Science Fiction

 

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June 2018

 

After the Crown by K.B. Wagers

DB 86848

Read by Angele Masters. Reading time: 12 hours, 34 minutes.

Gunrunner-turned-empress Hail Bristol--dragged home to fulfill her role in the palace in Behind the Throne (DB 85372)--now finds the Indranan Empire on the brink of war. Hail must quickly form alliances if she has any hope of surviving her rule. Unrated. Indranan War series, book 2. 2016.

 

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel by Elan Mastai

BR 21923; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

DB 87313

Read by Elan Mastai. Reading time: 10 hours, 4 minutes.

In the 2016 in which Tom Barren lives, the world is a techno-utopian paradise, but he still isn't happy. A rash decision of Tom's drastically alters the fabric of the universe. Stranded in the "real" 2016, Tom views this world as a dystopian wasteland. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

Altered Starscape: Andromedan Dark by Ian Douglas

DB 88045

Read by Joe Wilson. Reading time: 14 hours, 24 minutes.

Several decades after first contact, an expedition sets out for the Galactic Core to meet with the aliens. When the ship is sucked into a black hole, however, it emerges four billion years in the future. Earth is a distant memory, and those on the expedition fight for survival. Andromedan Dark series, book 1.  Strong language and some violence. 2016.

 

Arabella of Mars: The Adventures of Arabella Ashby by David D. Levine

BR 21748; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. 

DB 87670

Read by Barrie Kreinik. Reading time: 10 hours, 34 minutes.

A century after mankind first flew ships to Mars in the late 1600s, young Arabella Ashby lives on a plantation in the flourishing British colony on the Martian frontier. To remedy Arabella's wild nature, her mother sends her to the exotic city of London. Unrated. Adventures of Arabella Ashby series, book 1. 2016.

 

Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir

DB 89733

Read by Rosario Dawson. Reading time: 8 hours, 59 minutes.

LP 33119; 418 pages.

Jazz Bashara smuggles contraband into the moon city of Artemis as a way to make extra money. After she takes on a particularly lucrative job, however, she soon finds herself entangled in a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. Unrated. 2017.

 

Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn

DB 89244

Read by Carol Jacobanis. Reading time: 11 hours, 29 minutes.

The Coast Road region in the United States has finally begun to thrive after decades of economic and environmental collapse. Population is closely controlled, and individuals must earn the right to have children. After an outcast is murdered, however, investigator Enid of Haven must call many of these new societal norms into question. Bannerless Saga series, book 1. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

  

Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card

DB 89556

Read by Gabrielle De Cuir. Reading time: 11 hours, 39 minutes.

Simultaneously with the events in Ender's Shadow (DB 48937), the Ministry of Colonization now runs Fleet School in the aftermath of Earth's victory in the Third Formic War. Unsure of his chances in Fleet School, Dabeet Ochoa soon learns he may have a bigger connection than he realized. Unrated. 2017.

 

A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers by Becky Chambers

DB 88146

Read by Rachel Dulude. Reading time: 11 hours, 32 minutes.

When Lovelace wakes up in a new body, she must learn to navigate the universe now that she is no longer merely a ship's artificial intelligence. She soon makes friends with an excitable engineer named Pepper. Sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (DB 88145). Wayfarers series, book 2. Strong language, some descriptions of sex. 2016.

 

The Collapsing Empire: The Interdependency by John Scalzi

DB 88949

Read by Wil Wheaton. Reading time: 9 hours, 26 minutes.

Using an extra-dimensional field called the Flow, humans travel to distant worlds, and a new empire called the Interdependency forms. When it is discovered that the Flow might be moving beyond the reach of all human worlds, humanity enters a race to salvage an empire on the brink of collapse. The Interdependency series, book 1.  Unrated. 2017

 

The Courier: A San Angeles Novel by Gerald Brandt

DB 88140

Read by James Colby. Reading time 8 hours, 57 minutes.

