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Vigilance / Robert Jackson Bennett.

Vigilance /  Robert Jackson Bennett.
Robert Jackson Bennett's Vigilance is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence. The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces Vigilance, a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats. Shooters are introduced into a game environment, and the survivors get a cash prize. The TV audience is not the only one that's watching though, and McDean soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the camera.


Today I am Carey / by Martin L. Shoemaker.

Today I am Carey /  by Martin L. Shoemaker.
Mildred is dying of Alzheimer's Disease. As her memories fade, she requires the aid of a full-time android to assist her in her everyday life. The android's duty: to tend to Mildred as Alzheimer's steals her away one memory at a time, and to pretend to be her absent family. Soon, Mildred passes away, and the android Carey must find a new purpose in the world--and in its new family: Paul Owens, the overworked businessman. Susan Owens, the dedicated teacher. And Millie, a curious little girl who will grow up alongside her android best friend. As the humans around it age and change, Carey struggles to understand life's challenges and to make its own path. Carey must learn to live. To grow. To care. Today I Am Carey is a story about life... and an android's memories.


Ancestral night / Elizabeth Bear.

Ancestral night /  Elizabeth Bear.
Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually. Theirs is the perilous and marginal existence--with barely enough chance of striking it fantastically big--just once--to keep them coming back for more. They pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human and alien vessels. But when they make a shocking discovery about a long-thought-dead alien species, it may be the thing that could tip the perilous peace mankind has found into war--


Powers of a girl : 65 Marvel women who punched the sky & changed the universe / written by Lorraine Cink ; illustrated by Alice X. Zhang.

Powers of a girl : 65 Marvel women who punched the sky & changed the universe / written by Lorraine Cink ; illustrated by Alice X. Zhang.
Explores the lives of exceptional and diverse women of the Marvel Universe. Filled with inspirational lessons and clever observations, each section digs into what these relatable women can teach us all about growth, bravery, and the true meaning of strength. Paired with over one hundred original, vibrant, and emotive illustrations, this book balances the responsibility and the fun that comes with being a hero.~Character guide to the women of the Marvel Universe, explaining their early lives and how they became superheroes.


 

 

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