Enquanto o cenário nacional teima em manter escassos os bons lançamentos de fantástico e ficção científica (foi com agradável surpresa que vi o ano passado serem lançados o The Martian e o The Shining Girls), olha-se lá para fora com esperança para o que aí vem !

 

get in trouble

As histórias de Kelly Link têm aparecido em várias revistas e antologias. Talvez por escrever mais ficção curta, livros da autora existem poucos, mas eis mais uma coletânea, a ser lançada em Março, com várias histórias. Apesar de conhecer pouco, o pouco que li gostei imenso, pelo que deverei ler algo mais nos próximos tempos. Em relação a este Get in Trouble, eis uma sinopse (lista de conteúdos):

Fantastic, fantastical and utterly incomparable, Kelly Link’s new collection explores everything from the essence of ghosts to the nature of love. And hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the pyramids . . .

With each story she weaves, Link takes readers deep into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed universe. Strange, dark and wry, Get in Trouble reveals Kelly Link at the height of her creative powers and stretches the boundaries of what fiction can do.

prodigies

Angelica Gorodischer é a autora de livros como Kalpa Imperial e Trafalgar. Apesar de ter escrito muito mais julgo que apenas estes dois foram traduzidos para inglês. Sendo estes dois bastante diferentes em conteúdo e género, parecem divergir ainda mais desta nova tradução:

Prodigies explores the story of the poet Novalis’s birthplace in the German town of Weissenfels after it is converted into a boarding house. Moving, subtle, and full of wit, irony, and dreams, this novel fills the house with the women who lived there throughout the 19th century, and across the flow of history constructs the secret drama of their destinies.

Considered by the author and many others to be her best novel, Prodigies is the third novel we have published by this author in English (after Kalpa Imperial and Trafalgar — although this book is very different from both of those.

harrison squared

Depois de Pandemonium e The Devil’s Alphabet, qualquer lançamento de um novo livro de Daryl Gregory é um acontecimento. Premissas estranhas exploradas de forma diferente, as histórias deste autor tendem a ser experiências refrescantes:

Harrison is a lonely teenager, terrified of the ocean since a childhood sailing accident took his father and his right leg. One of the sensitives who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local school. When Harrison’s mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea, his attempts to find her puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones… It will take all his resources and an unusual host of allies to defeat the danger and find his mother.