Kris Ballard works as a motorcycle courier in a multilevel city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border. After witnessing the murder of one of her clients, Kris goes on the run and falls in with a member of an underground resistance group. San Angeles series, book 1. Unrated. 2016.

 

Earth Alone: Earthrise by Daniel Arenson

DB 87053

Read by Jeffrey Kafer. Reading time 8 hours, 21 minutes.

Fifty years after an alien attack wiped out most of humanity, Marco Emery joins the Human Defense Force, Earth's ragtag army. He must survive basic training, become a soldier, and face the aliens in battle to defend Earth. Earthrise series, book 1. Unrated. 2016.

 

Extinction Cycle, Books 1-2 by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

DB 88939

Read by Steph Van Doren. Reading time: 18 hours, 42 minutes.

The first two books in the series, written in 2014 and 2015. In Extinction Horizon, the members of Team Ghost face a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters, and they must fight to keep a CDC virologist alive long enough to find a cure. Also includes Extinction Edge. Extinction Cycle, series, books 1 and 2. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014

 

Faller by Will McIntosh

BR 21852; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. 

DB 89137

Read by George Guidall. Reading time: 11 hours, 19 minutes.

No one can remember anything--who they are, their family and friends, or even how to read. Faller's pockets contain clues to his past, but it is only after he takes a literal leap off the edge of the world that he begins to discover the truth. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

  

Forsaken Skies by D. Nolan Clark

DB 86284

Read by Jack Hawkins. Reading time: 20 hours.

An unknown force targets a remote planet inhabited by a group of people that has separated itself from the rest of humanity in the pursuit of piety. A disparate group of pilots must band together to fight back. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Silence, book 1. 2016.

 

Galactic Empires by Neil Clarke

DB 88027

Read by Mark Ashby. Reading time: 25 hours, 18 minutes.

A collection of science fiction short stories that feature galaxy-spanning societies and examine how such societies might function. Includes stories from Ann Leckie, Brandon Sanderson, Neal Asher, Yoon Ha Lee, Robert Silverberg, Robert Charles Wilson, Melinda Snodgrass, Naomi Novik, Ian McDonald, and more. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

 

The Gate to Futures Past by Julie Czerneda

DB 87886

Read by Emily Ellet. Reading time 13 hour, 42 minutes.

After the events of This Gulf of Time and Stars (DB 87320), the arrival of the Clan on Cersi upsets the balance among Cersi's three sentient species, and the Clan must flee once more. During the journey, however, the dead begin to call to them. Some violence. Reunification series, book 2. 2016.

 

The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

DB 86520

Read by David Deboy. Reading time: 10 hours, 55 minutes.

Strange phenomena occur around the world. Meanwhile in Washington, DC, an entomologist is sent a rare specimen of carnivorous spider. An ancient predator is waking, and soon the planet will be under invasion. The Hatching series, book 1.  Violence and strong language. 2016.

 

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

DB 87451

Read by Abigail Maupin. Reading time: 12 hours, 42 minutes.

As personal assistant to famous superhero Aveda Jupiter, Evie Tanaka's days consist of trying to keep her demanding boss happy. When Aveda is injured in a demonic attack, Evie is forced to reveal that she too has superpowers. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Heroine Complex, book 1. 2016.

 

Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson

DB 87480

Read by Tara Sands. Reading time: 7 hours, 37 minutes.

Hu-bots, which humans created as perfect, robotic versions of themselves, have taken over the world, and humans now work as servants or live in prison camps. However, a teenage girl named Six unknowingly possesses information that could save humanity. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2017.

 

Invasive by Chuck Wendig

DB 86780

Read by Carol Jacobanis. Reading time: 13 hours.

A futurist consultant for the FBI, Hannah Stander helps identify threats that use bleeding-edge technology. Her latest case involves a horrifying murder caused by someone weaponizing the natural world. Seeking the perpetrator will send Hannah on a chase from the Arizona deserts to a secret island laboratory. Zer0es series, book 2.  Strong language and some violence. 2016.

