sábado, 26 de septiembre de 2015

Tres ebooks de Marko Kloos en oferta

Hasta final de mes se pueden adquirir en Amazon España los tres primeros ebooks de la serie Frontlines, de Marko Kloos, al precio promocional de 0,99€ cada uno de ellos. La segunda entrega de la serie apareció en la lista preliminar de los nominados a los Hugo de este año, pero fue posteriormente retirada por el propio autor para evitar verse relacionado con los Sad Puppies. 

Estos son los títulos en oferta, junto con sus sinopsis y portadas. 

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day: 
You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. 
With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums. 
The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.

Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the Solar System… 
Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is North American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go. 
After surviving a disastrous space-borne assault, Grayson is reassigned to a ship bound for a distant colony—and packed with malcontents and troublemakers. His most dangerous battle has just begun. 
In this sequel to the bestselling Terms of Enlistment, a weary soldier must fight to prevent the downfall of his species…or bear witness to humanity’s last, fleeting breaths.
The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system’s edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war. For battle-weary staff sergeant Andrew Grayson and the ragged forces of the North American Commonwealth, the fight for survival is entering a catastrophic new phase. 
Forging an uneasy alliance with their Sino-Russian enemies, the NAC launches a hybrid task force on a long shot: a stealth mission to breach the Lanky blockade and reestablish supply lines with Earth. Plunging into combat against a merciless alien species that outguns, outmaneuvers, and outfights them at every turn, Andrew and his fellow troopers could end up cornered on their home turf, with no way out and no hope for reinforcement. And this time, the struggle for humanity’s future can only end in either victory or annihilation.

4 comentarios:

  1. Este lo tenía en la mirilla, y si me lo ponen tan fácil me pillo la trilogía y la coloco en la pila.

  2. A mí me pica la curiosidad, pero es que tiene una pinta tan, tan, pero tan convencional que me echa para atrás. No sé qué hacer, la verdad.

  3. Pues si, quizás sea más una lectura veraniega (ciencia ficción militarista ligerita en plan Honor Harrington o los de Scalzi) pero quizás nos sorprende con algo fresquito. En definitiva como tu has dicho estaba nominado a los Hugo (aunque no podemos saber si exclusivamente porque Kloos es hombre blanco hetero soltero busca o porque es bueno). En cualquier caso por 3 euros en total bien vale la pena arriesgarse :)

  4. Es decir "blanco hetero soltero busca" y, automáticamente, un ejército de Sad Puppies se ahorran una pasta en viagra.

    Como bien dices, 3€ no es mucha pérdida si resultan no merecer la pena. Lo pensaré de aquí al miércoles.