viernes, 28 de agosto de 2015

Novedad: A Better Way to Die, de Paul Cornell

Hoy se pone a la venta A Better Way to Die, una colección de relatos de Paul Cornell. Estos son su sinopsis y contenidos:
Paul Cornell has written Doctor Who for the BBC, Batman & Robin for DC, and Wolverine for Marvel. He has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, the Eagle Award for his comics, and shares a Writer’s Guild Award for television. He is one of only two people to be Hugo Award nominated for all three media.

A Better Way to Die is his first ever short story collection, providing a comprehensive overview of his work. Featured here are both his contributions to George RR Martin’s Wildcards series and all the Jonathan Hamilton stories, including “One of Our Bastards is Missing”, shortlisted for the Hugo Award in 2010, and “A Better Way to Die”, winner of a BSFA Award in 2011.

With an introduction by John Scalzi, the eBook edition contains 21 stories, representing almost all of Paul's published short fiction to date.

1. Introduction by John Scalzi
2. Sunflower Pump
3. The Greys
4. The Deer Stalker
5. Horror Story
6. Michael Laurits is: DROWNING
7. Global Collider Generation: an Idyll
8. Secret Identity
9. The Occurrence at Slocombe Priory
10. A Map of Lychford
11. The Sensible Folly
12. More (Wild Cards)
13. The Elephant in the Room (Wild Cards)
14. A New Arrival at the House of Love
15. The Ghosts of Christmas
16. Tom
17. Ramesses on the Frontier
18. Zeta Reticuli
19. Catherine Drewe
20. One of our Bastards is Missing
21. The Copenhagen Interpretation
22. A Better Way to Die

jueves, 27 de agosto de 2015

Ebook en oferta: California Bones, de Greg van Eekhout

Hasta fin de mes se puede adquirir el ebook California Bones, de Greg van Eekhout, a precio promocional en varias tiendas online (Amazon ES - 3,29€; Kobo - 3,36€). Ésta es su sinopsis:
When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian. 
When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern California, devoured for the heightened magic layered deep within his bones.

Now, years later, Daniel is a petty thief with a forged identity. Hiding amid the crowds in Los Angeles--the capital of the Kingdom of Southern California--Daniel is trying to go straight. But his crime-boss uncle has a heist he wants Daniel to perform: break into the Hierarch's storehouse of magical artifacts and retrieve Sebastian's sword, an object of untold power. 
For this dangerous mission, Daniel will need a team he can rely on, so he brings in his closest friends from his years in the criminal world. There's Moth, who can take a bullet and heal in mere minutes. Jo Alverado, illusionist. The multitalented Cassandra, Daniel's ex. And, new to them all, the enigmatic, knowledgeable Emma, with her British accent and her own grudge against the powers-that-be. The stakes are high, and the stage is set for a showdown that might just break the magic that protects a long-corrupt regime. 
Extravagant and yet moving, Greg van Eekhout's California Bones is an epic adventure set in a city of canals and secrets and casual brutality--different from the world we know, yet familiar and true.

miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2015

Novedad: Liar's Island, de Tim Pratt

Ayer se puso a la venta Liar's Island, una novela de Tim Pratt situada en el universo de Pathfinder Tales. 

Ésta es su sinopsis:
Rodrick is a con man as charming as he is cunning. Hrym is a talking sword of magical ice, with the soul and spells of an ancient dragon. Together, the two travel the world, parting the gullible from their gold and freezing their enemies in their tracks. But when the two get summoned to the mysterious island of Jalmeray by a king with genies and elementals at his command, they'll need all their wits and charm if they're going to escape with the greatest prize of all-their lives. 
From Hugo Award winner Tim Pratt comes a tale of magic, assassination, monsters, and cheerful larceny, in Pathfinder: Liar's Island, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

martes, 25 de agosto de 2015

Novedad: The Apex Book of World SF 4, antología de Mahvesh Murad


Hoy se pone a la venta la antología The Apex Book of World SF 4, editada por Mahvesh Murad.

