaker for the Dead/Xenocide/Children of the Mind Ender's Shadow series Ender's Shadow/Shadow of the Hegemon/Shadow Puppets/Shadow of the Giant/Shadows in Flight Children of the Fleet The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware/Earth Afire/Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm/The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts/First Meetings
Star Wars by Kieron Gillen (Text by); Salvador Larroca (Illustrator)One of the greatest antagonists in all of fiction stars in his first volume of villainy! Fresh from a stinging defeat at the hands of the Rebel Alliance, Darth Vader must rise again to reassert the Empire's iron grip on the galaxy. But will his personal desire for vengeance against the young Jedi who destroyed the Death Star distract from Vader's duty to the Emperor? As a fateful quest begins, the Dark Lord of the Sith will face a fresh threat to his power. And as other villains old and new play their parts-from Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt to diabolical debutant Aphra, as well as the killer droids Triple Zero and BeeTee-how long until Vader's dangerous alliances blow up in his face? Join Darth Vader and feel the power of the dark side! COLLECTING: DARTH VADER 1-12
Call Number: PN6738.G55 D388 2016 v.1
Publication Date: 2016-07-19
Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka (Illustrator)Dark Horse proudly presents one of the crown jewels of manga - Astro Boy! Created by the late Osamu Tezuka, a revered animator and cartoonist (who created over 150,000 pages of comics in his career!) considered the Walt Disney of Japan, Astro Boy was the first manga series to be adapted to animation and became a worldwide phenomenon, making Astro Boy the Mickey Mouse of anime - a jet-powered, super-strong, evil-robot-bashing, alien-invasion-smashing Mickey Mouse, that is!
Call Number: PN6790.T49 J33 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-23
Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan; Pia Guerra (Illustrator); Jose Marzan; Jose Marzan (Illustrator)Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Pia Guerra and Jos#65533; Marz#65533;, Jr.; Painted Cover by J.G. Jones When a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, unemployed and unmotivated slacker Yorick Brown suddenly discovers that he is the only male left in a world inhabited solely by women. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, Yorick embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth. But with a gang of feminist extremists and the leader of the Israel Defense Forces hunting him, Yorick's future, as well as that of the human race, may be short-lived.
Call Number: PN6727.V38 Y2 2003 bk.1 c.2
Publication Date: 2003-01-02
The Fifth Season by N. K. JemisinAt the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times) This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.
Call Number: PS3610.E46 F54 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
World Made by Hand by James Howard KunstlerIn The Long Emergency celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production, combined with climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. For the townspeople of Union Grove, New York, the future is nothing like they thought it would be. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren't sure. Their challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish. With the cost of oil skyrocketing--and with it the price of food--Kunstler's extraordinary book, full of love and loss, violence and power, sex and drugs, depression and desperation, but also plenty of hope, is more relevant than ever.
Call Number: PS3610.E46 F54 2015
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Transhuman by Ben BovaSix-time Hugo Award-winner Ben Bova presentsTranshuman. Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist has one joy in life, his ten-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When he learns that Angela has an inoperable brain tumor and is given less than six months to live, Abramson wants to try an experimental new therapy that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. Her parents object and the hospital bureaucracy blocks the experimental procedure because it has not been approved by the FDA. Knowing that Angela will die before he can get approval, Abramson abducts Angela from the hospital. He plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon. Luke has turned his old SUV into a makeshift medical facility, treating Angela as best he can while they are on the road, desperately trying to keep his granddaughter alive long enough to give her the treatment he believes will save her life. Abramson realizes that he's too old and decrepit to flee across the country with his sick granddaughter, so he injects himself with a genetic factor that has successfully reversed aging in animal tests. As the chase weaves across the country from one research facility to another, Luke begins to grow physically younger, stronger. He looks and feels the way he did thirty or forty years ago. But will he be able to save Angela?
Call Number: PS3552.O84 T73 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky ChambersWinner of the Hugo Award! In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They're going to need to ask it a lot. Becky Chambers's new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter?
