By Richard A. Lupoff
En un mundo en el que los guerreros luchan con espadas samurái, a través del mar de Brumas y el bosque de Hielo, donde el maestro espiritual se une a su búsqueda, viajan en el antiguo navío Ofuna para liberar los angeles tierra de Tsunu, un lugar lleno de magia, guerra y sabiduría.
By Robert A Heinlein
NUEVA TRADUCCIÓN DEL LIBRO QUE HA MARCADO LAS PAUTAS DE los angeles CIENCIA FICCIÓN MILITARISTA EN los angeles LITERATURA, EL CINE Y LOS VIDEOJUEGOS DURANTE LOS ÚLTIMOS CINCUENTA AÑOS
«‘Starship soldiers’ es un clásico, imprescindible por sí mismo y por su posterior influencia en varias generaciones de autores. Sin él, Joe Haldeman nunca hubiese podido escribir ‘La guerra interminable’.» —Review Journal
«Las sociedades imaginadas por los mejores autores de l. a. ciencia ficción siempre estarán rodeadas de un cierto halo de polémica: el Arrakis de ‘Dune’, los angeles fortísima militarización de ‘Starship Troopers’... Es los angeles base de su éxito.» —New York Newsday
«Robert A. Heinlein es uno de los escritores que, con el devenir de los tiempos, más han contribuido a cohesionar y a entregar entidad al género de l. a. ciencia ficción.» —Stardust
Sinopsis: l. a. Tierra, siglo XXIII: Johnnie Rico acaba de cumplir los dieciocho, y por fin se puede alistar en el Ejército para cumplir con el servicio de dos años, tras el cuál se convertirá en un ciudadano con derecho al voto. A instancias de un amigo, Rico se alista en los angeles infantería móvil. Tras un duro periodo de instrucción en el campamento Arthur Currie, bajo las órdenes del sargento Zim, Rico se convirtió en un soldado cualificado. Mientras tanto, una especie alienígena con aspecto de insecto gigante ataca l. a. Tierra con una violencia inusitada, convirtiendo los angeles ciudad de Buenos Aires en un amasijo de escombros. Es el momento de que Johnnie Rico y sus compañeros prueben su valía en un combate real... en el espacio. Robert A. Heinlein está considerado junto a Isaac Asimov y Arthur. C. Clarke uno de los tres pilares de l. a. ciencia ficción pura, y sus libros han vendido más de cincuenta millones de copias solo en América.
By Jim Nisbet
Pauley’s performed a couple of undesirable issues in his life.
He’s been round the block numerous occasions, spending such a lot of his existence contained in the block. yet now, age fifty two, he’s acquired a decent task making high-class torture racks and different beautiful playthings for an S&M outfit in downtown San Francisco. His in basic terms actual challenge is he wishes a brand new set of wheels and he’s going to choose one up this present day, a beat up Ford from one Martin Seam. occasionally a price ticket to Hell in basic terms charges $600 . . . nonrefundable, of course.
By J. Marie Darden
J. Marie Darden's superb love tale Enemy Fields is decided in 1971 -- a time of struggle not only in Vietnam or the streets of Washington, but additionally in Bourbon County, Kentucky. whilst the Mandarenes, a filthy rich white kinfolk, flow into the abandoned mansion around the box at the back of her condo, Sister takes a task with them. She quickly unearths herself in the course of a drama that might switch the racial stability of her city via falling in love with Evian, the youngest son within the Mandarene kinfolk.
In haunting prose and lovely pictures, Enemy Fields is a relocating tale jam-packed with perception into human hearts stuck within the crossfire of 1 of the main unstable and violent sessions of yank history.
By Kevin T. Jones
Anthropologist Kevin Jones takes the reader on a trip into the area of the Aché, hunter-gatherers of the deep jungles of Paraguay. The Aché have been one of the final tribal peoples to come back into peaceable touch with the surface global, with a few bands leaving the wooded area simply within the past due Seventies. Jones was once lucky to stay between them whereas accomplishing ethnoarchaeological fieldwork as a part of his graduate experiences. Their tales have been so compelling and the insights into their lives so profound that he wove them into this fictional account, trying to proportion the distinctiveness of the tradition whereas illustrating the common nature of the Achés’ concerns.
