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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of science fiction are new at the main Allen County Public Library downtown.

 

“Radicalized” by Cory Doctorow

This book offers four urgent science fiction novellas of America's present and future that are connected by social, technological and economic visions of today and what our nation could be in the near future.

 

“The Amateurs” by Liz Harmer

The newest product from PINA, the world's largest tech company, “Port” is a curiously irresistible device that offers the impossible: space-time travel mysteriously powered by nostalgia and longing. Step inside a Port and find yourself transported to wherever and whenever your heart desires: a bygone youth, a dreamed-of future, the fabled past.

 

“A Memory Called Empire”by Arkady Martine

Taking over for an ambassador who died a suspicious death, Mahit Dzmare investigates the potential murder while navigating the alien culture of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire, which is hiding a technological secret that could affect the universe.

 

“Infinite Detail”by Tim Maughan

When cyberterrorists shut down the internet for good, causing communications to collapse, Mary, who lives in the Croft, a digital no-man's land, uses her gift of seeing those presumed dead to stay alive in this new world order.

 

“The Chaos Function” by Jack Skillingstead

An intense, high-stakes sci-fi thriller that asks: If technology enabled you to save the life of someone you love, would you do so even if it might doom millions?