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Title: Nove i pročitane knjige (u 2017.)
Post by: Nightflier on 07-03-2008, 11:58:07
Tor je od danas ponudio besplatno The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, prvu knjigu trilogiji. REc je o opustenoj epskoj fantastici, sasvim nepretencioznoj, koja nema drugog motiva do da zabavi citaoca. Napisana u maniru DnD avantura i romana - samo rukom daleko bolji pisaca od prosecnog DnD romansijera - The Outstretched Shadow je dobar naslov za nedeljno popodne i gubljenje vremena. Tor je ponudio i dva volpejpera: Donato Giancola’s cover detail for City by Clifford D. Simak, and John Jude Palencar’s cover for Someplace To Be Flying by Charles de Lint.


Inace, trudicu se da bar jednom nedeljno na ovoj temi i na Nightflier's BEST OV DE BEST propratim nove naslove strane produkcije i skrenem paznju na ono sto bi moglo biti zanimljivo - pa koga zanima, neka cita.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2008, 12:53:19
Kao sto Mizantrop rece na jednoj drugoj temi, Tor je danas svojim citaocima omogucio da skinu roman Farthing. Rec je o romanu koji zapravo prevazilazli zanrovske odrednice, buduci da spaja alternativnu istoriju sa klasicnim britanskim krimicem, u maniru Agate Kristi. Naravno, vec smo imali prilike da citamo slicne naslove. Setimo se samo Harisove Otadzbine, koja je i kod nas objavljena. Valtonova je dobitnik Kembelove nagrade, kao i Svetske nagrade za fantastiku, a Farthing je nominovan za Nebulu.
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2008, 12:56:11
Pre ovog roman, Valtonova je za Tor oobjavila fentezi trilogiju, u kojoj se poigrava mitom o kralju Arturu. Rec je o romanima The King's Peace (2000), The King's Name (2001), i The Prize in the Game (2002). Inace, zanimljivo je da je Valtonova pre nego sto joj je Tor objavio The King's Peace bila jako aktivna na internetu, sto je kasnije doprinelo njenom uspehu kod citalaca.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mizantrop on 14-03-2008, 14:12:30
Sledeće nedelje na tor.com :Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2008, 14:42:55
Bakel je pisac kojeg poznajem samo po kratkim pricama, a nekim cudom nisam nabavio njegove romane, tako da je ovo naslov koji zeljno iscekujem. Tor je napravio dosta dobar odabir iz svoje ponude, tako da citaoci mogu da uzivaju u hard SFu, klasicnom fenteziju, ali i alternativnoj istoriji. Po meni - sjajan uredjivacki potez.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2008, 14:51:39
Izdavacka kuca Planet Stories pokrenula je ediciju posvecenu klasicima zanra, vrativsi se korenima i zanemarivsi marketinsku podelu na podzanrove, tako da je u njihovoj ediciji sve "fantastika". Neki od naslova su The Anubis Murders pokojnog Garija Gigaksa, City of the Beast Majkla Murkoka, The Ginger Star Li Breket... Ovo je edicija posvecena ljubiteljima zanrovske knjizevnosti - obogacena novim grafickim resenjima, a svaka knjiga propracena je uvodom iz pera nekog od i dalje aktuelnih pisaca, kao sto su Ben Bova, Dzo Lendsdejl itd. Iako vecinu naslova vec imam u izdanju drugih kuca, u iskusenju sam da ih sve ponovo kupim. Oni koji vec nemaju ove knjige, a ljubitelji su stare skole, ne bi trebalo da oklevaju...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-03-2008, 00:49:50
Jedna novosadska izdavacka kuca vec duze vreme priprema srpsko izdanje R. A. Salvatoreove sage o Driztu. Predvidjeno je istovremeno objavljivanje prve dve trilogije, odnosno Mracni vilovnjak i Dolina ledenog vetra.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mizantrop on 20-03-2008, 19:25:24
Quote from: "nightflier"
Kao sto Mizantrop rece na jednoj drugoj temi, Tor je danas svojim citaocima omogucio da skinu roman Farthing. Rec je o romanu koji zapravo prevazilazli zanrovske odrednice, buduci da spaja alternativnu istoriju sa klasicnim britanskim krimicem, u maniru Agate Kristi. Naravno, vec smo imali prilike da citamo slicne naslove. Setimo se samo Harisove Otadzbine, koja je i kod nas objavljena. Valtonova je dobitnik Kembelove nagrade, kao i Svetske nagrade za fantastiku, a Farthing je nominovan za Nebulu.


Počeo sam da čitam Farthing. E sad, sama činjenica da čitam sa ekrana znači da napredujem jako sporo i da sam za nedelju dana pročitao svega 6 poglavlja. Priča je za sada interesantna, drži pažnju ali je i suviše rano da se donosi neki konačan sud.
Do tada evo jednod intervjua sa autorkom Farthing-a:
It's a great misfortune that author Jo Walton is perhaps best known as the instigator of the International Pixel-Stained Peasant's Day, which was a response to a post by Dr. Howard V. Hendrix, then vice-president of the Science Fiction Writers' of America. However, as an author, Walton is even far more interesting and subversive than her internet persona.

A Welsh native currently living in Quebec, Walton is the Campbell Award winner for Best New Writer for 2002 and has won the World Fantasy award for her novel Tooth and Claw (Tor 2004). In her latest series which begins with Farthing (Tor 2006), she subtly takes on issues of living in world where personal freedoms are being eroded in the name of security, while telling a compelling, personal story that's at once a manor house mystery and alternate history novel. In many ways, Farthing could be said to be making a parallel between Hitler's rise to power in Germany and George W. Bush's post 9/11 America.

It is, in my opinion, Walton's soft touch and sense of humor that make Farthing a success. She's also known for a "youthful indiscretion" involving a Coke and David Brin at a Boskone and an often un-credited, humorous Usenet poem, "The Lurkers Support Me in E-Mail."

Morehouse: Farthing, the first book in your alternate history series, has gotten a lot of attention. It was nominated for a Nebula, a Quill, a Campbell, and a Sidewise Award, and is, in my opinion, an excellent book that deals with, among other things, personal responses to fascism. What inspired you to write it (and its sequels, Ha'Penny and Half a Crown)?

Walton: I was reading Josephine Tey's Brat Farrar, a mystery published in 1952 which requires for plot reasons various things to have happened ten years before, including British people going on holiday to France. I'd read it before, but for some reason this time I stopped and thought, hang on, 1942, I think not—but when is it supposed to be set? Thinking about when it was supposed to be set, I worked out the whole background for the Farthing universe. I also thought of the whole Farthing thing, the Auden quote I use at the beginning, the idea of the country house with that name, the murder. I made a note of this and got on with whatever I was supposed to be working on.

Then in May of 2004 I got Lucy's voice in my head very clearly, the beginning of the book, and I just started to write it. Stories are always about characters for me, not worlds or ideas, though sometimes I have the worlds and ideas first and they have to wait until some characters wander along before I have anything to write. After I'd written the first Lucy chapter, I realised I'd have to contrast that voice with a third person detective voice. I wrote the first paragraph of the first Carmichael chapter, and immediately I realised that this is a very slashy situation. I'd fairly recently read Micole Sudberg's review of Peter Dickinson's Some Deaths Before Dying which talked about how these days the revelation of homosexuality isn't actually a dark unguessable secret, and I thought what fun it would be to make Carmichael gay, and have it a secret from the world but not from the text.

The whole time I was writing Farthing I was re-reading Orwell's essays, letters and journalism, which really helped more than I can say. I wrote the whole first draft in three weeks.

But also, it was May of 2004. Your country and mine had just invaded Iraq, while I was sitting in Canada surrounded by people whose countries hadn't done that. I was brought up by my grandparents, and the formative event of their lives was WWII. They married in 1938, they had that one year, and then the separation, the war, and life after the war. I'd grown up with WWII in the background, and I'd read quite a lot about it later as well.

In many ways it's the defining twentieth century event. In any case, watching the US and the UK defy the UN and invade Iraq on a trumped up excuse was just too much like Hitler's invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland for me. I'd been furious, and there hadn't been anything I could directly do about it. Then there had been all the other things, the civil liberties things, in Britain especially. I started writing Farthing just after the Abu Ghraib revelations. I didn't set out to write something to draw explicit parallels. But it would be disingenuous to say I wasn't thoroughly aware of the implicit ones. At the same time, it was its own story, the characters were what was important. I couldn't have written it any other way.

Years ago, a friend of mine said about Marge Piercy's Gone to Soldiers that he was disappointed because in talking about WWII it didn't try to deal with the nature of evil. As I was writing Farthing I was afraid the characters were too black and white. Then I saw how to end it and deal with that problem. You say it's about personal responses to fascism. I say it's about how good people do bad things.

Farthing ends where I wanted it to end. I didn't intend to write a trilogy. Then some time later, when I was doing what I was thinking of as "post-research" for it, I had the idea for Ha'Penny and Half a Crown at the same time, that I could do one focused on the theatre and another ten years later focused on the debutante season and "Coming Out" and with Carmichael's trajectory through the three books. Those two books were much harder to write.

Morehouse: It's funny you should mention that one of the inspirations for the Farthing universe was the US/UK invasion of Iraq. I was going to ask you about that next. As I read the first book, I had a very chilling sense of a post 9/11 world wherein freedom is sacrificed in the name of security. I agree with you that this book is very much a character-driven story, but the backdrop is particularly fascinating for me because of its resonance with today's political climate.

Walton: Resonance is a good word. Resonance is fine, making people feel they've been hit over the head with a political point is terrible.

Morehouse: Personally, I think that this kind of, dare I call it, subversive writing works particularly well in science fiction, where readers can "distance" themselves from the now by going to another world, or in the case of Farthing and its sequels, an alternate past. This new series is categorized as science fiction. Previously, you wrote World Fantasy Award winning fantasy. Did you find the shift in sub-genres difficult in any way? What do you find is different about writing SF, if anything?

Walton: The way I write, there isn't any difference. All my novels start from history. These ones then go in an alternate history direction, and my others go in a fantastic direction. But history is the bedrock I'm building on in all of them. I think writing real SF, set in the future, is very much more difficult, because you don't have that foundation, everything is extrapolation. I don't do it very much, even though SF is what I like best to read, because it slows me down so much. Say you have a character want to send a message. In a novel in a setting based on history you know if that means a messenger on horseback, or a postal service, or a telephone, or email. In a future world you have to work out what they have, and then you have to integrate that and the effects of it into everything else. Then that goes for absolutely everything. It takes me forever. But that didn't apply to this.

Morehouse: Earlier, you mentioned Carmichael's sexuality and I have a lot of questions regarding that specifically and the gay characters in the novel in general. First of all, however, I absolutely adore Lucy's terminology regarding various gay male relationships: Macedonian (for basically straight men who have the odd gay/queer relationship) and Athenian (men who are gay). I also loved Lucy's other terms for things like adultery, etc. For me, those linguistic touches made Lucy seem very much a product of her time and social-economic class. In fact, they rang so true for me I wondered if you'd invented those terms or come across them in your research?

Walton: I made up those specific terms. But in Margaret Forster's biography of Daphne Du Maurier she talks about Du Maurier's personal sexual terms, which included "Venice" for lesbian sex and therefore Venetian for lesbian, and "Cairo" for male-female penetrative sex, and some third term which I've forgotten for non-penetrative sex, which was her preference. And I was as impressed as anything with how this allowed Du Maurier to be as sexually explicit as anything in her letters and journal without saying a word that could be censored, or even understood by the wartime censors, in the twenties and thirties and during the war. I also adored the way they were simultaneously totally explicit and weirdly coy. Du Maurier was, of course, from broadly the same kind of class as Lucy. When I started writing Lucy's running-on point of view, using something like that just seemed like a good idea.

When I start writing a book I often put things in because they seem like fun things to be playing with, and by the time I get to the end they seem like laws of the universe graven in stone, and with the weight of stone. Lucy's voice, which includes these terms, and Carmichael's sexuality would both fall into this category.

Morehouse: As a lesbian, I have to admit that when you early on revealed Carmichael was gay, my first thought was that, given his job and the situation, it would be used to compromise him. You suggested earlier that you thought it would be fun to make him gay, and so it seems to me he was not intended as a "plot coupon" from the start. And obviously, his story continues in the follow-up books. You also included a large number of gay/queer relationships in Farthing, to the point that I started to feel like everyone was gay but poor Lucy. What was your rationale behind those choices?

Walton: As far as Carmichael's concerned, as I said, at first I thought it would be neat, and then it became part of who he was in my mind, and then as the story developed and I saw what was going to happen it became a lever that could be used against him because it was part of who he was—like Alan Turing, and a lot of other people as well.

I think there are very few exclusively homosexual people in Farthing, only three—or four if you count Jack who doesn't appear, though he does in the later books.

That is, there are three "Athenians". There are a lot of "Macedonians", bi people. I'm straight myself, but I've been aware since reading Delany's Triton at an early age that I'm actually way off at the end of a bell curve in which most people fall somewhere in the middle in bisexuality.

This question, the "Why are there so many gay people?" completely threw me when people started asking it. My first response was "If you think there are a lot of queer people in Farthing you should see my livejournal friendslist." Then someone said my friendslist wasn't randomly selected. Well, no, they're the friends that a middle-aged straight woman happens to have. The people in Farthing aren't randomly selected either. They know each other, they come from the same social class. We don't see any gay or bi working class people, except for Jack again.

I've always written characters with the sexuality that seemed appropriate for who they were, and nobody has ever cared before. (For instance, one of my point of view characters in The Prize in the Game is gay, and the man he loves is cheerfully and promiscuously bi, which causes him much angst. Nobody has ever said a word about it.)

In Farthing, because of the time and place and background and class, you have a lot of characters who have been to public school, where homosexual acts are, face it, happening frequently and are expected and normal. If you read the journals and letters of this kind of people from this period, being exclusively straight starts to feel like an actual perversion.

Also, when they got a little older, straight sex was available only in marriage or in fairly grotty prostitution. Gay sex was very available. Christopher Isherwood, who is famously homosexual, talks (in Christopher and His Kind) about having sex with a woman and enjoying it but being repelled by the conventions and expectations. Evelyn Waugh was in his late twenties before he started thinking that maybe he wasn't queer. (He wasn't. Read his letters!) Heterosexual experimentation was taboo, but homosexual experimentation in youth was totally normal, and then of course, you got the people who really were gay and kept on with it.

And of course you have these passionate same sex friendships, some of which were, or had been, sexual at some point.

So when I was writing against this background, and from my knowledge of it, of course this affected the kind of characters I was writing.

At first I thought that the "too many gay people" thing was weird homophobia. Then people started saying it who I knew weren't homophobic and I wondered if there really were too many gay people. I don't think there are for the time and place, but then I wouldn't.

I'm tempted to go through and make a list of everyone in the book and their sexuality—and I'm positive it would be a strong majority of "Romans". But heterosexuality is so much the assumed default in fiction that when you have quite a few non-straight people they stand out. There have been studies done that show that lots of men percieve a room with 30% women in as majority female, and I wonder if it's that kind of thing that makes it noticeable.

To come back to Carmichael, I wouldn't want you to think that I think homosexuality is his tragic flaw. I think in the later books I make it clear that his relationship with Jack is the thing that makes his life worth living. What I wanted to do with it being used against him was to suggest that everyone is vulnerable. There's always something, some normal human thing, they can find on anyone, to use against you if they want to, and the more things are tolerated quietly but used to make an example when necessary, the more there's hypocrisy about this kind of thing, the more people stay in line and do what's wanted. We have these laws that are made out of fear, and which can be used to make people more afraid, and that's wrong. At the end of Farthing Carmichael quite explicitly gives up essential liberty for a little temporary safety. But it's because he's been doing that all along by staying closeted that he's able to be forced into it.

In so far as Farthing is about responses to fascism, as you said before, it raises the question of whether you're going to be brave or not. Being brave might not work, but the alternative is going along with it.

Morehouse: Yeah, though I think this last bit touches on my problem with the situation with Carmichael. At least as recently as a decade ago, being gay still excluded someone from a job in the U.S. intelligence service because we're seen as easily compromised. I know this from personal experience. I myself didn't lose a job, but a friend of mine asked me not to mention, or shall I say "not volunteer any information on," his orientation if someone from the CIA should call me for a reference. This frustrates me because, as you say, we all have secrets. Granted both Carmichael and James could die for this particular secret in the universe of Farthing, so it wasn't just Carmichael's own willingness he had to consider but his lover's as well. This kind of cowardliness is very human, realistic, and in many ways deeply sympathetic, but, honestly, I guess I just wished they'd had something else on him, you know? I struggled with my feelings about this because at first I thought you set him up as gay only to make him fall, but there are moments in the narrative when Carmichael needs to be gay to figure out pieces of the puzzle. So, what I'm saying is that you handled it well, but in the end I still left feeling strangely cheated. I was able to love Lucy and David, despite the fact that I knew they were doomed to certain compromises, but somehow theirs felt cleaner. Perhaps because you show Lucy and David so very much in love and the reader experiences their love on a visceral level, but Carmichael's lover is someone to go home to, whom we never see and only hear about very distantly. So when Carmichael has to choose love over honor, the sacrifice feels more selfish, more dare I say it sexual, rather than emotional. Because gay people are often seen as more concerned with sex than love, this difference in the way you portrayed Carmichael really stood out for me. Care to comment?

Walton: You're probably right. I was going to write a scene where Carmichael went home to Jack, but I didn't because it felt intrusive. I had difficulty writing the bits with Jack in Ha'Penny and Half a Crown for the same reason, and I'm not sure he ever gets a fair deal. Probably I should have written it, because the way Carmichael's enemies frame the relationship is so sexual, and because of all the stuff you're talking about.

My intention was to show Carmichael as a very private person, but just as much married to Jack as Lucy is to David. I was very surprised when Farthing won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best SF novel, because one of the things I'd thought was how nice it was to have a novel without a romance, where all the main characters are married at the beginning and still married at the end. (Though a friend suggested that that is in itself romantic, so there you go.)

In the later books, they like it that Carmichael is gay, because it gives them a simple easy hold over him.

On this bit, while he is chosing love, he's also chosing his job. He likes his job, he likes being an inspector, but also, he's got no economic independence, nothing to fall back on, he's living like a middle class person with a servant but if he quits he's got no cushion and he has no experience of anything else—straight from school to the army and then the police, and if he's notorious, nobody's going to hire him for anything at all. So it's an economic choice too. That's a bind a lot of people are in—whistle blowing can lose you your career, and with it your house, everything, if you did the right thing you'd be on the streets.

Lucy and David are rich, and used to being rich so that even if they lost all their money and couldn't sell their jewellry or get money from David's family they'd still have the expectations of rich people. Carmichael's used to having barely enough money to keep up appearances. I think that's significant too.

Morehouse: Absolutely. Class is a huge issue for this book.

But, I think, too, Americans in particular (even people with a history degree like myself) still tend to think of gayness as a modern phenomenon, so Lucy's relaxed sensibility about it seems anachronistic, even though quite clearly it isn't, you know? Your publisher is American, so do you ever find yourself having to defend real historical fact over the "perception of history" to your publisher or your audiences? Are there things you've uncovered in your research that are stranger than fiction and that modern audience would find too difficult to believe?

Walton: The first bit, no, my publisher and editor have never had the slightest hesitation over anything, never asked me to change anything like that. Patrick Nielsen Hayden, my editor, has been behind these books all the way.

On the other hand, I can't get them published in Britain whatever I do.

As far as my readers go, and things you find in research, yes, all the time, and I call that the Tiffany Problem.

Tiffany is a real attested medieval name, it's a variant of Theophania, it appears in twelfth century documents from Britain and France, and you cannot give it as a name to a character in a historical or fantasy setting because it looks too horribly modern.

One review of Farthing said that as part of the changes in the alternate world, homosexuality was made illegal, and you can't respond to a review saying "1969! Homosexuality between adults wasn't legalized until in Britain until 1969!"

In Half a Crown, a number of my test readers had problems with things in the British constitution that are, I'm sorry, in the British constitution to this very day. I've tried to explain them more.

I'm very aware of this problem.

Morehouse: Speaking of historical research, I understand Ha'Penny features a group of wildly divergent sisters—one of whom is a fascist, another who's a Communist, etc.—are these characters loosely based on the Mitford sisters whose letters have recently been collected in a book by Mary S. Lovell?

Walton: Finally, an easy question! Yes, the Larkin family in Ha'Penny is inspired by the concept of the Mitford family. There aren't meant to be exact one to one correspondences between people, but yes. It's odd, since I finished Ha'Penny there have been a whole pile of new Mitford stuff published, Jessica Mitford's letters last year, and now those collected letters. Obviously I'm not the only person who finds them fascinating.

And speaking of improbable, I had to tone them down a lot for fiction.

Morehouse: Yeah, actually you've inspired me to do a little non-fiction reading about them while I wait for Half a Crown to come out. One last hard one: you're one of those writers whose name I heard long before I read anything by you. First, there was an incident involving a Coke and David Brin at a Worldcon that received a lot of attention in the SF community, and then, of course, there was International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant's Day. How do you think this notoriety affected your career, if at all?

Walton: I don't think any of it has made any difference. It's very odd to think of myself as notorious, too.

The Brin thing—it was a Boskone actually, not that it makes any difference. I'd like to say it was a youthful indiscretion. It was stupid and childish of me to give way to an impulse like that, and I've apologized. I was quite amazed at the kind of attention it got. There might be some people who wouldn't buy a book by someone who does idiotic things like that, I don't know.

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day I did deliberately, though actually I wasn't expecting the overwhelming chord that struck in the community. My immediate and instinctive response to Dr Hendrix's rant was a desire to put something online for free —and it suddenly occurred to me that, as a Nebula nominee but not a SFWA member, I had standing to do that and make Dr Hendrix be aware of it. So I decided that not only would I do it, I'd encourage other people to do it as well. I was expecting maybe a dozen of my friends to join in, not thousands of people. I mean Mercedes Lackey posted something! The response was absolutely overwhelming. It's amazing sometimes what's going to make a difference.

Clearly, I was not the only person who felt that way.

But I don't think it's done anything for my career one way or the other. The only thing that does that is writing the books, isn't it?

I think, generally, there are people who go around doing things to advance their career, and they're always positioning themselves for it, and thinking about this kind of thing, and I'm not one of them. I am slightly better than I used to be about doing things first and considering whether they're a good idea later, at least I hope I am.

Morehouse: Even though I'm a throw-back, hidebound Neanderthal and can kind of see Dr. Hendrix's point (despite his objectionable and poor word choice—"webscabs"? Oy vey), I ended up posting something with you, too. Free content is a weird issue for me, however, and one I'm of two minds about. The Hendrix half of my brain agrees that as a professional writer I should have every expectation that what I do (i.e. provide content) is worth something to someone or I wouldn't be in business, right? But, the business model has changed quite drastically in the past several years as you, John Scalzi, and Cory Doctorow have clearly shown.

I'm a former member of NWU (the National Writer's Union), which won a seminal Supreme Court case against the New York Times over what is, in many ways, this same issue, i.e., that writers should get paid for what goes on the web (and in the case of the NYTimes, even if that content is a reprint of work already paid for.) I understand Hendrix's rant was off on a somewhat different tact, but, if you don't mind repeating what I'm sure feels to you like old news, what was the thrust of your argument with what he said?

Walton: I'm not Cory Doctorow, and I'm not an "information wants to be free" fanatic or anything like that. I just strongly resented being told I was a scab because I post poetry on my livejournal. Previous to IPSTD, I hadn't put up any work for free longer than the first couple of chapters of a novel. But I post poetry online all the time and this works for me.

On the one hand, if I can sell it I get maybe $10, and instant gratification of seeing people's reactions is worth more than $10. And on the other, I've found out since I started doing it that if I can sell it, I can sell it even after it has been on my journal. I have sold poetry that's been on my journal to Asimov's, Goblin Fruit, Mythic, Lone Star Stories— and it gives me a great sense of getting money for old rope too. This is a win/win situation for me, and I can't see how it's hurting anyone else.

I argued with Eric Flint when he was first suggesting what became the Baen model. But the Baen model has demonstrably worked. They're giving away free books and it is increasing sales. Cory Doctorow has said the problem for a writer isn't piracy, it's obscurity. If putting your first novel online for free means people will find you, and will buy your third, which might otherwise be your last chance the way publishing is today, how does it benefit anyone to stop you? How is that being a scab? A scab!

My position on copyright is that the writer should control it. Not anyone else, not the publisher, not pirates, certainly not SFWA, the writer.

Morehouse: Thank you so much for your thoughtful responses to my questions, Jo. This has been a great deal of fun. So, tell us: what can fans of Jo Walton look for from you in the next year or so? I know Half a Crown will be out soon. What's the next series/stand-alone percolating in your mind?

Walton: Half a Crown will be out in September 2008 from Tor.

I'm just starting a new thing called "Our Sea" which is a nice cheerful fantasy with no fascists at all. The idea is that there was a hole blowing about the ancient Mediterranean from about the fall of Troy to the fall of Rome, and ships from our world went through it into this other sea, and couldn't find their way back. They founded cities and civilizations there.

The original inhabitants there were bronze age hermaphroditic lizardmen. "Our Sea" is set in a Greek city-state that's holding the balance of power between the Romans and the Phoenicians. So far, I'm having a lot of fun with it. That'll probably come out sometime in 2009.

After that, I don't know. I always have a lot of ideas, and it's difficult to tell which of them are going to come alive and have enough to them to become actual novels. At this time of year I always start thinking about the fantasy world where they have one sun made of fire and one made of ice, and what happens if the ice sun doesn't retreat after midwinter. Then there's the Tooth and Claw sequel, there's the Douglas MacArthur in Elfland story, there's the version of Mansfield Park set on Mars – I would like to write something that's proper SF. But what'll happen is that I'll get some character talking in my head and I'll have to deduce her entire universe from the evidence of who she is and how she could have got to be like that, and there you go. That's how it usually works for me.
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Post by: mizantrop on 21-03-2008, 11:22:41
Od danas na tor.com možete skinuti: Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell.
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Post by: mizantrop on 21-03-2008, 12:17:09
Crystal Rain
Author - Tobias Buckell


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When I first heard of Buckell’s novels, Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin, I wasn’t sure quite what to think. They were short (always an oddity in the field of Science Fiction and Fantasy), they had a strong Caribbean flair and, well… I thought the name Ragamuffin was kinda silly.

Still, the more I read about him and his novels, the more interested I became to see just exactly what they were about. So, I got my hands on copies of his two novels and quickly set to work forming an opinion of my own. And its a positive opinion, more or less.

Let me start off by saying this about Crystal Rain: Buckell manages to fit more into this lean novel than most authors do into novels twice as long. I don’t know how he does it, but other authors (and editors) need to take note; this is how you tell a lean, fast paced and frenetic story without any wasted words. Each and every one of Crystal Rain’s 384 pages burst at the seams with creativity: a vivid world inhabited by real people all wrapped up in a plot that races towards the finish line at full steam ahead.

Buckell tells the story through the eyes of several characters throughout the story (another accomplishment for a lean novel) and each of them give the reader a different sense of the world and the violent events taking place during the course of the story. The main protagonist, John DeBrun, is mildly interesting (moreso towards the end of the novel when the reader has some light shed on his past), but it is the other characters that surround John that really make the novel shine.

Foremost amongst these is a character named Pepper. A trench-coat wearing, dreadlocked and pissed off killing machine that has some sort of connection to John’s forgotten past. I found myself eagerly anticipating any scene involving Pepper, whether it was told from his point of view or not.

It’s clear from the get-go that Buckell’s Caribbean heritage plays a huge part in the novel. From the setting (a world inhabited by, more or less, Caribbean refugees from Earth), to the conflicts (Buckell mentioned Haiti’s violent history as one inspiration for his writing in one interview) to the dialect of the characters.

And this is where we find what could be considered one of the novel’s biggest problems: the dialect. Buckell, in an attempt at authenticity, chose to write dialogue of the Nanagadan’s (the “good-guys” of the novel) just as it would be found in a current day setting among the Caribbean Islands. This means a lot of broken English and hard to read dialogue for the reader to wade through. I will admit that I had a really hard time with it at first and found that it got in the way of me connecting with the characters in the novel. As I moved further on in the novel, however, I found myself getting acquainted with the speech patterns of the characters and by the end decided I wouldn’t have it any other way. Buckell made a risky move, one that is sure to turn off many readers, but in the end it payes off by helping to create a world, and a group of characters, that feels distinct and realistic.

The conflict between the aforementioned Nanagadan’s (the Caribbean-based culture) and the Azteca (the Aztec-based culture) is a bloody and despondent affair that affords the perfect opportunity for Buckell to craft a fast, breakneck story that is always feeding the reader just enough new information to keep them from getting overwhelmed, but still feeling satisfied that things are moving along at a good pace.

My biggest criticism of the novel is that, ironically, the ending seems a little drawn out. With the rest of the novel being so fast paced, I would have liked to have seen a bit more visceral asskicking coming between the two opposing armies. Buckell seems to gloss over the most violent and gory portions of the story, and though I assume this is intentional, I would have liked to have seen some of the characters in action. Pepper is very clearly a proficient fighter, but many times we find Buckell ending a scene with a fight about to start and beginning the next scene with the fight having just ended.

All in all though, Buckell has crafted a great first novel that’s crammed full of action, has a terrific setting and manages to cram a whole lot of story into a manageable amount of pages. If Crystal Rain is any indication, Buckell’s next two novels (Ragamuffin and Sly Mongooe) are sure to be just as entertaining. He’s definitely an author to keep an eye on in the upcoming years as he carves a niche for himself in amongst the heavy-hitters of the Science Fiction genre.
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Post by: Nightflier on 21-03-2008, 21:07:47
Tangled Webs: A Black Jewels Novel, Anne Bishop (Roc)

Danas sam zavrsio sa citanjem. Iako je poslednji nastavak sage o mracnim draguljima pobrao sve same hvalospeve citalstva, ja sam duboko razocaran. Pre svega, Bisopova je izneverila obecanje da ce se malo udaljiti od protagonista svojih ranijih radova, te da ce jedna od sporednih likova iz prvobitne trilogije, Sureal SaDijablo, u ovom romanu biti u prvom planu. To se nije desilo. Sureal svakako ima vise prostora nego ranije, ali opet imamo prilike da vidimo svu lepezu likova iz ranije objavljenih nastavaka, sto Tangled Webs svodi na neku vrstu uzgredne epizode, bez nekog velikog znacaja. Nako citanja zbirke od cetiri price Dreams Made Flesh, moram reci da sam od romana o Sureal imao jako velika ocekivanja, koja se nisu ispunila. Ko zna, mozda cemo jednog dana i dobiti taj roman.
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Post by: Nightflier on 21-03-2008, 21:14:12
Sumrak, spisateljice Stefani Mejer, izasao je iz stampe.
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-03-2008, 01:37:35
The Innocent Mage, Karen Miller (Orbit)

Roman koji je proglasen najboljim fentezi debitantskim romanom u Velikoj Britaniji za 2007. godinu, pokazao se zamornim i dosadnim. Ocigledno zamisljen kao odraz Martinove Pesme leda i vatre, bar kada je rec o makijavelijevskoj dvorskoj politici,  The Innocent Mage nikako ne uspeva da docara drustvenu podeljenost o kojoj govori, niti su njegovi protagonisti zivotni koliko Martinovi. Tragicno je sto autorka moze da se pozove na dela svog sunarodnika, Valtera Skota, i da u njima potrazi inspiraciju za opis drustvene segregacije - ali to ne cini. Bilo kako bilo, The Innocent Mage je daleko i od Pesme leda i vatre, i od Ajvanhoa. Jos jedan u nizu izdavackih pokusaja i promasaja u potrazi za narednim velikim fentezi autorom.
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Post by: mizantrop on 28-03-2008, 11:49:20
Scott Sigler- Infected
Knjiga izlazi 1.4.2008, a do 31.3. je možete besplatno skinuti ovde:http://www.scottsigler.com/node/1196
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-03-2008, 12:44:59
Tor je ponudio novu besplatnu knjigu - Lord of the Isles, Dejvida Drejka. REc je o epskoj fantastici, koja podseca na Dzorana, Gudkajnda i ostale pisce karakteristicne za devedesete godine proslog veka. Medjutim, Drejkov ciklus nije ni izbliza toliko dobro prihvacen od strane publike. Dejvid Drejk je, inace, najpoznatiji po tzv. military SF-u, kao i po kolaboracijama sa Erikom Flintom i S. M. Stirlingom. Zanimljivo je da je upravo saradnja sa Drejkom ovim piscima omogucila da se vinu iz anonimnosti i postanu daleko vece zvezde od njega.
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-03-2008, 12:49:27
Naredna knjiga koju ce Tor ponuditi citaocima je Through the Wolf’s Eyes, koju je napisala Dzejn Lindskold. Opet je rec o epskoj fantastici, koja je po stilu i temi jako bliska delima Robin Hob. Preporucujem.
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-03-2008, 10:37:53
Bela Ruza, americkog pisca Glena Kuka, u Magnetovom izdanju, a u prevodu moje malenkosti, upravo je u stampariji.
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Post by: vrana on 31-03-2008, 19:50:41
Quote from: "nightflier"
Bela Ruza, americkog pisca Glena Kuka, u Magnetovom izdanju, a u prevodu moje malenkosti, upravo je u stampariji.


e vidis nisam znao da si ti to prevodio  :evil:  :evil:

Mnooogo dobra knjiga....barem meni. To koliko se secam ima dosta delova??

Kada se bacas na prevod sledeceg dela....ako nije tajna  :twisted:
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Post by: vrana on 31-03-2008, 19:51:20
Quote from: "nightflier"
Bela Ruza, americkog pisca Glena Kuka, u Magnetovom izdanju, a u prevodu moje malenkosti, upravo je u stampariji.


e vidis nisam znao da si ti to prevodio  :evil:  :evil:

Mnooogo dobra knjiga....barem meni. To koliko se secam ima dosta delova??

Kada se bacas na prevod sledeceg dela....ako nije tajna  :twisted:
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-03-2008, 22:36:09
Ne znam kada ce nastavak - i da li ce se ici na neposredni nastavak, koji nema puno veze sa Crnom cetom. Inace, Algoritam objavljuje Ubik, kultni roman Filipa Dika. Trenutno se radi priprema. Ponovice se stari prevod.
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Post by: gargamel on 01-04-2008, 20:33:56
Ubik je jedan od mojih omiljenih romana, mozda najbolji Dikov. Bar po meni xkoenig
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2008, 14:10:08
IPS najavljuje za jesen pravu ofanzivu kada je rec o fantastici. Sem najavljenog Neuromansera i Spook Copuntry, u planu je i nekoliko fentezi serijala. Za sada je izvesno da cu prevoditi bar jedan od njih, a mozda i vise - sve u zavisnosti od ostalih izdavaca prema kojima imam obaveze. IPS me je, inace, angazovao da prevedem roman Tisina, japanskog pisca Shusaku Endo-a, cetiri puta nominovanog za Nobelovu nagradu (u poslednje vreme mi padaju sve neki nesudjeni nobelovci), pa posle toga prelazim na fentezi. Nadam se da cu za jedno mesec dana moci da kazem o kojim je serijalima rec, ali za sada je to poslovna tajna.
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Post by: Perin on 03-04-2008, 18:22:32
Mozes li barem reci jesu li dosta popularni, i da li se radi o americkim, kanadskim, ili australijskim piscima?  :wink:
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2008, 18:39:16
Jesu, jako su popularni. A rec je o Amerikancima.
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Post by: zakk on 03-04-2008, 20:47:19
Bre, kad ti postižeš sve ovo? Kontam da si se jako uverzirao. Jel se može živeti od toga?
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2008, 21:27:24
Samo kada bi isplate bile redovne, moglo bi se ziveti jako dobro. Uostalom, poslednjih... sest godina, recimo, samo od toga i zivim. Naravno, sada dobijam vece honorare nego na pocetku karijere. Veca mi je cena rada, radim za vise izdavaca... Hocu da kazem da sam sasvim posvecen prevodjenju, pa mogu da prevedem veci broj stranica dnevno od nekoga ko se time bavi kad se vrati sa redovnog posla. Taj veci broj stranica znaci i vise para. Najveci je problem sto isplate umeju da kasne i po nekoliko meseci (da se razumemo, ne kod svih izdavaca), pa to poprilicno otezava stvari, ali godisnje svejedno zaradim oko pet i po hiljada evra. Nadam se da cu ove godine zaraditi i vise. Medjutim, sve ima svoju cenu. Otkako se bavim prevodilackim zanatom, ugojio sam se 20 kg. Doduse, da se pohvalim, smrsao sam pet za proteklih mesec dana.
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Post by: Perin on 03-04-2008, 21:36:06
A kolika je cena za nekog pocetnika prevodioca? Ja kontam da nije vise od 1 evra po stranici...ako nije i manje....?
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Post by: angel011 on 03-04-2008, 21:53:05
2 evra po stranici, ili je bar bilo toliko.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2008, 23:02:56
Nije dva evra. Evro i dvadeset do evro i po. I iskusni prevodioci retko kad dobijaju preko tri evra. Vreme je oskudno...
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-04-2008, 10:00:43
Od danas na Torovom sajtu besplatno se moze skinuti Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold. Naredne sedmice na redu je The Disunited States of America, velikog majstora alternativne istorije - Harija Tartldava.
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Post by: winter on 04-04-2008, 13:15:17
Verovatno ima i onih koji rade za manje od 2 evra po šlajfni, ali to samo uništava ionako loš kvalitet prevoda kod nas.

Ja sam za prvu kompletnu knjigu koju sam radio (pre godinu i po) tražio 2 evra i, uz malo natezanja i dobio. Na kraju su svi bili zadovoljni. Već sada više nemam nameru da radim za te pare.

Asistenti i profesori sa filološkog, kao i neki stariji prevodioci sa imenom, naplaćuju i po 5 evra, pogotovu kada je u pitanju specifično delo(stručna literatura i sl.). Naravno, što je manji jezik sa koga se prevodi (što ima manje kvalitetnih prevodilaca), cena je veća. Sa, npr. finskog, sumnjam da će neko prevoditi za manje od 4 evra...
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Post by: Alexdelarge on 04-04-2008, 14:22:19
A koliko vam treba vremena, da prevedete jednu knjigu, od otprilike 300 strana?
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-04-2008, 14:30:15
Zavisi. Najbrze sam preveo Zmajeve kosti, Patrise Brigs. To je trajalo dve nedelje. Zapravo, trinaest dana. Prevod koji upravo zavrsavam, od 500 stranica, radim vec pet meseci.

@winter

A sta si prevodio i za koga?
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-04-2008, 16:12:25
Alnari je objavio peti nastavak Spajdervikovih zapisa (a ne Zapisa Spajdervika, kako su preveli), pod naslovom Mulgaratova srdzba. Ja sam preveo prve dve knjige ovog ciklusa, po kojem se snima film, ako vec nije snimljen, dok su me na trecu i cetvrtu potpisali bez mog znanja i uvida u tekst, tako da ne odgovaram za kvalitet prevoda. Romani su namenjeni deci, ali bilo je pravo uzivanje citati ih i prevoditi (prva dva!), tako da ih od srca preporucujem.
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Post by: Meho Krljic on 04-04-2008, 17:28:58
Quote from: "nightflier"
Alnari je objavio peti nastavak Spajdervikovih zapisa (a ne Zapisa Spajdervika, kako su preveli), pod naslovom Mulgaratova srdzba. Ja sam preveo prve dve knjige ovog ciklusa, po kojem se snima film, ako vec nije snimljen, dok su me na trecu i cetvrtu potpisali bez mog znanja i uvida u tekst, tako da ne odgovaram za kvalitet prevoda. Romani su namenjeni deci, ali bilo je pravo uzivanje citati ih i prevoditi (prva dva!), tako da ih od srca preporucujem.


Film je, držim već snimljen, pošto je igra izašla pre jedno mesec dana.
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-04-2008, 17:53:43
Istina. Po Dark Horizons-u, premijera je bila 14. februara. Sad proverih.
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Post by: winter on 04-04-2008, 18:48:48
@nightflier

Dva naslova za Tabernakl (Sremska Mitrovica): Egiptolog (Artur Filips, savremeni amer. roman) i Ktulu priče (Lavkraftova zbirka, postoji tema na hororu, tražio sam komentare, ali izgleda još niko nije nabavio :) )
Nesrećno sam započeo još jedan savremeni roman za izdavačku kuću koja je u međuvremenu odustala :(

@Alexderange

Mnogo zavisi od stila originala. Dnevna norme je 5-8 šlajfni, tj. 1800 znakova bez razmaknica. Knjiga od "300 strana" je prilično rastegljiv pojam... Recimo od 1 do 3 meseca.

Inače, to je jedna od onih stvari gde važi: kol'ko para tol'ko muzike - što duže radiš na prevodu biće bolji.
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Post by: Alexdelarge on 04-04-2008, 19:47:40
Sta su slajfne?
A kako brojite te slovne znakove? (ozbiljno pitam, ne zajebavam se)

Meni je knjiga od 300 strana, knjiga od 300 strana, ne vidim sta je tu rastegljivo; nisam mislio da je cepas.
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Post by: winter on 04-04-2008, 20:03:06
Kao što rekoh: šlajfna je 1.800 znakova bez razmaknica (space-ova). Jedna stranica knjige može biti od pola do čak dve i po šlajfne! Zato i postoji standardizacija da bi novinari, pisci, prevodioci, lektori, korektori... mogli da naplate po količini urađenog posla.
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Post by: marlowe on 04-04-2008, 20:27:22
Slajfna, ili prevodilacka strana je 1800 slovnih mesta SA razmaknicama.
Ne dajte se smesti po tom pitanju.
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Post by: Perin on 04-04-2008, 21:21:59
Zeznuto. Evro i dvadeset po stranici za nekog pocetnika? Stvarno malo. To je nekih 350 evra za knjigu od 300 strana. Pretpostavljam da kada steknes ime u poslu da se vise placa, ali ovaj ''pripravnicki'' staz prevodioca bas se malo placa  :(
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-04-2008, 22:17:52
Jasta, slajfna se racuna kao 1800 znakova sa razmacima. Nekada je bilo 1650, ali to je davna istorija. Pre mog vremena.

@perin

Moj prvi prevod, Zenica sveta, placen mi je 1,5 maraka (sto je sada 1,5 evra). Imao je 800 slajfni, sto sam preveo za nesto vise od tri meseca. Trebalo mi je puno vremena i prevoda da poboljsam tu cenu rada. Doduse, posto mi u poslednje vreme padaju sve neki dzebeni nobelovci i slicne koske, nisam bas siguran koliko mi se isplatilo :) Bolje da sam se drzao samo fantastike. :)
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Post by: winter on 04-04-2008, 23:35:06
OK, zašto mi to niste rekli ranije!  :x

Ja sam zaista mislio da je bez razmaknica... Dobro, tako sam platio školu. Najgore je što me je u to ubedila iskusna lektorka koja je radila u Narodnoj knjizi pre privatizacije.

Ne znam šta si radio od nobelovaca, ali meni bi to više prijalo od raznih nepismenih idiota na koje ti je veća šansa da naletiš.
Moja večita dilema: ako naiđem na rečenicu koja je u originalu nepravilna ili nakaradna (ne namerno, nego zato što je pisac polupismen), da li treba nakaradno da je prevedem ili da je "sredim"?  :)
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Post by: Alexdelarge on 04-04-2008, 23:40:12
What about translations for example?

I'm hardly interested in my own fate, and certainly not in that of my books. Translations? What do you mean?

What happens to your books in other countries.

Doesn't interest me at all, because a translation is a different book. It has nothing to do with the original at all. It's a book by the person who translated it. I write in the German language. You get sent a copy of these books and either you like them or you don't. If they have awful covers then they're just annoying. And you flip through and that's it. It has nothing in common with your own work, apart from the weirdly different title. Right? Because translation is impossible. A piece of music is played the same the world over, using the written notes, but a book would always have to be played in German, in my case. With my orchestra!

Tomas Bernhard  :!:
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-04-2008, 00:11:13
Prevodilac je uvek i stvaralac. Ako nije, onda ne radi svoj posao kako treba. A kada je rec o nepismenim iditoima... Pa, to su sasvim razliciti izazovi. Obracas se i drugoj citalackoj publici, sa drugim ocekivanjima. Na kraju, u slobodne strelce presao sam bas stoga da bih birao sta cu da prevodim - ali opet se zajebem povremeno. Nego, ko to ima nakaradne recenice? Filipsa sam svojevremeno odbio kao urednik u Alnariju, tako da pretpostavljam da na njega mislis.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-04-2008, 00:17:54
Za koji mesec trebalo bi da izadje noveleta pod naslovom Backup, smestena u svet Harija Drezdena, sada vec ultrapopularnog pisca Dzima Bucera. Zanimljivost se krije u tome sto je specijalno izdanje ove novelete (u koznom povezu i sa zlatotiskom) ilustrovao Majk Minjola. Sav tiraz je rasprodat u pretplati, po ceni od 250 $ po primerku.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-04-2008, 00:25:53
Kad smo vec kod Harija, pre jedno nedelju dana zavrsio sam citanje desetog romana o privatnom carobnjaku, pod naslovom Sitnice (Small Favours). Prava poslastica za ljubitelje urbane fantastike. Ispunjava sva ocekivanja koja citalac ima kada u pandze zgrabi deseti naslov omiljenog ciklusa. Da se razumemo, Bucer nije knjizevna velicina - ali ne pretvara se da jeste, sto je veoma osvezavajuce. Kvalitativni pomak primetan od njegovih prvih romana ovde se pretvorio u pravi skok. Jedino je kraj tipicno frenetican i, kao po obicaju, nedostaje mu pedesetak stranica razrade nekih motiva, koje pisac gdegde samo natukne. Lako i zabavno stivo, koje preporucujem mesto subotnjeg izlaska i davanja para bioskopskim krvopijama.
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Post by: Ghoul on 05-04-2008, 00:55:24
Quote from: "nightflier"
Moj prvi prevod, Zenica sveta, placen mi je 1,5 maraka (sto je sada 1,5 evra).


ne bih da cepidlačim, ali čini mi se da ovi prevodioci kubure s matematikom i faktima: pošto smo se dogovorili da 'šlajfna' ipak računa i razmake, treba još da ustvrdimo i da marka (ako se misli na nemačku) NIJE bila jednaka evru, tj. 1E= oko 2DM, što će reći da 1,5 ondašnjih DM= manje od 1E današnjeg.
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Post by: Meho Krljic on 05-04-2008, 09:23:05
Mislim da ideja nije da je to matematički ekvivalentno, jer nije, već ekonomski: sve cene koje su nekad bile u markama sada su to isto u evrima.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-04-2008, 10:32:15
Veliki umovi slicno razmisljaju :) Da, mislio sam na realnu a ne knjigovodstvenu vrednost marke u odnosu na evro. Zato sam i stavio ono u zagradi.
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Post by: Perin on 05-04-2008, 10:33:36
Da, kao sto Meho kaze, nekad su cene bile u markama, a sada su ih samo pretvorili u evre.

@nightflier: Ja sam veliki fan serijala o Hariju Drezdenu, iako je piscev skill ocajan, romani su mu zanimljivi, bas lepi za ubijanje jednog popodneva. Small Favors je izasao dakle? Super, jos jedan roman za skidanje i citanje...
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Post by: Boban on 05-04-2008, 11:48:14
Quote from: "Meho Krljic"
Mislim da ideja nije da je to matematički ekvivalentno, jer nije, već ekonomski: sve cene koje su nekad bile u markama sada su to isto u evrima.


Krajem sedamdesetih američke knjige su probile cenu od 1$ i to je tada delovalo kao šok... već do sredine osamdesetih novoizašli naslovi su probili granicu od 2$ a onda ubrzano i 3$.
Golf trojka kada je izašao, sa full opremom u Nemačkoj koštao je 17000DEM, danas valjda 28000€.

Život je sve teži jer mada su naoko plate veće, zapravo nisu.
U zlatno gastarbajtersko vreme u Nemačkoj (sedamdesete) fizički radnici na građevini su ladno imali 3000DEM, danas na tim istim poslovima 1200€ je misaona imenica. Manekenke i sportisti jesu mnogo bolje plaćeni, ali običnom svetu kapitalizam dere kožu s leđa...
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-04-2008, 12:04:37
Bas tako. Da ilustrujem necim sto je nama ovde blize: Cena mekog poveza u SAD u odnosu na devedesete skocila je za dolar do dolar i po, a tvrdog preko pet dolara.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2008, 11:52:42
Cetvrta knjiga Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, pod naslovom The Born Queen, pocela je da se prodaje na Amazonu. Pisac je Greg Kiz, poznat po svojoj izuzetno inovativnoj Changeling dulogiji. Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone po atmosferi najvise podseca na Martinov ciklus Song of Ice and Fire i prijace svim ljubiteljima malo surovije i prljavije fantastike. Svojevremeno, kada sam kupio trecu knjigu, bio sam razocaran jer se najavljena trilogija pretvorila u ciklus, tako  da je nisam ni procitao. Medjutim, sada kada su mi se strasti slegle, uvidjam da i nije tako lose uzivati u stalnom prilivu romana proverenih pisaca. Posto bi knjiga trebalo da mi stigne za jedno dve nedelje, bacicu se na citanje The Blood Knight, treceg naslova u seriji, pa cu za koji dan podeliti utiske sa vama.
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Post by: dejann on 09-04-2008, 13:16:35
Quote from: "nightflier"
...pocela je da se prodaje na Amazonu...

Jedan mali off topic - Ako znaš, kakva je trenutno situacija sa kupovinom na američkom Amazonu? Ja poslednjih godinu dana nisam kupovao ništa tamo zbog cele priče sa UPS-om, špedicijom i carinjenjem.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2008, 13:18:31
Ne znam, posto ja kupujem preko kanadskog Amazona, a knjige mi se dopremaju avionom. Cela procedura je komplikovanija i cekam duze na naslove, ali sta da radim. Pri tom, kanadski Amazon je losije snabdeven, pa neke knjige cekam po godinu dana, a neke mi nikad i nisu stigle.
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Post by: dejann on 09-04-2008, 16:28:27
Hvala na odgovoru. Ja kupujem na Barnes & Noble poslednje dve godine, i to kupujem mnogo  :)  Paketi stizu za 20-25 dana.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2008, 17:04:33
Sa njima nisam imao iskustva. Kako funkcionise? Imas li problema sa carinom i slicnim glupostima?
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Post by: zakk on 09-04-2008, 17:11:23
Quote from: "nightflier"
Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone
E! Pročitao sam prvu valjda prošle godine, nije bilo loše...
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Post by: Perin on 10-04-2008, 12:54:36
Kingdoms of Thorn And bone mi je jedna od omiljenih EF saga...originalno je trebala biti trilogija ali sta ces sad...prva knjiga je Briar King, druga Charnel Prince, treca Blood Knight a cetvrta koja je valjda izasla jeste Born Queen. Inace, 3 knjiga mi je najlosija u serijalu...oni koji vole Martina, Dzordana i Bejkera nece biti razocarani ovim serijalom, that's all I can say  :wink:
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Post by: mizantrop on 11-04-2008, 11:34:08
Novo na Tor.com: The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove  

''Time travel doesn't work. You can't go backward or forward; you're stuck at "now". What you can do is travel sideways, to the same "now" in another timeline where history turned out differently. So far, only our home timeline has figured out how to do that. We use Crosstime Traffic to conduct discreet trading operations in less advanced timelines, selling goods just a little bit better than the locals can make. It's profitable, but families who work as Time Traders have to be careful to fit in, lest the locals become suspicious.  Justin's family are Time Traders. The summer before he's due to start college, he goes with them to a different Virginia, in a timeline where the American states never became a single country, and American history has consisted of a series of small wars. Despite his unease, he accompanies Randolph Brooks, another Time Trader, on a visit to the tiny upland town of Elizabeth, Virginia. He'll only be away from his parents for a few days.  Beckie Royer thanks her stars that she's from California, the most prosperous and advanced country in North America. But just now she's in Virginia with her grandmother, who wants to revisit the tiny mountain town where she grew up. The only interesting thing there is a boy named Justin--and he'll be gone soon.  Then war between Virginia and Ohio breaks out anew. Ohio sets a tailored virus loose on Virginia. Virginia swiftly imposes a quarantine, trapping Becky and Justin and Randolph Brooks in Elizabeth. Even Crosstime Traffic can't help. All the three of them can do is watch as plague and violence take over the town.  It's nothing new in history, not in this timeline or any other. It's part of the human condition. And just now, this part of the human condition sucks.''
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-04-2008, 11:53:36
Tor od danas poklanja The Disunited States of America, americkog velikog majstora alternativne istorije - Harija Tartldava. Tartldav je pisac koji je objavljivan i kod nas, u izdanju Lagune (pod pseudonimom Tartltaub) i Evolute (roman Vizantijski agent), a postoji i mogucnost da se u neko skorije vreme objavi njegovo cetvoroknjizje Legija Videsosa, a u mom prevodu. U toku su pregovori u vezi sa pravima, a prvi roman je skoro preveden, posto sam ga svojevremeno prevodio za svoju dusu.
Naredni roman koji ce Tor pokloniti svojim citaocima je Reiffen’s Choice, autora S. C. Butler-a. REc je o prvom naslovu u trilogiji namenjenoj deci, ali to je sve sto znam, posto Batlera nemam u biblioteci.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-04-2008, 12:00:58
Povratak palpu:

U poslednjoj posiljci knjiga iz Kanade, stigao mi je i In the Courts of the Crimson Kings, Stiva Stirlinga. U ovom romanu, drugom u seriji Lords of Creation,  Stirling se vraca Marsu Edgara RAjsa Barouza, Li Breket i ostalih autora zlatnog doba sfa. Kao sto cini u svojoj Dies the Fire trilogiji, i u seriji Lords of Creation Stirling odaje pocast veliki piscima zanrovske knjizevnosti - i to nimalo prikrivenim aluzijama na njihova najbolja dela. Prethodni roman, nevezan sa ovim, odigravao se na Veneri.
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Post by: dejann on 11-04-2008, 20:28:00
Quote from: "nightflier"
Sa njima nisam imao iskustva. Kako funkcionise? Imas li problema sa carinom i slicnim glupostima?


