• The Rise of Skywalker

    The Rise of Skywalker

    Carson, Rae

    "The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they're facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story...reaches an astounding conclusion." -- Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 17 on 8 copies

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  • Gravity of A Distant Sun

    Gravity of A Distant Sun

    Stearns, R. E.

    "Adda and Iridian have survived the murderous AI that tried to kill them in Barbary Station and an evil megacorporation in Mutiny at Vest but now they'll need all of their ingenuity to make it to the end of this epic trilogy. Adda Karpe and Iridian Nassir are on the run-both from the authorities who want to imprison them and the artificial intelligence that want to control their minds. Trapped on a desolate black-market space station on the edge of Jupiter, they're nearly out of allies-and out of luck. Now, they have one last shot to find a safe haven where they can live together in peace-across the interstellar bridge to another galaxy. Getting onto that mission will take everything they've got and more. But on the other side of that bridge lies the life they've always dreamed of, if they can survive long enough to reach it"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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  • Our Child of the Stars

    Our Child of the Stars

    Cox, Stephen

    Molly and Gene Myers had a happy marriage, but after a succession of miscarriages, their perfect relationship has frayed at the edges. Now they fear it might be beyond repair. Then a meteor crashes to earth in Amber Grove, throwing the town into chaos. Working at the local hospital, Molly sees the devastation first-hand and she's there when the survivors are brought in, including a child pulled from the wreckage, barely alive. The orphaned boy is in desperate need of a mother. And soon the whole world will be looking for him. A plan is hatched: Molly and Gene will adopt the boy as their own and protect him from prying eyes. But this is the 1960s and the Cold War is at its height. In this time of creeping paranoia and dread, keeping Cory safe will come at a cost: to the Myers, to their friends and to the town of Amber Grove itself. The miracle that saved Molly and Gene's marriage brings with it a secret that could tear the world apart.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel About Parallel Universes

    The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel About Parallel Universes

    Heinlein, Robert A.

    "Robert A. Heinlein wrote The Number of the Beast, which was published in 1980. In the book Zeb, Deety, Hilda and Jake are ambushed by the alien "Black Hats" and barely escape with their lives on a specially configured vehicle (the Gay Deceiver) which can travel along various planes of existence, allowing them to visit parallel universes. However, unknown to most fans, Heinlein had already written a "parallel" novel about the four characters and parallel universes in 1977. He effectively wrote two parallel novels about parallel universes. The novels share the same start, but as soon as the Gay Deceiver is used to transport them to a parallel universe, each book transports them to a totally different parallel world. From that point on the plot lines diverge completely. While The Number of the Beast morphs into something very different, more representative of later Heinlein works, The pursuit of the Pankera remains on target with a much more traditional Heinleinesque storyline and ending, reminiscent of his earlier works. The pursuit of the Pankera was never published and there have been many competing theories as to why (including significant copyright issues in 1977). Over time the manuscript was largely forgotten but survived in fragments. A recent re-examination of these fragments, however, made it clear that put together in the right order they constituted the complete novel. And here it finally is: Robert A. Heinlein's audacious experiment. A fitting farewell from one of the most inventive science fiction writers to have ever lived: a parallel novel about parallel universes as well as a great adventure pitting the forces of good versus evil only the way Heinlein could do"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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  • That We May Live: Speculative Chinese Fiction

    That We May Live: Speculative Chinese Fiction

    "An approachable introduction to contemporary speculative fiction from China and Hong Kong that touches on issues of urbanization, sexuality, and propaganda"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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  • The Companions: A Novel

    The Companions: A Novel

    Flynn, Katie M.

    "In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in--and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the 'companionship' program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people--a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will."--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 7 on 6 copies

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  • Sixteenth Watch

    Sixteenth Watch

    Cole, Myke

    "The Coast Guard must prevent the first lunar war in history. A lifelong Search-and-Rescuewoman, Coast Guard Captain Jane Oliver is ready for a peaceful retirement. But when tragedy strikes, Oliver loses her husband and her plans for the future, and finds herself thrust into a role she's not prepared for. Suddenly at the helm of the Coast Guard's elite SAR-1 lunar unit, Oliver is the only woman who can prevent the first lunar war in history, a conflict that will surely consume not only the moon, but earth as well."--provided by Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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  • Otaku

    Otaku

    Kluwe, Chris

    "Ditchtown. A city of skyscrapers, built atop the drowned bones of old Miami. A prison of steel, filled with unbelievers. A dumping ground for strays, runaways, and malcontents. Within these towering monoliths, Ashley Akachi is a young woman trying her best to cope with a brother who's slipping away, a mother who's already gone, and angry young men who want her put in her place. Ditchtown, however, is not the only world Ash inhabits. Within Infinite Game, a virtual world requiring physical perfection, Ash is Ashura the Terrible, leader of the Sunjewel Warriors, loved, feared, and watched by millions across the globe. Haptic chambers, known as hapspheres, translate their every move in the real to the digital-and the Sunjewel Warriors' feats are legendary. However, Ash is about to stumble upon a deadly conspiracy that will set her worlds crashing together, and in the real, you only get to die once."--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 5 on 6 copies

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  • Castaway Resolution

    Castaway Resolution

    Flint, Eric

    "Surviving crash-landings and monsters and island-eaters was only the beginning! The Kimei family and the second group of castaways, led by Sergeant Campbell, had finally joined forces after both had been forced to land on the bizarre planet Lincoln, whose "continents" were huge floating coral colonies, inhabited by even stranger lifeforms. They had survived crash-landings and venom-filled bites and disease, their own despair, and even the destruction - and consumption! - of one of their floating islands, and had learned to live, even prosper, in their strange new home. Far away, Lieutenat Susan Fisher slowly pieces together the mystery of what happened to the starship Outward Initiative and begins to believe that - just possibly - some of the survivors might have escaped to a mysteriously unsuspected star system. But even her preparations and the resourcefulness of the castaways may not be enough, for Lincoln has far worse in store"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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  • Cyber Shogun Revolution

    Cyber Shogun Revolution

    Tieryas, Peter

    "Seattle 2020. After a severe injury, ace mecha designer and pilot Reiko Morikawa is recruited to a secret organization plotting a revolt against the corrupt governor (and Nazi sympathizer) of the United States of Japan. When their plan to save the USJ from itself goes awry, the mission is only saved from failure because the governor is killed by an assassin known as Bloody Mary. But the assassin isn't satisfied with just the governor. Bishop Wakana used to be a cop. Now he's an agent of the Tokko, the secret police. Following the trail of a Nazi scientist, Bishop discovers a web of weapons smuggling, black market mecha parts--and a mysterious assassin. This killer once hunted Nazis but now seems to be targeting the USJ itself. As the leaders of the United States of Japan come to realize the devil's bargain they made in their uneasy alliance with the Nazis, Bishop and Reiko are hot on the trail of Bloody Mary, trying to stop her before it's too late"-- (8/13/2020 8:24:56 AM)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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