domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

Novedad: Dream Paris, de Tony Ballantyne

Esta semana se ha publicado Dream Paris, de Tony Ballantyne, secuela de Dream London. Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela:
The geography-warping invasion that took over London has been defeated, but thousands of Londonders are missing...Tony Ballantyne reveals a world where reality can no longer be relied upon, in this amazing sequel to Dream London. 
Anna is doing her best: there are lots of other seventeen year olds who are living alone in the partially rebuilt ruins of London. She hopes that by keeping things clean and tidy and by studying hard she can keep the dreams away...

But then a tall, dark stranger with eyes like a fly enters her life. He claims to know where the missing people of London have ended up. He might even know the location of Anna's missing parents. Anna can help, but to do that she will have to let go of what little normality she has managed to gather around herself and begin the journey to Dream Paris..

sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

Crowdfunding: Uncanny Magazine Year Two

La muy recomendable revista de relatos de ciencia ficción y fantasía Uncanny Magazine ha lanzado una campaña de crowdfunding para financiar el segundo año de sus ediciones bimensuales. Esta publicación ha sido, para mí, uno de los descubrimientos más agradables de los últimos meses, con relatos de gran calidad literaria y especulativa, por lo que creo que merece la pena echarle un vistazo (y apoyarla en este crowdfunding, si os parece interesante). 

La campaña ya ha conseguido su principal objetivo por lo que habrá al menos seis números más de la revista. Los editores, Lynne M. Thomas y Michael Damian Thomas, ya tienen confirmados a autores de la talla de Aliette de Bodard o Mary Robinette Kowal. Si se consiguen aún más fondos, se contempla la posibilidad de ampliar el número de relatos originales incluidos en cada número.

La campaña está activa hasta el día 11 de septiembre y se puede participar aportando distintas cantidades, con recompensas que van desde números de la revista en formato digital a encuentros con los autores y editores de la revista, pasando por subscripciones por un año completo y libros autografiados. 

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!