  

The Liberation by Ian Tregillis

DB 87678

Read by Chris Kayser. Reading time 14 hours, 49 minutes.

The infection of free will is spreading among the automatons known as Clakkers, and the Dutch who use the machines to control their empire find themselves facing a revolution. Meanwhile, Berenice and the French seek an alliance with the Clakkers. Sequel to The Rising (DB 83338).  Alchemy Wars series, book 3.  Unrated.  2016.

 

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

DB 87719

Read by Suzanne Toren. Reading time: 22 hours, 36 minutes.

New York City, 2140. The waters have risen, leaving the old surface of New York City submerged, but the city remains a bustling metropolis of canals. The inhabitants of one particular skyscraper go about their business in this new world. Unrated. 2017.

 

NK3 by Michael Tolkin

DB 88262

Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time: 10 hours, 40 minutes.

Los Angeles has been devastated by a weaponized microbe, and memory has become the currency of power. The Verified, who have memory, use invented mythology to maintain control over the mindless and nameless. A handful of individuals, however, threatens to upset this delicate power balance. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

 

One Year After by William R. Forstchen

DB 86557

Read by Ray Foushee. Reading time: 11 hours, 5 minutes.

One year after the events of One Second After (DB 69145), the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, have begun to piece back together the technologies they once took for granted. They cling to hope as a new national government begins to emerge.  After series, book 2.  Some violence and some strong language. 2015.

 

Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

BR 21927; 6 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4. Volume 5. Volume 6.

DB 87687

Read by Clare Corbett. Reading time: 14 hours, 41 minutes.

Captain Rackamore and his crew search for small, hidden worlds from which to loot long-forgotten relics and technologies. Adrana and Fura Ness sign on to Rackamore's crew to save their family from bankruptcy, but Rackamore has enemies that might threaten the entire enterprise. Some strong language. 2016.

 

Seven Surrenders: Terra Ignota  by Ada Palmer

DB 88821

Read by T. Ryder Smith. Reading time: 17 hours, 32 minutes.

In this sequel to Too Like the Lightning (DB 85852), the entire social order teeters on the edge of collapse as factions conspire. The rise of Bridger, a child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life, also plays a large role in upending the status quo. Terra Ignota series, book 2. Unrated. 2017.

 

Shadow of Victory by David Weber

DB 87642

Read by Kurt Elftmann. Reading time: 34 hours.

After the events of Shadow of Freedom (DB 76633), the revealing of the Mesan Alignment means war for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom. The Alignment's plan to undercut the Royal Manticoran Navy's reputation may backfire and lead to freedom for oppressed star nations. Strong language and some violence. 2016.

  

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

BR 21864; 4 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. Volume 4.

DB 87293

Read by Mur Lafferty. Reading time: 9 hours, 45 minutes.

Though Maria has died and woken up in a cloning vat before, she has never before awoken streaked with drying blood and no memory of her death. Maria's cloning vat is one of a cluster of vats, each for another starship crew member--and Maria's death isn't the only recent one. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

 

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

DB 88299

Read by Madelyn Buzzard. Reading time: 14 hours, 57 minutes.

Paige Mahoney, new Underqueen of London, knows the truth about the totalitarian Scion rulers. As she works to bolster her support in the community of clairvoyants, the insurgency of the Mime Order against Scion escalates. Sequel to The Mime Order (DB 80814). Bone Season series, book 3. Some violence and some strong language. 2017.

 

Starbound: The Lightship Chronicles by Dave Bara

DB 87926

Read by Julian Elfer. Reading time: 10 hours.

The Lightship H. M. S. Impulse was sacrificed due to the events that took place in Impulse (DB 81145), and the galactic alliance is alive, albeit fragile. Serving on the H. M. S. Starbound, Peter Cochrane investigates a mysterious space station. Meanwhile, civil war threatens the Union world of Carinthia. Lightship chronicles series, book 2. Unrated. 2016.