Call Number: PS3603.H347 P73 2021
Publication Date: 2021-07-13
Lagoon by Nnedi OkoraforIt's up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity's first contact with an alien ambassador--and prevent mass extinction--in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action. After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world's fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth's political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between seventeen million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider, or a god revealed.
Call Number: PS3615.K67 L33 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe 2 (Contains Vol. 3-4) by Yukito KishiroIn a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst.
Call Number: PN6790.J33 K58713 2017
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
Zones of thought by Vernor VingeThe Hugo Award winning A FIRE UPON THE DEEP and its epic companion novel A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY, set in the same universe but 20,000 years earlier, were benchmarks for SF in the last decade of the 20th century.
In FIRE 'Vinge presents a galaxy divided into Zones - regions where different physical constraints allow very different technological and mental possibilities. Earth remains in the "Slowness" zone, where nothing can travel faster than light and minds are fairly limited. The action of the book is in the "Beyond", where translight travel and other marvels exist, and humans are one of many intelligent species. One human colony has been experimenting to find a path to the "Transcend", where intelligence and power are so great as to seem godlike. Instead they release the Blight, an evil power, from a billion-year captivity.' Publisher's Weekly
In DEEPNESS, 'the story has the same sense of epic vastness despite happening mostly in one isolated solar system. Here there's a world of intelligent spider creatures who traditionally hibernate through the "Deepest Darkness" of their strange variable sun's long "off" periods, when even the atmosphere freezes. Now, science offers them an alternative. Meanwhile, attracted by spider radio transmissions, two human starfleets come exploring--merchants hoping for customers and tyrants who want slaves. Their inevitable clash leaves both fleets crippled, with the power in the wrong hands, which leads to a long wait in space until the spiders develop exploitable technology. Over the years Vinge builds palpable tension through multiple storylines and characters.' Dave Langford
Frank Miller's Robocop by Frank Miller; Juan Jose Ryp (Artist)Robocop was one of the truly great bits of movie and pop culturemagic from the 1980s, and Frank Miller wanted to deliver a masterpiece with hisoriginal movie script, but Hollywood massively edited his work. In full-onaction, the Robocop story is told as Frank Miller always intended,composed straight from the master's original writings and scripts! The vastmajority of Miller's insane ideas, vicious black humor and robotic mayhem nevermade it to the screen, but every last bit is finally unleashed in this series!With sequential adaptation from Steven Grant and art by superstar Juan Jose Ryp,this sci-fi epic is not to be missed!
Call Number: PN6727.M54 R63 2007
Publication Date: 2007-02-13
How to Build an Android by David F. DuftyThe stranger-than-fiction story of the ingenious creation and loss of an artificially intelligent android of science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick In late January 2006, a young robotocist on the way to Google headquarters lost an overnight bag on a flight somewhere between Dallas and Las Vegas. In it was a fully functional head of the android replica of Philip K. Dick, cult science-fiction writer and counterculture guru. It has never been recovered. In a story that echoes some of the most paranoid fantasies of a Dick novel, readers get a fascinating inside look at the scientists and technology that made this amazing android possible. The author, who was a fellow researcher at the University of Memphis Institute of Intelligent Systems while the android was being built, introduces readers to the cutting-edge technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and sculpture that came together in this remarkable machine and captured the imagination of scientists, artists, and science-fiction fans alike. And there are great stories about Dick himself--his inspired yet deeply pessimistic worldview, his bizarre lifestyle, and his enduring creative legacy. In the tradition of popular science classics likePacking for Mars andThe Disappearing Spoon,How to Build an Android is entertaining and informative--popular science at its best.
Call Number: TJ211.15 .D84 2012 c.2
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
The Power by Naomi Alderman"A small twist of nature - teenage girls now have the power to cause agonizing pain and even death. The world drastically changes. THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality while exposing our own world."
