viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016

Cuatro nominados al Premio Arthur C. Clarke en oferta en ebook

En estos momentos se pueden adquirir a precio promocional en formato digital cuatro de las novelas nominadas al Premio Arthur C. Clarke de este año. Son las siguientes:

The Book of Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor (Amazon ES - 2,49€; Kobo - 2,49€)
They call her many things - a research project, a test-subject, a specimen. An abomination. 
But she calls herself Phoenix, an 'accelerated woman' - a genetic experiment grown and raised in Manhattan's famous Tower 7, the only home she has ever known. Although she's only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult - and powers beyond imagining. Phoenix is an innocent, happy to live quietly in Tower 7, reading voraciously and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human. 
Until the night that Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated, Phoenix begins to search for answers - only to discover that everything that she has ever known is a lie. 
Tower 7 isn't a haven. It's a prison. 
And it's time for Phoenix to spread her wings and rise.

Spanning continents and centuries, The Book of Phoenix is an epic, incendiary work of magial realism featuring Nnedi Okorafor's most incredible, unforgettable heroine yet.

Imagine a nightmare from which there is no escape. Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. They never found one.
This is a hell where no one can hide. The only life that Chan's ever known is one of violence, of fighting. Of trying to survive. 
This is a ship of death, of murderers and cults and gangs. But there might be a way to escape. In order to find it, Chan must head way down into the darkness - a place of buried secrets, long-forgotten lies, and the abandoned bodies of the dead. 
This is Australia. Seventeen-year-old Chan, fiercely independent and self-sufficient, keeps her head down and lives quietly, careful not to draw attention to herself amidst the violence and disorder. Until the day she makes an extraordinary discovery - a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so would bring her to the attention of the fanatics and the murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. 
And a safe return to Earth is by no means certain.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (Amazon ES - 2,49€; Kobo - 2,49€Google Play - 2,49€)
The astonishing self-published debut novel that Guardian calls 'a quietly profound, humane tour de force.' 
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. 
But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. 
Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. 
But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Amazon ES - 3,59€

In a fractured Europe, new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight. 
For an intelligence officer like Jim, it’s a nightmare. Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entity which may or may not be friendly to England’s interests. It’s hard to keep on top of it all. But things are about to get worse for Jim. 
A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has come who may hold the key to unlocking Europe’s most jealously-guarded secret...

Shortlisted for the 2016 British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel.

4 comentarios:

  1. De momento "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" y "The Book of Phoenix" ya han caído a cuenta de estas ofertas. Si alguno de los otros recomendáis, soy todo oídos.

  2. No he leído ninguno, la verdad, pero los he comprado todos (menos el de Hutchinson, que tengo el anterior aún pendiente).

  3. "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" está muy bien (reseñado en esta misma web) y los de Hutchinson los tengo en la pila, esperándome.

  4. Al de Chambers le tengo muchas ganas, sobre todo desde tu reseña. A ver cuándo la tiranía de las novedades afloja un poco su presión y me deja leerlo.