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  • Author:
    Williams, Ismée
    Summary:

    Alex is a baseball player. A great one. His papi is pushing him to go pro, but Alex maybe wants to be a poet. Not that Papi would understand or allow that. Isa is a dancer. She'd love to go pro, if only her Havana-born mom weren't dead set against it... just like she's dead set against her daughter falling for a Latino. And Isa's privileged private-school life-with her dad losing his job and her older brother struggling with mental illness-is falling apart. Not that she'd ever tell that to Alex. Fate-and the New York City subway-bring Alex and Isa together. Is it enough to keep them together when they need each other most?

  • Author:
    Sugiura, Misa
    Summary:

    Seventeen-year-old CJ doesn't buy into her aunt Hannah's romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop--to the family who swindled CJ's grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII.

  • Author:
    Straub, Emma
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    Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Harper's Bazaar, Oprah Daily, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Parade, Bustle, Marie Claire, PopSugar, Thrillist, Lit Hub and more! "The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."--Ann Patchett "The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional."--Emily HenryWhat if you could take a vacation to your past? With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story. On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice's life isn't terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn't exactly the one she expected. She's happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn't just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it's her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?

  • Author:
    ELTON, Ben
    Summary:

    A humorous account of how we would like to save the world by the marketing of a sexy consumer "Claustrosphere" which is a self-contained, tough eco-shelter for the domestic user. A global adventure of stupendous pace and energy.

  • Author:
    Bullard, Lisa
    Summary:

    Noah has a big imagination, and he's using it to go on an even bigger adventure! He and his babysitter, Ruby, are zooming around Earth in their spaceship. With the help of Ruby's SpacePhone, they're learning about the people, places, and climates of the seven continents. Ride along as they explore landforms and landmarks from Asia to North America.

  • Author:
    Gladstone, Max, El-Mohtar, Amal
    Summary:

    Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.

  • Author:
    Varela, Alessandra Narváez
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    "Fans of The House on Mango Street  and The House of Spirits  will be riveted"- Booklist , Starred Review A 13-year-old girl growing up in Mexico is visited by her 30-year-old future self in this powerful Young Adult novel in verse about accepting yourself. Out of nowhere, a lady comes up to Anamaria and says she's her , from the future . But Anamaria's thirteen, she knows better than to talk to a stranger. Girls need to be careful, especially in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico-it's the 90's and fear is overtaking her beloved city as cases of kidnapped girls and women become alarmingly common. This thirty-year-old "future" lady doesn't seem to be dangerous but she won't stop bothering her, switching between cheesy Hallmark advice about being kind to yourself, and some mysterious talk about saving a girl. Anamaria  definitely doesn't need any saving, she's doing just fine. She works hard at her strict, grade-obsessed middle school-so hard that she hardly gets any sleep; so hard that the stress makes her snap not just at mean girls but even her own (few) friends; so hard that when she does sleep she dreams about dying-but she just wants to do the best she can so she can grow up to be successful. Maybe Thirty's right, maybe she's not supposed to be so exhausted with her life, but how can she ask for help when her city is mourning the much bigger tragedy of its stolen girls? This thought-provoking, moving verse novel will lead adult and young adult readers alike to vital discussions on important topics-like dealing with depression and how to recognize this in yourself and others-through the accessible voice of a thirteen-year-old girl.

  • Author:
    RAY, N. L
    Summary:

    A storekeeper's family become unwittingly involved with a mysterious, menacing being from outer space.

  • Author:
    Haldeman, Joe.
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    A young man must fight-literally-for the opportunity to escape his backwater home planet and journey to the stars. A towering young giant growing up on a high-gravity world of perilous plants and savage creatures, Carl Bok is thrilled when he's offered a one-year scholarship to Starschool. As a new student aboard the space-traveling institution, Carl will get the opportunity to visit and learn from sixteen colonized worlds. Best of all, he'll finally escape the dangerous and grueling life of his home planet. A poor "country boy" cast among rich children of privilege, Carl perseveres as he and his classmates prepare to rocket from world to world. While he's still on Earth, however, an unexpected and desperate need for funds forces him to become a professional fighter, a job that well suits his massive size and experience. Carl hopes to earn the money he needs to continue with Starschool by battling a slew of human and bestial adversaries for the entertainment of others. But there are forces behind the scenes with an alien agenda that Carl can neither see nor comprehend-as he and a cadre of young companions undertake an educational odyssey that carries them from Earth to the astonishing artificial planet Construct to a war-torn world called Hell. A Science Fiction Grand Master, the acclaimed author of The Forever War, and the winner of numerous awards including the Hugo and Nebula, Joe Haldeman collaborated with his brother, biologist and science fiction writer Jack C. Haldeman II, to create this gripping tale of a young man's self-discovery and remarkable intergalactic adventures.

  • Author:
    Wagers, K. B.
    Summary:

    Hail Bristol: former runaway princess, interplanetary gunrunner, Empress of Indrana. When the Empire's closest ally asks her to intervene in a galactic military crisis, she embarks on the highest stakes diplomatic mission Indrana has ever faced. Caught between two powerful alien civilizations at each other's throats, Hail has one chance to make peace before all of humanity becomes collateral damage in a full-blown galactic war. There Before the Chaos begins a fresh pulse-pounding space-opera series from an exciting new voice in science fiction.