Call Number: PR6101.L43 P6918 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-30
Star Wars Vol. 1 by Jason Aaron (Text by); John Cassaday (Illustrator); Laura Martin (Illustrator)The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet - the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fi ght for freedom against the evil of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes very wrong, Han and Leia will have to think fast to make their escape...while Luke fi nds himself faceto-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital - and dangerous -secret mission...but can they succeed without Luke? COLLECTING: STAR WARS 1-6
Call Number: PN6728.S73 A27 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. BanksThe first book in Iain M. Banks's seminal science fiction series, The Culture. Consider Phlebas introduces readers to the utopian conglomeration of human and alien races that explores the nature of war, morality, and the limitless bounds of mankind's imagination. The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, actually to find it, and with it their own destruction.
Call Number: PR6052.A485 C6 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-26
Rewired by James Patrick Kelly (Editor); John Kessel (Editor)Cyberpunk is dead. The revolution has been co-opted by half-assed heroes, overclocked CGI, and tricked-out shades. Once radical, cyberpunk is now nothing more than a brand. Time to stop flipping the channel. These sixteen extreme stories reveal a government ninja routed by a bicycle repairman, the inventor of digitized paper hijacked by his college crush, a dead boy trapped in a warped storybook paradise, and the queen of England attacked with the deadliest of forbidden technology: a working modem. You'll meet Manfred Macx, renegade meme-broker, Red Sonja, virtual reality sex-goddess, and Felix, humble sys-admin and post-apocalyptic hero. Editors James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel (Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology) have united cyberpunk visionaries William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, and Pat Cadigan with the new post-cyberpunk vanguard, including Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, and Jonathan Lethem. Including a canon-establishing introduction and excerpts from a hotly contested online debate, Rewired is the first anthology to define and capture the crackling excitement of the post-cyberpunks. From the grittiness of Mirrorshades to the Singularity and beyond, it's time to revive the revolution.
Call Number: PS648.S3 R48 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. ButlerA young woman harnesses the power of a viral mutation and challenges the ruthless man who controls her, in this brilliantly provocative novel from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. Mary is a treacherous experiment. Her creator, an immortal named Doro, has molded the human race for generations, seeking out those with unusual talents like telepathy and breeding them into a new subrace of humans who obey his every command. The result is Mary: a young black woman living on the rough outskirts of Los Angeles in the 1970s, who has no idea how much power she will soon wield. Doro knows he must handle Mary carefully or risk her ending like his previous experiments: dead, either by her own hand or Doro's. What he doesn't suspect is that Mary's maturing telepathic abilities may soon rival his own power. By linking telepaths with a viral pattern, she will create the potential to break free of his control once and for all-and shift the course of humanity.
Call Number: PS3552.U827 M56 1994
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
Stolen Moments, Borrowed Time by Howard ChaykinFive extraordinary people with seemingly nothing in common share the bond of surviving a cataclysmic event. In a world devoid of super-heroes, they will come together and discover that all they know has been a liethat the world we live in is not the one we believe it to be. To survive they must unite and face the true masters of our universe. Its a world where literally anything can happen, and probably willas if living on borrowed time wasnt enough!
Call Number: PN6727.C4729 C4724 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-29
Burning Chrome by William Gibson"A breath of fresh air . . . the vision is deeply imagined, very complete and controlled . . . Gibson is truly brilliant."--Washington Times magazine From a true master of science fiction comes a collection of short stories that show how, no matter the length, Gibson is one of the greatest writers working today. Known for his seminal science fiction novel Neuromancer, and for the acclaimed books Pattern Recognition, The Peripheral, and Agency, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 short stories, including some written with Bruce Sterling, John Shirley, and Michael Swanwick, and with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely realized worlds at their absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome."
Call Number: PS3557.I2264 B875 2003
Publication Date: 2003-07-29
Virtual Light by William Gibson2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. Here the millenium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But these are no ordinary shades. What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich--or get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash...
