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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New Earth

By Bova, Ben

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

"Award-winning author Ben Bova brings us New Earth, his latest tale of science fiction. The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of liquid water and a breathable oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to gain more information, a human exploration team is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth. All of the explorers understand that they are essentially on a one-way mission. The trip takes eighty years each way, so even if they are able to get back to Earth, nearly 200 years will have elapsed. They will have aged only a dozen years thanks to cryonic suspension, but their friends and family will be gone and the very society that they once knew will have changed beyond recognition. The explorers are going into exile, and they know it. They are on this mission not because they were the best available, but because they were expendable. Upon landing on the planet they discover something unexpected: New Earth is inhabited by a small group of intelligent creatures who look very much like human beings. Who are these people? Are they native to this world, or invaders from elsewhere? While they may seem inordinately friendly to the human explorers, what are their real motivations? What do they want? Moreover, the scientists begin to realize that this planet cannot possibly be natural. They face a startling and nearly unthinkable question: Could New Earth be an artifact?"--

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Witch wraith

By Brooks, Terry

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

A conclusion to the trilogy finds the world's enduring heroes mustering the end of their courage when the magical barrier imprisoning dangerous creatures erodes, unleashing generations of vengeful prisoners on the land.

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Earth afire: the First Formic War

By Card, Orson Scott

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Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Traces the events of the First Formic War a century before the events of Ender's Game, following the unsuccessful attempt of Victor Delgado to warn skeptical Earth governments of an imminent alien invasion and the efforts of Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police to meet unprecedented threats.

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Against all things ending

By Donaldson, Stephen R.

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Linden's defiant act of love--resurrecting Thomas Covenant--awakens the Worm of the World's End. If they have any chance to save the Land, it will come from unlikely sources--including the mysterious boy Jeremiah, Linden's adopted son, whose secrets are only beginning to come to light.

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Blood of dragons

By Hobb, Robin

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Coming into their own in the lost city of Kelsingra, Thymara, Tats, Rapskal and Cedric, dragon keepers who have transformed into beautiful Elderlings, must find the mythical silver wells to keep their dragons alive while protecting them from encroaching enemies.

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A dance with dragons

By Martin, George R. R.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wallof ice and stone.

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Antiagon fire: the seventh book of the imager portfolio

By Modesitt, L. E.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Earning a promotion after the events in Imager's Battalion, Quaeryt is placed under the command of his brother-in-law, Bhayar, and leads an Imagers team into hostile lands once held by the tyrannical Rex Kharst, where they confront a powerful order of women.

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The goliath stone

By Niven, Larry

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

With an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, Doctor Toby Glyer and his partner William Connors must find a way to make contact with their wayward children -- the Briareus nanites -- and save the planet.

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Quag keep

By Norton, Andre

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: SF

Call Number: SF

Seven strangers, each wearing a similar bracelet, meet and become pawns in the continuing struggle between the forces of good and evil.

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