1 de abril de 2016

Libros

Pues eso, que hoy estoy aún menos imaginativo de lo normal, los que terminé este marzo:

#15.- Marko Kloos - Terms of enlistment. Frontlines 1 (2014).

Ciencia ficción. Decía el mes pasado que sólo podía ser yo el que empezara una serie de libros por el tercero. Pues nada, que éste es el primero. Lo malo es que sabes hasta donde llega la historia por ahora. Lo bueno es que descubres los inicios de los personajes que ya te han enganchado y la historia que hay por medio. Recomendable. Un 8.

De Amazon: The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you're restricted to two thousand calories of badly flavored soy every day:

You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service.

With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth. But as he starts a career of supposed privilege, he soon learns that the good food and decent health care come at a steep price…and that the settled galaxy holds far greater dangers than military bureaucrats or the gangs that rule the slums.

The debut novel from Marko Kloos, Terms of Enlistment is a new addition to the great military sci-fi tradition of Robert Heinlein, Joe Haldeman, and John Scalzi.


#16.- James S.A. Corey - Cibola burn. The Expanse 4 (2014).

Ciencia ficción. Pues ahí sigo, metido a fondo en el Universo Expanse. Y me sigue gustando pero muy mucho. Un 9.

De la contraportada: The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the heart of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilisation which once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed them.

Cibola Burn is the exhilarating fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series, following the Hugo-nominated Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate.


#17.- Larry Niven - Un presente de la Tierra (1968).

Ciencia ficción. No es que sea malo, pero lo acabé no sé ni por qué, quizás por los años que tiene o algo. Un 6, venga.

De la contraportada: Una colonia de la Tierra recibe de vez en cuando cargas en cápsulas espaciales, que quedan en manos de los Tripulantes, la clase dirigente en el planeta Lo Conseguimos. Los Hijos de la Tierra quieren tener acceso a la carga y lo que ello representa y cuentan para ello con la ayuda inesperada de Matthew Keller. Larry Niven nos perfila a una secta de fanáticos en esta novela, que tiene sólo una ética: hacer lo que sea para imponer su causa, sin importar a quién puedan dañar.


#18.- Felicia Day - You're never weird on the internet (almost) (2015).

Biografía, internet. Por si no la conoces, Felicia Day es actriz, gamer y, sobre todo, muy muy friki. Simpático libro en el que nos muestra sus múltiples fobias y manías, adicciones (internet y juegos online, no te crea) y como fue que llegó a ser como es. Entretenido. Un 7.

De la contraportada: From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.
The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet...


#19.- Marko Kloos - Lines of departure. Frontline 2 (2014).

Ciencia ficción. Con éste termino la trilogía empezada por el tercero, trilogía que no es tal pues a mediados de este abril sale ya el cuarto libro, habrá que leerlo. Me gustó, mejor que el primero, quizás un poco más complejo, aunque no tanto como el tercero; un 9.

De Amazon: Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the Solar System…

Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is North American Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson. He dreams of dropping out of the service one day, alongside his pilot girlfriend, but as warfare consumes entire planets and conditions on Earth deteriorate, he wonders if there will be anywhere left for them to go.

After surviving a disastrous space-borne assault, Grayson is reassigned to a ship bound for a distant colony—and packed with malcontents and troublemakers. His most dangerous battle has just begun.

In this sequel to the bestselling Terms of Enlistment, a weary soldier must fight to prevent the downfall of his species…or bear witness to humanity’s last, fleeting breaths.


Y ya está. Buen mes si eso.


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