Portada de City of Lies

Hoy os traigo la portada City of Lies, la primea novela de la serie Poison Wars de Sam Hawke. Es obra de Greg Ruth.

La sinopsis:

I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me…

Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he’s a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state.

But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising… and angry.

Portada de The Tangled Lands

No sabía que Paolo Bacigalupi y Tobias S. Buckell estaban trabajando en una novela juntos, pero por si no os despierta la curiosidad esta colaboración, aquí una llega una portada ESTUPENDA para que la espera se nos haga larga hasta febrero del año que viene.

Y aquí la sinopsis:

Khaim, the last great city of a decaying empire, clings to life. The living memory of the empire’s great city of Jhandpara is told in the hovels of the refugee camps across the river in Lesser Khaim; the other cities are buried under cloying, poisonous bramble.

It is a world where magic destroys. Every time a spell is cast, a bit of bramble sprouts, sending up tangling vines, bloody thorns, and a poisonous sleep. It sprouts in tilled fields and in neighbors’ roof beams, thrusts up from between cobblestones and bursts forth from sacks of powdered spice. A bit of magic, and bramble follows. A little at first, and then more—until whole cities are dragged down under tangling vines, monuments to people who loved magic too much. Teams of workers fight a losing battle to preserve the environment against the growing bramble. To practice magic is to tempt death at the hands of the mob, yet the city of Khaim is ruled by a tyrant and the most powerful of defilers, the last great Majister of the world.

Award-winning authors Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell explore a shared world, told in four parts, where magic is forbidden and its use is rewarded with the headman’s axe—a world of glittering memories and a desperate present, where everyone uses a little magic, and someone else always pays the price.

Portada de Extrasolar

Se ha puesto en preventa la antología Extrasolar que cuenta con un plantel de autores más que recomendable. Aquí os dejo los contenidos y la portada:

Holdfast – Alastair Reynolds
Shadows of Eternity – Gregory Benford
A Game of Three Generals – Aliette de Bodard
The Bartered Planet – Paul Di Filippo
Come Home – Terry Dowling
The Residue of Fire – Robert Reed
Thunderstone – Matthew Hughes
Journey to the Anomaly – Ian Watson
Canoe — Nancy Kress
The Planet Woman By M.V. Crawford – Lavie Tidhar
Arcturean Nocturne – Jack McDevitt
Life Signs – Paul McAuley
The Fall of the House of Kepler – Ian R. MacLeod
The Tale of the Alcubierre Horse – Kathleen Ann Goonan

Alastair Reynolds publicará una secuela de The Prefect

Una nueva novela de Alastair Reynolds siempre es una buena noticia, y gracias al aviso de @mertonio hemos conseguido saber que el autor publicará una secuela de The Prefect. Esta novela, a mi entender, era una de las más flojas de Reynolds, aunque tenía sus puntos interesantes.

La novela se llamará Elysium Fire y transcurre dos años después de los sucesos acontecidos en The Prefect, aunque Reynolds la ha concebido como una obra de lectura independiente.

Aquí tenéis la portada:

Aprovechando este nuevo lanzamiento, Reynolds ha decidido retitular The Prefect como Aurora Rising, pero solo cambia el nombre no el contenido.

Aquí tenéis la nueva portada también:

Portada de The Long Sunset

Hoy os traigo la portada de la nueva novela Jack McDevitt, The Long Sunset situada en su universo de The Academy.

An interstellar message is discovered that could be Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins’ last chance for a mission before the program is shut down for good, as world politics have shifted from exploration to a growing fear that the program will run into an extraterrestrial race both more advanced and dangerous.

However this message is a piece of music from an unexplored area, and despite the growing paranoia Hutch and her crew are determined to make an early escape to interstellar space—but what they find across the galaxy is completely unexpected

Portada de The Armored Saint

Aquí os traigo la que será portada de la nueva novela de fantasía grimdark de Myke Cole, alejándose de su estilo habitual. Se titulará The Armored Saint. Será el primero de la serie The Sacred Throne, que publicará Tor.com en febrero del año que viene.

Un pequeño blurb:

Introduces Heloise, a 16-year-old girl who finds herself clashing with the Order, a religious group that violently puts down any magic users. This is for a good reason, given that any use of magic could open a portal to hell and unleash demons on the world.

Portada de Dark State

Ha sido desvelada la que será portada de Dark State la nueva novela de Charles Stross.

In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In Commissioner Miriam Burgeson’s timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita’s, the Commissioner’s adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything.

With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross’ writing will captivate any reader who’s a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage.

Portada de The Real-Town Murders

Aquí os traigo la portada de la que a priori parece una novela interesantísima de Adam Roberts. Se llamará The Real-Town Murders y estará situada en un futuro cercano. La sinopsis reza así:

Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. She is one of the few who doesn’t use it, but most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country, as a consequence, is crumbling.

To make matters worse, Alma’s partner is critically ill, and has to be treated without fail every four hours, a responsibility that only Alma can fulfil. If she misses the five-minute window, her lover will die. So when Alma is called to an automated car factory to be shown an impossible death and finds herself caught up in a political coup, she knows that getting too deep may leave her unable to get home.