Nisam imao bilo kakvih problema... Carine ima ili nema, u zavisnosti od velicine/vrednosti paketa... Nema problema kao sa Amazonom tj. paketi stizu obicnom postom, tako da je carina nekih 1000-1500 dinara za paket vrednosti $80-$100... Paketi vrednosti do tridesetak dolara prolaze bez carine... Kao sto vec rekoh, paketi stizu za nekih 20-25 dana... Ja poslednjih par godina uplatim $25 godisnje za membership, tako da imam neki dodatni popust + special offers
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-04-2008, 21:12:13
Mislim da cu se okusati sa njima. Zamara me dugo cekanje na posiljke iz Kanade. Kako placas? Preko vize?
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-04-2008, 18:51:02
@dejann

Imas pm.
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-04-2008, 21:14:54
Za koji dan iz stampe izlazi Iron Angel, nastavak romana Scar Night, prvog u serijalu Deepgate Codex. Ocekujem da mi Iron Angel stigne veoma brzo, pa me je to ponukalo da predstavim prvi roman u serijalu. Elem, rec je o sada vec veoma popularnoj mesavini epske, urbane i mracne fantastike,koja pomalo podseca ne Mjevilovu Stanicu Perdido. Kao podosta romana-prvenaca, i Scar Night ima svojih pripovedackih boljki, ali to nadomescuje pravim obiljem motiva i ideja. Stil pisanja je negde izmedju Gejmanovog i Pikovog, samo ne tako pitak i izbrusen. Ako se samo malo zanatski popravi, Kembel ce postati veliki konkurent trenutacnim velicinama "uvrnutog" pripovedanja.
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Post by: Perin on 15-04-2008, 16:12:09
O-o-o, Scar Night uopste nije los. Nisam znao da uskoro treba da izadje i drugi deo. Kao sto si rek'o, ako se samo jos malo poravi, Kembel ce ovim serijalom dospeti daleko.
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-04-2008, 10:34:43
Od danas na Torovom sajtu - Reiffen’s Choice by S.C. Butler, a za nedelju dana Suns of Suns by Karl Schroeder. Sreder je, inace, prava poslastica za ljubitelje hard sf-a.
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Post by: mac on 18-04-2008, 10:53:24
Fino, taman dok završim Spin... Sreća te nisu sve knjige SF, inače ne bih mogao sve da postignem :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-04-2008, 12:25:26
Pa imas i Old Man's War - klasicna hajnlajnovska spejs-pucacina. Mislim da ima jos nesto sf-a sto se deli na Toru...
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Post by: PTY on 18-04-2008, 18:11:13
Quote from: "nightflier"
Od danas na Torovom sajtu - Reiffen’s Choice by S.C. Butler, a za nedelju dana Suns of Suns by Karl Schroeder. Sreder je, inace, prava poslastica za ljubitelje hard sf-a.


Eh.
Oni koje to zanima – znaju i sami, jerbo su dobili isti e-mail ko i ti.

A oni koji ne znaju, neće ništa novo ni da saznaju, osim ako ovde ne tutneš kakav rivju ili tako to...

Pa se pitam - čemu sve ovo?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 18-04-2008, 20:50:34
šta fali, možda se još neko prijavi da mu knjige padaju s neba...
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Post by: PTY on 18-04-2008, 21:03:08
Quote from: "zakk"
šta fali, možda se još neko prijavi da mu knjige padaju s neba...




Dragi moj zakkatustra, tu baš i nailazim(o) na izvestan malecki problemčić: sve da ja nesrećna i doživim onu famoznu stotu - i sve da za svo to vreme i ne radim ništa zahtevnije od obavljanja najosnovnijih bioloških funkcija – svejedno neću stići da pročitam sve knjige skinute sa Tora.

Iz čega proizilazi da bi nam nekakav selektivni modus ipak dobrodošao.

A najtflajer ovde to ne nudi, nimalo.  

Ali, ako tebi iole znači da se okači lista od dva trilijuna scifi nebuloza za čitanje, onda – nema frke, dragi moj, dal’ da ti to šiljnem na PM ili da te ovde javno deprimiram?
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Post by: zakk on 19-04-2008, 00:19:25
Mh, sad... ove knjige upravo izlaze takvim tempom da možeš da pročitaš jednu dok ne izađe sledeća -- ako ti je do toga, naravno. Nemoj sad da vrdaš. To što se tebi ne čita, ili ne čita baš ovo što Tor trenutno deli, ne znači da neko drugi ne cupka dok mu ne dođe sledeća...

Što se tiče selekcije, bila bi poželjna, mada se to da napraviti i lično ovlašnim gvirkanjem u tekst ;)

Listu kači, naravno, veliku i opširnu. Samo naznači šta bi ti preporučila.

A i ja se već duže kanim da počnem predstavljanje online SF časopisa, al to ću najverovatnije jedan po jedan, pa ću i to ovde negde...
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-04-2008, 00:25:42
Quote
Iz čega proizilazi da bi nam nekakav selektivni modus ipak dobrodošao.

A najtflajer ovde to ne nudi, nimalo.


Pa i nije mi bila namera da ovde recenziram ama bas svaku knjigu koja se pojavi. Ovo sam vise zamislio kao nekakve kratke vesti. Istina da procitam u proseku knjigu dnevnu, ali da bih napisao ljudski prikaz trebalo bi mi vise vremena nego da procitam samu knjigu, a toliko vremena bas i nemam. Stoga ovde postujem komercijalne blurbove, pa ako nesto nekoga zaintrigira, neka potrazi na internetu o cemu se radi - i neka skine i procita besplatna poglavlja, koja sada uglavnom svi izdavaci nude u promotivne svrhe. Sem toga, ova tema se ne bavi samo Torovim izdanjima koja se dele besplatno, vec i knjigama koje ce se pojaviti na srpskom. Koristim to sto saradjujem sa vise izdavaca da sa clanovima foruma podelim neke stvari koje sazna. Na kraju, po broju poseta ovoj temi, rekao bih da ipak ima ljudi kojima je bar u neku ruku korisna.
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Post by: mizantrop on 19-04-2008, 10:10:38
A kako drugačije shvatiti ovaj topik nego kao vesti o novim izdanjima?

Što se Tor-a tiče, naravno da ne stignem sve da pročitam što dođe sa tor-a, jedan deo knjiga čeka na lageru (kao uostalom i mnoge druge knjige koje nabavljam) a neke pročitam odmah kao recimo Farthing.
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Post by: PTY on 19-04-2008, 12:08:46
Quote from: "nightflier"
 Na kraju, po broju poseta ovoj temi, rekao bih da ipak ima ljudi kojima je bar u neku ruku korisna.



Eh.
Nije mi bila namera da te uvredim, na kraju krajeva, i mene ovaj topik zanima, vidiš i sam da ga redovito overavam.
Samo sam se nadala malko iscrpnijoj informaciji povodom knjiga sa Tora, to je sve. Od svih tih knjiga ja sam pročitala jedino Spin, upravo zbog preporuka.
Pa sam se nadala da bar vi, koji uspevate da drmnete po knjigu dnevno, učinite isto po pitanju nekih drugih naslova.
To je sve.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-04-2008, 12:31:14
Pa sto tako ne kazes? Pretpostavljam da te epska fantastike ne zanima, je li tako? Potrudicu se da od ponedeljka svakog dana na ovoj temi postavljam detaljnije prikaze Torovih naslova sto potpadaju pod SF. Necu se gnjaviti sa Spinom, posto pretpostavjam da si ga vec procitala,zer ne?
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Post by: PTY on 19-04-2008, 12:46:17
Pa i rekla sam tako...  :cry:

I ne treba meni za svaki naslov tamo neki cakani rivju, brate, nego onako, prosto i jednostavno: kratka udica - jel’ za decu il’ za odrasle, ima li smisla i pointa, kakav je stil i jezik, isplati li se akati oči ili ne... onako, bre, ortački.
To su sve mega-romani, čoveče, a znaš li ti koji je to horor/strava/jeza/užas kad na pedesetoj strani mega-romana skontaš da će sve pročitano bio zapravo čist gubitak vremena?
A za Spin mi je trebala cela nedelja i kažem ti – nema ništa lepše nego se iznenaditi sa sveže-napisanim dobrim starim sf-om.   :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-04-2008, 13:28:31
Quote from: "Đehouva"
nema ništa lepše nego se iznenaditi sa sveže-napisanim dobrim starim sf-om.   :)


U poslednje vreme drogiram se palpolikim omazima zlatnom dobu sf-a i spejs operama. Krs toga moze da se nadje na sajtu Baen Books, mada nikako ne i bas friske knjige. Potrudicu se da sastavim kakav spisak sa preporukama. A posle Spina, predji na Crystal Rain, a posle toga ne Sredera.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-04-2008, 11:36:35
Kao sto svi koji su dobili mejl od Tora znaju, od danas se sa njihovog sajta moze besplatno skinuti roman Sun of Suns, Karla Sredera. Rec je o veoma domisljatoj interpretaciji tvrdog sf-a, sasvim u skladu sa (jednom poloinom_ savremenih tendencija u zanru. Evo sta kaze Amazon:


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With this book Schroeder launches a saga set on Virga, a balloon-world warmed by artificial suns. The inhabitants build, besides their own suns, floating towns. The spaces between the towns, lacking nearby suns, are wintry cold, and only a few pirates and the utterly desperate live on the towns' edges. Hayden Griffen is dead set on revenge for his parents' deaths in the destruction of his home, Aerie, by the nation of Slipstream six years before. Somewhat unexpectedly, after catching the attention of Venera Fanning and becoming her driver, Hayden is dispatched on a mission under Admiral Chaison Fanning, the man he believes responsible for his parents' demise, to find a vast treasure and, even more valuable, a key to the sun and the world outside, where posthumanity reigns. The satisfying opening of a promising space opera.


Meni je Sun of Suns isprva bio malo tezak i nezgrapan. Nisam se odmah upustio u roman. Medjutim, nakon nekoliko (desetina) stranica, prica me je uhvatila i povukla, tako da sam odmah presao na nastavak. Za sada su napisana tri dela, od kojih imam samo prva dva, tako da ne znam da li je rec o trilogiji, ili citavom ciklusu, kao kod Veberove Onor Harington. U svakom slucaju, poslastica za sf-ovce.
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Post by: PTY on 25-04-2008, 17:28:18
xjap
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-04-2008, 01:08:41
Izvini sto (jos) nisam ispunio obecanje o detaljnijim rivjuima, ali ne postizem od posla - a jos i nisam uspeo da se izvucem od vodjenja  dnd sesije u nedelju. Cim ugrabim malo vremena, eto prikaza.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-05-2008, 08:56:53
Danas Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest, na Torovom sajtu, a kroz sedam dana Spirit Gate  by Kate Elliott. Ovo prvo nisam citao, ali ovo drugo jesam, pa mogu da preporucim svima koji vole Martina, Dzordana i slicne skribomane. Trenutno sam umoran (posto sam celu noc nesto prevodio), pa se necu raspisati, ali dopunicu za nekoliko dana temu utiscima o ovim naslovima, kao i romanima Dzoa Aberkrombija, nove zvezde u usponu kada je o epskoj fantastici rec. Over end aut.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 02-05-2008, 10:06:47
Hvala narode za preporuku za Spin. I ja sam pročitao. Kakvi su ostali njegovi romani? Nisu baš lako dostupni napolju u knjižarama...
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-05-2008, 12:34:52
Quote from: "Mica Milovanovic"
Hvala narode za preporuku za Spin. I ja sam pročitao. Kakvi su ostali njegovi romani? Nisu baš lako dostupni napolju u knjižarama...


More of the same, rekao bih. Nije to pisac koji puno odstupa od nekog ustaljenog stila. Ako ti se svidela jedna prica, svidece ti se sve. AKo nemas sta da citas, probaj Crystal Rain, a ako ti se cita nesto u papiru i na srpskom, od srca preporucujem Zlatno doba, Dzona Rajta, a u izdanju Neora iz NS i mom prevodu (prve dve knjige od tri). Imas u Platou.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 02-05-2008, 13:29:12
Hvala. Gledao sam ih pre neki dan, ali nisam bio siguran da li to valja...
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-05-2008, 20:08:37
Rajt je poprilicno hard kor. Veoma uvrnut pisac.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-05-2008, 03:09:49
Prvi utisci nakon citanja The blade itself, Dzoa Aberkrombija: Podseca me na vanbracno dete Dzordana i Martina, sa ambicijom da postane Tolkin kad poraste. I tata Dzordan je patio od te boljke, samo sto Aberkrombi nece ni prismrdeti tati kada je rec o kompleksnosti i sarolikosti sveta i istorije u kojima se njegovi protagonisti kreci, a ni mami kada je rec o cistoj surovosti i karakterizaciji. No, to mu se sve da oprostiti, posto ocigledno pruza ono sto citaoci traze - laganu zabavu. Ovo se moze uciniti losom kritikom, ali Aberkrombi je zapravo poprilicno bolji pisac od vecine novijih zvezda i zvezdica sto su stalno u usponu, a nikako u zemitu. Problem se krije u tome sto bi mogao da bude puno bolji, samo kada bi se otrgao kliseizmima i pokusajima da bude duhovit kao Pracet, blaoglagoljiv kao Dzordan i spartanski kao Martin. Vredi procitati, ako ni zbog ceg drugog, a ono zbog toga sto nema niceg boljeg, a da je klasican high gantasy.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-05-2008, 01:52:13
Demn, moram da prestanem da pisem u tri ujutru. Postovi su mi puni gresaka. Izvinjavam se svima.
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Post by: Boban on 05-05-2008, 02:50:11
Nadam se da ti prevođenje ide suvislije...
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-05-2008, 11:27:15
A cemu pa sluze lektori? Sem toga, znas da moji prevodi gotovo da nemaju slovnih gresaka; iz nekog razloga, shvatam ih ozbiljnije od postova po forumima...
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Post by: gargamel on 05-05-2008, 23:26:15
verovatno iz finansijskog :evil:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-05-2008, 23:38:59
Quote from: "gargamel"
verovatno iz finansijskog :evil:


Bice da je tako! :evil:  :twisted:
Title: Hm...
Post by: Tex Murphy on 05-05-2008, 23:58:17
Quote from: "nightflier"
Demn, moram da prestanem da pisem u tri ujutru. Postovi su mi puni gresaka. Izvinjavam se svima.


 :evil:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 13-05-2008, 01:57:10
Izvinjavam se svima sto sam propustio da najavim novu Torovu besplatnu knjigu - poslednje dve nedelje ubija me kombinacija migrene i inslomnije. Ali, hajde da nadoknadim propusteno... Elem, nova besplatna knjiga je Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott. Rec je o epskoj fantastici sa jakim zenskim glavnim likom, sto je karakteristicno za ovu spisateljicu. Pre Spirit Gate, Eliotova je napisala trilogiju Jaran, ako i sedmoknjizje Crown of Stars. Po stilu veoma je bliska Robertu Dzordanu, recimo, pa cak i po nacinu na koji gradi pricu, kao i po konstrukciji romana. Cak bih se usudio da je nazovem zenskim Dzordanom, samo da pokojni Dzordan nije pisao ljubice pod zenskim pseudonimom.
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Post by: Meho Krljic on 13-05-2008, 09:47:00
Quote from: "nightflier"
Eliotova je napisala trilogiju Jaran


A kako se zovu individualni romani u ovoj trilogiji?? 'Jaran kod amidže Idriza', 'Sunećenje jarana' i 'Hej jarane, jarane...'? Lepo je videti da i nas muhamedance zastupaju u tom anglofonskom EF-u.
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Post by: Nightflier on 13-05-2008, 17:37:25
Meho, Dina ti, ako tako nastavis, neces se osladiti od rajskih hurija. Jesi li citao "Srce komete" Grina i Benforda. E, tu ste dobro predstavljeni. Uostalom, vise ste zastupljeni nego mi. Rumuni nam sve preotese, pa bi sad i nas da maznu pod svoje.
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-05-2008, 09:49:43
Tor od juce poklanja roman Starfish by Peter Watts. Prava poslastica za sve one koji vole tvrdji sf. Zanimljivo je da je rec o romanu koji je proglasen za knjigu godine Njurork tajmsa, kao i o skoro deset godina starom naslovu - kojem je poslo za rukom da ama bas nista ne izgubi na svezini i aktuelnosti. Naredne nedelje Tor poklanja Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. Ovaj roman bi se dao svrstati u senovitu zonu izmedju urbane fantastike i paranormalne romantike. O tome cu vise prozboriti za koji dan na NFBOTB.
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Post by: divča on 17-05-2008, 14:42:49
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Zanimljivo je da je rec o romanu koji je proglasen za knjigu godine Njurork tajmsa


Tacnije, usla je medju 100 notable books of the year 99-e.
A mislim da na sajtu autora vec neko vreme moze da se cita (i skine) ova knjiga, dva nastavka, i jos ponesto.
Da ne bude da je Tor izmislio creative commons (u stvari 'promenu paradigme' izdavastva su prvi osetili i prihvatili manji izdavaci i autori, ali dobro, hvala Toru svakako), neka bude receno da iz Small Beer Press-a stize besplatna elektronska knjiga godine: Mothers and Other Monsters (http://lcrw.net/cc/index.htm#mchugh1) od Maureen Mchugh. Kod nas je objavljena odlicna alternativno istorijska prica iz gradjanskog rata Linkolnov Voz, mislim u Znaku Sagite broj 5. Meni je Maureen potpuno genijalan pisac, nesto izmedju minimalnog psiholoskog realizma i 'unutrasnjeg' prikazivanja paklova svakodnevnog bliskog recimo M. Atvud i sf-a od legvinovske sorte. Obavezno citajte !!
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-05-2008, 17:32:15
Ziva istina. Ne secam se da li sam ranije davao ovaj link, ali evo  ga sada i mislim da ce biti zanimljiv: http://www.baen.com/library. Na istom mestu moze se pronaci i razmatranje problema autorskih prava i elektronskog izdavastva, a od strane americkog pisca Erika Flinta.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-06-2008, 17:09:58
Nakon duge pauze, evo me opet. Najpre da pomenem knjige koje je Tor delio tokom prethdne dve nedelje: Prva je Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. Urbana fantastika/paranormalna romantika, po uzoru na Lorel Hamilton, sa nesto originalnijim vidjenjem vampira. Roman je dopadljiv i lagan za citanje, ali ne nesto cemu cete se vracati - sto je slucaj sa ranim Hamiltonkinim radovima. Oni koji vole podzanr paranormalne romantike ne bi trebalo da propuste ovaj roman, a tvrdokorni sf-ovci trebalo bi da se prekrste, pljunu u nedra i zaobidju ga u sirokom luku. Drugi roman koji je Tor sa nama podelio koliko pre neki dan jeste A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham. Jos nisam stigao da ga procitam, pa evo sta kazu strane kolege:
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Much like "The Gentlemen bastards sequence" and "The First Law", "The Long Price Quartet" is another of the new fantasy sequences that have had heaps of effusive praise piled upon them. However, unlike the first two (one more of a witty nature, and the other mere rote fantasy with rare redeeming values) this one is suppose to be deep
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-06-2008, 17:17:30
Novosti ima i kod nasih izdavaca. REdovni posetioci Laguninog sajta mogu da vide kako je nekoliko novih romana ugledalo svetlost dana: BAUKOV ŠEGRT, Džozef Dilejni; MAGIKA, Endži Sejdž; KRUNA MAČEVA - deo prvi, Robert Džordan, a pre toga i novi nastavak Taranovih pustolovina i jos ponesto namenjeno mladjima. Magiku je prevodio Sale Markovic - sada radi na drugom nastavku, uporedo sa Spook Country - a rec je o romanu koji pretenduje da nasledi Harija Potera. Samo sto je dosadan. Mada, kupicu ga, naravno, iako imam celu seriju na engleskom. Cini mi se da je rec o tetralogiji. Svima bih od srca preporucio Baukovog segrta, sto jeste roman namenjen mladjima - ali je sjajan. Uzivao sam citajuci ga, kao i nastavak. Za ljubitelje sf-a, ne znam da li sam ranije spomenuo, ali Algoritam objavljuje Dikov Ubik. Eto, toliko od mene. Vajda cu smoci snage i naci vremena da sastavim liste koje sam obecao za onu drugu temu...
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-06-2008, 12:03:00
Tor od danas deli Orphans of Chaos by John Wright. Ovo je Rajtov izlet u epsku fantastiku, nakon boravka u ludnici. Ovu knjigu imam dobrih godinu dana, ali nikako da mi podje za rukom da savladam Rajtov monotoni naratorski stil. Ono sto je u trilogiji Zlatno doba - koja spada u sam vrh SF-a bilo zanimljivo, ovde gusi i davi. Bar po meni. Ako neko drugi stekne drugacije misljenje, molim vas, napisite koju. Naredne nedelje Tor polanja In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker. Roman pripada seriji Company, koja je Bejkerovu proslavila. Ljubitelji putovanja kroz vreme - jednog od klasicnih SF motiva - nece biti razocarani. U neku ruku, na americki nacin, Bejkerova se poigrava istim onim motivima kao braca Strugacki u Tesko je biti Bog.
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Post by: angel011 on 16-06-2008, 20:15:42
Meni Magika nije bila dosadna, prilično zabavna knjiga. Kamen-mezimac (pazite da ga ne hranite suviše, da ne dobijete kamenčinu), vukodav koji balavi svuda unaokolo, mačka pretvorena u patku (ali i dalje ima mačje navike i mjauče), uniforma koja pokunjeno ide u smeće, prgava štitobuba... Uz to, pisano je s mozgom, magija funkcioniše po nekom sistemu, nema onoga da sve može da prođe jer je fantastika ili jer je za mlađariju.

Ok, moglo bi da ne legne nekome ko nije derište kao ja :lol: ,ali meni se dopalo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-06-2008, 14:33:53
Ovom prilikom najavicu dva naslova koja je Tor podelio tokom protekle dve nedelje. Naime, rec je o In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker i In the Midnight Hour by Patti O'Shea. Bejkerova se proslavila serijalom The Company, koji se u sonovi bavi putovanjem kroz vreme - pa samim tim i alternativnom istorijom. Bejkerova je priznat i popularan autor, ali mene motiv putovanja kroz vreme u nacelu jako nervira, pa nisam procitao nijedan od njenih romana - mada ih sve imam. Pasce za slobodu nekog kisnog popodneva, kad ne budem imao sta drugo za citanje. In the Midnight Hour je prvi naslov u serijalu Light Warriors, koji - gle cuda - spada u podzanr paranormalne romantike. Znaci, dopasce se poklonicima Anite i Suki. A kad smo vec kod Suki, valja pomenuti da uskoro pocinje prikazivanje serije True Blood a po romanima iz serijala Southern Vampire, spisateljice Charlaine Harris.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-06-2008, 14:59:33
Cast mi je i zadovoljstvo da najavim kako cu ubrzo otpoceti prevod tetralogije Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, autora Grega Kiza, a za izdavacku kucu IPS. Ova izdavacka kuca takodje ce objaviti Hauardovog Konana - najverovatnije u dva toma - kao i roman Witcher, poljskog pisca Sapkowskog. Inace, Konana prevodi mladi kolega Ajdukovic, to jest High Duke sa ovog foruma.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-06-2008, 15:12:41
Izdavacka kuca Carobna knjiga objavice za oktobarski Sajam knjiga u Beogradu tetralogiju The Books of Ember, spisateljice Jeanne Duprau, cija ce prva knjiga biti ekranizovana i film ce imati americku premijeru u oktobru. Rec je o SF romanima za decu.
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Post by: Ghoul on 26-06-2008, 15:26:42
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roman Witcher, poljskog pisca Sapkowskog.


daj par rečenica o ovome, zvuči potencijalno zanimljivo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-06-2008, 16:01:29
Sori, ubijam se od posla, pa nemam zivaca da kucam nesto svoje - a nisam ni citao knjigu, niti igrao igru, stoga - evo sta kaze Vikipedija:

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The Witcher or Wiedźmin (Polish: Wiedźmin) by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski is a series of fantasy short stories (collected in two books, except for two stories) and five novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia. In Sapkowski's books, witchers are monster-hunters who receive special training and have their bodies modified at an early age to provide them with supernatural abilities so they can battle extremely dangerous monsters and survive. The books have been adapted into a movie and television series, a computer game, a graphic novel series and others. The novel series (excluding the short stories) is also called the Witcher Saga (Polish: saga o wiedźminie) or the Blood of the Elves Saga.


Itd. Za podrobnije informacije, pogledaj ostatak clanka na V.
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Post by: zakk on 26-06-2008, 17:59:47
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Cast mi je i zadovoljstvo da najavim kako cu ubrzo otpoceti prevod tetralogije Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, autora Grega Kiza, a za izdavacku kucu IPS. Ova izdavacka kuca takodje ce objaviti Hauardovog Konana - najverovatnije u dva toma - kao i roman Witcher, poljskog pisca Sapkowskog. Inace, Konana prevodi mladi kolega Ajdukovic, to jest High Duke sa ovog foruma.

Ovo su sve ODLIČNE vesti :) Jee!
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Post by: taurus-jor on 26-06-2008, 18:02:56
Ovo su sjajne vesti, Nightflieru. :!:
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Post by: Perin on 26-06-2008, 18:29:09
Stvarno jesu! Odavno bolje ne cuh  :lol:
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Post by: marlowe on 26-06-2008, 18:33:07
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Cast mi je i zadovoljstvo da najavim kako cu ubrzo otpoceti prevod tetralogije Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, autora Grega Kiza, a za izdavacku kucu IPS. Ova izdavacka kuca takodje ce objaviti Hauardovog Konana - najverovatnije u dva toma - kao i roman Witcher, poljskog pisca Sapkowskog. Inace, Konana prevodi mladi kolega Ajdukovic, to jest High Duke sa ovog foruma.


Da li ce Konan biti ilustrovan? Ako da, cije su ilustracije?
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-06-2008, 18:35:08
Iskren da budem, vesti su poprilicno bajate. Morao sam da cekam da glavni urednik IPS-a da dozvolu da ih pustim u javnost. Inace, IPS priprema jos jedan veliki fentezi serijal, ali o njemu cu morati jos neko vreme da cutim.
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Post by: Road_warrior on 26-06-2008, 19:18:13
Kad ce tacno Konan?Ne mogu da docekam.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-06-2008, 19:45:31
Nista od toga (sem, mozda, Witchera) nece skoro. Naime, IPS namerava da smanji cekanje izmedju nastavaka sto je vise moguce. To znaci da ce se Kiz pojaviti u knjizarama tek kada zavrsim prevod drugog dela. Planirano je da vremenski razmak izmedju nastavaka bude 3-4 meseca, u zavisnosti od obima. Racunam da ce Konan biti objavljen u kompletu - to jest, oba toma odjednom - tako da ce to potrajati sigurno do  Nove godine. Ne znam da li ce biti ilustrovan, ali raspitacu se.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-06-2008, 23:54:19
Tor od danas poklanja Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver. Ovo ocigledno nisam citao - niti imam zelju. Serija me svejedno vec zamara. Naredne sedmice na redu je Flash by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Modesita sam citao - i svaki roman mu je isti. U tom jednolicju meni se izdvajaju prve tri knjige Corean Chronicles, koje preporucujem - ako nemate sta drugo za citanje.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-07-2008, 14:39:04
Bela Ruza, treca knjiga Crne cete, izasla je iz stampe, a u mom prevodu.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-07-2008, 10:03:08
Tor danas poklanja roman Soul by Tobsha Learner, a naredne Darkness of the Light by Peter David. Soul je zapravo erotski triler - sto objasnjava zasto nikada ranije nisam ni cuo za ovu spisateljicu - tako da ne znam zasto ga Tor deli u akciji koja promovise fantastiku. Piter Dejvid je citaocima stripa poznat to po svom radu na Incredible Hulk-u (Meho ce me ispraviti ako gresim), ali je i jako plodan romanopisac. Isticu se trilogija humoristickih romana Sir Apropos of Nothing, potom Howling Mad, njegov prvi originalni roman (koji nije deo nekog zajednickog sveta) - prica o vuku kojeg je ujeo vukodlak, pa se pretvara u coveka - i svakako Tigerheart.  Darkness of the Light je postapokalipticni fentezi, po premisi slican Bruksovim i Saberhagenovim romanima. Evo sta se na Amazonu moze procitati o njemu:

Bestseller David sets this clever, fast-paced fantasy on the Damned World (formerly Earth), home to a handful of enslaved humans, a greatly feared Overseer and the exiled inhabitants of the Twelve Races. Having nearly destroyed humanity, a variety of strange creatures now battle each other. Jepp, a freed human slave, joins a mixed-race band of scavengers. The king of the Cyclops orders Jepp's group to steal the Orb of Light from the trolls, believing its magic will destroy the bloodsucking vampires who have stolen his niece. Meanwhile, the Overseer investigates why hotstars, the energy source for most of the tech on the Damned World, are fading out. As Jepp discovers her own hidden powers, the Overseer realizes that the Twelve Races must understand humanity's place in their universe or risk annihilation. David (Knight Life) is a master at juggling multiple characters and plot lines—and, in what one hopes is the first in a new series, breathes new life into some well-worn mythic tropes.
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Post by: Meho Krljic on 11-07-2008, 10:09:31
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Piter Dejvid je citaocima stripa poznat to po svom radu na Incredible Hulk-u (Meho ce me ispraviti ako gresim)


Ne grešiš. Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 2099 i još mnogo drugih stvari. Trenutno piše She-Hulk i X-factor, radio je strpizaciju Kingovog Dark Towera za Marvel, a što se tiče 'čistog' SF-a, radio je nekoliko Star Trek knjiga.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-07-2008, 19:49:57
Evo jednog zanimljivog teksta o Torovim debitantima za 2007.

In Tor's most recent newsletter, they had a list of ten recent debuts. Here they are, arranged in release date order and hyperlinked:

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, January 2007 (original release in 2004)
The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald, April, 2007
Crystal Rain by Tobias S. Buckell, May 2007
KOP by Warren Hammond, June 2007
The Wanderer’s Tale by David Bilsborough, July 2007
The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari, August 2007
The Genesis Code by Christopher Forrest, August 2007
Radio Freefall by Matthew Jarpe, August 2007
Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery, August 2007
God’s Demon by Wayne Barlowe, October 2007

Now, because I'm an analyst by occupation and by nature, I thought I'd apply a bit of analysis to this list. We have ten debuts over the course of a year. This rate of debut publication seems highly typical for major publishing houses.

We have nine men and one woman in the list. Now, I'm no feminist, but this appeared to be a large disparity to me. They probably have perfectly good reasons for such a disparity. Maybe they simply didn't have many good submissions by female authors last year. I could analyze this in-depth, but Tor published over 200 books last year, and I have too many unknown variables, so I'll just note it and move on.

My next question to myself was, were any of these authors already established in the SF field before their debut? To answer that question, I had to look at each author in turn.

John Scalzi
Anyone who keeps a speculative fiction blog knows about John Scalzi. According to his bio, he's not a debut author anymore; Old Man's War was first published in 2004. Reading his bio is fascinating anyway, because he serialized several of his novels online before Tor picked them up. So he became published in a rather unorthodox way. Who knows? It may be the way of the future.

Sandra McDonald
I had not yet heard of Sandra McDonald. Her paperback comes out in February, and I'll be getting myself a copy. It looks to be a hoot. Anyway, she seems to have established a name for herself writing short stories before her publication of The Outback Stars.

Tobias Buckell
Prior to his publication, Tobias Buckell was no unknown. He had won the Writers of the Future contest in the fourth quarter of 2000, and he had published short stories as well.

Warren Hammond
Hammond appears to be a complete newcomer to the scene, thus proving that it is still possible.

David Bilsborough
Bilsborough appears to be another complete newcomer. Unlike Hammond however, he appears to maintain absolutely no web presence whatsoever. This is not the first time I've attempted to find him online without success. I just don't understand why any author would shun such an easy and inexpensive way to promote books. Perhaps he is a recluse.

Mark J. Ferrari
I'm pretty familiar with Mark J. Ferrari because I featured The Book of Joby a few months ago. He illustrated covers for major publishers for years. However, I don't think his connections helped him get published, at least not initially. According to his own guest post here at Fantasy Debut, a midsized publisher first picked it up to be published in 2004, but then that publisher canceled his book. However, he used that almost-publication credit to secure an agent, who secured his book deal with Tor. He also advises that you use the "back door" approach whenever possible.

Christopher Forrest
Unforgivably, I completely missed Christopher Forrest's debut in August. It seemed to have gotten buried in all the other Tor debuts of August. Maybe because it is billed as a thriller, I mis-categorized it as non-speculative. However, upon reading the book blurb, it is undoubtedly science fiction, so I'll have to do a regular announcement for it in the next few days. Anyway, Forrest also appears to be a complete newcomer.

Matthew Jarpe
Matthew Jarpe calls his writer's bio a "pathetic display of single mindedless." He has a trunked novel and a trunked movie script, but nothing else. So, he's another newcomer.

Brian Francis Slattery
Brian Francis Slatterly is an almost-newcomer. His bio includes a prestigious win of the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award and one other short piece in addition to his novel, Spaceman Blues. In addition, he is an editor and an author of nonfiction.

Wayne Barlowe
Wayne Barlowe is another illustrator-turned-writer. However, he's been writing since the 70s, when his book Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, won the Hugo in 1979. He's done covers and illustrations for every major publisher, plus scads of other stuff. Really, you must read his bio for yourself. He cannot be considered an unknown to the field. I've probably seen his paintings at the Orlando Science Center with my own eyes. (Incidently, I have a guest reviewer lined up to review his novel, God's Demon, in the next week or so.)

Of the ten -- going strictly by their own bios -- I count four who had a clean bio upon their debut publication, and six who had bios ranging from a few sales to being a well-known name in the field for reasons other than fiction. If we strike Scalzi off the list because of his Established Author status, then we have 9 debuts this year. (This is making a rather broad assumption that the list includes all Tor's debuts of 2007.)

Tor had a total of 209 books published last year. I obtained this figure by using their search tool, narrowing the search to fantasy (111 books) and then science fiction (98 books). This is a 4.3 percent debut rate.

Over at SFWA, there are 29 "qualifying venues"; i.e. major publishers. Assuming Tor is average, and assuming this was an average year for major publishers, (more broad assumptions to make, I know) then there is an average of 261 debuts per year out of around 6061 novels.

(These figures does not count excellent small press markets like Juno Books, who gets books on shelves from coast to coast but does not qualify for SFWA's "professional" standards.)

And this concludes my analysis of Tor's debut list, for what it's worth.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-07-2008, 19:57:26
A evo sta Kori Doktorov kaze o sf-u za mlade. Mislio sam da bi ovo bilo zanimljivo procitati, zbog poplave sf filmova po romanima namenjenim mladjim narastajima.


Cory Doctorow: Nature's Daredevils: Writing for Young Audiences

I know, at the end of the last column I promised that this issue I'd talk all about Macropayments, but that was before I found out that this was Locus's special young-adult SF issue, and as I happen to be on tour with my first young-adult SF novel, Little Brother, I think I'd better put off Macros for a month a talk a little about what I've learned about writing for young people.

First of all, YA SF is gigantic and invisible. The numbers speak for themselves: a YA bestseller is likely to be moving ten times as many copies as an adult SF title occupying the comparable slot on the grownup list. Like many commercially successful things, YA is largely ignored by the power brokers of the field, rarely showing up on the Hugo ballot (and when was the last time you went to a Golden Duck Award ceremony?). Yet so many of us came into the field through YA, and it's YA SF that will bring the next generation into the fold.

Genre YA fiction has an army of promoters outside of the field: teachers, librarians, and specialist booksellers are keenly aware of the difference the right book can make to the right kid at the right time, and they spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to convince kids to try out a book. Kids are naturals for this, since they really use books as markers of their social identity, so that good books sweep through their social circles like chickenpox epidemics, infecting their language and outlook on life. That's one of the most wonderful things about writing for younger audiences — it matters. We all read for entertainment, no matter how old we are, but kids also read to find out how the world works. They pay keen attention, they argue back. There's a consequentiality to writing for young people that makes it immensely satisfying. You see it when you run into them in person and find out that there are kids who read your book, googled every aspect of it, figured out how to replicate the best bits, and have turned your story into a hobby. We wring our hands a lot about the greying of SF, with good reason. Just have a look around at your regional con, the one you've been going to since you were a teenager, and count how many teenagers are there now. And yet, young people are reading in larger numbers than they have in recent memory. Part of that is surely down to Harry Potter, but on this tour, I've discovered that there's a legion of unsung heroes of the kids-lit revolution.

These are booksellers like Anderson's of Naperville, a suburb of Chicago. Anderson's operates a lovely bookstore, the kind of friendly indie shop that we all have cherished memories of, but that's not the main event. They also have a "book fair" business that is run out of a nearby warehouse. This involves filling trucks with clever, rolling bookcases that snap shut like a cigarette case, each one pre-stocked with carefully curated titles. These are schlepped out to schools across the Midwest, assembled in impromptu school-gym book fairs. This matters. It matters because you don't go to the bookstore until you already know you love books. You need a gateway drug to get you hooked on the harder stuff. Traditionally, this was the non-bookstore retailer, the pharmacy, the supermarket. That was before distributorship consolidation took place in the wake of the rise of national, big-box retailers like Wal*Mart. The contraction in distribution led to a massive reduction in the number of titles stocked outside of bookstores across the land. Even as the bookstores got bigger and more elaborate, the vital induction system of finding the right book on the right spinner rack at the right age was collapsing. We know what happened next: the collapse of the midlist, massive mergers and acquisitions in publishing, the shuttering of many longstanding careers in the field. So when Anderson's pulls up a truck outside your school and puts the books right there, where you can't miss them, it starts to take back that vital territory that we lost 20 years ago, starts to bring kids back into the faith.

Writing for young people is really exciting. As one YA writer told me, "Adolescence is a series of brave, irreversible decisions." One day, you're someone who's never told a lie of consequence; the next day you have, and you can never go back. One day, you're someone who's never done anything noble for a friend, the next day you have, and you can never go back. Is it any wonder that young people experience a camaraderie as intense as combat-buddies? Is it any wonder that the parts of our brain that govern risk-assessment don't fully develop until adulthood? Who would take such brave chances, such existential risks, if she or he had a fully functional risk-assessment system?

So young people live in a world characterized by intense drama, by choices wise and foolish and always brave. This is a book-plotter's dream. Once you realize that your characters are living in this state of heightened consequence, every plot-point acquires moment and import that keeps the pages turning.

The lack of regard for YA fiction in the mainstream isn't an altogether bad thing. There's something to be said for living in a disreputable, ghettoized bohemia (something that old-time SF and comics fans have a keen appreciation for). There's a lot of room for artistic, political and commercial expectation over here in low-stakes land, the same way that there was so much room for experimentation in other ghettos, from hip-hop to roleplaying games to dime-novels. Sure, we're vulnerable to moral panics about corrupting youth (a phenomenon as old as Socrates, and a charge that has been leveled at everything from the waltz to the jukebox), but if you're upsetting that kind of person, you're probably doing something right.

Risk-taking behavior — including ill-advised social, sexual, and substance adventures — are characteristic of youth itself, so it's natural that anything that co-occurs with youth, like SF or TV or video games, will carry the blame for them. However, the frightened and easily offended are doing a better job than they ever have of collapsing the horizons of young people, denying them the pleasures of gathering in public or online for fear of meteor-strike-rare lurid pedophile bogeymen, or on the pretense of fighting gangs or school shootings or some other tabloid horror. Literature may be the last escape available to young people today. It's an honor to be writing for them.
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-08-2008, 00:21:20
Uf, vracam se na ovu temu nakon jako dugo vremena za internetske pojmove. Najpre sam se razboleo, pa mi se pokvario racunar, pa mi se opet pokvario racunar... i tako. Ranije sam obecao na BEST OV DE BEST temi da cu prozboriti koju o podzanrovima romantic fantasy i paranormal romances. REsio sam da to premestim ovde, posto ona tema u naslovu ima 2007. godinu. Dakle, za pocetak:

Nightflier's BEST OV DE BEST Romantic Fantasy

Sredinom osamdesetih godina pojavio se izvestan broj novih autora - uglavnom spisateljica - koji su uvideli potrebu za novim vidjenjem epske fantastike, potpuno drugacijim od tada dominantnih "romana potrage". Protagonisti tih novih romana obicno pocinju kao otpadnici i usamljenici, ali vremenom bivaju prihvaceni od strane drustva i zadobijajaju prestizne drustvene polozaje, obicno u organizacijama koje podsticu duh zajednistva, a za cilj imaju zastitu obicnog sveta. Za romanticnu fantastiku specificno je da obicno nema stvorenja iz spisateljske tradicije nadahnute Tolkinovim delima, vec ljudi svet dele najcesce sa inteligentnim zivotinjama ili duhovima koji poprimaju zivotinjski oblik. Interakcija coveka i prirode jako je naglasena, kao i potreba za ocuvanjem prirodnih bogatstava. U ovom podzanru i magija se razlikuje u odnosu na tzv. visoku fantastiku: nema bradatih carobnjaka, niti je retka. Obicno je blisko povezana sa prirodnim svetom i elementima, a cesto se ispoljava u vidu licnog dara koji se nagonski koristi, kao disanje ili hodanje.

Najznacajniji autori i tipicni naslovi:

Mercedes Lackey, serijal Heralds of Valdemar i njegovi spin-ofovi.

Diane Duane, The Door into Fire i nastavci.

Kristen Britain, za sada trilogija Green Rider.

Tamora Pierce (meni omiljena), Song of the Lioness i potonji serijali.
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Post by: Perin on 23-08-2008, 18:59:18
Nije lose. Iako nisam neki ljubitelj romanticnog fatasy-ja, mogu preporucit' jos recimo rhapsody trilogiju od Elizabeth Haydon.
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-08-2008, 21:02:07
Hajdonova bas i nije tipican predstavnik ovog podzanra. Ona ipak prica jednu u osnovi epsku pricu - mada na relativno smotan nacin. Stoji da njeni romani imaju elemenata romantic fantasy-a, ali ne dovoljno da bi je to neporecivo svrstalo u ovaj podzanr. Inace, malo cu se kasnije pozabavii podzanrom supernatural romance, posto je tu doslo do nekih raslojavanja, pa moram da se obsetim gradiva...
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-08-2008, 13:46:49
E, ovako, pokusacu da ovo napisem iz delova... Koliko mogu da sagledam, podzanr supernatural romance uslovno govoreci moze da se podeli na tri grube celine. Prva je ona najstarija, vec tradicionalna, koja pocinje od Vampirskih hronika En Rajs. Mada Rajsova zapravo ne pise u ovom podzanru, njeno vidjenje vampira - za razliku od originalnije Nensi Kolins - bilo je presudno za nastanak podzanra. Elem, ova prva grupa romana namenjena je zrelijoj citalackoj publici, odnosno zenama starijim od dvadesete-dvadeset pete godine. Necu se upustati u dublju ananalizu, vec cu samo nabrojati najvaznije autore.

1. Lorel K. Hamilton - Hamiltonova je svakako kraljica natprirodne romantike. S pocetka karijere jako originalan pisac, u urbanu fantastiku unela je veliki broj elemenata koji se danas uzimaju zdravo za gotovo i bez kojih se dobar roman urbane fantastike ne moze ni zamisliti. Da nije bilo nje, ne bi bilo ni Bucera, Harisonove - pa ni Stefani Mejer i Meg Kebot. Magnum Opus Lorel Hamilton svakako je ciklus romana o Aniti Blejk, lovcu na vampire (prvi deo kod nas je objavila Carobna knjiga), koji od negde devete knjige belezi nagli pad kvaliteta i iz prve kategorije - okrenute zahtevnijim citaocima - bezi ne u drugu, vec u sasvim levu kategoriju, koju cemo, u nedostatku bolje ideje, nazvati vampirskim pornicima. U svakom slucaju, prvih devet romana o AB obavezno su stivo za ljubitelje ovog podzanra, ako ni zbog cega drugog, a ono zbog toga sto se jos nije pojavio motiv, a da ga Hamiltonova nije obradila.

2. Tanya Huff  - Hafova je posle Hamiltonke najznacajniji autor ovog podzanra, mada se nije ogranicila samo na vampire. Njen serijal Blood Ties uspesno je ekranizovan i jedno vreme je izmedju nje i Lorel Hamilton bila mrtva trka, koju je Hamiltonova dobila na kraju, samo da bi ostala bez titule jer je dopustila da se njeni problemi iz kreveta prenesu na njene likove.

3. Charlaine Harris - verovatno Hamiltonkina smena na tronu. Autorka romana o Suki Stekhaus proslavila se toliko da je njena junakinja dobila i svoju seriju, koja ce sa emitovanjem poceti od jeseni. Ne tako originalna kao Lorel Hamilton, svoj uspeh duguje pre svega odlivu fanova, razocaranih onim sto je Hamiltonova napravila od svog serijala.

4. P. N. Elrod - Patrisa Nid Elrod manje je uticajna od Hamiltonove, mada je zanatski boji pisac, koji bezi od bravura u pokusaju i ima konzistentan stil pripovedanja. Zanimljivo je da je najveci uspeh dozivela ne kao romanopisac - iako ima dvadesetak objavljenih romana - vec kao urednik. U dve zbirke, My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding iz 2006. i My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon iz 2008. u kojima predstavlja trenutno najznacajnije pisce podzanrova urbane i romanticne fantastike. Njeni romani, iako sasvim zadovoljavajuci, komotno se mogu propustiti, ali zbirke nikako.


Sad, ima tu jos milion spisateljica, ali ove cetiri nekako pruzaju najbolji presek podzanra. Naredna kategorija su vampirski ljubici, karakteristicna po tome sto se vise razmenjuju bele i providne telesne tecnosti, nego ona crvena...
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Post by: Perin on 24-08-2008, 14:52:00
Nisam bas velik' poznavalac romanticnog fantazija, tako da mi ovaj tvoj post dosta objasnjava neke stvari.  :wink: Jedino jos sto sam procitao (sem En Rajs) a da lici na neki romanticni fantazi jeste Kushiel serijal od Jacqueline Carey. Mada to meni lici vise na erotski fantazi  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: angel011 on 24-08-2008, 18:39:57
Pa, ono što se danas naziva "romance" u sebi ima dosta erotike, i dobro je ako se ne sroza na niže od toga.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-08-2008, 20:21:39
@Perin

Brkas pojmove. Romantic fantasy nije romantic zbog romantike, vec zbog romantizma. Kao knjizevni pravac, kapiras? To "romantic" odnosi se na vidjenje sveta, a ne seksualnih odnosa.
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Post by: Perin on 24-08-2008, 21:22:42
O-o-o...now I get it. Sorry :x  :x
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-08-2008, 20:37:06
Inace, Huga je ove godine dobio   roman The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon (HarperCollins; Fourth Estate), sto se i moglo ocekivati. Stoji mi na polici i tuzno me gleda, pa cu ga valjda procitati ovih dana, kada zavrsim petu i sedmu Eriksonovu knjigu o Malaskom carstvu. Cim procitam, prenosim utiske.
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Post by: zakk on 30-08-2008, 21:17:02
petu i sedmu?!  :shock:
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-08-2008, 21:34:33
Aha. Erikson ima dva pripovedacka toka i naizmenicno im posvecuje po citav roman, tako da su u paru isla cetvrta i sesta. Mda, ima nagovestaja da ce u sedmoj knjizi spojjiti price - bar u nekoj meri.
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-08-2008, 23:06:09
Blizim se kraju pete knjige Malazana i ne mogu da se nadivim Eriksonovoj sjajnoj prozi i velicanstvenoj kritici savremenog drustva i "predvodnika slobodnog sveta" koju je zamaskirao kao fantastiku. Evo jednog citata:"Such dark moments in Letherii history were systematically disregarded, she knew, and played virtually no role in their culture’s vision of itself as bringers of progress, deliverers of freedom from the fetters of primitive ways of living, the cruel traditions and vicious rituals. Liberators, then, destined to wrest from savage tyrants their repressed victims, in the name of civilization. That the Letherii then imposed their own rules of oppression was rarely acknowledged. There was, after all, but one road to success and fulfilment, gold-cobbled and maintained by Letherii toll-collectors, and only the free could walk it."
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-09-2008, 17:34:34
Neke nove izdavacke vesti: Nazalost, Konan u izdanju IPS-a nece skoro, posto Hauardova zaduzbina - vlasnik prava - jos nije poslala originale za prevod. Dobre vesti su da je Narodna knjiga konacno objavila poslednji naslov u trilogiji Old Kingdom - Abhorsen. Niks je, inace, jedan od najoriginalnijih fentezi pisaca danasnjice.
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Post by: gargamel on 04-09-2008, 23:20:29
malo pitanje za Nightfliera, zasto Tor vise ne salje e-knjige? nesto nisam bas pratio pa mi je to promaklo ili mozda gresim pa nesto nisam uradio i ja ih sada ne primam iako oni salju?
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Post by: marlowe on 05-09-2008, 00:18:38
Quote from: "nightflier"
Neke nove izdavacke vesti: Nazalost, Konan u izdanju IPS-a nece skoro, posto Hauardova zaduzbina - vlasnik prava - jos nije poslala originale za prevod.


Zasto je potrebno da zaduzbina salje originale za prevod, i kakve to originale uopste?
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-09-2008, 05:07:23
@gargamel

Ta akcija je zavrsena. Njen cilj je bila promocija novog Torovog sajta, na kojem se i dalje mogu naci razne besplatne gudiz. Na primer, u poslednjem njuz leter, obavestili su me da na sajtu moze da se nadje novela smestena u svet Guldovog "Skakaca". Ako si bio pretplatnik u "Watch the Skies", trebalo bi da ti i dalje stizu obavestenja.

@Marlou

Hauardova zaduzbina je vlasnik prava na Konana, a potrebno je da posalju knjige da bi prevodilac imao iz cega da prevodi.
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Post by: zakk on 05-09-2008, 10:01:27
Quote from: "nightflier"
Neke nove izdavacke vesti: Nazalost, Konan u izdanju IPS-a nece skoro, posto Hauardova zaduzbina - vlasnik prava - jos nije poslala originale za prevod. Dobre vesti su da je Narodna knjiga konacno objavila poslednji naslov u trilogiji Old Kingdom - Abhorsen. Niks je, inace, jedan od najoriginalnijih fentezi pisaca danasnjice.
Kad reče "Narodna knjiga"...
Jel ima neko spisak fantastike u njihovim izdanjima? Toga ima, čak prilično puno...
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-09-2008, 11:00:54
Ima jako puno, zapravo. Problem je u tome sto im je to rasuto po milion edicija koje jedna sa drugom nemaju nikakve veze. Na primer, dva romana Lijan Hern o Otoriju bacili su u neku ediciju savremene proze, pa ih bibliotekari turaju u australijsku knjizevnost, a ne grupisu sa ostalom fantastikom - sto je, inace, praksa u bibliotekama, jer se fantastika jako cita i trazi.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 05-09-2008, 20:52:11
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Kad reče "Narodna knjiga"...
Jel ima neko spisak fantastike u njihovim izdanjima? Toga ima, čak prilično puno...


To niko ne zna, mogu da ti potpisem.
Sam bog zna sta je sve od domacih pisaca fantastike objavljeno u ediciji Alfa. Stalno otkrivam neke nove. Mislim da ni oni sami ne znaju.
A da ne govorim sto u razlicite edicije trpaju sve sto stignu...
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Post by: Perin on 06-09-2008, 18:18:56
Kad smo vec kod Narodne knjige, da li iko mozda zna da li ce narodna knjiga izdati 3 dio prica o otoriju? Posto sam skoro naisao na prva dva dela (ne bi ni skontao da su prva dva sa obzirom da je across nightingale floor preveden kao mac tisine) u izdanju Mladinske knjige, pa sam se zbunio, da li je to narodna knjiga izgubila prava na izdavanje Tales of the Otori?
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-09-2008, 21:35:47
Cekaj, izdanje Mladinske knjige na srpskom? Mada, ne bi me cudilo da su izgubili prava, kao sa Poterom. Narodna knjiga je u poslednje vreme u poteskocama.
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-09-2008, 20:23:17
Zavrsio sam sedmu knjigu Malazana - Reaper's Gale - i nemam reci. Mada me je Erikson malo razocarao sto su njegovi romani postali porpiste epskih sukoba a protagonisti od reda bogovi i superheroji, ipak se nije razvodnio kao Dzordan ili upleo u sopstvenu pricu kao Martin. Malazan je i dalje svez i iznenadjujuci i u sedmoj knjizi uzbudjenje nije nista manje nego u sestoj. Doduse, Erikson se u petoj i sedmoj knjizi prepustio pomalo lirskom stilu pripovedanja, povremeno ostro kritikujuci temelje zapadne civilizacije, ali ova drustvena angazovanost ni u jednom trenutku ne smeta klupku da se odvija. Oni koji nisu pratili ranije romane nemaju sta da traze sa ovim. Prvi - Meseceve vrtove - preveo sam pre nekoliko godina, a sve ostale sam procitao po nekoliko puta, pa sam opet mestimice zbunjen mnostvom likova, sto starih - kojih je sve manje - sto novih, koji su sve ludji neverovatniji. Navescu kao primer samo neupokojenu lopovku, koja u sebi ima parazita sto je tera na neumereno upraznjavanje seksualnih odnosa. Vec sam narucio9 osmu knjigu, koja izlazi za desetak dana.
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Post by: Melkor on 07-09-2008, 22:59:08
Pocetkom godine procitao sam prva 2 Malazana i moram priznati da su mnogo bolje no sto sam ocekivao. U medjuvremenu nabavio sam i ostalih 5 pa ce i one uskoro doci na red. Nego, jesi li citao Ian Cameron Esslemont-a?
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-09-2008, 23:19:45
Night of Knives mi vec duze vreme stoji na polici, ali ne volim prikvele, da budem iskren. Medjutim, posto me je Erikson zagolicao kada je o Grimiznoj strazi rec, a Eslemont 2009. objavljuje REturn of the Crison Guard, mislim da cu je vec koliko sutra uzeti u sake. Posatavljam ovde utiske cim zavrsim sa citanjem.
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Post by: Perin on 08-09-2008, 15:37:25
@nightflier: Da, Mladinska knjiga, na srpskom (mada nemam pojma cija je to izdavacka kuca, da li je srpska, hrvatska, bosanska, ali 'ajde da kazemo - na balkanskom:D). Kazem, nisam zavirio unutar knjige, ali po naslovu prvog dela sumnjam da je prevod dobar. A i poskupe su. Svaki dio po 34km. Puno brate. Ja sam od narodne knjige prva dva dela kupio za 30km. Steta sto im site ne radi, znam da su u veliki problemima i da su skoro pred bankrotom, ali bas bi bio bed kad ne bi izdali i 3 deo, ako ne i prikvel i sikvel....:D
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-09-2008, 16:13:43
Upravo sam zavrsio Sunrise Lands i spremam se da pocnem Scourge of God. Naravno, rec je o mom omiljenom piscu u poslednje vreme - S. M. Stirlingu. Na ovoj i drugim temama vec sam ga hvalio, pa necu vise gnjaviti o njemu, sem da istaknem kako je u ovoj cetvrtoj knjizi Dies the Fire ciklusa jos vise otisao u sajens fentezi nego ranije - a i pomenucu jednu zanimljivost. Naime, Stirling je clan spisateljske grupe, koja - sem njega - ukljucuje sledece autore: Melinda Snodgrass, Daniel Abraham, Emily Mah, Terry England, George R.R. Martin, Walter Jon Williams, Jan Stirling and Ian Tregellis, a svi zajedno su Critical Mass. Moram reci da je ovo jako talentovana skupinica ljudi i da nije ni cudo sto je rec o nekima od najoriginalnijih autora danasnjice, kada imaju medjusobnu podrsku.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-09-2008, 21:02:47
Laguna je objavila Cuvare zapada, prvu knjigu Malorijade.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-09-2008, 19:33:07
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New story by Elizabeth Bear

Newly-published on Tor.com is “The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder,” an original contemporary fantasy story by Elizabeth Bear, illustrated by Brad Holland.

Elizabeth Bear is a phenomenon, one of the great new talents of modern fantasy and SF. Since her first appearance in professional print in 2003, she has published eleven solo novels (Hammered, Scardown, Worldwired, Blood and Iron, Whiskey and Water, Ink and Steel, Hell and Earth, Dust, Carnival, New Amsterdam, and Undertow), one novel in collaboration with Sarah Monette (A Companion to Wolves), and a story collection (The Chains You Refuse). A twelfth solo novel, All the Windwracked Stars, is forthcoming in November; in a starred review, Publishers Weekly hailed it as “rewarding and compelling.” She has worked as a reporter, a typesetter, and a stablehand. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005, and just last month her story “Tideline” won the Hugo Award for best short story of the year.



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New giveaway e-books

More details next week--but yes, we plan to resume giving away selected e-books on Tor.com, at least one title per month. To download them you’ll need to not just visit Tor.com but register as a user; the downloads won’t be accessible until you do. Registering on the site takes maybe thirty seconds if you type particularly slowly...so Act Now, Act Without Thinking, get over to Tor.com and create yourself a user account today.

More original fiction and comics to come

Also coming in September on Tor.com: An all-new story by Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Terry Bisson, “Catch ’Em In the Act.” New “A Softer World” strips by Joel Comeau and Emily Horne. The launch of another strip series about which we’ll be trickling out maddening hints as the month goes on. Bloggage, commentage, and conversationage by multiple notable SF personalities, including, of course, you. Check the place out.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 12-09-2008, 17:44:04
Dobio sam neke od knjiga o kojima je ovde bilo reci:

1. Terror - Simmonsa
2. Majkl Čabon - Yiddish Policemen's Union (sad već ima i Huga i Nebulu)
3. Iron Council - China Mieville

ali i par romana sasvim friških, iz 2008:
1. Paul Auster - Man in the Dark
2. Nick Harkaway - The Gone-Away World.

Ovaj potonji, delo Le Kareovog sina, čini se zanimljivim...

http://www.goneawayworld.co.uk
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Post by: Nightflier on 13-09-2008, 09:50:47
Pre nego sto pocnes Iron Council, valjalo bi da procitas Stanicu Perdido. Imas je u prevodu Mirjane Zivkvic a u izdanju Moci knjige - mada je verovatno skuplja nego izdanje na engleskom.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 13-09-2008, 10:13:28
Procitao sam Perdido Station u prevodu...
Nije lose, mada pomalo razvuceno pred kraj... Coveka ocigledno placaju po broju reci... Kako sam stariji sve više mrzim debele knjige. Terror ima zastrašujućih 930 strana, The Gone-Away World 530, veceg formata... Užas...

Jesi li konačno pročitao Čabona? Ni njegovih 400 nije malo...
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Post by: Nightflier on 13-09-2008, 11:31:51
Nisam. Predsajamska je sezona, a ja sam do guse u prevodima zbog havarije racunara od pre neku sedmicu. Izgubio sam puno uradjenog posla, pa sad to moram da nadoknadim. Ugrabicu malo vremena tokom naredne sedmice.
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Post by: Melkor on 13-09-2008, 18:43:00
Perdido me poprilicno odusevio, posebno pred kraj :) Bacio sam pogled na prevod i delovao mi je kao nesto sto je apsolutno unakazilo roman. Ako vec imas takvo misljenje o Perdidu nemoj ni pocinjati Iron Council, a ako si se nameracio ne bi bilo lose da prvo procitas Scar.
 Sto se tice Simonsa evo ga Teror na polici, ali ove godine procitao sam Ilium i Olympos te mi je pun ... Simonsa za 2008.  :x
 Inace Gone Away World stvarno deluje zanimljivo, verovatno zbog nindji.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 13-09-2008, 19:36:52
Možda nisam bio jasan. Ja sam staro džangrizalo, pa samo navodim loše stvari, a ne i ono što mi se sviđa. A Perdido mi se prilično svideo - jedan je od najboljih SF romana koje sam čitao poslednjih desetak godina. Ipak, voleo bih da je kraći. Mislim da je sve ono što je rečeno u romanu moglo biti mnogo efektnije da je pisac malo racionalizovao reči.

Ako je verovati Skrobonji, a ja mu verujem, Terror ne liči na Simmonsove poslednje romane, koje zaista nisam imao hrabrosti ni da počnem da čitam.
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Post by: Melkor on 13-09-2008, 20:15:22
Hmmm, mozda, ali ipak cu sacekati januar da procitam Teror.
U svakom slucaju procitaj prvo Scar pa Iron Council, postoji tu, doduse prilicno labava, hronologija, samo budi upozoren da i Scar i Council pate od viska minimum 100 strana. Mada, morao je negde da se strpa marksizam, a on je, uglavnom, kapitalan.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 14-09-2008, 00:33:44
Uh, znači sad treba prvo nabaviti Scar... Ionako nisam nameravao da počinjem pre zimovanja...
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Post by: Melkor on 14-09-2008, 02:37:31
Imam ja, samo je trenutno u jednoj od 20-ak kutija koje cekaju da zavrsim sa preseljenjem. Ali do zime knjige ce se vratiti u moje okrilje pa cu ti rado uzajmiti.
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Post by: zakk on 14-09-2008, 09:47:16
Oto je nedavno pisao o Simonsu u Huperu. Kaže da je Terror odličan.
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-09-2008, 10:03:51
Tor ponovo poklanja knjige. Besplatno se mogu preuzeti War for the Oaks by Emma Bull i Dogland by Will Shetterly.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-09-2008, 10:27:33
DA se manemo malo fentezija - urbanog, romanticnog i epskog - i zaplovimo u sf vode. Jedan od najprodavanijih sf pisaca u poslednjih dvadeset godina - a svojevrstan izopstenik iz zanra, posto nikada nije bio ni nominovan za neku od glavnih nagrada, koliko ja znam - Dejvid Veber, krajem ovog meseca objavljuje Worlds of Weber, antologiju novela smestenih u njegove sf i fentezi svetove. Da stvari budu jos sladje, na prolece sledece godine dolazi nam novi nastavak sage o Onor Hamilton. Zapravo, nastavak spin-of serijala koji je zapocet sa Shadows of Saganami. Za militari spejs operu Veber je muska Lois Makamaster Bizo, a inace je jedan od mojih omiljenih pisaca. Svima preporucujem.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-09-2008, 15:14:06
Izdavacka kuca IPS najverovatnije pocetkom naredne godine objavljuje prvi roman o Hariju Drezdenu, americkog pisca Dzima Bucera - a u prevodu khm, khm...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 23-09-2008, 21:44:14
NE MOGU DA VERUJEM!!!!! covece, ako si ti izganjao ovo, ako ikad dodjes u BL ili ak' ja budem u BG-u, castim druze!!! SVAKA CAST!!!!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-09-2008, 22:04:52
Obicno - mada ne uvek - ali obicno kada prevodim fentezi, prevodim po svojim preporukama izdavacu. Kao Sendersona, npr.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 23-09-2008, 22:21:32
Svaka cast, kazem ti. Ovo je skroz dobar potez (iako ima masa knjiga u serijalu) ali sam serijal drzi paznju i jedan mi je od omiljenih serijala. Samo da u godini izdaju barem po 2 knjige iz serijala, to bi bilo predobro!!!

Jedno pitanje za sve prevodioce i ljude iz izdavackih kuca: Da li postoji ikakva sansa da se kod nas izda nesto od Star Wars knjiga? Znam da ih ima mnogo, (ja ih sam imam preko 200 na kompu) ali bilo i super. Recimo Thrawn trilogija?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2008, 00:57:42
Ne, ne verujem. Mislim da to nikako ne bi bio isplativ potez. Pre ce se pojaviti Salvatore, kada se pojavi i neki izdavac koji je u stanju da resi problem prava.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: vope on 24-09-2008, 11:11:54
Quote from: "nightflier"
Izdavacka kuca IPS najverovatnije pocetkom naredne godine objavljuje prvi roman o Hariju Drezdenu, americkog pisca Dzima Bucera - a u prevodu khm, khm...


Vjerovatno planirate da objavite i nastavke "Neuromancer"-a? Da li je poznat bar okviran datum?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2008, 15:40:48
Ne znam da li se planira ostatak trilogije - u IPS-u nisam urednik, vec samo prevodilac. Znam da Sale Markovic prevodi poslednji Gibsonov roman, ali ne znam kada ce ga zavrsiti.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 30-09-2008, 22:13:17
IPS objavljuje najnovije romane Terija Bruksa - prikvele za ciklus Sanara. Prvi roman se ocekuje do kraja godine. IPS takodje namerava da objavi niz antologija fantasticne proze. O tome detaljnije za jedno sedam dana. Sem najavljenog serijala o Hariju Drezdenu, u pripremi je i nekoliko fantazijskih romana namenjenih tinejdzerima i mladjoj publici. Po recima urednika, IPS namerava da paznju posveti i sf-u, tako da mozemo ocekivati nove naslove najverovatnije pocetkom naredne godine.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 01-10-2008, 00:35:53
Meni se nimalo više ne čita išta od Terija Bruksa.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 01-10-2008, 11:17:57
Ni meni. Nikad ga nisam voleo. Ali ima ljudi koji vole da ga citaju. Zato ce one antologije biti prava poslastica. Jos ne smem da pricam o cemu je rec, ali je sjajan izbor kako sf=a, tako i fentezija. Predlozio sam juce uredniku da oformi zasebnu ediciju sa jednim grafickim identitetom, pa da svih pet antologija objavi u jednoj ediciji.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-10-2008, 23:39:52
Akhem... Skrenuta mi je paznja u jednom mejlu da nije u redu sto koristim ZS i tolkien.rs kao "svoj blog", te da ova tema zapravo "nikoga ne zanima". Izvinjavam se ako sam gnjavio clanove - nije mi bila namera. Ubuduce cu sve objave i najave, kao i komentare objavljivati na nekakvome blogu (u nastajanju), a ovde cu postovati samo obavestenja o novostima na blogu. Moze? Inace, ova tema je nastala iz ciste samoodbrane, posto mi je stizalo na desetine mejlova svakog meseca, koji se svode na "Sta ima novo od knjiga? Sta da citam?"
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: gargamel on 28-10-2008, 23:47:16
Ne znam ko ti je to skrenuo paznju ali cini mi se da broj strana na ovoj temi dovoljno pokazuje da ima ljudi koje ovo i te kako zanima. Nastavi po starom a ako se nastavi sa skretanjem paznje i sa konstatacijama da nikoga ne zanima, onda onaj koga ne zanima slobodno neka preskoci temu. Ono sto mene ne zanima ja ne citam. A ovo citam stalno.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Ghoul on 29-10-2008, 00:03:46
ne obaziri se na takve tlapnje.

mada MENE uglavnom ne zanimaju knjige o kojima ovde govoriš, mislim da su tvoji postovi dragoceni za one (brojnije) koje zanimaju.
dakle, nastavi ovde, a blog to ne isključuje.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 29-10-2008, 00:22:39
Quote from: "nightflier"
Akhem... Skrenuta mi je paznja u jednom mejlu da nije u redu sto koristim ZS i tolkien.rs kao "svoj blog", te da ova tema zapravo "nikoga ne zanima".


Nemoj da ti padne na pamet da slušaš pametnjakoviće.
Svako piše šta želi, a svako čita šta želi; ne vidim kako stvari mogu biti poštenije.
Blogovi imaju tu manu da vremenom potonu, a topik se uvek nanovo može vaskrsavati i uvek se nanovo mogu naći novi sagovornici.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 29-10-2008, 03:10:27
Taj što ti je to rekao nije dobronameran. Zato, molim te, nastavi. Za mene je ovo jedan od najzanimljivijih topika...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 29-10-2008, 03:33:14
Baš me zanima ko je taj drkadžija koji nema muda da javno iznese svoje mišljenje.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 29-10-2008, 09:23:41
Ovo je jedna od tema koje prvo posetim kad god dodjem na sajt. Smatram je jednom od najkorisnijih i ne vidim zasto bih morao da obilazim 5 razlicitih sajtova da bih sakupio podatke o onom sto me zanima. So, keep up the good work...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mac on 29-10-2008, 10:00:58
What all the people said...
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Post by: Morgana on 29-10-2008, 11:04:27
Bezveznjaci! Ovaj topik je baš interesantan, na neposredan način saznajemo novosti + imamo priliku dobijemo običan prikaz bez visokoumnih naklapanja. Onako, baš s merakom ga čitam   :wink:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 29-10-2008, 11:39:19
da... molim ljude koji imaju svoje forume i koji moderiraju svoje diskusije da ne dolaze ovde i uče mene i nas koji ovde učestvujemo kako treba da se ponašamo, o ćemu i na koji način pišemo.
Sve što važi za ostale forume, ovde ne važi, dakle, oftopičarenje i lutanje od teme poželjno, spontani razgovori gdegod nas tema odvede takođe, gotovo potpuna sloboda u stavovima i izražavanju svakako.
Znak sagite je prostrana livada na kojoj zajedno bujaju i sekvoje i korov, a drvoseče i kosačice nemaju pristup.
Neka se na drugim mestima prave uređene bašte i drvorede i maslinjaci, ovde su predviđeni nesputani prirodni rast i razvoj...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: angel011 on 29-10-2008, 12:01:39
Samo nastavi, flajeru, koga ovaj topik ne zanima može jednostavno da ga ne čita.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: ayin on 29-10-2008, 12:53:24
Quote from: "Boban"
da... molim ljude koji imaju svoje forume i koji moderiraju svoje diskusije da ne dolaze ovde i uče mene i nas koji ovde učestvujemo kako treba da se ponašamo, o ćemu i na koji način pišemo.
Sve što važi za ostale forume, ovde ne važi, dakle, oftopičarenje i lutanje od teme poželjno, spontani razgovori gdegod nas tema odvede takođe, gotovo potpuna sloboda u stavovima i izražavanju svakako.Znak sagite je prostrana livada na kojoj zajedno bujaju i sekvoje i korov, a drvoseče i kosačice nemaju pristup.
Neka se na drugim mestima prave uređene bašte i drvorede i maslinjaci, ovde su predviđeni nesputani prirodni rast i razvoj...


...i puna deponija onih koji ne misle isto kao mi ovde!
TAKO TREBA!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 29-10-2008, 12:56:45
ne onih koji ne misle, nego koji pričaju o poželjnosti pedofilije i slične bljuzge.
Nikada nisam rekao da je ovde totalna sloboda, samo da je tolerancija drastično veća nego na drugim mestima.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: ayin on 29-10-2008, 13:06:29
Pedofilija, nekrofilija, pluvanje po sagovornicima i slicne bljuzge. Da, razumem
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 29-10-2008, 14:38:40
K'o sto rece berserker, ovo je jedna od prvih tema koju pogledam kad god dodjem na ZS. Posto sam iz BL i tamo bas i nema velike ponude manje poznatih izdavackih kuca iz Srbije (u osnovi imaju samo masu laguninih i alnarijevih knjiga), ova tema mi dodje kao pravi informativni centar  :wink:  Nikad sam ne bi znao da ce se izdati Witcher, Mistborn ili Dresden Files, zato pusti sta drugi pricaju i keep it up!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: varvarin on 29-10-2008, 15:42:25
Quote from: "nightflier"
Akhem... Skrenuta mi je paznja u jednom mejlu da nije u redu sto koristim ZS i tolkien.rs kao "svoj blog", te da ova tema zapravo "nikoga ne zanima".


Razmisli da li ti je ta osoba drugar - i piši, k'o do sada!!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 29-10-2008, 16:18:09
Još bolje, objavi njegove podatke ovde da krenemo da se malo družimo s njim.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: scallop on 29-10-2008, 16:25:05
Quote from: "Boban"
Još bolje, objavi njegove podatke ovde da krenemo da se malo družimo s njim.


Ovo je sjajna ideja!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2008, 17:03:29
Au, ljudi... ne znam sta da kazem. Nisam ocekivao ovakvu reakciju. Kao sto rekoh, ovu temu pokrenuo sam jer me jako puno ljudi redovno zapitkuje o novim izdanjima - stranim i domacim, pa mi je dojadilo da odgovaram na silne mejlove. A kad mi je skrenuta paznja da na ovoj temi dominiraju moji postovi, pomislio sam da je covek zaista u pravu, pa da zaista krsim nekakvu internet etiku. Nego dobro... Drago mi je sto vas zanima sta imam da kazem, pa da nastavim da pricam...


Posto se zavrsio sajam knjiga - i posto sam promenio dioptriju -  vreme je da se vratim na posao i da se posvetim najpre prevodjenju, a potom i hrpama knjiga koje su mi okruzile krevet, tako da moram da uskacem, mesto da legam kao normalan svet. Knjiga kojoj sam se najvise obradovao je najnoviji roman pisca po imenu Matthew Woodring Stover. Stover je siroj citalackoj publici znan po romanima smestenim u univerzum Star Warsa - koji, naravno, ne vrcaju od originalnosti, ali su sasvim podnosljivi za citanje. Medjutim, kada se dohvatio pisanja svojih romana, nesputanih Lukasovim sizofrenijama, napravio je cudo. Elem, prva dva romana nose naslove Heroes Die i Blade Of Tyshalle. Govore o Kejnu, liku iz futuristickog rijaliti soua. Pomislicete: "Pa, sta sad? Nista narocito." Jeste narocito. Naime, taj rijaliti sou odvija se na planeti koja kao da je iz romana Karla Edvarda Vagnera ili Frica Lajbera. Mracno srednjovekovno drustvo, sa sve vilovnjacima i carobnjacima, u kojem je Kejn - inace sociopata par ekselans - najcrnji i najgrdji placeni ubica, kojeg bi svi zeleli da ubiju, ako nista drugo, a ono radi prestiza. Znaci, Stover u svojim romanima spaja izvanredno naprednu tehnologiju i nauku sa magijom koju recena nauka i tehnologija ne mogu da objasne. Heroes Die i Blade Of Tyshalle govore o razlicitim periodima Kejnovog zivota, a treci roman - Caine Black Knife - predstavlja svojevrsni most izmedju ove dve knjige, Da jos jednom naglasim, rec je o piscu koji me je razgalio kao retko koji. Inace, dok sam citao prva dva romana, u mislima mi je odzvanjalo: "Ovo Boban treba da objavi u ZS!" Zaista, po stilu i nacinu pripovedanja ovaj covek nema ama bas nikakve veze sa Zelaznijem, a opet... Nekako mu je mesto na polici uz serijal o Amberu. Na kraju, kada sam poceo da citam Caine Black Knife, batalio sam nakon pedeset stranica, resen da najpre iznova procitam prva dva.

Sada malo losije vesti... Verovatno ste primetili da na sajmu knjiga nije bilo preterano fantastike. Razlog tome je sto je vecina izdavaca u nekakvim finansijskim poteskocama, pa to koci izdavanje. "Grad Ember", izdavacke kuce Carobna knjiga, pojavice se tek krajem godine - i to ne sve cetiri istovremeno, vec jedna po jedna. IPS ne muce finansije, vec neki krajnje prozaicni razlozi. Prevodilac Witchera zivi u Poljskoj, pa je tek pred sajam dosao da potpise ugovor, a originali Konana jos nisu pristigli iz Amerike. Sa druge strane, videcemo jos Hauardovih dela. U planu je i objavljivanje Solomona Kejna.

Toliko za sada.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: angel011 on 31-10-2008, 17:06:41
Imaš li te knjige o Kejnu u e-izdanju?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2008, 17:18:17
Sigurno ih ima da se skinu. Pogledacu, pa cu ti poslati prvu na mej, ako hoces. Proteklih nekoliko dana nisam imao net, a i sada slabo radi. Sibni mi svoj mejl na pm, pa cu ti poslati veceras, cim pronadjem na netu.
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Post by: mac on 31-10-2008, 18:46:15
Da nije ovaj Grad Svetlosti sa ovogodišnje Sinemanije roman Grad Ember pretočen u knjigu? Originalno ime filma je City of Ember. Kritičarima se donekle sviđa...
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2008, 19:51:38
Rec je o romanu po kojem je snimljen film - a ako je prevod filma Grad svetlosti, zadavicu izdavaca. Insistirali su da ga prevedem doslovce, sto mi je stvorilo grdnih problema u prevodu. A navodno je distributer tvrsio da ce se film zvati "Grad Ember". Grmph!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mac on 31-10-2008, 23:17:19
Da, htedoh reći "pretočen u film".  :oops:

Možda se distributer popišmanio u poslednjem trenutku. Ja bih zadavio obojicu, čisto za svaki slučaj  :wink:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2008, 23:35:37
Ma dobro. Nemam volje da se bakcem oko toga. Zapravo, okrenut sam novim poslovima i jedva cekam da se bacim na nove radne zadatke. Proslavicu Samhain, pa od ponedeljka u nove radne pobede.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 01-11-2008, 01:12:06
U prodaji je novi roman Terija Praceta - Nation. Nation se ne bavi Disksvetom, vec alternativnom planetom Zemljom, u vreme kada je Britanija suvereno vladala svetskim morima. Ovo je, inace, roman za koji ne znam da li cu ga procitati. U poslednje vreme, primetno je da se Pracet zasitio pisanja. Doduse, mozda se samo zasitio Disksveta. Svejedno, u tom paketu stigla mi je i knjizica kojoj sam se vise nadao: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Posto sam pripremio jos nekoliko Gejmanovih klasika, bacicu se sutra na citanje, pa podnosim izvestaj u ponedeljak (ako me bude sluzila veza sa svetom).
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Ghoul on 02-11-2008, 05:33:32
Quote from: "angel011"
Imaš li te knjige o Kejnu u e-izdanju?


zaista sramotno> zbirka prica o solomonu kejnu je na sajmu mogla da se u platou kupi za 300 din, a mozda im je neki komad i pretekao pa ima u knjizari.
ja kupio jos prosle godine i s poprilicnim uzitkom procitao veci deo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-11-2008, 13:11:53
Ne misli se na Solomona Kejna. A price o Kejnu moci ce da se citaju i na srpskom. Procesljaj prethodne postove.
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Post by: Nightflier on 08-11-2008, 23:21:55
Inace, napravio sam pauzu u ponovnom iscitavanju romana o Kejnu da bih procitao novi roman u seriji o Meredit Dzentri. Mada u poslednje vreme taj serijal volim vise od onog o Aniti Blejk, sedma knjiga - Swallowing Darkness - na mene je ostavila relativno mlak utisak. Donekle mi se cini da je Hamiltonka ovim romanom zavrsila pricu o Meredit, bar na neko vreme. DA se razumemo, knjizica nije losa - za one koji su se navukli na ciklus, ali Laurel Hamilton odavno nije pisac koji pomera standarde podzanra koji je gotovo svojerucno stvorila (dobro, to bas nije tacno - ali ga je upravo ona ucinila ovoliko popularnim).
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Post by: angel011 on 08-11-2008, 23:45:24
Nije završila, biće dalje.
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Post by: Nightflier on 08-11-2008, 23:52:11
Rekoh "donekle". Roman pocinjem ceznjom glavne junakinje za "krajem kao iz bajke", a zavrsava se upravo takvim krajem.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 09-11-2008, 14:19:09
Nova knjiga iz serijala Dresden Files, Jima Butchera, izlazi u aprilu, 2009-te. Naziv knjige je Turn Coat.

Evo kratkog opisa:

The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council--and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden.

Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head--someone like Harry.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-11-2008, 18:52:27
Jeste, a krajem ovog meseca imacemo priliku da citamo poslednji roman istog autora, a u serijalu Codex Alera, pod naslovom Princep's Fury. Ovaj serijal poceo je manje-vise neslavno, ali svaki naredni roman bivao je drasticno bolji, tako da je serijal sada sasvim lepo stivo.
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Post by: Perin on 09-11-2008, 20:49:17
Da, citao sam nesto u fazonu da je on napravio neki eksperiment sa Codex Alerom. D je on u tom nekom klubu pisaca gde bude za zadatak dobio da napravi fantasy serijal od 2 ideje - od pokemona i rimske legije. A sto se samog serijala tice, nije toliko los - iao mi je klasicni fantasy, dosta lagano i pitko stivo. Narocito me Captain's Fury odusevio.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-11-2008, 21:42:05
Da, i mene. Kao sto rekoh, svaki naredni nastavak sve je bolje napisan. To je primetno i u serijalu o Drezdenu. Bucer nikada nece biti spisateljska velicina - ali i ne treba. Bitno je da je zabavan. Inace, bas bih voleo da naprave neki d20 rpg po Codex Alera knjigama. To bi bas bilo zabavno.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-11-2008, 04:28:25
Dobro - procitao sam Caine Black Knife, treci nastavak serijala koji sam onoliko hvalio - i razocaran sam. Stover je opet vratio pricu na dogadjaje iz prethodnih knjiga, mesto da napise nesto potpuno sveze. Mada u ovom romanu imamo priliku da vidimo malo vise planete na kojoj se radnja odvija (prethodna dva se zbivaju prakticno u dva grada - jednom na Zemlji i drugum na Owerworldu), to ne menja cinjenica da je pisac propustio priliku da otpocne sasvim novu pricu. Sa druge strane, serijal koji je poceo kao kiberpank/fentezi pretvorio se u stimpank/fentezi. Zarko me zanima kuda ce Stover povesti svoje citaoce u narednim nastavcima (ako ih bude).
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-11-2008, 18:02:31
Za sve one koji nameravaju da se okusaju sa poslednjim romanom iz sage Malazan - The Book of the Fallen sleduje upozorenje: pripremite se na digresije spram kojh je Robert Dzordan cist diletant koji Eriksonu ne moze ni da pljune pod prozor. Toll the Hounds je, sa svojih 1200 slajfni, najobimniji do sada Eriksonov roman u kojem ovaj konacno pocinje da zatvara krug sto je poceo da se ocrtava u Gardens of the Moon. Medjutim, Erikson je ovoga puta dao toliko oduska svojoj lirskoj strani, da citanje Toll the Hounds iziskuje neverovatnu koncentraciju. Da ilustujem: Gardens of the Moon - cca 700 slajfni - prvi put sam procitao za nesto malo manje od pet sati. Prvih 200 slajfni Toll the Hounds citam vec treci dan - i digao sam ruke. Znaci li to da je ovo los roman? Ne, nikako. Zapravo, ERikson kroji prelepe recenice, kakve se retko vidjaju - a narocito retko u kjekavkoj fantastici dvadeset prvog veka, ali upravo to njegovo insistiranje na jezickim i filozofskim bravurama cini Toll the Hounds jako teskim stivom, koje valja izbegavati ako vam je do opustenog i neobaveznog citanja. Ovo je roman kojem cu se u nekom trenutku vratiti, ali pitanje je kada...
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-11-2008, 22:50:57
Sve prave ljubiteljke Stefani Mejer da smesta pohitaju i nabave zbirku Prom Nights From Hell. U ovoj antologiji imace prilike da procitaju pricu Hell on Earth, a ima i drugih spisateljica koje bi im se mozda dopale. Sto se mene tice, Kim Harison me je razocarala, a najvise sam se od nje nadao. Inace, namerno nisam stavio ovo na teme o "Sumraku", cisto da vidim da li sumrakinje citaju i druge teme.  :twisted:
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Post by: Morgana on 17-11-2008, 13:53:38
No, no , nightflier-u, pa valjda nas ima, usput,njene knjige mi se bas i ne cine bog zna kakvima!   :roll:
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-11-2008, 16:18:15
Quote from: "Morgana"
No, no , nightflier-u, pa valjda nas ima, usput,njene knjige mi se bas i ne cine bog zna kakvima!   :roll:


E, za ovo si zasluzila pice, ako svracas ikad do Beograda. (Ti si bese iz Panceva, je li tako?)
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Post by: Morgana on 17-11-2008, 20:46:50
:mrgreen:   Hvala nightflier-u !
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-11-2008, 20:55:49
De nada.
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-11-2008, 23:52:53
Cisto da se zna, u Odisejinom izdanju objavljen je nastavak "Amajlije iz Samarkanda", a pod naslovom "Golemovo oko".
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Post by: Nightflier on 21-11-2008, 12:09:23
Razvrstavam gomilu knjiga pored kreveta, pa rekoh da spomenem sta ima novo: Salvatore je objavio novu knjigu o Drizztu, pod naslovom The Orc King. Roman je pomeren za sto godina u buducnost Forgotten Realmsa - znaci, desava se nakon spellplague koja je oznacila prelazak settinga u 4.0 Ed. NEcem ga citati, posto nemam zivaca da trpim Salvatorea, ali red je bio da pomenem. Ima na gomili i nesto za ljubitelje horora i tako toga: naime, konacno mi je pristigao iz Kanade God's Demon, autora Vejna Barloua. Evo sta kaze Amazon (jos nisam procitao knjigu):

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Best known for extraordinarily imaginative fantasy art, Barlowe (Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials) now sets his talents to writing equally compelling speculative fiction. Inspired by Paradise Lost, Barlowe conjures up the creatures who sided with Lucifer and were ejected from heaven, thrown down into Hell to become freakishly mangled demons. After innumerable eons of exile, the demon Sargatanas has started to dream of being reunited with God. Sargatanas amasses an army to aid him in overthrowing Lucifer's regent, Beelzebub, in an attempt to catch God's eye. In a flash of inspiration, Sargatanas adds human souls to his army, under the direction of Hannibal. Together, human sinners and once-rebellious demons unite to vanquish Beelzebub in an all-out war. Barlowe's interpretation is not for the squeamish, with its horrifically explicit descriptions of demonic behavior, but it's a compelling view of Hell and of a demon who seeks redemption.


Druga knjizica horor tematike je The Throne of Bones Bajana Maknotona.

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Imagine earthy Tolkienesque characters in a setting full of cemeteries, graverobbers, necromancers, corpse-eaters--even a huge labyrinthine necropolis. Imagine mephitic gardens where the sarcophage, selenotrope, and necrophilium bloom. Then throw in star-crossed lovers, crazed zealots, stalwart heroes, bloodthirsty renegade armies, hideous monsters, and likeable misfits. You've got just a hint of the wondrous and original visions in the dark fantasy world of Brian McNaughton.

Horror scholar S. T. Joshi, in the afterword to this collection of stories, notes the strong influence of Clark Ashton Smith, Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Greco-Roman decadent works such as Petronius's Satyricon. "McNaughton seems to have mastered one of the most difficult of literary arts: to draw upon the classics of the field without losing his own voice.... The world that McNaughton has created in this book is the world of the ghoul; and who knows but that The Throne of Bones will become the standard textbook for the care and feeding of ghouls just as Dracula has become that for vampires?"


Kao sto vidite, spominje se Gul...

Treca knjizica tako malo uvrnute tematike na novoj golili goodies iz Kanade vika se The Graveyard Book. Naravno, rec je o najnovijim cedu Nila Gejmana, sa Makinovim ilustracijama. Rec je o jos jednom hororu za decu, po uzoru na "Koralinu"

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Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family. . . .

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, the graveyard book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.


Nista od ovoga nisam procitao - jos - ali potrudicu se da za koji dan (nedelju, mesec...) to ucinim, pa cu napisati i svoje komentare.
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Post by: Nightflier on 21-11-2008, 13:11:38
Za sve ljubitelje urbane fantastike - zaobidjite novo remek-delo ovog podzanra, Magic to the Bone. Ocigledno inspirisan romanima Kim Harison, koja je inspirisana romanima Lorel Hamilton, Magic to the Bone ne donosi nista novo, vec samo davi citaoca nategnutim recenicama. U poplavi romana ove tematike, sve je teze pronalaziti pisce koji su objavljeni jer su njihovi romani zabavni, a ne jer izdavacke kuce pokusavaju da zarade jos koji cent. Naravno, ni publika ne pomaze, posto bezocno guta sve sto joj se servira - bar ako je verovati komentarima sa Amazona.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-11-2008, 12:33:59
Nove knjige u narednoj godini: sem nastavka serijala o Persiju Dzeksonu, izdavacka kuca Stilos objavice i prvu knjigu serijala za decu Nightmare Academy. IPS najavljuje mnostvo novih naslova - koji ce za sada ostati poslovna tajna, ali nagovesticu da ce se Gulu dopasti neki od njih. Stavise, pominjao ih je na ovoj temi (za one koji prate temu, je li). Inace, juce sam preuzeo prve dve knjige serijala o Hariju Drezdenu. Mozete ih ocekivati pocetkom naredne godine. Kad smo kod Harija, jutros mi je rodjak iz Kanade doneo poslednje dve Bucerove knjige: novi Codex Alera i novelu iz Dresdenversa, ciji je protagonista Harijev vampirski polubrat. To be continued...
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-11-2008, 12:41:33
Ne znam da li sam spominjao, ali nije zgoreg da ponovim: Alnari je objavio zavrsnicu Mracne kule, kao i Lukjanjenkovu "Nocnu strazu". Ovaj serijal za sada ima cetiri knjige. Videcemo kojim ce ih tempom Alnari objavljivati. Kada je rec o novoj perjanici medjunarodne fantastike, Naomi Novik, Alnari najavljuje skoro izlazenje iz stampe "Prestola od zada", a "Barutni rat" se prevodi.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-11-2008, 12:43:13
Kad smo vec kod Alnarija, obratite paznju na romane Nore Roberts, samo pod pseudonimom Dz. D. Rob. Rec je o svojevrsnom kiberpanku. Podnosljivo za citanje.
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Post by: Perin on 27-11-2008, 13:42:12
Oi, nisam cuo za ove novele sa Harijevim polubratom...daj mi nazive da skinem.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-11-2008, 17:55:13
Ima jednu novelu - a trenutno mi nije pri ruci. Pogledaj na Amazonu. To mu je sada vec pretposlednja objavljena knjiga.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-12-2008, 19:23:24
Tor ponovo deli knjige! Da podsetim sve zainteresovane - mada verovatno dobijaju mejlove od Tora - ova izdavacka kuca svakog meseca poklanja citaocima novi sf ili f naslov. Ovoga meseca rec je o The Buried Pyramid, americke spisateljice Dzejn Lindskold. O njoj sam vec pisao na ovoj temi, pa ne bih da se ponavljam. Roman nisam citao, pa nemam nista pametno da vam kazem do - procitajte.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2008, 11:14:46
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Ima jednu novelu - a trenutno mi nije pri ruci. Pogledaj na Amazonu. To mu je sada vec pretposlednja objavljena knjiga.


Novela se zove Backup, a radjena je u saradnji sa Majkom Minjolom. Protagonista je Harijev brat. Preporucujem i pricu Harrie's Day Off, koja pocinje sesijom DnD-a. Razvalio sam se od smeha.
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Post by: Perin on 05-12-2008, 14:59:10
Znam, procitao sam je, ima 22 strane u pdf-u. 'nako nije lose, pravi Jim Butcher stil ;)
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-12-2008, 00:44:21
Ova godina je toliko grozna kada je rec o novim naslovima, da sam se vratio starim. U pauzama izmedju poslova (citaj, kada me drma migrena), prelistavam Vagnera, Lajebera, Flinta, Drejka i tako jos neke pisce. Jedna od njih je i Fejt Hanter. Hanterova ja autor za sada trilogije koja potpada pod paranormal romance, valjda, ali sa elementima postapokaliptike. Naime, pojavili su se serafi i zbrisali covecanstvo. 106 godina kasnije, na scenu stupa nasa junakinja. Hanterova lepo pise - daleko bolje od mnogih drugih u zanru i nepravicno je zapostavljena. Doduse, mozda su razlog tome imbecilne korice njenih romana. Da ne bih mnogo tupio (ma, znate da volim da tupim, nego me boli glava), evo sta kaze Amazon:
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About a century after devastating plagues and the War between Good and Evil, Earth is in another ice age. Demons and seraphs fight unendingly, as do humans. A host of other unworldly creatures, most with an appetite for humans, add to the general danger. Certain humans are neomages, with the power to use leftover creation energy; kept in luxurious prisons, they use their powers only for the seraphic "government." Neomage Thorn St. Croix had to escape or go mad. Hiding among ordinary humans, she even married. When an attractive policeman appears at her door and tells her she is suspected of abducting her former husband, Thorn has to use her powers to hunt for him, too. Of course, any official who watches her long enough will figure out what she is, which means madness or death for her. Hunter's very professionally executed, tasty blend of dark fantasy, mystery, and romance should please fans of all three genres.
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Post by: Perin on 10-12-2008, 12:52:40
Ne cini se losim, I'll give it a try. Kako se zove roman/trilogija?
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-12-2008, 15:13:35
Prva knjiga je Bloodring.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-12-2008, 02:55:15
Kao sto sam pretio, pokrenuo sam svoj blog. Adresa je http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com. Naravno, necu zapostaviti Sagitu. Ovde ću i dalje najavljivati nove naslove, a na blogu ću se baviti dužim pisanijima. Ko ima volje i vremena, neka me poseti. Za sada nema ničeg preterano bitnog. Samo uvod.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-12-2008, 03:15:50
Ko nije primetio, Laguna je najavila novog Fajsta i Simonsa, a premijerno i Kim Harison, najbolju ortakinju Džima Bučera.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-12-2008, 06:35:21
Akhem... Mora da sam spominjao onu hrpu mejlova sa pitanjem "Sta da citam?", koji su bili povod pokretanja ove teme. Drugo po ucestalosti bilo je pitanje "Kako da postanem prevodilac?" - pa sam pokusao da na njega odgovorim u svom blogu. Ako vas ne mrzi, bacite pogled. Sad, zamolicu za malu pomoc: Ova tema se pokazala dobrom za krace najave i obavestenja, bez preteranog tupljenja o knjigama koje najavljujem. Da li onda da na blogu detaljnije prikazujem samo jedan po jedan naslov, nesto nalik na tribinu koju je svojevremeno Sale M. drzao u Lazi: "Knjige koje necete citati na srpskom"? O kakvim biste naslovima voleli da citate? Od cega sto sam spominjao na ovoj temi da pocnem?
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Post by: Perin on 12-12-2008, 11:09:00
Hm...sto ne pocnes od one liste sto si sastavio...mislim o piscima iz jednog dela EF-a....tipa urbana fantastika - i predstavis pisca i objasnis radnju njeove najpoznatije knjige/serijala....sem toga, sve ti to brate zavisi od ukusa. Mozes i ovako kao sto si na ovoj temi, samo sa opsirnijim opisima, svom misljenju o delu, kakvim bi se ljudima to delo svidelo...ma sta ti ja znam  :)
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Post by: mac on 12-12-2008, 11:31:04
Ovde je poenta "nove knjige". Na blogu je poenta "blog o onome što pokriva blog". Da li ti ovo pomaže? :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-12-2008, 14:41:26
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Ovde je poenta "nove knjige". Na blogu je poenta "blog o onome što pokriva blog". Da li ti ovo pomaže? :)


Pa ne bas, posto je i poenta bloga da se na ovaj ili onaj nacin bavi knjigama, samo da to ne bude kao ovde, vec malo opsirnije, a i da usput odgovorim ljudima koji su mi preko mejla postavljali neka pitanja, tipa "Kako da postanem prevodilac?" - ako ovo zvuci konfuzno, to je stoga sto sam se upravo probudio, nakon sto sam citave noci senlucio sa Propovednikom i Poslednjim Carstvom.
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Post by: Nightflier on 13-12-2008, 22:49:15
Laguna je objavila Edingsovog "Kralja Murga". Baš zanimljivo, pošto nije ni bio u najavi za ovaj mesec, a Edings se inače prodaje slabije i sporije od ostalih Laguninih fantastičara. Zanimljivo je i to što su za decembar najavljeni "Mesečevi vrtovi", koje sam svojevremeno u svojstvu urednika u Alnariju odabrao za objavljivanje i preveo, ali je ipak Laguna dobila prava, greškom agenta. Postavlja se pitanje zašto ovoliko čekamo na Eriksona, a pojavljuju se neki drugi naslovi, sasvim nenadano. Da li je moguće da je Erikson baš toliko izazov za prevodioca i lektora da ga cekamo skoro tri godine? Nemojte da me pogrešno shvatite - ja najbolje znam koliko je Erikson težak za prevođenje i nimalo ne potcenjujem rad kolega - ali tri godine za jedan roman?  :x  :x  :x
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Post by: Perin on 14-12-2008, 01:28:53
Bas. Ja evo svaki dan proveravam Lagunin site da vidim ima li vise Eriksona u prodaji, i nista. Mada meni to nema veze sa teskocom prevoda, koliko sa time da jos nikako nisu ispostovali neki rok za izdavanje. Pored Eriksona, kojeg kako ti rece cekamo dugo, ni drugi dio Secanje, Jad i Trn serijala nije izasao ima godina dana. Jos svaki roman dele u 2 dela.
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Post by: zakk on 14-12-2008, 02:50:15
Jel zna neko šta se dešava sa Vorokosiganom? Čekam taj prvi deo već predugo...
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-12-2008, 03:03:27
Pretpostavljam da su odustali zbog lose prodaje. Cisto da se zna, posto sam ja predlagao Laguni da objavi te romane, insistirao sam da se preskoci pricao Kordeliji i da se odmah objavi "Ratnikov segrt". Ocigledno, nisu me poslusali.
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Post by: zakk on 14-12-2008, 12:56:50
Bezveze...  :(
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-12-2008, 15:58:19
Inace, u pripremi je novi roman o Vorkosiganima. Za sada se ne zna bas puno, ali verovatno ce svetska premijera biti u Hrvatskoj, kao sto je bio slucaj sa Winterfair Gifts.
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Post by: zakk on 14-12-2008, 16:25:15
A tek to nema logike, da nešto što u Hrvatskoj ima popularnost i svetske premijere ovde ne mož' ni da započne. Doduše, možda grešim u oceni popularnosti srijala u Hrvarskoj...
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-12-2008, 16:55:52
Serijal je u Hrvatskoj toliko popularan da se o tome govori i na autorkinom sajtu. Saga o Majlsu u Hrvatskoj ima jako odane poklonike. Mislim da razlog neuspeha Majlsa kod nas pre treba traziti u tome sto u tom trenutku nije bio nesto znacajan izdavacu, nego u razlici u trzistu. Inace, na mom blogu o "Nekronomikonu"...
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Post by: Berserker on 14-12-2008, 18:57:38
Moram da priznam da sam kupio i procitao prvu knjigu koju je izdala Laguna iz serijala o Barajaru. I uopste mi se nije svidela. Stavise, lici na jeftini ljubavni romancic koji se desava  u svemiru. Prosto mi je bilo neverovatno da neko dobije nagradu za takvu limunadu, a objasnjenja "nije nagrada za tu, nego za kasniju knjigu iz tog serijala" nisu pomogla da je zavolim. Dakle, cini mi se da svakom citaocu SFa knjiga ostavlja isti utisak, osim ako nije u pitanju domacica koja je ispratila sve Kasandre, Ljovisne i Rose Alvahe pa je spremno dohvatila jos jednu spansku seriju koja se desava u svemiru.
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-12-2008, 19:21:59
Quote from: "berserker"
Moram da priznam da sam kupio i procitao prvu knjigu koju je izdala Laguna iz serijala o Barajaru. I uopste mi se nije svidela. Stavise, lici na jeftini ljubavni romancic koji se desava  u svemiru. Prosto mi je bilo neverovatno da neko dobije nagradu za takvu limunadu, a objasnjenja "nije nagrada za tu, nego za kasniju knjigu iz tog serijala" nisu pomogla da je zavolim. Dakle, cini mi se da svakom citaocu SFa knjiga ostavlja isti utisak, osim ako nije u pitanju domacica koja je ispratila sve Kasandre, Ljovisne i Rose Alvahe pa je spremno dohvatila jos jednu spansku seriju koja se desava u svemiru.


Što se mene tiče, jako volim romane o Majlsu Vorkosiganu. Na kraju krajeva, ne bih se zalagao da se ti romani kod nas objave da nije tako. Laguna je grdno pogrešila objavivši najpre te prethodnike, kojima svakako nedostaje šarm kojim glavni ciklus obiluje, naročito potonji delovi serijala. Boban je, naravno, svojevremeno pokazao moć prekognicije tako što je u nekom Monolitu objavio novelu Mountains of Mourning, koja pripada ovom cilusu i koja je, ako se dobro sećam, lepo prihvaćena od strane čitalaca.
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Post by: Berserker on 14-12-2008, 21:19:37
Slazem se sa tobom da su pogresili sto nisu startovali sa romanom dobitnikom Huga ili Nebule. Kad bi npr. sad neko pozeleo da startuje sa objavljivanjem Dine na trzistu na kojem je taj serijal nepoznat, pukao bi ako bi krenuo sa onim "prequelima" koje su napisali raznorazni mlatiparci (Kuca Atreida, Kuca Harkonena itd). Najbolji primer: nikad ne preporucujte nekome da cita Silmarilion pre Gospodara prstenova samo zato sto je ta knjiga sa dogadjajima koji hronolski prethode Gospodaru. Taj nece dogurati ni do Hobita, umrece od dosade. Silmarilion citaju samo neizmerni fanovi kojima je rodoslov na kraju Gospodara prstenova najbolji deo knjige... Na isti nacin mislim da je laguna pogresila sto je krenula sa prequelom. Sad je pitanje da li ce dogurati do romana koji je zaista lansirao sagu o Majklu...
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Post by: Morgana on 14-12-2008, 21:31:43
Dobro, a kojim redom bi ih trebalo čitati?  :oops:
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Post by: Melkor on 14-12-2008, 21:39:44
Mozda bi ih najbolje bilo citati redom kako su pisane. Iil, sto je prilicno zapetljano, poceti sa The Vor Games i par sledecih, a onda se vratiti na Ethana i tako dalje. Ja sam bar tako, pa sam pregurao i prequele kada su dosli na red. Nego, nisam pratio, da li je laguna objavila i Falling Free, ipak je to "ultimativni' prequel...
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-12-2008, 22:38:55
Ja sam ih čitao redom kojim su napisani. Ko želi da se upozna sa autorkom, a da pri tom ne izdvaja velike novce, na sledećoj adresi može da pronađe novelu Mountains of Mourning, potpuno legalno i besplatno: http://www.baen.com/library/defaultTitles.htm
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Post by: zakk on 15-12-2008, 04:03:40
@Morgana
Fora sa serijalom je da je glavni lik serijala MAJLS. A Laguna je krenula sa dva romana koji su o tome kako su mu se upoznali mama i tata (Krhotine časti) i kako se Majls rodio (BARAJAR). Tako da serijal zapravo nismo ni dobili, već nekakve — u suštini nepotrebne — razrade dešavanja pominjanih negde u samom serijalu.
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Post by: Berserker on 15-12-2008, 08:38:35
Quote from: "Morgana"
Dobro, a kojim redom bi ih trebalo čitati?  :oops:


Uvek onim kojim su napisani, bez obzira sta je pisac zeleo da kaze...Za serijal o Vorkosiganu ne mogu pomoci, ako pitas za ove druge, tu mogu...
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Post by: Morgana on 16-12-2008, 16:12:55
Hvala, momci! Obzirom na moje godine, poskidala sam knjige od naših zapadnih suseda   :oops:  Može se desiti da ne dočekam Lagunina izdanja istih   :twisted:
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-12-2008, 18:00:41
Posalji mi na pm odakle, da poskidam za kevu, da ima sta da cita za praznike, plz.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 16-12-2008, 19:38:21
Proveri mail, poslao sam ti...na hrvatskom jeziku su knjige. Bar mislim da je to, to....pisac je Luis MekMaster Bizol, zar ne?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-12-2008, 19:49:48
Jesje, a ne mejlu nema ništa.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-12-2008, 19:52:33
Stiže... što mi ne posla samo linkove? Ali hvala.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-12-2008, 19:57:53
Perine... dugujem ti ogromno izvinjenje. Ja sam sve to već imao!  :x  :cry:  :x  :cry:  :x  :cry: Potpuno sam izlapeo. Baš mi je žao što si se gnjavio, ali svejedno ti dugujem uslugu.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 16-12-2008, 20:01:19
Ma ne dugujes nista, opusteno ;) i ti si meni pomogao sa nekronomikonom, pa smo sad kvit ;)
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mme Chauchat on 17-12-2008, 10:57:23
Posto sam na internetu naletela na par hvalospeva Majlsu, procitala sam i Krhotine casti i Barajar cim su se pojavili kod nas. E sad, knjige su solidne, ali ne mnogo vise od toga. A opet, meni su i Planine oplakivanja (ili kako je vec kod nas prevedeno) solidna, ali ne i ne znam kako dobra prica. Zar je bas tolika razlika u kvalitetu izmedju ovih i drugih knjiga? Ili je samo ljudima Majls zanimljiviji lik od Kordelije?
Meni je Kordelija inace draga kao aktivni zenski lik koji uz to valja trudnocu kroz pola knjige; a mozda je bas to odbilo druge citaoce...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-12-2008, 13:00:19
I meni je Kordelija zanimljiv lik, ali tek u potonjim knjigama. Serijal o Vorkosiganima zamišljen je kao svojevrsna spejs opera pomešana sa militeri sf-om, pa ta dva prikvela upravo stoga toliko odskaću od, inače, dinamičnog i sumanutog serijala.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Road_warrior on 17-12-2008, 20:18:02
Najtflajeru, znas li mozda kako se razvija stvar sa Konanom?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-12-2008, 20:45:42
Ako mislis na buduce IPS-ovo izdanje, prevodilac je juce preuzeo knjigu na prevod. Ako mislis na stripove Belog puta, pitaj Bobana.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Road_warrior on 17-12-2008, 20:52:51
Mislim na IPS-ovo izdanje,bilo je pominjano do Nove godine...Nema veze strpljiv sam ja...
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: gargamel on 17-12-2008, 22:52:28
@ Perin
moze li i meni link za skidanje Majlsa Vorkosigana? hvala unapred
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-12-2008, 23:04:39
Brendon Senderson sada piše i sf. Na tor.com može se pročitati i skinuti njegova nova priča, The Firstborn.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 17-12-2008, 23:27:41
U decembru izasla nova knjiga (zbirka prica) poznate spisateljice J.K. Rowling, pod nazivom Tales od beedle the bard. Ne znam 'oce li ovde to koga zanimati, al' reko' cisto da podelim informaciju.

@gargamel: http://rapidshare.com/files/119874005/Lois_McMaster_Bujold.rar

Pass: ibs@crostuff.net

E da....ne znam da li se ovo kosi sa etikom ZS-a, ali prvi deo prince of nothing trilogije, pod nazivom darkness that comes before, ima skinuti na hrvatskom jeziku, u izdanju algoritma. Ova trilogija je jedna od njabolje napisanih EF serijala zadnjih godina, a sam Bejker (pisac) je pravi majstor pera. Inace kanadjanin, mislim cask da je i zavrsio knjizevnost...evo linka do prve knjige:

http://www.4shared.com/file/74331302/3ab01f11/R_Scott_Bakker_Tama_koja_prethodi.html
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-12-2008, 20:40:49
Decembar nam je doneo pregršt poslastica, taman za doček Nove godine. Sem pomenute nove knjige Dž. K. Rouling, nov naslov ima i Stiven King. REč je o zbirci priča - uglavnom ponovljenih, ali i ta jedna nova vredna je investicije. Za ljubitelje horora tu nije kraj poslasticama. Naime, objavljena je nova mamutska knjiga horora, tačnije The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Nineteen. Spisak autora je impozantan. Izdvojiću samo Gejmana i Smita, ali ima još jakih imena. Na kraju, sledeće izdanjenaročito je zanimljivo za nas na Sagiti:

Quote
H. P. Lovecraft, H.P. Lovecraft: The Fiction (Barnes & Noble Oct 2008)

This mammoth tome collects 68 stories, with an appendix including juvenilia and a discarded draft, and essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature". This is the first single-volume collection to include all Lovecraft's fiction, though it excludes his ghostwriting and "revisions." Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi corrected and edited the stories, and supplies an introduction.


