domingo, 20 de abril de 2014

Ganadores de los Premios BSFA 2013

Se acaban de anunciar los ganadores de los Premios BSFA de este año. Los podéis ver, en negrita, junto con el resto de los nominados, a continuación:

Mejor novela
  • God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
  • Ancillary Justice, Anne Leckie (Orbit)
  • Evening’s Empires, Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
  • Ack-Ack Macaque, Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)
  • The Adjacent, Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

Mejor relato

Mejor ilustración

Mejor no ficción
  • Wonderbook, Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
  • “Going Forth by Night”, John J. Johnston (Unearthed, Jurassic)
  • “Sleeps with Monsters”, Liz Bourke (Tor.com) 

Ebook gratuito: Reboots, de Mercedes Lackey

El ebook gratuito del mes en Phoenix Pick es Reboots, de Mercedes Lackey. Desde la editorial nos invitan a pagar por él el precio que deseemos (el sugerido es 1,99$). Si queremos obtenerlo gratis, basta con poner 0 como pago una vez que lo que hemos añadido al carrito. En la mima página, también se puede adquirir la secuela de esta novela, Reboots: Diabolical Streak, al precio promocional de 1,99$. 

Ésta es la sinopsis de Reboots:
Space travel is tough. No air, cosmic radiation, absolute lack of other life-sustaining essentials. 
What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies?

In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with ‘normal’ humans on Earth, these ships are staffed by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures. 
Of course no one really knows what happens when zombies and vampires are squeezed together in the close confines of a spaceship. 
Don’t you love surprises? 
Mercedes Lackey is a New York Times best selling author with over 80 books in print. She is well known for creating complex multi-cultural worlds inhabited by human and non-human characters. Her acclaimed and best selling series of books related to the Valdemar saga takes place in the intricately woven world of Velgarth. To date there are 27 novels and six anthologies set in this world, and many of these books have become New York Times bestsellers.

sábado, 19 de abril de 2014

Nominaciones de los Premios RetroHugo 1939


Además de las nominaciones a los Premios Hugo 2014, también se han anunciado los nominados a los Premios RetroHugo 1939, que son los siguientes:

 Mejor novela

  • Carson of Venus, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Argosy, February 1938)
  • Galactic Patrol, E. E. Smith (Astounding Stories, February 1938)
  • The Legion of Time, Jack Williamson (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)
  • Out of the Silent Planet, C. S. Lewis (The Bodley Head)
  • The Sword in the Stone, T. H. White (Collins)

Mejor novela corta

  • Anthem, Ayn Rand (Cassell)
  • “A Matter of Form”, H. L. Gold (Astounding Science-Fiction, December 1938)
  • “Sleepers of Mars”, John Beynon [John Wyndham] (Tales of Wonder, March 1938)
  • “The Time Trap”, Henry Kuttner (Marvel Science Stories, November 1938)
  • “Who Goes There?”, Don A Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1938)

Mejor relato

  • “Dead Knowledge”, Don A. Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Stories, January 1938)
  • “Hollywood on the Moon”, Henry Kuttner (Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1938)
  • “Pigeons From Hell”, Robert E. Howard (Weird Tales, May 1938)
  • “Rule 18”, Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)
  • “Werewoman”, C. L. Moore (Leaves #2, Winter 1938)

Mejor relato corto

  • “The Faithful”, Lester Del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1938)
  • “Helen O’Loy”, Lester Del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction, December 1938)
  • “Hollerbochen’s Dilemma”, Ray Bradbury (Imagination!, January 1938)
  • “How We Went to Mars”, Arthur C. Clarke (Amateur Science Stories, March 1938)
  • “Hyperpilosity”, L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1938)

Mejor presentación dramática (forma corta)

  • Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne. Guión y dirección de Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)
  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens. Guión y dirección de Orson Welles (The Campbell Playhouse, CBS)
  • Dracula, Bram Stoker. Guión de Orson Welles y John Houseman, dirección de Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)
  • R. U. R., Karel Čapek. Producida por Jan Bussell (BBC)
  • The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells. Guión de Howard Koch & Anne Froelick, dirección de Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)

