Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Science Fiction
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.
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.
"Captain America creates a new Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together"--Cover vol. 1.
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.
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.
"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.
"Centuries after the ecological collapse of Earth, humanity has spread among the stars. Under the governance of the League, our endless need for resources has driven us to colonize hundreds of planets, all of them devoid of other sentient life. Humanity is apparently alone in the universe. Then comes the sudden, brutal decimation of Kassa, a small farming planet, by a mysterious attacker. The few survivors send out a desperate plea for aid, which is answered by two unlikely rescuers. Prudence Falling is the young captain of a tramp freighter. She and her ragtag crew have been on the run and living job to job for years, eking out a living by making cargo runs that aren't always entirely legal. Lt. Kyle Daspar is a police officer from the wealthy planet of Altair Prime, working undercover as a double agent against the League. He's been undercover so long he can't be trusted by anyone--even himself. While flying rescue missions to extract survivors from the surface of devastated Kassa, they discover what could be the most important artifact in the history of man: an alien spaceship, crashed and abandoned during the attack. But something tells them there is more to the story. Together, they discover the cruel truth about the destruction of Kassa, and that an imminent alien invasion is the least of humanity's concerns"-- Provided by publisher.
Morgan Johanssen is a thirty-something virologist caught between her conscience and work on a secret government project, between childhood tragedy and fear of commitment, and between her loosening grip on sanity and a mysterious child who appears to her in dreams and waking visions. But these are the least of her worries. -From the back cover.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS "Enterprise" team up with the Doctor after their enemies strike an alliance.
William Naslund and Fred Davis wore the costumes of Capt. and Bucky when Captain America and Bucky Barnes went missing in World War II, now sixty years later Naslund is dead, and Davis is targeted for death by a villain from the Invader's past.
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 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'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.