AKo mi sve ovo stigne do kraja godine, Nova godina bi trebalo da bude baš užasna.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: gargamel on 18-12-2008, 22:46:57
@ Perin
Hvala
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Goran Skrobonja on 19-12-2008, 00:12:34
Quote from: "nightflier"
Decembar nam je doneo pregršt poslastica...nov naslov ima i Stiven King.


Imam... čitam... stari dobri storyteller.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-12-2008, 01:07:06
Kako to da si ti dobio a ja još nisam? Ljubomoran sam. Baš sam na blogu kukao kako ova godina nije donela ama baš ništa novo, a da nešto vredi.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-12-2008, 01:13:04
Eos poklanja roman Adama Troja Kastra, pod naslovom Emissaries from the Dead. Reč je o piscu kji je bio nominovan za Huga i Nebulu u kategoriji kratkih priča. Ovo je njegov prvi roman. Nisam ga čitao, ali obećava. Reč je o sf-u, inače.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 19-12-2008, 11:12:04
Quote from: "nightflier"
Eos poklanja roman Adama Troja Kastra, pod naslovom Emissaries from the Dead. Reč je o piscu kji je bio nominovan za Huga i Nebulu u kategoriji kratkih priča. Ovo je njegov prvi roman. Nisam ga čitao, ali obećava. Reč je o sf-u, inače.

http://www.harpercollinsebooks.com/E921608B-36E3-4C04-9DF7-E7034C5DE44C/10/125/en/Eos10

Ako se neko izbori sa procedurom (nije komplikovano, nego kod mene nešto neće), nek okači pdf ovde. Hvala!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mac on 19-12-2008, 11:28:28
Ovo sa Eosa važi samo za stanovnike SAD. Jel neko to već skinuo? Neću da im dajem svoj e-mail, čak i pravu adresu, da bi mi rekli da nema besplatne knjige za mene.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-12-2008, 13:55:24
Skinuo sam ja, samo me provajder nešto zeza, pa mi aploud ne radi najbolje. Pokušaću kasnije.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-12-2008, 14:10:21
Čarobna knjiga objavila je "Brisingr", treći nastavak u serijalu o Eragonu.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 20-12-2008, 21:03:49
evo sad sam bio na sajtu Algoritma, i ako nekoga zanima, u pripremi imaju:

NAJMRAČNIJA CESTA  - Guy Gavriel Kay
MASLAČKOVO VINO  - Ray Bradbury
LUTAJUĆI PLAM  - Guy Gavriel Kay
Prvih 6 knjiga o Darrenu Shan-u - Darren Shan
KUSHIELOVA STRIJELA - Jacqueline Carey
GROZNIČAVI SAN  - George R. R. Martin
ANANSIJEVI DEČKI  - Neil Gaiman

E sad...ako je neko iz Hrvatske ili ako ima mogucnost da si naruci knjige, onda super. Ako nije, onda...all i can say is - welcome to the club
 :x  :x
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 20-12-2008, 21:20:44
Čemu lamentiranje? Keja objavljuje Laguna, Martinov Fever Dream takođe namerava da objavi, A "Anansijeve momke" su objavili, ako se ne varam. Šana je objavila Narodna knjiga (po bezobrazno visokoj ceni), a Kerijeva može i da sačeka. Tu jedino vredi kukati nad Bredberijem.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: angel011 on 20-12-2008, 21:30:41
U pravu si za "Anansijeve momke", objavili su ih.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 20-12-2008, 21:36:40
Ma Gejmena nesto ne volim, Shana isto tako, ali Kushiel's Dart nije toliko losa knjiga/trilogija...nisam znao za fever dream...Kej mi je odlican pisac, ali malkice smara sa opisima, ako cemo iskreno.Njegove knjige cu kupiti sigurno, tj. vec sam kupio jedrenje u Sarantiju. Mada jedva cekam Tiganiu, to mi je njegovo najbolje delo. I da. Zar nije logicnije bilo prevesti Jedrenje ka Sarantiji, nego u Sarantiju, moze doci do zabune - Jedrenje u Sarantiju (kao tamo u Sarantiji) i jedrenje u Sarantiju (prema Sarantiji). Ipak je originalni naslov Sailing to Sarantium...znaci prema, ka Sarantiji. Mislim, prevod je ekstra odradjen, ali mi nekako naslov bas bode oci.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 20-12-2008, 22:10:15
Ne kažem da je to loš serijal - koji je prerastao trilogiju - samo što po mom ukusu ima boljih. Pozabaviću se time na blogu koliko u ponedeljak. Sada radim na sređivanju nekog prevoda.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: smrklja on 20-12-2008, 23:04:10
Maslačkovo vino je objavio kod nas Solaris.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 20-12-2008, 23:10:53
Quote from: "smrklja"
Maslačkovo vino je objavio kod nas Solaris.


Eto, rešen problem. A čuo sam da neko planira da objavi Kerijevu, mada ne mogu da setim ko ni za živu glavu.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 20-12-2008, 23:47:46
Great! Nego, kad vec tako imas informacija, dal' se mozda u Srbiji planira izdat' Prince of Nothing trilogija od Bejkera kojeg sam vec pominjao ovde? Ima kupit' ovde prvi dio na Hrvatskom, ali je 56 maraka, a to mi je puno dati za jedan dio.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-12-2008, 00:26:43
Bejkera izdaje Mono i Manjana. Objavili su dva romana, odnosno jedan iz dva dela. Pretpostavljam da će sve zavisiti od prodaje, ali budući da je to uredničko čedo Tanje Bižić, koja se nakon toga vratila u Lagunu - čisto sumnjam. S obzirom na to da Manjanci drže prava za Bejkera, slaba je vajda da će se neko drugi polakomiti da to objavljuje, naročito kad ima toliko pisaca koji su ovde potpuno nepoznati. Što bi se neko gnjavio, kad mu je isti đavo da li će da objavi Bejkera ili Kiza, recimo?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 21-12-2008, 04:22:25
O-o-o-o, kako to da na njihovom sajtu nema nista o tome? Cak nema ni pisca u pretragi? A knjige da ni ne pominjem...da nisi ti mislio na Rasela i njegovu duologiju River into Darkness?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-12-2008, 14:32:14
Jesam. Izvini. Iz nekog razloga mešam njih dvojicu. Mada, opet sumnjam da će neko da zagrize za Bejkera. Sada već imaš previše epske fantastike na tržištu. Ostaje da se vidi šta će Alnari da radi, pošto su završili sa Kanavanovom (mada imaju još jednu njenu trilogiju), kao i Laguna (mada oni imaju Eriksona da ih zabavlja kada završe se Džordanom, a otkupili su prava i za Kim Harison). Ukratko, ne verujem da će neko od većih izdavača da radi Bejkera, pošto svi već imaju rešene izdavačke planove za narednu godinu.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 21-12-2008, 16:11:02
Nista...onda cu morati uzeti Algoritmovo izdanje...al' ce me skupo izaci. Nema veze, to mi je jedna od najomiljenijih trilogija. :D I da...ako nekog zanima, pojavio se na netu 2 dio pomenute trilogije...na hrvatskom...evo linka za download:

http://www.4shared.com/file/76755532/193c01a8/R_Scott_Bakker_-_Princ_niega_Ratnik_prorok.html
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 21-12-2008, 16:14:14
Kada zavrse sa DZordanom.. to ce biti otprilike 2014, s obzirom da ima jos pet knjiga, puta 2  :x .
Kim Harison, to mi nije poznato, moze malo info, sta pise, vredi li cekati..
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-12-2008, 18:08:39
Quote from: "tiha voda"
Kada zavrse sa DZordanom.. to ce biti otprilike 2014, s obzirom da ima jos pet knjiga, puta 2  :x .
Kim Harison, to mi nije poznato, moze malo info, sta pise, vredi li cekati..


Mislim da sam je spominjao na ovoj temi... Ukratko, ženski Hari Drezden. Ako te ne mrzi da sačekaš do sutra, napisaću opširnije na blogu šta mislim o njoj.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-12-2008, 18:26:07
Quote from: "Perin"
Nista...onda cu morati uzeti Algoritmovo izdanje...al' ce me skupo izaci. Nema veze, to mi je jedna od najomiljenijih trilogija. :D I da...ako nekog zanima, pojavio se na netu 2 dio pomenute trilogije...na hrvatskom...evo linka za download:

http://www.4shared.com/file/76755532/193c01a8/R_Scott_Bakker_-_Princ_niega_Ratnik_prorok.html


A zašto jednostavno ne odštampaš i ukoričiš? Iznelo bi te drastično manje, a imao bi unikatno izdanje.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 21-12-2008, 19:08:38
Mozda...ali ne verujem. Iako cu dat' love dosta, opet volim kada imam knjigu kao knjigu. Sem toga....nekako mi je to bezze, ako cemo iskreno. Al' videcu jos. Nije da mi nije palo na pamet :D
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 21-12-2008, 23:55:56
Ne mrzi me, sacekacu da napises. I hvala ti unapred.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-12-2008, 18:39:33
@Zakk

Code: [Select]
http://rapidshare.com/files/175814852/Adam-Troy_Castro_-__Andrea_Court_01__-_Emissaries_from_the_Dead__lit_.rar

@Perin

Štampanje i koričenje u tvrd povez ona dva romana iznelo bi te 1000 rsd, što mu dođe oko 25 km. Za oba, dakle.

@Tiha Voda

Na mom blogu o Kim Harison
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 22-12-2008, 19:27:42
Ne znam...videcu. Nekako mi je vise isplativije to uradit' sa nekim romanima koje za sada nema sanse da budu izdani ovde. Tipa Dzenifer Falon, Dzenifer Robertson, En Bisop, Patriciju Mekalip, Kurt Benjamina. A ove knjige verovatno kupujem. I da. Danas sam kupio krhotine casti, u izdanju lagune i neuromanta u izdanju ips-a. Dobio na kladionici pa reko' da se pocastim  :!:  :!:  :D
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-12-2008, 19:42:30
Nisam znao da je "Neuromant" izašao. Sjajno!
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 22-12-2008, 20:05:50
Et', da i ja budem od pomoci jednom. Jeste, izasao je. I za divno cudo - ima ga kupiti u Banjaluci! To jest, bilo je. Ja sam kupio poslednji primerak, doduse iz Knjizare Biblioner. Al' sa obzirom da je IPS izdavac, sumnjam da je ima igde vise kupiti vise ovde.

P.S. I da. Knjiga nije uopste skupa. Ja sam je ovde u BL platio 6.5 evra, tako da pretpostavljam da cete vi u Srbiji jos bolje proci. Meke korice doduse. Malo losiji kvalitet. Previse lako se savijaju i uvijaju. :D
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-12-2008, 20:40:37
Sajt IPS-a jak je loš. Nemaju nikakve podatke o svojim izdanjima. Baš šteta, s obzirom na mnoštvo naslova koje nameravaju da objave.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-12-2008, 01:59:29
Na Popboksu objavljen moj prikaz "Golemovog oka", nastavka "Amajlije iz Samarkanda".

http://www.popboks.com/tekst.php?ID=6976
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 23-12-2008, 13:32:51
Na sajtu carobne knjige stoji da je u pripremi :

Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Original Foundation trilogy)

Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire (Original Foundation trilogy)

Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation (Original Foundation trilogy).
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: marlowe on 24-12-2008, 01:43:05
Quote from: "nightflier"
Quote from: "smrklja"
Maslačkovo vino je objavio kod nas Solaris.


Eto, rešen problem. A čuo sam da neko planira da objavi Kerijevu, mada ne mogu da setim ko ni za živu glavu.



http://www.knjiga.ba/Knjizevnost/Romani/Maslackovo-vino_K3769.html
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 25-12-2008, 20:55:27
Upravo sam bio na Laguninom site-u, i tamo je ukinut Gardens of the Moon iz sekcije "U Pripremi." Sad, da li to znaci da je pusten u prodaju ili nece biti izdat, to ne znam, ali cu poslati mail Laguni da proverim.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Black swan on 25-12-2008, 21:47:10
Quote from: "Perin"
Na sajtu carobne knjige stoji da je u pripremi :

Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Original Foundation trilogy)

Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire (Original Foundation trilogy)

Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation (Original Foundation trilogy).



 :shock:  :shock:  svaka cast nigdje ne mogu naći zadužbinu i carstvo  :!:  :D  :!:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 25-12-2008, 22:14:15
Quote from: "Perin"
Upravo sam bio na Laguninom site-u, i tamo je ukinut Gardens of the Moon iz sekcije "U Pripremi." Sad, da li to znaci da je pusten u prodaju ili nece biti izdat, to ne znam, ali cu poslati mail Laguni da proverim.


Ako ga ne objave uskoro, lako je moguće da će izgubiti prava na taj serijal.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 25-12-2008, 22:53:27
I ja to mislim. Velika steta, posto sam bas kont'o da se istrosim za novu godinu. Gazda kod kojeg honorarno radim mi rece da ce mi isplatit' naknadno jos pola plate u decembru zbog nove godine  :!:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Black swan on 25-12-2008, 22:54:59
:evil:  to on zbog poreza od 1.1.2009 i ja dobih 2 plate + bozicnica  :evil:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 25-12-2008, 23:21:37
Ma kak'og poreza, prevodim kod lika na crnjaka u firmi, cash on the hip i to je to  :)  Nije ni obavezan da mi bilo sta da, sa obzirom da mi je radno vreme oko 6 sati mesecno, a nekad ni toliko  :evil:  :evil:  Najzesci pos'o sto sam za lika odradio bio je kad sam nazv'o nekog francuza i pricao sa njim pola sata :D  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 26-12-2008, 17:56:08
Laguna mi je odgovorila na mail glede Mesecevih Vrtova. Elem ovako stoje stvari:

Mail naravno pocinje sa "postovani gospodine" (wow, uvek se nekako izbijem kada me...postuju), privremeno smo uklonili Eriksona iz sekcije "u pripremi" zbog toga sto jos ne znamo kada ce biti PREVEDEN ovaj roman. Ocekujemo prevod u FEBRURARU (pa onda lepo pise u zagradi - nadamo se), te bi tek onda znali tacan datum obljavljivanja ovog serijala.

E sad, mail nije prepisan, ali je uglavnom u tom fazonu. Eto, od Mesecevih Vrtova nista do maja, po mom preracunu.  :x  :x
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Baba Jaga on 26-12-2008, 18:09:11
Laguna je nas najbolji izdavac ali ni oni nisu svemoguci. Erikson se jako lose prodavao.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-12-2008, 18:25:30
Quote from: "Treperava Zvezda"
Laguna je nas najbolji izdavac ali ni oni nisu svemoguci. Erikson se jako lose prodavao.


A gde se to Erikson najbolje prodavao? Laguna je, inace, nas najbolji izdavac beletristike.
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-12-2008, 18:30:39
Quote from: "Perin"
Laguna mi je odgovorila na mail glede Mesecevih Vrtova. Elem ovako stoje stvari:

Mail naravno pocinje sa "postovani gospodine" (wow, uvek se nekako izbijem kada me...postuju), privremeno smo uklonili Eriksona iz sekcije "u pripremi" zbog toga sto jos ne znamo kada ce biti PREVEDEN ovaj roman. Ocekujemo prevod u FEBRURARU (pa onda lepo pise u zagradi - nadamo se), te bi tek onda znali tacan datum obljavljivanja ovog serijala.

E sad, mail nije prepisan, ali je uglavnom u tom fazonu. Eto, od Mesecevih Vrtova nista do maja, po mom preracunu.  :x  :x


Ma samo neka ocekuju. Jadni kolega verovatno proklinje dan kada se prihvatio tog prevoda. Eriksona je jako zajebano prevoditi, na stranu sto covek mora da bude debelo upoznat sa serijalom da ne bi napravio kakvu materijalnu gresku. Na primer, Whiskyjack. Bas me zanima kako ce mu prevesti ime... REci cu samo da se u nekoj sestoj knjizi, cini mi se, objasnjava kako je dobio ime i zasto je dobio bas to ime itd. Danas prevodioci pocinju prevode i pre nego sto procitaju roman, a kamoli serijal. Za nekoga ko nije upucen u materiju, taj ciklus je prava nocna mora za prevod. Jos kad se tu ubace lektori... Ne znam ko ce to da radi - pretpostavljam Nikola Pajvancic - ali znam da je posao tezak, jer sam i sam preveo te "Meseceve vrtove" za Alnari, samo sto je Laguna naposletku dobila prava.
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Post by: Perin on 26-12-2008, 19:38:37
Ne kazem nista, roman jeste puno tezak za prevesti, ali kao sto si ti vec  napomenuo na ovom forumu, jedan roman da se prevodi 3 godine? Treba 4 puta da bude preveden a ne jednom.

@Treperava Zvezda: Bez uvrede, ali o cemu ti bulaznis? Erkiskon NIJE jos ni izdavan na ovim prostorima uopste.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-12-2008, 20:28:25
Quote from: "Perin"
Ne kazem nista, roman jeste puno tezak za prevesti, ali kao sto si ti vec  napomenuo na ovom forumu, jedan roman da se prevodi 3 godine? Treba 4 puta da bude preveden a ne jednom.

@Treperava Zvezda: Bez uvrede, ali o cemu ti bulaznis? Erkiskon NIJE jos ni izdavan na ovim prostorima uopste.


Bez namere da napadam Lagunu, evo u čemu je problem: Laguna nema dovoljno prevodilaca koji su specijalizovani za fantastiku ma koje vrste, pa stoga većinu njihove fantastike rade ljudi koje to zapravo ne zanima. Erikson nije pisac kojeg neko takav može da prevede na zadovoljavajući način. Njegovi romani puni su skrivenih detalja, čije se značenje otkriva tek u kasnijim nastavcima, a koji su jako bitni za priču, te se ne mogu tek tako zanemariti ili zabašutiti. Moj je utisak da se tog prevoda neko olako prihvatio i da se zato toliko dugo čeka. Verovatno je pokušano da se u lekturi nešto sredi, pa verovatno nije uspelo. Voleo bih da grešim. Erikson je sjajan pisac, koji je visoko na spisku mojih omiljenih autora, bez obzira na žanr. Voleo bih da se pojavi na srpskom jeziku, pa makar to ne bilo u mom prevodu. Međutim, nešto mi govori da ćemo ga se načekati. (Ako ovaj post posluži Laguni kao motiv da me demantuju - tim bolje.)
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Post by: mac on 26-12-2008, 22:54:42
Zar im nije jednostavije da lepo kupe tvoj prevod?
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Post by: Perin on 26-12-2008, 23:05:08
Znas da mi je palo na pamet da pomenem da imas ti (nightflier) vec gotov prevod, al' reko' necu da se petljam. Stvarno, sto se ne javis da imas sve gotovo, da si citao i ostale knjige iz serijala...zaradis koju kintu, boli te briga ;) Nije da nisi prevodio za njih :D
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-12-2008, 23:37:54
Bojim se da je jako malo verovatno da Laguna kupi moj prevod. Alnari im je svojevremeno nudio na otkup, kako bi povratio uloženo kada je već postalo jasno da Laguna definitivno ima prava za Eriksona, ali ta ponuda je - kako čujem - bila loše prihvaćena. Čini mi se da nisam dovoljno dobar da bih prevodio za Lagunu. A i prespor sam, navodno.
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Post by: Perin on 27-12-2008, 00:32:23
Svasta. Deadline uvek postoji, zar ne? Znaci i da si prespor, deadline moras ispostovati. Mrzim kad mi iznadju neke shit razloge - te nije zbog ovog ili onog, a ustvari je nesto sasvim deseto, al' ih je sramota da kazu.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-12-2008, 01:08:17
Dobro, sad ni najmanje nisu bitni razlozi zašto više ne prevodim za Lagunu ili Alnari. Iskren da budem, ma koliko voleo neke njihove pisce i ma koliko mi bilo žao što više ne radim na Džordanu ili Eriksonu, ne verujem da bih prihvatio da se vratim tim serijalima. Već imam previše posla. Štaviše, pre nekoliko dana popucali su mi kapilari u očima od preteranog piljenja u "Poslednje Carstvo" Brendona Sendersona, pa doslovce nisam mogao da gledam. Trenutno radim za pet izdavača i zaista ne ynam gde bih našao vremena za šestog. Ono što pokušavam da kažem jeste da je Laguna postale previše inertna kada je reč o fantastici - i to bez ikakvog opravdanog razloga, budući da im se gotovo svi naslovi jako dobro prodaju.
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Post by: Black swan on 27-12-2008, 01:16:41
mozda pitanje nije za ovaj topik
ali ima li nade da se objavi čitav Ursulin Hainski ciklus
 :idea:
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-12-2008, 01:28:59
Ne verujem. Ko bi to kupovao? Mada, možda... Ja sam ti pre za to da se objavi nešto novo, mada je to veliki rizik. Neor je objavio pet remek-dela naučne fantastike - i propao. Ovaj forum ima oko 500 tvrdokornih članova, koji su sasvim lepo ignorisali sf izdavača. Možeš misliti kako je sa širim tržištem.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-12-2008, 20:54:47
Kada smo već kod sf-a, na sajtu http://www.starrigger.net/Downloads.htm možete (sasvim legalno, naravno) daunloudovati romane Džefrija Karvera.
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Post by: mac on 27-12-2008, 22:18:16
Ja prvi put čujem za entitet Neor. Dobra im je bila marketinška podrška...
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-12-2008, 22:55:18
Bio je čovek na Beokonima, a i pričalo se na forumu o tome. adresa je bila www.neor.co.yu, pa pogledaj.
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Post by: mac on 28-12-2008, 11:14:38
Slabo ja zalazim na Beocone (nekako se pogodi da nisam tu baš kad mu je termin), a i jednom kad sam bio nisam video ništa što bi se moglo podvesti pod Neor. Od tema sa foruma, ne sećam se ni jedne u kojoj se spominje Neor. Kasno je sad da gledam, kad su propali. Hoću samo da kažem da se do te mere nisu potrudili da plasiraju svoj proizvod, da ja nisam ni čuo za njih. Nisu fanovi krivi.
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Post by: Perin on 28-12-2008, 12:08:18
Bila je reklama za Neor na sajtovima tolkien.co.yu i at-at.org.
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-12-2008, 12:38:25
Quote from: "mac"
Slabo ja zalazim na Beocone (nekako se pogodi da nisam tu baš kad mu je termin), a i jednom kad sam bio nisam video ništa što bi se moglo podvesti pod Neor. Od tema sa foruma, ne sećam se ni jedne u kojoj se spominje Neor. Kasno je sad da gledam, kad su propali. Hoću samo da kažem da se do te mere nisu potrudili da plasiraju svoj proizvod, da ja nisam ni čuo za njih. Nisu fanovi krivi.


Nije kasno. Knjige su jos u prodaji.
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Post by: Perin on 29-12-2008, 20:25:52
Evo, sad iz knjizare..dobio platu, pa reko da se pocastim  :)  Kupio sam: Tamu koja prethodi u izdanju Algoritma (ipak te nisam poslusao nightflieru :D ), Barajara i Farenhajt 451 u izdanju Lagune i to za budzasto para...Barajar i Farenhajt zajedno 7 evra. Jes' da me zato izasao Bejker 30  :roll:  :D A od Nekronomikona jos uvek nista. Izlgeda da mi je sudjeno da ga cekam do sledeceg bozica...onih 30 evra sto sam ostavio na stranu su se ucrvali vise koliko cekam  :cry:
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-01-2009, 17:35:28
Srećna Nova godina svima koji je slave, a kao novogodišnji pokon od mene, najava za koju mi je izvor jedan strani književni agent: A Dance with Dragons kreće u prodaju na američkom tržištu 27. oktobra 2009. godine. Za neupućene, reč je o novom nastavku Martinove "Pesme leda i vatre". Nadajmo se...
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Post by: Goran Skrobonja on 04-01-2009, 17:41:29
Doneo dve nove knjige s puta: The Grin of the Dark (Remzi Kembel) i The Living Dead (zombi antologija sa pricama Kinga, Barkera, Brajtove, Kingovog sina, Martina, Gejmana i tako to). Jedva cekam da zagrizem u njih...
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-01-2009, 18:55:16
The Living Dead je sjajna antologija! Baš sam uživao čitajući je. Ostalo mi je još nekoliko priča, koje će sačekati Božić. Nego, jesi li čitao Wastelands? Isti je urednik, pa me je to ponukalo da je stavim na naredni spisak za naručivanje.
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Post by: Goran Skrobonja on 04-01-2009, 19:03:18
Quote from: "nightflier"
Nego, jesi li čitao Wastelands? Isti je urednik, pa me je to ponukalo da je stavim na naredni spisak za naručivanje.


Bah! Poručio sam je sa Amazona pre mesec i po dana, samo da bi me iznova i iznova obaveštavali kako je "tem delayed" pa sam na kraju izgubio živce i poništio porudžbinu...
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-01-2009, 19:14:26
Mda, ja neke knjige godinama poručujem i redovno mi ne dolaze - a navodno ih imaju na stanju.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-01-2009, 10:58:59
Koliko sutra iz štampe izlazi antologija Mean Streats, koja će sadržati novele Džima Bučera, Ket Ričardson, Sajmona Grina i Tomasa Snjegoskog. Reč je o trenutno najboljim piscima urbane fantastike, pa je od srca preporučujem. Takođe sutra iz štampe izlazi Just Another Judgement Day, deveta knjiga u serijalu Nightside, britanskog pisca Sajmona Grina. Fantastičan spoj parodije i omaža petparačkim krimićima, saj-faj filmovima pedesetih i crno-belim monster movies, Nightside je prava stvar da vam skrene misli sa svetske ekonomske krize (popularno zvane SEKA).
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Post by: scallop on 05-01-2009, 16:14:52
Naručite ih od mene. Baš bih voleo da znam šta biste da čitate. Mi ćemo verovatno u martu za USA.
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Post by: Cornelius on 05-01-2009, 16:20:06
Quote from: "scallop"
Mi ćemo verovatno u martu za USA.


E, jebes ga. A, mi cemo verovatno u aprilu za Srbiju.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-01-2009, 17:10:01
Quote from: "scallop"
Naručite ih od mene. Baš bih voleo da znam šta biste da čitate. Mi ćemo verovatno u martu za USA.


Juhuhu! A kad se vraćate? Ja bih pokušao da nabavim neke knjige koje mi godinama izmiču, mada je veća verovatnoća da se nađu kao polovne.
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-01-2009, 20:14:29
Na mom blogu o Skotu Linču i "Lažima Loka Lamore".
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Post by: Eriops on 06-01-2009, 16:18:19
Mozda ne bi bilo lose predstaviti DZuliju DZouns.
Kod nas Alnari izdaju njen serijal Mac Senki, i posle Martina i DZordana je ostavila na mene najaci utisak, kad je rec o modernoj fantastici. Mozda nasoj publici ne bi bilo zgorega predstaviti jos ponesto iz njenog opusa, verujem da ce biti jos njenih serijala kod nas, ovaj koliko mi se cini ima dobru prodju.

Takodje, sto se tice Horora- Peter Straub. Nama je uglavnom poznat preko Price o Duhovima, i svoje saradnje s Kingom na Talismanu i Crnoj Kuci. Siguran sam da ima jos mnogo sjajnih dela, a nisam ih vidjao po nasim knjizarama. Bilo bi sjajno i njega bolje predstaviti, a nadam se i skoro da ce neko izdati jos koje njegovo delo kod nas  :) .
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Post by: Melkor on 06-01-2009, 16:26:15
Hmm, tesko, s obzirom da zena ima samo jos 5 knjiga i da je pitanje kada ce i ovaj serijal da zavrsi.
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Post by: Perin on 06-01-2009, 17:40:16
Hm...Dzulija Dzons je sjajan pisac. Iako bi trebao Mac Senki da se zavrsi sa jos 2 dela, ona ima trilogiju koja je doduse slabija od serijala Sword of Shadows, pod nazivom Book of Words. Nije toliko dobra kao Sword of Shadows, ali moze proci. Takodje, ima i standalone roman Barbed Coil, koji jos nisam uspio procitati, tako da ne mogu nista reci o njemu. I da. Smatram da bi dobro proslo izdavanje Dzounsove, narocito ako je neko drugi bude izdavao (do sada ju je izdavao Alnari). Ako se pitate zasto, treba samo da zavirite u Pecinu Crnog Leda (prvi dio) i vidite koliko je ocajan prevod i kako delo UOPSTE nije lekturisano. Znaci, 'ladno citas i odjednom pod capslockom rec VAINGATE pa onda nastavak na srspkom. Pa opet neka rec koju prevodilac nije znao prevesti na engleskom, takodje pod capslockom, pa onda dalje na srpskom. Sramota.
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-01-2009, 17:53:15
Mrka kapa da će to Alnari dalje objavljivati. Prodali su šta su prodali - i teraj dalje. Pretpostavljam da će se Alnari za sada usredsrediti na Naomi Novik i Lukjanenka. Sem toga, njihova fentezi produkcija uglavnom zavisi od toga šta im agenti uvale. Tako su objavili i Kanavanovu i Novikovu.
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Post by: Perin on 06-01-2009, 21:12:25
Ne mogu da sudim o Novikovoj ni o Trudi Kanavan, jer nist' nisam ni citao od njih. Ovu potonju spisateljicu necu ni citati, posto sam cuo da joj je serijal pun homoseksualizma, a posto sam ja netrpeljiv prema pederima, ne pada mi na pamet da ga procitam. Cudno je to. Od GOMILE fantasy pisaca, oni bas da odluce da izdaju serijal homoseksualnog fentezija. Pih.
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Post by: Eriops on 06-01-2009, 23:37:43
Hm, ja sam citao Kanavanovu, moze proci, ali nije ni blizu Dzounsove. Naomi Novik sam procitao prvu knjigu, i uopste mi se nije dopala.  Lukjanenka nisam citao, gledao sam film radjen po knjizi, film je ocaj. Mada s obzirom da filmovi cesto znaju biti mnogo gori od knjige, necu da tvrdim da je delo lose.
Licno mislim da s Naomi i Lukjanenkom nece imati prodju kao sa DZons, ali opet to je samo moje subjektivno misljenje.
Videcemo.
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Post by: Perin on 06-01-2009, 23:59:25
Procitao sam ja Nocnu Strazu, 'nako, kalsican urban fantasy. Ako ne ocekujes neko puno jako fantasy delo, bices sasvim zadovoljan. Mada se sa Dzonsovom ne moze ni porediti.
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-01-2009, 18:05:53
HarperKolins je najavio novog Tolkina, ali ne nekog novog pisca, već pravog Tolkina. Opet su mu našli nešto u zaostavštini. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún bi trebalo da se tokom ove godine pojavi u knjižarama.
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-01-2009, 18:09:50
Preliminarne nominacije za Nebulu:

Novels:

 Abraham, Daniel: A Betrayal in Winter (Tor, Jul07)
 Barzak, Chris: One for Sorrow (Bantam, Sep07)
 Bull, Emma: Territory (Tor, Jul07)
 Doctorow, Cory: Little Brother (Tor, Apr08)
 Goonan, Kathleen Ann: In War Times (Tor, May07)
 Le Guin, Ursula K.: Powers (Harcourt, Sep07)
 McDevitt, Jack: Cauldron (Ace, Nov07)
 McDonald, Ian: Brasyl (Pyr, May07)
 Pratchett, Terry: Making Money (Harper, Sep07)
 Rothfuss, Patrick: The Name of the Wind (DAW, Apr07)

Novellas:

 Asaro, Catherine: The Spacetime Pool (Analog, Mar08)
 Benford, Gregory: Dark Heaven (Alien Crimes, SFBC, Jan07?)
 Eskridge, Kelley: Dangerous Space (Dangerous Space, Aqueduct Press, Jun07)
 Finlay, Charles Coleman: The Political Prisoner (F&SF, Aug08)

Novelettes:

 Bowes, Richard: If Angels Fight (F&SF, Feb08)
 Flynn, Michael F. : Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo (Analog, Aug07 (Jul/Aug07 issue))
 Gardner, James Alan: The Ray-Gun: A Love Story (Asimov's, Feb08)
 Goldstein, Lisa: Dark Rooms (Asimov's, Nov07 (Oct/Nov 07 issue))
 Kessel, John: Pride and Prometheus (F&SF, Jan08)
 Kosmatka, Ted: The Prophet of Flores (Asimov's, Sep07)
 Moles, David: Finisterra (F&SF, Dec07)
 Sinisalo, Johanna: Baby Doll (The SFWA European Hall of Fame, Tor, Jun07
     (trans. from the Finnish by David Hackston))
 Wentworth, K.D.: Kaleidoscope (F&SF, May07)

Short Stories:

 Allen, Mike: The Button Bin (Helix: A Speculative Fiction Quarterly, Oct07
     (Reprinted in Transcriptase)
 Cassutt, Michael: Skull Valley (Asimov's, Nov07 (Oct/Nov 07 issue))
 Finch, Sheila: Stranger Than Imagination Can (The Guild of Xenolinguists, Golden
     Gryphon Press, Sep07)
 Ford, Jeffrey: The Dreaming Wind (Coyote Road, Trickster Tales, Viking Juvenile, Jul07)
 Henderson, Samantha: Bottles (Realms of Fantasy, Apr07)
 Hobson, M. K.: The Hotel Astarte (Realms of Fantasy, Jun07)
 Johnson, Kij: 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss (Asimov's, Jul08)
 Jones, Gwyneth: The Tomb Wife (F&SF, Aug07)
 Kelly, James Patrick: Don't Stop (Asimov's, Jun07)
 Nestvold, Ruth: Mars: A Traveler's Guide (F&SF, Jan08)
 Plante, Brian: The Astronaut (Analog, May07)
 Rickert, Mary: Holiday (Subterranean #7, Sep07)
 Scholes, Ken: Summer in Paris, Light From the Sky (Clarkesworld Magazine, Nov07)
 Van Pelt, James: How Music Begins (Asimov's, Sep07)

Scripts:

Stanton, Andrew: WALL-E (Pixar, Jun08)

Primetićete da u kategoriji romana nigde nema Džoa Aberkrombija i Skota Linča (koje sam kudio), dok ima Patrika Rotfasa i Danijela Abrahama (koje sam hvalio). Naravno, Nebulu će bez dvojbe dobiti "Brazil". Gorane, obrati pažnju.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2009, 18:36:38
Najava za 2009, deo prvi:

Po onome što je nominovano za Nebulu vidi se da prethodna godina nije bila preterano berićetna, stoga nam ne preostaje ništa drugo nego da se okrenemo godini pred nama. Evo šta se može očekivati u 2009, najpre od epske a potom i od naučne fantastike:

Najpre, An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat  američkog pisca Glena Kuka, kod nas poznatog po romanima o Crnoj četi, od kojih sam jedan i ja preveo.  Reč je o reprintu njegovih ranijih dela, a sve pod trejdmarkom Nightshade Books. Kuk nije među mojim omiljenim piscima, ali voli da popriličan broj ljudi, tako da zaslužuje da se pomene.

Stiven ERikson planira novi roman, The Lees of Laughter's End, koji nas vraća njegovim suludim nekromantima iz “Mesečevih vrtova”. Nažalost, imam samo prvu knjigu iz nezavisnog serijala posvećenog njima. Verovatno ću sačekati da se pojavi i ova, pa da pročitam sve tri.

Lois Makmaster Bižo  najavila je novi nastavak u serijalu The Sharing Knife. Zapravo, trebalo bi da bude objavljen krajem ovog meseca. Mada imam prethodne tri knjige, nešto mi nije dalo da ih pročitam. Uglavnom problemi sa zdravljem. Prava je šteta što Laguna ne objavljuje Curse of the Chalion, a ne daje ni drugima da ga objave.

Kim Harison priprema sedmi nastavak u Hollows ciklusu, a pod naslovom White  Witch, Black Curse. Laguna je najavila da će otpočeti ovaj ciklus.

Naslov kojem se ja možda najviše radujem jeste The Captal’s Tower, treća knjiga u serijalu Exiles, koji piše Melani Ron. Svima koji vole Roberta Džordana iskreno preporučujem prva dva dela u ovom serijalu.

Rejmond Fajst nam sprema Rides A Dread Legion, mada su njegovi poslednji romani o Midkemiji gotovo nečitljivi.

Džim Bučer ubrzo objavljuje 11. roman o Hariju Drezdenu, a do kraja godine bi trebalo da izađe i The First Lord’s Fury, poslednja knjiga serijala Codex Alera.

Džon Marko takođe ima novi roman i serijal: Starfinder

Kejt Eliot nastavlja Crossroads sa romanom Traitor’s Gate.
I, na kraju, na ovo obratite pažnju, drugi omnibus iz Godstalker Chronicles, koji sadrži Seeker’s Mask i To Ride a Rathorn. Ovo se ne sme propustiti, pošto su originalna izdanja njenih romana odavno out of print.
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Post by: Melkor on 11-01-2009, 18:59:32
Ja bih jos pomenuo:
 - A Dance with Dragons: Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin mada je to uvek pod znakom pitanja
 - The Judging Eye (Aspect-emperor) by R.Scott Bakker nisam jos procitao njegovu prvu trilogiju ali dosta je hvaljen
 - Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb standalone (za promenu) od majstorice
 - The City & the City by China Mieville ko ga voli taj ne pravi pitanje... ja na primer
 - The Cold Commands (Gollancz S.F.) by Richard Morgan drugi deo njegovog prvog fantasy-a,ako je sudeci po ostalim romanima a i kritikama ovo je jako dobro
Pasce mi mozda jos nesto na pamet, toliko za sada.
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Post by: Perin on 11-01-2009, 19:50:59
Takodje:

The Wise Man’s Fear, druga knjiga Kingkiller Chronicles-a, Patrick Rothfuss-a.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2009, 19:53:27
Quote from: "Melkor"
Ja bih jos pomenuo:
 - A Dance with Dragons: Book 5 of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin mada je to uvek pod znakom pitanja
 - The Judging Eye (Aspect-emperor) by R.Scott Bakker nisam jos procitao njegovu prvu trilogiju ali dosta je hvaljen
 - Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb standalone (za promenu) od majstorice
 - The City & the City by China Mieville ko ga voli taj ne pravi pitanje... ja na primer
 - The Cold Commands (Gollancz S.F.) by Richard Morgan drugi deo njegovog prvog fantasy-a,ako je sudeci po ostalim romanima a i kritikama ovo je jako dobro
Pasce mi mozda jos nesto na pamet, toliko za sada.


Naravno, naravno. Ovo je samo prvi deo najava. Pomenuću to i još neke stvari sutra u drugom delu, pa ću preći na sf.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2009, 19:56:22
Quote from: "Perin"
Takodje:

The Wise Man’s Fear, druga knjiga Kingkiller Chronicles-a, Patrick Rothfuss-a.


Rotfas je neizostavan, pošto je ušao u nominaciju za Nebulu. I Aberkrombi priprema novi roman, a tu je i novi Tolkin. Ali o svemu tome moraću da pišem malo kasnije. Naravno, ako još neko ima sveže vesti, više je nego dobrodošao da ih postavi ovde. Imam sve više posla, a sve manje zdravlja i živaca, pa mi je već problem da pratim sva dešavanja na polju.
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Post by: Perin on 11-01-2009, 20:16:36
E, jedno pitanje...Zasto nasi izdavaci preferiraju da prevode imena likova? Vidim da kod Hrvata to nije slucaj, i mislim da je puno bolje nego sto je ovde...em sto je onda to laksi posao za prevodioca, a i nekako manje zabune, dosta je blize originalu...uzmimo za primer prevod imena u Farseer trilogiji, Robin Hob. Bizicka je sasvim dobro obavila posao, ali je zato sa nslovom i prevodom imena meni zgadila citav serijal.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2009, 20:47:57
Zato što je reč o svetovima u kojima ta imena nešto znače, pa to značenje mora da se prenese i čitaocu. U načelu, jasno se vidi kada je piščeva namera da njegovi čitaoci znaju šta ime nekog lika znači, a kada ne. Na primer, Stonehand je očigledno Kamenšaka, dok je Rowan - Rovan - mada to ime izvorno znači "zaštitnik".
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Post by: Perin on 11-01-2009, 23:41:07
Sve to stoji, ali ja to gledam subjektivno - ja znam engleski, pa mi totalno svejedno da li ce prevest' imena ili ne. A kada ga prevedu lose, to je pravi dizaster. Recimo, dosta mi se svidelo kako je Ivana prevela prezime Naysayer iz Sword of Shadows sage - Kazejok. Veoma lepo i domisljato. Ali FitzChivalry Farseer kao Knezevic Plemeniti? I naziv dela assassin's apprentice kao krv kraljeva? Mislim halo? Zar nije to trebalo biti nesto kao: Ubojicin Segrt?
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2009, 23:45:17
Quote from: "Perin"
Sve to stoji, ali ja to gledam subjektivno - ja znam engleski, pa mi totalno svejedno da li ce prevest' imena ili ne. A kada ga prevedu lose, to je pravi dizaster. Recimo, dosta mi se svidelo kako je Ivana prevela prezime Naysayer iz Sword of Shadows sage - Kazejok. Veoma lepo i domisljato. Ali FitzChivalry Farseer kao Knezevic Plemeniti? I naziv dela assassin's apprentice kao krv kraljeva? Mislim halo? Zar nije to trebalo biti nesto kao: Ubojicin Segrt?


Znaš kako, nije svako da prevodi fantastiku, upravo zbog takve problematike. Mislim, još me prate priče o sipi, mada nikakve veze nemam sa prevodom Martinovih romana.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2009, 23:54:01
Quote from: "Melkor"
Ja bih jos pomenuo:
 - The Cold Commands (Gollancz S.F.) by Richard Morgan drugi deo njegovog prvog fantasy-a,ako je sudeci po ostalim romanima a i kritikama ovo je jako dobro


Ček, ček... pa prvi deo još nije izašao iz štampe, zar ne? Mislim, dosta sam toga propustio u poslednje vreme, ali to bih primetio.
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Post by: Melkor on 12-01-2009, 01:09:20
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0575077921/ref=nosim/authordatabase

ili za bogate ljubitelje

http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=morgan02&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=19
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-01-2009, 06:52:48
E, džebiga. Meni je američki Amazon reper, pošto knjige nabavljam iz Kanade. U SAD rilis dejt je 20. januar ove godine koje smo. A svejedno će mi knjiga stići tek u martu.
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Post by: Perin on 14-01-2009, 18:09:42
Upravo sam dobio Nekronomikon. Sta da kazem? V-R-E-D-I tih para. Znaci, platio sam ga 25 evra, i nisam zazalio ni sekunde. Apelujem na jos ovakvih izdanja. Covece, ovo vredi samo imati na polici da se pohvalis, ako neces vec da citas. Sad se bacam na citanje.  :!:  I da. Ko je iz Banjaluke i okoline, ostala su jos 3 primerka Nekronomikona u knjizari Biblioner, pa put pod noge i u knjizaru po knjigu ;)
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Post by: Melkor on 16-01-2009, 15:06:36
Ha, na ovo sam potpuno zaboravio:

ako neko ima para, ima geekovsku dusu i voli Stivna Kinga evo sanse da se pojavi u Stephen King Goes to the Movies

http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=king02&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=13
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-01-2009, 16:00:46
Subterranean Press imaju sjajna izdanja, ali preskupi su. Inače, meni je poštar jutros doneo paketić. Konačno mi je stigla Wastelands, koju sam pominjao pre neki dan. Jedva čekam da se iskobeljam iz posla (uz malo sreće, već večeras), pa da se bacim na čitanje.
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Post by: zakk on 16-01-2009, 20:09:03
Preskupo? HA!
Pogledaj šta http://www.millipedepress.com nudi!

Jesu to stvarno uber-kvalitetna izdanja, ali klepaju po ušima sam' tako.
Planiram da kupim ovo (http://www.millipedepress.com/centipede-press/the-shadow-of-the-torturer-gene-wolfe) kad se ubogatim. Skuplju, nek ide život. Ništa kao povez od kozje kože...
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Post by: Perin on 16-01-2009, 20:45:48
Sa srecom covece :D 1500 dolara? Hehehe...
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-01-2009, 20:46:11
Za te pare možeš da kupiš i kozu. Sa jedne strane, to je previše. Sa druge, dosta mi je mekih poveza, a nešto nisam zadovoljan ni tvrdim, bar u poslednje vreme. Sećate li se edicije Fantasy Masterworks? Mogla je da se kupi u Platou, ali po bezobraznim cenama. E, jedan moj drugar je u SAD kupio otprilike nešto tako - sto probranih dela epske fantastike, samo u povezu od crne kože sa mesinganim okovima i bez ikakvih ilustracija. Štampano samo stotinu kompleta. Da ne pričam koliko je platio. Ni ja mu nisam verovao, sve dok nisam naleteo na neke slične edicije na netu. Elem, to mi je dalo inspiraciju da sam odaberem svoju Masterworks kolekciju, platim da mi se odradi priprema na osnovu elektronskih izdanja, odštampam i ukoričim u kožni povez. To ne bi trebalo da košta više od petnaestak evra za 250 a4 stranica, a imaću svoj unikatni primerak - a još mogu i da mećem ilustracije, po ceni od pedesetak dinara komad, di ja oću! Ozbiljno, smučili su mi se pejperbekovi. Nameravam da ih sve zamenim tvrdim povezom, pa da sve to rasprodam.
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Post by: Perin on 16-01-2009, 22:10:41
Ima i toga...evo sad kada imam Nekronomikon u svojoj kolekciji, bas sija na polici u odnosu na druge knjige. Kamo srece da jos bude takvih, lepih, ilustrovanih izdanja dobrog tvrdog poveza.
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Post by: zakk on 17-01-2009, 00:42:02
Sad sam se baš namerio da napravim sebi tvrdokoričeno izdanje Knjige Novog Sunca :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-01-2009, 01:00:13
Tebi će ispasti još jeftinije, pošto ćeš sam raditi pripremu.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-01-2009, 02:40:45
Najava za 2009, deo drugi:

Dakle, u 2009. čeka nas svašta nešto lepo, ako je verovati najavama. Već smo spomenuli neke stvari - novog Martina (mada, to baš i nije pošteno. Martin je skoro objavio novi sf roman i novu zbirku priča, ali kod nas se to nije ni pomenulo, pošto nije reč o nastavku "Pesme leda i vatre") i Ričarda Morgana, ali i Rotfasa, pa i Mjevila. Evo onih koje smo propustili:

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch je treći naslov od planiranih sedam. Iskreno se nadam da će se Linč popraviti, pošto mi je drugi nastavak serijala iskreno rečeno bio jako dosadan. O Linčovom pisanju detaljnije sam govorio na svom blogu, pa neću da se ponavljam. Dovoljno je reći da ne bih davao pare za njegove knjige. Jedini razlog što mi zauzimaju dragoceni prostor na policama jeste jednostavna činjenica da ih dobijam džabe. Doduše, ilustracije za korice jako su lepe.

The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett. Prvi deo dobio sam od Odiseje, pošto Bret i Senderson imaju istog agenta, ali nije mi se nešto dojmio početak, pa nisam ni pročitao knjigu. U to vreme lomio sam glavu oko terminologije u "Poslednjem Carstvu". Može biti da sam pogrešio, pošto je roman nahvaljen u vražju mater. Staviću ga na uži spisak za čitanje tokom januara.

Fall of Thanes (The Godless World) by Brian Ruckley. Još jedna trilogija koju sam počeo, ali nisam nastavio - iz neznanih razloga. Trebalo bi da liči na Martina, ali to je u poslednje vreme jako čest epitet. Ovde je reč o poslednjem nastavku.

Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie. Aberkrombija sam već pominjao po dobru na ovoj temi. Ovo ću da čitam samo ako dobijem besplatno. Liči mi na pokušaj fentezija inspirisanog južnoevropskim motivima i političkim intrigama, što obično ispadne glupavo.

Songs of the Dying Earth (Hardcover) by Martin (Author), George R. R. (Author), Dozois (Author), Gardner (Author), Tom Kidd (Illustrator). Ko ovo ne pročita da se pospe katranom i perjem i da mu se članska karta spali na Terazijama, a ako nema člansku kartu - da se skerletnim slovima pribeleži da je nikad ne dobije! Evo i zašto:

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Today, in order to honor the magnificent career of Jack Vance, one unparalleled in achievement and impact, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN and GARDNER DOZOIS, with the full cooperation of Jack Vance, his family, and his agents, suggest a Jack Vance tribute anthology called Songs of the Dying Earth, to encourage the best of today's fantasy writers to return to the unique and evocative milieu of The Dying Earth, from which they and so many others have drawn so much inspiration, to create their own brand-new adventures in the world of Jack Vance s greatest novel.

Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own. To say that other fantasy writers are excited by this prospect is a gross understatement; one has told us that he'd crawl through broken glass for the chance to write for the anthology, another that he'd gladly give up his right arm for the privilege that's the kind of regard in which Jack Vance and The Dying Earth are held by generations of his peers.


Samo zbog ove knjige vadim Vensa sa dna kutije. Reč je o jednom od najznačajnijih pisaca sf&f-a u istoriji žanrova.

Ostatak u trećem delu...
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2009, 21:04:48
U narednih sedam meseci, ili tako nešto, imaćete prilike da u prevodu moje malenkosti, a u izdanju IPS-a, čitate: Storm Front i Fool Moon Džima Bučera, The Briar King i The Charnel Prince Grega Kiza, The Lost Legion i Ruled Britania Harija Tartldava, dva romana Šuzakoa Endoa (još se ne zna baš tačno koja dva), a najverovatnije će uleteti još nešto. Dakle, svi ljubitileji alternativne istorije mogu da očekuju još dva romana.
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Post by: Perin on 22-01-2009, 21:57:21
Yey! Hoce li biti u narednih 7 meseci izdata oba romana Dzima Bucera? I Oba od Kiza?  :!:
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2009, 22:42:01
Ako sve bude kako treba, prvi Bučer do kraja februara, pa Kiz u martu i tako svi naredni romani, sa razlikom od po mesec dana, ili tako nešto. Dosta toga zavisi i od toga kako će ići moje preseljenje. Ako mi se tu nešto iskomplikuje, sigurno neću moći da održavam taj ritam. Takođe zavisi i od Bobana, pošto poslovi za njega meni uvek imaju prvenstvo, pa ću sasvim sigurno najpre njemu prevoditi kad mi nešto bude dao, ako mu budem potreban, naravno.
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Post by: marlowe on 22-01-2009, 23:05:48
Nekada su stari bibliofili imali sve knjige u istim, najcesce koznim, koricama. Na tim koricama bio bi neki simbol, znak, sara, koja bi bila karakteristicna za vlasnikovu biblioteku. Nevezano za ekslibris.
Zamislite sve vase knjige koje posedujete, na svim jezicima i iz svih perioda, u svim razlicitim formatima i obimu, ukoricene u ustobojne kozne poveze gde se samo zlatotisak na rikni razlikuje.
Ima li to smisla?
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2009, 23:34:55
I te kakvog. Nameravam da napravim svoju ediciju, tako što ću štampati svoje omiljene knjige i koričiti u identične poveze. Baš tražim štampariju koja može da povezuje u "kožu". Muka mi je od pejperbekova.
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Post by: Perin on 22-01-2009, 23:44:55
E jesmo brate freakovi...tako i ja sa svojim knjigama - volim da mi sve bude po P.S-u. A sto se tice Bucera, jel' ti to 'oces da kazes da ce IPS objaviti prvu knjigu u februaru ili ti samo zavrsavas prevod? Znam da knjige nisu obimne, tako da prevod nece tesko ici.
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-01-2009, 00:10:34
Ne, mislim da će "Olujni talas" biti objavljen već u februaru. Upravo ga završavam i zbog toga neću moći na Beokon. Inače, na blogu sam postavio prikaze "Akacije" Dejvida Darhema i "Pacova" Dejmsa Herberta.
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Post by: Perin on 23-01-2009, 01:33:03
Najs. Znaci moram i to narucit'. Ovaj mesec sam dao na knjige 200km ili 100evra, sto mozda nije puno, ali kad se uzme u obzir da mi je tolika plata...jes' da sam dobio 50 evra vise, ali opet sam potrosio love :D Sad i u februaru moram...ccc :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-01-2009, 03:23:28
Nadam se da ne živiš u stanu, kao ja. Inače ćeš ubrzo ostati bez prostora, kao što se meni desilo. Kupio sam plac za voćnjak i vikendicu samo da bih imao gde knjige da strpam. Naravno, tek valja da je podignem, a do tada će mnogo vode proteći...
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Post by: Perin on 23-01-2009, 10:33:50
Nah, zivim u kuci. Najgore sto mi se buraz blizanac ozenio, pa sam morao da letim sa sprata...sad sam u prizemlju sa starcima, o oni me izludise. Moram da krijumcarim knjige u sobu, jer mi stara uvek s*re kad kupim puno knjiga :roll: A sto se tice prostora - meni su vec sve police pune, tako da sad knjige stavljam izmedju regala na pod :D
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-01-2009, 12:39:11
Spremaj pare i zidaj sprat za sebe!
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-01-2009, 02:50:28
Najava za 2009, deo treći:

Kraj odokativnih najava za 2009. Evo šta smo propustili:

Gears of the City by Felix Gilman. Ovo je već objavljeno. Reč je o nastavku Thunderer-a, koji imam, ali ne stižem da pročitam. Kada konačno stignem, verovatno ću naširoko i nadugačko na blogu o tome. Trenutno sam zauzet pisanjem o poreklu vampira. Thunderer je jako hvaljen roman, mada... Moram zapravo priznati da sam nekoliko puta pokušavao da ga čitam i nisam odmakao dalje od prvih nekoliko stranica. Naravno, to ne mora ništa da znači, pošto sam neke naslove počinjao doslovce na silu, pa su mi postali miljenici.

