miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

Vídeo de la presentación de Las astillas de Yavé en el Celsius 232

El vídeo de hoy corresponde a la presentación de la novela Las astillas de Yavé, de Rodolfo Martínez, en el Festival Celsius 232. Además del autor, participa Sofía Rhei como presentadora.

¡Que lo disfrutéis!

martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

Sinopsis y portada: A Darker Shade of Magic, de V.E. Schwabb

Se ha anunciado la nueva novela de V.E. Schwabb, autora de la estupenda Vicious. Llevará por título A Darker Shade of Magic y saldrá a la venta en febrero del próximo año. 

Ésta es su sinopsis:
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author ofVicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic. 
Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands. 
There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London…but no one speaks of that now. 
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. 
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.

lunes, 18 de agosto de 2014

Vídeo de la presentación de Mañana todavía en el Celsius 232

Hoy tengo el placer de ofreceros la grabación de la presentación de la antología Mañana todavía (que recomiendo especialmente) en el Festival Celsius 232. Participan tres de los autores (Susana Vallejo, Emilio Bueso y Rodolfo Martínez) y el antólogo, Ricard Ruiz Garzón, que además es asesor editorial de Fantascy y al final de la charla adelanta algunas noticias sobre la programación de la colección para los próximos meses. 

¡Espero que os guste mucho!

domingo, 17 de agosto de 2014

Ganadores de los Premios Hugo 2014

Los ganadores de los Premios Hugo 2014, a cuya ceremonia de entrega he tenido el placer de asistir en directo, son los siguientes: 

Mejor novela

  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)

Mejor novela corta

  • “Equoid”, Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)

Mejor relato

  • “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com / Tor.com, 09-2013)

Mejor relato corto

  • “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere”, John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)

Mejor obra relacionada

  • “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative”, Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)

Mejor historia gráfica

  • “Time”, Randall Munroe (XKCD)

Mejor presentación dramática (forma larga)

  • Gravity, guión de Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, dirigida por Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films; Warner Bros.)

Mejor presentación dramática (forma corta)

  • 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)

Mejor editor (forma corta)

  • Ellen Datlow

Mejor editor (forma larga)

  • Ginjer Buchanan

Mejor artista profesional

  • Julie Dillon

Mejor semiprozine

  • Lightspeed Magazine, editado por John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton y Stefan Rudnicki

Mejor fanzine

  • A Dribble of Ink, editado por Aidan Moher

Mejor fancast

  • SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester

Mejor escritor no profesional

  • Kameron Hurley

Mejor artista no profesional

  • Sarah Webb

Premio John W. Campbell 

  • Sofia Samatar

Novedad y oferta: The Incorruptibles, de John Hornor Jacobs

Gollancz ha puesto a la venta The Incorruptibles, de John Hornor Jacobs. Para promocionar el lanzamiento, además, durante unos días se puede adquirir el ebook al precio reducido de 2,99€ (Amazon ESKobo). 

Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela:
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it - from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do. 
In the boat the drunk governor of the territories and his sons and daughters make merry. They believe that their status makes them untouchable. They are wrong. And with them is a mysterious, beautiful young woman, who is the key to peace between warring nations and survival for the Empire. When a callow mercenary saves the life of the Governor on an ill-fated hunting party, the two groups are thrown together.

For Fisk and Shoe - two tough, honourable mercenaries surrounded by corruption, who know they can always and only rely on each other - their young companion appears to be playing with fire. The nobles have the power, and crossing them is always risky.
And although love is a wonderful thing, sometimes the best decision is to walk away. Because no matter how untouchable or deadly you may be, the stretchers have other plans.

sábado, 16 de agosto de 2014

Novedad: Marcher, de Chris Beckett

La editorial New Con Press ha publicado recientemente una versión revisada y extendida de Marcher, de Chris Beckett. Ésta es la sinopsis de la novela: 
Marcher is a stunning novel of alternative reality science fiction from Arthur C Clarke Award and Edge Hill Prize winning author Chris Beckett.

Published for the first time in the UK this, the NewCon Press edition, represents the author’s preferred text, extensively revised and rewritten from the book’s original release in 2009.

Charles Bowen is an immigration officer with a difference: the migrants he deals with don’t come from other countries but from other universes. Known as shifters, they materialize from parallel timelines, bringing with them a mysterious drug called slip which breaks down the boundary between what is and what might have been, and offers the desperate and the dispossessed the tantalizing possibility of escape.

Summoned to investigate a case at the Thurston Meadows Social Inclusion Zone, Bowen struggles to keep track of his place in the world and to uphold the values of the system he has fought so long to maintain…

viernes, 15 de agosto de 2014

Vídeo de la presentación de Presencia Humana en el Celsius 232

Seguimos con los vídeos del Festival Celsius 232 y, en esta ocasión, le toca el turno a la presentación de la revista Presencia Humana de la editorial Aristas Martínez. Participan, de izquierda a derecha, Laura Fernández, Sara Herculano, Cisco Bellabestia y Sofía Rhei

¡Que lo disfrutéis!