No meio das várias listas de lançamentos de ficção científica e fantasia, eis os livros que aguardo expectante:
The Bone Clocks – David Michell – do mesmo autor que Cloud Altas, The Bone Clocks tem data marcada para 2 de Setembro:
Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this is the kaleidoscopic new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas.
The Ultra Thin Man – Patrick Swenson – de lançamento marcado também para o início de Setembro, despertou-me curiosidade pela sinopse, que indicia um misto entre ficção científica e mistério:
In the twenty-second century, a future in which mortaline wire controls the weather on the settled planets and entire refugee camps drowse in drug-induced slumber, no one-alive or dead, human or alien-is quite what they seem. When terrorists manage to crash Coral, the moon, into its home planet of Ribon, forcing evacuation, it’s up to Dave Crowell and Alan Brindos, contract detectives for the Network Intelligence Organization, to solve a case of interplanetary consequences. Crowell and Brindos’ investigation plunges them neck-deep into a conspiracy much more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.
The two detectives soon find themselves separated, chasing opposite leads: Brindos has to hunt down the massive Helkunn alien Terl Plenko, shadow leader of the terrorist Movement of Worlds. Crowell, meanwhile, runs into something far more sinister-an elaborate frame job that puts our heroes on the hook for treason. Crowell and Brindos are forced to fight through the intrigue to discover the depths of an interstellar conspiracy. And to answer the all-important question: Who, and what, is the Ultra Thin Man?
The Genome – Sergei Lukyanenko – Conhecido pela série Nightwatch (com a qual me diverti bastante), lança em Dezembro um livro que parece mais de ficção científica que fantástico:
In the far-future world of Alexander Romanov, humankind is divided into “naturals” and “speshes” – those who have been genetically modified to serve a specific purpose. Alex is a master pilot capable of maneuvering the dangerous realm of space by communicating directly with his ship. He is about to take on the most mysterious and challenging mission of his life when he happens upon Kim, a teenage girl with a desperate secret. Out of a sense of friendship, he agrees to help her, but this decision will end in conflict and tragedy for dozens of worlds.