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By Harry Turtledove. 2013
An explosion of incalculable magnitude in Yellowstone Park propelled lava and ash across the landscape and into the atmosphere, forever… altering the climate of the entire continent. Nothing grows from the tainted soil. Stalled and stilled machines function only as statuary. People have been scraping by on the excess food and goods produced before the eruption. But supplies are running low. Natural resources are dwindling. And former police officer Colin Ferguson knows that time is running out for his family--and for humanity. Sequel to "Supervolcano: all fall down". 2013.
By Catherine Asaro. 2007
When a shipwrecked stranger washed up on the beach near research scientist Samantha Bryton's home, she was unaware that he… was something more than human. He said his name was Turner Pascal--but Pascal was dead, killed in a car wreck. This man only held the remainder of Pascal's consciousness in a technologically-enhanced humanoid body. He was, in fact, an experiment by the notorious criminal Charon, a practitioner of illegal robotics and android research. Charon has been secretly copying human minds into android brains, with plans to make his own army of slaves. Followed by "Alpha". 2007.
By Susan Grant. 2010
Five years ago rival space pirate captains Val Blue and Dake Sureblood stole one incredible night together, but it ended… with the assassination of Val's father and the condemnation of Dake's clan. Now every successful raid for Val is a boot heel ground into the burning memory of Dake Sureblood, who was ambushed and captured before he could clear his name. Dake finally returns from a hell like no other to expose the true killer of Val's father, but as the identity of their enemy becomes clear, the former lovers must put aside their mistrust and join forces to protect their clans - and their precious son. Some descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
By Stephen Baxter, Arthur C Clarke. 2005
London, 2037. UN peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt, newly returned from an alternate Earth, faces catastrophe - within five years a massive… solar flare will annihilate earthly life. Scientists race to construct a shield but discover the sunstorm is no natural disaster. Sequel to "Time's Eye" (DC27487). Some descriptions of sex. 2005. (A time odyssey ; 2)
By Kevin Cockle. 2016
Genetically enhanced workers are the future of companies competing in the global marketplace. But genetic perfection has a price: a… brutal Darwinian contest of strength and cunning to determine which bloodlines will continue, and dominate. When Sarah Wheeler’s Spawning Contest is rigged, her breeding and training will be put to the ultimate test—by an adversary who knows her every flaw and weakness, by a father whose dynastic ambitions know no bounds, and by a world that is ruthlessly selecting against human agency itself. 2016.
By Ian R MacLeod. 2008
Near the end of the twenty-first century, an old woman in Cornwall rescues a nude young man from the ocean,… somehow dragging him from the beach to her well-appointed house. She is a world-famous violinist, who, despite having taken full advantage of life-prolonging therapeutics, knows death is near. He is obviously educated but lacks all personal knowledge. She calls him Adam. It suits her needs to reminisce and his to listen. Her remembrances are punctuated by daily life with Adam until she has told him all. Includes strong language. 2008.
By Terri Favro. 2017
Cult comic book creator Debbie Reynolds Biondi has been riding the success of her Cold War era-inspired superhero series, Sputnik… Chick: Girl with No Past, for more than 25 years. But with the comic book losing fans and Debbie struggling to come up with new plotlines for her badass, mutant-killing heroine, she decides to finally tell Sputnik Chick's origin story. Debbie's never had to make anything up before and she isn't starting now. Sputnik Chick is based on Debbie's own life in an alternate timeline called Atomic Mean Time. As a teenager growing up in Shipman's Corners - a Rust Belt town voted by Popular Science magazine as "most likely to be nuked" - she was recruited by a self-proclaimed time traveller to collapse Atomic Mean Time before an all-out nuclear war grotesquely altered humanity. In trying to save the world, Debbie risked obliterating everyone she'd ever loved - as well as her own past - in the process. Or so she believes. 2017.
By Janelle Taylor. 1992
Earthling Jana Greyson has fallen in love with her captor, starship commander Varian Saar, who has confessed his love and… proposed marriage. But Jana awakens to find she is the wife of Varian's nemesis and half-brother Ryker -- or is he Varian pretending to be Ryker? Prequel to "Starlight and splendor." Some strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Sequel to "Moondust and madness" . 1992.
