Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Science Fiction
"Books that reappear when you destroy them, lampshades made of skin, people named with numbers and who can't recall each other, a Universal Ceiling constructed by an otherwise faceless authority, a stairwell stuffed with birds: the terrain and populace of Sky Saw is packed with stroboscopic memory mirage. In dynamic sentences and image, Blake Butler crafts a post-Lynchian nightmare where space and family have deformed, leaving the human persons left in the strange wake to struggle after the shapes of both what they loved and who they were"--From publisher description.
Restored to her human form by an ancient relic wielded by Jim Raynor, a still-formidable Sarah Kerrigan unites zerg broods throughout the Koprulu sector in what is revealed to be a menacing new agenda.
When their homeland is destroyed, the survivors of a proud and aloof alien society struggle to reach out to the rest of the galaxy for aid and understanding while striving to preserve their cherished way of life.
Storm leads an X-Men team into Eastern Europe to stop the leaders of Puternicstan from using an army of black-market Sentinels against their neighbors Latveria and Symkaria, butWar Machine, under the orders of the UN, blocks their way, resulting in a battle between the X-Men, War Machine, and the Sentinels that could start World War III.
Continues the prequel story to Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game saga, in which a Special Forces team called MOPs, or Mobile Operations Police, continue to oppose the invasion forces of the alien race humans call the Formics. The MOPs risk all to capture one of the alien guns that disperse a gas that melts the flesh off humans so they can analyze the contents and find an antidote.
"Earth, 2512 A.D. Humans have spread across the six arms of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Unified Authority controls Earth's colonies with an iron fist and a powerful military, a military made up almost entirely of clones. But four centuries of relative peace are about to be shattered"--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.
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.
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.
As the Thunderbolts attempt to return home through the timestream, they encounter King Arthur and his court and the original Thunderbolts team.
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.
Captain American and Hawkeye battle a hive of dino-monstrosities beneath the San Andres Mountains.
While Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the U.S.S. Aventine investigate a disturbance on one of the Venette bases, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise work to resolve a tense situation on the Venette homeworld.