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The Last Emperox

By John Scalzi
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 9780765389176
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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The Last Emperox is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Interdependency series, an epic space opera adventure from Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi. The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systems—and billions of people—are becoming cut off from the rest of human civilization. This collapse was foretold through scientific prediction . . . and yet, even as the evidence is obvious and insurmountable, many still try to rationalize, delay and profit from, these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known. Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. But “control” is a slippery thing, and even as Grayland strives to save as many of her people form impoverished isolation, the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity. And yet it may not be enough. Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization . . . or the last emperox to wear the crown? The Interdependency Series 1. The Collapsing Empire 2. The Consuming Fire 3. The Last Emperox At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher : Tor Books
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
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  • Pages : 320
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Monsters are real. But so are heroes. Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing super-powers that only make sense if you don’t think about them too hard, they fight an eternal battle for truth and justice . . . mostly. Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Their very presence warps reality. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger. Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks—and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities—and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero-names. Turns out that “accident” was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius’s latest diabolical scheme. Now it’s up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team’s name should be! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Back to the Stone Age Edgar Rice Burroughs - The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar series, Back to the Stone Age recounts the strange adventures of Lieutenant von Horst, a member of the original crew that sailed to Pellucidar with Jason Gridley and Tarzan who is left behind in the inner world. Von Horst wanders friendless and alone from one danger to the next among the Stone Age peoples, mighty reptiles, and huge animals that have been extinct on the outer crust for thousands of years. But woven among the tales of savage cave men in the country of the Basti, the hideous Gorbuses in the caverns beneath the Forest of Death, and the terrible Gaz is the story of the love this cultured hero feels for a barbarian slave girl who has spurned and discouraged him, working instead toward her own mysterious goal.

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By John Scalzi
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
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  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place. So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What's known to everybody is that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve your time at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets. John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine-and what he will become is far stranger. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

By Shirley Jackson
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 9781551999524
  • Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 533
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The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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By John Scalzi
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 9781466822061
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 719
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Old Man's War author John Scalzi's sendup of the heroic fantasy genre, now a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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By Max Gladstone
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 9780765395832
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 866
  • File Pdf: empress-of-forever.pdf

Book Summary:

NOW A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST! “A classic space opera...a universe we’ve never seen before.” —Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author From Hugo Award finalist Max Gladstone comes a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure; the saga of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future. A wildly successful innovator to rival Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, Vivian Liao is prone to radical thinking, quick decision-making, and reckless action. On the eve of her greatest achievement, she tries to outrun people who are trying to steal her success. In the chilly darkness of a Boston server farm, Viv sets her ultimate plan into motion. A terrifying instant later, Vivian Liao is catapulted through space and time to a far future where she confronts a destiny stranger and more deadly than she could ever imagine. The end of time is ruled by an ancient, powerful Empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Rebellion is literally impossible to consider--until Vivian Liao arrives. Trapped between the Pride—a ravening horde of sentient machines—and a fanatical sect of warrior monks who call themselves the Mirrorfaith, Viv must rally a strange group of allies to confront the Empress and find a way back to the world and life she left behind. A magnificent work of vivid imagination and universe-spanning action, Empress of Forever is a feminist Guardians of the Galaxy crossed with Star Wars and spiced with the sensibility and spirit of Iain M. Banks and William Gibson. “Empress of Forever is tense and vast, complex and twisty, a space opera epic that’s a lot faster on the draw than Star Wars or Star Trek ever dreamed of being. But at its core, it’s an epic about the value of empathy and the importance of compassion. It’s amazingly good.”—Locus “With Empress of Forever, Max Gladstone’s remarkable talent is operating at full stretch, demonstrating the strength, power, and originality at his command. This unique and propulsive novel yields a deep, cellular-level enchantment filled at every turn with curiosity and delight.”—Peter Straub “Empress of Forever is a story that will make you weep with wonder. The whole book is filled with the kind of snark that I love and an endless majesty of stars. It broke me to pieces and then stitched me back together with golden thread. Simply glorious.”—K.B. Wagers, author of Behind the Throne “Galaxy-saving space opera with cool original settings and a unique band of adventurers that change each other for the better. It was a wild ride and I really enjoyed it.”—Martha Wells, Hugo Award-winning author of The Murderbot Diaries “Incorporates wonder and wit to create a feminist, humanist playground. Introduces one mind-blowing concept after another, capitalizing on the concept of personal power while candidly addressing personal failure. This feast for the imagination intelligently captures the complexities of a variety of relationships in an adrenaline-fueled series of escapades and will leave readers both exhausted and elated.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review “A fantastic tale of adventure on the grandest scale of epic space opera, spanning galaxies full of battles and traps as well as trade and negotiation, all told with humor as the crew seeks allies, weapons, and ships to fight back against The Empress to save the galaxy—and so Viv can find her way home.”—Booklist, starred review “Vivian is an amazing woman: with no more than her sharp wit in a universe of AIs and enhanced beings, she still ends up being the key to the truth. Gladstone's epic space opera and fast-paced adventure will thrill readers.”—Library Journal, starred review At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing

By E.K. Johnston
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101994573
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: that-inevitable-victorian-thing.pdf

Book Summary:

Speculative fiction from the acclaimed bestselling author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process. Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved not by the cost of blood and theft but by the effort of repatriation and promises kept, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world. ★ "This witty and romantic story is a must-read.”—SLJ, starred review ★ "Compelling and unique—there's nothing else like it."—Booklist, starred review. ★ "[A] powerful and resonant story of compassion, love, and finding a way to fulfill obligations while maintaining one’s identity."—PW, starred review

Master of Poisons

By Andrea Hairston
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Isbn : 9781250260550
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 522
  • File Pdf: master-of-poisons.pdf

Book Summary:

“This is a prayer hymn, a battle cry, a love song, a legendary call and response bonfire talisman tale. This is medicine for a broken world." —Daniel José Older Named a Best of 2020 Pick for Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2020 Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find. Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile. Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men. Awash in the rhythms of folklore and storytelling and rich with Hairston's characteristic lush prose, Master of Poisons is epic fantasy that will bleed your mind with its turns of phrase and leave you aching for the world it burns into being. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Salvation Lost

By Peter F. Hamilton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 9780399178863
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 846
  • File Pdf: salvation-lost.pdf

Book Summary:

All the best in humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat in the sequel to Salvation—part of an all-new trilogy from “the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction” (Ken Follett). The comparative utopia of twenty-third-century Earth is about to go dreadfully awry when a seemingly benign alien race is abruptly revealed to be one of the worst threats humanity has ever faced. Driven by an intense religious extremism, the Olyix are determined to bring everyone to their version of God as they see it. But they may have met their match in humanity, who are not about to go gently into that good night or spend the rest of their days cowering in hiding. As human ingenuity and determination rise to the challenge, collective humanity has only one goal—to wipe this apparently undefeatable enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means playing a ridiculously long game indeed. But in a chaotic universe, it is hard to plan for every eventuality, and it is always darkest before the dawn.

Life is an Adventure I

By Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Devotees of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram
  • Isbn : 9789392201660
  • Pages : 90
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 283
  • File Pdf: life-is-an-adventure-i.pdf

Book Summary:

Adventure Adventure is in our genes. To express it is the soul’s call, the heart’s need, and the only way to satisfy the intellect. Take out time for it when you are young. Do not let this life pass by without one. Applause Applause kindles the life within, and when it comes from the Master, it grants a success that cannot be erased nor side-lined. When once you can please him, know that he has taken your responsibility, and your life will never be the same again. Blossoms Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Flowers still the racing mind; their fresh fragrance can awaken the Divine. Make a habit to plant a sapling and watch it blossom to the fullness of Life. That in turn shall nurture your own Beauty. Birth Birth is an event that cannot be remembered, yet it is the most important event in one’s life. Once in a while remember your birth and honor your family, the nurses and other people involved and your birthplace.

