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Upcoming Sci-Fi Releases - January 2018
« on: Wednesday 03, 2018, 02: pm »

So there are some exciting titles coming this month to sci-fi fans!




Emergence (Foreigner 19) by C.J. Cherryh


Release date -  2, January, 2018


Synopsis -


The nineteenth book in C.J. Cherryh's beloved Foreigner space opera series begins a new era for diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace he has struck between human refugees and the alien atevi.


Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard five thousand human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland: rather to the territory reserved for human, the island of Mospheira.


Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government. For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space.


Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35664108-emergence?from_search=true




Cobra Traitor (Cobra Rebellion 3) by Timothy Zahn


Release date - 2, January, 2018


Synopsis - CONCLUSION TO THE COBRA REBELLION TRILOGY


Cobras: technologically enhanced warriors bred to fight an alien menace no ordinary human can withstand.


Once the Cobras fought the implacable alien invaders, the Trofts, to an uneasy stalemate. But in recent years they have faced an enemy more insidious, the oppressive regime known as the Dominion of Man. Now, the Cobra Worlds find themselves under the boot heels of the Dominion, forced into what amounts to slavery, living under martial law. But two clans of Cobras—the Moreaus and the Brooms—will not stand idly by and let the Dominion run roughshod over their home worlds.


Now a threat from without looms. The alien Troft are again planning an attack. Before, they came to conquer. This time they’ve come to annihilate. If the Cobras are to survive, they may have to do the unthinkable: align themselves with the hated Dominion.


Cobras are not known for taking the easy path—and this may be the hardest path of all. But If the Cobras can manage to avoid complete destruction or abject slavery, a new day may finally dawn on the Cobra worlds. The day of Freedom.


Book nine in the Cobra series and the conclusion of the Cobra Rebellion trilogy, from #1 New York Times best-selling author Timothy Zahn.


Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34466818-cobra-traitor?ac=1&from_search=true




Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga 4) by Pierce Brown


Release date - 16, January, 2018


Synopsis -


hey call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.


A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?


And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:


A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.


An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.


And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.


Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.


Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33257757-iron-gold?ac=1&from_search=true



Elysium Fire (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency 2) by Alastair Reynolds


Release date -  23, January, 2018


Synopsis - A brilliant new space opera from "leading light" (LA Review of Books) Alastair Reynolds.


Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise.


But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives.


Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these "melters" leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths...


As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies.


Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35601772-elysium-fire?ac=1&from_search=true




Neogenesis by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller


Release date -  9, January, 2018


Synopsis -


In this sequel to The Gathering Edge, sentient smart ships survive in secret after being outlawed, aided by human allies. But rumors of a new “Self Aware Logic” pique the interest of all who’d like to push the boundaries of AI, for better and worse.


The Complex Logic Laws were the result of a war waged hundreds of years in the past, when two human powers threw massive AI navies at each other and nearly annihilated themselves.  Being human, they blamed their tools for this near miss; destroyed what was left of the sentient ships, and made it illegal to be, manufacture, or shelter an independent logic.


Strangely, however, the Free Ships and other AIs did not turn themselves in or suicide, they merely became wary of humans, and stayed under their scans.  A clandestine support network grew up, including hidden yards where smart ships were manufactured, and mentors, humans specially trained to ease a new intelligence into the universe, socialize them, and teach them what they needed to know to survive.


Among those with a stake in the freedom of Independent Logics is Theo Waitley, who is somewhat too famously the captain of intelligent ship Bechimo. Theo's brother, Val Con yos'Phelium, presides over a household that has for a generation employed an AI butler.  Recently, he approved the "birth" of the butler's child, who was sent, with human mentor Tolly Jones, to rescue or destroy an orphaned AI abandoned at a remote space station.


Then there's Uncle, the shadowy mastermind from the Old Universe, whose many projects often skirt the boundaries of law, both natural and man-made – and the puppet-masters at the Lyre Institute, whose history is just as murky – and a good deal less honorable.


All have an interest in the newly-awakening Self-Aware Logic that is rumored to have the power to destroy universes.


The question is:  Who will get to it first?


Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34466816-neogenesis?ac=1&from_search=true





Points of Impact (Frontlines 6) by Marko Kloos


Release date -  9, January, 2018


Synopsis -


Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before…


Earth’s armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.


Earth’s game changer? New advanced ships and weapons, designed to hunt and kill Lankies and place humanity’s militaries on equal footing with their formidable foes. Andrew and his wife, Halley, both now burdened with command responsibilities and in charge of more lives than just their own, are once again in humanity’s vanguard as they prepare for this new phase in the war. But the Lankies have their own agenda…and in war, the enemy doesn’t usually wait until you are prepared. As Andrew is once again plunged into the chaos and violence of war with an unyielding species, he is forced to confront the toll this endless conflict is taking on them all, and the high price of survival…at any cost.


Link - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35391324-points-of-impact?ac=1&from_search=true
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