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Charlie Fletcher
Description: The world used to be crowded before all the people went away, but Griz and his parents were never lonely on their remote island. They had each other and their dogs. Then the thief came. There may be no laws left, but if someone steals your dog, you can expect someone to come after you, because what's the point of love if you're not loyal.
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Guy Gavriel Kay
Description: "In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. Danio's fate changed the moment he saw and recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the count's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom. Which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place. Vivid figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Cate Glass
Description: Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life--and the price is her banishment. Now back in Beggar's Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she'll have to rely on newfound allies--a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.
Call Number: FIC Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Sean Grigsby
Description: "With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are tranquilized and locked up, rather than killed. But for Tamerica Williams, this job filled with action and danger, has become tediously routine. When a new threat emerges, a legendary bird of fire - the Phoenix - it's the perfect task for Williams. But killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger, spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy. Will it prove to be too much excitement, even for adrenalin-junkie Williams?"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Logan J. Hunder
Description: The year is: The Future. Mars and Earth are like that divorced couple who don't exactly like each other but have at least stopped fighting in public. Floating somewhere in between them, amid all the garbage and Gene Roddenberry's ashes, a transport vessel called the SS Jefferson is homeward bound. Its crew might have even made it on time for once, too... Captain Cox is no stranger to encountering the odd pickle in space, but when a tantalizingly derelict ship crosses paths with the Jefferson, he unwittingly parks in the middle of a NASA-ty interplanetary squabble. Faced with a marauding Martian and a squad of snobby secret agents, Cox and crew embark on a mad scramble across the solar system, to save themselves from either murder-via-space rifle of imprisonment in the notorious Guantanamo Docking Bay. Maybe they'll also get around to dealing with the biological weapon that accidentally wound up in their fridge, too.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Description: "Lagos will not be destroyed. The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns. Though broken and leaderless, the city endures. David Mogo, demigod and godhunter, has one task: capture two of the most powerful gods in the city and deliver them to the wizard gangster Lukmon Ajala. No problem, right?" -- Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Oku
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Max Gladstone
Description: A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success. In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine. The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider--until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pride--a ravening horde of sentient machines--and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind.
Call Number: FIC Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Bryan Camp
Description: Renaissance Raines is now a psychopomp, one of the guides who lead the souls of the recently departed through the Seven Gates of the Underworld. When a young boy named Ramses St. Cyr manages to escape his foretold death, Renai finds herself at the center of a deity-thick plot unfolding in New Orleans. Someone helped Ramses slip free of his destined end-- someone willing to risk everything to steal a little slice of power for themselves. Is it one of the storm gods that's descended on the city? The death god who's locked the Gates of the Underworld? Or the manipulative sorcerer who also cheated Death? There are scarier things than death in the Crescent City... and Renaissance Raines is one of them. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Description: "The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld." -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Steven Kotler
Description: Hard to say when the human species fractured exactly. Harder to say when this new talent arrived. But Lion Zorn is the first of his kind--an empathy tracker, an emotional soothsayer, with a felt sense for the future of the we. In simpler terms, he can spot cultural shifts and trends before they happen.
Call Number: FIC Kot
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Seanan McGuire
Description: "Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He's not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn't attained." -- Goodreads.com
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Rudy Rucker
Description: When a seemingly-innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to Mappyworld, a parallel universe containing a single, endless plain divided by ridges into basin-like worlds, three California teens find themselves taken on a million mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat-up, purple 80s wagon . . . with a dark-energy motor, graphene tires and quantum shocks, of course. Their goal? To stop carnivorous flying saucers from invading Earth. And, just maybe, to find love along the way.