The Shrinking Jungle tells the tale of a fictional Aché band pressured to house the tribulations of residing in a woodland progressively decreased by way of the encroachments of loggers and farmers. It follows the lives of 1 relations and their band as they grapple for life in an international of waning assets. The unfolding narrative captures the human fight to reside, love, take care of relations, fend off risk, and dream and desire for a vibrant future.
A compassionate examine the lives of individuals plagued by the growth of recent business society, The Shrinking Jungle supplies a face to the human rate of tropical wooded area habitat loss. It additionally offers a pragmatic glimpse into the lifeways that have been universal to all people for a lot of our history.
By Mark Powell,Pat Conroy
As Bobby units off on a drug-fueled highway journey along with his brother Donny, newly published from legal and ate up via his personal inescapable impulses, a unexpected dying within the Redding family sends Luther’s daughter Katie spiraling into grief and self-destruction. quickly the lives of the Reddings and the Rosens intersect because the collateral harm from the warfare on terror sends those households right into a quick descent of violence and ethical ambiguity that turns out hauntingly accepted to Bobby whereas putting Katie able very like her father's—more got rid of witness than lively player within the bloody conflict unfolding in entrance of her. Overarching questions of religion and redemption conflict with the rough-hewn realities of terror and loss, all to explosive leads to Powell’s darkish imaginative and prescient of contemporary Americana.
Novelist Ron Rash has deemed Powell “the most sensible Appalachian novelist of his generation.” during this, his fourth novel, Powell broadens the southern backdrop of his previous paintings right into a sprawling mystery taking readers from the center East to Charleston, southern Georgia, Tampa, Miami, New Orleans, and into the storied American West. In its issues, views, and pacing, The Sheltering recollects the paintings of Robert Stone, Jim Harrison, and Ben Fountain whereas additional setting up Powell as a special voice in a position to interrogating unfathomable truths with a good looks and team spirit of language that demanding situations our assumptions of the human spirit.
By David Krieger,Perie Longo
By Robert J. Hanlon,Kenneth Christie
Adopting an interdisciplinary viewpoint, Freedom from worry, Freedom from Want is a short advent to human safety, clash, and improvement. The publication analyzes such key human protection concerns as weather switch, crimes opposed to humanity, humanitarian intervention, overseas legislations, poverty, terrorism, and transnational crime, between others. The authors motivate readers to seriously investigate rising threats whereas comparing power mechanisms of deterrence akin to clash solution, monetary improvement, international relations, peacekeeping, overseas legislations, and restorative justice. Concise but complete, Freedom from worry, Freedom from Want is a perfect textual content for human safety classes.
By Don Judson
"When BooBoo stabs Morris Boyle i'm studying a information journal that somebody has smuggled into the wing."
Thus, the protagonist of this novella introduces us to criminal, one of many numerous worlds he inhabits, worlds such a lot people may quite forget about yet which inexorably, via what we see and listen to and browse and continue to exist uncountable American streets, has develop into the single international we will be able to not stay away from. It seduces us with the voice of gear and violence. Of the disenfranchised. of these either without delay open air and status in the middle of what now not holds. It informs us of who we're today.
By Jorge Volpi,Olivia Maciel
"He was once named Jorge, like me, and for this his existence hurts me twice." So writes Jorge Volpi during this hugely unique novel that offers a biographical viewpoint at the tragic lifetime of the poet and chemist Jorge Cuesta. Cuesta used to be one of many founders of Los Contemporáneos, an influential twentieth-century literary move. The poetic voice of Cuesta's verses will be heard all through, providing insights into the artistic and harmful forces and impulses in his paintings that finally resulted in a psychological ward—and a stunning suicide at thirty-eight. the fictitious "Jorge," as narrator, embarks on an obsessive quest to appreciate the lifetime of the long-dead poet, with the gap among topic and researcher blurring as he reveals himself suffering to appreciate his personal existence. it's a courageous look for an individual prepared to gaze into the reflect of mortality "in spite of the darkish silence."