The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429903821
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312378592
Category: Fiction
Page: 652
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Collects short stories exploring themes of time and space travel, self-discovery, and science and technology.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 142990383X
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
View: 4878
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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.

El Frente Humano


Author: Ken MacLeod
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534900844
Category:
Page: 122
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Novela corta ganadora del Premio Sidewise de Historia Alternativa. En un mundo que vive una interminable guerra mundial desde 1945 John Matheson, un joven e idealista escocés se ve abocado a luchar en las guerrillas que los comunistas lidian en Escocia contra el capitalismo norteamericano. Pero todo cambiará con la llegada de unos nuevos combatientes. Ken MacLeod nos ofrece un relato sarcástico y mordaz sobre el capitalismo y la exploración de la singularidad tecnológica en una civilización posthumana. Una historia alternativa que aúna la sátira política con un vívido relato de aventuras estimulante, tan provocador como divertido. Ken MacLeod (1954) es un escritor británico de ciencia ficción, especialista en computación y biomecánica. Ha cultivado sobre todo el género de la ciencia ficción dura y el space opera. Sus novelas a menudo exploran ideas políticas como el comunismo o el anarquismo, además de temas claramente científicos como las singularidades tecnológicas, el posthumanismo y la robótica. Entre sus obras más destacadas se encuentran "El Torreón del Cosmonauta", novela nominada al premio Hugo, "Luz Oscura", o "The Night Sessions" novela ganadora del premio BSFA en 2008.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312324780
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
View: 8063
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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429903864
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
View: 9930
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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2004 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Gospel According to Science Fiction

From The Twilight Zone to the Final Frontier
Author: Gabriel Mckee
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664229018
Category: Religion
Page: 291
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Explores the theological nature of science fiction, drawing on examples from television, literature, and films to explain how science fiction can help people understand not only who they are but who they will become.

Un talento para la guerra


Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
ISBN: 8498008530
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Todo el mundo conoce la leyenda de Christopher Sim, el guerrero, el líder, el héroe interestelar con un talento muy poco común para la guerra. Sim cambió la historia de la humanidad para siempre cuando convirtió a un grupo de marginados en el arma clave para vencer al Ashiyyur. Pero ahora Alex Benedict ha encontrado unos datos sorprendentes en un viejo archivo digital que, de ser ciertos, demostrarían que la historia de Christopher Sim era un fraude. Alex debe seguir el oscuro camino de una leyenda hasta el corazón de una galaxia alienígena, donde descubrirá una verdad más extraña que cualquier ficción imaginable.

Estación Central


Author: Lavie Tidhar
Publisher: La Esfera de los Libros
ISBN: 8491642919
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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Ganador del World Fantasy Award Una diáspora mundial ha dejado un cuarto de millón de personas a los pies de una estación espacial. Las culturas chocan en la vida real y en la virtual. La vida apenas tiene valor, y la información tiene incluso menos. Mucho ha cambiado cuando Boris Chong vuelve de Marte a Tel Aviv. La examante de Boris está criando a un extraño y familiar niño que puede meterse en el torrente de información de una manda con el simple roce de un dedo. Su primo está enamoradísimo de un robotnik: un soldado ciborg destrozado que necesita mendigar piezas de repuesto. Su padre tiene una enfermedad terminal, una plaga mental multigeneracional. Y una atormentada vampira informática ha seguido a Boris a un lugar al que tiene prohibido volver. Alzándose sobre todos ellos está la Estación Central, el núcleo interplanetario en medio de todo: la Tel Aviv con sus constantes cambios; una potente arena virtual y las colonias espaciales donde la humanidad se ha marcado para escapar de los estragos de la pobreza y la guerra. Todo está conectado por los Otros, poderosas entidades alienígenas que, a través de la Conversación (un torrente inestable de conciencia) suponen el inicio de un cambio irreversible. En la Estación Central, los humanos y las máquinas siguen adaptándose, prosperando e incluso… evolucionando. «Tidhar explora la vida, tanto virtual como real, en esta alucinante novela… Estación Central es vital y vigorosa, un reto para expandir la mente». Tor.com «Un himno infinito a la gloria y al revoltijo de la diversidad cultural». Guardian «Una increíble historia sobre la compleja política y sobre las todavía más complejas almas. Hermosa». Ken Liu, escritor premiado con los premios Hugo, Nebula y World Fantasy, y autor de La gracia de los reyes. «Un tapiz de personajes individuales, ingeniosos y profundos, que se encuentran en lo más bajo de la sociedad, y cuyas vidas se tocan e interactúan, pero a que a su misma vez existen por sí mismos» Adrian Tchaikovsky, Shadows of the Apt