Call Number: FIC Ruc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Naomi Booth
Description: "Heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete are done with the city. Alice is haunted by rumors of a skin-sealing epidemic starting to infect the urban population. She hopes their new remote mountain house will offer safety, a place to forget the nightmares and start their family. But the mountains and their people hold a different kind of danger. With their relationship under intolerable pressure, violence erupts and Alice is faced with the unthinkable as she fights to protect her unborn child. Timely and suspenseful, Sealed is a gripping modern fable on motherhood, a terrifying portrait of ordinary people under threat from their own bodies and from the world around them." --Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Rebecca Roanhorse
Description: "It's been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she's lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she's somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan power. Then the Goodacre twins show up at Maggie's door with the news that Kai and the youngest Goodacre, Caleb, have fallen in with a mysterious cult, led by a figure out of Navajo legend called the White Locust. The Goodacres are convinced that Kai's a true believer, but Maggie suspects there's more to Kai's new faith than meets the eye. She vows to track down the White Locust, then rescue Kai and make things right between them. Her search leads her beyond the Walls of Dinétah and straight into the horrors of the Big Water world outside. With the aid of a motley collection of allies, Maggie must battle body harvesters, newborn casino gods and, ultimately, the White Locust himself. But the cult leader is nothing like she suspected, and Kai might not need rescuing after all. When the full scope of the White Locust's plans are revealed, Maggie's burgeoning trust in her friends, and herself, will be pushed to the breaking point, and not everyone will survive."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Roa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Meg Elison
Description: In the wake of the apocalypse, Flora has come of age in a highly gendered post-plague society where females have become a precious, coveted, hunted, and endangered commodity. But Flora does not participate in the economy that trades in bodies. An anathema in a world that prizes procreation above all else, she is an outsider everywhere she goes, including the thriving all-female city of Shy. Now navigating a blighted landscape, Flora, her friends, and a sullen young slave she adopts as her own child leave their oppressive pasts behind to find their place in the world. They seek refuge aboard a ship where gender is fluid, where the dynamic is uneasy, and where rumors flow of a bold new reproductive strategy. When the promise of a miraculous hope for humanity's future tears Flora's makeshift family asunder, she must choose: protect the safe haven she's built or risk everything to defy oppression, whatever its provenance.
Call Number: FIC Eli
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Claire North
Description: "Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets... It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost through chess, backgammon--every game under the sun. But those whom fortune favors may be invited to compete in the higher league, where the games played are of politics and nations, of economics and kings. It is a contest where capture the castle involves real castles and where hide-and seek takes place on the scale of a continent. Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all---"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
David Weber, Jacob Holo
Description: "Doctor Benjamin Schroder was a history teacher until a psychotic episode turned his world upside down. Benjamin now had memories, not just of his own life, but of an entire ghastly world where millions of civilians had been systematically slaughtered in 'extermination camps,' there is still a Soviet Union, the Korean Peninsula is divided, thousands of nuclear warheads spread their threat across Earth and the Middle East was a festering sore of bloodshed, fanaticism and terrorism. Then a lunatic named Raibert Kaminski knocks on his door one afternoon with an impossible story of alternate realities, time travel, temporal knots and dozen of doomed universes that will die if the temporal storm front rushing towards the distant future isn't stopped. Of course he has to be lying--or completely insane. But what if he's not a madman after all? What if he's actually telling the truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Ada Hoffmann
Description: Super-intelligent AI Gods rule the galaxy. Their algorithms determine the rewards you reap before and after death. But the Gods give and the Gods take away. And Yasira has never been good at Gods. Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive on board The Pride of Jai that could change the future of humanity. But when she activates it, reality warps, destroying the space station and everyone left inside. The Gods declare her work heretical, and Yasira is abducted by their agents. Instead of simply executing her, the offer mercy - if she'll help them hunt down a bigger target: her mysterious, vanished mentor. With her homeworld's fate in the balance, Yasira must choose who to trust: the Gods and their ruthless post-human angels, or the rebel scientist whose unorthodox mathematics could turn her world, literally, inside out.
