1.) Supers Ex Heroes: by Jamie Hawke
The story follows St. George the Mighty Dragon, a man who has super strength, inpenetrable skin, can breathe fire, and is able to glide through the air. He is the talisman for a community of humans and super-heroes who have built a shelter out of the abandoned Paramount Studios (which they have called The Mount). Together with Stealth (the self-appointed leader and super spy), Gorgon (siphons people's energy through his eyes), Cerberus (genius intellect wrapped up inside a battle-mech), Zzzap (can become pure energy), Regenerator (can heal almost any injury), and a small militia, St. George tries his best to defend The Mount not only from the mindless zombies that now infest the globe, but also other survivors who they compete with for food, water, ammunition and other resources. Life was starting to stabilise for the residents of The Mount until the zombies started regaining thier awareness - a horde of undead who know what they're doing and who have The Mount in their sights.
Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic’s armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother’s command.
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
An ancient legend guards a deadly treasure. When former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake discover a sunken German U-boat at the bottom of the Irish Sea, they find something shocking- the tooth of a prehistoric reptile embedded in the hull. Soon, Maddock and Bones join a beautiful reporter and an eccentric cryptid hunter on an action-packed search for a lost treasure and come face to face with one of the world’s most enduring mysteries.
Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life.
A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life.
Dean’s wife is dead. Her last words: When the ships come...wear the necklace. Then the ships arrived. Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky.
Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew—a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit—until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal. Secretly dosed with an experimental drug, she’s endowed with a shocking new power—but pursued by a treacherous corporation desperate to control her.
The survivors are torn from one another. Sean is hundreds of miles from his daughter. To get to her, he must return home first, and the journey won't be easy. Can he find her again in the ravaged world of the Afflicted?
John Scalzi returns with Head On, the standalone follow-up to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Lock In. Chilling near-future SF with the thrills of a gritty cop procedural, Head On brings Scalzi's trademark snappy dialogue and technological speculation to the future world of sports.