Traitor to the Crown The Patriot Witch by C.C. Finlay. Ovo bi trebalo da je alternativna istorija pomešana sa magijom, verovatno po uzoru na romane Naomi Novik. Videćemo kada se pojavi o čemu je reč. Meni je delovalo dovoljno zanimljivo da unapred naručim.

Midwinter by Matthew Sturges. Meho bi trebalo da kaže koju o ovom gospodinu. Znam da je scenarista stripova, ali ne znam šta je tačno radio. Kolege gikovi po belom svetu lude su za njim.

Blood of Ambrose by James Enge. Još jedan novi pisac. Čini mi se da ovaj roman prati liniju koju je Robin Hob povukla sa Farsijerima. Evo šta Amazon kaže:





 
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Behind the King's life stands the menacing Protector, and beyond him lies the Protector's Shadow...

Centuries after the death of Uthar the Great, the throne of the Ontilian Empire lies vacant. The late Emperor's brother-in-law and murderer, Lord Urdhven, appoints himself Protector to his nephew, young King Lathmar VII and sets out to kill anyone who stands between himself and mastery of the Empire, including (if he can manage it) the King himself and his ancient but still formidable ancestress, Ambrosia Viviana.

When Ambrosia is accused of witchcraft and put to trial by combat, she is forced to play her trump card and call on her brother, Morlock Ambrosius--stateless person, master of all magical makers, deadly swordsman, and hopeless drunk.

As ministers of the king, they carry on the battle, magical and mundane, against the Protector and his shadowy patron. But all their struggles will be wasted unless the young king finds the strength to rule in his own right and his own name.


Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) by Ken Scholes. Roman koji mi je preporučen kao sf zamaskiran u fentezi. Opet novi pisac.

Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton. Dovraga, čovek je godinu dana mlađi od mene, a već ima čudovište od romana. Da se ne bih osećao kao propalitet (dobro, tešim se time da imam četrdesetak objavljenih prevoda) pročitaću ga čim bude objavljen u Americi. U Velikoj Britaniji primljen je jako dobro.

Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund. Roman koji deluje nesvakidašnje, pa samim tim zanimljivo.

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Nothing interesting ever happened to fifteen-year-old orphans Eliot and Fiona while they’ve lived in the strict, oppressive household of their grandmother. A chance visit, however, reveals that there is much more to the twins. They are the offspring of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness.

Now, to settle the epic custody battle between these two families, the fallen angels create three diabolical temptations, and the gods fashion three heroic trials to test Eliot and Fiona. More than ever they need to stick together to survive and to learn how to use their budding supernatural abilities . . . for family allegiances are ever-shifting in the ancient, secret world they have entered.


Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox. Ovim završavam spisak onoga što valja iščekivati u prvoj polovini ove godine. Naravno, treba imati na umu da se stvari menjaju - naročito kada je reč o Martinovim rokovima.[/code]
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-01-2009, 09:51:56
Juče me je mučila glavobolja, pa sam počeo da čitam The Steel Remains, Ričarda Morgana. Razočarao sam se, pa sve upozoravam da ne bacaju pare. Morganove sf romane jako volim, ali je omanuo kao pisac fentezija. Digao sam ruke nakon stotinak stranica. Priča koja nikuda ne vodi, likovi prema kojima čitalac ništa ne oseća - sem možda blage antipatije - i patina nepotrebne devijantnosti veoma otežavaju čitanje. Sve u svemu, nisam zadovoljan. Što se mene tiče, prvi ćorak ove godine, a ubeđen sam da će ih biti još.
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Post by: Hobit on 27-01-2009, 11:03:59
Quote from: "nightflier"
Nadam se da ne živiš u stanu, kao ja. Inače ćeš ubrzo ostati bez prostora, kao što se meni desilo. Kupio sam plac za voćnjak i vikendicu samo da bih imao gde knjige da strpam. Naravno, tek valja da je podignem, a do tada će mnogo vode proteći...


Biću slobodan, preporučiću ti jedan naslov, Stewart Home, "69 stvari koje treba učiniti sa mrtvom princezom", u izdanju V.B.Z. Zagreb. Imaš je u knjižari Akademija, u Knezu
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-01-2009, 13:40:12
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Quote from: "nightflier"
Nadam se da ne živiš u stanu, kao ja. Inače ćeš ubrzo ostati bez prostora, kao što se meni desilo. Kupio sam plac za voćnjak i vikendicu samo da bih imao gde knjige da strpam. Naravno, tek valja da je podignem, a do tada će mnogo vode proteći...


Biću slobodan, preporučiću ti jedan naslov, Stewart Home, "69 stvari koje treba učiniti sa mrtvom princezom", u izdanju V.B.Z. Zagreb. Imaš je u knjižari Akademija, u Knezu


Imam mali problem sa čitanjem na hrvatskom. Izbegavam, pošto mi utiče na jezik. Pokušaću da nabavim na engleskom, pa ako mi ne pođe za rukom - kupiću to izdanje. Zapravo, možda ga kupim verenici za dan zaljubljenih. Zvuči mi kao prikladan poklon. Znaš li koliko košta, odokativno?
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Post by: Hobit on 27-01-2009, 15:04:17
Košta 990 dinara, ali.... ne, ne, ne...nikako nije prikladan poklon verenici, i to za dan zaljubljenih. Nikako, veruj mi...
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-01-2009, 19:52:15
Preskupo je to. Doduše, Hrvati uvek preteruju sa cenama, pošto mu to kod njih dođe deset kuna, zar ne? Evo šta Amazon kaže, mada su ocene čitalaca jako loše:

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British experimental novelist and cultural critic Home (Cunt) makes his American debut with his trademark fusion of highbrow theory and pulp pornography. Narrator Anna Noon is a randy 20-year-old living in Aberdeen, Scotland, having an affair with a mysterious older man named Alan, as well as the occasional threesome and foursome. Alan is obsessed with a cult book called 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess, whose author claims that he was hired to secretly dispose of Princess Di's body by dragging it around Aberdeen's ancient stone circles until it decomposed. Alan tries to test the author's story by dragging a carefully weighted ventriloquist's dummy around the stone circles. In between these experiments and orgies, Alan and Anna discuss postmodern literature. Alan offers a running commentary on novelists and theorists like Kathy Acker, Francis Fukuyama and Donna Haraway, tracing the evolution of experimental writing in the postwar era and weighing in with his own critiques ("Alan didn't like [Paul] Johnson's Intellectuals.... Rather than developing an argument, Johnson simply reiterated his irrational prejudice against critical thinking in a series of poorly schematised chapters"). The contrast between these erudite lectures and the sex scenes, which Home writes in the coarse argot of porn novels-complete with dozens of colorful synonyms for the relevant anatomy-is amusing, though the joke wears thin after a while. There are bursts of vivid descriptive prose, as well as moments of demented humor (including the ventriloquist dummy's hilarious turn as narrator). Both the sex scenes and the arch commentary are occasionally tedious, but fans of Acker or Robert Coover may enjoy the metafictional conceit.
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Post by: Perin on 28-01-2009, 00:44:25
Nego ljudovi, znate sta mi treba - 'ste culi za Curt Benjamina? Vec neko vreme trazim njegovu knjigu u ebook formatu, svugde po netu, ali je nema. Procitao sam prve 2 knjige iz njegove Seven Brothers trilogije, i treba mi poslednja da zavrsim. Mislim da se zove Gates of Heaven, pa ako neko zna gde ima naci, bio bi za'valan ako i mi rekao gde ili mi je poslao ako ima.
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Post by: Hobit on 28-01-2009, 08:34:20
Quote from: "nightflier"
Preskupo je to. Doduše, Hrvati uvek preteruju sa cenama, pošto mu to kod njih dođe deset kuna, zar ne? Evo šta Amazon kaže, mada su ocene čitalaca jako loše:

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From Publishers Weekly
British experimental novelist and cultural critic Home (Cunt) makes his American debut with his trademark fusion of highbrow theory and pulp pornography. Narrator Anna Noon is a randy 20-year-old living in Aberdeen, Scotland, having an affair with a mysterious older man named Alan, as well as the occasional threesome and foursome. Alan is obsessed with a cult book called 69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess, whose author claims that he was hired to secretly dispose of Princess Di's body by dragging it around Aberdeen's ancient stone circles until it decomposed. Alan tries to test the author's story by dragging a carefully weighted ventriloquist's dummy around the stone circles. In between these experiments and orgies, Alan and Anna discuss postmodern literature. Alan offers a running commentary on novelists and theorists like Kathy Acker, Francis Fukuyama and Donna Haraway, tracing the evolution of experimental writing in the postwar era and weighing in with his own critiques ("Alan didn't like [Paul] Johnson's Intellectuals.... Rather than developing an argument, Johnson simply reiterated his irrational prejudice against critical thinking in a series of poorly schematised chapters"). The contrast between these erudite lectures and the sex scenes, which Home writes in the coarse argot of porn novels-complete with dozens of colorful synonyms for the relevant anatomy-is amusing, though the joke wears thin after a while. There are bursts of vivid descriptive prose, as well as moments of demented humor (including the ventriloquist dummy's hilarious turn as narrator). Both the sex scenes and the arch commentary are occasionally tedious, but fans of Acker or Robert Coover may enjoy the metafictional conceit.



Da. Pročitao sam knjigu, blesava je skroz. Ali, nije prigodan poklon verenici za dan zaljubljenih.
I, jeste skupa, pri tom, štampa je grozna, skoro da je to novinski papir
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Post by: Usul on 28-01-2009, 09:45:09
Quote from: "Perin"
Nego ljudovi, znate sta mi treba - 'ste culi za Curt Benjamina? Vec neko vreme trazim njegovu knjigu u ebook formatu, svugde po netu, ali je nema. Procitao sam prve 2 knjige iz njegove Seven Brothers trilogije, i treba mi poslednja da zavrsim. Mislim da se zove Gates of Heaven, pa ako neko zna gde ima naci, bio bi za'valan ako i mi rekao gde ili mi je poslao ako ima.


Imas na undernet-u tu knjigu.

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Post by: Perin on 28-01-2009, 12:05:14
Heheh, znam za taj kanal. Odatle sam skin'o prva 2 dela, ali 3 nema.
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Post by: Usul on 28-01-2009, 20:52:24
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Heheh, znam za taj kanal. Odatle sam skin'o prva 2 dela, ali 3 nema.


Ja skinuo odatle 3 deo danas.

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Post by: Perin on 28-01-2009, 21:02:44
Tnx mate. Stalno sam proverav'o, ali nisam u poslednjih 10-15 dana mbio na mircu. Sad moram procitati ponovo i prva 2. jer sam skoro pozaboravio o cemu se radi :D

EDIT: Znao sam da nesto ne valja. Ono j 2 dio, samo je pisalo da je treci. Otvori fajl, i pogledaj naslov :D
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-01-2009, 02:09:41
Trebalo bi da tokom ove godine dobijemo novi nastavak kultnog serijala "Kensirat", američke spisateljice Pet Hodžel. Peti roman u nizu objaviće Baen Books, izdavačka kuća poznata najviše po sf neopalpu, ali i alternativnoj istoriji. Hodželova, inače, piše jako zamršenu mračnu fantastiku, ali polazi joj za rukom da svaki roman bude originalan i da prati neke nove teme. Tako je prvi, God Stalk, objavljen 1982. godine, ako se ne varam, napisan kao urbana pustolovina, koja i dan-danas zasenjuje pokušaje pisaca kao što su Skot Linč da napišu sličan roman o lopovima u fantazijskom okruženju. Jedini autor mlađe generacije koji se tome približio neosporno je Brendon Senderson, čija Vin ima i te kakve sličnosti sa Hodželkinom Džejmi, ali to je već neka druga priča...
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Post by: Melkor on 11-02-2009, 18:47:36
The Heritage
(2008)
A novel by
Will Ashon

(http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n50/n253264.jpg)

 

When fifteen-year-old Tilly is wrongly sent to a Young Offenders Institute - a far cry from her safe, suburban upbringing - she's desperately bored and unhappy until she meets Sadie. Now released and living in Sadie's bedsit, the pair soon throw themselves into a contented life of petty criminality. But when sinister landlady and social worker Lynda comes to take DNA swabs - purportedly for a scientific investigation into the genetic roots of criminal behavior - their teenage idyll is shattered. For a joke, Tilly swaps the two girls' samples, setting into motion a gripping story of mistaken identity and corporate malice. With its depiction of shoplifting techniques, shadowy revolutionaries, alcopops, sperm banks, genetics, adolescense and a lot of smoking, "The Heritage" is both funny and sad, grittily real yet exuberantly imagined, utterly strange and yet strangely moving.


http://www.sendspace.com/file/zj83pq
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Post by: Perin on 12-02-2009, 20:41:57
IPS je izdao prvu zbirku pripovedaka o Geraltu od Rivije, takozvanom i siroj publici poznatom Witcheru. Ko je igrao igru, zna o cemu je rec. Pisac je Andrej Sepkovski, a knjige mozete naci u Mamutu i Platou, dok sam ih ja narucio u Banjaluci u Kulturi. Stizu, navodno, za 10-15 dana.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-02-2009, 20:44:58
Pre nekoliko dana predao sam IPS-u prevod prvog romana Dzima Bucera u serijalu o Hariju Drezdenu, a pod naslovom "Olujni talas". Za dve nedelje predajem i "Kralja trnja" Grega Kiza. Do kraja marta zavrsavam "Noc mesecara", drugi roman o Drezdenu, a potom "Izgubljenu legiju" Harija Tartldava. "Legija" je vec prevedena, tako da tu nece biti previse posla. Inace, IPS je kupio i "Ruled Britania", Tartldavljevu alt. istoriju u kojoj je armada osvojila Englesku. Takodje ja prevodim. Za jedno dva meseca bice gotov Konan, a IPS je kupio i serijal "True Blood" Sarlejn Haris. Ima jos nekih novih naslova u igri, ali to je jos poslovna tajna.
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Post by: Perin on 12-02-2009, 20:54:48
Yey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kiz i Bucer!  :D  :D  :D  :!:  :!:  :!:
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-02-2009, 21:24:58
Biće toga koliko hoćeš. Pred sajam će verovatno i drugi Kiz, a ne bi me čudilo da do kraja godine stigne i treći Bučer.
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Post by: Perin on 12-02-2009, 21:29:23
Ove godine sam cvrsto odlucio da idem u BG na sajam. Cim se vrnem sa ekskurzije, stedim lovu i dolazim. Jest' da cu propustit' par nekih koncerata, ali Boze moj, nesto se mora zrtvovati. Samo mi frka, kako da prenesem bruku knjiga preko grane, posto se kontam bas istrosit' na sajmu.
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-02-2009, 20:42:31
Izdavačka kuća Del Rey pridružila se trendu besplatne ponude elektronskih izdanja novih romana manje poznatih pisaca, ili starih romana već etabliranih autora. Posetom stranici http://www.ccfinlay.com možete doći do pdfa romana The Patriot Witch, prvog u trilogiji Traitor to the Crown. Ovaj roman već sam pominjao, pa neću ponovo da tupim.
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-02-2009, 23:53:05
Bdv, na mom blogu kratak osvrt na Bobanov "Crni cvet". Prikaz bi tek trebalo da napišem. Ko svrne na blog, videće zašto.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2009, 01:03:41
Ljubitelji Džima Bučera i Sajmona Grina (koji bi bio sjajan dodatak Goranovoj izdavačkoj kući, odmah uz Njumena) trebalo bi da obrate pažnju na pisca po imenu Thomas E. Sniegoski. Evo šta Amazon kaže za njegov novi roman:

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Tightly focused and deftly handled, this adult debut from YA and comic book author Sniegoski (The Fallen) covers familiar ground in entertaining new ways. The angel Remiel wanders the Earth in human form as private investigator Remy Chandler, experiencing the mortal life while indulging his fondness for the trappings of noir. When the Angel of Death vanishes, Heaven hires Chandler to find him as well as a missing set of scrolls that could bring about the apocalypse. Sniegoski's choice to frame this high concept with a straight noir detective tale grounds the world for the reader and highlights the mystical elements. Chandler's dog, Marlowe, written with a humorous but heartfelt voice, shows off Chandler's ability to talk to animals and provides some charming comic relief. Fans of urban fantasy and classic detective stories will enjoy this smart and playful story.
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Post by: Perin on 19-02-2009, 01:15:47
Ovo se definitivno mora procitati. Skidam odma'.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2009, 12:04:22
Zavidim ti na slobonom vremenu. Meni je poštar upravo doneo "Poslednju želju" i "Duvača stakla iz Murana", a ja nemam predstave kada ću stiči da to pročitam.
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Post by: Perin on 19-02-2009, 13:33:21
Ah, druze moj; nemam ja bash toliko slobodnog vremena. Ali to nadoknadjujem time sto vec jedno 7 godina ne lezem pre 3 sata ujutro...bez obzira kada ustajao sutradan. Moj bioloski sat je takav da mi je dovoljno svega 5 sati sna i da se osecam naspavanim...tako da sve knjige koje citam, citam navece ;) U svakom slucaju ti javim kakv je roman kada ga procitam ;)
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2009, 15:00:49
Nov SF u 2009.
Ostao sam dužan da se pozabavim sf romanima u ovoj godini. Pa da počnemo:

Walter Jon Williams ima stand-alone roman, a pod naslovom This Is Not a Game. Vilijams je pisac na čije romane uvek posebno obraćam pažnju, ponajviše stoga što je član spisateljske grupe Critical Maas, debeo i bradat. Ova poslednja dva elementa ključna su za nastanak dobrog pisca sffa. Horor pišu žgoljavi. Vilijams se, inače, oprobao u kiberpanku, spejs-operi, alternativnoj istoriji i koječemu sličnom, a po stilu je blizak Makdonaldu i Sterlingu.

The Immortality Factor bz Ben Bova. Stari autor sa kojim smo se družili u POLARISU. Ja ga nisam nešto preterano voleo, ali ima poklonika u Srbiji.

WWW: Wake Roberta Sojera. Mada je Kanađanin, ne volem ga, ali ljubitelji sfa tvrdog kova kuju ga u zvezde, so...

Peter F. Hamilton ima novi roman u ciklusu Void, pod naslovom The Temporal Void.

Novi Company roman Kejdž Bejker, The Empress of Mars, nastavlja njenu alternativnu istoriju.

House of Suns Alistera Rejnoldsa stigao mi je pre neki dan. Tvrdi sf po uzoru na sedamdesete godine trebalo bi da bude jako dobro primljen kod naših čitalaca.
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-02-2009, 18:58:36
Vidim da je Laguna objavila novu knjigu u Goranovom prevodu, ali ne zna se je li reč o vesternu, krimiću ili fantastici. Možda bi Goran mogao da kaže nešto više o tome...
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Post by: Eriops on 21-02-2009, 09:56:16
Inace, od 27. februara do 7. marta, u Novom Sadu, u Spensu,
trajace veliki prolecni sajam knjiga. Planiraju ucesce oko 70 izdavaca. Ulaz je kao i ranije, besplatan. Videcemo kako ce biti.
Nadam se da ce biti vise domace fantastike nego ranije, i da cu uspeti pronaci neka izdanja kojih nema u knjizarama.
Nadam se i ucescu Paladina ?

Bio sam skoro na sajtu Lagune, i ne vidjoh nista specijalno novo . Osim sto su poskupili cene knjiga. A kvalitet rada je i dalje verovatno isti. Ja mislim da je proslo skoro godinu dana od objavljivanja Prestola od zmajokosti, Teda Wiliamsa, a nastavka jos uvek nema. Od osmog nastavka Roberta DZordana ni traga ni glasa. Pretpostavljam da ce se nastaviti sa praksom delenja iole vece knjige, u dva dela. Kad Martin izda svoj dugoocekivani nastavak, ako to bude kakva knjizurina od 900 strana, ima da je podele u tri dela  :x . Priznajem im uspeh sa Martinom, DZordanom i jos nekim autorima, recimo Marijom Semjonovom, ali u nekim stvarima me jako nerviraju.
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Post by: Goran Skrobonja on 21-02-2009, 12:07:19
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Vidim da je Laguna objavila novu knjigu u Goranovom prevodu, ali ne zna se je li reč o vesternu, krimiću ili fantastici. Možda bi Goran mogao da kaže nešto više o tome...


Pogledaj: http://www.znaksagite.com/diskusije/viewtopic.php?t=6026
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Post by: Morgana on 23-02-2009, 14:24:17
Izašlo!

   www.laguna.co.yu/index.php?m=naslov&id=989
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 23-02-2009, 16:13:37
Evo malo srpskog uticaja na svetsku SF scenu:

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THE CARYATIDS
2009
Review © 2008 by Thomas M. Wagner.
 
After close to a five year gap, cyberpunk godfather Bruce Sterling emerges from his cryotube with another near-future fiction offering. It's an ecodisaster satire, if you can imagine such a thing, with a ruthless and jaundiced sense of humor that burns like acid rain. Reminiscent of the work of Ballard in his heyday, as well as such classic exercises in trenchant social surrealism as John Brunner's The Jagged Orbit, The Caryatids is one of those books that doesn't so much tickle your funnybone as take a dentist's drill to it. Which means half of you are likely to love it while the other half will find it impossibly off-putting. I'm guessing Bruce wouldn't have it any other way.

In Greek architecture, caryatids are statues of women that serve as columns holding up buildings. Sterling's caryatids are, likewise, a group of women whose heads are burdened with the weight of propping up not a collapsing building, but a collapsing world. The Mihajlovic sisters are the four surviving clones of an illegal biopiracy lab, their "mother" a war criminal. Now, in 2065, they're spread around the globe, but far from apart. Vera, the altruist, works among the toxin miners restoring the Mediterranean island of Mljet to some semblance of its natural state. She's on the side of the Acquis, one of the two ideological superpowers that run (so to speak) most of the shattered post-national Earth.

The other one is the Dispensation, which isn't interested in anything that can't be commodified and monetized and which, not surprisingly, is based in Los Angeles. It's not exactly a satirical stretch to lampoon the shallowness and mendacity of Hollywood culture. But Sterling manages to mine some laughs out of a world that revels in its own superficiality and need to stage-manage literally everything, including the looming end of the world. Vera's sister Radmila is one of LA's most powerful celebrities, married into the Montgomery-Montalban clan, whose name alone Sterling must have truly enjoyed creating. In the world of the Montgomery-Montalbans — the Family, as they call themselves — everything comes down to performance. While the Acquis strive to restore Mljet through hard labor, Vera's brother-in-law John Montgomery turns up one day with a set of glasses that just project a fully restored island over the ruins of the old, and a plan to market the place as a tourist destination.

Sonja is the third sister, working deep in the Gobi Desert. Contrarian as ever, China is one of the very last remaining nation-states around, and its focus is on the development of Mars. If the Earth is falling apart, then why not just move? Sonja has her hands full keeping terrorists away from the experimental Martian biosphere project in the desert, and it's here she'll learn something about herself and her sisters, and the extent of the cloning projects that created her. The fourth sister, Biserka, is the one Sterling does not use as a viewpoint character, because she's virtually mad, and defined not by her own points of view but by how her sisters and others respond to her.

Sterling's caryatids personify the bickering, often petty natures of people at large, particularly our tendency to indulge in the worst of our pettiness precisely when we need to pull together to solve a problem. Sterling's a writer who's always been fascinated by the way people make factions. Today, environmental concerns have led to precisely this sort of divisiveness, with global warming deniers on one side, off-the-grid doomsayers on the other, and the vast fence-sitting middle who have figured out how to turn the word "green" into a hip marketing slogan. The Mihajlovic sisters are ultimately faced with the same moment of truth that we'll be confronted by: do we set our squabbles aside and do what we must to survive as a species, or do we just keep slouching towards armageddon? In Sterling's novel, there's no time left. Massive solar storms are shredding the skies and much of the world has been reduced to dust. But we have a little more time. Will we use it well and wisely? It's an effective message primarily because Sterling is no message-monger. He lets his stories and characters do the talking, and when the result is a book like this one — the prickly, funny, mordant and inspired work of a writer whose edge is still fine more than 25 years into his career — it's worth your time to listen. As cautionary tales go, The Caryatids isn't so much a wake-up call as a whoopee cushion.
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Post by: mac on 23-02-2009, 16:42:03
Milošević: idealističko oportunistički nacionalista i ludak. Blizu je. Trebalo bi da širimo ovo jevanđelje.

Da nije možda Brus došao na ideju videvši spomenik na Avali?
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-02-2009, 17:10:38
I Širli ima novi roman, koji je počeo zajedno sa Gibsonom. Inače, viđao sam najave za "Karijatide", ali nisam se nešto posebno zanimao. Izgleda da je trebalo. Svaka čast, Mićo. Meni bi to potpuno promaklo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-02-2009, 14:15:07
Objavljen je novi roman Kim Harison, koja je po svemu sudeći nasledila Lorel Hamilton. Zove se White Witch, Black Curse.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-02-2009, 15:31:37
IPS objavio jako zanimljiv naslov: "Zlikovci - Petparačke priče". Reč je o zbirci koju je priredio Oto Pencler, sa predgovorom Harlana Elisona.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-02-2009, 20:27:25
Elen Datlou se i dalje bavi uredničkim poslom. Njena najnovija antologija nosi naslov "Po".

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One of the field’s most respected editors celebrates the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth with an original anthology of 19 dark fantasy, horror, and suspense stories inspired by Poe and written by an impressive roster of authors including Kim Newman, Melanie Tem, Pat Cadigan, and Lucius Shepard. ‘‘There are no cheap knock-offs or ersatz sequels among these 19 fine stories.’’
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Post by: Ghoul on 25-02-2009, 20:55:29
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Elen Datlou se i dalje bavi uredničkim poslom. Njena najnovija antologija nosi naslov "Po".

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One of the field’s most respected editors celebrates the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth with an original anthology of 19 dark fantasy, horror, and suspense stories inspired by Poe and written by an impressive roster of authors including Kim Newman, Melanie Tem, Pat Cadigan, and Lucius Shepard. ‘‘There are no cheap knock-offs or ersatz sequels among these 19 fine stories.’’


javi ako ti ovo padne u šake, baš bi me zanimalo kakvo je ZAISTA.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-02-2009, 21:26:59
Pomislio sam na tebe kad sam video vest. Knjiga je tek objavljena, tako da ne znam kada ću je nabaviti.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-02-2009, 13:39:01
Pročitao sam White Witch, Black Curse, i moram reći da sam razočaran, baš kao sa Bone Crossed Patriše Brigz. U žanru urbane fantastike očigledno vlada neka suša ideja, mada sve više pisaca sf-a i klasične epske fantastike prelazi u ovaj podžanr, u potrazi za komercijalnim uspehom. Međutim, čak i izuzetno nadareni pisci, kao što je Denijel Abraham iz kreativne grupe Critical Maas, u poslednje vreme grcaju pod teretom klišea.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-02-2009, 14:01:28
The Necromancer by Kevin Dun

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: The witch-hunts begin. Neighbors are turning on one another. A smallpox epidemic has broken out. People are dying. One man is responsible, a warlock of great power-The Necromancer-and he has just seduced one of Salem's purest women into a perdition that will haunt her the rest of her life. Using actual historical events as the backdrop for the fictional story of Reverend Ambrose Blayne and Susanna Harrington, it is a novel of passion, horror, love, and the cruelty which man is capable of. It is a deeply disturbing, often graphic depiction of those brutal and uncertain times. The novel, while primarily set in Salem, sprawls across Europe from witches being burned at the stake in Scotland to spiritual awakenings in the Roman Amphitheater and depraved Witches' Sabbats in the Harz Mountains of Germany. The series of events culminates in the warlock's summoning of a Lovecraftian demon which threatens to unknit the fabric of the world and an ending that will chill the reader's blood.

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Post by: Nightflier on 28-02-2009, 08:55:45
Javlja mi se da će High Duke uskoro dobiti ponudu da uradi jedan prevod za Alnari. Naime, Trudi Kanavan je objavila prikvel svoje jako popularne trilogije "Crni čarobnjak", krajnje originalnog naslova - The Magician's Apprentice.

 
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Set hundreds of years before the events of The Magicians' Guild, THE MAGICIAN'S APPRENTICE is the new novel set in the world of Trudi Canavan's Black Magician Trilogy.

In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Her mother would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn.

When the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage get violent, Tessia unconsciously taps unknown reserves of magic to defend herself. Lord Dakon, the local magician, takes Tessia under his wing as an apprentice.

The long hours of study and self-discipline also offer more opportunities than she had ever hoped for, and an exciting new world opens up to her. There are fine clothes and servants - and, to Tessia's delight - regular trips to the great city of Imardin.

But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. For great danger looms on the horizon for Tessia and her world.
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-03-2009, 18:29:17
Sreo sam skoro jednog prijatelja, koji me je pitao kada će Laguna da objavi narednog Džordana, i da li ima izgleda da sa time malo ubrzaju. Sav razočaran mojim odgovorom da više ne radim za tog izdavača, pitao me je šta bi mogao da pročita, a da liči na Džordana. Odgovor se svodi na dve spisateljice, koje su nezasluženo neprimećene od strane naših fanova: Mišel Vest i Kejt Eliot. Obe imaju nove knjige, pa stoga imam opravdanje da o njima divanim na ovoj temi.

Elem, Vestova je Kanađanka koju sam već spominjao. Piše pod tri imena, baveći se različitim podžanrovima. Počela je sa klasičnom Džordanovskom megafantazijom, serijalom The Sun Sword, a trenutno je jako popularan njen serijal Chronicles of Elantra, u kojem je spojila paranormalnu romantiku, romantičnu fantaziju i klasičnu epsku fantastiku. Serijal The Sun Sword broji šest knjiga, a sada je dobio i spin-ov serijal, koji počinje naslovom The Hidden City. Relativno skoro objavljenim. Vestova ima još dva serijala, ali o njima drugi put.

Kejt Eliot je takođe počela devedesetih. Njen megaserijal broji sedam naslova, pod zajedničkim nazivom The Crown of Stars. Po stilu pripovedanja možda više podseća na Robin Hob, mesto na Džordana, ali ni Vestova se nije pretrgla od oponašanja pokojnog nam Roberta, pa stoga nema veze. Zapravo, obe pišu prilično bolje od Džordana. Pre dve-tri godine otpočela je novi serijal, i to romanom Spirit Gate, koji je nedavno dobio nastavak - Shadow Gate. Ova dva serijala nisu povezana, inače.
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Post by: Perin on 06-03-2009, 18:32:03
Imam Sun Sword na racunaru, ali necu da ga citam jer ne mogu nigde da nadjem ostale delove. I ja sam isto cuo da ako volis Dzordana da ce i Vestova da ti se svidi. Al' sad scejedno nemam vremena za citanje, tako da ni od toga nista. Baj d vej, procitao sam Poslednju Zelju od Sepkovskog, svidela mi se bas.
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Post by: Perin on 06-03-2009, 18:42:26
E da. Koga zanima, 2 ddeo Kingkiller Chronicles-a nece izaci u aprilu. Rotfus je izgleda postao kao Martin, ali nadajmo se da nece toliko odugovlaciti sa drugom knjigom. Enivej, koga zanima sta sam pisac kaze o tome, moze to da procita na njegovom blogu:

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/blog.html
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-03-2009, 23:00:28
Nakon prilično neuspešne prethodne knjige iz svog sveta o mračnim draguljima, Tangled Webs, En Bišop ima nov naslov u serijalu - The Shadow Queen.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qM3v6Y2KL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
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Post by: Perin on 07-03-2009, 23:29:35
Znam to, bila je premijera knjige pre neki dan. Zvali su me da prisustvujem preko fejsa, posto sam fan Black Jewelsa :D

Nego, imam jedno pitanje za tebe nightflieru: Imas li mozda informaciju o tome da li Mono i Manjana ima u planu da izdaje jos knjiga od Son Rasela? Recimo sikvel duologiju za River into Darkness pod nazivom Rise of Moontide & Magic?
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-03-2009, 23:47:05
Nemam. Nisam ni u kakvom kontaktu sa njima. Znam im jednu lektroku i to je to.
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-03-2009, 23:50:33
Suvudu.com, the online portal for SF and fantasy from Random House, has announced their Free Book Library, offering readers free PDF downloads of the first books in assorted series.

The first five books on offer are Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, Her Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik; Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt; Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson; and Settling Accounts: Return Invasion by Harry Turtledove. They plan to add additional books on an ongoing basis. To download, visit www.suvudu.com/freelibrary .
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Post by: Perin on 16-03-2009, 21:53:08
Koga zanima, Jim Butcher, tvorac serijala o Hariju Drezdenu, daje prvih par poglavlja svoje poslednje knjige o gorepomenutom liku na svome sajtu...evo linka:

http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/11/fullpreview.php
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-03-2009, 00:58:55
Izašla je nova knjiga Dejvida Vebera Storm from the Shadows. Imao sam prilike da je čitam znatno ranije, kao ARC. Moram priznati da me nije opčinila koliko romani koji prate Onor Harington, mada povezuje nekoliko sporednih naslova iz "Honorversa". Svejedno, za ljubitelje militeri spejs opera, odavno nije bilo ničeg boljeg. Naravno, još čekamo najavljeni nastavak sage o Majlsu Vorkosiganu, ali Veber ispunjava neke od najvažnijih uslova da bude miljenik srpskog čitalaštva, za razliku od Bižolove - to jest, debeo je i bradat. Zanimljivo mi je, inače, da je Veber pisac koji je redovno u vrhu Njujork tajmsove liste bestselera (Storm from the Shadows je debitovao na 12. mestu), ali nikada nije ni prismrdeo nekoj nagradi. Svejedno, reč je o piscu kojeg jako volim i koji je beskrajno zabavan.
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Post by: Perin on 22-03-2009, 17:25:02
Ovaj...ima li neka izdavacka kuca u planu mozda da objavi poslednje hronike Tomasa Kovenanta? Cini mi se da Moc Knjige odavno ne postoji, pa da li ce neok preuzeti ovaj serijal, da dovrsi...?
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Post by: zakk on 22-03-2009, 23:40:42
Te knjige su OGROMNE... a ciljna publika je mala - ipak je to treći ciklus. Voleo bih da se to desi, ali sumnjam.

A i da se ne lažemo, nije to loše, al nije ni blizu vrha Donaldsonove ponude. Pre ćemo videti The Gap (uh bre, pa ja sam to počeo da čitam i zaboravio na njega... damn). A ja bih još više voleo prvo njegove priče pa onda serijal Brew. To je odlično...
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Post by: Perin on 23-03-2009, 17:01:35
Ne mogu da sudim, posto sam od njega citao samo Hronike T.K....cini mi se da je on vise orentisan na SF, a ja SF i ne volim toliko. Sem toga, meni su Hronike jedan od najboljih serijala fantastike...pored toga, prevod je odlican. Bas sam ih uzeo citati po 2 put nakon 2 godine, i opet sam se odusevio. Cak mi je druga trilogija bolja od prve.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-03-2009, 13:25:29
Donaldsona je preuzeo Stilos, kao i Tolkina. Pitaću šta nameravaju da rade s tim kada Srđanu uradim prevod.
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Post by: scallop on 24-03-2009, 14:38:24
Quote from: "nightflier"
Donaldsona je preuzeo Stilos, kao i Tolkina. Pitaću šta nameravaju da rade s tim kada Srđanu uradim prevod.


Ko drži Michael Pollan-a?
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 24-03-2009, 14:52:01
Zar je on objavljivan kod nas?
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Post by: Perin on 25-03-2009, 21:53:14
Bash sam se pre neki dan setio, negde pre nekih 10-11 godina, procitao sam knjigu "Crni Gusar" od italijanskog pisca Emilija Salgarija. Secam se da mi je bila predobra knjiga u to vreme, sa piratima, ljubavnom pricom...cini mi se da je bio i nastavak "Kraljica Kariba." Zeleo bih da to ponovo procitam, pa me zanima da nema neka izdavacka kuca mozda u planu da to izda?
Title: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-03-2009, 17:50:38
Quote from: "Perin"
Bash sam se pre neki dan setio, negde pre nekih 10-11 godina, procitao sam knjigu "Crni Gusar" od italijanskog pisca Emilija Salgarija. Secam se da mi je bila predobra knjiga u to vreme, sa piratima, ljubavnom pricom...cini mi se da je bio i nastavak "Kraljica Kariba." Zeleo bih da to ponovo procitam, pa me zanima da nema neka izdavacka kuca mozda u planu da to izda?


Ti nisi normalan! Samo ako to neko ne objavi. Tih knjiga ima kao pleve po antikvarnicama.
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Post by: Perin on 26-03-2009, 20:56:10
Oi, Oi, keep your hair on :?: Ovde kod mene nema antikvarnica, a ni u biblioteci se ne moze naci. Nisam znao da ih ima kupiti bilo gde, znam da je neki hrvatski izdavac izdao '99-te godine. Enivej, u svakom slucaju hvala, kad budem dolazio u BG na sajam kupicu.  :wink:
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Post by: EKSTREMISTA on 27-03-2009, 14:30:35
Imam Crnog gusara i Kraljicu Kariba u Radovom izdanju iz ja mislim osamdeset i neke(to su one čuvene naslovnice sa fotografijama kolaža umesto ilustracija).
Kupila mi keva u kompletu sa još nekoliko Vernovih knjiga za rođendan.Dosta sam očekivao od tih romana jer sam znao da je Salgari tvorac Sandokana,kultne ličnosti dečurlije iz SFRJ kao i to da ga zovu italijanski Žil vern.
Medjutim,ovi romani koje sam pročitao u osmom osnovne mi nisu ostavili bogzna kakav utisak.Koliko me sećanje služi-prosto nabrajanje bitaka,bez nekih posebnih zapleta ili karakterizacije likova,sve pisano prilično jednostavnim i siromašnim stilom.Čak sam Kraljicu jedva dovršio.
Zbog tog utiska nisam se kasnije ponovo vraćao ovim knjigama al svejedno ne bih se od njih rastajao da ne razbijam komplet koji lepo izgleda u vitrini.
Enivej,možda i grešim,zanima me da čujem i još nečije mišljenje ako je još neko imao kasnije prilike da objektivno vrednuje ovo popularno dečije štivo.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Emilio_Salgari_ritratto.jpg)

Salgari's work was imitated in one form or another by many others who came after him. Italian adventure literature is a continuation of Salgari's work. Many late 19th century writers like Luigi Motta and Emilio Fancelli penned further Sandokan adventures imitating Salgari's style: fast-paced, filled with great battles, blood, violence and punctuated with humour.

The style soon spread to movies and television. One example is iconic Spaghetti Western director Sergio Leone, whose outlaw heroes were inspired by Salgari's piratical adventurers. There have been over 50 cinematographic adaptations of Salgari's novels, and many more inspired by his work (corsair stories, jungle adventure stories, and swashbuckling B movies like Morgan, the Pirate, starring Steve Reeves).

Fellini loved Salgari's books. Mascagni had over 50 Salgari titles in his library. Umberto Eco read Salgari's works as a child, as did many Latin American writers (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Carlos Fuentes, Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda, to name but a few). Che Guevara read 62 of his books. Guevara's biographer Paco Ignacio Taibo II remarked that his anti-imperialism could be seen to be "Salgarian in origin".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilio_Salgari
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Post by: Perin on 27-03-2009, 17:24:37
Ja znam da sam procitao knjigu par puta, al' sam tada imao mozda 10-11 godina i takva vrsta gusarskih prica sa dozom romantike su me privlacila. Secam se da se prica vrti oko nekog plemica koji je postao gusar da bi se osvetio nekom tipu pod imenom Van Guld. Pa u tu pricicu upada neka zena, koja je na brodu naseg junaka a on ne zna da je ona kci njegovog smrtnog neprijatelja...uglavnom, znam da je bio klise, ali mi je bila omiljena knjiga u to vreme i voleo bih da je imam na polici. Ono cega se bas secam jeste neko putesestvije kroz neku dzunlgu i opsivanje nekih biljaka iz prasume, znam da sam te delove gutao :D Kupice mi kolegica iz Hrvatske njihovo izdanje pa ce poslati. Kad se prisetim svega, javljam utiske.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-04-2009, 12:37:38
Nova knjiga Kejt Denijels, Magic Strikes, odigrava se u svetu u kojem se magija vratila na velika vrata, skupa sa svim karakondžulama koje žive u magijskom svetu - što je poslednjih godina jako popularna tema u urbanoj fantastici. Treći naslov u serijalu obeležen je vidnim napretkom u pisanju u odnosu na prethodnike, tako je moguće da ćemo konačno dobiti zadovoljavajućeg pisca ovog podžanra. Dobro, Sa izuzetkom Bučera. Kome se Hari dopada, dopašće mu se i ovo. Ako ništa drugo, Denijelsova je, posle Hamiltonke, osmislila najmaštovitiji svet urbane fantastike i paranormalne romantike koji sam ja čitao u poslednje vreme. Doduše, videćemo da li će Robin Makinli da napiše nastavak Sunshine-a, koji sam ne tako davno hvalio...
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Post by: Perin on 08-04-2009, 17:49:11
Nova knjiga Jima Butchera, jednog od najpopularnijih pisaca urban fentezija, je upravo pustena u prodaju. Radi se o novom romanu u serijalu o Hariju Drezdenu, pod nazivom "Turn Coat." Ja cu je verovatno veceras ili sutra procitati, cim ugrabim vremena od posla, pa cu javit' utiske.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-04-2009, 17:42:55
Uz jedno veliko izvinjenje zbog toga što me nema po forumima i na blogu, iskoristio bih ovaj trenutak pristupa internetu da spomenem kako je drugi nastavak romana o Beki Kuper u prodaji. Naravno, reč je o romanu Tamore Pirs, jedne od najboljih pisaca za decu i omladinu u SAD, još od osamdesetih. Ako ovaj svojevrsni prikvel romana smeštenih u kraljevinu Tortal bude pratio smernice prethodnih, verovatno će imati četiri knjige. Iskrena preporuka.
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Post by: Boban on 26-04-2009, 12:44:53
Osvrnuvši se na istoriju tvojih nevolja sa internetom u ovom veku, slobodan sam da zaključim da tu zapravo postoji neki problem u tebi i da tvoja negativna energija razara elektrokonekciju sa svetom.
Navoručenije: ne puštajte ovog čoveka da koristi internet na vašem računaru.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-04-2009, 12:42:13
Mnjmph! Bojim se da je u ovom slučaju kriv stanar koji je nešto zajebao dok je živeo u mom sadašnjem stanu, pa sada naprasno nema "tehničkih mogućnosti" da se uvede adsl, a nijedan kablovski provajder nije sa kablovima stigao do te tačke u Zemunu.
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Post by: Hobit on 27-04-2009, 14:45:58
U kom Zemuna stanuješ?
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-04-2009, 13:33:12
Preko puta Zemunskog parka.
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Post by: Boban on 28-04-2009, 16:57:26
Nisam siguran da ti je pametno da Hobitu odaješ svoju lokaciju.
Još uvek ne znamo šta je tačno njegov naum na ovom svetu.
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Post by: Hobit on 29-04-2009, 09:08:11
Quote from: "nightflier"
Preko puta Zemunskog parka.


Hm, "preko puta Zemunskog parka" može da bude, prema bolnici, prema Vrtlarskoj, prema vartogascima ili prema Meku. Na nekim od tih "lokacija" ima kablovskog interneta....

  @  Boban

Naravno, Bobane, moje namere su strašne. Planiram da izvečeri u potaji pokoljem tupom sabljom sve učesnike foruma, i, zakopam ih u Zemunskom parku, a gde drugde?!
Pri tom, inspirisaću Ghoula da napiše novi horor roman, predlažem naslov "Preklani namrtvo".

Pošto živimo blizu, možda ću da poštedim nightflitera, možda popijemo kafu u nekom kafiću u Gospodskoj, ima tamo i par dobrih knjižara... to su ona mesta, Bobane, koja tebe ne interesuju, priča se ovde po forumu, a i šire, po gradu, da ti i tako ništa ne čitaš
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Post by: Boban on 29-04-2009, 10:45:03
a, ti si od tih, hobite, što love muškiće po forumima za "druženje"?
Sad postaje sve mnogo jasnije...
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Post by: Nightflier on 29-04-2009, 16:17:30
Elem, živim u Vrtlarskoj - a nažalost nema nikakvih mogućnosti ni za kakav internet. Prethodni stanar je sa sobom preneo adsl, nijedan kablovski provajder nije proširio mrežu dotle, a bežičnog nema.
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Post by: zakk on 29-04-2009, 23:39:06
Ako je preneo ADSL, valjda nije preneo telefonsku liniju?!!!
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Post by: Hobit on 30-04-2009, 08:19:27
Hm, da, Vrtlarska (ta strana parka) je slepo crevo za kablovske operatere.
Zakk je u pravu, ako je predhodni vlasnik preneo ADSL, nije preneo i telefonsku liniju. Tu bi moglo da se poradi na tome da ti uključe. Taj deo je "digitalizovan" tako da ima uslova za ADSL, nemoj da te lažu.
Pri tom, ako je stan iznajmljen, onda ni predhodni stanar, pošto je bio zakupac, nije mogao da ima ADSL na svoje ime, već samo na ime vlasnika tel. priključka, pa samim tim nije mogao ni da ga "odnese". To te gazda stana nešto mulja
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Post by: Boban on 30-04-2009, 10:14:27
Opet nisi u pravu. Kablovski operateri sklapaju ugovor na licu mesta sa osobom koja u tom trenutku ima ličnu kartu. Znam nekoliko primera gde se kablovska vodi na podstanare, a u jednom slučaju, posle odlaska prethodnog stanara, vlasnik stana ima dosta problema da prebaci pretplatu na svoje ime. Naizgled nema veze na koga se vodi, ali ako poželiš da promeniš paket ili vrstu usluge u okviru kablovske, obavezno je da se pojavi onaj na koga se vodi sa ličnom kartom.
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Post by: Hobit on 30-04-2009, 12:05:03
Alo, Bobane
ne pričamo o KABLOVSKOM INTERNETU jer toga tamo NEMA, reč je o ADSL-u, to ti je, Bobane, ono što je povezano sa telefonskom linijom, i ima veze sa vlasnikom telefona.
Ako već ne čitaš knjige, čitaj bar postove kada se uključuješ u razgovor.
I daj da pomognemo čoveku, a ne da gubimo vreme oko toga ko je u pravu a ko nije, i oko toga da stalno tražiš priliku kako bi mene, iz samo tebi znanih razloga, podjebavao. Postaje dosadno pomalo.
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Post by: Cornelius on 30-04-2009, 14:04:24
Nighty, ako u stanu imas telefon, onda je ADSL tehnicki moguc, pod uslovom da su operatori sklopili ugovor sa telekomom da propustaju signal kroz postojece linije. Ako je telefon na tvoje ime, onda izaberi provajdera i nazovi ga, te ga priupitaj da li na telefonskom broju koji ti imas moze da se pusti ADSL i koja mu je maksimalna teorijska brzina. Ako ti daju potvrdan odgovor, onda se samo pretplati. Oni ne moraju da izvodi nikakve radove, niti ista da menjaju na tvojoj instalaciji. Tvoja pretplata ne utice na istorijskog operatora fiksne telefonije (koga placas obaska), a vlasniku stana to ne menja nista u zivotu.

Kablovska je drugo. Operator mora da sprovede kabl do zgrade, da busi zidove, da instalira prikljucak i tek onda mozes da se prikljucis. Jebes kablovsku, kad je ADSL prakticniji. Naravno najbolji je opticki kabl, a za to imate malo da cekate.
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Post by: Hobit on 30-04-2009, 14:18:10
Sve to sto je cornelius rekao - tačno je. Uz jedan dodatak! Ako se opredeliš da ti ADSL operater bude Telekom (što ti toplo preporučujem jer su stvarno ok), onda ti dolazi zbirni račun i za telefonske usluge i za ADSL. Možeš da zahtevaš da ti šalju račune i odvojeno, mada, zašto bi to radio!? Ipak, ima jedan uslov za sve to: Vlasnik priključka mora da potpiše ugovor!
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-04-2009, 14:50:51
Hvala vam na savetima, ali već sam potegao neke veze. Samo. izgleda da nije svuda isto. Naime, prethodni stanar je adsl uveo na svoje ime, preko Telekoma, i stizali su odvojeni računi. U međuvremenu sam zvao čoveka, ali on se preselio u Crnu Goru, pa je otkazao nalog. Izgleda da su kreteni u pošti prodali moje portove nekom drugom, ili šta već. I ja sam se prijavio kod Telekoma - i sad čekam. Čim prođu praznici, nagariću veze u ptt-u da zajebu nekog drugog jadnika da bih ja dobio net. Srbija, šta ćeš.
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-04-2009, 15:06:41
A da se vratim na temu teme - pročitao sam Bloodhound, novu knjigu Tamore Pirs, koju sam pre nekoliko postova hvalio. Ne mogu da verujem da ću ovo reći, ali - dosadna je. Pirsova je sasvim očigledno poklekla pred izdavačkom silom i upustila se u pisanje sve dužih knjiga. To joj sasvim očigledno ne leži. Da podsetim, njene ranije knjige retko kad prelaze 250 šlajfni. Bloodhound je drastično obimnija. i dosadnija. Šteta.
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Post by: zakk on 30-04-2009, 15:47:42
Quote from: "Hobit"
Vlasnik priključka mora da potpiše ugovor!
Možda bi trebalo, ali ne mora. Ja se potpiso, nit sam vlasnik nit se vodim na toj adresi nit išta... i dobio ADSL kod Telekoma.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-05-2009, 15:40:43
Jeee! Dobih svoj prostor na Sagiti! Sada mogu da se ovde bavim nekim sadržajima koje sam zaplanirao za blog, a iz raznoraznih razloga nisam sproveo u delo.

Ali da ne odstupam od ove teme na kojoj smo, što bi rekao BB, želeo bih ovdašnjoj čitalačkoj populaciji da skrenem pažnju na nastavak sjajnog romana Maledicte, iz 2007. godine, a pod naslovom Kings and Assassins. Da podsetim, Maledicte je neka suluda mešavina epske fantastike, horora i mračne fantastike, a spisateljka - Lejn Robins - jako lepim stilom pripoveda grozote tela i duha. Kings and Assassins dobio sam kao poklon za prvomajske praznike, tako da još nisam stigao da ga pročitam, ali već od sutra eto mene ponovo u raznim čekaonicama, pa ću ga brzo sažvakati.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 03-05-2009, 17:52:22
Možda ne bi bilo loše sve ovo tvoje pisanije razbiti po nekom principu u više toika. Ovako, ako sve budeš držao u jednom topiku, tebi ne treba poddiskusija, nego sticky...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 03-05-2009, 18:06:34
Pa imam nameru da otvorim još nekoliko tema. Na primer: "Pisci koje smo zaboravili", gde bih se bavio knjigama i piscima koji su nekada bili veoma popularni, ali su iz nekog razloga prestali to da budu - naročito kod mlađih čitalaca. Na primer, Pol Anderson, Fric Lajber... Onda, mogao bi da prebaciš ovde Nightflier's Best ov de best, samo - ako možeš - izbaci iz naziva teme godinu proizvodnje. Imam još nekoliko zamisli za nove teme, ali trenutno sam u deficitu s vremenom (znaš već zašto), pa ne stižem. Računam da ću za koji dan imati nekoliko tekstova za nove teme.
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Post by: Goran Skrobonja on 04-05-2009, 10:38:44
Ovo deluje zanimljivo:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6158/austen1.png)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 04-05-2009, 17:04:53
A ja se trenutno kanim da pročitam novog Asaveda, Jailbait Zombie.
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Post by: CorwinM on 04-05-2009, 18:39:27
Ovo zvuči zanimljivo, ali su meni uvijek bili mrski zombiji koji su probirljivi u pogledu djelova tijela koje konzumiraju.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-05-2009, 20:18:20
Od danas je u prodaji novi horror romance roman Šarlejn Haris, iz ciklusa o telepatskoj konobarici Suki Stekhaus. Roman se zove Dead and Gone. Kod nas je ovaj serijal postao popularan tek odskora, sa serijom True Blood, a našao je i domaćeg izdavača.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 08-05-2009, 13:47:44
Evo još jedne knjige o zombijima, samo za Skalopa:

The War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies

The invasion begins . . . and the dead start to rise. There's panic in the streets of London as invaders from Mars wreak havoc on the living, slaying the populace with Heat-Rays and poisonous clouds of black smoke. Humanity struggles to survive against technology far beyond its own, meeting fear and death at every turn. But that's not the only struggle mankind must face. The dead are rising from their graves with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Friends, neighbours and loved ones lost to the war of the worlds are now the enemy and the Earth is forever changed. It's kill or be killed, if you want to survive, otherwise you might become one of the walking dead yourself.

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 10-05-2009, 15:17:13
Da nastavimo sa zombijima...

Trilogija As The World Dies jako je popularna i zombifili ocenili su je veoma pozitivno. Pisac je Rhiannon Frater. Meni ovo neće stiče na red za čitanje do zime, pa ako neko ima vremena - neka pročita i kaže je li dobro ili ne.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 03-06-2009, 15:58:21
Malopređašnji post mi je pojeo internet, pa da krenem ponovo.

Nove knjige: Lorel Hamilton ima novi roman - sedamnaesti o Aniti Blejk - Skin Trade. Izgleda da se u ovoj knjizi manula seksa dovoljno da ispriča i neku priču, pa ću ga možda i pročitati.

Jedna od njenih naslednica, Kim Harison, takođe ima novi roman, ali i novi srijal. Reč je o Once Dead, Once Shy.

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Madison is dead. After she fled her prom with a mysterious guy and ended up in a crashed car—only to survive and then be struck down by this guy’s magical sword—she has existed in a curious state of purgatory. She still walks around, interacts with others, eats, and sleeps, only now she does so in the company of Barnabas, a light reaper—a kind of angel who fights off dark reapers trying to harvest the souls of people about to make fate-altering decisions. There are also timekeepers, dark wings, guardian angels, seraphs, and magical amulets. If you’re already clutching your head in despair, you won’t be alone: the architecture of Harrison’s world is confusing even after several explanations. However, for ardent fans of the good-looking undead, this has plenty of verve, an enjoyable role reversal (Madison is constantly rescuing the good-guy hunk), and is quite fun when the supernatural characters are placed within a regular high-school milieu. Like it or not, a sequel is rising from the underworld as we speak.

