New Arrivals - Science Fiction
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.
When a landing party from the U.S.S. Enterprise investigates a Class-M planet that should be teeming with life, they find a ruined, lifeless city and try to discover what happened before the entire Federation suffers the same fate.
In Forerunner, raised by the Burrow folk of Kuxortal, Simsa sells archaeological treasures to visiting star travelers in hopes of escaping a life of poverty. Forerunner: the second venture, Simsa, along with Thom, the human explorer who once betrayed her, is drawn to an ancient wellspring of Power, traditionally a Forerunner place of initiation.
"In the 31st century, three teens from different worlds act to save prominent businessman R.J. Brande from assassination, while the battle to save the border worlds of the United Planets from an unknown alien threat rages on"--From publisher description.
A stand-alone tie-in to the successful comic book series, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi reveals the origins of the Jedi Order on the remote world of Tython, where ancient philosophers and scientists share their mystical knowledge of the Force while colonizing a dangerous new homeworld.
"Sammy, a 14-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion. A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and Psion Beta, changes Sammy doesn't like. Katie Carpenter, once the great Queen of Anomaly Thrirteens, has fallen from grace, and Sammy is the key to regaining her status. Commander Byron investigates the depths of Victor Wrobel's treason, and the deeper he searches, the more danger he finds. The silent war is at a tipping point; even one boy can be the difference. But to do so, he must survive"--From publisher description.
Imagines a near-future world decimated by an apocalyptic infection spread by a zombie-like alien race that slowly colonizes the Earth.
Admiral Geary's First Fleet of the Alliance survives the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally.
Darth Plagueis, a Sith Lord who knows the Dark Side so well that he has power over life and death, joins forces with his apprentice, one-day emperor Darth Sidious, to try to dominate the whole galaxy.
When Data's android brother is stolen, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise race against time to retrieve him, while Commander Worf, who only has one chance to avert disaster, faces a steep price for victory.
Wolverine and the new Silver Samurai attempt to rescue Amiko, Wolverine's daughter and the Samurai's girlfriend, from the Hand who are attempting to take control of crime in Japan from the Yukuza.
"Reed Richards has detected a trio of dimensional anomalies that could rip the universe apart. Sounds like a job for the new FF"--P.  of cover.
When the Brood invades the super-secret research satellite Pandora's Box and the crew members from S.W.O.R.D., including Beast's girlfriend Abigail Brand, are considered expendable, Beast appeals to Storm, Colossus, and Kitty Pryde to help him mount a rescue mission. Their efforts, however, may involve the moral dilemma of whether to save members of the Brood as well.
"Wolverine's archenemy, the savage Sabretooth, is back from the dead!"--From publisher description.
Scarlet Spider, the imperfect clone of Peter Parker and former super villain Kaine, attemps to flee the country and start his life over in Mexico. He only makes it as far as Houston and there he finds himself on the wrong side of the merciless Assasins Guild.
"The secret mutant hit squad X-Force has fallen to its lowest point. Its members have sacrificed much, and two have left the team. It's a terrible time for a new, deadler-than-ever Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to strike at X-Force's heart"--P.  of cover.
Having stopped a mutiny against Earth's government, General Bill Booly and his troops face an even greater challenge: a battle for the future of every living being in the universe, against a fanatical human and his killer technology.
When his boss rises to one of the most powerful men in the world as the innovator of an anti-gravity technology in the aftermath of a San Francisco earthquake, Michael Ares struggles to solve the murders of his daughter and friend.
"The discovery of an Earth-sized planet 30 light years from Earth sparks a race to develop a telescope to create a photographic record of the new world. The far side of the moon, with its "clear" view of space, seems an ideal location, but the project's planners must contend with rivalries from the existing moon colony of Selene. Sent from Earth to assist Dr. Ulrich, director of Angel Observatory, Dr. Trudy Yost immediately becomes involved in the web of politics, sabotage, and physical obstacles that mark life on Farside."--Library Journal.