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Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of science fiction are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.

“The Arrest” by Jonathan Lethem

Working as an organic farmer in a near-future world devoid of technology, a former Los Angeles screenwriter unexpectedly reconnects with his once-famous partner, who has retrofitted a nuclear-powered digger to launch an unknown agenda.

“The Effort” by Claire Holroyde

Discovering that a dark comet near Jupiter will eventually hit Earth and destroy all known life, a NASA Near-Earth Object scientist and his indomitable girlfriend assemble an international team to prevent a global catastrophe.

“Winter's Orbit” by Everina Maxwell

After being forced by his emperor grandfather into a marriage of convenience to unite their planets, Prince Kiem discovers that his intended, Count Jainan, is a suspect in his late husband's death despite it being ruled an accident.

“Remote Control” by Nnedi Okorafor

When an alien artifact turns her into Death's adopted daughter, Sankofa, with her name being the only tie to her family and her past, searches for answers as cities fall in her wake.

“We Could Be Heroes” by Mike Chen

Two superpowered individuals who have lost all memory of their real identities use their respective powers to commit or fight crime before teaming up together to stop the mad scientist behind a devastating medical conspiracy.

“The Echo Wife” by Sarah Gailey

A precarious arrangement involving a man, his wife and his wife's clone explodes in a violent confrontation that forces the two women to figure out a creative way to stay out of prison.

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