The Best of the Best

20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429903856
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
View: 3402
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For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies, The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, in which legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the very best short stories for this landmark collection. Some notable stories include: "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Coming of age is a difficult passage for any adolescent, but couple that with the potential to be either sex and you've got a dilemma of seismic proportion. Bringing readers back to the world of her classic and best known novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin creates a compelling and evocative story of transition. "The Winter Market" by William Gibson. Called the SF Timothy Leary of our times, Gibson returns to the subject that made him a cultural icon, cyberpunk. People who know what they want are often lauded and honored in this society. But when those people start using others to get it, beware! "Trinity" by Nancy Kress. People have searched for God since the dawn of time, but not until the new millennium did they think to find this celestial being through technology. Since soon after the series began, Kress has been an annual and esteemed contributor to The Year's Best Science Fiction. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Bigson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429905695
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
View: 8691
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The thirty-two stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, Damien Broderick, Karl Bunker, Paul Cornell, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, Dominic Green, Nicola Griffith, Alexander Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Rand B. Lee, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Sarah Monette, Michael Poore, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Lavie Tidhar, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, and John C. Wright. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312264747
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 638
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The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.

El problema de los tres cuerpos (Trilogía de los Tres Cuerpos 1)

Primer volumen trilogía
Author: Cixin Liu
Publisher: NOVA
ISBN: 8490695288
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 1924
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El primer libro de la «Trilogía de los Tres Cuerpos», el fenómeno editorial chino que ha conquistado al mundo y ha ganado el premio Hugo 2015 a la mejor novela. El problema de los tres cuerpos es la primera novela no escrita originariamente en inglés galardonada con el premio Hugo, el Nobel del género de la ciencia ficción. Su autor, Cixin Liu, ha sido considerado el gran descubrimiento del género y es capaz de vender cuatro millones de ejemplares solamente en China y de hacerse con prescriptores de la talla de Barack Obama, quien seleccionó El problema de los tres cuerpos como una de sus lecturas navideñas de 2015, y Mark Zuckerberg, que lo convirtió en la primera novela de su club de lectura. El público y la crítica de los cinco continentes se rinden ante esta obra maestra, enormemente visionaria, sobre el papel de la ciencia en nuestras sociedades, que nos ayuda a comprender el pasado y el futuro de China, pero también, leída en clave geopolítica, del mundo en que vivimos. La crítica ha dicho... «Una novela reveladora... No te la pierdas.» Kirkus Reviews «Una ambiciosa obra de ciencia ficción con una imaginación salvaje.» Nature Physics «China lanza una invasión sci-fi con la publicación de este libro.» The Wall Street Journal «Una obra en el más puro estilo del gran maestro Arthur C. Clarke.» The New York Times «Un gran merecedor del premio Hugo, que abre la ciencia ficción china almundo.» Science

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2006

19th Annual Collection
Author: Ellen Datlow,Kelly Link,Gavin Grant
Publisher: "Farrar, Straus, and Giroux"
ISBN: 9780312356149
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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Collects fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and gothic stories chosen from the past year, including works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Lewis.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250028043
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466829486
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 8210
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In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions. With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312703724
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 9869
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Canallas

Rogues
Author: George R. R. Martin,Patrick Rothfuss,Neil Gaiman,Joe Abercrombie,Gillian Flynn,Matt Hughes,Joe R. Lansdale,Connie Willis,Lisa Tuttle
Publisher: Llibres de l'Encobert
ISBN: 846978871X
Category:
Page: 742
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Antología inédita en español sobre canallas. Incluye “El príncipe canalla”, precuela inicial de Juego de Tronos (George R.R. Martin) y otras historias de autores consagrados como Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Neil Gaiman o Patrick Rothfuss. -Todo el mundo ama a un canalla (Introducción) por George R.R. Martin -Tiempos duros siempre de Joe Abercrombie -¿A qué te dedicas? de Gillian Flynn -La posada de las Siete Bendiciones de Matt Hughes -El árbol torcido de Joe R. Lansdale -Bruna Enaguas de Michael Swanwick -Procedencia de David W. Ball -Los turbulentos años veinte de Carrie Vaughn -Un año y un día en la antigua Theradane de Scott Lynch -Dura como el metal de Bradley Denton -Metal pesado de Cherie Priest -El significado del amor de Daniel Abraham -Una forma mejor de morir de Paul Cornell -Mal vistos en Tiro de Steven Saylor -Una carga de marfiles de Garth Nix -Diamantes de tequila de Walter Jon Williams -La caravana a ninguna parte de Phyllis Eisenstein -El curioso caso de las esposas muertas de Lisa Tuttle -Como el Marqués recuperó su abrigo de Neil Gaiman -Una tarde de cine de Connie Willis -El árbol del relámpago de Patrick Rothfuss -El Príncipe pícaro o el hermano de un Rey de George R. R. Martin

The Bowker Annual

Library and Book Trade Almanac 2004
Author: Information Today, Incorporated
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9781573871938
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 832
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As an on-the-job answer book, a statistical information resource, a planning and research guide, and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2004 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need. This acclaimed must-have resource provides the following: Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2004 and the years to come Clear explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs-and how this will affect libraries Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike-and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter.