Libro gratis : Starborne

El libro que nos ofrece este mes Phoenix en la modalidad paga-lo-que-quieras es Starborne de Robert Silverberg.

La sinopsis:

It promises to be the greatest voyage of exploration in human history.

From the stagnant, placid society of twenty-third-century Earth comes an idea so powerful that it seizes the imagination of all humankind. A starship will be sent deep into the unknown galaxy in search of habitable worlds, with the hope that the challenge of colonization will somehow rekindle the dying human spirit.

Fifty men and women are chosen to crew the Wotan, each nursing his or her own secret dreams and fears. Their leader is the stoic year-captain, drawn to the dangerous mission by his lifelong quest for meaning.

The single most important member of the crew is the blind Noelle, whose telepathic link with her blind twin sister on Earth provides the Wotan’s only contact with Earth as it speeds through the pearl-gray twilight of unfathomable nospace.

The worlds that the Wotan encounters are both strange and inhospitable, and with each disappointment its mission seems more and more hopeless. Then Noelle’s mind-link with Earth is inexplicably broken, and the crew begin to despair, fearing they’ve been condemned to wander alone through the vastness of space forever, cut off from any contact with humankind.

But when Noelle unexpectedly senses a massive alien presence in the vast vacuum of deepest space, the crew suddenly realize that their every assumption about life and the universe may prove dead wrong.

Starborne is a thoughtful, introspective look by one of the Grand Masters of science fiction at what it means to be human and to live a life of meaning.

Libro gratis : Soulmates

Está disponible para su descarga en la modalidad paga-lo-que-quieras el libro Soulmates, de Mike Resnick y Lezli Robyn.

Aquí os pongo la sinopsis y la portada:

Multiple award-winning authors, Mike Resnick and Lezli Robyn, get to the heart of the matter in Soulmates, which showcases all the words they have penned together over their years as collaborators (with a bonus solo piece by each). Whether a robot, alien, some kind of supernatural being or human, rising above our prejudices and ignorance allows us to make emotional connections that can have a profound effect on our lives.

Each of these stories examine a facet of the simple, yet incredibly complex, concept of companionship. They will make you laugh; will make you cry…but most importantly they will make you look at the very basic notion of soul-mates in a different light.

Libro gratis : The Data Disruption: Genrenauts Episode Zero

Michael R. Underwood ha puesto disponible para su descarga de forma gratuita The Data Disruption: Genrenauts Episode Zero.

Esta es la sinopsis:

The Genrenauts are a group of story experts who travel to parallel worlds. Each is the home of a narrative genre—Science Fiction or Romance, Fantasy or Western—populated by archetypal characters and constantly playing out familiar stories.
The Genrenauts’ mission: find and fix broken stories. If they fail, the ripples from the story worlds will cause havoc and devastation on their home world.

In the world of Cyberpunk, D-Source, a noted hacker, has disappeared, leaving his team’s storyline to grind to a halt. Angstrom King leads the Genrenauts on a mission to find out what happened to D-Source and how to get the cyberpunks back in the action.

World-spanning megacorporations…suspicious mercenaries living on the edge…lethal computer programs designed to tear your mind to shreds…the Genrenauts will face all these and more to get the story back on track—before it’s too late.

Libro gratis : 1818, Origen

En este enlace se puede descargar de forma gratuita la antología 1818 : Origen, de ciencia ficción hispano-americana, con los siguientes autores:
Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz
Martha Elisa Camacho
Tony Jim
Lola Robles
María Concepción Regueiro
Iván Pujol
Mario Martínez Arrabal
Ricardo Guzmán Wolffer
Blanca Mart
Pedro Bayona
Marc Fabra Nadal
Noemí Atamoros
Elena Pujol
Aldo Alba

Finalistas de los premios Asimov’s Readers

Aquí tenemos el listado de los finalistas de los premios de los lectores de Asimov, con sus correspondientes enlaces para poder leerlos.

NOVELLAS

Choose Poison, Choose Life – Michael Blumlein – Octubre/Noviembre 2016
Where There Is Nothing, There Is God – David Erik Nelson – Diciembre 2016
What We Hold Onto – Jay O’Connell – Junio 2016
Lazy Dog Out – Suzanne Palmer – Abril/Mayo 2016
Einstein’s Shadow – Allen M. Steele – Enero 2016

NOVELETTES

I Married a Monster from Outer Space – Dale Bailey – Marzo 2016
They Have All One Breath – Karl Bunker – Diciembre 2016
President John F. Kennedy, Astronaut – Sandra McDonald – Agosto 2016
Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man – Suzanne Palmer–  Julio 2016
Matilda – Kristine Kathryn Rusch – Abril/Mayo2016

RELATOS CORTOS

The Mutants Men Don’t See – James Alan Gardner – Agosto 2016
White Dust – Nathan Hillstrom – Enero 2016
All That Robot . . . – Rich Larson – Septiembre 2016
Exceptional Forces – Sean McMullen – Febrero 2016
Dome on the Prairie – Robert Reed – Septiembre 2016

POESÍA

The Abassador’s Daughter – Megan Arkenberg – Octubre/Noviembre 2016
Your Clone Excels at You – Robert Frazier – Agosto 2016
After – Herb Kauderer – Octubre/Noviembre 2016
Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman – Ron Koertge – Abril/Mayo 2016
The Robot Grows Old – Geoffrey A. Landis –  Junio 2016
Long Argument, the Longest – Jane Yolen – Septiembre 2016
Nice Touch – Jane Yolen – Marzo 2016
Old Women of the Wood – Jane Yolen – Octubre/Noviembre 2016

PORTADAS

Libro gratis : Duende Meadow

Durante el mes de marzo estará disponible para su descarga en la modalidad paga-lo-que-quieras, incluso 0 euros, el libro Duende Meadow de Paul Cook.

When the last great war came, a small group of survivors hid themselves below the fields of Kansas, living in a place of eternal twilight.

Over time the energy surrounding the descendants of these survivors turned them into Duendes, ghost-like beings, never having seen real light or knowing anything of the conditions of the world beyond their underground enclosure.

Six hundred years have passed since the war and now some Duendes want to leave the safety of their habitat and finally go “above.” But what will they discover once they have emerged into the sunlight?