Call Number: PS3557.I2264 V57 1993
Publication Date: 1993-08-01
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. "Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix."--USA Today * "As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates."--Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune--and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he's beset by rivals who'll kill to take this prize. The race is on--and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly * San Francisco Chronicle * Village Voice * Chicago Sun-Times * iO9 * The AV Club "Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter."--HuffPost "An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart."--CNN "A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader."--Boston Globe "Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that's both hilarious and compassionate."--NPR "[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own."--iO9
Call Number: PS3603.L548 R43 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
I, robot by Isaac AsimovTHE CLASSIC COLLECTION OF ROBOT STORIES FROM THE MASTER OF THE GENRE.
Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to endure humans maintain the upper hand:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to come to harm.
2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
But what happens when a rogue robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?
Call Number: PS3551.S5 I13 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Frontera by Lewis ShinerTen years ago the world's governments collapsed, and now the corporations are in control. Houston's Pulsystems has sent an expedition to the lost Martian colony of Frontera to search for survivors. Reese, aging hero of the US space program, knows better. The colonists are not only alive, they have discovered a secret so devastating that the new rulers of Earth will stop at nothing to own it. Reese is equally desperate to use it for his own very personal agenda. But none of them have reckoned with Kane, tortured veteran of the corporate wars, whose hallucinatory voices are urging him to complete an ancient cycle of heroism and alter the destiny of the human race.
Call Number: PS3569.H496 F76 1984
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Artist by Daniel Warren Johnson (Artist); Mike Spicer (Artist)Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but ofrevenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man,machines, and monsters ahead...who knows where her quest for vengeance will takeher? Creator Daniel Warren Johnson(Space Mullet) and colorist Mike Spicer present a bold new vision, where thebeauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in thisall-new Skybound Original. CollectsEXTREMITY #1-6.
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut"[Kurt Vonnegut's] best book . . . He dares not only ask the ultimate question about the meaning of life, but to answer it."--Esquire Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read The Sirens of Titan is an outrageous romp through space, time, and morality. The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course there' s a catch to the invitation-and a prophetic vision about the purpose of human life that only Vonnegut has the courage to tell. "Reading Vonnegut is addictive!"--Commonweal
Call Number: PS3572.O5 S57 2006
Publication Date: 1998-09-08
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria MachadoFinalist for the National Book Award for Fiction "[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange."--Roxane Gay "In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women's memories and hunger and desire. I couldn't put it down."--Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. One woman's surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella "Especially Heinous," Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
Call Number: PS3613.A2725243 H47 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
The City of Shifting Waters by Pierre Christin; Jean-Claude Mezieres (Illustrator); Christine PierreGalaxity, capital of the Terran Empire in the 28th century. Valerian and Laureline are agents who protect mankind from rogue time travellers. Now they are sent to New York in 1986 to intercept Galaxity's worst megalomaniac, Xombul. But in 1986, the world is in ruins and New York is about to be swallowed by the ocean. The two agents must navigate the shifting waters of the past to make sure that the future will exist.
Call Number: PN6747.C497 V3413 2010
Publication Date: 2010-10-16
The Circle by Dave EggersA New York Times BestsellerWhen Mae Holland is hired to work for the world's most powerful internet company, she can't believe her luck. The Circle, run out of a hip, sprawling California campus, links users' online data with their universal operating system, creating a new age of civility and transparency. But the story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, and democracy.
Call Number: PS3605.G48 C57 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-26
The Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore; Ian Gibson (Illustrator)Where did she go? Out. What did she do? Everything. 2000 AD and DC Comics are proud to present Alan Moore and Ian Gibsons all-time classic feminist space opera, THE BALLAD OF HALO JONES. When Halo Jones grows bored with her life in The Hoop, a futuristic world where jobs are scarce and excitement is nonexistent, she sets out to see the galaxy any way she can. But can she survive the highs and lows that lie in her path, including an extended period of shipboard servitude and a tour of duty in a terrifying war that defies the physics of space and time?
