Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Science Fiction
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.
When the Thing, controlled by the Serpent, lays waste to Manhattan, Red Hulk battles to stop him, while the recently upgraded M.O.D.O.K. contends with Zero/One and Black Fog for control of Red Hulk.
"Meet mankind's last hope for survival. He's called The Last, and he hates our guts"--From publisher description.
An anthology of original horror tales featuring "evil genius" archetype characters intent on ruling the world features contributions by Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, and Austin Grossman.
Aboard the Wheel, a ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth, the [2nd] Doctor, Jamie and Zoe become enmeshed in a critical situation. Suspected of sabatoge, they soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.
A window-crashing, high-flying, globe-traveling, ghost-battling adventure from the earliest days of Doctor Strange's training in the mystic arts! Part Indiana Jones, part Lord of the Rings, thrill to this new tale of how a selfish, arrogant surgeon collided with a hot-headed martial artist to become the greatest team the mystic arts have ever seen! If only they can stop hitting each other and figure out how all this magic stuff works anyway.--Back cover.
"Earth, 2516 A.D.: The Unified Authority has spread human colonies across the Milky Way, keeping strict order with a powerful military made up almost entirely of clones. But now the clones have formed their own empire, and they aim to keep it, no matter who they must defeat"--From publisher description.
"It is the summer of 1883 and Professor Langdon St. Ives - brilliant but eccentric scientist and explorer - is at home in Aylesford with his family. However, a few miles to the north a steam launch has been taken by pirates above Egypt Bay; the crew murdered and pitched overboard.In Aylesford itself a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected grave robber, the infamous Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of Langdon St. Ives. When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son Eddie and then vanishes into the night, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race to London in pursuit..."--P. 4 of cover.
In the wake of Fear Itself, Steve Rogers once again picks up Captain America's shield and mourns the death of Bucky Barnes; Iron Man seeks justice from the Grey Gargoyle, who used a Serpent's hammer to turn the residents of Paris to stone; Thor is dead but another picks up the hammer of the Thunder God; and many other heroes struggle to pick up the pieces.
After years of denial and non-action, a near-future Earth faces a crossroad when it is threatened with the dire implications of global warming, an environmental crisis that ironically could unleash a devastating Ice Age on the planet.
Aiden Fleischer, a bookish priest, finds himself transported to an alien world. With him is Miss Clarissa Stark, a crippled hunchback of exceptional ability, wronged by an aristocrat and cast out by society. They encounter the Yatsill, a race of enthusiastic mimics who shape their society after impressions picked up from Clarissa's mind.
When the Hulk is framed for the murder of a young boy named Ricky Myers, Bruce Banner finds himself on the run from the police and the FBI as well as the military, and an organization called the Secret Conspiracy is also after the Hulk for his DNA. Bruce sticks to the back roads and tries to keep out of sight, but Bruce's allies may not be able to help him when they catch up with him this time.
Discovering that his estranged hacker daughter is being targeted by an assassin determined to stop her from exposing Chinese secrets, Jim Pierce learns that the Chinese military has developed an artificial life form that is threatening humanity.
After presiding over a mutant schism as leader of the X-Men, it looks like a visit from Storm may make Cyclops himself again -- but it quickly becomes apparent that Storm is not herself, either. She's from another reality -- one in which Cyclops soon finds himself a prisoner. And the key to his survival rests in his fellow captives, although they aren't the X-Men he knows.
The most important event in human history takes place in the middle of nowhere. Perspectives are altered. Perceptions are changed. Nothing will ever be the same again. Is this a moment of deliverance for the human race, or the beginning of its end? Tom Winter thinks he knows, but if he's right, then seven billion other people are wrong.
Davy, who teleports for government cases, is taken captive by a mysterious group of people who brainwash him for their own purposes, forcing Davy's teleportation-capable wife, Millie, to rescue him.
"He's been Bucky and Captain America - now, James Barnes returns to the role of the Winter Soldier! They're the super-spies of the Marvel Universe - and when ex-Russian sleeper agents awaken, Bucky and the Black Widow must go on the hunt for men trained by the Winter Soldier himself. But when the trail leads to Latveria, Bucky comes face-to-face with Dr. Doom! Can Bucky and the Widow prevent war with Latveria? Can Bucky stop the sleepers he himself trained? Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker and superstar artist Butch Guice kick off an explosive new era for Bucky Barnes!"--P.  of cover.
When X-Force travels to Otherworld to save Psylocke and Fantomex, who are being tried by the interdimensional Captain Britain Corps for the killing of Apocalypse in child form, they discover that the magical realm has been savaged by war and they become caught up in a fight that is not their own, but which may take one or more of their lives.
Living in an underground, utopian settlement in a post-apocalyptic world, Natasha Wiley is hired to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time and finds her allegiances to tested in the face of shattering truths.
Black Panther, now patrolling the streets of Hell's Kitchen, searches for a former employee who has been changed by a mad scientist's experiments, but he must find him before Kraven the Hunter does. Then,during Fear Itself, T'Challa must deal with the Hate Monger spreading fear among the citizens of Hell's Kitchen and whipping them into an angry mob as well as being arrested by Homeland Security.
Forced to takes sides in a civil war or face certain death, Ryan Cawdor and his friends, desperate to find a way out of the conflict, must first defeat Snake Eye, the deadliest gunslinger in Deathlands, who wants Ryan's head.
The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning is attacked by Exodus who believes that mutantkind must be reunited even if it means Cyclops' death, and Mimic brings an out of control Weapon Omega to the school seeking aid.