Call Number: FIC Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Tom Miller
Description: Thanks to a stunning flying performance and a harrowing shootout in the streets of Boston, Robert Canderelli Weekes's lifelong dream has come true: he's the first male allowed to join the US Sigilry Corps's Rescue and Evacuation service, an elite, all-woman team of flying medics. But as he deploys to France during the waning days of the Great War, Sigilwoman Third-Class Canderelli learns that carrying the injured from the front lines to the field hospital is not the grand adventure he imagined. His division, full of misfits and renegades, is stretched the breaking point and has no patience for a man striving to prove himself. Slowly, Robert wins their trust and discovers his comrades are plotting to end the Great War by outlawed philosophical means. Robert becomes caught up in their conspiracy, running raids in enemy territory and uncovering vital intelligence. Friends old and new will need his help with a dangerous scheme that just might win the war overnight and save a few million lives. But the German smokecarvers have plans of their own: a devastating all-out attack that threatens to destroy the Corps and France itself.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Evan Winter
Description: The Omehi society has been built around war and only war. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine. Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in an endless war. Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan: get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. But when those closest to him are brutally murdered, his grief swiftly fixates on revenge. Now Tau plans to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Agnes Gomillion
Description: "After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law--in every way--or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race. Arika Cobane is on the threshold of taking her place of privilege as a member of the Kongo elite after ten grueling years of training. But everything changes when a new student arrives speaking dangerous words of treason: What does peace matter if innocent lives are lost to maintain it? As Arika is exposed to new beliefs, she realizes that the laws she has dedicated herself to uphold are the root of her people's misery. If Arika is to liberate her people, she must unearth her fierce heart and discover the true meaning of freedom: finding the courage to live--or die--without fear."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gom
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Ferrett Steinmetz
Description: Kenna, an aspirational teen guru, wanders destitute across the stars as he tries to achieve his parents' ambition to advise the celestial elite. Everything changes when Kenna wins a free dinner at The Sol Majestic, the galaxy's most renowned restaurant, giving him access to the cosmos's one-percent. His dream is jeopardized, however, when he learns his highly-publicized "free meal" risks putting The Sol Majestic into financial ruin. Kenna and a motley gang of newfound friends--including a teleporting celebrity chef, a trust-fund adrenaline junkie, an inept apprentice, and a brilliant mistress of disguise--must concoct an extravagant scheme to save everything they cherish. In doing so, Kenna may sacrifice his ideals--or learn even greater lessons about wisdom, friendship, and love.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Callie Bates
Description: "Separated from her birth mother, raised by parents mourning the loss of their true daughter, and unacknowledged by her father, Sophy only desires one thing: a place and a family to call her own. But fate has other ideas. Caught up in Elanna Valtai's revolution, Sophy has become the reigning monarch of a once-divided country--a role she has been groomed her whole life to fill. But wearing a crown is quite a different thing to actually keeping a crown. With an influx of magic-bearing refugees pouring across the border, resources already thinned by war are stretched to the breaking point. Half the nobility in her court want her deposed, and the other half question her every decision. And every third person seems to be spontaneously manifesting magical powers. When Elanna is captured and taken to Paladis, Sophy's last ally seems to have vanished. Now it is up to her alone to navigate a political maze that becomes more complex and thorny by the day. And worse, Sophy is hiding a huge secret--one that could destroy her tenuous hold on the crown"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Melissa Caruso
Description: While winter snows keep the Witch Lord Ruven's invading armies at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Raverran Empire forever, earning the enmity of those in power who will do anything to keep all magic under tight imperial control. But in the season of the Serene City's great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire - and at everything Amalia holds most dear.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
H. G. Parry
Description: For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: he can bring characters from books into the real world. His older brother, Rob -- a young lawyer with a normal house, a normal fiancée, and an utterly normal life -- hopes that this strange family secret will disappear with disuse, and he will be discharged from his life's duty of protecting Charley and the real world from each other. But then, literary characters start causing trouble in their city, making threats about destroying the world... and for once, it isn't Charley's doing. There's someone else who shares his powers. It's up to Charley and a reluctant Rob to stop them, before these characters tear apart the fabric of reality.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
Description: Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.
