Out of This World Science Fiction
New Science Fiction titles cover a variety of SF sub-genres. Find them on the display wall across from Fiction.
Now confined to a mortal body cobbled together from interchangeable human parts as the entity called “Breq,” the Artificial Intelligence must survive as an ancillary humanoid being in a galactic empire ruled by an oppressive government — without disobeying the law that forbids AIs from harming their creators.
A Vision of Fire (2014) by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin
The first novel from iconic “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin is a science fiction thriller of epic proportions.
Child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara begins treating an ambassador’s daughter, who starts having violent visions and speaking in tongues right before children throughout the world demonstrate similar mystical symptoms.
The Peripheral (2014) by William Gibson
In alternating chapters, Gibson tells the stories of Flynne Fisher, master gamer in the near future, and Wilf Netherton, London publicist in a more distant future. When the self-centered but well-meaning Wilf inadvertently interferes with Flynne’s time line, Flynne must, via a flesh-and-blood avatar called a peripheral, join Wilf in his time to set things right.
Clockwork Dagger (2014) by Beth Cato
Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred realm. But the airship on which is traveling is plagued by a series of strange and disturbing occurrences.
The Last Policeman Trilogy: The Last Policeman (2012), Countdown City (2013) and World of Trouble (2014) by Ben H. Winters.
When the Earth is doomed by an imminent and unavoidable asteroid collision, New Hampshire homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.
Chronicles of Isambard Smith, the lighthearted adventures of Isambard Smith, plucked from a desk job to save the 25th-Century British Space Empire.