martes, 2 de septiembre de 2014

Ebook en oferta: The Dreaming Void, de Peter F. Hamilton

Hasta final de mes se puede adquirir en formato digital en Amazon España la novela The Dreaming Void, que abre la trilogía The Void de Peter F. Hamilton, por 0,99€. Ésta es la sinopsis del libro:
AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. A powerful navy protects it from any hostile species that may lurk among the stars. For Commonwealth citizens, even death has been overcome. At its centre is a massive black hole. This Void is not a natural artefact. Inside there is a strange universe where the laws of physics are very different to those we know. It is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core - one day it will have devoured the entire galaxy. Inigo, a human, has started to dream of a wonderful existence of the Void. He has a following of millions of believers. They now clamour to make a pilgrimage into the Void to live the life they have been shown. Other starfaring species fear their migration will cause the Void to expand again. They are prepared to stop them no matter what the cost. And so the pilgrimage begins . . .

Novedad: Acceptance, de Jeff VanderMeer

Hoy se publica Acceptance, la esperada conclusión de The Southern Reach Trilogy de Jeff Vandermeer. Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela:
The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing and evocative Southern Reach trilogy.
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown – navigating new terrain and new challenges – the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound – or terrifying.

lunes, 1 de septiembre de 2014

Vídeo del encuentro con Brandon Sanderson en el Celsius 232

Posiblemente mi autor favorito de entre los asistentes al pasado Festival Celsius 232 es Brandon Sanderson. En el vídeo que os ofrezco hoy, se puede ver la interesantísima charla que ofreció en Avilés, presentado por Laura Fernández y, como siempre, con la traducción de Diego García Cruz

Dada la enorme asistencia a la charla, no pude conseguir un sitio óptimo para la grabación, que no es tan buena como desearía, pero creo que realmente merece la pena. ¡Espero que os guste mucho!

domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

Novedad: The Broken Eye, de Brent Weeks

Esta semana se ha publicado The Broken Eye, tercera parte de la serie Lightbringer de Brent Weeks. Ésta es su sinopsis:
As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. 
Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014

Ebook en oferta: Entre extraños, de Jo Walton

Hoy y mañana se puede adquirir en Amazon España la versión digital de Entre extraños, de Jo Walton, por 2,84€ (la mitad de su precio habitual). Si estáis indecisos, puede ser un buen momento para leer mi reseña de la novela.

Ésta es la sinopsis del libro:
Criada por una madre medio loca interesada en la magia, Morwenna Phelps crece en Gales entre los espíritus que han convertido su ciudad en una ruina industrial y solo consigue liberarse de su cruda realidad a través de las novelas de ciencia ficción. Sin embago, cuando su madre intenta invocar a los espíritus oscuros Mori se ve forzada a enfrentarse a ella en una batalla mágica que la deja lisiada de una pierna y provoca la muerte de su hermana gemela.

Tras irse a vivir con su padre, al que apenas conoce, acaba en un internado, donde se siente sola y aislada. Sometida a las burlas de sus compañeras y al desprecio de los maestros, sólo encuentra refugio en los libros y en un intento desesperado por conseguir amigos a través de la magia, experiencia que la pondrá en contacto con su madre.

Novedad: Lock In, de John Scalzi

Esta semana se ha publicado la nueva novela de John Scalzi, que lleva por título Lock In. Además, se puede leer online de forma gratuita la novela corta Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome, que funciona como precuela del libro. 

Ésta es la sinopsis de Lock In:
Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. 4% suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And 1% find themselves 'locked in' - fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. 
1% doesn't seem like a lot. But in the US that's 1.7 million people 'locked in' - including the President's wife and daughter. 
Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can fully restore the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, 'The Agora', where the locked-in can interact with other humans, whether locked-in or not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, allowing those who are locked in to occasionally 'ride' these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. 
This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse...

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.