Tor.com ha comenzado ya la publicación de su colección de novelas cortas de ciencia ficción y fantasía, que irán viendo la luz semanalmente y están disponibles tanto en formato digital como en versión impresa. La semana pasada salió a la venta el primer título, The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, de Kai Ashante Wilson, y ayer se publicó Wiches of Lychford, de Paul Cornell. Podéis ver sus sinopsis y portadas bajo estas líneas.
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery.
Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight.
The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive.
The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive.
The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket wants to build a major branch on their border. Some welcome the employment opportunities, while some object to the modernization of the local environment.
Judith Mawson (local crank) knows the truth -- that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds, and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination.
But if she is to have her voice heard, she's going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies...