Title:Acceptance
Media Type:Book
Author:Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN:9780008139124
Status:Available

The Southern Reach trilogy draws to a close and it is winter in Area X.

One last, desperate team embarks across the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they’ve been seeking. As they press deeper into the unknown, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting.

The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound – or terrifying.

Book 3 of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Title:Authority
Media Type:Book
Author:Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN:9780008139117
Status:Available

The Southern Reach is a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten.

Following its tumultuous twelfth expedition into Area X, the agency is in chaos. Its new head wants to be known as “Control” and he needs to control Area X. From interrogations, hidden notes, and profoundly troubling video footage, the mysteries of Area X begin to reveal themselves.

And they are more sinister than anyone could have known.

Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Title:Annihilation
Media Type:Book
Author:Jeff Vandermeer
ISBN:9780008139100
Status:Available

Welcome to Area X. An Edenic wilderness, an environmental disaster zone, a mystery for thirty years. The Southern Reach, a secretive government agency, has sent eleven expeditions to investigate Area X. One has ended in mass suicide, another in a hail of gunfire, the eleventh in a fatal cancer epidemic.

Now four women embark on the twelfth expedition into the unknown.

Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Title:Ready Player One
Media Type:Book
Author:Ernest Kline
ISBN:9780099560432
Status:Available

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

Title:Slabscape: Dammit
Media Type:Book
Author:S. Spencer Baker
ISBN:9780993030505
Status:Available

There’s a stop sign the size of a solar system slap-bang in their way and Louie thinks that SlabCouncil really should be paying more attention to it. Meanwhile, Dielle’s desire to invest in a diversion gets him diverted in ways he couldn’t have imagined.

Title:Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft
Media Type:Book
Author:H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN:9780345384218
Status:Available

A collection of short stories by H. P. Lovecraft know as the Dream Cycle. Including:
The Doom That Came To Sarnath – Hate, genocide, and a deadly curse consume the land of Mnar
The Statement Of Randolph Carter – “You fool, Warren is DEAD!”
The Nameless City – Death lies beneath the shifting sands, in a story linking the Dream Cycle with the legendary Cthulhu Mythos
The Cats Of Ulthar – In Ulthar, no man may kill a cat…and woe unto any who tries
The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath – The epic nightmare adventure with tendrils stretching throughout the entire Dream Cycle
And twenty more short stories.

Tales of Pirx the Pilot

The adventures of a hapless space pilot, whose missions beyond the Earth are fraught with disasters. The book traces Pirx’s career from clumsy space cadet to commander of a notorious spaceship with ghostly secrets.

Return from the Stars

Hal Bregg is an astronaut who returns from a space mission in which only 10 biological years have passed for him, while 127 years have elapsed on earth. He finds that the earth has changed beyond recognition, filled with human beings who have been medically neutralized. How does an astronaut join a civilization that shuns risk?

The Invincible

An interstellar 2nd-class cruiser called Invincible lands on Regis III, which seems bleakly uninhabited, to investigate the loss of sister ship, Condor.

On a snowy night in Prague, Natasha must fight her way out of disaster alongside the Winter Soldier! Meanwhile, Isaiah has business in London, but a simple plan soon gets very complicated. Then, the Black Widow finds herself fighting against – or alongside? – the Punisher for access to a deadly criminal network. But trapped on an exploding oil rig with Crossbones and his Skull Squad, will Frank and Natasha complete their missions…or take each other out? And because you demanded it: Hawkeye! But how could his fight with the Widow cost Isaiah his life? Finally, in the wake of Wolverine’s death, Black Widow bonds with the despondent X-23 over punching and espionage. Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto continue their run on one of the most acclaimed books of the year!

Collecting: Black Widow 7-12, Punisher 9

Title:Serenity: Better Days
Media Type:Graphic Novel
Authors:Brett Matthews, Joss Whedon
Status:Available

Serenity: Better Days follows everyone’s favorite space cowboys in a thrilling, action-packed adventure, where Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity’s crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it means losing the cash prize of a lifetime!

Title:Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale
Media Type:Graphic Novel
Authors:Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon
Status:Available

One of Serenity’s greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd’s Tale, filling in the life of one of the show’s most beloved characters – Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup?

Title:Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Media Type:Graphic Novel
Author:Zack Whedon
Status:Available

In the film version of Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire universe the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister government organisation, The Alliance. Leaves on the Wind, the official follow-up to the film, finds the crew hiding out since becoming the world’s most wanted. River uncovers more secrets, leaving these former Browncoats on a dangerous mission against the Alliance that will, with luck, bring the world together again.

Title:East of Ealing
Media Type:Book
Author:Robert Rankin
ISBN:0552138436
Status:Available

Something sinister is happening east of Ealing. The prophecies of The Book of Revelation are being fulfilled.

Lateinos & Romiith, a vast financial network, is changing all the rules with a plan to bar-code every living punter and dispense with old-fashioned money. A diabolical scheme, which would not only end civilisation as we know it, but seriously interfere with drinking habits at the Flying Swan.

Can Armageddon, Apocalypse and other inconveniences of the modern age be stopped by the humble likes of Pooley and Omally, even with the help of Professor Slocombe and the time-warped Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street…?

Title:Mostly Harmless
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330323113
Status:Available

Arthur Dent hadn’t had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up.

Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter.

There’s nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away – Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe.

After all – he’s encountered most of them before…

Volume Five in the Trilogy of Five

Title:So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330287001
Status:Available

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams.

Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it.

And in a dramatic break with tradition – actually find it…

Volume Four in the Trilogy of Five

Title:Life, the Universe and Everything
Media Type:Book
Author:Douglas Adams
ISBN:0330267388
Status:Available

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

Volume Three in the Trilogy of Five