Mejor editor (forma corta)

  • John W. Campbell
  • Walter H. Gillings
  • Raymond A. Palmer
  • Mort Weisinger
  • Farnsworth Wright

Mejor artista profesional

  • Margaret Brundage
  • Virgil Finlay
  • Frank R. Paul
  • Alex Schomburg
  • H. W. Wesso

Mejor fanzine

  • Fantascience Digest, editado por Robert A. Madle
  • Fantasy Newseditado por James V. Taurasi
  • Imagination!editado por Forrest J Ackerman, Morojo y T. Bruce Yerke
  • Novae Terraeeditado por Maurice K. Hanson
  • Tomorroweditado por Douglas W. F. Mayer

Mejor escritor no profesional

  • Forrest J Ackerman
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker
  • Harry Warner, Jr.
  • Donald A. Wollheim

Nominaciones de los Premios Hugo 2014


Se acaban de anunciar los nominados a los Premios Hugo 2014, que son los siguientes: 

Mejor novela
  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
  • Neptune's Brood, Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit UK)
  • Parasite, Mira Grant (Orbit US / Orbit UK)
  • Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles, Larry Correia (Baen Books)
  • The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books)

Mejor novela corta
  • The Butcher of Khardov, Dan Wells (Privateer Press)
  • “The Chaplain's Legacy”, Brad Torgersen (Analog, Jul-Aug 2013)
  • “Equoid”, Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)
  • Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean Press)
  • “Wakulla Springs”, Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages (Tor.com, 10-2013)

Mejor relato

  • “The Exchange Officers”, Brad Torgersen (Analog, Jan-Feb 2013)
  • “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com / Tor.com, 09-2013)
  • “Opera Vita Aeterna”, Vox Day (The Last Witchking, Marcher Lord Hinterlands)
  • “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling”, Ted Chiang (Subterranean, Fall 2013)
  • “The Waiting Stars”, Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky, Candlemark & Gleam)

Mejor relato corto

  • “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love”, Rachel Swirsky (Apex Magazine, Mar-2013)
  • “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor.com, 04-2013)
  • “Selkie Stories Are for Losers”, Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons, Jan-2013)
  • “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere”, John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)

Mejor obra relacionada

  • Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It Edited, Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary, Justin Landon & Jared Shurin (Jurassic London)
  • “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative”, Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer, con Jeremy Zerfoss (Abrams Image)
  • Writing Excuses Season 8, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson

Mejor historia gráfica

  • Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City, escrito Phil and Kaja Foglio; ilustrado por Phil Foglio; colores por Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who" escrito por Paul Cornell, ilustrado por by Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013, IDW)
  • The Meathouse Man,  adaptado de la historia de George R.R. Martin ilustrado por Raya Golden (Jet City Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 2,  escrito por Brian K. Vaughan, ilustrado por Fiona Staples (Image Comics )
  • “Time”, Randall Munroe (XKCD)

Mejor presentación dramática (forma larga)

  • Frozen, guión de Jennifer Lee, dirigida por Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Walt Disney Studios)
  • Gravity, guión de Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, dirigida por Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films; Warner Bros.)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, guión deSimon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt, dirigida por Francis Lawrence (Color Force; Lionsgate)
  • Iron Man 3, guión de Drew Pearce & Shane Black, dirigida por Shane Black (Marvel Studios; DMG Entertainment; Paramount Pictures)
  • Pacific Rim, guión de Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro, dirigida porGuillermo del Toro (Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney Double Dare You)

Mejor presentación dramática (forma corta)

  • An Adventure in Space and Time, guión de Mark Gatiss, dirigida por Terry McDonough (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor”, guión deSteven Moffat, dirigida por Nick Hurran (BBC Television)
  • Doctor Who: “The Name of the Doctor”, guión de Steven Moffat, dirigida por Saul Metzstein (BBC Televison)
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, guión y dirección de Peter Davison (BBC Television)
  • Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”, guión de David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, dirigida por David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
  • Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication”, guión de Will Pascoe, dirigida por John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions; Space / BBC America)

