Apesar de serem três das histórias menos faladas do ciclo Hainish (por se encontrarem à sombra de obras mais conhecidas como The Left Hand of Darkness ou The Dispossessed) é com gosto que vejo a reedição destes livros:
From the multi-award-winning author of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea sequence comes this single-volume omnibus of the first three Hainish novels.
Intergalactic war reaches Fomalhaut II in Rocannon’s World. Born out of season, a precocious young girl visits the alien city of the farborns and the false-men in Planet of Exile.
In City of Illusions a stranger wondering in the forest people’s woods, is found and his health restored; now the fate of two worlds rests in this stranger’s hands . . .
The three novels contained in this volume are the books that launched Ursula K. Le Guin’s glittering career, and are set in the same universe as her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classics, The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed.
Nnedi Okorafor ficou conhecida com o livro Who Fears Death, uma história que cruza fantástico com ficção científica, sendo descrita diversas vezes como realismo mágico, apesar de decorrer no futuro. Binti será o próximo livro da autora:
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself – but first she has to make it there, alive.
Li recentemente uma das histórias deste conjunto Steampunk, uma história de realidades paralelas onde a viagem por entre elas se faz através de uma livraria que, existindo em todas elas, permite a exploração interminável de novos livros. Tendo adorado esta história fiquei curiosa em relação às restantes:
In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name. It was a world of airships and alchemy, clockwork carnivals, pirates, lost cities, a rigid Watchmaker who controlled every aspect of life, and his nemesis, the ruthless and violent Anarchist who wanted to destroy it all.
Anderson and Peart have returned to their colourful creation to explore the places and the characters that still have a hold on their imagination. Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village; she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people’s stories – and ultimately her own.
CLOCKWORK LIVES is a steampunk Canterbury Tales, and much more, as Marinda strives to change her life from a mere ‘sentence or two’ to a true epic.