Archivo de la etiqueta: Portadas

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.

Portada de Acadie

Aquí os traigo la portada de la nueva novella de Dave Hutchinson, Acadie, que publicará Tor.com.

Y aquí la sinopsis:

The first humans still hunt their children across the stars.

The Colony left Earth to find utopia, a home on a new planet where their leader could fully explore their genetic potential, unfettered by their homeworld’s restrictions. They settled a new paradise, and have been evolving and adapting for centuries. Earth has other plans.

The original humans have been tracking their descendants across the stars, bent on their annihilation. They won’t stop until the new humans have been destroyed, their experimentation wiped out of the human gene pool.

Can’t anyone let go of a grudge anymore?

Tiene una pinta estupenda, ¿verdad?

Portada y contenidos de Infinity Wars

Jonathan Strahan ha anunciado los contenidos de su siguiente antología dentro de la serie Infinity, que se llamará Infinity Wars.

Estos son los relatos que contendrá.

  • Evening of the Span of Their Days, Carrie Vaughn
  • The Last Broadcasts, An Owomoyela
  • Faceless Soldiers, Patchwork Ship, Caroline M Yoachim
  • Dear Sarah, Nancy Kress
  • The Moon is Not a Battlefield, Indrapramit Das
  • Perfect Gun, Elizabeth Bear
  • Oracle, Dominica Phettaplace
  • In Everlasting Wisdom, Aliette deBodard
  • Command and Control, David D. Levine
  • Conversations with an Armory, Garth Nix
  • Overburden, Genevieve Valentine
  • Heavies, Rich Larson
  • Weather Girl, E.J. Swift
  • Mines, Eleanor Arnason
  • ZeroS, Peter Watts

Y la portada:

 

Portada de Ruin of Angels

Cuando supe cómo se iba a llamar la nueva novela de la Craft Sequence de Max Gladstone, guardé un minuto de silencio junto a mi amigo @odo por la muerte de una de las series de títulos más originales de la fantasía. Y es que hay que tener mucho valor para introducir en los títulos de tus novelas un número para indicar la posición temporal con que se deberían leer las novelas, distinta al orden de publicación.

Cuando he visto la portada de Ruin of Angels, he tenido un sentimiento similar. No digo que la portada no me guste, pero es que también romper con el estilo, muy acertado para mí, que guardaban las cinco entregas anteriores. Es cierto que el cambio de editorial tenía que implicar necesariamente novedades, pero no puedo evitar acordarme con nostalgia de esa armonía de colores.

Portada de Summerland

Aquí os traigo la portada de la nueva novela de Hannu Rajaniemi, Summerland, de la que ya hablamos en la entrevista que le hicimos.

A la venta el 31 de agosto de este año.

Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning.

In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased.

Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god.

When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in.

But how do you catch a man who’s already dead?

Portada de Null States

Ya sabemos cuál será la portada de Null States, la nueva entrega de Malka Older en el mismo mundo que Infomocracy, que se publicará el 19 de septiembre.

Sigue la misma línea que la anterior, pero no me digáis que no os dan mal rollo esas cámaras de seguridad.

La sinopsis tampoco es muy tranquilizadora:

After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order.

In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring microdemocracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power.

Portada de The End of the Day

Si digo que hay una nueva novela de Claire North en el horizonte, deberían pararse las rotativas inmediatamente. Pero además si leéis el blurb que os traigo y veis la portada, aunque no sea la definitiva no nos queda más que gritar : ¡la queremos ya!

Charlie meets everyone—but only once.

You might meet him in a hospital, in a warzone, or at the scene of traffic accident. Then again, you might meet him at the North Pole—he gets everywhere, our Charlie.

Would you shake him by the hand, take the gift he offers, or would you pay no attention to the words he says?

Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. He never knows which.