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New Arrivals - Science Fiction
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.
Remnants of humanity have managed to regroup after a global nuclear showdown that decimated the planet. But life in Deathlands is a far cry from actual living. And the survivors must believe they'll find something better, because surrendering to the inhospitable forces of a nuked world means giving in to death, or worse.
A team of scientists struggles to define and contain a deadly bacteria brought back from outer space by a satellite.
Aware that he is dying due to the drug Heat which turned his healing factor against him, Daken returns to New York, determined to make Wolverine's life a living Hell before ultimately ensuring that his father dies too. Meanwhile, Reed Richards, struggling to end the carnage, realizes that the only way may be to save Daken's life, but Daken does not want to be saved.
..."I know who your father is . . . Gestalt.? A shocked Flinx hears these dying words from one of the renegade eugenicists whose experiments with humans twenty-odd years ago shocked the galaxy . . . and spawned Flinx. So Flinx and his minidrag, Pip, venture to Gestalt, an out-of-the-way planet perfect for someone who never wants to be founddisregarding the advice of those who think Flinx could make better use of his time locating the ancient, sentient weapons platform that could be the galaxy?s only chance of stopping the exterminating scourge that?s fast approaching. Flinx might agree with thembut the quest for patrimony wins out. (Sorry, galaxy!) Could Gestalt supply the key to Flinx?s shadowy past and strange powers? An eccentric loner in a remote area could be the father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of his birth and his amazing, agonizing powers. An eccentric longer in a remote area of the distant planet could be he father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of Flinx?s birth and his amazing, agonizing powers. Unfortunately for Flinx, Gestalt also hosts a resident bounty hunter who?s just learned about the stupendous reward offered for a certain dead redhead. Flinx gets a chance to test his adversary?s skills when our hero?s skimmer is blasted out of the sky and into a raging river in the middle of nowherea nowhere of impassable terrain and ravenous, carnivorous beasts. But hey, what?s one more impossible challenge for someone who?s spent his life defying the odds and escaping the inescapable? Flinx has one thing going for him . . . plenty of experience"--Jacket.
When Mysterio opens two realities, Peter Parker finds himself transported to an alternate reality where he must team up with a new Spider-Man, Miles Morales, to stop Mysterio.
"...The kompani sees none as an enemy, and yet few as friend. The kompani exists in many places, living quietly in the shadows, thriving off the bounty that others have no wit to secure, nor skill to defend. Their private history is unwritten; their recall rooted in dance and dream. The humans of Clan Korval is in many ways the opposite of the kompani. The interstellar trading clan is wealthy in enemies, fortunate in friends. Korval protects itself with vigor, and teaches even its youngest children the art of war. And when representatives of Clan Korval arrive on the planet Surebleak where the kompani has lived secret and aloof, it seems to the kompani that they are borne by the very winds of change. Change can be a boon for in change lies opportunity. But the arrival of Clan Korval, establishing itself upon Surebleak with its friends, its enemies, and, most of all, its plans may bring catastrophe, changing the culture and the kompani, forever. In this time of change, the lives of three people intersect -- Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani's grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval's youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past..."--From the publisher.
When the world of Quadravidia is attacked by the insidious tau, Commissar Ciaphas Cain, the legendary Hero of the Imperium, struggles to forge an alliance before a tyranid hive fleet reaches the planet.
Wolverine travels to the center of the earth to the stronghold of the world's most powerful drug dealer, where he becomes allies with the Agents of Atlas' Gorilla Man and the Immortal Weapon Fat Cobra. Then, a war between Hand ninjas and Yakuza gangsters brings Wolverine face-to-face with Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime.
"Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between "The Company," whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds. But Pell's location,on the outer edge of Earth's defensive perimeter, makes her the focal point in the titanic battle of colony worlds fighting for independence."--Amazon
Dr. Ingrid Seastrom was once a respected American physician. Whispr, whose body has been transformed to preternatural thinness, was once a streetwise thief. Now, in a world on the edge of catastrophe from centuries of environmental exploitation, they are allies?thrust together by fate to unravel an impossible mystery?even as they are stalked by a relentless killer.
Flinx, an orphan with extraordinary mental powers, is led into a dangerous adventure when he falls into the clutches of a depraved and powerful man.