Estos son los relatos incluidos:
Vajra Chandrasekera (Sri Lanka) — "Pockets Full of Stones" 
Yukimi Ogawa (Japan) — "In Her Head, In Her Eyes" 
Zen Cho (Malaysia) — "The Four Generations of Chang E" 
Shimon Adaf (Israel) — "Like A Coin Entrusted in Faith" (Traducido por el autor)
Celeste Rita Baker (Virgin Islands) — "Single Entry" 
Nene Ormes (Sweden) — "The Good Matter" (Traducido por Lisa J Isaksson y Nene Ormes) 
JY Yang (Singapore) — "Tiger Baby" 
Isabel Yap (Philippines) — "A Cup of Salt Tears" 
Usman T Malik (Pakistan) — "The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family" 
Kuzhali Manickavel (India) — "Six Things We Found During The Autopsy" 
Elana Gomel (Israel) — "The Farm" 
Haralambi Markov (Bulgaria) — "The Language of Knives" 
Sabrina Huang — "Setting Up Home" (Traducido por Jeremy Tiang) 
Sathya Stone (Sri Lanka) 
Johann Thorsson (Iceland) — "First, Bite a Finger" 
Dilman Dila (Uganda) — "How My Father Became a God" 
Swabir Silayi (Kenya) — "Colour Me Grey" 
Deepak Unnikrishnan (The Emirates) — "Sarama" 
Chinelo Onwualu (Nigeria) — "The Gift of Touch" 
Saad Z. Hossain (Bangaldesh) — "Djinns Live by the Sea" 
Bernardo Fernández (Mexico) — "The Last Hours of The Final Days" (Traducido por el autor) 
Natalia Theodoridou (Greece) — "The Eleven Holy Numbers of the Mechanical Soul" 
Samuel Marolla (Italy) — "Black Tea" (Traducido por by Andrew Tanzi) 
Julie Novakova (Czech Republic) — "The Symphony of Ice and Dust" 
Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Netherlands) — "The Boy Who Cast No Shadow" (Traducido por Laura Vroomen) 
Sese Yane (Kenya) — "The Corpse" 
Tang Fei — "Pepe" (Traducido por John Chu) 
Rocío Rincón Fernández (Spain) — "The Lady of the Soler Colony" (Traducido por James y Marian Womack)

lunes, 24 de agosto de 2015

Vídeo: Presentación de Retrofuturismos en la Semana Negra

Hoy os traigo un vídeo de la presentación de la antología Retrofuturismos en la Semana Negra de Gijón. Participan Elia Barceló y Noemí Sabugal.

¡Que lo disfrutéis!