Docile

By K.M. Szpara
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Isbn : 9781250216144
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: docile.pdf

Book Summary:

K. M. Szpara's Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles. There is no consent under capitalism. To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract. To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents' debts and buy your children's future. Elisha Wilder’s family has been ruined by debt, handed down to them from previous generations. His mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family’s debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him. Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex refuses to believe that his family’s crowning achievement could have any negative side effects—and is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it. Content warning: Docile contains forthright depictions and discussions of rape and sexual abuse. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 2

By Jonathan Strahan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781534449640
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 635
  • File Pdf: the-year-s-best-science-fiction-vol-2.pdf

Book Summary:

The most celebrated science fiction short story editor of our time, multi-award-winning editor and Locus Magazine critic Jonathan Strahan presents the definitive collection of best short science fiction of 2020. With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this science fiction collection displays the top talent and cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. These brilliant authors examine the way we live now, our hopes, and struggles, all through the lens of the future. An assemblage of future classics, this star-studded anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.

The End of Truth Five Essays on The Demise of Neoliberalism

By Bülent Somay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Transnational Press London
  • Isbn : 9781801350273
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 299
  • File Pdf: the-end-of-truth-five-essays-on-the-demise-of-neoliberalism.pdf

Book Summary:

What seems to be happening throughout the last decade is the gradual invalidation and dissolution of what we used to call ‘Truth’, and hence the disruption and gradual dissolution of what Foucault had called the existing hierarchical “Regime of Truth”. What remains is not what Marx had hoped to be a more egalitarian regime in which “the educator{s themselves are also] educated”, but rather a ‘Humpty Dumpty Regime’, where ‘Truth’ is whatever the Humpty-Dumpty in power wants it to be. This book argues that this is an unmediated outcome of the profound social, cultural and economic crisis of neoliberal capitalism, and its political corollary, the meteoric rise of populism and authoritarianism, not only in the so-called ‘developing’ countries, but throughout the entire globe. CONTENTS PREFACE INTRODUCTION: AFTER NEOLIBERALISM, THE FLOOD? CHAPTER 1. ON RADICAL AMBIGUITY CHAPTER 2. THE MIDAS BLESSING: TURNING COMMODITIES INTO GIFTS CHAPTER 3. THE END OF TRUTH AS WE KNOW IT – THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY DISCOURSE CHAPTER 4. THE GAME OF THRONES AS A FAILED ATTEMPT AT UNIVERSAL POPULISM CHAPTER 5. THE PSYCHOPOLITICS OF THE ENTITLED VICTIM – THE COMING OF AGE OF CONTEMPORARY POPULISM

The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six

By Neil Clarke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Night Shade Books
  • Isbn : 9781597806572
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: the-best-science-fiction-of-the-year.pdf

Book Summary:

From Hugo Award-Winning Editor Neil Clarke, the Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Collected in a Single Paperback Volume Keeping up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more—a task that can be accomplished by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to present the latest volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy Award–winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers. The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year’s writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome “sensawunda” that the genre has to offer.

Prăbușirea Imperiului - Editura Nemira

By John Scalzi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Nemira Publishing House
  • Isbn : 9786064306548
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: prăbușirea-imperiului-editura-nemira.pdf

Book Summary:

O nouă aventură în cosmos de la autorul seriei bestseller RĂZBOIUL BĂTRÂNILOR; Prima parte din seria INTERDEPENDENȚA; PREMIUL LOCUS 2018; FINALIST HUGO 2018 În universul nostru, călătoria cu viteza luminii nu a fost posibilă până la descoperirea Fluxului. Un câmp extradimensional la care avem acces în anumite momente și care ne poate transporta la distanțe teribil de mari. Oamenii călătoresc tot mai departe, ajungând să uite de primul lor cămin și să creeze un nou imperiu în care toate avanposturile sunt dependente unele de celelalte. Războaiele nu sunt posibile, iar imperiul controlează totul printr-un sistem foarte strict în care se îmbină monopolurile cu dependența de resurse. Însă, deși Fluxul este etern, el nu e și stabil. Așa cum un râu își modifică uneori cursul, și Fluxul își schimbă mișcarea, lăsând unele lumi pământene fără posibilitatea de a mai călători vreodată cu viteza luminii. Un om de știință, un căpitan de navă și Împăraxul trebuie să găsească o soluție înainte ca întregul imperiu să se prăbușească. „Fanii Urzeala Tronurilor sau Dune se vor bucura mult de această aventură plină de brutalitate, politică și știință.“ - Booklist „Cu intrigi politice, mult suspans, dar și o doză considerabilă de acțiune, Scalzi continuă să fie nesuferit de bun când scrie aventurile lui SF care te pun pe gânduri, dar te și distrează.“ - Kirkus Review"

