miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2015

Novedades: Binti, de Nnedi Okorafor, y Sunset Mantle, de Alter S. Reiss

Ya están a la venta dos nuevas novelas cortas de la recientemente estrenada colección de Tor.com. En este caso se trata de Sunset Mantle, de Alter S. Reiss, y Binti, de Nnedi Okorafor. Éstas son sus sinopsis y portadas:


Sunset Mantle, Alter S. Reiss

With a single blow, Cete won both honor and exile from his last commander. Since then he has wandered, looking for a place to call home. The distant holdings of the Reach Antach offer shelter, but that promise has a price. 
The Reach Antach is doomed. 
Barbarians, traitors, and scheming investors conspire to destroy the burgeoning settlement. A wise man would move on, but Cete has found reason to stay. A blind weaver-woman and the beautiful sunset mantle lure the warrior to wager everything he has left on one final chance to turn back the hungry tides of war.


Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. 
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. 
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.

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