Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Matter

By Banks, Iain

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

In a distant-future, highly advanced society of seemingly unlimited technological capability, a crime is committed within a war. For one brother it means a desperate flight, and a search for the one--maybe two--people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat of treachery and murder. And for their sister, it means returning to a place she'd thought abandoned forever.

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Shadowheart

By Barclay, James

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

The Raven is tested when a war is unleashed on his world. Can the Raven survive, let alone triumph?

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Enigma

By Bentley, C. F.

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

High Priestess Sissy and Confederated Star System Agent Jake begin negotiations to establish diplomatic relations between long-isolated Harmony and the wider universe.

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Passion play

By Bernobich, Beth

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Zhalina, the daughter of one of Melnek's most prominent merchants, runs away rather than marry the man her father has chosen for her and finds herself at one of the land's most notorious pleasure houses, where she finds herself falling under the owner's spell.

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Mars life

By Bova, Ben

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program. Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.--From publisher description.

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A star shall fall

By Brennan, Marie

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"The Royal Society of London plays home to the greatest minds of England. It has revolutionized philosophy and scientific knowledge. Its fellows map out the laws of the natural world, disproving ancient superstition and ushering in an age of enlightenment. To the fae of the Onyx Court, living in a secret city below London, these scientific developments are less than welcome. Magic is losing its place in the world and science threatens to expose the court to hostile eyes. In 1666, a Great Fire burned four-fifths of London to the ground. The calamity was caused by a great Dragon, an elemental beast of flame. Incapable of destroying something so powerful, the fae of London banished it to a comet moments before the comet's light disappeared from the sky. Now the calculations of Sir Edmond Halley have predicted its return in 1759. So begins their race against time. Soon the Dragon's gaze will fall upon London and it will return to the city it ravaged once before. The fae will have to answer the question that defeated them a century before: How can they kill a being more powerful than all their magic combined? It will take both magic and science to save London, but reconciling the two carries its own danger" --Cover, p. 4.

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Bearers of the black staff: legends of Shannara

By Brooks, Terry

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Together, Ament, two young Trackers, and a daring Elf princess must defend their ancestral home. But suspicion and hostility among their countrymen threaten to doom their efforts from within. Meanwhile, beyond the breached borders, a ruthless Troll army masses for invasion. And in the thick of it all, the last wielder of the black staff and its awesome magic must find a successor to carry on the fight against the cresting new wave of evil.

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Seer of Sevenwaters

By Marillier, Juliet

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

The young seer Sibeal is visiting an island of elite warriors, prior to making her final pledge as a druid, when she finds Felix, a survivor of a Viking shipwreck, who's lost his memory.

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Emperor Mollusk versus the sinister brain

By Martinez, A. Lee

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Emperor Mollusk, ex-warlord of Earth, comes out of retirement to save the planet from the sinister brain's control.

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Dragongirl

By McCaffrey, Todd

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Young Fiona's life takes a turn when a tragedy thrusts her into a position of authority, and she finds herself leading weyrfolk who have a hard time trusting a senior Weyrwoman who is both young and an outsider.

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The bards of Bone Plain

By McKillip, Patricia A.

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Scholar Phelan Cle is researching Bone Plain--which has been studied for the last 500 years, though no one has been able to locate it as a real place. Archaeologist Jonah Cle, Phelan's father, is also hunting through time, piecing history together from forgotten trinkets. His most eager disciple is Princess Beatrice, the king's youngest daughter. When they unearth a disk marked with ancient runes, Beatrice pursues the secrets of a lost language that she suddenly notices all around her, hidden in plain sight.

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All clear

By Willis, Connie

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

When three Oxford historians become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the historians' supervisor and seventeen-year-old Colin Templer are engaged in a frantic and seemingly impossible struggle to find them.

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