jueves, 3 de octubre de 2013

Ebooks de Daniel Suarez y Neil Gaiman en oferta

Gracias a un aviso en Twitter de Jordi Balcells (@jordibal) me entero de que se encuentran en oferta tres ebooks de Daniel Suarez y la más reciente novela de Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Line. Se pueden adquirir tanto en Amazon como en Kobo, donde el precio es ligeramente más caro pero se admite el cupón de descuento BookRiot50 para reducirlo a la mitad. Ojo, porque algunos de los ebooks tienen dos ediciones diferentes y sólo una de ellas está en oferta.

Estos son los títulos rebajados:

The Ocean at the End of the Line, de Neil Gaiman (Amazon - 2,28€; Kobo - 2,72€)
Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy. 
Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what. 
A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.
Daemon, de Daniel Suarez (Amazon - 1,23€; Kobo - 1,26€)
A man is found brutally murdered - and the only possible perpetrator happens to be dead. As more killings follow, it becomes clear that mass carnage is being planned and organised from beyond the grave. 
The Daemon - a lethal and seemingly unstoppable computer program - is responsible and murder is the least of its capabilities. Masterminded by a twisted genius, the Daemon inhabits the systems on which society depends. In a world where everyone and everything is online, nothing is out of its reach. And as we are all connected, there is no escape...

 Freedom TM, de Daniel Suarez (Amazon - 1,23€; Kobo - 1,26€)
The Daemon - a lethal computer program created by a twisted genius - is firmly in control and moving towards its endgame. As the global economy begins to collapse, the world's most powerful organizations - monolithic corporations, complete with armies of their own - prepare to fight their unseen enemy. 
When civil conflict erupts in the United States, former detective Pete Sebeck finds himself forced to protect the new world order. Amid conflicting loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power and the possibility that anyone can be a daemon operative or a corporate spy, Sebeck knows that he embodies the last hope that freedom can survive the information revolution.

Kill Decision, de Daniel Suarez  (Amazon - 3,69€)
It's no secret that America relies on remotely piloted drones to target adversaries overseas.  But now fifty other nations are developing drones of their own, and the next generation of unmanned weapons are much scarier: autonomous drones that acquire and destroy targets without direct human intervention. 
Bestselling author Daniel Suarez--dubbed the "heir to Michael Crichton" by Publishers Weekly - imagines--a shocking but all-too-possible world of autonomous swarming drones and the dawn of anonymous warfare with his new tech-thriller Kill Decision. 
In Kill Decision, Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist whose research focuses on African weaver ants--one of the most organized and aggressive species on earth.  The chemical-based communication of weaver ants allows vast colonies to act as a single, collective intelligence, killing anything that enters their territory.  What McKinney doesn't know is that her research has been stolen by unknown forces who have co-opted her software model to power an army of autonomous swarming drones--and recent attacks on the U.S. homeland indicate where that swarm might be released. 
Saved from a drone attack herself by a secretive Special Ops soldier known as Odin, McKinney is suddenly propelled into a war she never dreamed existed. Together, McKinney and Odin must slow the spread of these swarming weapons long enough for the world to recognize their destructive power--and stay alive long enough to discover who is behind them.  
McKinney knows the stakes go far beyond her own fate. For thousands of years the 'kill decision' in war has been in human hands, and offloading that responsibility to mass-produced, insect-like machines would bring unintended, possibly irreversible, consequences for us all. 
A cutting-edge thriller with important contemporary relevance, Kill Decision is an adrenaline-filled page-turner that will shock readers 
with its realism and frightening plausibility.

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