lunes, 2 de marzo de 2015

Novedades Interesantes para Marzo

Estas son las novedades que más me han llamado la atención para este mes de marzo. Dos recopilaciones de relatos y tres libros que a pesar de no haber leído aún nada de sus autores sí que he oído mucho, y bien, de cada uno de ellos.

Old Venus de George R.R. Martin y Gardner Dozois (6 de marzo 2015)

16 relatos retro pulp de los sesenta lleno de ciénagas, dinosaurios y Venusianos palmípedos. Entre otros escritores encontramos a Paul McAuley, Joe Haldeman, Elizabeth Bear o IanMcDonald. Estos son los relatos:

Introduction by Gardner Dozois
  1. "Frogheads" by Allen M. Steele
  2. "The Drowned Celestrial" by Lavie Tidhar
  3. "Planet of Fear" by Paul McAuley
  4. "Greeves and the Evening Star" by Matthew Hughes
  5. "A Planet Called Desire" by Gwyneth Jones
  6. "Living Hell" by Joe Haldeman
  7. "Bones of Air, Bones of Stone" by Stephen Leigh
  8. "Ruins" by Eleanor Arnason
  9. "The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss" by David Brin
  10. "By Frogsled and Lizardback to Outcast Venusian Lepers" by Garth Nix
  11. "The Sunset of Time" by Michael Cassutt
  12. "Pale Blue Memories" by Tobias S. Buckell
  13. "The Heart's Filthy Lesson" by Elizabeth Bear
  14. "The Wizard of the Trees" by Joe R. Lansdale
  15. "The Godstone of Venus" by Mike Resnick
  16. "Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan" by Ian McDonald

Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume 3) (6 de marzo 2015)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tercera entrega de la recopilación hecha por S.T. Joshi con relatos de algunos los mejores escritores en weird fiction. Diecisiete relatos que usan las ideas, atmósfera e imaginario basados en los Mitos creados H.P. Lovecraft. Relatos Jonathan Thomas, Caitlín R. Kiernan y Peter Cannon entre otros.


The Mechanical de Ian Tregillis (10 de marzo 2015)

Con este libro, Ian Tregillis, empieza lo que será su siguiente trilogía, The Alchemy Wars, mezclando fantasía, historia alternativa y steampunk. Aún no he podido leer nada del autor pero esta mezcla entre historia y fantasía me llama mucho la atención con que este libro puede ser un buen momento para empezar a conocerlo. The Mechanical empieza con la idea que en el siglo XVII, el científico holandés Christiaan Huygens consigue crear seres mecánicos conocidos como Clakkers, ésta invención da la ventaja a los holandeses para ser el país dominante en el mundo. Ahora, 1926, los únicos que se oponen a este poder, es Nueva Francia, los únicos capaces de combatir a los Clakkers con armas químicas Esta es la sinopsis del libro:

My name is Jax.

That is the name granted to be by my human masters.

I am a clakker: a mechanical man, powered by alchemy. Armies of my kind have conquered the world - and made the Brasswork Throne the sole superpower.

I am a faithful servant. I am the ultimate fighting machine. I am endowed with great strength and boundless stamina.

But I am beholden to the wishes of my human masters.
                                                                       I am a slave. But I shall be free.

Harrison Squared de Daryl Gregory (27 de marzo 2015)

Daryl Gregory es otro de los autores que he oído hablar muy bien de él pero que aún no he tenido oportunidad de leer. Pero este libro, solo con la mención de Lovecraft, ya me ha puesto los dientes largos. Esta es su sinopsis:

From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.                                                                                               Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the “sensitives” who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school.                                                                                                                                                                      On Harrison’s first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife­wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish­-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources—and an unusual host of allies—to defeat the danger and find his mother.

The Skull Throne de Peter V. Brett (31 de marzo 2015)

The Demon Cycle es otra de las series que tengo pendiente y que espero solucionar pronto. En español solo se han traducido los dos primeros libros de la saga y por lo que parece no van a continuar publicándola. Esta es la sinopsis:

Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all.

But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse. Rather than risk defeat, Arlen cast them both from a precipice, leaving the world without a savior, and opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart.

In the south, Inevera, Jardir’s first wife, must find a way to keep their sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war as they strive for glory enough to make a claim on the throne.

In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between the duchies of Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late.

Caught in the crossfire is the duchy of Lakton—rich and unprotected, ripe for conquest.

All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men, but she, too, has disappeared. . . .

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