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley RobinsonNew York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear -- along with the lawyers, of course. There is the internet star, beloved by millions for her airship adventures, and the building's manager, quietly respected for his attention to detail. Then there are two boys who don't live there, but have no other home -- and who are more important to its future than anyone might imagine. Lastly there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens the existence of all -- and even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.
Call Number: PS3568.O2893 N49 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
House of Women by Sophie GoldsteinSomething dark is growing in Mopu. The only question is whether the danger that will undo the women's delicate camaraderie is outside the gates--or within. House of Women is Goldstein's second solo graphic novel, following 2015's The Oven (AdHouse Books), which appeared on many year-end "Best of " lists, including Publisher's Weekly and Slate.
Call Number: PN6727.G6633 H68 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Huma Bhabha by Shanay Jhaveri (Contribution by); Huma Bhabha (Contribution by); Sterling Ruby (Contribution by); Eva Respini (Editor); Carter E. Foster (Contribution by); Ed Halter (Contribution by); Jessica Hong (Contribution by)A comprehensive overview of more than two decades of Huma Bhabha's prolific and multidisciplinary output in sculpture, drawing, and photography Huma Bhabha (b. 1962 in Karachi) is known for sculptures depicting the human figure fashioned from materials ranging from clay, brick, and wood to Styrofoam, bronze, found objects, and construction materials. Such works reveal her myriad influences, including horror films, science fiction, ancient artifacts, religious reliquaries, and Neo-Expressionism. This handsome volume surveys over two decades of Bhabha's innovative sculptures, as well as her lesser-known but essential work in drawing, photography, and printmaking, all while considering her singular engagement with the human figure. Illustrated essays investigate the artist's prolific and multidisciplinary output, her historical and cultural reference points, and her frequent themes, such as war, colonialism, displacement, and the memory of home--in the artist's words, these are "eternal concerns" found across all cultures. A conversation between Bhabha and American artist Sterling Ruby offers an intimate point of entry into Bhabha's perspectives and artistic practice. Published in association with the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Exhibition Schedule: Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (03/23/19-05/27/19)
Call Number: N7310.73.B49 A4 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
How to Fall Forever by Matteo Scalera (Artist, Cover Design by); Dean White (Artist, Cover Design by); Rick Remender"A must-read for Remender's fans or anyonethrilled by bizarre and compelling sci-fi." Starred Review -Booklist "There is a lotof meat to this book. Plenty for everyone to like, or dislike. The dangers arereal. People die. The worldbuilding is solid even though we're jumping throughdifferent realities. Each of those worlds pops off the page and has their owndistinct look and feel." -Kirkus "This is a solidadventure tale..." - PW GrantMcKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally donethe impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriersof reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grantand his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alienworlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable darkrealms. The only way is forward, through the madness of the lightning sea-swampand a futurepast trenchworld, where the Sons of the Wakan Tech-Tanka wagenever-ending war on the savages of Europe! How did the Anarchist League ofScientists end up this deep in the onion? And, who among them sabotaged thePillar?
Call Number: PN6728.R45 B53 2014 v.1
Publication Date: 2014-06-10
Valhalla by Ari BachValhalla: Book One Violet MacRae is one of the aimless millions crowding northern Scotland. In the year 2230, where war is obsolete and only brilliant minds are valued, she emerges into adulthood with more brawn than brains and a propensity for violence. People dismiss her as a relic, but world peace is more fragile than they know. In Valhalla, a clandestine base hidden in an icy ravine, Violet connects with a group of outcasts just like her. There, she learns the skills she needs to keep the world safe from genetically enhanced criminals and traitors who threaten the first friends she's ever known. She also meets Wulfgar Kray, a genius gang leader who knows her better than she knows herself and who would conquer the world to capture her. Branded from childhood as a useless barbarian, Violet is about to learn the world needs her exactly as she is.
Call Number: Fiction B
Publication Date: 2014-02-13
2001; a space odyssey by Arthur C. ClarkeOn the Moon, an enigma is uncovered.