Kasandra Kler objavila je novi roman City of Glass - pravo osveženje u polavi Poterovih klonova i raznih sumračnika.

Čarls de Lint, koji mahom piše nešto što nazivaju "savremena fantastika" objavio je The Mystery of Grace.

E sad, jedna od mojih dragih spisateljica, Megi Fjuri, objavila je prikvel serijala "Aurijan". Reč je o romanu Heritage of the Xandim. Mada mrzim prikvele, mislim da ovo vredi pročitati.

Da ne bude da ne posvećujem pažnju sf-u, Piter Hamilton, Lucijus Šepard i Alen Stil objavili su nove romane.

Toliko u ovom postu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: angel011 on 03-06-2009, 17:10:59
Za novu Anitu Blejk neke opise imaš ovde: http://www.amazon.com/Trade-Anita-Blake-Vampire-Hunter/dp/0425227723

 qpuke

Mislim da ovo čak ni ja neću da pročitam, a pročitala sam sve prethodne.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 03-06-2009, 18:03:46
Svaka ti čast. Ja sam digao ruke posle "Harlekina". Okej: pročitao komentar. Sva sreća što sam dobio knjigu, ali ja ovo ne čitam. Radije ću čitati Kejt Danijels. Zapravo, već sam pročitao ono što je napisala. Druga knjiga je mali let down, ali u trećoj se popravlja. Fejt Hanter je takođe dobra alternativa... Mislim da ću sastaviti spisak knjiga koje valja čitati mesto Anite Blejk. Što se mene tiče, moram da nabavim ono kolekcionasko izdanje prvih devet romana u tri toma, sa Rojovim ilustracija i posle toga me ništa ne zanima. Ciklus o Meredit mi se tu i tamo drži, ali voleo bih da se vrati pisanju o Keleios.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: scallop on 03-06-2009, 19:58:47
Evo još jedne knjige o zombijima, samo za Skalopa:

Tražiću da se na ovom delu foruma ukine tvoj kutak, jer više nije u okviru podforuma.

Uzgred, Bruks je pobio sve zombije. Vaskrsavaju ih neinventivni i tupavi. :|
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 03-06-2009, 20:42:57
A što nije u okviru podforuma? Šta, zombiji nisu fantastika? Sem toga, u toj poslednjoj preporuci zombiji su očigledna posledica Marsovaca. Dakle, čist sf. Nisam ja kriv što si ti pod stare dane postao pobornik horora,  :twisted:
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 04-06-2009, 20:01:05
Dva nova sf naslova nikako se ne smeju propustiti: The New Space Opera 2, koju su uredili Strahan i Dozoa, i Years Best SF 14. The New Space Opera 1 posedujem i jako sam uživao u njoj, tako da je nastavak neizostavna kupovina - posle krize.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: scallop on 04-06-2009, 23:20:05
A što nije u okviru podforuma? Šta, zombiji nisu fantastika? Sem toga, u toj poslednjoj preporuci zombiji su očigledna posledica Marsovaca. Dakle, čist sf. Nisam ja kriv što si ti pod stare dane postao pobornik horora,  :twisted:

Marsovci i Zombiji? To ne bi progutala ni 1953. godina. Zar nije dosta glupih knjiga? Delovao si mi trezveno kad sam te poslednji put video. Volim ja horor, ako može da me uplaši, da strepim, da se naježim... Debilomanija me iritira. Čist SF ne postoji. Nikada nije ni postojao. To je oksimoron. Postoje neke konvencije i kompromisi, klizave hipoteze koje služe da bi se preispitivala realnost. Jebote, zar niko nije u stanju da to pseudožanrovsko stanje postavi na svoje mesto? xtwak
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mac on 04-06-2009, 23:23:30
Pa ne može, jer čim se stanje definiše steknu se elementi za obilaženje definicije. Kao kad menjaš budućnost samim tim što imaš znanje o istoj.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 04-06-2009, 23:37:09
A što nije u okviru podforuma? Šta, zombiji nisu fantastika? Sem toga, u toj poslednjoj preporuci zombiji su očigledna posledica Marsovaca. Dakle, čist sf. Nisam ja kriv što si ti pod stare dane postao pobornik horora,  :twisted:

Marsovci i Zombiji? To ne bi progutala ni 1953. godina. Zar nije dosta glupih knjiga? Delovao si mi trezveno kad sam te poslednji put video. Volim ja horor, ako može da me uplaši, da strepim, da se naježim... Debilomanija me iritira. Čist SF ne postoji. Nikada nije ni postojao. To je oksimoron. Postoje neke konvencije i kompromisi, klizave hipoteze koje služe da bi se preispitivala realnost. Jebote, zar niko nije u stanju da to pseudožanrovsko stanje postavi na svoje mesto? xtwak

Dobro, valjda ti je jasno da je trenutno poplava tih i takvih romana zbog predstojećeg filma po WWZ-u, a i da bi se iskoristio talas zombifilije koji već nekoliko godina uzima zalet. Zombiji su ti novi vampiri. A glede horora, pa... izvinjavam se, ali ja zombije ne doživljavam kao horor - bar ne ove novokomponovane romerovske zombije. Doživljavam ih kao nekakvu fanastiku, pa ih stoga i pominjem ovde. Sad, da li mi se takve knjige dopadaju - ne nužno. Ali ima ljudi koji vole da ih čitaju. Doduše, nisam siguran da ti zalaze na ovu temu; verovatno se drže dela podforuma o hororu, a nisam siguran ni da preterano čitaju, već mi se čini da mahom gledaju filmove. Ali ja sam svoje ispunio, pa podelio sa ostalima ono što sam čuo i ono što mi je dopalo šaka. Verovatno ima još mali milion raznih zombi-proizvoda u opticaju, ali ovih poslednjih nekoliko naslova se izdvojilo iz ponude.

Nego, mani se više tih zombija. Bolje pogledaj The New Space Opera 2. Evo spiska učesnika:

Neal Asher
John Barnes
Cory Doctorow
John Kessel
Jay Lake
John Meaney
Elizabeth Moon
Garth Nix
Mike Resnick
Justina Robson
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
John Scalzi
Bruce Sterling
Peter Watts
Sean Williams
Tad Williams
Bill Willingham
Robert Charles Wilson
John C. Wright

Sve sam vrh ono malo preostalih pisaca sf-a. Izgleda mi da se sf povukao u kraće forme, gde se oduvek najbolje i snalazio. Prva zbirka je sjajna i nemam razloga da pretpostavljam kako ova neće biti. Prva kombinuje stare majstore sa novim nadama, tako da je sjajan presek trenutnog stanja u žanru. Dvojku željno iščekujem, pošto sam nešto navadio na zbirke priča u poslednje vreme. Zgodne su za bolničke i druge čekaonice.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 05-06-2009, 00:14:16
Nightflyer je u pravu. Bar po piscima, ovo je ono najbolje što savremeni anglosaksonski SF može da ponudi... Ali, kao i Radmilo, i ja sam skeptičan kada pisci pišu po zadatku... Ipak, valja im pružiti šansu.

Ja sam tu prvu zbirku video kad je izišla, ali sam rešio da pričekam da vidim šta kritika kaže. Hajde daj malo detaljniji prikaz, iz svog ugla...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-06-2009, 00:35:25
Sa velikim zadovoljstvom, ali tek posle vikenda, pošto tu zaista svakoj noveli valja posvetiti pažnje, a obećao sam Bobanu da ću se potruditi da mu do ponedeonika završim "Ligu 2". Ne znam da li ću uspeti, ali pokušaću. Elem, ne samo da valja pričama posvetiti pažnju, već i nekima od pisaca - budući da našem čitalaštvu nisu poznati. Hoću da kažem, biće mi potrebno dan-dva da napišem taj malo detaljniji prikaz.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 05-06-2009, 00:51:38
Super.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 09-06-2009, 20:44:23
THE CITY AND THE CITY
by China Miéville (Fantasy)
Hardcover


When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he investigates, the evidence points to conspiracies far stranger and more deadly than anything he could have imagined.

Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own. This is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a shift in perception, a seeing of the unseen. His destination is Beszel's equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the rich and vibrant city of Ul Qoma. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, and struggling with his own transition, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of rabid nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman’s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them and those they care about more than their lives.

What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities.

Casting shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, The City & the City is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.

MOONBURN
by Alisa Sheckley (Urban Fantasy)
Mass Market


Some instincts are too powerful to deny.

In the past year, veterinarian Abra Barrow has gone through some major changes: She's left Manhattan for the deceptively quiet small town of Northside, ditched her cheating husband, and discovered that he has infected her with the rare werewolf virus. Now Abra is finally beginning to feel as if she has her life under control—except when the moon is full.

But then, all of a sudden, Abra starts losing her temper—and her inhibitions—even when the sun is shining. Her new man, shape-shifting wildlife expert Red Mallin, seems to know more about her condition than he's letting on, but he's a little preoccupied with strange creatures that have been crossing the dimensional border.

With her hormones in overdrive, Abra finds herself releasing the beast in all the men around her. As life in Northside becomes increasingly more peculiar—and more perilous—she must decide whom she can trust… when she's not even sure she can trust herself.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 09-06-2009, 22:06:26
Poklonici romana o Aniti Blejk mogli bi da se okušaju sa delima spisateljice po imenu Lisa Shearin. Za sada ima tri romana, Magic Lost, Trouble Found, Armed & Magical i The Trouble with Demons.

Poklonici stimpanka nikako ne bi smeli da propuste Whitechapel Gods i Ghost Ocean. Autor je S. M. Peters. Mene podseća na mešavinu Gejmana i Mjevila. Još nisam stigao da pročitam, ali visoko mi je na spisku prioriteta.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Event Horizon on 10-06-2009, 10:52:08
Ovo deluje zanimljivo:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6158/austen1.png)

iz neznanog razloga ovo tek sad videh, a negde u vreme kad je postovano pomislih kako bi trebalo da repriziram "gordost i predrasuda". ocel neko ovo prevodit? ili to samo onako post, kao vidi sta sam nasao?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: CorwinM on 10-06-2009, 11:06:54
Knjiga je loša, kako čujem.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 10-06-2009, 12:00:50
Većina tih naslova samo se trudi da iskoristi halabuku koja trenutno vlada u vezi s zombijima. Retko koji od njih zavređuje ozbiljno čitanje, čak i kada je reč o zombifilima, što ja nisam.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Event Horizon on 10-06-2009, 16:24:28
ondak ce da radi obican gordost i predrasuda. i ovako i onako ne volim zombije; ucinilo mi se interesantnim kao ideja, pa ko velim...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 10-06-2009, 22:41:38
Ne znam da li ljubitelji horora zalaze na ovu temu, ali vidim da na svom delu foruma ne pominju novu nadu književne strave i užasa. Naravno, reč je o romanu The Strain, a autora Giljerma del Tora i Čaka Hogana.

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A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .

So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city--a city that includes his wife and son--before it is too late.

Kada smo kod horora, IPS je objavio tinejdž horor "Kraljica demona". Detaljan prikaz pišem za Popboks, a za sada:

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The final assault on Longview was going to do more than just destroy the town -- it was going to rip open the world. In the blackness surrounding the town he thought he could see Rangda's enormous maw, open and hungry, ready to devour.

Jesse is a boy with a mysterious past. In and out of foster homes his whole life, he believes he was abandoned in Los Angeles as a baby. When he comes under the scrutiny of Homeland Security in an incident involving a mistaken identity, he starts learning some unsettling facts about himself.

Now he is living with the Mindells in a small Midwestern town, and for the first time he feels like he may have a real home -- until Honor Clarke shows up. Ever since Honor and her mother moved back to town following the gruesome death of Honor's father, strange things have been happening. Someone is murdering birds and painting odd symbols all over town, and Jesse feels as if he's losing his mind. He starts to see a man no one else can see, he is having violent nightmares, and it all seems to be leading to one conclusion -- he is here for only one reason: to fight the evil that is Rangda, the Demon Queen, and her loyal follower, Honor Clarke, no matter the consequences.

Richard Lewis brings Indonesian mythology and legend to the present day in this chilling novel of unimaginable horror.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-06-2009, 00:02:29
O, Zače, what the FRAK se dešava sa kodovanjem? Da li da stalno kvoutujem da ne bi dolazilo do zajeba?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-06-2009, 00:37:15
Nego, novi post na mom blogu u kojem možete videti šta sam radio ovih meseci na polju prevođenja.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 11-06-2009, 11:20:59
1) Ne znam što uopšte koduješ kad je to citat.
2) A sad koduj do mile volje, naštimao sam da radi i to.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-06-2009, 11:25:42
Ma, kodujem da bi zauzimalo manje mesta i da bi se videlo šta je moj tekst, a šta sam preuzeo odnekud. Ali, u pravu si da bi trebalo da citiram.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 13-06-2009, 13:30:27
U svom današnjem blogu bavim se odnosom države prema knjizi, pa koga zanima neka baci pogled.

 Inače, upravo čitam poslednju objavljenu knjigu u serijalu Wild Cards, koji uređuje Džordž Martin. Mada ne može da se uporedi sa naslovima objavljenim početkom serijala, Busted Flush uvodi nove pisce, a među njima Keri Von i Dejvida Darhema, koji su svakako među prepoznatljivijim imenima savremene fantastike. Doduše, nikako nisu u samom vrhu, ali ima vremena. Završna knjiga u toj poslednjoj trilogiji iz serijala Wild Cards, a pod naslovom Suicide Kings, trebalo bi da iz štampe izađe krajem ove godine, neposredno posle "A Dance With Dragons", verovatno da bi se ostvarila svojevrsna marketinška sinergija.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 13-06-2009, 16:23:33
Bacio pogled  :mrgreen:. Iskreno, razumem te mada se ne bavim tim poslom, drzava
zaista svojim nepromisljenim delovanjem, ili nedelovanjem , ugrozava ljudima
posao i egzistenciju. Kultura nam je zadnja rupa na svirali, u ovoj drzavi.
Skoro su imali onu ujdurmu sa povecanjem poreza od autorskih prava, tj. honorara,
pa su 9.juna nesto smanjili, ali opet je to visoko.
Nisam znao za ovo neplacanje  prodatih knjiga izdavacima, to me zaista iznenadilo. A sto se tice jezika, meni najvise smeta sto medijski guraju neke pisce
kojima je recnik otprilike : sranje, brate, ulica, kreten.. jedan od njih gostovao je
u 19 sati, udarni termin, na b92, Marko Vidojkovic.
Potpisujem da na ovom, i drugim sajtovima koje posecujem iz oblasti fantastike,
ima x pismenijih i talentovanijih mladih pisaca, nego sto je on.

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 13-06-2009, 17:06:26
Na stranu to što se ugrožava jedna "industrija", što kažu Amerikanci. Veća je muka u tome što se kultura i lepa reč prave na privilegiju malog broja ljudi, što se otvara prostor raznim nepismenjacima da truju jezik i ljude oko sebe i što niko ne gleda šta će biti sutra. Na primer, ja bih "b92" kaznio ogromnom globom zbog gluposti koje njima redovno u vestima idu u program. Svaka njima čast na borbi za demokratiju, ali ja bih da se malo izbore i za osnovnoškolsku kuluturu izražavanja. Svojevremeno sam doživeo da od osobe koja u osnovnoj školi predaje srpski, na pitanje kako to da nisi čuo za pesmu "Sekula se u zmiju pretvorio" (što je jedan od značajnijih izvora za izučavaoce mita o zmaju kod Srba), dobio odgovor: "Pa ja sam studirao Svetsku književnost." Da podsetim, to smatra prestižnijom katedrom i rečena pesma se uči u šestom osnovne. Fakultet mu za to nije bio potreban. Ali ovo nije tema za kukumavčenje. Za to imam blog.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 15-06-2009, 12:56:29
"Laguna" je objavila "Tamnu reku" - nastavak jako zanimljivog romana "Putnik". Nažalost, Goran Skrobonja ovoga puta nije potpisan kao prevodilac.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-06-2009, 19:36:32
Upravo sam završio čitanje romana The Strain. Pisci su Giljermo del Toro i Čak Hogan. Pravo da vam kažem, ambivalentan sam prema ovom ostvarenju. Sa jedne strane, konačno smo opet dobili vampire kao neljudska čudovišta, koja ne samo da su zla, već i nehajna prema ljudskom rodu. S druge strane, roman previše podseća na scenario za film, a vidi se i poveliki uticaj Simonsove "Dece noći". Ćak i da zanemarimo raznorazne istraživačke propuste koje su autori učinili (na primer, pogrešan naziv za ruske vampire), što se od dvojice Amerikanaca i mora očekivati, roman ima poprilično medicinskih nedoslednosti, koje se na filmskom platnu ne bi primetile, ali sa stranica jednostavno vrište. Međutim, The Strain je solidno napisan roman, po stilu jako sličan Simonsovim izletima u horor, sa kojima deli i tu osobinu da nije ni najmanje strašan. Prva trećina romana obećava mnogo, ali ostatak knjige u velikoj je meri izneveravanje tog obećanja. Naravno, ovo nije samostalno delo i može se očekivati bar jedan nastavak, ali mi nos govori da će pre biti dva. Film nam, u svakom slučaju, ne gine.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-06-2009, 01:17:10
Ja sam tu prvu zbirku video kad je izišla, ali sam rešio da pričekam da vidim šta kritika kaže. Hajde daj malo detaljniji prikaz, iz svog ugla...

Napisao sam kratku primedbu za svaku priču, ali postavio sam na blogu, da ne bih ovde gušio temu. Ne znam da li ti je uključeno da vidiš potpise, pa evo adrese: http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-06-2009, 10:23:04
Sledeće na mom spisku za čitanje:

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The Mirrored Heavens

Although normally cast in the future, science fiction still tends to be built upon current or relatively recent events and the state of the world. That's certainly the case with The Mirrored Heavens, the debut novel by David J. Williams. Williams uses terrorist threats, political battles, military branch rivalries and East-West distrust and tension as tools for a tale that combines military-flavored SF with a heavy dose of cyberpunk.

The Mirrored Heavens is set in 2110 on an Earth decimated environmentally and still feeling the ramifications of a nuclear war in the Middle East. The dominant political powers are the U.S. and a Eurasian coalition of Slavic countries and China. Those powers and the neutral Western European states run by commerce-oriented "Euro Magnates" have isolated their information systems from each other, including firewalls sealing off their cyberspace "zones." The book focuses on the hunt for Autumn Rain, a mysterious terrorist organization which has destroyed the Phoenix Space Elevator, a joint project of the United States and the Eurasian Coalition as part of the détente of the Second Cold War.

Williams approaches the tale with three different story lines involving different pairings of individuals. One is Claire Haskell and Jason Marlowe. Hearkening to some of the best cyberpunk tradition, Claire is a "razor," physically modified and trained to immerse herself into zones, including hacking into an enemy's. Jason is a "mechanic," a heavily armed and armored agent who can physically carry out missions facilitated by a razor hacking into and undermining opponents in the zones. Another razor-mechanic pairing exists with the Operative and his razor, Lynx; they are in search of a former fellow agent who has retired to the moon. While these groups are hunting Autumn Rain, Lyle Spencer, an undercover agent, is being blackmailed into helping Linehan, a rogue trying to escape the United States.

Using the different story lines means The Mirrored Heavens has almost non-stop action. It seems as if at least one of the pairings is always engaged in blasting their way into or out of almost hopeless situations. As a result, the book seems the verbal equivalent of a first-person shooter video game. The action is hard-hitting, as well as highly destructive and widely fatal. It's amazing the mechanics can carry as much ammo and explosives as they do. Of course, they need to given the fact they always are exceedingly outnumbered.

For those who love stories driven by descriptions of ferocious combat against great odds, The Mirrored Heavens is likely a success. The work also evokes some of the best of cyberpunk. It isn't nearly as strong from other perspectives, though.

The characters are stiff and somewhat one-sided with their penchant for death and destruction. We see little of how the detailed future Williams has affected them other than in their official roles. Instead, that future often tends to be simply background and transition pieces for their battle royales. In addition, some of the lead characters occasionally speak in almost comic book terms with ponderous remarks like "Next stop: Armageddon."

Undoubtedly, the world of The Mirrored Heavens is vividly imagined. It is also explored in greater detail on the book's website. Still, some of that wealth of information might have come in handy as background in the book itself. For example, a minor role player is the Jaguars, a terrorist organization in South America. It makes appearances here and there but is never really explored.

Finally, the infighting among and conspiratorial machinations of the various political and military players, as well as the individual characters, is convoluted. Often leaving the reader uncertain as to which side anybody is on or their ultimate goals, there are just too many wheels within wheels in the various plots and counterplots.

Still, given his splendid world creation, Williams has the ingredients for a long run of novels. He may reach a broader audience expanding the scope beyond the first-person shooter feel. Even if he sticks with nonstop action, there's little doubt the state of the world and politics will be able to keep him fully supplied with potential storylines for his future Earth.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 17-06-2009, 15:28:10
"Laguna" je objavila "Tamnu reku" - nastavak jako zanimljivog romana "Putnik". Nažalost, Goran Skrobonja ovoga puta nije potpisan kao prevodilac.

Cisto kao vodilja, da li je nastavak isti/bolji/gori od prvog dela? Posto je prvi deo poceo kao bomba a zavrsio kao petarda, sa usputnom pokvarenom forom potpuno otvorenog kraja (ustvari izgleda kao da ga je pisac prekinuo na pola recenice i stavio "to be continued") citanje drugog dela dolazi u obzir jedino ako je daleeeeko bolji od prvog.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-06-2009, 17:02:09
Pravo da ti kažem, ne sećam se baš najbolje. Obe knjige sam čitao u vreme kad su se pojavile u Americi, a od tada je prošlo prilično vremena. Čini mi se da ja nastavak blago lošiji od prethodnika, ali možda je to stoga što se izgubio onaj osećaj pregršti novih ideja koji je priliko čitanja prve knjige jako upečatljiv.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-06-2009, 23:53:50
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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Teenagers love a good apocalypse. Who doesn't? All those annoying rules suspended. Society's pretenses made irrelevant. Malls to be looted. School out forever.

But in The Forest and Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan's marvelous debut novel, the post-apocalypse is defined more by constraints than freedoms. The book begins seven generations after the Return, an undead plague that has ended civilization as we know it. Of course, a zombie outbreak usually means shotguns and mall looting--the very essence of freedom. But more than a century on from the Return, the malls have already been looted, and shotguns are a distant memory. The novel's heroine, Mary, lives in a village surrounded by one last vestige of industrial technology: a chain-link fence, beyond which is a vast forest full of shambling, eternally ravenous undead--the forest of hands and teeth. No villager ever goes outside this fence, unless they want to die. (And given this bleak scenario, some do.)

Mary's world is bounded not only by the fence but by the archaic traditions of her people, which are enforced by a religious order called the Sisterhood. Marriages, childbirth, death, every stage of life must be controlled to sustain the village's precarious existence. Even the houses are circumscribed--literally--with passages of scripture carved into every entrance to remind the inhabitants of the rules that sustain human life amid the horrors of the forest.

After so long an isolation, the village is beginning to forget. Some doubt that there really was a time before the Return, with giant cities and wondrous technologies. Others believe that nothing at all exists beyond the forest of hands and teeth. And nobody but Mary and her slightly mad mother believes in something called "the ocean," a huge and unbounded space beyond the reach of the undead.

Mary is the sort of teenager who dreams of bigger things. Not just the ocean, but epic romance and adventure beyond the fence, maybe even other villages somewhere out there, safe behind their own fences. She believes that answers can be found to questions like, What made the Return happen? And what was it like before?

Escaping the confines of home for the greater world is, of course, one of the great themes of teen literature. But few heroes in any genre have faced an obstacle as daunting as the forest of hands and teeth. Though Ryan's writing is as lyrical as her title, this novel is driven by the same grim relentlessness that animates any good zombie film. Elegant prose and undead hordes combine to create a story where high drama feels completely unforced, where tension is constant, and where an image as simple as the open sea is achingly romantic.

Zombies have been metaphors for many things: consumerism, contagion in an overpopulated world, the inevitability of death. But here they resonate with a particularly teenage realization about the world--that social limits and backward traditions are numberless and unstoppable, no matter how shambling they may seem at first.

And yet we must try to escape them anyway, lest we wither inside the fence.--Scott Westerfeld
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-06-2009, 01:39:10
Nove knjige. Vonderboy epske fantastike, Brendon Senderson, konačno je u papiru objavio Warbreaker, stand-alone roman koji je u više verzija mogao da se skine s Sendersonovog sajta. Naravno, ovo je sjajan trenutak, pošto uskoro izlazi prvi deo dvanaestog dela "Točka vremena" - taman pred kraj ovog Doba od 13000 godina. Baš me zanima ko je trenutan Zmajeva reinkarnacija...

Kevin Enderson počinje fentezi ciklus romanom The Edge of the World. Nešto ne volem Endersona, ali moram priznati da je reč o subjektivnom osećaju, pošto se nisam potrudio da pročitam njegov opus, mada imam ponešto na policama.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-06-2009, 01:54:31
Inače, postoje neki izgledi, mada slabi, da se na srpskom jeziku pojavi neverovatno zabavan i palpy serijal Nightside, britanskog pisca Simona Greena. Držim palčeve.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-06-2009, 19:06:46
U knjižari "Akademija" može da se kupi trilogija Braided Path, po relativno niskoj ceni od 700 RSD po komadu. Pohitajte. Ja sam se ispucao za neke retke knjige u "Ekvilibrijumu", pa moram da sačekam...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-06-2009, 22:10:03
Za nekoliko dana, tačnije 7. jula, iz štampe izlazi By Heresies Distressed, američkog pisca Dejvida Vebera. Nakon mlakog Storm from the Shadows, ovaj nastavak tipično bejnovske sprege alternativne istorije i spejs opere trebalo bi da Vebera vrati na liste bestselera. U novembru nas očekuje Torch of Freedom, roman koji je pisao sa Erikom Flintom, a koji se bavi planetom bivših robova. Veberov "Onorverzum" očigledno počinje da pati od manjka uverljivih negativaca, što se poprilično odražava na njegovo pisanje. Verovatno je jedan od razloga tome činjenica da je nameravao da ubije svoju glavnu junakinju i da ulogu lučonoše prepusti njenom sinu. Na kraju ga je odluka da popusti pred zahtevima čitalaca za još jednim romanom u serijalu koštala kreativnog lutanja. Ostaje da se vidi hoće li "Onorverzume" povratiti mesto najčitanije spejs opere na tržištu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 25-06-2009, 11:58:03
Novi unos na blogu, opet palamudački. Čisto da upozorim.

Inače, Džim Bučer planira zbirku priča o Hariju Drezdenu. Mada za sada ima pet ili šest kratkih priča objavljenih u raznim antologijama drugih priređivača, ovo će biti prva koja će sadržati isključivo priče o Hariju. Još ne znam da li će u njoj učestvovati i drugi pisci, ali po svemu sudeči ne bih rekao.

Brendon Senderson najavljuje novu tetralogiju, Way of Kings. Polako postaje jedan od najplaćenijih pisaca epske fantastike. Ove knjige objavljivaće se naizmenično s "Točkom vremena".
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-06-2009, 15:16:13
Počeo sam da na blogu objavljujem niz tekstova o Stivenu Eriskonu i njegovom serijalu "Malazan". Danas je objavljen prvi tekst, sa sve sličicama, pa ko voli nek izvoli.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 27-06-2009, 01:13:36
A evo i neceg za tebe i tvoje fanove  8-)

http://www.marlamason.net/boneshop/
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 27-06-2009, 01:18:15
A evo i neceg za tebe i tvoje fanove  8-)

http://www.marlamason.net/boneshop/

Ja imam fanove?  :? :? :?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 30-06-2009, 01:20:22
Kevin Anderson (ili je Enderson?) završio je sedmotomnu sf Saga of Seven Suns, pa ću je i pročitati, ali pre toga pozabaviću se novim njegovim romanom, koji mi na prvi pogled ne deluje preterano zanimljivo, The Edge of the World. Kritičari ovo delo nazivaju "zapanjujućim i neverovatnim fentezi debijem", a i publika ga je dobro primila. Što se mene tiče, skeptičan sam, pošto u poslednje vreme nešto nema romana vrednih čitanja. Videćemo.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 30-06-2009, 12:26:45
Gardner Dozoa objavio novu zbirku The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-sixth Annual Collection, koja sadrži i jedno delo sinoćnjeg pasivnog učesnika kviza. Pogodite kojeg. Evo nekih od uključenih autora (u zbirku, ne u kviz): Michael Swanwick's "From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled", Paolo Bacigalupi's "The Gambler", Mary Robinette Kowal's "Evil Robot Monkey", Charles Coleman Finlay's "The Political Prisoner", Nancy Kress' "The Erdmann Nexus", James Alan Gardner's "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story", and Ian McDonald's "The Tear", plus other stories by Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Jay Lake, Paul McAuley, Greg Egan...

Žaklin Keri, verovali ili ne, ima fanove u Srbiji. Ne znam da li neki od njih obitavaju na Sagiti, ali svejedno vredi napomenuti da je objavila sedmi roman, pod naslovom Naamah's Kiss.

Ester Frezner priredila je antologiju o vešticama, ali humorističkog tipa. Po spisku autora reklo bi se da se ovo mora kupiti. Neki od njih su: Harry Turtledove, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jan and S.M. Stirling, K.D. Wentworth, and Robin Wayne Bailey.

Još jedan od učesnika sinoćnjeg kviza, Robert Čarls Vilson, učesnik je i u ovoj, kako mi ono rekoše... "kvaziblogovjskoj kolumni koja nikoga ne zanima"...  da, to je to. Roman se zove Julian Comstock.

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Hugo-winner Wilson (Axis) perpetrates a kind of skewed steampunk novel set in a postcollapse, imperial United States returned to 19th-century technology and mores. Julian Comstock, the disgraced nephew of the tyrannical American president, grows up in a small town in what was formerly northern Canada. Adam Hazzard, Julian's working-class friend, and Sam Godwin, a bluff old retainer and secret Jew, struggle to keep Julian alive despite his uncle's hatred and Julian's proclivity for annoying the repressive Dominion Church. When Julian is drafted to fight the invading Dutch in Labrador, exaggerated tales of his heroism, written by would-be novelist Adam, catapult the young aristocrat to unwanted fame. Written with the eloquence and elegance of a Victorian novel, this thoughtful tale combines complex characters, rousing military adventure and a beautifully realized, unnerving future.

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 08-07-2009, 16:01:37
Kao malu najavu romana "Kralj trnja", na mom blogu možete pročitati razgovor sa piscem, Gregom Kizom, koji prati originalno izdanje ovog romana. Intervju je objavljen uz saglasnost izdavača.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 10-07-2009, 01:14:33
Od sedmog jula u prodaji je novi roman Dejvida Vebera, By Heresies Distressed. Reč je o trećem u serijalu Safehold. Da podsetim, Veber se u ovom serijalu zapravo poigrava motivima koje su pre njega razradili braća Strugacki i Dejvid Drejk, ali to tako umešno i zabavno radi da ljubitelji alternativne istorije i spejs opere mogu da sasvim lepo uživaju - bar u prve dve knjige, koje sam pročitao.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 10-07-2009, 21:25:36
Takođe od sedmog jula u prodaji je antologija Strange Brew. Priređivač je P. N. Elrod, poznat po serijalima o vampirima, a antologija sadrži priče trenutno najpopularnijih pisaca urbane fantastike.

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Today’s hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic!

In Charlaine Harris’ “Bacon,” a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witch from an ancient line to find out who killed her beloved husband. In “Seeing Eye” by Patricia Briggs, a blind witch helps sexy werewolf Tom Franklin find his missing brother—and helps him in more ways than either of them ever suspected.  And in Jim Butcher’s “Last Call,” wizard Harry Dresden takes on the darkest of dark powers—the ones who dare to mess with this favorite beer.

For anyone who’s ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who’s imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-07-2009, 11:16:41
Osmi deo serijala Vampire Earth objavljen je i od strane moje malenkosi pročitan. Uobičajeno solidan roman, Winter Duty razrađuje teme iz prethodna dva romana, ali ne donosi ništa preterano novo. Na samom početku imamo neke nagoveštaje u vezi s budućnošću serijala, ali pisac ih tokom ovog romana nije razradio. Da podsetim, Winter Duty je deo serijala Vampire Earth, koji se odvija krajem 21. veka na planeti Zemlji, koju su osvojili vanzemaljci što se hrane ljudskim aurama.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-07-2009, 00:16:43
Elen Datlou je pred objavljivanjem knjige Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, a Džon Kesel i Džejms Patrik Keli za istog izdavača kao Datlouova objavljuju The Secret History of Science Fiction. Ostatak članka možete pročitati na mom blogu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-07-2009, 17:04:28
U narednih nekoliko dana na blogu ću objaviti prikaze tri antologije koje se bave urbanom fantastikom, hororom i naučnom fantastikom. Opširnije na http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/ (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 19-07-2009, 20:48:27
Ova treca je antologija - stare price...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-07-2009, 23:00:34
Izvini, Mićo, nisam te shvatio...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Ghoul on 20-07-2009, 00:11:53
oće reći da ima mnogo starih priča, nisu sve originalno pisane za antologiju niti nove - mnoge su iz BOOK OF THE DEAD 1 & 2, itd.
neke su bile čak i u EMITORIMA...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 20-07-2009, 00:48:41
Aha... misli se na The Living Dead... Da, za razliku od sf zbirke i urbanofantastične The Living Dead ima ponavljanja. Međutim, ja jako slabo pratim kratku priču, tako da je velika većina njih za mene bila nova.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 08-08-2009, 14:24:25
Na nekoliko novih romana valja obratiti pažnju:

Pre svega, na The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan. Kijernanova je vodeća perjanica savremene mračne fantastike/horora i pisac čija se dela obično opisuju kao deeply disturbing. Za prefinjena sagitaška nepca to je zalogaj koji se ne sme zaobići. Čitao sam njen prvi roman i... mljac!

Naredna tri romana/serijala pripadaju niši koju volim da zovem "treš fentezi", a u koju svrstavam Salvatorea, Aberkombija i njima slične majstore. Naravno, bez ove kategorije se ne može, jer većini služi kao uvod u fantastiku. Po svemu sudeći, sa ovim piscima se valja upoznati ako a) tek uplovljavate u žanrovske vode, ili b) sebe smatrate toliko uronjenim u pomenutu tekućinu da morate pratiti ama baš sve.

A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves by Chris Evans

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Konowa Swiftdragon, once commander of the Calahrian Empire’s renowned Iron Elves, is now a disgraced ex-soldier. Though elvish, Konowa is more comfortable with metal and fire than with nature and, like all the Iron Elves, was marked at birth for an ill-omened destiny by the malevolent Shadow Monarch. When a prophetic Red Star falls, awakening lost magic, Konowa is recalled to find it with a new regiment of Iron Elves—except this bunch is the dregs of the military and not even elves. Their journey is plagued by monsters and an unforeseen rebellion, but the worst is to come. The Shadow Monarch’s play for the Star is a ruse masking another intent that Konowa doesn’t see until too late. An earthy, sardonic antihero, Konowa stands uneasily at the crux of a complicated network of loyalties while flanked by a large, colorful cast. Though knotty political machinations confuse the beginning, they eventually add richness to Evans’ militaristic fantasy world, in which magic users mix with musket-wielding soldiers. A truly worrying conclusion hooks readers for book two.

Empire in Black & Gold: Shadows of the Apt. Book One by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his home city of Collegium, but now the Empire is on the march, with its spies and its armies everywhere, and the Lowlands lie directly in its path. All the while, Stenwold has been training youthful agents to fight the Wasp advance, and the latest recruits include his niece, Che, and his mysterious ward, Tynisa. When his home is violently attacked, he is forced to send them ahead of him and, hotly pursued, they fly by airship to Helleron, the first city in line for the latest Wasp invasion.Stenwold and Che are Beetle-kinden, one of many human races that take their powers and inspiration each from a totem insect, but he also has allies of many breeds: Mantis, Spider, Ant, with their own particular skills. Foremost is the deadly Mantis-kinden warrior, Tisamon, but other very unlikely allies also join the cause. As things go from bad to worse amid escalating dangers, Stenwold learns that the Wasps intend to use the newly completed railroad between Helleron and Collegium to launch a lightning strike into the heart of the Lowlands. Then he gathers all of his agents to force a final showdown in the engine yard ...

The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy) by Brent Weeks

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For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city's most accomplished artist.

For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 09-08-2009, 13:01:50
Ponekad se i fejsbuk isplati. Mesečevi vrtovi, dugo očekivani prvi deo A tale of Malazan book of the Fallen serijala, izlazi u septembru, barem mi tako reče Laguna na fejsbuku. Rejoice!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 12-08-2009, 02:16:49
Sledeće godine trebalo bi da čitamo nastavak romana The Course of Empire Erika Flinta i K. D. Ventvort. S tim u vezi na mom blogu može da se pročita kratak osvrt na ovu spejs operu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: CorwinM on 13-08-2009, 08:52:04

Brendon Senderson najavljuje novu tetralogiju, Way of Kings. Polako postaje jedan od najplaćenijih pisaca epske fantastike. Ove knjige objavljivaće se naizmenično s "Točkom vremena".
Gad.

Inače, najnovija knjiga u WoT serijalu, the Gathering Storm, završena je i vlasnici/administratori fan sajtova su je već pročitali. Ako im je vjerovati, radi se o jednoj od najboljih do sada.
Ima li išta novo o Martinovom serijalu?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 13-08-2009, 11:07:58
Novo pomeranje. Martin je previše zauzet radom na Wild Cards. Po nekim njegovim izjavama zključio bih da je potpuno izgubio interesovanje za SoIaF, te da piše na silu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 13-08-2009, 17:05:50
Nije valjda da nastavak nece izaci ni ove godine ?? Cini mi se da se spominjo neki termin na jesen 2009 ?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 13-08-2009, 17:19:04
Poslednje što sam ja čuo je da će objavljivanje biti pomereno za decembar. Ali pošto GRRM još prerađuje neka poglavlja, učestvuje u produkciji pilot-epizode za HBO, uređuje Suicide Kings...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 14-08-2009, 22:41:45
Danas sam dobio dva ARC-a (Advanced Reading Copy). Reč je o novom romanu Robin Hob, Dragon Keeper, i o novom romanu Dejvida Vebera i Erika Flinta, Torch of Freedom. Javljam kako je čim pročitam.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-08-2009, 23:40:21
Malo sam pročeprkao po romanima koje sam poslednji put pomenuo. Hobova se vraća svetu Fica i Bingtaun trejdera, a Flint me je malko razoračarao. Toliko za sada.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Goran Skrobonja on 21-08-2009, 12:44:01
Objavio The Onion:

Sci-Fi Writer Attributes Everything Mysterious To 'Quantum Flux'

August 10, ROLLA, MO—A reading of Gabriel Fournier's The Eclipse Of Infinity reveals that the new science-fiction novel makes more than 80 separate references to "quantum flux," a vaguely defined force the author uses to advance the plot, resolve conflict as needed, and account for dozens of glaring inconsistencies.
The strange force is used to explain everything from time travel to why everyone in the novel can understand aliens.

"I'm really excited about this latest book—there's action, adventure, drama, and a little bit of something for everyone," said Fournier, who decided to introduce the narrative device after realizing that the galactic ambassador vaporized in chapter two needed to be alive a lot longer. "And, of course, there's something I call quantum flux, which is like the binding force behind everything in the universe. Plus, it can cause time travel. And it's an energy source, too."

In Fournier's novel, the idea that particles of energy can appear suddenly out of nowhere is used to explain events that might otherwise seem random, such as how a starship achieves light speed despite the total destruction of its engines in battle, why a loyal first officer suddenly decides to spy on behalf of the aliens who murdered his family, and what became of the security captain whose Southern accent was getting annoying to work with.

"This is a huge oversimplification, but you can think of it as The Matrix times a million," Fournier said. "I use quantum flux to explore crucial questions about the nature of our universe, but also to probe basic human experiences we can all relate to. In my novel, as in life, sometimes things don't quite work out the way you planned."

The book's cover depicts Quantum Flux in the vacuum of deep space, a phenomenon readers later learn can be harnessed to open wormholes or provide eternal youth.

At the beginning of The Eclipse Of Infinity, a catastrophic quantum flux event on a nearby moon is threatening to destroy the planet Magnus 9. When the planet's shields suddenly become inoperable due to a quantum flux surge, the inhabitants frantically evacuate. At the end of the first chapter, the novel's protagonist, Cutter Van Dusen, clutches the hand of his dying mother, who before succumbing to quantum flux poisoning tells her son that an oracle has chosen him to travel back in time through a quantum flux rupture and save the planet by harnessing the power of a strange, mysterious force known as "quantum flux."
Though the storytelling device provided Fournier with what seemed like an endlessly flexible narrative structure, the author acknowledged that he still suffered from writer's block on at least one occasion.

"I had written myself into a corner," said Fournier, who recalled sitting for weeks just staring at the words "Chapter 12: Quantum Flux" on an otherwise blank computer screen. "Then out of nowhere, this really amazing twist came to me. I don't want to give it away, but if you've read carefully up to that point, it makes perfect sense."

According to Fournier, the rest of the novel—in which, on average, quantum flux is invoked every two pages to negate the effects of earlier quantum flux incidents—just seemed to flow from there.
"It was one of those rare moments when I was writing without any effort at all," said Fournier, who made use of quantum flux to iron out the remaining wrinkles in his plot, finding in it an unexpected justification for why Cutter's nemesis, Mal-Dag Par, abruptly switches gender for three chapters. "It's almost as if I were possessed by some kind of powerful unseen force or something."
Fournier told reporters that The Eclipse Of Infinity is part of a trilogy, the second book of which, Denizens Of Flux, will begin with a sudden fluxquake that ties up several of the first novel's loose ends.

The author admitted he wasn't entirely sure yet how the final book in the series, A Flux Quantum, would end.

"I'm giving it a lot of thought," said Fournier, who hinted that he has been toying with some cosmological theories that suggest different versions of his storyline could exist in multiple parallel universes. "I want to make sure that readers who've stuck with me through all three novels get the payoff they deserve."

In the meantime, Fournier is at work on an old-fashioned Western about a rugged band of pioneers who make their way across the unforgiving prairie only to find a fearsome enemy lying in wait—a tribe of Indians who wield a strange and ancient power the white men call "Cherokee flux."
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-08-2009, 12:50:48
Znači, nije Deus Ex Machina, nego je Quantum Flux. Izem ti vic, Dule.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-08-2009, 15:06:05
U poslednjih mesec dana objavljeno je nekoliko zanimljivih knjiga. Što se mene tiče, nabavljao sam neke starije naslove koje sam propustio u studentskim danima, ali red je da se pomene ono što je zanimljivo i ono što je ostvarilo neki uspeh.

Bad Moon Rising je najnoviji roman u serijalu Dark-Hunter, autorke Šerilin Kenjon. Reč je o izuzetno popularnoj spisateljici, čiji bi se romani mogli svideti obožavateljkama "Sumraka". Kod nas ju je objavljivala izdavačku kuća "Porta Libris", ali bez velikog uspeha.

The Winds of Dune je poslednji nastavak u serijalu "Dina". Naravno, Kevin Anderson i sin pokojnog Frenka Herberta potpisani su kao autori.

Kejdž Bejker je napisala YA fentezi romančić pod naslovom The Hotel Under the Sand.

Na kraju, najslađe, Stiven Erikson je napokon objavio nastavak svojih novela o sumanutim nekromantima (ko je čitao "Mesečeve vrtove" znaće o čemu pričam): The Lees of Laughter's End.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 24-08-2009, 16:03:33
E da, skoro je izašao i 9ti deo Malazana :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-08-2009, 18:12:43
E da, skoro je izašao i 9ti deo Malazana :)

U Engleskoj. Tamo uvek izlazi ranije. Ali kako ja knjige naručujem iz Severne Amerike, ne znači mi mnogo.

Inače, u svetu Malazana očekuje nas, nakon desete knjige u serijalu Book of the Fallen, nov ciklus od devet knjiga koji piše Erikson i još četiri ICE-ove knjige. Sve u svemu, izgleda da ćemo i naredne decenije imati prilike da svake godine dobijamo po jedan tom.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: divča on 25-08-2009, 20:57:40
Ovde (http://browseinside.harpercollins.com.au/index.aspx?isbn13=9780007260331) možete da gvirnete u prvih stotinak strana (odličnih inače) novog romana Kim Stenli Robinsona, da vidite kako je nastao taj teleskop koji danas slavi rođendan.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-08-2009, 13:11:46
Na mom blogu prvi deo prikaza romana Waarbreaker Brendona Sendersona: http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/ (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Black swan on 26-08-2009, 15:56:59
pratim ti blog ok je
nego reci ti nama jel ti samo čitaš knjige :D
stigneš li šta drugo

znam da brzo čitaš ali brate što je puno puno je
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 26-08-2009, 16:19:47
Heheheh, koliko ja znam, Nightflier i ne čita toliko koliko je pre...pre je čitao mnogo, mnogo više :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 27-08-2009, 01:06:17
pratim ti blog ok je
nego reci ti nama jel ti samo čitaš knjige :D
stigneš li šta drugo

znam da brzo čitaš ali brate što je puno puno je

Zapravo, čitam još mnogo toga. Na primer, evo šta sam pročitao tokom prethodnih nedelju dana:

Stripovi:

Mystic 43 epizode
Ultimate Fantastic Four 50 epizoda

Ozbiljne stvari:

Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Secrets
The Cambridge History of Russia
The Gospel of Food
The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
Ritual Magic

Nekada sam čitao mnogo više (knjigu dnevno, u proseku), ali sada ne postižem.

Inače, cenjene dame i gospodo, od danas se mome blogu kao saradnik pridružio moj mladi ali persperktivni (ljubomoran sam - i ja sam nekada bio perspektivan!) kolega, Srđan Ajduković, aka High Duke. Poželimo mu dobrodošlicu gromoglasnim aplauzom (ili makar mlakim tapšanjem)...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 27-08-2009, 02:33:01
O-o-o-o-o, ekstra, veoma sam obradovan ovom vešću! :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 27-08-2009, 02:57:33
O-o-o-o-o, ekstra, veoma sam obradovan ovom vešću! :)

Postepeno ću dodavati saradnike. Nažalost, ne stižem da se posvetim blogu koliko bi trebalo, ali napreduje da ta priča malo-pomalo.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 27-08-2009, 07:42:04
Cestitke za Dukea xcheers.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 27-08-2009, 23:28:38
Na http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com) postavljen je prikaz romana Dragon Keeper, spisateljice Robin Hob. Roman je objavljen u Velikoj Britaniji a još se čeka objavljivanje u SAD.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 06-09-2009, 23:27:07
Ljubitelji epske fantastike valjalo bi da obrate pažnju na roman The Magicians. Pisac je Lev Grosman, a evo šta kaže Amazon:

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Amazon Best of the Month, August 2009: Mixing the magic of beloved children's fantasy classics (from Narnia and Oz to Harry Potter and Earthsea) with the sex, excess, angst, and anticlimax of life in college and beyond, Lev Grossman's Magicians reimagines modern-day fantasy for grownups. Quentin Coldwater lives in a state of perpetual melancholy, privately obsessed with his childhood books about the enchanted land of Fillory. When he’s admitted to the surreptitious Brakebills Academy for an education in magic, Quentin finds mastering spells is tedious (and love is even more fraught). He also discovers his power has thrilling potential--though it's unclear what he should do with it once he's moved with his new magician cohorts to New York City. Then they discover the magical land of Fillory is real and launch an expedition to use their powers to set things right in the kingdom--which, naturally, turns out to be a much murkier proposition than expected. The Magicians breathes life into a cast of characters you want to know--if the people you want to know are charismatic, brilliant, complex, flawed magicians--and does what Quentin claims books never really manage to do: "get you out, really out, of where you were and into somewhere better. " Or if not better, at least a heck of a lot more interesting. --Mari Malcolm 
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Ygg on 07-09-2009, 00:22:32
Ljubitelji epske fantastike valjalo bi da obrate pažnju na roman The Magicians. Pisac je Lev Grosman, a evo šta kaže Amazon:
Na trenutak mi se učinilo da piše Lav Geršman!  xrotaeye
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 07-09-2009, 02:23:13
Teri Bruks se setio da objavi novi naslov u serijalu "Landover". Reč je A Princess of Landover.

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After fourteen years, New York Times bestselling fantasy master Terry Brooks has returned to the magic kingdom of Landover. The remarkable realm of dragons, demons, wizards, and wonders that wove an irresistible spell in five classic novels throws open its gates at long last for a brand-new adventure featuring a dazzling cast of characters and creatures.

Ben Holiday, Chicago lawyer and mere mortal turned monarch of enchanted Landover, has grappled with scheming barons, fire-breathing beasts, diabolical conjurers, and extremely wicked witches. None of whom have prepared him for the most daunting of challengers–a teenage daughter. Sent by Ben and his beloved sylph bride, Willow, to an exclusive girls’ prep school, headstrong (and half-magical) Mistaya Holiday has found life in the natural world a less than perfect fit. And when her latest rebellious antics get her indefinitely suspended, she’s determined to resume her real education–learning sorcery from court wizard Questor Thews–whether her parents like it or not.

But back home in Landover, Mistaya’s frustrated father is just as determined that the precocious princess learn some responsibility, and he declares her grounded until she successfully refurbishes the long-forsaken royal library. Mortified by the prospect of salvaging a king’s ransom in moldy books–and horrified by word that repulsive local nobleman Lord Laphroig seeks to marry her–Mistaya decides that the only way to run her own life is to run away from home.

So begins an eventful odyssey peppered with a formidable dragon, recalcitrant gnomes, an inscrutable magic cat, a handsome librarian, a sinister sorcerer, and more than a few narrow escapes as fate draws Landover’s intrepid princess to the last place she expected to go, and into the thick of a mystery that will put her mettle to the test–and might bring the kingdom to its knees.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 07-09-2009, 10:24:17
A sada rasisitičko-seksistička The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF. Zbirka je kontoverzna, pošto sadrži priče isključivo belih pisaca muškog roda i opredeljenja. Evo sadržaja:

   1. "Out of the Sun" by Arthur C. Clarke
   2. "The Pevatron Rats" by Stephen Baxter *
   3. "The Edge of the Map" by Ian Creasey
   4. "Cascade Point" by Timothy Zahn
   5. "A Dance to Strange Musics" by Gregory Benford
   6. "Palindromic" by Peter Crowther
   7. "Castle in the Sky" by Robert Reed *
   8. "The Hole in the Hole" by Terry Bisson
   9. "Hotrider" by Keith Brooke
  10. "Mother Grasshopper" by Michael Swanwick
  11. "Waves and Smart Magma" by Paul Di Filippo *
  12. "The Black Hole Passes" by John Varley
  13. "The Peacock King" by Ted White & Larry McCombs
  14. "Bridge" by James Blish
  15. "Anhedonia" by Adam Roberts *
  16. "Tiger Burning" by Alastair Reynolds
  17. "The Width of the World" by Ian Watson
  18. "Our Lady of the Sauropods" by Robert Silverberg
  19. "Into the Miranda Rift" by G. David Nordley
  20. "The Rest is Speculation" by Eric Brown *
  21. "Vacuum States" by Geoffrey A. Landis

* = New story written for this anthology
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 07-09-2009, 11:39:22
Iz toga je možda je urednik rasista/seksista, knjiga ne. A gledajući autore - još teže. Ne kontam...?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mac on 07-09-2009, 12:00:36
Crnci se bune ako se ne radi po ključu. I ti bi se bunio da si crnac.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 07-09-2009, 12:36:03
Ma nek se bune, imaju pravo na to...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 07-09-2009, 12:51:14
Iz toga je možda je urednik rasista/seksista, knjiga ne. A gledajući autore - još teže. Ne kontam...?

Ma napadaju je u SAD zbog toga. Meni je tako svejedno, naravno. Mislio sam da bi bilo zanimljivo da to pomenem. S druge strane, niko tamo ne pominje Džona Ringoa i njegove tehno-trilere u kojima ružni belac ima harem plavuša-amazonki i kolje talibane i albansku mafiju na sve strane, a prodaju se u po milion primeraka po naslovu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-09-2009, 13:22:47
Septembar je ispao jako solidan kad je reč o sffh ponudi.

Džo Aberkrombi je objavio novi roman, Best Served Cold, smešten u svet svoje prethodne trilogije. Nisam stigao da ga pročitam, ali kritike su dobre.

Danijel Ejbraham je romanom The Price of Spring završio tetralogiju The Long Price Quartet. Čitao sam samo prvu knjigu, ali Ejbraham je podmladak grupe Critical Mass, oformljenoj oko Martina, Snodgrasove, Stirlinga i drugih, tako da je to već samo po sebi preporuka, ako meni ne verujete na reč.

Kejdž Bejker je napisala stimpank novelu, čija je radnja smeštena u njen Company svet. The Women of Nell Gwynne's.

Kejtlin Djui je objavila Sacred Scars, nastavak romana Skin Hunger. Reč je o epskoj fantastici. Prvi roman je kritika toliko nahvalila da sam ga ja nabavio ne razmišljajući. Naravno, razočarao sam se. Pisanje je na nivou Trudi Kanavan. Ako vam se ona dopala, dopašće vam se i ovo. Ako ne, zaobiđite.

Richard Kadrey, Sandman Slim. Ovo mi se čini izuzetno zanimljivim. Imam još jedan Kejdrijev roman, ali nisam ga pročitao. Evo blurba:

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In this edgy, irreverent, often satirical, hardboiled dark fantasy novel, James Stark escapes Hell and ends up in Los Angeles 11 years after his death, with some old scores to settle — while Heaven and Hell have plans of their own for him.