domingo, 23 de agosto de 2015

Ganadores de los Premios Hugo 2015

De madrugada se anunciaron los ganadores de los Premios Hugo 2015. Podéis verlos a continuación, en negrita, junto con el resto de nominados:
MEJOR NOVELA
  • Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books)
  • The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) (Tor Books)
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Jim Butcher (Roc Books)
  • The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, traducción de Ken Liu (Tor Books)
MEJOR NOVELA CORTA
  • Desierto
  • Big Boys Don’t Cry, Tom Kratman (Castalia House)
  • “Flow”, Arlan Andrews, Sr. (Analog, Nov 2014)
  • One Bright Star to Guide Them, John C. Wright (Castalia House)
  • “Pale Realms of Shade”, John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House)
  • “The Plural of Helen of Troy”,  John C. Wright (City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis, Castalia House)
MEJOR RELATOS
  • “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium”, Gray Rinehart (Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, May 2014)
  • “Championship B’tok”, Edward M Lerner (Analog, Sept 2014)
  • “The Day the World Turned Upside Down”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, traducción de Lia Belt (Lightspeed, 04-2014)
  • “The Journeyman: In the Stone House”, Michael F. Flynn (Analog, June 2014)
  • “The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale”, Rajnar Vajra (Analog, Jul/Aug 2014)
MEJOR RELATO CORTO
  • Desierto
  • “On A Spiritual Plain”, Lou Antonelli (Sci Phi Journal #2, Nov 2014)
  • “The Parliament of Beasts and Birds”, John C. Wright (The Book of Feasts & Seasons, Castalia House)
  • “A Single Samurai”, Steven Diamond (The Baen Big Book of Monsters, Baen Books)
  • “Totaled”, Kary English (Galaxy’s Edge magazine, July 2014)
  • “Turncoat”, Steve Rzasa (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House)
MEJOR OBRA DE NO FICCIÓN
  • Desierto
  • “The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF”, Ken Burnside (Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House)
  • Letters from Gardner, Lou Antonelli (The Merry Blacksmith Press)
  • Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth, John C. Wright (Castalia House)
  • “Why Science is Never Settled”, Tedd Roberts (Baen.com)
  • Wisdom from my Internet, Michael Z. Williamson (Patriarchy Press)
MEJOR CÓMIC
  • Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona & Jake Wyatt, (Marvel Comics)
  • Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery, Kurtis J. Weibe, Roc Upchurch (Image Comics)
  • Zombie Nation Book #2: Reduce Reuse Reanimate, Carter Reid (The Zombie Nation)
  • Saga, Volume 3, Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick, Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)
MEJOR PRESENTACIÓN DRAMÁTICA (FORMA LARGA)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Ed Brubaker, Anthony Russo & Joe Russo ((Marvel Entertainment, Perception, Sony Pictures Imageworks)
  • Edge of Tomorrow, Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, Doug Liman (Village Roadshow; RatPac-Dune Entertainment; 3 Arts Entertainment; Viz Productions)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn & Nicole Perlman, James Gunn (Marvel Studios, Moving Picture Company)
  • Interstellar, Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan (Paramount Pictures, as Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Lynda Obst Productions, Syncopy)
  • The Lego Movie Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, LEGO System A/S, Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures, Warner Bros. Animation (as Warner Animation Group))
MEJOR PRESENTACIÓN DRAMÁTICA (FORMA CORTA)
  • Doctor Who: “Listen”, Steven Moffat, Douglas Mackinnon (BBC Television)
  • The Flash: “Pilot”, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns, David Nutter (The CW; Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper”, David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, Alex Graves ((HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Grimm: “Once We Were Gods”, Alan DiFiore, Steven DePaul (NBC; GK Productions, Hazy Mills Productions, Universal TV)
  • Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”, Graham Manson, John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions, Space/BBC America)
MEJOR EDITOR (FORMA CORTA)
  • Desierto
  • Jennifer Brozek
  • Vox Day
  • Mike Resnick
  • Edmund R. Schubert
  • Bryan Thomas Schmidt
MEJOR EDITOR (FORMA LARGA)
  • Desierto
  • Vox Day
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Jim Minz
  • Anne Sowards
  • Toni Weisskopf
MEJOR ARTISTA PROFESIONAL
  • Julie Dillon
  • Jon Eno
  • Nick Greenwood
  • Alan Pollack
  • Carter Reid
MEJOR SEMIPROZINE
  • Abyss & Apex, Wendy Delmater
  • Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Association Incorporated, editores David Kernot & Sue Bursztynski
  • Lightspeed Magazine, John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, & Christie Yant
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Scott H. Andrews
  • Strange Horizons, Niall Harrison
MEJOR FANZINE
  • Black Gate, John O’Neill
  • Elitist Book Reviews, Steve Diamond
  • Journey Planet, James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Alissa McKersie, Colin Harris & Helen Montgomery
  • The Revenge of Hump Day, Tim Bolgeo
  • Tangent SF Online, Dave Truesdale
MEJOR FANCAST
  • Adventures in SF Publishing, Brent Bower, Kristi Charish, Timothy C. Ward & Moses Siregar III
  • Dungeon Crawlers Radio, Daniel Swenson, Travis Alexander & Scott Tomlin, Dale Newton , Damien Swenson
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts & Andrew Finch
  • The Sci Phi Show, Jason Rennie
  • Tea and Jeopardy, Emma Newman & Peter Newman
MEJOR ESCRITOR NO PROFESIONAL
  • Dave Freer
  • Amanda S. Green
  • Jeffro Johnson
  • Laura J. Mixon
  • Cedar Sanderson
MEJOR ARTISTA NO PROFESIONAL
  • Ninni Aalto
  • Brad Foster
  • Elizabeth Leggett
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles
PREMIO CAMPBELL AL MEJOR ESCRITOR DEBUTANTE
  • Wesley Chu
  • Jason Cordova
  • Kary English
  • Rolf Nelson
  • Eric. S. Raymond

Ebook gratis: Fire with Fire, de Charles Gannon

La novela Fire with Fire, de Charles Gannon, que fue finalista del Premio Nebula 2013, se puede descargar gratuitamente en Amazon España. Ésta es su sinopsis:
2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth's Moon—a history-making clandestine project—and ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his troubles. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a changed world. Humanity has achieved faster-than-light travel and is pioneering nearby star systems. And now, Riordan is compelled to become an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan's mission: travel to a newly settled world and investigate whether a primitive local species was once sentient—enough so to have built a lost civilization.

However, arriving on site in the Delta Pavonis system, Caine discovers that the job he's been given is anything but secret or safe. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his every step, it's clear that someone doesn't want his mission to succeed. In the end, it takes the keen insights of an intelligence analyst and a matching instinct for intrigue to ferret out the truth: that humanity is neither alone in the cosmos nor safe. Earth is revealed to be the lynchpin planet in an impending struggle for interstellar dominance, a struggle into which it is being irresistibly dragged. Discovering new dangers at every turn, Riordan must now convince the powers-that-be that the only way for humanity to survive as a free species is to face the perils directly—and to fight fire with fire.