By Dale Brown. 1988
Russia plans to invade Iran, but is stopped by lasers from Silver Tower, America's first permanent space station. Russian cosmonaut… Alexander Govorov takes to the skies in an Elektron space plane to destroy Silver Tower. Some strong language. Some descriptions of sex. 1988.
By Anthony Melchiorri. 2017
Medical scientist and ship's captain Tag Brewer leads a band of aliens, a few humans, and a synthetic lifeform into… deep space to destroy the Drone-masters before they destroy Earth. Sequel to "Edge of war", followed by "Rebel world". 2017.
By Jonathan Maberry. 2016
By James S. A Corey. 2017
Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out… a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach. But soon the soldiers followed and under this new order Cara makes a discovery that will change everything. 2017.
By David Bergen. 2016
Íso, a young Guatemalan woman working at a fertility clinic, becomes the secret lover of the resident American doctor, Eric… Mann. But Dr. Mann decides to return to the US, and before Íso can tell Dr. Mann that she is pregnant, he is gone. After the birth of her daughter, the baby is taken from her. The director of the clinic informs Íso that her child is in America. Determined to reclaim her stolen daughter, Íso makes her way north through Mexico, eventually crossing illegally into a United States divided into military zones. Travelling without documentation, and with little money, Íso descends into a world full of danger. In a place of shifting boundaries, Íso must determine who she can trust and how much, aware that she might lose her daughter forever. 2016.
By Susan Forest, Lucas K Law. 2016
Nineteen science fiction and fantasy authors tackle the division between mental health and mental illness; how the interplay between our… minds' quirks and the diverse societies and cultures we live in can set us apart, or must be concealed, or become unlikely strengths. 2016.
By Jeffrey A Carver. 1995
In "Neptune Crossing", John Bandicut saved the Earth from a comet but lost his alien friend Charlie in the process.… Now John awakens to find himself stranded in an artificial structure, Shipworld, with two humanoids and a new alien friend, IK, who wants John for a new mission. 1996, c1995.
By Terry Pratchett. 1994
The excavation showed that the fossilised plesioseur had been holding a placard which read, 'End nuclear testing now'. That was… nothing unusual. But then came a discovery of something that did intrigue Kin Arad. A flat earth was something new. Originally published in 1981. 1994.
By Ben Mezrich. 2015
When medical students accidentally take skin from the wrong donor, an elderly professor becomes the city's most wanted fugitive. Agents… Fox Mulder and Dana Scully track the skin that was grafted onto the professor--a trail that leads from the morgue to the jungles of Thailand. 2015.
By T. J Berry. 2018
A misfit crew race across the galaxy to prevent the genocide of magical creatures, in this unique science fiction debut.… Having magical powers makes you less than human, a resource to be exploited. Half-unicorn Gary Cobalt is sick of slavery, captivity, and his horn being ground down to power faster-than-light travel. When he's finally free, all he wants is to run away in his ancestors' stone ship. Instead, Captain Jenny Perata steals the ship out from under him, so she can make an urgent delivery. But Jenny held him captive for a decade, and then Gary murdered her best friend... who was also the wife of her co-pilot, Cowboy Jim. What could possibly go right? 2018.
By Sean Grigsby. 2018
When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity's last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy. Firefighter Cole… Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he's immune to dragon smoke. It's such a rare power that he's immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city's government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it's up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace. 2018.
By Steve Toutonghi. 2018
Vin, a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur forced out of the software company he started, takes a job house-sitting an ultra-modern… Seattle mansion whose owner has gone missing. There he discovers a secret basement lab with an array of computers and three large, smooth caskets. Inside one he finds a woman in a state of suspended animation. There is also a dog-eared notebook filled with circuit diagrams, beautiful and intricate drawings of body parts, and pages of code. When Vin decides to climb into one of the caskets to see what happens, his reality begins to unravel, and he finds himself on a terrifying journey that asks fundamental questions about reality, free will, and the meaning of a human life. 2018.