Call Number: FIC El-M
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Jack Campbell
Description: "The recently colonized world of Glenlyon has learned that they're stronger when they stand with other star systems than when they are on their own. But after helping their neighbor Kosatka against an invasion, Glenlyon has become a target. An attack is launched against Glenlyon's orbital facility with forces too powerful for fleet officer Rob Geary to counter using their sole remaining destroyer, Saber. Mele Darcy's Marines must repel repeated assaults while their hacker tries to get into the enemy systems to give Saber a fighting chance. To survive, Glenlyon needs more firepower, and the only source for that is their neighbor Kosatka or other star systems that have so far remained neutral. But trying to convince other worlds to help is a seemingly hopeless struggle. As star systems founded by people seeking freedom and autonomy, will Kosatka, Glenlyon, and others be able to overcome deep suspicions of surrendering any authority to others? Will the free star systems stand together in a new alliance or fall alone?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Lisa A. Nichols
Description: After astronaut Catherine Wells's ship undergoes a catastrophic event and loses contact with NASA, the entire world believes her to be dead. Miraculously - and mysteriously - she survives, though everyone else on the mission is lost, as are most of Catherine's memories of her time in space. Her reentry after a decade away is a turbulent one: her husband has moved on with another woman, and the young daughter she left behind has grown into a teenager she barely recognizes. Catherine, too, is different. The long years alone have changed her, and sometimes she feels disconnected - as though she isn't herself anymore. As though she came back... wrong somehow. There are periods of time she can't account for, and she begins waking up in increasingly strange and worrisome locations, such as restricted areas of NASA headquarters. Suddenly she's questioning everything about her mission: how her crew mates died, how she survived, and what's happening to her now back on Earth. But Catherine may not be prepared for the answers her search will uncover...
Call Number: FIC Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Qiufan Chen
Description: "Mimi is a 'waste girl', a member of the lowest caste on Silicon Isle. Located off China's southeastern coast, Silicon Isle is the global capital for electronic waste recycling, where thousands like Mimi toil day and night, hoping one day they too will enjoy the wealth they've created for their employers, the three clans who have ruled the isle for generations. Luo Jincheng is the head of one of these clans, a role passed down from his father and grandfather before him. As the government enforces tighter restrictions, Luo in turn tightens the reins on the waste workers in his employ. Ruthlessness is his means of survival. Scott Brandle has come to Silicon Isle representing TerraGreen Recycling, an American corporation that stands to earn ungodly sums if they can reach a deal to modernize the island's recycling process. Chen Kaizong, a Chinese American, travels to Silicon Isle as Scott's interpreter. There, Kaizong is hoping to find his heritage, but finds more questions instead. The home he longs for may not exist. As these forces collide, a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on the island, and war erupts between the rich and the poor; between Chinese tradition and American ambition; between humanity's past and its future"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
W. M. Akers
Description: A young detective who specializes in "tiny mysteries" finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy in this beguiling historical fantasy set on Manhattan's Westside--a peculiar and dangerous neighborhood home to strange magic and stranger residents.
Call Number: FIC Ake
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
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A Boy And His Dog At The End Of The World
Charlie Fletcher
FIC Fle
The Gameshouse
Claire North
FIC Nor
A Brightness Long Ago
Guy Gavriel Kay
FIC Kay
The Gordian Protocol
David Weber, Jacob Holo
FIC Web
An Illusion Of Thieves
Cate Glass
FIC Gla
The Outside
Ada Hoffmann
FIC Hof
Ash Kickers
Sean Grigsby
FIC Gri
The Philosopher's War : A Novel
Tom Miller
FIC Mil
Astro-nuts
Logan J. Hunder
FIC Hun
The Rage Of Dragons
Evan Winter
FIC Win
David Mogo, Godhunter
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
FIC Oku
The Record Keeper
Agnes Gomillion
FIC Gom
Empress Of Forever
Max Gladstone
FIC Gla
The Sol Majestic
Ferrett Steinmetz
FIC Ste
Gather The Fortunes
Bryan Camp
FIC Cam
The Soul Of Power
Callie Bates
FIC Bat
Gods Of Jade And Shadow
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
FIC Mor
The Unbound Empire
Melissa Caruso
FIC Car
Last Tango In Cyberspace
Steven Kotler
FIC Kot
The Unlikely Escape Of Uriah Heep
H. G. Parry
FIC Par
Middlegame
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
This Is How You Lose The Time War
Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
FIC El-M
Million Mile Road Trip
Rudy Rucker
FIC Ruc
Triumphant
Jack Campbell
FIC Cam
Sealed
Naomi Booth
FIC Boo
Vessel : A Novel
Lisa A. Nichols
FIC Nic
Storm Of Locusts
Rebecca Roanhorse
FIC Roa
Waste Tide
Qiufan Chen
FIC Che
The Book Of Flora
Meg Elison
FIC Eli
Westside : A Novel
W. M. Akers
FIC Ake