New Arrivals - Science Fiction
The search for the map?and the secret behind its cryptic code?intensifies in a quest across time, space, and multiple realities.
Traces the events of the first Formic War, following the unsuccessful attempt of Victor Delgado to warn skeptical Earth governments of an imminent alien invasion and the efforts of Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police to meet unprecedented threats.
Madeline Fathom and the stranded members of the Odin vessel struggle to survive the lethal elements of Europa while attempting to repair an escape shuttle, an effort that is further complicated by the discovery of a formidable trap.
In a distant future where aliens and humans alike play a deadly version of professional football, quarterback prodigy Quentin Barnes learns to overcome his prejudices and band both alien and human teammates together in order to survive a season.
The Avengers "go large," expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call - who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism - these are the Avengers NOW!
After decoding an ancient scroll, one that purports to pinpont the treasure of the Jewish Temple, lost for two thousand years, archaeologist Annja Creed agrees to lead the party to recover the find in Judea. It's a perilous desert journey through sandstorms and bandits, and complicated by mysterious sabotage within the group, to arrive at a long-forgotten fortress deep beneath a mountain. Only then does Annja discover that this archaeological expedition is really one man's quest for the mystical Staff of Aaron, one of the Bible's holiest and most powerful relics, a weapon they say can do incalculable harm in the hands of the wrong individual. She must try everything humanly possible to prevent the staff from being used for selfish purposes. Even if it puts her in the mightiest battle yet, sword against staff.
After joining a revolutionary video game company run by his once-closest friends and a team of eccentric nerds, Russell discovers a software bug that leads him to uncover a mystery stretching back twenty years.
When Jax Pavan, one of the few remaining Jedi, takes on the vital mission of transporting a rebel leader away from Coruscant, he and his crew face the might of Darth Vader, who will stop at nothing to exterminate the Jedi.
In the 31st century, the Legion must stop the evil telepath, Saturn Queen, and her group of super-villains from destroying the planet Colu and wreaking havoc.
Jin is a designer and spreader of plagues intended to keep the human population in balance with the dwindling resources at hand. Jin is also a neuter, one of a clandestine group of naturally genderless humans. When a young woman named Sandy is thrust violently into the world of the neuters, the worlds of genders and neuters begin to clash. From the limestone caverns deep beneath the New Mexico desert to the streets of Albuquerque, Amarillo, and St. Louis, Jin straddles the line between creation and destruction. With the help of Sandy, an enclave of underground artists, and an unwitting ally bent on taking the neuters down, Jin struggles to create the disease that will save humanity from itself.
The merciless Yuuzhan Vong have unleashed a savage creature capable of finding and killing Jedi Knights, and Leia Organa Solo is given the ultimatum to either reveal where the secret Jedi base is or be responsible for blasting millions of refugee ships into oblivion.
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are sent to evacuate the Omega sector frontier colony Vesbius--a pioneer settlement that is on the brink of an extinction-level event threatening not only all of the colonists, but biological products that are vital to Starfleet. However, rescue efforts are being thwarted by the colonists themselves, who refuse to abandon Vesbius.
"The Human Front follows the adventures of a young Scottish guerrilla, drawn into low-intensity sectarian war in a high-intensity future, when the arrival of an alien intruder (complete with saucer) calls for new tactics and strange alliances"--publisher's website.
When the Egypt-like culture of the planet Duisberg is subjected to totalitarian control by an artificial intelligence that strictly inhibits individualiy, Raj and Center tap local hero Abel Dashian to lead the planet to freedom, an effort that is strictly compelled by his resolve to avenge his mother's death.
"The shadows of war grow ever darker across the Demi-Monde. Norma Williams knows she was an idiot for being lured into the virtual nightmare that is the Demi-Monde. When the agent sent in the game to save her goes rogue and a long forgotten evil is awoken [sic] it falls to Norma to lead the resistance. Lost, without a plan and the members of the ForthRight marching ever closer, she must come to terms with terrible new responsibilities and with the knowledge that those she thought were her friends are now her enemies. To triumph in this surreal cyber-world she must be more than she ever believed she could be ... or perish"-- Provided by publisher.
Rescued from a Romanian orphanage and adopted by the rural Irish comminity of west Mayo, J.J. O'Malley should have grown up happy but after a sudden tragedy he suffers a mental breakdown. Unable to live with himself, he volunteers for an improbable government project which has been set up to explore the possibility of using deep coma as a future option within the EU penal system. Five narrators; his father, neighbour, teacher, public representative, and sweetheart tell us the true story of his life and try to give some clue as to why he is the way he is now: floating in a maintained coma on a prison ship off the west coast of Ireland.
Living in the vast computer landscape of cyberspace, young Mona taps into the mind of world-famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell who deciphers cyperspace plans, including those devised by Japanese underworld.
An alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.
"Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers" who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers' criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down"--From publisher description.
Lieutenant Harry Wilson counters hostile alien forces, angry humans, and unpredictable elements from the universe in order to protect the interests of the Colonial Union.
Tony Stark is Iron Man: technological visionary, wealthy playboy, unparalleled engineer, and armored Avenger. But now the lethal techno virus Extremis is out in the wild.
When her guardian is arrested for smuggling a dangerous weapon into the country, Sam Shao, genetically enhanced to act as a surrogate to alien infants, tries to discover the truth before the weapon is unleashed on humanity.
"Captain America creates a new Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together"--Cover vol. 1.