So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar system.
But long before their destination is reached, things begin to go horribly, inexplicably wrong...
One of the greatest-selling science fiction novels of our time, this classic book will grip you to the very end.
Call Number: F C
Publication Date: 1968
Now and Forever by Ray BradburyTwo never-before-published novellas by one of America's finest living writers, Ray Bradbury. A journalist bearing terrible news leaps from a still-moving train into a small town of wonderful, impossible secrets . . . The doomed crew of a starship follow their blind, mad captain on a quest into deepest space to joust with destiny, eternity, and God Himself . . . Now and Forever is a bold new work from an incomparable artist whose stories have reshaped America's literary landscape; two bewitching novellas that have never before appeared in print--each distinctly different, yet uniquely Bradbury--demonstrating the breathtaking range of the master's talent and the irrepressible vitality of his mind, spirit, and heart. In Somewhere a Band Is Playing, a writer is drawn by poetry and dreams to tiny Summerton, Arizona, a community hidden in plain view, where no small children play, and where the residents never seem to age. Enchanted by its powerful rural magic--and by a beautiful, enigmatic lady who bears the name of an Egyptian queen--the writer sets out to uncover Summerton's mysteries before the inevitable arrival of a ruthless destruction. With Leviathan '99, the author who once colonized Mars returns to the cosmos to brilliantly reimagine Herman Melville's classic masterwork of obsession and the sea, transforming a great whale into a worlds-devouring comet. In the year 2099, fledgling astronaut Ishmael Hunnicut Jones boards the Cetus 7, placing his fate in the hands of a relentless madman who is blindly chasing the celestial monster's tail. And in the merciless void, a crew of earthborn and alien star-travelers will face a divine judgment, and an "enemy" wielding the most fearsome weapon of all . . . Time. More than a half century into his remarkable career, Ray Bradbury continues to delight and astound with grand visions, lyrical prose, and provocative thought. Rich in poetry, wonder, imagination, and truth, here is proof positive that the words and stories of the inimitable Bradbury will live on . . . Now and Forever.
Call Number: PS3503.R167 S67 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Akira 1 by Katsuhiro OtomoWelcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic. This edition includes a new foreword from the author and a postscript from Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson!
Call Number: PN6790.J33 O737 2009 Bk.1
Publication Date: 2009-10-13
The Challenge by Ridley PearsonThe bestselling co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers delivers a riveting new thriller. Fourteen-year-old Steven Steel Trapp is both blessed and cursed with a photographic memory. On his way to D.C. for a science competition, Steel becomes embroiled in an international plot that may have links to terrorists.
Call Number: Fiction P
Publication Date: 2008-03-25
Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza; Abby SherCo-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary. It's 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked--from buses to grocery stores. It's almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that's exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is doing. She and her family have carved out a stable, happy life in small-town Vermont, but when Vali's mother's counterfeit chip starts malfunctioning and the Deportation Forces raid their town, they are forced to flee. Now on the run, Vali and her family are desperately trying to make it to her tía Luna's in California, a sanctuary state that is currently being walled off from the rest of the country. But when Vali's mother is detained before their journey even really begins, Vali must carry on with her younger brother across the country to make it to safety before it's too late. Gripping and urgent, co-authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher have crafted a narrative that is as haunting as it is hopeful in envisioning a future where everyone can find sanctuary.
Tomorrowland by Michael Cart (Editor)From humor to drama to fiction on the edge, ten award-winning authors invite readers to view the future through stories with themes as diverse as love, hate, the environment, disease, and the fate of the human race.