  • Author:
    Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    Summary:

    A classic novel in the bestselling Darkover series. For three quarters of a century, Darkover has resisted the Terran Empire's efforts in colonization and industrialization. But the leader of Planetary Investments Unlimited (known as Worldwreckers, Inc.) has decided to take on this assignment herself ... for long ago, she had called Darkover home.

  • Author:
    Simak, Clifford D.
    Summary:

    Multiple masterpieces of science fiction from a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author in one volume. From a master of the Golden Age of science fiction, this collection includes: Way Station:Enoch Wallace lives a secluded life in the backwoods of Wisconsin. He carries a nineteenth-century rifle and never seems to age-a fact that has caught the attention of prying government eyes. The truth is Enoch's the last surviving veteran of the American Civil War, and for close to a century, he has operated a secret way station for aliens passing through on journeys to other stars. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him have opened Enoch's eyes to humanity's impending destruction. Time and Again: Twenty years ago, Asher Sutton vanished in the star system 61 Cygni. Now, he has returned to Earth, but the star-traveler is no longer completely human-and he has a message to convey that could have reality-altering consequences for the human galaxy. It's Asher's destiny to change everything, but it could make him a target for time-traveling assassins whose mission it is to silence him at all costs. Good Night, Mr. James: Beginning with the title story-a wry and chilling horror tale about cloning and alien invasion that inspired The Outer Limits episode "The Duplicate Man"-Clifford D. Simak's essential collection of strange, poignant tales of life on tomorrow's Earth and in outer space invites readers into worlds of wonder and imagination that represent literary science fiction at its very best, and prove the author a genre master.

  • Author:
    Simak, Clifford D.
    Summary:

    Two classic novels and a short story collection from the legendary Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author in one volume. This volume from an icon of the Golden Age of science fiction includes: City: In this International Fantasy Award-winning novel, millennia have passed since humankind abandoned Earth, leaving their most loyal animal companions alone. Granted the power of speech centuries earlier, the intelligent, pacifist dogs are the last keepers of human history. With the aid of Jenkins, an ageless service robot, the dogs live in harmony and peace. But now they're threatened by the reawakened remnants of a warlike race called "Man." A Heritage of Stars: More than a thousand years have passed since humankind intentionally destroyed its treacherous technology. The scant knowledge that has survived is kept in monastery-like "universities" where Tom Cushing learns of the legendary "Place of Going to the Stars." On an amazing trek across what was once America, Tom and a band of misfits seek the source of the myth, only to discover an astonishing revelation at the end of their journey. Grotto of the Dancing Deer: Ten tales of wonder, danger, and the future, including the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning "Grotto of the Dancing Deer," in which a man carrying an ancient secret finally speaks up, unable to bear any longer the loneliness he has experienced for millennia; "Over the River," where children from an embattled future are sent back for safekeeping to their ancestors in the peaceful past; "Day of Truce," about the inhabitants of a suburban subdivision who must barricade themselves against bands of roving attackers who invade when the gates open wide one day every year; and seven more stories from a master of speculative fiction.

  • Author:
    Bartlett, Claire Eliza
    Summary:

    She survived the curse. Now she must survive the throne. All Ekata wants is to stay alive—and the chance to prove herself as a scholar. Once Ekata's brother is finally named heir to the dukedom of Kylma Above, there will be nothing to keep her at home with her murderous family. Not her books or her experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a strange sleeping sickness, and no one can find a cure.In the space of a single night, Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother's captivating warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without—and within—her ministry. Nothing has prepared Ekata for diplomacy, for war, for love...or for a crown she has never wanted. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family's magic and power. And if Ekata is to survive, she must quickly decide how she will wield them both. The Winter Duke is an enchanted tale of intrigue by Claire Eliza Bartlett, author of the acclaimed feminist fantasy We Rule the Night .

  • Author:
    Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    Summary:

    A member of the Terran Spaceforce finds himself drawn into the unmapped heart of the Darkovan mountain ranges, away from the trade city into an ancient battle that is to shape the destiny of more than one world.

  • Author:
    Palmer, Ada
    Summary:

    The long years of near-utopia have come to an abrupt end. Peace and order are now figments of the past. Corruption, deception, and insurgency hum within the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location. The heartbreaking truth is that for decades, even centuries, the leaders of the great Hives bought the world’s stability with a trickle of secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction could ever dominate. So that the balance held. The Hives’ façade of solidity is the only hope they have for maintaining a semblance of order, for preventing the public from succumbing to the savagery and bloodlust of wars past. But as the great secret becomes more and more widely known, that façade is slipping away. Just days earlier, the world was a pinnacle of human civilization. Now everyone—Hives and hiveless, Utopians and sensayers, emperors and the downtrodden, warriors and saints—scrambles to prepare for the seemingly inevitable war.

  • Author:
    Burroughs, William S.
    Summary:

    A futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states. Making full use of his inimitable humor, wild imagination, and style, Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating.

  • Author:
    Black, Holly
    Summary:

    After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

  • Author:
    Baxter, Stephen
    Summary:

    The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore. And then sixteen-year-old Phee Laws, surfing Saturn's rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction. Aboard the Wheel, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find a critical situation - and they are suspected by some as the source of the sabotage. They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.

  • Author:
    Crewe, Megan
    Summary:

    Sixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.

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