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Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Par Kage Baker. 2009
Former British Arean Company (BAC) employee Mary Griffith and others are stranded after BAC's Martian experiment fails. Mary establishes a…barter-and-trade system at her new bar, the Empress of Mars. But when BAC attempts to reclaim colonist land, Mary and her patrons must find ways to outwit the company. 2009.
Par Frank Herbert. 1977
In his latest assignment, Saboteur Extraordinary Jorj X. McKie is sent to planet Dosadi to investigate an experiment that has…gotten out of hand. Humans and Gowachin have been confined there in overcrowded conditions, and an interstellar war is imminent. Companion to "Whipping Star". c1977.
Par Ellen Datlow. 2003
16 new ghost stories, varied in locale, period, and style, including westerns, faux memoirs, and romance. In Glenn Hirshberg's "Dancing…Men," the ghost is the shadow of the Holocaust, which haunts a survivor of the concentration camps. A grandfather clock is animated by the spirit of a murder victim in "The Ghost of the Clock", while the lingering influence of a madwoman who terrorizes a child appears in "Feeling Remains". Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Iain Lawrence. 2005
After his father is hauled off to prison, Tom Tin has to survive on the mean streets of 19th century…London. He finds, and loses, a diamond; joins a street gang; and helps a grave robber steal a corpse. When he is sentenced to seven years on a prison ship for boys, Tom decides to plan his escape. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. Followed by "The cannibals". 2005.
Par Robert Charles Wilson. 2001
Scott Warden is studying Thai beach culture and struggling to support his wife and daughter when a large monument appears…in the jungle. The artifact is a chronolith commemorating the conquest of Thailand--20 years in the future. When Warden returns to the U.S., more chronoliths appear, to devastating effect. As the chronoliths approach America, Scott joins Hitch Paley and Sue Chopra in a race to find a way to change the future.
Par Dewey Lambdin. 2004
British captain Alan Lewrie is sent to 1799 New Orleans in pursuit of pirates. New Orleans seems dominated by seductive…women, especially the pirate ringleader Charité, who is plotting an insurrection against Louisiana's slothful Spanish rulers that will reunite it with Republican France, and forestall a takeover by the uncouth but energetic Americans. Some strong language. Descriptions of violence. Explicit descriptions of sex. c2004. (Alan Lewrie ; 12)
Par Charles Sheffield. 1997
Bored and spoiled fifteen-year-old Shelby Cheever leaves his pampered existence on Earth for the disciplined rigors of survival in outer…space. Shelby takes a cruise trip to the asteroid mines. But when he accidentally boards a ship to open space, his real adventures begin. Senior High. 1997.
Par Julian F Thompson. 2000
Sixteen-year-old Terry stows away on a yacht that was stolen by young Mick and is sailing south. Mick is washed…overboard during a tropical storm. Terry is rescued and held for ransom by an eccentric pirate family that is looking for buried treasure. Senior High. 2000.
Par Stephen Baxter, Arthur C Clarke. 2005
London, 2037. UN peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt, newly returned from an alternate Earth, faces catastrophe - within five years a massive…solar flare will annihilate earthly life. Scientists race to construct a shield but discover the sunstorm is no natural disaster. Sequel to "Time's Eye" (DC27487). Some descriptions of sex. 2005. (A time odyssey ; 2)
Par Jeffrey A Carver. 1995
In "Neptune Crossing", John Bandicut saved the Earth from a comet but lost his alien friend Charlie in the process.…Now John awakens to find himself stranded in an artificial structure, Shipworld, with two humanoids and a new alien friend, IK, who wants John for a new mission. 1996, c1995.
Par Poul Anderson. 1998
Astronomers have discovered the possibility of advanced civilizations in the far reaches of the galaxy. A group of ten scientists…boards the starship Envoy for a journey that will take thousands of years to complete. Although they eventually encounter another civilization, they are unprepared for the ramifications of their adventure. 1998.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2006
Fifteen-year-old Tally from "Pretties" (DC29400), her boyfriend Zane, and their boss Shay have been reconstructed into super-strong paramilitary "specials." When…they are sent to capture rebels who want to return to an unaltered state of mind, part of Tally wants to resist her programming. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. Followed by "Extras" (DC32654). 2006. (Uglies series ; 3)
Par Alison Goodman. 1998
Joss Aaronson is close to being expelled from the university where she studies time travel. Mavkel, a newly arrived telepathic…student from another planet, then selects her as his study partner and roommate. When Joss discovers she is being stalked by an assassin, the two combine skills to search for reasons. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 1998.
Par Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos. 1999
National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) investigators Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala use their aquatic skills and keen minds to…try to retrieve a mysterious object from an armored car on the sunken Andrea Doria. They face numerous adventures fraught with complications and impeded by political schemes. Bestseller. 1999.
Par Dewey Lambdin. 2002
Captain Alan Lewrie sets sail aboard HMS Proteus for the West Indies, where General Toussaint L'Ouverture leads a slave rebellion…in France's Saint Domingue colony. Lewrie patrols for privateers, French warships, and anything suspicious. Sequel to "King's Captain". Strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2002. (Alan Lewrie naval adventure series ; 10)
Par Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo. 2004
In the remote wastes of Greenland, a young scientist has unearthed a 50,000 year-old meteorite known as the Sacred Stone,…which he soon discovers possesses potentially catastrophic radioactive power. The astounding find places him in the crossfire of two opposing terrorist groups who seek the stone for themselves. Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Juan Cabrillo and his ship of high-tech mercenaries must fight to protect the scientist and the Sacred Stone - and prevent the outbreak of World War III. c2004.
Par Stephen J Cannell. 2003
While hospitalized for heart problems, attorney Herman Strockmire learns an employee has been murdered after downloading a biotech firm's files.…Postponing surgery, Strockmire, his daughter Susan, and ex-cop Jack Wirta uncover a government project to genetically engineer manlike creatures as disposable soldiers. Some descriptions of violence and strong language. 2003.
Par Nora Roberts. 1998
In Sea Swept, the three Quinn brothers returned to their home on Maryland's eastern shore to care for their adopted…brother Seth. Because Cam and Phillip are now involved in other matters, it falls to Ethan to attend to Seth. Ethan also spends time with Grace, a longtime area resident whom he has always loved. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. Followed by "Inner Harbor". (Quinn brothers trilogy ; 2) 1998.
Par Dudley Pope. 1988
1806. Aboard Calypso in the Mediterranean, Captain Ramage receives orders to track down and destroy Barbary Coast pirates, called Saracens,…who are kidnapping slaves and terrorizing Sicilian fishing villages. Ramage also attempts to rescue hundreds of the Saracens’ Italian prisoners. Sequel to “Ramage at Trafalgar”. Followed by “Ramage & the Dido”. Descriptions of violence. 2002, c1988. (Lord Ramage novels ; 17)