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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of science fiction and fantasy are new at the Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“Stone in the Skull”by Elizabeth Bear

The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the bodyguard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage.

 

“Provenence”by Ann Leckie

Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict.

 

“Autonomous”by Annalee Newitz

“Autonomous” features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. On Jack's trail are an unlikely pair: an emotionally shut-down military agent and his partner, Paladin, a young military robot, who fall in love against all expectations.

“Collapsing Empire” by John Scalzi

When it's discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from faster-than-light travel forever, three individuals – a scientist, a starship captain and the Empress of the Interdependency – are in a race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse.

 

“Artemis” by Andy Weir

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire.

 

“Hunger Makes the Wolf” by Alex Wells

The strange planet known as Tanegawa's World is owned by Trans-Rifts Inc., the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there 10 years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship.