miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014

Ebook en oferta: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, de Karen Joy Fowler

En estos momentos se puede adquirir en Amazon España el ebook We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, de Karen Joy Fowler, por 2,49€. Esta novela fue una de las nominadas al Premio Nebula de este año.

Ésta es su sinopsis:
Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.

Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary's trouble. So now she's telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it's a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice.

It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you're telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern - it's pretty hard to resist - don't worry. One of the few studies Rosemary doesn't quote says that spoilers actually enhance reading.

Novedad: Solaris Rising 3, editada por Ian Whates

Ya está a la venta Solaris Rising 3, una antología de Ian Whates que incluye relatos de autores como Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Tony Ballantyne o Ian Watson

Ésta es su sinopsis:
Following the exceptionally well received, Solaris Rising 1 and and the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Solaris Rising 2 series editor Ian Whates brings even more best-selling and cutting edge SF authors together for the latest extraordinary volume of new original ground-breaking stories. 
These stories are guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, and continue our mission to demonstrate why science fiction remains the most exiting, varied and inspiring of all fiction genres. In Solaris Rising 1 and 2 we showed both the quality and variety that modern science fiction can produce. In Solaris Rising 3, we'll be taking SF into the outer reaches of the universe. Aliette de Bodard, Tony Ballantyne, Julie Czerneda, Ken Liu, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Gareth L Powell, Adam Roberts, Cat Sparks, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Ian Watson, and Sean Williams are just some of the exciting names set to appear.

martes, 26 de agosto de 2014

Ebook gratis: Brave Tails, de A.A. Attanasio

En estos momentos se puede descargar gratuitamente en Amazon España el ebook Brave Tails, de A.A. Attanasio. Ésta es su sinopsis:
Summoned by a vengeful sorcerer snake, an army of malevolent boars has invaded the peaceful haven of Riversplash Mountain. Only a few humble friends from the swamp dare to believe they can prevent the invaders from ravaging their fertile mountain. Farmer mouse Thrym, wise hedgehog Muspul, a father-and-son team of shrews, and the beautiful mouse maiden Olweena dangerously assume the masked identities of the Brave Tails, legendary, sword-wielding heroes of yore who originally rid their land of predators. But these small defenders will need more than masks and swords to stop this brutal onslaught – and the magic they seek is even more dangerous than the boars!

Ebook en oferta: La era de huesos, de Samantha Shannon

El Kindle Flash de hoy en Amazon España es La era de huesos, de Samantha Shannon, que se puede adquirir en formato digital al precio promocional de 1,89€. Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela:
En el año 2059, un siniestro régimen totalitario domina el planeta y los pocos clarividentes son perseguidos por delincuentes. Lo que no saben las masas es que sus dirigentes se han aliado con una fuerza aún más insidiosa, asentada en una ciudad secreta.

Paige Mahoney, de 19 años, trabaja para una poderosa organización del hampa londinense. Paige es fuerte, rápida y tiene un don excepcional: es capaz de entrar en los pensamientos de los demás. En esta sociedad represiva cualquier acto de espiritismo ya es ilegal. Pero Paige comete alta traición por el simple hecho de respirar.

En un mundo en el que los sueños están prohibidos, una joven luchará por su libertad, su vida y el futuro de la humanidad.

Novedad: Echopraxia, de Peter Watts

Ya está a la venta una de las novelas de ciencia ficción más esperadas de los últimos años: Echopraxia, de Peter Watts. Se trata de una obra que comparte universo con Blindsight (Visión ciega) y, de hecho, se ha considerado que es una especia de sidequel de la misma. Ya he tenido la oportunidad de leerla y pronto os ofreceré una reseña completa.

Ésta es su sinopsis:
Prepare for a different kind of singularity in Peter Watts' Echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight

It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it’s all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.
Daniel Bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the Oregon desert, he’s turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out.

Now he’s trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. To his right is a pilot who hasn’t yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows behind. And dead ahead, a handful of rapture-stricken monks takes them all to a meeting with something they will only call “The Angels of the Asteroids.” 
Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself.

lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

Vídeo del encuentro con Tim Powers en el Celsius 232

El vídeo de hoy es uno de los que con más me satisface poder ofreceros. Se trata de la grabación del encuentro con Tim Powers en el Festival Celsius 232, presentado por Jorge Iván Argiz y con Diego García Cruz como intérprete. La charla es estupenda, llena de anécdotas y de buen humor, y os la recomiendo muy especialmente aunque no seáis fans de Powers. ¡Merece muchísimo la pena!

domingo, 24 de agosto de 2014

Novedad: Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume 1, con selección de Laird Barron

Ya está a la venta la antología Year's Best Weird Fiction: 1, que cuenta con la selección de Laird Barron. Estos son los relatos incluidos:

  • “Success”, Michael Blumlein, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov./Dec.
  • “Like Feather, Like Bone”, Kristi DeMeester, Shimmer #17
  • “A Terror”, Jeffrey Ford, Tor.com, July.
  • “The Key to Your Heart Is Made of Brass” , John R. Fultz, Fungi #21
  • “A Cavern of Redbrick”, Richard Gavin, Shadows & Tall Trees #5
  • “The Krakatoan”, Maria Dahvana Headley, Nightmare Magazine/The Lowest Heaven, July.
  • “Bor Urus”, John Langan, Shadow’s Edge
  • “Furnace”, Livia Llewellyn, The Grimscribe’s Puppets
  • “Eyes Exchange Bank” , Scott Nicolay, The Grimscribe’s Puppets
  • “A Quest of Dream”, W.H. Pugmire, Bohemians of Sesqua Valley
  • “(he) Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror”, Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Lovecraft eZine #28
  • “Dr. Blood and the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron”, A.C. Wise, Ideomancer Vol. 12 Issue 2
  • “The Year of the Rat”, Chen Quifan, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August.
  • “Fox into Lady”, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Darkscapes
  • “Olimpia’s Ghost”, Sofia Samatar, Phantom Drift #3
  • “The Nineteenth Step”, Simon Strantzas, Shadows Edge
  • “The Girl in the Blue Coat”, Anna Taborska, Exotic Gothic 5 Vol. 1
  • “In Limbo”, Jeffrey Thomas, Worship the Night
  • “Moonstruck”, Karin Tidbeck, Shadows & Tall Trees #5
  • “Swim Wants to Know If It’s as Bad as Swim Thinks”, Paul Tremblay, Bourbon Penn #8
  • “No Breather in the World But Thee”, Jeff VanderMeer, Nightmare Magazine, March.
  • “Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?”, Damien Angelica Walters, Shock Totem #7.