Delos Science Fiction 234

By Carmine Treanni
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delos Digital srl
  • Isbn : 9788825420029
  • Pages : 77
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 615
  • File Pdf: delos-science-fiction-234.pdf

Book Summary:

Fantascienza - rivista (77 pagine) - Il numero di marzo della nostra rivista con uno speciale su The Batman, articoli sul tema delle pandemie nella science fiction, il film Moonfall e con un racconto di Franco Ricciardiello. Se nel mondo dei cinecomic Spider-Man: No Way Home è stato il film evento del 2021, The Batman di Matt Reeves si candida ad essere quello del 2022. Il film che vede nei panni dell’Uomo Pipistrello l’attore Robert Pattinson sta riscuotendo un successo enorme presso i fan di Batman e il grande pubblico. La pellicola verrà certamente ricordata per essere la versione più nera e noir di tutti i Batman cinematografici e non solo. A questo film abbiamo dedicato lo speciale di questo numero di Delos Science Fiction, il 234, con un approfondimento di Arturo Fabra sul film e su ciò che il regista intendeva realizzare nel momento in cui ha ricevuto l’incarico di dirigere la nuova versione del Cavaliere Oscuro sul Grande Schermo. Infine, abbiamo intervistato Alessandro Bottero, critico e traduttore di capolavori come Batman – Il Ritorno del Cavaliere Oscuro, Batman Anno Uno, per raccontarci il “suo” Batman e delle evoluzioni dal fumetto al cinema. Nei servizi, lo scrittore Franco Piccinini ci racconta i romanzi di fantascienza a tema epidemie e contagi, mentre non potevamo non occuparci di Moonfall, il nuovo film di Roland Emmerich che a quanto pare non ha riscosso grandi consensi. Infine, parliamo dei nuovi romanzi dello scrittore Fabio Carta, Ambrose (Delos Digital) e Armilla meccanica 1: Nel cielo (Inspired Digital), a metà tra fantascienza militare e cyberpunk. Di Ambrose vi proponiamo anche un’anteprima. Nella sezione rubriche, segnaliamo il nuovo romanzo di John Scalzi, uscito sul mercato anglosassone, le migliori colonne sonore fantascientifiche di Han Zimmer, il nuovo romanzo di Edoardo Volpi Kellermann, dal titolo The Montecristo Project: La prima colonia (Delos Digital) e un approfondimento di Giuseppe Vatinno su Essi Vivono!, il capolavoro di John Carpenter. L'editoriale è di Fabra mentre il racconto di questo mese è di Franco Ricciardiello e s’intitola Agathea, Alphaville, Atlantic Cité. Rivista fondata da Silvio Sosio e diretta da Carmine Treanni.

Das Science Fiction Jahr 2020

By Hardy Kettlitz,Melanie Wylutzki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hirnkost
  • Isbn : 9783948675608
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 292
  • File Pdf: das-science-fiction-jahr-2020.pdf

Book Summary:

Seit 1986 erscheint "Das Science Fiction Jahr" in ununterbrochener Reihe. Von Wolfgang Jeschke im Heyne Verlag ins Leben gerufen und nach einigen Jahren im Golkonda Verlag wird das Jahrbuch seit 2019 von Hardy Kettlitz und Melanie Wylutzki herausgegeben. Das Kompendium bietet einen Rückblick über das, was die Science Fiction in Literatur, Comic, Game, Film & TV im vergangenen Jahr hervorgebracht hat und gleichzeitig einen Kommentar zu relevanten Aspekten und Entwicklungen des Genres. Einen besonderen Fokus legt die 35. Ausgabe des Jahrbuchs auf das Thema "Gender, Queer, Diversity", das Autor*innen in Interviews, Essays und Rückschauen nebst anderen Themen beleuchten. Abgerundet wird die Chronik mit Buchrezensionen, einer Übersicht über die wichtigsten vergebenen Genre-Preise, einer Würdigung bedeutender Persönlichkeiten des Genres sowie einer Bibliographie der in Deutschland erschienenen SF. Mit Beiträgen von Cheryl Morgan, Bernhard (Barbara) Kempen, Jasper Nicolaisen, Judith Vogt, Lena Richter u.v.m.