Mejor editor (forma corta)

  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams

Mejor editor (forma larga)

  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Lee Harris
  • Toni Weisskopf

Mejor artista profesional
 
  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • John Harris
  • John Picacio
  • Fiona Staples

Mejor semiprozine

  • Apex Magazine, editado por Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore y Michael Damian Thomas
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editado por Scott H. Andrews
  • Interzone, editado por Andy Cox
  • Lightspeed Magazine, editado por John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton y Stefan Rudnicki
  • Strange Horizons, editado por Niall Harrison, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Sonya Taaffe, Abigail Nussbaum, Rebecca Cross, Anaea Lay y Shane Gavin

Mejor fanzine

  • The Book Smugglers,  editado por Ana Grilo and Thea James
  • A Dribble of Ink, editado por Aidan Moher
  • Elitist Book Reviews,  editado por Steven Diamond
  • Journey Planet, editado por James Bacon, Christopher J. Garcia, Lynda E. Rucker, Pete Young, Colin Harris y Helen J. Montgomery
  • Pornokitsch, editado por Anne C. Perry y Jared Shurin

Mejor fancast

  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan y Gary K. Wolfe
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (presentadoras) y Andrew Finch (productor)
  • SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester
  • The Skiffy and Fanty Show, Shaun Duke, Jen Zink, Julia Rios, Paul Weimer, David Annandale, Mike Underwood y Stina Leicht
  • Tea and Jeopardy, Emma Newman
  • Verity!, Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas y Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott y Ian Mond

Mejor escritor no profesional

  • Liz Bourke
  • Kameron Hurley
  • Foz Meadows
  • Abigail Nussbaum
  • Mark Oshiro

Mejor artista no profesional

  • Brad W. Foster
  • Mandie Manzano
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles
  • Sarah Webb

Premio John W. Campbell 

  • Wesley Chu
  • Max Gladstone
  • Ramez Naam
  • Sofia Samatar
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Ebook en oferta: High Aztech, de Ernest Hogan

En estos momentos se puede comprar en Amazon España la novela High Aztech de Ernest Hogan en formato digital por solo 0,89€. Ésta es la sinopsis del libro:
A hundred years after the atomic-bombing of Hiroshima, Tenochtitlán, the metropolis formerly known as Mexico City, is the most exciting place on Earth. Stainless steel pyramids pierce the smoggy sky. Aztec fundamentalists with artificial hearts worship the sun with blood and lasers. And Xólotl Zapata, renegade journalist, is running for his life. Everyone is after Zapata, the government, the Mafia, street gangs, cults, terrorists, even garbage collectors. Why? He carries a technological development that is changing human life as we know it -- a virus that can download religious beliefs into the human brain. HIGH AZTECH, the underground cult classic, is back and ready to blow your mind wide open.

Ganador del Premio Philip K. Dick 2014

Ayer se anunció el ganador del Premio Philip K. Dick 2014 que ha recaído en Countdown City, de Ben H. Winters. También se ha concedido una mención especial a Self-Reference ENGINE de Toh EnJoe (que recientemente reseñé en este mismo blog). Podéis consultar el resto de nominados en esta entrada

Esta es la sinopsis de la novela ganadora:
The Last Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original--along with plenty of glowing reviews.


Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband. 
Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace—an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone’s gone “bucket list” or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off “impact zone” refugees. 
Countdown City presents another fascinating mystery set on brink of an apocalypse--and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond "whodunit." What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?

Novedad: Lagoon, de Nnedi Okorafor

Ya está a la venta Lagoon, la nueva novela de Nnedi Okorafor, que además cuenta con una espectacular portada de Joey Hi-Fi. Ésta es la sinopsis del libro:
Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before. 
But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways never imagined. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world... and themselves.


'There was no time to flee. No time to turn. No time to shriek. And there was no pain. It was like being thrown into the stars.