Call Number: Fiction T
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Stars and Gods by Larry NivenLarry Niven is theNew York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. One of his previous collections,N-Space, was lauded by theHouston Post as "Outstanding . . . hours of entertainment," whilePublishers Weekly called it "A must for science fiction fans." A follow-up volume,Playgrounds of the Mind, was praised byKirkus Reviews as "Grand Entertainment." Niven returns with the sequel to his most recent collection,Scatterbrain, which gathers an equally engaging assortment of Niven's latest work, all in one captivating volume. Here are choice excerpts from his most recent novels, includingRingworld's Child, as well as short stories, non-fiction, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence.Stars and Godsroams all over a wide variety of fascinating topics, from space stations to conventional etiquette. Give yourself a treat, and feel free to pick the brain of one of modern science fiction's most fascinating thinkers.
Call Number: PS3564.I9 S73 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-17
Another Sunny Delight by Joe Casey; Tom Scioli (Artist, Cover Design by)As Commander Adam Archer begins to understand his galactic destiny, moresecrets are revealed to him, including the origin of the universe and themystery behind Iboga! A truly surreal collection of mind-bending stories! Forgetabout any other so-called "cosmic" comics out there -- Godland isthe 21st Century original!
Call Number: PN6727.C388 G633 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-03
Divergent by Veronica Roth; Nicolas Delort (Photographer)This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!
Call Number: Fiction R
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
We3 by Grant Morrison; Frank QuitelyWriter Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely deliver the emotional journey of WE3 - three house pets weaponized for lethal combat by the government - as they search for "home" and ward off the shadowy agency that created them. With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they're slated to be permanently "decommissioned," causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them - but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."
Call Number: PN6737.M6774 W47 2005
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Seaguy by Grant MorrisonAye, aye, Seaguy Straight from the brow of one of comics' most remarkable creators, Grant Morrison, comes Seaguy, a hero without purpose in a World, Without Evil Seaguy follows the strange adventure of would-be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try to decipher the mystery of Xoo, a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand-new conscious life form Quirky and heart-wrenching at the same time, Seaguy is something utterly and completely new.
Call Number: PN6737.M6774 S423 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Call Number: Fiction C c.4
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
DK Adventures: Marvel the Avengers: Battle Against Ultron by Matt ForbeckSome Super Villains are just too powerful for one Super Hero alone to conquer -- and this is where The Avengers come in! These brave adventurers have been using their powers to protect the Earth for many years -- but once they join forces, they become truly unbeatable. From Iron Man to the Hulk, meet all the fascinating Heroes that make up Earth's mightiest team of Super Heroes in the all-new DK Adventures: Marvel Avengers: Battle Against Ultron.
Call Number: PN6728.A9 M37 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyNearly seventy years after its original publication, Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.
Call Number: PS3503.R167 F3 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights by Ryu MitsusePlato, Buddha, Christ--what brings these men to the far future to witness the end of the world? Ten billion days--that is how long it will take the philosopher Plato to determine the true systems of the world. One hundred billion nights--that is how far into the future he and Christ and Siddhartha will travel to witness the end of the world and also its fiery birth. Named the greatest Japanese science fiction novel of all time, Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights is an epic eons in the making. Originally published in 1967, the novel was revised by the author in later years and republished in 1973. "'Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights,' that's a lot of time, but Ryu Mitsuse covers all of it in under 300 pages, and the result is quite fabulous." -Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered
Call Number: PL856.I738 H9313 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
Alien Secrets by Annette Curtis KlausePuck, expelled from yet another boarding school, is on her way back to her parents, who are doing alien research on Shoon. She's worried because she hasn't seen them in years and now she's in trouble. On board The Cat's Cradle, Puck befriends Hush, a native Shoowa, who is also returning to his home in shame. He was entrusted with a symbol of freedom for his people, and now that treasure has been stolen. He believes the Soo is hidden somewhere on The Cat's Cradle, and he must recover it before they reach Shoon and before it can be smuggled off the ship. Puck is determined to help, even though it means putting her life in danger--danger from the crew, other passengers, and the ghosts who are haunting the ship. If she fails, neither she nor Hush can return home with dignity.
Call Number: Fiction K
Publication Date: 1993-08-01
Un Lun Dun by China MiévilleWhat is Un Lun Dun? It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book. When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.