lunes, 27 de agosto de 2012

Up for review (part 2)

As promised, this is the second part of the list of books I've received and I'll be reading and reviewing soon.

The Apex Book of World SF 2 edited by Lavie Tidhar (Apex Publications)

In The Apex Book of World SF 2, editor Lavie Tidhar collects short stories by science fiction and fantasy authors from Africa and Latin America.

An expedition to an alien planet; Lenin rising from the dead; a superhero so secret he does not exist. In The Apex Book of World SF 2, World Fantasy Award nominated editor Lavie Tidhar brings together a unique collection of stories from around the world. Quiet horror from Cuba and Australia; surrealist fantasy from Russia and epic fantasy from Poland; near-future tales from Mexico and Finland, as well as cyberpunk from South Africa. In this anthology one gets a glimpse of the complex and fascinating world of genre fiction—from all over our world.

Featuring work from noted international authors such as Will Elliot, Hannu Rajaniemi, Shweta Narayan, Lauren Beukes, Ekaterina Sedia, Nnedi Okorafor, and Andrzej Sapkowski.


 Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (Tor Books)

In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

A landing party is sent to investigate the Bowl, but when the explorers are separated—one group captured by the gigantic structure’s alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape—the mystery of the Bowl’s origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.


Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher (Angry Robot Books)

Tony Prosdocimi lives in the bustling Metropolis of San Ventura - a city gripped in fear, a city under siege by the hooded supervillain, The Cowl.

When Tony develops super-powers and acts to take down The Cowl, however, he finds that the local superhero team Seven Wonders aren't as grateful as he assumed they'd be...

File Under: Science Fiction [ Heroes In Action | A Double Cross | Kapow! | Tables Turned ]


2 comentarios:

  1. Mmmm. Veo que pillas de Angry Robot. Yo me he decantado por leer uno que sale en noviembre de Lee Collins, pero el que muestras o no lo he visto o se me pasó...
    Y además de superhéroes. Aún quedan resquicios de la moda que hubo hace un tiempo sobre el tema.

  2. Sí, de Angry Robot tengo copias electrónicas para reseñar de todo lo que sacan, porque me admitieron en el "Angry Robot Army".