viernes, 29 de agosto de 2014

Ebook gratuito: Bitterwood, de James Maxey

En estos momentos se puede descargar gratuitamente de Kobo el ebook Bitterwood, que abre la saga Dragon Age de James Maxey. Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela:

Dragons rule the world, united under the powerful dragon king Albekizan. Humans exist as slaves, pets, and prey. Yet one man, the mysterious Bitterwood, resists from the shadows, fighting a long, lonely war. When Bitterwood is blamed for the death of Albekizan’s beloved son, the king launches a full scale campaign to rid the the world of the dragon slayer, even if he must kill all mankind.

Novedad: Family Matters, de Peter F. Hamilton

Ayer se puso a la venta en formato digital Family Matters, una novela corta de Peter F. Hamilton. La historia forma parte de la saga de Greg Mandel y se sitúa cronológicamente después de las novelas Mindstar Rising y A Quantum Murder pero antes de The Nano Flower.

Ésta es su sinopsis:
Richard Townsend would proudly call himself a man of business as he secures a lucrative, though not entirely legal, financial deal. What he believes to be easy money turns his life into a nightmare when detective Amanda Patterson knocks on his door to arrest him under suspicion of murdering the local celebrity, Byrne Tayler. 
On the surface, all the clues seem to point to Richard. But Richard professes his innocence. Desperate to find out the truth, and driven by her remarkable instinct, Amanda seeks advice from an ex-

jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014

Ebook en oferta: Volver a empezar, de Ken Grimwood

Hasta final de mes se puede adquirir en Amazon España el ebook Volver a empezar, de Ken Grimwood, a mitad de precio (3,79€). Es una novela que recomiendo especialmente y que creo que debería ser mucho más conocida de lo que es. 

Ésta es su sinopsis:
Un clásico de los viajes en el tiempo que lanza una pregunta provocadora: ¿qué pasaría si pudieras vivir tu vida otra vez, acordándote de los errores cometidos en el pasado? A Jeff Winston, de 43 años, se le da esta oportunidad varias veces. Atrapado en un matrimonio aburrido y un trabajo sin salidas, muere en 1988 y se despierta en 1963, con 18 años, en el dormitorio de su antigua universidad. Todo es igual que antes, pero con una gran diferencia: Jeff sabe lo que le depara el futuro. Sabe quién ganará cada partido, cada competición nacional, y hasta cómo hacer dinero en Wall Street. Lo único que ignora es por qué ha sido elegido para volver a empezar su vida, ni cuántas veces deberá ganar, y perder, todo lo que tiene.

Vídeo del encuentro con Patrick Rothfuss en el Celsius 232

Aunque Patrick Rothfuss no es uno de mis autores preferidos, debo decir que su amabilidad y su humor me conquistaron totalmente en el Festival Celsius 232. Os traigo hoy la grabación del encuentro con Rothfuss conducido por Diego García Cruz. La calidad no es la mejor, pero creo que merece mucho la pena. 

¡Espero que os guste un montón!



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!