Karl Šreder predstavio četvrti roman u serijalu "Virga". Sjajan tvrđi sf pod naslovom The Sunless Countries.

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 18-09-2009, 04:06:50
Septembar je ispao jako solidan kad je reč o sffh ponudi.

... a tek smo na pola meseca...

Valjalo bi pomenuti i novog Iana Banksa (obratiti paznju na nedostajuce M) sa Transition...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Father Jape on 18-09-2009, 10:27:14
pratim ti blog ok je
nego reci ti nama jel ti samo čitaš knjige :D
stigneš li šta drugo

znam da brzo čitaš ali brate što je puno puno je

Zapravo, čitam još mnogo toga. Na primer, evo šta sam pročitao tokom prethodnih nedelju dana:

Stripovi:

Mystic 43 epizode
Ultimate Fantastic Four 50 epizoda

Ozbiljne stvari:

Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Secrets
The Cambridge History of Russia
The Gospel of Food
The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
Ritual Magic

Nekada sam čitao mnogo više (knjigu dnevno, u proseku), ali sada ne postižem.

Ja se izvinjavam sto upadam ovako zakasnelo i offtopicno, ali oduvek sam hteo nekog od ljudi s ovakvim stazom da upitam - koliko toga posle citanja ostane u glavi, i koliko dugo?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-09-2009, 11:54:11
Pa, najveći je problem što se serijali stope u jedan veeeeliki roman, tako da obično nemam pojma u kojoj se knjizi tačno šta dešava, pošto su mi u glavi pretvorene u takoreći poglavlja istog romana. Neki naslovi se ne zadrže u čeonom režnju. Na primer, kroz nekoliko meseci biće mi potrebno malo napora da se setim ko je ko i šta je šta u Stormcalleru, pošto mi se roman nije preterano dopao. Međutim, ako malo promozgam ili bacim pogled na sinopsis - it all comes backt to me. Kod mene je muka u tome što ne čitam samo ono što volim, već i ono za šta mislim da je relevantno za trenutno stanje žanra, ili toliko komercijalno da se ne sme zaobići, pošto postoji mogućnost da se objavi kod nas - a samim tim i da ja to prevodim. Ne znam kako je kod Melkora, pošto on čita otprilike koliko ja.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 18-09-2009, 12:54:54
Mislim da u poslednje vreme citam poprilicno manje, tj. sporije. A u glavi ostane sasvim dovoljno. Ne pamtis lepe recenice (prepisivanje u spomenar i podvlacenje u knjizi uvek je nekako bilo za devojcice, zar ne? ;)), ne zapamtis svaki plot twist, hell! imam problema da se iz prve setim sta sam sve procitao u poslednja 3 meseca, o poslednje 3 godine da ne govorim, ali pamtis stil pisanja, atmosferu romana, kada prodjem kroz spisak (koji eto, "moram" da pravim) sto rece Nf it all comes back to me i na kraju krajeva znas i secas se sta valja i koliko valja.
A sad bi mogao da pitas i Smrkija posto on ima strogo "informativan" pristup citanju.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-09-2009, 01:16:46
Tokom narednih nedelju ili dve dana najverovatnije neću dolaziti na forum, ili to činiti veoma retko, pa vi nastavite ovu priču bez mene. Baš bih voleo da vidim kakva su tuđa iskustva s čitanjem. Svi smo mi čudaci na svoj način i svi čitamo drugačije. Ova tema retko ide u of topik, ali mislim da sada ne bi bilo zgoreg. Lepo se zabavljajte.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 19-09-2009, 01:40:07
Ja imam slična iskustva kao vas dvojica - pamtim generalnu fabulu dela, ali ga 'ladno mogu nakon godinu dana  ponovo čitati. Imena likova, naročito sporednih-glavnih teško pamtim. Takođe, dela koja mi na kraju ispadnu sranje, lakše zaboravim. Tipa, pročitao sam dva dela onoga sranja od Lojd Aleksandera, o onom prascočuvaru, nit' znam kako se lik zove, nit' se sećam šta se dešava u knjigama, a pročitao sam to možda pre 2 godine. :D
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2009, 13:52:38
My Swordhand Is Singing

Marcus Sedgwick's MY SWORDHAND IS SINGING is a dark novel with a heavy emphasis on thick, snowy forests of Eastern Europe, gypsies, and superstitious town folk. It is the perfect setting for a scary story, but it is also much, much more.

Tomas and his teenage son, Peter, are a pair of traveling woodcutters with a mysterious past that settle down in the village of Chust one winter. Before long a string a deaths strike the village. Peter is perturbed by the villagers' strange reactions to the occurrences. When he asks Tomas about them, his father brushes away his questions as silly folk lore. However, Tomas is also doing his own share of strange things, like digging a trench around their home and filling it with moving water. When Agnes, a girl Peter likes, is symbolically married to a dead man and shut up in a remote hut, Peter tries to rescue her and runs into a monster.

Sedgwick takes pains to distance his tale from the gentleman bloodsucker that Anne Rice and authors like her have embedded into pop culture. The word "vampire" is never mentioned and the vampires, themselves, have varying appearances throughout the novel. He does a great job at weaving various and sometimes seemingly paradoxical pieces of folk lore. This gives the story a great sense of immediacy and realism. Sedgwick also shifts the focus from vampires to people who have to deal with terrifying occurrences at home. The buildup of the growing atmosphere of fear and denial will have readers biting their fingernails.

Marcus Sedgwick seems to take a lot of risks in writing this atypical, historically rich vampire novel. Central to the story line is not the relationship between a human and vampire or a girl and a boy (a la Buffy and Angel), but a wounded relationship between father and son. While this may seem terribly uncool, the realism of this relationship is what grounds the novel and makes the more fantastical elements more believable and scary.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2009, 16:27:13
Na http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com) objavljen je prvi deo spiska naslova epske i naučne fantastike koje će izdavačka kuća IPS objaviti za predstojeći sajam knjiga.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 24-09-2009, 17:01:41
Buhuuuu! Jel to znaci da nece biti drugog dela "Witchera"?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2009, 18:59:34
Mislim da će se sačekati, pa drugi i treći istovremeno, ali ne za ovaj sajam. Problem je što prevodilac živi u Poljskoj, pa dolazi jednom godišnje da bi potpisao ugovor.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2009, 19:04:15
Ispravka, Witcher 2 je na lekturi. Verovatno ide odmah posle sajma.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 24-09-2009, 19:05:50
Izdavaštvo Prosvete je od prošlogodišnjeg Sajma knjiga objavilo nove naslove iz različitih žanrova, među kojima su romani, eseji, drame, knjige pesama, priručnici i leksikoni. Pored drugog izdanja drame Consul u Beogradu, Bore Ćosića, ljubitelji savremene srpske književnosti će u izdanju Prosvete moći da čitaju eseje Gorana Markovića (Češka škola ne postoji) i Dragiše Vasića (Neobjavljeni članci).

Ove godine, Prosveta će čitalačkoj publici sajma knjiga predstaviti i najnovije izdanje čuvenog Leksikona stranih reči i izraza Milana Vujaklije, kao i naslove objavljene u saradnji sa izdavačkom kućom IPS, među kojima su romani nobelovca Gintera Grasa (Kutija), Sola Beloua (Humboltov dar), Elmora Lenarda (Van domašaja), Sergeja Kostina (Vikend u Parizu) i drugih.

Roman Kutija predstavlja Grasov  najuspešniji rad u poslednjih nekoliko godina. Gras je ovde na vrhuncu pripovedačkih mogućnosti. Pojedinačni glasovi junaka se stapaju u hor. Oni se dopunjuju, a u isto vreme su kontradiktorni, oni tvrde i odbacuju. Ova povest se razvija iz raznolikosti glasova i priča, u njoj ništa nije tačno, a sve može da bude istinito. Kroz celu knjigu se prepliću stvarnost i mašta, duhovitost i gorčina. Posebnu ulogu u priči ima jedan stari Agfa fotoaparat.

IPS ove godine predstavlja tri nobelovca

Izdavačka kuća IPS, koja je do sada objavila preko 350 knjiga, kako iz oblasti beletristike, tako i non-fiction-a za decu i odrasle, u svom izdavačkom planu ima još mnogo naslova.
U izdavačkoj delatnosti IPS-a zastupljeni su gotovo svi žanrovi književnosti, a neki od autora za čije objavljivanje knjiga IPS ima ekskluzivna prava su: Le Klezio, Ginter Gras, Žoze Saramago, Jukio Mišima, Sol Belou, Kenzaburo Oe, Majkl Ondatje, Dejvid Memet, Pablo de Santis, Nikolas Evans, Vilijem Gibson, Greg Kiz, Kler Kuk, Majkl Keri, Piter Ejkrojd, Val Mekdermid, Grejam Grin i mnogi drugi.
Veliki broj pomenutih autora dobio je najveće svetske književne nagrade, od Nobelove, preko Pulicerove, Bukerove i nagrade Planeta.
Među najnovijim izdanjima su romani „Čovek koji je hteo da bude kralj i druge priče“, Radjarda Kiplinga (dobitnika Nobelove nagrade 1907.); „Slepilo“ Žozea Saramaga (dobitnik Nobelove nagrade 1998.), „Pad Troje“ Val Mekdermid, a u najavi je i nekoliko romana aktuelnog nobelovca Le Klezioa, od kojih će dva već biti predstavljena na ovogodišnjem Beogradskom sajmu knjiga – Uranija i Tužbalica o gladii.

U izdavačkom programu IPS-a ima dosta dečjih knjiga i onih koje ne pripadaju fikciji, među kojima se posebno ističu vrhunske umetničke monografije koje se izdaju u saradnji sa najvećim svetskim izdavačem iz oblasti umetnosti - Taschen-om. Partneri sa kojima IPS redovno sarađuje su izdavačke kuće Taschen, Pearson, DK, Disney, Robert Frederick, Igloo, Egmont, Libsa, Holland, Usborne, WPL, Parkstone, Quercus i mnogi drugi.
RAD – dva romana Jukia Mišime

Izdavačka kuća Rad će posetiocima ovogodišnjeg Beogradskog sajma knjiga predstaviti najnovije naslove iz oblasti beletristike, objavljene u saradnji za izdavačkom kućom IPS, među kojima su romani Jukia Mišime (Zabranjene boje i Mornar koji je izneverio more), Gastona Lerua (Fantom iz opere), Džodi Piko (19 minuta); biografije Fransiska Franka, Fidela Kastra, Hitlera i Cedunga i mnogi drugi naslovi različitih žanrova. U izdavaštvu Rada je ove godine objavljena čuvena komedija Dušana Kovačevića, Maratonci trče počasni krug, kao i istorijski romani i vodiči najznačajnijih svetskih metropola.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 27-09-2009, 23:02:39
Još jedno izdanje koje će svetlost knjižara premijerno ugledati za sajam knjiga jeste roman The Devil You Know by Mike Carey. Keri je britanski odgovor na Džima Bučera i lagano počinje da se probija i preko bare. NAravno, imam sve što je do danas objavio, ali moram priznati da nisam stigao da pročitam nijedan njegov roman. Evo šta kaže Amazon:

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Aviolent ghost in a world where spirits are rarely mean-spirited is a clue to a deeper mystery in this engrossing dark fantasy debut from comics-writer Carey. Felix Fix Castor is an itinerant exorcist who (like a certain famous group of Hollywood ghost-evicters) alternates between dispatching spooks and doing stage magic at ungrateful children's birthday parties. When he's summoned to end a haunting at London's prestigious Bonnington Archive, he finds a vengeful specter with a blood-veiled face that resists methods for extirpating the usually docile dead. When Castor begins probing more deeply, he quickly finds himself harassed by a ravenous succubus, a belligerent fellow exorcist and a slimy Eastern European pimp. The resolution of this ingeniously multilayered tale will satisfy fans of both fantasy and detective fiction. Fix Castor's wisecracking cleverness in the face of weird nemeses makes him the perfect hardboiled hero for a new supernatural noir series.

Felix Castor is a freelance exorcist, and London is his stamping ground. It may seem like a good ghostbuster can charge what he likes and enjoy a hell of a lifestyle--but there's a risk: Sooner or later he's going to take on a spirit that's too strong for him. While trying to back out of this ill-conceived career, Castor accepts a seemingly simple ghost-hunting case at a museum in the shadowy heart of London--just to pay the bills, you understand. But what should have been a perfectly straightforward exorcism is rapidly turning into the Who Can Kill Castor First Show, with demons and ghosts all keen to claim the big prize. That's OK: Castor knows how to deal with the dead. It's the living who piss him off...

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 27-09-2009, 23:19:22
"Laguna" konačno objavila "Mesečeve vrtove".
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 28-09-2009, 03:01:33
J.J. Adams koji je u poslednje vreme priredio antologije Wastelands i Living Dead nastavlja slicnom temom

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Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 06-10-2009, 18:29:55
Čarobna knjiga izdala Grad  Ember...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 07-10-2009, 17:47:53
Od danas je u prodaji "Olujni talas" Džima Bučera, prvi naslov u serijalu "Drezdenovi dosijei".
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 07-10-2009, 19:18:22
Unseen Academicals Terija Pračeta je u mojim rukama i spreman za čitanje u bolničkim čekaonicama diljem Beograda. Jej!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 07-10-2009, 22:23:25
Čarobna knjiga izdala Grad  Ember...

Bio sam na njihovom sajtu ali posteno nisam nasao ovaj naslov. Moze neki link?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 07-10-2009, 23:00:36
Ako si na fejsu, ima na njihovoj fan stranici da su izbacili to...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 08-10-2009, 16:56:09
Evo, opet su na fejsu objavili da je puštena u prodaju i druga knjiga iz istog serijala, pod imenom Narod Sparksa...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 08-10-2009, 18:56:25
Evo ja nasao oba ta dela na fejsbuku, od Carobne knjige.
Citao sam malo opis, nesto kao apokalipticna vizija buducnosti, jel zna neko nesto vise o piscu, vredi li se baviti s tim ?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 08-10-2009, 19:08:52
Mislim čak da je nightflier to prevodio...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 08-10-2009, 21:58:31
Jeste, ja sam. Prva dva dela. U suštini reč je o romanima za decu. Postapokaliptična naučna fantastika bez neke akcije, ali sa dosta moralnih pouka. Nisam čitao treći i četvrti deo. Koliko znam, treći je prikvel.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 09-10-2009, 10:09:59
znaci govno... pomislio sam da ima neke veze sa zelaznijem, zbog ambera, a ono jos gore...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 09-10-2009, 23:48:07
Ovaj, znaš da je Zelazni mrtav, zar ne? Ne može da postigne da toliko piše u zagrobnom životu. Dosta što je objavio jedan roman otkako je umro. Nije ti on Ladlam.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mac on 10-10-2009, 08:28:15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Ember (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Ember)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 10-10-2009, 09:25:30
Ovaj, znaš da je Zelazni mrtav, zar ne? Ne može da postigne da toliko piše u zagrobnom životu. Dosta što je objavio jedan roman otkako je umro. Nije ti on Ladlam.

Ali znam i za modu postavljanja mladih pisaca da pisu prequele i sequele zarad izvlacenja poslednje pare iz nekog serijala, pa sam pomislio da je to ovde slucaj. Laknulo mi je kad sam shvatio, a jos vise posle tvog opisa, jer cu sad ustedeti pare:)

PS
Jel "Noc u samotnom oktobru" taj posthumno objavljen roman Zelaznija? Znam da mu je to poslednji napisan, ima li jos neki? Ili imamo "ala Dzordan ala Dina" nastavke?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 10-10-2009, 09:58:06
Ne. Početkom godine objavili su roman The Dead Man's Brother, koji je Zelazni napisao pre četrdeset godina, ili tako nešto, ali nikad nije objavio. Reč je o krimiću.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 10-10-2009, 18:51:47
Lord Demon je u stvari napisala Jane Lindskold na osnovu ideje RZ, i to je posthumno izaslo; mozda ima jos jedan, nisam siguran, a mrzi me da proveravam.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 12-10-2009, 12:18:17
Postavio sam na Bukspejsu novi deo predsajamskih najava izdavačke kuće IPS: http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/10/novi-naslovi-u-ips-u-deo-treci.html (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/10/novi-naslovi-u-ips-u-deo-treci.html)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 14-10-2009, 12:46:39
Zavrsio Meseceve vrtove od Stivena Eriksona. Odlicna knjiga, kako i pise u predgovoru Stivena Donaldsona, vredi sebe pocastiti ovom knjigom. Nema klasicnih heroja, ima dosta akcije, knjiga je uzbudljiva, dinamicna, Erikson je izgradio slozen svet, ali za razliku od recimo Dzordana ne gubi vreme na beskrajna opisivanja krcmi, pletenja i ostalog  :). Jedino me brine sto verujem da ce Laguna beskrajno otezati sa serijalom.
IPS vidim ima dosta zanimljivu ponudu, i slutim da cu pazariti dobro kod njih na Sajmu.
Perin mi rece da i hrvatski Algoritam ima vrlo dobrih izdanja, plus sto su im same knjige ( ilustracije, povez, mape itd. ) vrlo kvalitetno uradjene, ali su im cene mnogo vece od nasih, kako sam shvatio , 20 evra minimum  :o.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 14-10-2009, 14:12:11
Pa, tamo kod njih Bejker dođe nekih 130-140 kuna. Mnogo je to, mada je fin povez i sve. Takva su izdanja od Keja, Martina, Vilijamsa....Bejkera ću kompletirati doduše :D
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 14-10-2009, 14:35:27
Budi oprezan s kupovinom hrvatskih izdanja. Lako je moguće da ti se prevod ne dopadne. Moj bi ti savet bio da se informišeš preko neta i nekih probnih stranica na sajtovima, pa da se onda odlučuješ glede kupovine.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 14-10-2009, 14:52:37
Već imam prvi deo Bejkera ;) Nije toliko loš prevod, čak bih rekao da je ok. Martin im je skroz loš...recimo:

Primer rečenice iz Algoritmovog prevoda:

[...] mršava bosonoga djevojka dvostruko starija od nje srušila ju je na tlo i pokušala skinuti čizme s njenih nogu, ali Arya joj je dala pljas po uhu svojim drvenim mačem [...]

Primer iste rečenice kod Lagune:

Baš jučer, mršava bosonoga djevojka, duplo starija od nje, oborila ju je i pokušala da joj svuče čizme s nogu, ali ju je Arja odalamila štapom po uhu, tako da je ova [...]

Mislim, "dala pljas"....ogavan prevod.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: krema on 14-10-2009, 14:59:05
U pravu si, pljas bi bio izraz za udarac po jednom drugom dijelu tijela... :lol:
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 14-10-2009, 15:17:30
Samo što meni u "Laguninom" prevodu smeta ono "duplo". Inače, bilo je jako zanimljivo na promociji SciFi Balkana. Večeras idem na žurku, mada sam se opirao. Napisaću sutra izveštaj na blogu. Biće krš serija i filmova.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 14-10-2009, 15:27:05
@krema: Good one, mate!  :|

@nightflier: Jes' i "duplo" je malo bezze, ali mi čitav kontekst rečenice nekako grozomorniji sa onim "pljas." Kao da je neko prevodio za decu od 10 godina...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 15-10-2009, 16:55:57
Isao sam bas danas na jesenji sajam knjiga u Novom Sadu, doduse nisam mnogo pazario. Video sam nesto sto bi moglo biti interesantno zenskom delu populacije.
Novi naslov od spisateljice vampirskih ljubića, Stefani Majer. Knjiga se zove Domaćin.
Ali nije u pitanju nastavak serijala, već zasebna knjiga. Koliko sam mogao videti iz sadržaja, reč je o nečem što bi se moglo svrstati u SF, tuđinska, vanzemaljska rasa valjda zaposeda telo jedne od poslednjih stanovnica Zemlje, pa nešto kao dva uma se bore i egzistiraju u jednom telu.. pa eto ko voli dotičnu, sajam traje do subote.

Slutim da će i u ovom delu biti romantično-ljubavnih elemenata.  :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 15-10-2009, 19:00:12
Taj "The Host" čak i ne zvuči loše, a što se tiče ljubavnih elementa, tek je tu sumanut trougao. Ako se ne varam, taj vanzemaljac što je zaposeda je zaljubljen u njenog muža ili brata, ili tako nešto...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 15-10-2009, 21:27:02
House of Reckoning by John Saul

After the untimely death of her mother, fourteen-year-old Sarah Crane is forced to grow up quickly in order to help tend her family’s Vermont farm and look after her grieving father, who’s drowning his sorrow in alcohol. But their quiet life together is shattered when her father is jailed for killing another man in a barroom brawl and injuring Sarah in a drunken car crash. Left in the cold care of a loveless foster family and alienated at school, Sarah finds a kindred spirit in classmate Nick Dunnigan, a former mental patient still plagued by voices and visions. And in eccentric art instructor Bettina Phillips, Sarah finds a mentor eager to nurture her talent for painting.

But within the walls of Bettina’s ancestral home, the mansion called Shutters, Sarah finds something altogether different and disturbing. Monstrous images from the house’s dark history seem to flow unbidden from Sarah’s paintbrush–images echoed by Nick’s chilling hallucinations. Trapped for ages in the shadowy rooms of Shutters, the violence and fury of long-dead generations have finally found a gateway from the grave into the world of the living. And Sarah and Nick have found a power they never had: to take control, and take revenge.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 15-10-2009, 23:27:09
Malo sam cackao po netu, da, i u The Host postoji ljubavna prica, nesto u smislu da taj strani parazit postaje dobrocudan, zaljubi se i sl. Po knjizi ce izgleda biti snimljen i film. Inace Majerova zaista nije maciji kasalj. U 2008 je imala prodaju svojih dela, od 22 000 000 primeraka.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 15-10-2009, 23:59:28
Na ovo sam se najstrašnije naložio:

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

(https://www.tor.com/images/stories/blogs/09_10/KeithThompson6.jpg)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 16-10-2009, 00:39:24
Dobra fora s mapom. Lepo videti da neko zna kako su se stvari nekad radile :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-10-2009, 01:02:17
To je fora da su neke nacije pošle putem tehnologije, a neke bioinženjeringa - a treće su, pak, neutralne. Sudeći po onome što sam našao na netu, Srbija je tek posmatrač. Izgleda da nismo negativci. Videću kad pročitam, ali kandal je po sredi sjajan stimpank.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 16-10-2009, 09:01:14
na mapi srbije je vidljiv neki undead. Mozda su srbi krenuli u rat sa vojskom vampira i zombija?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 16-10-2009, 12:49:40
Vidi se, ljudi, da ne čitate domaću fantastiku. Skrobonja, Ljuba, a i još neki, odavno tvrde nešto slično..
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Джон Рейнольдс on 16-10-2009, 14:16:42
na mapi srbije je vidljiv neki undead. Mozda su srbi krenuli u rat sa vojskom vampira i zombija?

"Serbia’s imagery (a skeleton) is an indicator of the huge amounts of civilian deaths and suffering they’ll find themselves subject to."

http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/?p=1597 (http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/?p=1597)

Svaka čast.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 16-10-2009, 20:23:45
Kako to da jedino sa ZS ili Nightflierovog bloga mogu da dobijem informacije o novim knjigama koje izdaje IPS? Kada odem na njihov sajt http://www.ips.co.yu/ (http://www.ips.co.yu/) vidim samo podatke o prodajnim mestima. Da li su pokrenuli neki sajt gde ce kao izdavaci da reklamiraju nova izdanja, a ja sam glup pa ne mogu da ga nadjem? Ili ocekuju da ce citaoci automatski zapazati knjige kad udju u IPS pored hiljada drugih izdanja?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 16-10-2009, 22:21:10
IPS sanja da poizbacuje iz prodajnih mesta sva izdanja osim svojih, tako da nećeš ništa drugo ni moći da zapaziš.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Boban on 17-10-2009, 00:25:53
U IPS-u odavno nema hiljada drugih izdanja; u ovom trenutku imaš nešto izdanja Alnarija, Evro-Đuntija i Belog Puta... ali kako stvari stoje, ni toga neće biti dugo.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-10-2009, 09:41:12
@Mića

Ja čit'o, nemoj tako.

@Berserker

Još nisu napravili sajt. A kad će, ne zna se. Inače, u "Akademiji" juče bilo krš fantastike po nenormalno niskim cenama. Kupio sam Elfsorrow za 283 RSD, a već imam knjigu. Nisam mogao da odolim.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 17-10-2009, 09:53:07
Ne radi mi blog...  :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Oh, well... back to basics.

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So: the war's over, the soldiers return home – what happens next?

K J Parker's latest standalone novel examines such a situation, not often looked at but one clearly relevant in a Fantasy world: what happens to soldiers after the fighting is over?

The basic story here (though to be fair, KJ's stories are rarely basic) deals with a company of men, skilled in their wartime efforts, who all (or nearly all) have gone back to their homes and their civilian lives. As you might expect, life outside the army is quite different. The impression given here is that after the war, despite the company's heroism, non-combatants either know little or are unimpressed now that things are returning to normal seven years after. There is a return to the relative simplicity of civilian life and the mundane actions of small village communities. Bravery counts for little.

One of those returning, admittedly later than some of the others in this tale, is recently-retired Colonel (or at times General) Teuche Kunessin, commander of A Company. He has plans. Having leased the island of Sphoe upon his decommissioning, he plans to use the abandoned facilities there and create his own colony with all of his ex-comrades-in-arms. He returns to the village of his birth to recruit his compatriots – cattle farmer Kudei Gaion, defence school teacher Thouridos (nicknamed 'Fly') Alces, shopkeeper Aidi Proaipsen and tanner Muri Achaiois - and make good on a promise they made when in the army.

His compadres, realising the strength of the bonds of wartime friendship, rather conveniently drop everything, sell up, buy resources and get hitched in order to make their future life of self-sufficiency a reality. Unfortunately, despite Colonel Kunessin's reputation for being methodical and meticulous, (and being a KJ Parker novel) things do not go as planned.

This is KJ Parker's first standalone. For those who found The Engineer Trilogy too long and slow, this might be a better option. It has many of those signature touches of Parker – the slow delivery, the detached narrative, the details of how to make and build things, which this one does. It wouldn't be a KJ Parker story unless it told us of such activities as how to build a boat, rebuild burnt-down buildings, go panning in a river, build cranes, herd cattle and smelt metal. As ever, KJ's tale is an education as well as an entertainment, which can, in equal measures, intrigue and annoy.

It also has that slow, yet painstaking, unravelling of a dark tale which KJ has achieved so well in previous books. Again, here it starts slowly but builds cleverly to its conclusion. It is an unsettling story, one which deals with the basest of human actions rather than holds the moral high ground. To some extent the novel subverts the usual Fantasy clichés to suggest some enigmatic ideas that may make the unwary reader uncomfortable. Strangely, despite initial appearances, it is not a tale of heroism, though the protagonists are wartime 'heroes'. Instead, being KJ Parker at the author's most cynical, it deals more with the darker values of avarice, greed, snobbery, deception, murder, adultery and cowardice. Though it tells tales of bravery it is more about survival, both in wartime and peacetime.

We also see here another recurrent theme in Parker's books, that of the importance of gender in this quasi-agrarian situation. There are very different roles for the sexes here, with wives that are bought and relationships are forged in a variety of logical yet rationally unemotional ways. The two are not always compatible. Without giving plot revelations away, their interactions and positions in this micro-society are an important part of this novel and Parker emphasises here how and why those differences between the soldiers and the soldier's wives are important.

On the SFFWorld forums I've précis'ed the book as 'imagine Lost meets The Italian Job'. At its simplest, it is a survivalist tale combined with a meticulously designed if not executed crime caper. Not all is what it appears to be and much of the fun is watching unexpected things unfold. Though not as extraordinary as some might suggest, it is a very good book, though Parker's singular worldview may not be for all.

As has been said at times of Parker's previous work, it is a bitter, dark, cynical tale, yet also a masterfully planned and executed book, one that builds on ever-revealing characterisation and back-story, leading slowly yet inexorably to its final conclusion. Many readers may not like the ending, and although you may not feel happy about it, it is, like Parker's previous efforts, knowingly and coldly logical.
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Post by: ReStOrE on 17-10-2009, 23:47:29
Ja imam samo jedno pitanje. Moze li mi bilo ko reci gde mogu da nabavim knjigu En Rajs- Vampir Armand?
Nova sam ovde, pa ne znam na koji drugi nacin da vam se obratim za pomoc. :) Sto ce reci-ne snalazim se.
Hvala unapred! :)))
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-10-2009, 00:55:45
Ja imam samo jedno pitanje. Moze li mi bilo ko reci gde mogu da nabavim knjigu En Rajs- Vampir Armand?
Nova sam ovde, pa ne znam na koji drugi nacin da vam se obratim za pomoc. :) Sto ce reci-ne snalazim se.
Hvala unapred! :)))

Kod nas nije objavljena, a pošto je reč o čini mi se dvanaestoj po redu, ne verujem da će skoro. Izdavač En Rajs kod nas je "Čarobna knjiga". Za sajam će objaviti bar dva vampirska romana, a ako ne možeš da sačekaš nekoliko godina probaj da preko "Platoa" naručiš knjigu. Ili možeš da je sama naručiš preko Amazona. Inače, 16. novembra ću u Domu omladine održati predavanje o vampirskim ciklusima, pa će biti reč i o En Rajs.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-10-2009, 00:22:39
Na blogu sam postavio prikaz "Malteškog šišmiša" i intervju s Borom Pantićem, vlasnikom "Čarobne knjige".
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-10-2009, 13:50:52
U "Laguni" domaća fantastika: "ZABORAVLJENA GORA - Mitska bića drevnog Balkana" Milisava Popovića i "BAKARNI BUBNJEVI" Miomira Petrovića.
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Post by: Melkor on 21-10-2009, 19:15:13
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This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question, If Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" had won the Nebula award in 1973, would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased? Exploring the possibility of an alternate history of speculative fiction, this literary collection reveals that the lines between genres have already been obscured. Don DeLillo's "Human Moments in World War III" follows the strange detachment of two astronauts who are orbiting in a skylab while a third world war rages on earth. "The Ziggurat" by Gene Wolfe traverses a dissolving marriage, a custody dispute, and the visit of time travellers from the future. T. C. Boyle's "Descent of Man" is the subversively funny tale of a man who suspects that his primatologist lover is having an affair with one of her charges. In "Schwarzschild Radius", Connie Willis draws an allegorical parallel between the horrors of trench warfare and the speculative physics of black holes. Artfully crafted and offering a wealth of esteemed authors - from writers within the genre to those normally associated with mainstream fiction, as well as those with a crossover reputation - this volume aptly demonstrates that great science fiction appears in many guises.
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Post by: Alexdelarge on 21-10-2009, 19:29:22
je l' pinconova duga gravitacije prevodjena kod nas?
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Post by: Meho Krljic on 23-10-2009, 09:19:55
Ne, koliko ja znam.
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Post by: Mica Milovanovic on 23-10-2009, 10:19:30
Nije.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-10-2009, 16:34:33
Nightflier ponovo u "Laguni". Roman "Poslednje carstvo" Brendona Sendersona objaviće "Laguna" mesto "Odiseje". Tokom naredne godine biće objavljeni i nastavci. U ovom trenutku ne znam o kojim se rokovima radi, pošto je sajam pred nama, a i ja sam u raznoraznim obavezama zdravstvene prirode, ali čim se budem dogovorio, bićete obavešteni.
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Post by: zakk on 24-10-2009, 22:13:27
Ima smisla, pošto on završava "Točak vremena". Lako moguće da su morali da ga kupe u paketu da bi to dobili :/ (ne mislim ništa dobro o dilerima autorskih prava :))
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Post by: Perin on 24-10-2009, 22:22:18
Nemoj da sudiš odmah Zače ;) Slučajno sam upoznat oko pitanja Sandersona, i Odiseja je samo učinila ono što je morala :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-10-2009, 23:30:07
Ima smisla, pošto on završava "Točak vremena". Lako moguće da su morali da ga kupe u paketu da bi to dobili :/ (ne mislim ništa dobro o dilerima autorskih prava :))

Svojevremeno sam preporučio "Odiseji" Sendersona (i Kiza), još dok je Džordan bio živ. Nažalost, morali su da odustanu od objavljivanja. Iskren da budem, žao mi je zbog toga. S druge strane, "Laguna" će naredne godine objaviti oba nastavka, tako da će se čitava trilogija brzo naći pred čitaocima. To je prednost velikog izdavača. Doduše, nadam se da naredna godina neće biti kao ova kada je reč o ekonomiji i kada je reč o mojim (to jest, ne mojim - shvatiće ko zna o čemu je reč) medicinskim egzibicijama. Da nije bilo ovog prvog, roman bi bio objavljen pre godinu dana. Da nije ovog drugog, verovatno bih do sada preveo nastavak.
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Post by: Nightflier on 29-10-2009, 11:58:16
U oktobru je objavljen nastavak "Autostoperskog vodiča". Reč je o romanu And Another Thing... koji je napisao Oin Kolfer, Irac poznat po serijalu o Artemisu Faulu.

Ljubitelji epske fantastike obradovani su nastavkom romana Blood of Ambrose Džejms Endža. Pomenuti nastavak nosi naslov This Crooked Way. Nedavno sam dobio obe knjige, pa ću se potruditi da ih pročitam u nekom trenutku.

Čarli Hjuston je objavio novi roman o vampirskom kriminalcu-detektivu Džou Pitu. My Dead Body je peti i poslednji roman u serijalu. Naglasiću da su Pitovi romani jako neobični i predstavljaju vampire u potpuno novom svetlu.

Tom Lojd publici predstavlja The Grave Thief, treći nastavak u serijalu koji je počeo s The Stormcaller, kojeg sam ja onako napljuvao na blogu pre neki dan.

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Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2009, 16:49:32
The Vampire Archives

Preface by Neil Gaiman
Edited by Otto Penzler
Foreword by Kim Newman

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler—editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps—has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever. With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.

Other contributors include:
Arthur Conan Doyle • Ray Bradbury • Ambrose Bierce • H. P. Lovecraft • Harlan Ellison • Roger Zelazny • Robert Bloch • Clive Barker

Postoji izrazita mogućnost da ovo osvane i kod nas.
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Post by: Tripp on 31-10-2009, 17:59:31

     Dobar ti je txt o Humboltovom daru. Konacno da docekam da napises pokoji pasus i o "drukcijoj" knjizevnosti. Kada si vec u stanju da citas 100-200 str/h, nepisano pravilo glasi da bi bio red da s vremena na vrijeme recenziras i ovakve stvari.

    Samo se nadam da je prevod ispao kako valja - sjecam se malko zakrzljalog prevoda Rothovog Zbogom, Kolumbo u izdanju Politike i sa fontom 16.

    Takodje, izvjesna zenska je u medjuvremenu prevela i jednog opskurnijeg Servantesa i publikovan je u hardkoveru, ali u Podgorici to izdanje staje 20 eura, sto mi se u ovom trenutku cini pretjerano mnogo.     
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2009, 18:09:14
Planiram da bude još prikaza visoke književnosti i ostale nefantastike. Drago mi je što pratiš blog.
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Post by: Alexdelarge on 31-10-2009, 21:09:48
cek bre, 100-200 stranica za sat vremena? :? kako je to moguce?
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-10-2009, 22:15:47
Je l' ja moram periodično da objašnjavam da sam mutant? To je moja mutantska sposobnost. Ništa neobično. Ima ljudi koji čitaju i brže od mene.
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Post by: Джон Рейнольдс on 31-10-2009, 23:56:11
Je l' ja moram periodično da objašnjavam da sam mutant? To je moja mutantska sposobnost. Ništa neobično. Ima ljudi koji čitaju i brže od mene.

I kiborga. Terminator, na primer.
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Post by: zakk on 01-11-2009, 01:42:32
Johnny 5 takođe!
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Post by: mac on 01-11-2009, 09:54:57
I Automan!
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-11-2009, 13:10:12
Bar da rekoste Optimus...  :(
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-11-2009, 20:12:55
Ekstremno sam se obradovao kada sam video ovo:

The Domination by S.M. Stirling

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It's about time! No more scouring used-book stores for tattered copies to replace the ones you loaned your friends: the first two installments of S.M. Stirling's superlative military-SF/alternate-history Draka trilogy are back in print, bound along with the third installment in hardcover. The only downside to this collection--which spans Marching Through Georgia, Under the Yoke, and The Stone Dogs--is the disappointing omission of the helpful maps, glossary, and so on that appeared in the original editions. But as some consolation, we at least get a bit of new backstory for the pseudo-sequel to Stone Dogs, Drakon, in the form of a prologue and a few interspersed paragraphs bookending each title.

The Draka series (dubbed The Domination in this collection) still requires a strong stomach--you'll find no shortage of blood and bullets or sex and violence here. But it's prudish to argue with Stirling's choices. A skilled writer and rigorous thinker, he's spun a compelling--not to mention plausible and well-researched--alternate history for earth: in this timeline, the Loyalists losers in the American Revolution set up shop in South Africa and then proceed to subjugate and industrialize the continent, eventually exporting their brutal system of slavery and conquest through WWI, WWII, and beyond to cover the better part of the globe. Page-turning, blood-pumping, realistic, and masterfully written combat SF, The Domination is part of the genre's canon.

Ovo je, inače, jedna od najboljih alternativnih istorija koje sam ikada čitao, a prelazi u sjajan tvrdi sf. Izgleda da se Stirling nakon smrti Džima Bejna pomirio s Baen Books, pa ćemo možda imati prilike da vidimo još reprinta njegovih starijih romana. Eto mi povoda da uradim intervju s njim.

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Post by: Nightflier on 02-11-2009, 03:18:20
Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12)

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Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.

Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...

He's fighting to save his child.


Fuck!
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Post by: Perin on 02-11-2009, 03:35:29
Fak fak fak fak fakova! AAAAA! Ekstra! Kad izlazi???
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-11-2009, 10:33:01
Fak fak fak fak fakova! AAAAA! Ekstra! Kad izlazi???

U aprilu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 03-11-2009, 16:21:57
Meni stigao novi Džordan. Videćemo kakav je...
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-11-2009, 16:23:29
Inače, do sada je prodato 300 komada "Olujnog talasa" - manje od dva meseca otkako je objavljen. Ako se tako nastavi, na proleće sledi novi tiraž.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 04-11-2009, 22:36:09
Ja sma ga pazario na sajmu naravno :) E da, i ovim putem ti se MNOGO izvinjavam - u BG sam bio samo 2 ana, sve je bilo zbrda zdola, bio sam sa curom kod kolege, tražio sam te na štandu everest medije pošto si kazao da ćeš možda biti tamo, ali e nisam našao...za vansajamske avanture nisam imao vremena, nažalost :( Ali ću doći najverovatnije ponovo u BG posle Nove Godine, pa se možemo tada naći i razmeniti knjige :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-11-2009, 22:42:38
Ja sma ga pazario na sajmu naravno :) E da, i ovim putem ti se MNOGO izvinjavam - u BG sam bio samo 2 ana, sve je bilo zbrda zdola, bio sam sa curom kod kolege, tražio sam te na štandu everest medije pošto si kazao da ćeš možda biti tamo, ali e nisam našao...za vansajamske avanture nisam imao vremena, nažalost :( Ali ću doći najverovatnije ponovo u BG posle Nove Godine, pa se možemo tada naći i razmeniti knjige :)

Ma ok. Bićemo in touch.
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-11-2009, 02:18:30
Twelve, JAsper Kent

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myeevich had remained standing and now began to speak in very precise, but very formal and strangely accented French. His voice had a darkness to it that seemed to emit not from his throat but from deep in his torso. Somewhere inside him it was as if giant millstones were turning against one another, or as though the lid were being slowly dragged aside to open a stone sarcophagus...On 12th June 1812, Napoleon's massive grande armee forded the River Niemen and so crossed the Rubicon - its invasion of Russia had begun. In the face of superior numbers and tactics, the imperial Russian army began its retreat. But a handful of Russian officers - veterans of Borodino - are charged with trying to slow the enemy's inexorable march on Moscow. Indeed, one of their number has already set the wheels of resistance in motion, having summoned the help of a band of mercenaries from the outermost fringes of Christian Europe.Comparing them to the once-feared Russian secret police - the Oprichniki - the name sticks. As rumours of plague travelling west from the Black Sea reach the Russians, the Oprichniki - but twelve in number - arrive. Preferring to work alone, and at night, the twelve prove brutally, shockingly effective against the French. But one amongst the Russians, Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, is unnerved by the Oprichniki's ruthlessness...as he comes to understand the true, horrific nature of these strangers, he wonders at the nightmare they've unleashed in their midst...Full of authentic historical detail and heart-stopping supernatural moments, and boasting a page-turning narrative, "Twelve" is storytelling at its most original and exciting.
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Post by: Nightflier on 08-11-2009, 00:45:59
IPS konačno ima svoj sajt, mada na njemu nema pola objavljenih knjiga. Bar nekakav pomak od autizma prema čitaocima - www.ipsmedia.rs (http://www.ipsmedia.rs)
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-11-2009, 12:47:15
http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/11/ips-na-sajmu-knjiga-svoenje-utisaka.html (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/11/ips-na-sajmu-knjiga-svoenje-utisaka.html)
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-11-2009, 01:00:48
Seća li se neko mog kukanja da više nema novih dobrih pisaca fantastike? Demantovan sam na veličanstven način. Ken Šols je GENIJALAN. I potvrđuje moju tezu da čovek mora da bude debeo i bradat da bi dobro pisao sajfaj.

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Post by: Ghoul on 11-11-2009, 01:59:12
čovek mora da bude debeo i bradat da bi dobro pisao sajfaj.

ovo implicitno uvlacenje bobanu je zaista degutantno.

sad ces da nateras i skalopa da pusti bradu.
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Post by: Melkor on 11-11-2009, 04:43:40
Ko sledece godine ne bude zurio sa odlaskom na more na plazi ce moci da cita:

Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery
edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders


coming June 22, 2010
from Harper Eos

"Introduction: Check Your Dark Lord at the Door" - Lou Anders & Jonathan Strahan
"Goats of Glory" - Steven Erikson
"Tides Elba: A Tale of the Black Company" - Glen Cook
"Bloodsport" - Gene Wolfe
"The Singing Spear" - James Enge
"A Wizard of Wiscezan" - C.J. Cherryh
"A Rich Full Week" - K. J. Parker
"A Suitable Present for a Sorcerous Puppet" - Garth Nix
"Red Pearls: An Elric Story" - Michael Moorcock
"The Deification of Dal Bamore" - Tim Lebbon
"Dark Times at the Midnight Market" - Robert Silverberg
"The Undefiled" - Greg Keyes
"Hew the Tint Master" - Michael Shea 
"In the Stacks" - Scott Lynch
"Two Lions, A Witch, and the War-Robe" - Tanith Lee
"The Sea Troll's Daughter" - Caitlin R Kiernan
"Thieves of Daring" - Bill Willingham
"The Fool Jobs" - Joe Abercrombie
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-11-2009, 14:27:31
Baš je dobar izbor. Strejhanove antologije postaju sve bolje i bolje.
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Post by: Melkor on 11-11-2009, 17:19:59
Bice da je ovde vise Anders u pitanju, njegovi izbori su, nacelno, smeliji i atraktivniji.
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Post by: Melkor on 16-11-2009, 22:29:54
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Ovo i nije bas taze, ali mi je nekako promakla do sada...
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Post by: Melkor on 17-11-2009, 02:24:47
'bem ti sliku. U pitanju je A Short History of Fantasy Fare Mendelson.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-11-2009, 05:07:13
Under the Dome: A Novel

King's return to supernatural horror is uncomfortably bulky, formidably complex and irresistibly compelling. When the smalltown of Chester's Mill, Maine, is surrounded by an invisible force field, the people inside must exert themselves to survive. The situation deteriorates rapidly due to the dome's ecological effects and the machinations of Big Jim Rennie, an obscenely sanctimonious local politician and drug lord who likes the idea of having an isolated populace to dominate. Opposing him are footloose Iraq veteran Dale “Barbie” Barbara, newspaper editor Julia Shumway, a gaggle of teen skateboarders and others who want to solve the riddle of the dome. King handles the huge cast of characters masterfully but ruthlessly, forcing them to live (or not) with the consequences of hasty decisions. Readers will recognize themes and images from King's earlier fiction, and while this novel doesn't have the moral weight of, say, The Stand, nevertheless, it's a nonstop thrill ride as well as a disturbing, moving meditation on our capacity for good and evil. (Nov.)

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Bem ti nedostatak vremena...
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Post by: Ghoul on 19-11-2009, 07:24:30
zvuči nesnosno nezanimljivo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-11-2009, 13:25:55
zvuči nesnosno nezanimljivo.

I meni. Dobio sam knjigu, ali dobio sam i WoW, a i dešava se svašta nešto pride... Ova knjiga se samo pridružila legiji drugih koje čekaju na čitanje. Damn, što nisam Bil Gejts... kupio bih neki zamak u Karpatima, čopor kavkaskih ovčara i koje pleme Sika da kolju putnike namernike!
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-11-2009, 14:43:56
High Duke je na Bukspejsu postavio nimalo laskav prikaz "Drakule Nemrtvog".
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Post by: divča on 19-11-2009, 16:40:31

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Nova knjiga Korija Doktorova, potvrda ne bas teze, vise zapazanja, da morate da nosite naocare kao Elvis Kostelo da biste pisali dobru gikovksu prozu...
Superzabavan roman, uz to i besplatan!

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Post by: Nightflier on 21-11-2009, 21:40:21
Melkor me je ubedio da je Paolo Bacigalupi sjajan pisac, pa sam nabavio The Windup Girl, njegov prvi roman. U ponedeljak radimo magnetnu nakon kontrolnog zahvata, pa ću čitati u čekaonici. Mada me mami i "Levijatan", koji mi je stigao u istom paketu. Uf... Evo šta Amazon ima da kaže:

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Noted short story writer Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories) proves equally adept at novel length in this grim but beautifully written tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation. Capt. Jaidee Rojjanasukchai of the Thai Environment Ministry fights desperately to protect his beloved nation from foreign influences. Factory manager Anderson Lake covertly searches for new and useful mutations for a hated Western agribusiness. Aging Chinese immigrant Tan Hock Seng lives by his wits while looking for one last score. Emiko, the titular despised but impossibly seductive product of Japanese genetic engineering, works in a brothel until she accidentally triggers a civil war. This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best, will garner Bacigalupi significant critical attention and is clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year.

This complex, literate and intensely felt tale, which recalls both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at their very best, will garner Bacigalupi significant critical attention and is clearly one of the finest science fiction novels of the year. --Publishers Weekly

Bacigalupi is as unflinching in his examination of the unthinkable cruelty, humiliation and banal evil that humanity inflicts on the Other as he is on the bleak future that our mass consumption society will inevitably unleash. In his fictional vision, there will be no miraculous rescue from our moral or environmental sins. The Windup Girl will almost certainly be the most important SF novel of the year for its willingness to confront the most cherished notions of the genre, namely that our future is bright and we will overcome our selfish, cruel nature.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: mikoza on 23-11-2009, 20:24:10
Samo da pitam nightflier-a ili High Duke-a (pretpostavljam da su oni najmerodavniji), kada se ocekuje REH-ov Konan u izdanju IPS-a, u koliko delova (knjiga) ide i da li ce biti ilustrovan. Najvise bih voleo da idu SAMO originalne Hauardove price i da recimo bude izdat u stilu nekog ovakvog (luksuznog) izdanja-http://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/REH_Fiction.html-znaci sa ilustracijama Marka Sulca, Geri Djanija i Gregori Manciza :| :!:. Znam da je to skupa i verovatno neisplativa varijanta, znaci malo verovatna, ali ajde da pitam, jer tu kompilaciju zeljno iscekujem vec godinama :(.

Hvala unapred na bilo kakvom odgovoru!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-11-2009, 23:54:38
Samo da pitam nightflier-a ili High Duke-a (pretpostavljam da su oni najmerodavniji), kada se ocekuje REH-ov Konan u izdanju IPS-a, u koliko delova (knjiga) ide i da li ce biti ilustrovan. Najvise bih voleo da idu SAMO originalne Hauardove price i da recimo bude izdat u stilu nekog ovakvog (luksuznog) izdanja-http://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/REH_Fiction.html-znaci sa ilustracijama Marka Sulca, Geri Djanija i Gregori Manciza :| :!:. Znam da je to skupa i verovatno neisplativa varijanta, znaci malo verovatna, ali ajde da pitam, jer tu kompilaciju zeljno iscekujem vec godinama :(.

Hvala unapred na bilo kakvom odgovoru!

Mislim da će biti ukupno četiri toma, mada ne mogu da garantujem. Uglavnom, sve će knjige biti ilustrovane, samo što ovde neće biti reč o projektu tipa "Nekronomikona", već će se preuzeti strane ilustracije. Pošto je vlasnik prava Hauardova zadužbina, mislim da neće biti priča drugih pisaca. Ne znam kada će biti objavljena prva knjiga, koja je odavno prevedena.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-11-2009, 01:55:57
Dvadeset četvrtog dana meseca kojeg smo objavljeno je nekoliko zanimljivih naslova, mada se to može reći i za čitav mesec. Novembar je možda omiljeni mesec za objavljivanje fantastike, pošto se nastavlja na Noć veštica i pada zgodno pred Božić. Najpre najperverzniji:

The Elder Scrolls: The Infernal City by Greg Keyes

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Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, Tamriel is threatened anew by an ancient and all-consuming evil. It is Umbriel, a floating city that casts a terrifying shadow–for wherever it falls, people die and rise again.

And it is in Umbriel’s shadow that a great adventure begins, and a group of unlikely heroes meet. A legendary prince with a secret. A spy on the trail of a vast conspiracy. A mage obsessed with his desire for revenge. And Annaig, a young girl in whose hands the fate of Tamriel may rest . . . .

Based on the award-winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the first of two exhilarating novels following events that continue the story from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, named 2006 Game of the Year.


Ne mogu da opišem koliko je imbecilno da ovakav pisac radi na knjizi po video igri.

First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher je završnica serijala Codex Alera, koji je nastao kao odgovor na pitanje šta se dobije kada se stari Rimljani ukrste s pokemonima.

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For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war-and the rightful First Lord of Alera.

But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them-using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.


The Silver Mage: Book Four of the Silver Wyrm  by Katharine Kerr.

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The Horsekin are assembling along Prince Dar's northern border, and the Deverry alliance simply does not have the men and resources to prevent their enemies from moving into the wilderness areas known as the Ghostlands. But suddenly, the Dwrgi folk and the dragons come to Dar's aid, tipping the balance in their favor and offering Dar's people a chance to defeat the Horsekin once and for all.


Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-11-2009, 13:31:35
Na http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/ (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/) objavljen novi prikaz.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 28-11-2009, 14:07:03
Nightflieru, molim te prosvetli me po pitanju jednog izdanja. Mono i Manjana, serijal "Recni sliv tmine", Son Rasel: imaju prvi deo "Stazama i dvoranama podzemlja" i "Kompas duse". Dali je ovo "duologija" ili ima vise delova?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-11-2009, 15:01:35
Ja imam samo te dve. Koliko znam - više nema. Mada je on meni dosadan pisac.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 28-11-2009, 16:16:29
Ovako. To jeste duologija - međutim, to je prikvel duologija za duologiju Rise of Moontide & Magic. Ja se sve nadam da će Mono i Manjana nastavit sa Raselom, jer mi se on kao pisac sviđa. Swans War trilogija mu je odlična, ali moj favorit ipak ostaje Brother Initiate duologija :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2009, 16:29:58
 December 2009

    * Armstrong, Kelley • Angelic • (Subterranean Press, hc)
    * Baker, Kage • Not Less than Gods • (Subterranean Press, hc)
    * Blish, James • Flights of Eagles • (NESFA Press, cln, hc)
    * Butcher, Jim • First Lord's Fury • (Ace, hc)
    * Card, Orson Scott • Hidden Empire • (Tor, hc)
    * de Lint, Charles • Muse and Reverie • (Tor, cln, hc)
    * DeNiro, Alan • Total Oblivion, More or Less • (Ballantine Spectra, tpb)
    * Erikson, Steven • Crack'd Pot Trail • (PS Publishing, hc)
    * Gregory, Daryl • The Devil's Alphabet • (Ballantine Del Rey, tpb)
    * Hamilton, Laurell K. • Divine Misdemeanors • (Bantam UK, hc)
    * Hamilton, Laurell K. • Divine Misdemeanors • (Ballantine, hc)
    * Hughes, Matthew • Hespira • (Night Shade Books, hc)
    * Koontz, Dean • Breathless • (Bantam, hc)
    * Kowal, Mary Robinette • Scenting the Dark and Other Stories • (Subterranean Press, cln, hc)
    * Lackey, Mercedes, ed. • Changing the World and Other Tales of Valdemar • (DAW, anth)
    * Lake, Jay • Death of a Starship • (MonkeyBrain Books, nva, tpb)
    * Lake, Jay • The Specific Gravity of Grief • (Fairwood Press, nva, hc)
    * Lansdale, Joe R., ed. • Son of Retro Pulp Tales • (Subterranean Press, anth, hc)
    * Martin, George R. R., ed. • Wild Cards: Suicide Kings • (Tor, anth, hc)
    * Paxson, Diana L. • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon • (Roc, hc)
    * Rankin, Robert • Retromancer • (Gollancz, hc)
    * Resnick, Mike • Starship: Flagship • (Pyr, hc)
    * Scalzi, John • The God Engines • (Subterranean Press, nva, hc)
    * Shiner, Lewis • Collected Stories • (Subterranean Press, cln, hc)
    * Straub, Peter • The Skylark • (Subterranean Press, hc)
    * Valente, Catherynne M. • Under in the Mere • (Rabid Transit Press, nva, tpb)
    * Zelazny, Roger • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Five: Nine Black Doves • (NESFA Press, cln, hc)
    * Zelazny, Roger • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Six: The Road to Amber • (NESFA Press, cln, hc)
      

January 2010

    * Anderson, Poul • Young Flandry • (Baen, cln, tpb)
    * Bennett, Robert Jackson • Mr. Shivers • (Orbit US, hc)
    * Bennett, Robert Jackson • Mr. Shivers • (Orbit, hc)
    * Brett, Peter V. • The Great Bazaar and Other Stories • (Subterranean Press, cln, hc)
    * Brockmeier, Kevin, ed. • Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy, Volume 3 • (Underland Press, anth, tpb)
    * Brown, Eric • Cosmopath • (Solaris)
    * Brust, Steven • Iorich • (Tor, hc)
    * de Bodard, Aliette • Servant of the Underworld • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Di Filippo, Paul • Roadside Bodhisattva • (PS Publishing, hc)
    * + Erikson, Steven • Dust of Dreams • (Tor, hc)
    * Fforde, Jasper • Shades of Gray • (Hodder & Stoughton, hc)
    * Fforde, Jasper • Shades of Grey • (Viking, hc)
    * Gevers, Nick, ed. • The Book of Dreams • (Subterranean Press, anth, hc)
    * Haldeman, Joe • Starbound • (Ace, hc)
    * Horton, Rich, ed. • Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 2008 Download • (Wyrm Publishing, anth, tpb)
    * Hoyt, Sarah A. • Darkship Thieves • (Baen, tpb)
    * Hughes, Matthew • Quartet and Triptych • (PS Publishing, nva, hc)
    * Jablokov, Alexander • Brain Thief • (Tor, hc)
    * Jones, Diana Wynne • Enchanted Glass • (HarperCollins Children's Books UK, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Joshi, S. T., ed. • Black Wings • (PS Publishing, anth, hc)
    * Kenyon, Kay • Prince of Storms • (Pyr, hc)
    * McCaffrey, Anne, & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough • Catalyst • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Resnick, Laura • Doppelgangster • (DAW)
    * + Robinson, Kim Stanley • Galileo's Dream • (Ballantine Spectra, hc)
    * Snyder, Lucy A. • Spellbent • (Ballantine Del Rey)
    * Swainston, Steph • Above the Snowline • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Tidhar, Lavie • The Bookman • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Wilson, Gahan • Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons • (Fantagraphics Books, art, hc)
    * Zivkovic, Zoran • Escher's Loops • (PS Publishing, hc)
      

February 2010

    * Anderson, Poul • Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire • (Baen, cln, tpb)
    * Barker, Clive • The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies • (Earthling Publications, nf, hc)
    * Beagle, Peter S. • Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle • (Subterranean Press, cln, hc)
    * Black, Holly • The Poison Eaters and Other Stories • (Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House, cln, hc)
    * Bova, Ben • Able One • (Tor, hc)
    * Bradbury, Ray • The Martian Chronicles: The Complete Edition • (Subterranean Press, cln, hc)
    * Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy • (Prime Books, anth, tpb)
    * Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Tails of Wonder • (Night Shade Books, anth, tpb)
    * + Deas, Stephen • The Adamantine Palace • (Roc, hc)
    * del Rey, Lester • Robots and Magic • (NESFA Press, cln, hc)
    * Edelman, David Louis • Geosynchron • (Pyr, tpb)
    * Glukhovsky, Dmitry • METRO 2033 • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Hamilton, Laurell K. • Flirt • (Berkley, hc)
    * Hill, Joe • Horns • (Gollancz, hc)
    * Hill, Joe • Horns • (Morrow, hc)
    * + Hobb, Robin • Dragon Keeper • (Eos, hc)
    * Horwood, William • Hyddenworld: Spring • (Macmillan UK, hc)
    * Hunt, Stephen • Secrets of the Fire Sea • (HarperVoyager, hc)
    * Lake, Jay • The Baby Killers • (PS Publishing, nva, hc)
    * Lansdale, Joe R. • The Best of Joe R. Lansdale • (Tachyon Publications, cln, tpb)
    * Lovegrove, James • Collection • (PS Publishing, cln, hc)
    * Mann, George • Ghosts of Manhattan • (Snowbooks, hc)
    * McCaffrey, Todd • Dragongirl • (Bantam UK, hc)
    * Meaney, John • Absorption • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Moles, David • Seven Cities of Gold • (PS Publishing, nva, hc)
    * Parker, K. J. • The Folding Knife • (Orbit US, hc)
    * Parker, K. J. • The Folding Knife • (Orbit, tpb)
    * + Redick, Robert V. S. • The Ruling Sea • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Reynolds, Alastair • Boskone Book • (NESFA Press, cln, hc)
    * Shea, Michael • The Extra • (Tor, hc)
    * Shepard, Lucius • The Taborin Scale • (Subterranean Press, nva, hc)
    * Simmons, Dan • Black Hills • (Little Brown/Reagan Arthur Books, hc)
    * Stoddard, Jason • Winning Mars • (Prime Books, hc/tpb)
    * Straub, Peter • A Dark Matter • (Doubleday, hc)
    * Warren, Kaaron • Walking the Tree • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Williams, Liz • The Iron Khan • (Night Shade Books, hc)
    * Willis, Connie • Blackout • (Ballantine Spectra, hc)
    * Yolen, Jane, & Midori Snyder • Except the Queen • (Roc, hc)
      

March 2010

    * Barclay, James • Elves: Once Walked with Gods • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Bear, Elizabeth • Bone & Jewel Creatures • (Subterranean Press, nva, hc)
    * Bear, Elizabeth • Chill • (Ballantine Spectra)
    * Bell, Alex • Lex Trent versus the Gods • (Hodder Headline)
    * Bishop, Anne • Shalador's Lady • (Roc, hc)
    * Bradbury, Ray • A Pleasure to Burn • (Subterranean Press, cln, hc)
    * Copper, Basil • Darkness, Mist and Shadows • (PS Publishing, cln, hc)
    * Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Best Horror of the Year: Volume 2 • (Night Shade Books, anth, tpb)
    * Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror • (Tachyon Publications, anth, tpb)
    * Edelman, David Louis • Almost the Last Stories • (PS Publishing, cln, hc)
    * Englehart, Steve • The Long Man • (Tor, hc)
    * Fletcher, Jo, ed. • The Dark Side of the Seaside • (PS Publishing, anth, hc)
    * Griffin, Kate • The Midnight Mayor • (Orbit)
    * Harrison, Kim • Black Magic Sanction • (Eos, hc)
    * Hobb, Robin • Dragon Haven • (HarperVoyager, hc)
    * Hodgell, P. C. • Bound in Blood • (Baen, tpb)
    * Hughes, Rhys • Twisthorn Bellow • (Atomic Fez, tpb)
    * Kilpatrick, Nancy, ed. • Evolve • (Hades/EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy, anth, tpb)
    * Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Warriors • (Tor, anth, hc)
    * + McDonald, Ian • Ares Express • (Pyr, tpb)
    * McGuire, Seanan • A Local Habitation • (DAW)
    * Moon, Elizabeth • Oath of Fealty • (Orbit)
    * Moon, Elizabeth • Oath of Fealty • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Moore, Christopher • Bite Me • (Morrow, hc)
    * Nix, Garth • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 7: Lord Sunday • (HarperCollins Children's Books UK, nvl-ya, tpb)
    * Nix, Garth • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 7: Lord Sunday • (Scholastic Press, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Pinborough, Sarah • A Matter of Blood • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Reynolds, Alastair • Terminal World • (Gollancz, hc)
    * Ryan, Carrie • The Dead-Tossed Waves • (Gollancz, hc)
    * Steele, Allen • Coyote Destiny • (Ace, hc)
    * Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four • (Night Shade Books, anth, tpb)
    * Stross, Charles • The Trade of Queens • (Tor, hc)
    * Whates, Ian • City of Dreams and Nightmare • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Whates, Ian • The Noise Within • (Rebellion/Solaris, tpb)
    * Williams, Tad • Shadowrise • (DAW, hc)
    * Wolfe, Gene • The Sorcerer's House • (Tor, hc)
      

April 2010

    * Armstrong, Kelley • Tales of the Otherworld • (Orbit, cln)
    * Armstrong, Kelley • Tales of the Otherworld • (Bantam, cln, hc)
    * Ballantyne, Tony • Blood and Iron • (Tor UK, hc)
    * Barnes, John • Directive 51 • (Ace, hc)
    * Brett, Peter V. • The Desert Spear • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Brett, Peter V. • The Desert Spear • (HarperVoyager, hc)
    * Briggs, Patricia • Silver Borne • (Ace, hc)
    * Butcher, Jim • Changes • (Orbit)
    * Butcher, Jim • Changes • (Roc, hc)
    * Card, Orson Scott • The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy • (Writer's Digest, nf, tpb)
    * Carriger, Gail • Changeless • (Orbit US)
    * Cobley, Michael • The Orphaned Worlds • (Orbit, tpb)
    * Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling, eds. • The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People • (Viking, anth, hc)
    * De Vries, Jetse, ed. • Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF • (Rebellion/Solaris, anth)
    * Deas, Stephen • The King of the Crags • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Dowling, Terry • Clowns at Midnight • (PS Publishing, hc)
    * + Esslemont, Ian C. • Return of the Crimson Guard • (Tor, hc)
    * Fawcett, Bill, ed. • Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 • (Roc, anth, tpb)
    * Files, Gemma • A Book of Tongues • (ChiZine Publications, hc)
    * Flynn, Michael • Up Jim River • (Tor, hc)
    * Forbeck, Matt • Amortals • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Grahame-Smith, Seth • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter • (Grand Central, hc)
    * + Gray, Alasdair • Old Men in Love: John Tunnock's Posthumous Papers • (Small Beer Press, hc)
    * Horton, Rich, ed. • The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 Edition • (Prime Books, anth, tpb)
    * + Jones, Diana Wynne • Enchanted Glass • (HarperCollins/Greenwillow, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Jones, J. V. • Watcher of the Dead • (Orbit, hc)
    * Jones, J. V. • Watcher of the Dead • (Tor, hc)
    * Kay, Guy Gavriel • Under Heaven • (Penguin Canada, hc)
    * + Kiernan, Celine • The Poison Throne • (Orbit US, tpb)
    * Kilworth, Garry • Tales from the Fragrant Harbour • (PS Publishing, cln, hc)
    * Lake, Jay • Pinion • (Tor, hc)
    * Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller • Saltation • (Baen, hc)
    * Leiber, Fritz • The Best of Fritz Leiber • (Night Shade Books, cln, hc)
    * Lowachee, Karin • Gaslight Dogs • (Orbit US)
    * + Mann, George • Ghosts of Manhattan • (Pyr, tpb)
    * Nolan, William F. • Dark Dimensions • (Fairwood Press/Darkwood Press, cln, tpb)
    * Patterson, William H., Jr. • Robert A. Heinlein • (Tor, nf, hc)
    * + Reeve, Philip • Fever Crumb • (Scholastic, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Reeve, Philip • A Web of Air • (Scholastic UK, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Roberts, Adam • New Model Army • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Sawyer, Robert J. • WWW: Watch • (Ace, hc)
    * Snodgrass, Melinda • The Edge of Ruin • (Tor, hc)
    * Spinrad, Norman • He Walked Among Us • (Tor, hc)
    * Tem, Steve Rasnic, & Melanie Tem • In Concert • (Centipede Press, cln, hc)
    * Tregillis, Ian • Bitter Seeds • (Tor, hc)
    * Williams, Walter Jon • The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories • (Night Shade Books, cln, hc)
      

May 2010

    * + Baxter, Stephen • Ark • (Roc, hc)
    * Baxter, Stephen • Stone Spring • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Beukes, Lauren • Zoo City • (HarperCollins/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Black, Holly • The White Cat • (Simon & Schuster/McElderry, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Canavan, Trudi • The Ambassador's Mission • (Orbit, hc)
    * + Chadbourn, Mark • The Devil in Green • (Pyr, tpb)
    * Cherryh, C. J. • Deceiver • (DAW, hc)
    * Cornish, D. M. • Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Three: Factotum • (Random House/Fickling UK, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Cornish, D. M. • Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Three: Factotum • (Putnam, nvl-ya, hc)
    * de Lint, Charles • The Very Best of Charles de Lint • (Tachyon Publications, cln, tpb)
    * Doctorow, Cory • For the Win • (HarperVoyager, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Doctorow, Cory • For the Win • (Tor Teen, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Duncan, Dave • Speak to the Devil • (Tor, hc)
    * Gilman, Laura Anne • Hard Magic • (Harlequin/Luna, tpb)
    * Graham, Jo • Stealing Fire • (Orbit US, tpb)
    * Harris, Charlaine • Dead in the Family • (Ace, hc)
    * Herter, David • The Fiery Angels • (PS Publishing, nva, hc)
    * + Hobb, Robin • Dragon Haven • (Eos, hc)
    * Hogan, James P. • Migration • (Baen, hc)
    * Holt, Tom • Blonde Bombshell • (Orbit, tpb)
    * + Kay, Guy Gavriel • Under Heaven • (Roc, hc)
    * Kowal, Mary Robinette, ed. • The Hugo Award Winners, 2010 Edition • (Prime Books, anth, tpb)
    * Lackey, Mercedes, Eric Flint & Dave Freer • Much Fall of Blood • (Baen, hc)
    * Lindskold, Jane • Five Odd Honors • (Tor, hc)
    * Lovegrove, James • Age of Zeus • (Rebellion/Solaris)
    * Miéville, China • Kraken • (Macmillan UK, hc)
    * Miéville, China • Kraken • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Rambo, Cat, Paul Tremblay & Sean Wallace, eds. • Worlds of Fantasy: The Best of Fantasy Magazine • (Prime Books, anth, tpb)
    * Rusch, Kristine Kathryn • Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories • (Golden Gryphon Press, cln, hc)
    * Sedia, Ekaterina, ed. • Running with the Pack • (Prime Books, anth, tpb)
    * + Warren, Kaaron • Slights • (HarperCollins/Angry Robot US, tpb)
    * Zafon, Carlos Ruiz • The Prince of Mist • (Little Brown, nvl-ya, hc)
      

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2009, 16:30:20
 June 2010

    * Anderson, Kevin J. • The Map of All Things • (Orbit US, tpb)
    * Andrews, Ilona • Magic Bleeds • (Ace)
    * Arnason, Eleanor • Tomb of the Fathers • (Aqueduct Press, tpb)
    * Azinger, Karen • The Steel Queen • (HarperVoyager, hc)
    * Carey, Jacqueline • Naamah's Curse • (Grand Central, hc)
    * Carey, Jacqueline • Naamah's Curse • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * + Chadbourn, Mark • The Queen of Sinister • (Pyr, tpb)
    * Dann, Jack • Insinuations • (PS Publishing, nf, hc)
    * Emshwiller, Carol • Collection • (PS Publishing, cln, hc)
    * Flewelling, Lynn • The White Road • (Ballantine Spectra)
    * Gevers, Nick, & Marty Halpern, eds. • Is Anybody Out There? • (DAW, anth)
    * Hamilton, Laurell K. • Bullet • (Berkley, hc)
    * Hartwell, David G., & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • Year's Best SF 15 • (Eos, anth)
    * + Holt, Tom • Blonde Bombshell • (Orbit US, hc)
    * Howard, Jonathan • Johannes Cabal the Detective • (Hodder Headline, hc)
    * + Hughes, Matthew • Template • (Paizo/Planet Stories, tpb)
    * Koontz, Dean • Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: Lost Souls • (Bantam, hc)
    * Kowal, Mary Robinette • Shades of Milk and Honey • (Tor, hc)
    * Lord, Karen • Redemption in Indigo • (Small Beer Press, tpb)
    * Newton, Mark Charan • City of Ruin • (Tor UK, hc)
    * Okorafor, Nnedi • Who Fears Death • (DAW, hc)
    * Parks, Richard • On the Banks of the River of Heaven • (Prime Books, cln, hc)
    * + Reynolds, Alastair • Terminal World • (Ace, hc)
    * Robinson, Kim Stanley • The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson • (Night Shade Books, cln, hc)
    * Stevermer, Caroline • Magic Below Stairs • (Dial, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Sullivan, Tricia • Lightborn • (Orbit)
    * VanderMeer, Jeff • The Third Bear • (Tachyon Publications, cln, tpb)
    * Warren, Kaaron • Mistification • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
       

July 2010

    * Abnett, Dan • Embedded • (HarperCollins UK/Angry Robot, tpb)
    * Anders, Lou, ed. • With Great Power • (Pocket, anth, tpb)
    * Baker, Kage • The Bird of the River • (Tor, hc)
    * Beamer, Amelia • The Loving Dead • (Night Shade Books, tpb)
    * Carroll, Lee • Black Swan Rising • (Bantam UK, tpb)
    * Dozois, Gardner • When the Great Days Come • (Prime Books, cln, hc)
    * Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-seventh Annual Collection • (St. Martin's, anth, hc)
    * Egan, Greg • Zendegi • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * Hand, Elizabeth • Illyria • (Viking, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Harrison, Harry • The Stainless Steel Rat Returns • (Tor, hc)
    * Holland, Cecelia • Kings of the North • (Tor, hc)
    * + Howard, Jonathan L. • Johannes Cabal the Detective • (Doubleday, hc)
    * Lackey, Mercedes • The Sleeping Beauty • (Harlequin/Luna, tpb)
    * + Lynch, Scott • The Republic of Thieves • (Ballantine Spectra, hc)
    * MacLeod, Ken • The Restoration Game • (Orbit, hc)
    * McDonald, Ian • The Dervish House • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * McDonald, Ian • The Dervish House • (Pyr, hc)
    * Morgan, Richard • The Dark Commands • (Gollancz, hc)
    * Novik, Naomi • Tongues of Serpents • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Reed, Robert • Eater-of-Bone • (PS Publishing, cln, hc)
    * Romero, George • The Living Dead • (Hodder Headline, hc)
    * Romero, George A. • The Living Dead • (Grand Central, hc)
    * Sedia, Ekaterina • The House of Discarded Dreams • (Prime Books, tpb)
    * Stross, Charles • The Fuller Memorandum • (Orbit)
    * Stross, Charles • The Fuller Memorandum • (Ace, hc)
       

August 2010

    * Bakker, R. Scott • The White-Luck Warrior • (Orbit, tpb)
    * + Birmingham, John • After America • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Connolly, Harry • Game of Cages • (Ballantine Del Rey)
    * Di Filippo, Paul • A Princess of the Linear Jungle • (PS Publishing, nva, hc)
    * Duane, Diane • Omnitopia Dawn • (DAW, hc)
    * Erikson, Steven • The Crippled God • (Bantam UK, hc)
    * Harris, Charlaine, & Toni L. P. Kelner, eds. • Death's Excellent Vacation • (Ace, anth, hc)
    * Hoffman, Nina Kiriki • Thresholds • (Viking, nvl-ya, hc)
    * Lamplighter, L. Jagi • Prospero in Hell • (Tor, hc)
    * Pratt, Tim, ed. • Sympathy for the Devil • (Night Shade Books, anth, tpb)
    * Sanderson, Brandon • The Way of Kings • (Tor, hc)
    * Sargent, Pamela • Seed Seeker • (Tor, hc)
    * Somers, Jeff • The Terminal State • (Orbit)
    * Somers, Jeff • The Terminal State • (Orbit US)
    * Weeks, Brent • The Black Prism • (Orbit, hc)
       

September 2010

    * Adams, John Joseph, ed. • The Living Dead 2 • (Night Shade Books, anth, tpb)
    * Brooks, Terry • Bearers of the Black Staff • (Orbit, hc)
    * Brooks, Terry • Bearers of the Black Staff • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Buckell, Tobias S. • Arctic Rising • (Tor, hc)
    * Datlow, Ellen, & Nick Mamatas, eds. • Haunted Legends • (Tor, anth, hc)
    * Elliott, Kate • Cold Magic • (Orbit US, tpb)
    * Gilman, Felix • A History of the Half-Made World • (Tor, hc)
    * Hamilton, Peter F. • The Evolutionary Void • (Macmillan UK, hc)
    * Jones, Gwyneth • The Universe of Things • (Aqueduct Press, cln, tpb)
    * McLeod, Suzanne • The Bitter Seed of Magic • (Gollancz, hc/tpb)
    * + Morgan, Richard K. • The Cold Commands • (Ballantine Del Rey, hc)
    * Priest, Cherie • Dreadnought • (Tor, hc)
    * + Roberson, Chris • Book of Secrets • (HarperCollins/Angry Robot US, tpb)
    * Scholes, Ken • Antiphon • (Tor, hc)
    * Swenson, Patrick, ed. • The Best of Talebones • (Fairwood Press, anth, tpb)
    * Walton, Jo • Among Others • (Tor, hc)
    * Wentworth, K. D., ed. • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVI • (Galaxy, anth)
    * Wingrove, David • Son of Heaven • (Atlantic Books UK/Corvus, hc)
       
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2009, 16:40:16
Šta je kome zanimljivo s spiska?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 05-12-2009, 16:59:58
Bishop, Anne • Shalador's Lady •
Butcher, Jim • First Lord's Fury •
 Erikson, Steven • Crack'd Pot Trail •
Erikson, Steven • Dust of Dreams •
 Bradbury, Ray • The Martian Chronicles: The Complete Edition •
Barclay, James • Elves: Once Walked with Gods •
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Warriors •
Wolfe, Gene • The Sorcerer's House •
Williams, Tad • Shadowrise •
Butcher, Jim • Changes •
Card, Orson Scott • The Writer's Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy •
Jones, J. V. • Watcher of the Dead •
Howard, Jonathan • Johannes Cabal the Detective •
Bakker, R. Scott • The White-Luck Warrior •
 Erikson, Steven • The Crippled God •
Sanderson, Brandon • The Way of Kings •


S tim da me boldovane knjige baš interesuju. Vidim da nema Martina sa Asoiaf niti Rotfasa? Takođe, možeš li mi reći o čemu je reč sa ovom Martinovom knjigom i sa knjigom Anne Bishop?
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2009, 17:29:48
Bučera sam pročitao - i malčice je razočaravajuć. Da First Lord's Fury ne završava serijal, bio bi zadovaljuvajuća knjiga. Ovako...

 Shalador's Lady je povratak u Dark Jewels, ali poslednja knjiga iz serijala - u koju sam ja polagao velike nade - nimalo nije dorasla prvim naslovima u ciklusu. Stoga strepim da će i  Shalador's Lady  biti u najboljem slučaju osrednji proizvod.

Crack'd Pot Trail je nova novela o ona dva blesava nekromanta, a Dust of Dreams već sam nabavio, ali nisam pročitao ni osmu knjigu.

Elves: Once Walked with Gods - Barkli je baš loš pisac. Fentezi treš po uzoru na DnD. To ne znači da nije zabavan.

Warriors ne znam šta je, sem onoga što se može zaključiti po priređivačima.

Shadowrise je treća knjiga u serijalu Shadowmarch, ali meni je Vilijams smrtno dosada, a Shadomarch dosadniji od ostalih njegovih romana.

Changes je novi Hari Drezden.

Way of Kings je repriza. To jest, roman je objavljen valjda još 2006. samo što nije primećen. Čini mi se da se radi o urbanoj fantastici - mešavini svega i svačega.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 05-12-2009, 18:36:26
Bučera i Fury (Codex Alera) serijal sam krenuo čitati, mislim da sam nekad prve 3 knjige pročitao, pa mi se više nije dalo u ebook, mada mi se serijal svideo. Barklija imam jedan roman, čuo sam negde da nije loš, pa me zainteresovao ovaj drugi...Vilijams je meni ok, Shadowmarch mi je i bolji od Sećanje Jad i Trna :D Inače, da se pohvalim - zahvaljujući svojoj dragoj, kompletirao sam Prince of Nothing trilogiju, od Bakera, u izdanju Hrvatskog Algoritma. Ova gorepomenuta knjiga od istog pisca je drugi deo sikvel trilogije na Prince of Nothing?

I jedno offhand pitanje: Pročitao sam Legende, i mnogo mi se svidela priča koja potpada u serijal o Alvin Makeru, od Orson Skot Karda... Ima li šanse da se pomenuti serijal objavi kod nas? Iskeženi čovek se zove pripovetka u Legendama :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2009, 19:52:05
Ja sam poodavno preveo prvu knjigu. Pretpostavljam da se izdavaču ne isplati da objavljuje dalje zbog slabe prodaje. Inače, u knjižari "Delfi" izbor fantastike je sjajan i to po više nego pristupačnim cenama. Na primer, standardni fentezi meki povez je približno 900 dinara, a izbor im je više nego solidan. Do kraja godine stižu im dve pošiljke novih knjiga i proširuju sffh odeljak.
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Post by: JasonBezArgonauta on 05-12-2009, 20:29:27
Ja sam poodavno preveo prvu knjigu. Pretpostavljam da se izdavaču ne isplati da objavljuje dalje zbog slabe prodaje. .

Meni Vesa reče da planira da ih izda, samo je trenutno kriziro pa ne postizava. Predomislio se ili...

Trebalo bi da dobijem hrvatsko izdanje Harrison, Harry • The Stainless Steel Rat. Jel si čito? Utisak?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 05-12-2009, 20:36:05
Ja sam poodavno preveo prvu knjigu. Pretpostavljam da se izdavaču ne isplati da objavljuje dalje zbog slabe prodaje. .

Meni Vesa reče da planira da ih izda, samo je trenutno kriziro pa ne postizava. Predomislio se ili...

Trebalo bi da dobijem hrvatsko izdanje Harrison, Harry • The Stainless Steel Rat. Jel si čito? Utisak?

To je i meni rekao, ali otkud znam. Nisam čitao "Pacova". Kao klinac nisam mogao da nabavim knjigu, a sada je imam, ali imam toliko toga da čitam da ne postizam. Neko od starijih članova sigurno je čitao.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 06-12-2009, 05:28:19
Previse bi bilo da navedem sta mi je sve "zanimljivo" pa evo par stvari koje iscekujem/radujem im se/stvarno zelim da vidim sta je:

de Lint, Charles • Muse and Reverie
Valente, Catherynne M. • Under in the Mere •
Zelazny, Roger • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Five: Nine Black Doves •
Zelazny, Roger • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Six: The Road to Amber •
Gevers, Nick, ed. • The Book of Dreams
Black, Holly • The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
Hill, Joe • Horns •
Hobb, Robin • Dragon Keeper & Dragon Haven•
Willis, Connie • Blackout •
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Best Horror of the Year: Volume 2
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Warriors •
Reynolds, Alastair • Terminal World
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four • 
Wolfe, Gene • The Sorcerer's House
Horton, Rich, ed. • The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 Edition
Kay, Guy Gavriel • Under Heaven •
Williams, Walter Jon • The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories
de Lint, Charles • The Very Best of Charles de Lint
 Miéville, China • Kraken •
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-seventh Annual Collection •
Pratt, Tim, ed. • Sympathy for the Devil
Datlow, Ellen, & Nick Mamatas, eds. • Haunted Legends


Uf, a ovo je skraceni deo skracenog spiska. Ove stvari cu sigurno nabavljati i citati sledece godine (ako bude mogucnosti), a ima jos knjiga koje spadaju u skoro sigurno kategoriju, p[a verovatno, pa moguce... samo treba stici sve to  :x
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 06-12-2009, 14:14:51
Jao, znam. Ne stižem da čitam sve što bih voleo. Sad sam nabavio sve tri do sada objavljene The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, ali nemam kada da ih čitam. Jurim da završim prevode za Bobana i Gorana, pa ču valjda oko Nove godine moći da čitam. Inače, najviše se radujem novom romanu P. C. Hodgell, Bound in Blood.
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-12-2009, 00:44:52
The Rats and the Ruling Sea by Robert V. S. Redick

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The Rats and the Ruling Sea picks up where the first volume, The Red Wolf Conspiracy left off:

Thasha's wedding is hours away. It is a wedding that will both fulfill the promise of a mad god's return and see her murdered. Pazel has thwarted the sorcerer who would bring back the god but both sides now face deadlock. Can Thasha be saved? Can the war between two Empires be stopped?

The Rats and the Ruling Sea is, once again, focused on the giant ancient ship The Chathrand, but now she must brave the terrors of the uncharted seas including massive storms, ship-swallowing whirlpools and lands forgotten by the Northern world, all the time involved in a vicious running battle with a ship nearly her match…

Robert Redick's new novel takes the reader further into the labyrinthine plots and betrayals that have underscored the trilogy from the beginning. Along the way, we will learn more about the Ixchel as they fight for survival against the Chathrand's rats, discover more about the true motives of the conspirators, live with Thasha and Pazel as they face death & deceit, and journey with The Chathrand as it sails into the infamous Ruling Sea…

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 08-12-2009, 17:58:39
Ima ga u onom spisku malo iznad, mada ja imam podatak da se pojavljuje u martu, whatever. Novi Simons:

Black Hills is an important and revelatory novel, the most singular accomplishment to date by the always unpredictable Dan Simmons. With empathy and great narrative power, it illuminates a significant chapter in the nation's history, and takes us deep into the heart of an extraordinary American life.

The story begins at the Battle of Little Big Horn in June of 1876. Eleven-year-old Paha Sapa (whose name, in the Lakota dialect, means "Black Hills"), is present at the precise moment of Custer's death, a moment that will have enormous ramifications. The narrative that follows encompasses eighty years of highly charged history and ranges from the eponymous (and sacred) Black Hills of South Dakota to the Dust Bowls of the Great Depression to the emerging face of Mount Rushmore, where an astonishing revelation awaits.

On one level, Black Hills is a story of profound and inescapable loss: of family, of cultural heritage, of the ancient gods that once dominated the Lakota's world. On another, it is a visionary account of love, hope, and unexpected discovery, and a meditation on the Mystery that lies "at the heart of the heart of the universe." Absorbing, moving, and constantly surprising, Black Hills is, by any standard, a major novel, another landmark achievement in a constantly evolving career.

Teror me jos uvek ceka, Drood ne znam ni da li cu citati, ovo deluje zanimljivije, ali.........................................

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 08-12-2009, 18:15:01
Što se mene tiče, znam da ovo sigurno neću čitati. Deluje mi previše depresivno.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-12-2009, 16:37:59
Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Laurell K. Hamilton on Divine Misdemeanors

Meredith Gentry was created as a character so that my muse and I could have a break from writing the Anita Blake series. I’d written five Anita books in a row and was starting to have job anxiety dreams about her life instead of mine. I needed something different for my muse and me to play with. Merry was created to give me a different voice, a different world to visit. I guess she’s like a second child that you have so the first one won’t be an only. Then, like a parent that just didn’t understand that a second child doesn’t double your workload, but quadruples it, I was suddenly trying to do two different series at two different publishers. It went well since they’re both New York Times bestsellers. The audience for both crosses nicely and continues to grow with every book in a time when very few authors can say that. So it’s all good, but just like trying to juggle two kids instead of one, juggling two book series instead of just one presents its challenges.

At the beginning keeping Anita’s voice out of the Merry books was the biggest challenge. I was used to her, and her voice and attitude were closer to my own, so Anita wrote faster, clearer in my head. Merry was that second baby that is nothing like your first baby, so most of what you learned about taking care of character A doesn’t help a damn bit with character B. Who knew? But there comes a point when you make peace with the second child being so different from the first and so different from yourself. You find the unique joys in that second person, as I’ve found the joys in the Merry series that are different from Anita.

Anita fights me on paper and always has. She’s very much my rebel. Merry never fought on paper until the last book, Swallowing Darkness, and then she found things worth fighting for. She finally stood up and told me what she wanted and she was willing to do whatever it took to get there. I understood that. I let Merry’s desires, loves, and choices change where I had planned to end the first cycle of the series. Anita has thrown out entire last thirds of books by her choices, and even scrapped entire novel ideas because she’d simply grown in a different direction. If I did that for my oldest creation, how could I not do the same for my youngest creation?

In fact, Merry found her voice so pure and clear that on the last two Anita Blake novels I’ve had to chase her out of my head so Anita could be loud. Now the biggest challenge is balancing the writing schedule between two bestselling series, two different publishers, and that thing called a real life. Doing justice to my two imaginary worlds, and still managing to have a life in the real world... that’s the true challenge.--Laurell K. Hamilton
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Post by: Alexdelarge on 09-12-2009, 21:04:26
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Dmitrij Gluhovski :: Metro 2033

Izdavač: Dereta
Format: 24X16cm
ISBN: 978-86-7346-747-4
Povez: tvrd povez
Pismo: latinica
Br. strana: 443
God. izdanja: 2009
Biblioteka: Trend
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ANTI UTOPIJA ZA 21.VEK...
 ROMAN KOJI ĆE VAM ODŠKRINUTI MOGUĆA VRATA BUDUĆNOSTI...
DA LI JE JEDINA NADA ČOVEČANSTVA RUSKI METRO 2033?

DRAGI MOSKOVLJANI I GOSTI PRESTONICE!

TRANSPORTNO PREDUZEĆE MOSKOVSKI METROPOLITEN POTPUNO JE NEBEZBEDNO ULAZITE NA SOPSTVENU ODGOVORNOST!

ONAJ KOME NE NEDOSTAJE HRABROSTI I STRPLJENJA DA SE CEO ŽIVOT OSVRĆE U MRAKU, PRVI ĆE U NJEMU UGLEDATI ZRAČAK SVETLOSTI.

 Dve hiljada trideset treća godina. Čovečanstvo je gotovo u potpunosti uništeno. Moskva je pretvorena u avetinjski grad - kontaminiran radijacijom i nastanjen čudovištima. Malobrojni preživeli ljudi kriju se u moskovskom metrou - najvećem protivatomskom skloništu na zemlji. Njegove stanice pretvorene su u gradove - države, a u tunelima caruje tama i obitava užas.

Artem, stanovnik VDNP, treba da se probije kroz čitav metro da bi spasao strašne opasnosti svoju stanicu, a možda i preostalo čovečanstvo.

Kultni internet roman Dmitrija Gluhovskog već je poznat stotinama hiljada internet - čitalaca. Objavljivanje ove knjige izazvalo je oduševljenje nestrpljive publike.

Igrica koja prati Artemove doživljaje u moskovskom metrou je postala jedna od najpopularnijih igrica u svetu, a film A produkcije očekujemo već 2010. godine.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 09-12-2009, 21:30:05
Ja ga baš skinuo s neta. Sjajno, Alekse! Ovo moram da pazarim!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Lord Kufer on 09-12-2009, 21:35:50
Oklen ga skidate?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 09-12-2009, 21:38:54
Džebem li ga gde sam ga našao. Mogu da ti pošaljem, ako hoćeš.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Lord Kufer on 09-12-2009, 22:26:07
Pošalji.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 09-12-2009, 22:41:45
Adresa?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Lord Kufer on 09-12-2009, 22:46:12
Eto je u mom profilu. Na kom je to jeziku?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 09-12-2009, 22:55:03
Ruskom, naravno. Inače, mejl ti je sakriven u profilu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 11-12-2009, 11:36:24
http://www.b92.net/kultura/knjige/vesti.php?nav_id=397219 (http://www.b92.net/kultura/knjige/vesti.php?nav_id=397219)

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"Dobri stari demon" Majkla Kerija

"IPS/Prosveta" je objavila roman Majka Kerija "Dobri stari demon" u prevodu Ivane Maksimović-Tomić, koji pripada novom popularnom žanru trilera/horora u kome su akteri demoni, vampiri i njima slična neljudska bića.

Autor je stekao izuzetno dobro obrazovanje pošto je diplomirao engleski jezik i književnost na koledžu Sent Piters, na Oksfordu a zatim je 15 godina bio profesor, pre nego što se posvetio isključivo pisanju scenarija za stripove i grafičke novele.

Među strip serijalima i grafičkim novelama za koje je pisao scenarije su oni o Helblejzeru, X menu, Luciferu, Volverinu, ...

"Dobri stari demon" je prvi roman iz serijala koji za sada ima pet naslova a glavni lik je Feliks Kastor, lovac na demone svih boja i fela i egzorcista slobodnjak, a London je njegovo lovište.

Kad svet neljudskih, neživih bića pomahnita, njegove su usluge i te kako tražene. Dobar egzorcista može da naplaćuje koliko god želi i da živi na visokoj nozi, ali će pre ili kasnije naleteti na demona koji mu je opasan protivnik.

Prekidajući dobrovoljnu "penziju" za samo još jedan poslić (tek da plati račune), Kastor uleće u arenu gde se neživi nadmeću "ko će Feliksa Kastora ubiti prvi".

Borba sa demonima, metamorfima i vampirima je ono što Feliks Kastor zna najbolje ali živi ljudi mu stvaraju probleme i idu na živce.....

Serijal o avanturama Feliksa Kastora koji neodoljivo podseća na detektive poput Mikija Spilejna, samo što su mu protivnici bića mraka, doneo je Keriju izuzetnu popularnost .

Kritičar londonskog " Delji eskpresa" ih je ocenio kao "vrcavo, urnebesno i uzavrelo mračno", dok ga je "Gardijan" opisao kao spoj i "ukrštanje tinejdžerske TV junakinje 'Bafi ubice vampira' Džonatana Krika, i teškog noara".

 xcheers xcheers xcheers xcheers xcheers

jedva sam prepoznao šta je ovo u stvari (The Devil You Know)  :evil: ali onda, w000!  :|


Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-12-2009, 12:37:38
Nisam znao da voliš Kerija? Inače, Konan bi trebalo da stigne iz štamparije svakog časa.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 12-12-2009, 19:46:28
"Laguna" objavila roman Kim HArison Dead Witch Walking pod imbecilnim prevodom "Mrtva si, veštice!".
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 12-12-2009, 20:02:07
Jel to opet neki obiman serijal?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 12-12-2009, 20:21:29
Kraći od Bučerovog. To mu je najbolja ortakinja. Bar je bila. Sad će valjda sedmi roman da izađe. Inače, na Bukspejsu sam postavio prikaz Beketovog "Postanja".
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-12-2009, 22:18:43
Bound in Blood Patriše Hodžel mi je u inboxu. Neka korist i od mog bloga!  :evil:
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 18-12-2009, 23:50:24
Samo sto mi je stigao broj 3 (koji ceka tradicionalno citanje u januaru) evo i najave za:

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 4

With the manuscript safely in the hands of the publisher in San Francisco, I can now reveal the final table of contents for The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 4. As anthologists always do, I wish I’d had more space to include other stories that I loved, but I think that these selections are very strong.

Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
1.  It Takes Two, Nicola Griffith(Eclipse Three)
2.  Three Twilight Tales, Jo Walton (Tor.com)
3.
4. The Island, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
5.  Ferryman, Margo Lanagan (Firebirds Soaring)
6.  A Wild and Wicked Youth, Ellen Kushner (F&SF)
7.  The Pelican Bar, Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three)
8.  Spar, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld)
9.  Going Deep, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s)
10.  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (The Eternal Kiss)
11.  Zeppelin City, Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn (Tor.com)
12.  Dragon’s Teeth, Alex Irvine (F&SF)
13.  This Wind Blowing, and This Tide, Damien Broderick (Asimov’s)
14.  By Moonlight, Peter S. Beagle (We Never Talk About My Brother)
15.  Black Swan, Bruce Sterling (F&SF)
16.  As Women Fight, Sara Genge (Asimov’s)
17.  The Cinderella Game, Kelly Link (Troll’s Eye View)
18.  Formidable Caress, Stephen Baxter (Analog)
19.  Blocked, Geoff Ryman (F&SF)
20.  Truth and Bone, Pat Cadigan (Poe)
21.  Eros, Philia, Agape, Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com)
22.  The Motorman’s Coat, John Kessel (F&SF)
23.  Mongoose, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear (Lovecraft Unbound)
24.  Echoes of Aurora, Ellen Klages (What Remains)
25.  Before My Last Breath, Robert Reed (Asimov’s)
26.  Jo Boy, Diana Wynne Jones (The Dragon Book)
27.  Utriusque Cosmi, Robert Charles Wilson (The New Space Opera 2)
28.  A Delicate Architecture, Catherynne Valente (Troll’s Eye View)
29.  The Cat That Walked a Thousand Miles, Kij Johnson (Tor.com)
Recommended Reading

Eagle-eyed readers will note one of the spots is blank.  This isn’t an error. I’ve agreed not to publicise one of the stories until the book comes out, so that publication here doesn’t step too badly on the toes of its original publisher. I will, however, reveal the omitted story in March.  And yes, if space permits, there will be a Recommended Reading list in the book for the first time ever. If it doesn’t make it for length reasons, I’ll make sure it’s published online.  You can pre-order the book at Amazon.com here.

A u istom paketu stigao je i Horton. Evo najave i za njega:

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“A Story, with Beans” by Steven Gould, Analog, May
“Child-Empress of Mars” by Theodora Goss, Interfictions 2
“The Island” by Peter Watts, The New Space Opera 2
“Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance” by John Kessel, The New Space Opera 2
“The Logic of the World” by Robert Kelly, Conjunctions 52
“The Endangered Camp” by Ann Leckie, Clockwork Phoenix
“Sylgarmo's Proclamation” by Lucius Shepard, Songs of the Dying Earth
“Three Twilight Tales” by Jo Walton, Firebirds Soaring
“Necroflux Day” by John Meaney, The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction 3
“This Peaceable Land; or, The Unbearable Vision of Harriet Beecher Stowe” by Robert Charles Wilson, Other Earths
“Technicolor” by John Langan, Poe
“Eros, Philia, Agape” by Rachel Swirksy, Tor.com
“A Painter, a Sheep, and a Boa Constrictor” by Nir Yaniv, Shimmer 10
“Catalog” by Eugene Mirabelli, F&SF, February
“Gliste” by Dominic Green, Interzone, August
“On the Human Plan” by Jay Lake, Lone Star Stories, February
“Dragon's Teeth” by Alex Irvine, F&SF, December
“The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew” by Catherynne M. Valente, Clarkesworld, August
“The Qualia Engine” by Damien Broderick, Asimov's, April-May
“The Long Cold Goodbye” by Holly Phillips, Asimov's, March
“Wife-Stealing Time” by R. Garcia y Robertson, Asimov's, November
“As Women Fight” by Sara Genge, Asimov's, October-November
“Images of Anna” by Nancy Kress, Fantasy, September 14
“Mongoose” by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear, Lovecraft Unbound
“Crimes and Glory” by Paul McAuley, Subterranean, Spring “Living Curiousities” by Margo Lanagan, Sideshow
“The Death of Sugar Daddy” by Toiya Kristen Finlay, Electric Velocipede, Spring
“Bespoke” by Genevieve Valentine, Strange Horizons, July 27
“The Persistence of Memory; or, This Space for Sale” by Paul Park, Postscripts 20/21

We're waiting on permission for one more story, but I'll update this entry when it's in.
Congratulations to all the authors, and publishers who made this possible.

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Boldovao sam preklapanja. Ono sto me raduje/rastuzuje je sto bar 1/3 prica iz obe antologije posedujem i sto cu ih verovatno procitati dok se docepam ove dve knjige. Za zainteresovane, mislim da su price preuzete sa internete i dalje online.



Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-12-2009, 00:41:52
Meni su pre neki dan stigla sva tri, pa se nadam da ću ih i ja slistiti u januaru mesecu.
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Post by: zakk on 19-12-2009, 00:47:03
Videste li što se Watts proveo prelazeći SAD granicu?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-12-2009, 01:03:27
Aha.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 19-12-2009, 01:11:02
Dižu opaku dževu zbog toga, nadam se sve da neće čovek izgoreti u borbi protiv sistema...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Lord Kufer on 19-12-2009, 01:27:29
Koji beše to?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: scallop on 19-12-2009, 03:30:53
Sjajan čovek!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 19-12-2009, 03:48:14
Za sve koji mrze  Google:

U.S. border guards arrest author Peter Watts
Kristin Rushowy Staff Reporter
Published On Sat Dec 12 2009

For Peter Watts, life can be stranger than science fiction.

Watts – who has written six such books – was on his way back to Toronto last Tuesday after helping a friend move to the U.S. Before crossing the Blue Water Bridge into Sarnia, American customs officers pulled him over. He says when they began rifling through his car and luggage, he got out. They ordered him back in the car; he asked what was going on.

What happened next has become the talk of the blogosphere: Watts too has waded in on it, posting that he was assaulted, punched in the face, pepper-sprayed and thrown in jail for the night, only to find that he was the one charged – with assaulting a customs officer.

Customs officials told the Star Watts was given directions "and became non-compliant...he did not follow directions and a physical altercation" ensued.

An officer with the Port Huron police told the local newspaper that Watts "angrily" got out of the rental car and when he refused to get back in, they tried to cuff him and he became "aggressive." In the melee, police said, Watts "choked" a customs officer.

"As a result of that he was detained and turned over to local authorities," says Ronald Smith, chief customs and border protection officer at Blue Water, adding officers were conducing "outbound operations" stopping and inspecting vehicles after the toll booths but before they hit Canadian customs.

Watts empatically denies any such action.

"I can state categorically that I did not choke anybody, I did not use profanity and did not raise my voice, I did not initiate any physical contact," says Watts, who is also a marine biologist with a PhD in zoology.

"All I basically did was use words to ask what was going on."

Now, friends are raising funds online to help Watts to help him cover his legal costs, which he says are overwhelming for someone who makes a living as an author.

Fellow sci-fi writer Cory Doctorow, who blogged about the incident at boingboing.net, chipped in $1,000 right off the bat – and while no one will say how much has been raised in total, friend David Nickle said it's enough to get Watts through the first hurdle. Should the case go to trial, friends will arrange a fundraiser.

"It's a bit like trying to figure out the mindset of a grizzly bear," Watts said when asked why officers attacked him.

Watts' next court appearance is Dec. 22. If eventually convicted, it's a felony charge that could see him imprisoned for two years and a possible fine of up to $2,000.

Watts had driven to Nebraska with a friend to help a retired University of Toronto professor move there, but their rental car had broken down. The two were driving a replacement car the rental agency had provided in the U.S.

After the incident, Watts' friend was arrested and interrogated, but not charged.

Watts, however, spent the night in jail, in the standard orange jumpsuit, and was released the next day on $5,000 bail. He was dropped off across the border at Canadian customs, without his coat – it was in the car, which was impounded – during a winter storm.

Watts is overwhelmed by the online donations, and jokes that while most people must be supportive, "it's quite possible that some people think I'm a ...jerk, but they hate homeland security more."

If more money is raised than he needs, it will be donated to charity, he said.

Among the many comments posted at boingboing.net, are some suggesting Watts must have had an attitude when dealing with customs.

"The question is what is attitude?" he said. "I've been told by cops in the system that the mere act of getting out of a car, the mere act of taking any action at all, not simply responding to an order...is considered attitude...what they take offence to is not necessarily what anyone else would find offensive."
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Lord Kufer on 19-12-2009, 03:54:23
Još će svinje da zarade.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 21-12-2009, 03:52:56
cekajuci septembar

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Anthologist Peter S. Beagle knows fantasy. The author of the inventive fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn and the introduction to The Lord of the Rings now introduces the gifted writers that returned to the classics and throughly redefined the genre: Gregory Maguire, Francesca Lia Block, Robert Holdstock, Patricia McKillip, and Steven Millhauser, and others who have lead the way to expanding imaginative frontiers.

From the depths of an dangerous English forest to the top of the Tower of Babel, on a caffeinated journey to the empire of ice cream and in front of a television with the Lone Ranger and Tonto, discover The Secret History of Fantasy.


Trade paperback / 432 pp. / 6 x 9 / $15.95 / September 2010 / 978-1-892391-99-5

Cover Design by Ann Monn
Interior Design by John Coulthart




Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-12-2009, 12:44:11
Ima li neko The Secret History of Science Fiction? Zna li se kakva je?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 22-12-2009, 14:04:18
mozes 3x da pogadjas

http://www.znaksagite.com/diskusije/index.php?topic=8486.0 (http://www.znaksagite.com/diskusije/index.php?topic=8486.0)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-12-2009, 18:51:27
China Miéville's KRAKEN 

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The Natural History Museum's prize exhibit - a giant squid - suddenly disappears. This audacious theft leads Clem, the research scientist who has recently finished preserving the exhibit, into a dark urban underworld of warring cults and surreal magic. It seems that for some, the squid represents a god and should be worshiped as such. Clem gradually comes to realise that someone may be attempting to use the squid to trigger an apocalypse. And so it is now up to him and a renegade squid-worshiper named Dean to find a way of stopping the destruction of the world as they know it whilst themselves surviving the all out-gang warfare that they have unwittingly been drawn into...

Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?

For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.

A god that someone is hoping will end the world.

Kraken will be released next spring.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 22-12-2009, 19:04:22
Ima Melkor i valja.

http://www.znaksagite.com/diskusije/index.php?topic=8486.0 (http://www.znaksagite.com/diskusije/index.php?topic=8486.0)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-12-2009, 19:19:20
Videću da nabavim.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 25-12-2009, 12:20:48
Ovo nije nova knjiga, ali za mene jeste, mada ja nisam mogao da svarim ni prvi deo. Elem, reč je o romanu Corambis iz pera Sare Mone. Mada je reč o spisateljici vanrednog stila i lepote jezika, meni nikako ne prija njeno pisanje. Moneova je gotovo singhendedli stvorila podžanr gej fentezija, i upravo zbog tolike gejovštine ne mogu da je čitam. Da se razumemo, veoma volim Lorel Hamilton i Mercedes Leki - naročito ovu drugu, koja je prva na velika vrata uvela gej kulturu u fentezi - ali Moneova o homoseksualizmu piše na takav način da je meni njena proza nesvarljiva. Svejedno, treba pomenuti Corambis kao završetak jednog čitanog i hvaljenog četvoroknjižja.

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The rambling conclusion to Monette's Mélusine fantasy quartet (after 2008's The Mirador) reveals the destiny of three exiles. Prince Gerrard Hume dies in an attempt to start the sinister Cymellunar engine, which he hoped would help win Caloxa's independence from Corambis. Blinded by the engine, Kay Brightmore, the margrave of Rothmarlin and the prince's illicit lover, is imprisoned by Corambis's duke of Glimmering. Meanwhile, far away in Bernatha, gay wizard Felix Harrowgate returns to prostitution to raise money when his half-brother becomes ill, but is gang-raped by Corambins in a ritual that restarts the Clock of Eclipses, another terrible Cymellunar device. Monette throws in numerous unsubtle lessons on love, lust and power, but for full effect, the intricate plot requires familiarity with prior installments.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 26-12-2009, 12:54:36
Decembar mesec svakako je u znaku Džordža Martina, budući da je 22. iz štampe izašao novi mozaički roman u serijalu Wild Cards, a pod naslovom Suicide Kings.

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The People's Paradise of Africa (PPA) and Caliphate of Arabia meet in a battle that will determine whose vision of despotic rule in Africa will dominate. Whereas Prince Siraj has the superior military, the PPA leaders, siblings Dr. Nshombo and Alicia, own the Wild Aces though one key Wild Card Tom "Radical" Weathers increasingly is losing mental control of right from wrong. Even after his side wins the fight, the Radical gleefully continues his slaughter of enemy soldiers. Nshombo and Alicia believe they must eliminate Radical , who has gone insane with a berserker blood craving.

In the United States, Wally "Rustbelt" Gunderson worries about his friend Lucien being caught up in the war. He begs Jerusha "Gardener" Carter to accompany him when he sneaks into the war zone to rescue Lucien. At the same time Michelle "Amazing Bubbles" LaFleur comes out of her coma with help from a dream girl needing help to escape from a mass grave. Michelle and zombie Hoodoo Mama travel to Africa to rescue the dream girl who may not be real. As Prince Siraj blackmails Noel "Double Helix" Matthews to help him with a counter attack; the Wild Aces converge in Africa for a final confrontation.

The latest collaboration (see Busted Flushes and Inside Straight) is a royal flush in international fantasy that grips readers from the opening war in the Sudan until the final climax occurs. Much more than just what is described above happens in the action-packed thriller as the authors somehow keep their cast of a zillion superheroes and supervillains unique from one another. Fans will believe George R.R. Martin, Melinda M. Snodgrass and the other contributors have dealt the audience a royal flush straight with this terrific look at those with extraordinary powers, who for the most part want acceptance not fear from the NT (like a combo Watchmen and X-Men).
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: divča on 27-12-2009, 13:50:20
Ovo nije nova knjiga, ali za mene jeste, mada ja nisam mogao da svarim ni prvi deo. Elem, reč je o romanu Corambis iz pera Sare Mone.
Hm, videh malopre na IRC-u ovu knjigu - btw, mislim da bi transkripcija njenog prezimena bila  sa 't' na kraju...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-12-2009, 00:32:13
Ovo nije nova knjiga, ali za mene jeste, mada ja nisam mogao da svarim ni prvi deo. Elem, reč je o romanu Corambis iz pera Sare Mone.
Hm, videh malopre na IRC-u ovu knjigu - btw, mislim da bi transkripcija njenog prezimena bila  sa 't' na kraju...

Mogućno, mogućno. Jako mi je žao što ne mogu da je čitam. Odličan je pisac za one koji mogu da istrpe njene likove.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Mme Chauchat on 28-12-2009, 15:53:47
Jeste sa "t" - Mone bi bilo da se pise Monet, kao slikar - a priznajem da su se meni sve cetiri knjige prilicno svidele. Mozda zato sto volim i Smrt u Veneciji  xrofl a mozda i zato sto su i njeni strejt likovi, i muski i zenski, odlicni, a pristup magiji nekonvencionalan tj. akademski. (Ko se odvazi da zadje malo dalje u citanju - ima i strejt seksa, bez diskriminacije...)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-12-2009, 18:21:21
Pokušaću da joj u novoj godini dam još koju priliku. Inače, dozvolite svi kojima se Monetova svidela da vam preporučim Lejn Robins i njen roman Maledicte. Neverovatna i veličanstvena proza.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 29-12-2009, 09:36:20
Ovog meseca valja obratiti pažnju na nekoliko knjiga u engleskom i srpskom izdanju. Najpre, IPS je konačno objavio prvi tom sabranog Konana - i knjiga izgleda sjajno. Velikog je formata, mada mekog poveza, i sadrži originalne crno-bele ilustracije. Ne znam koja će cena biti u knjižarama, a IPS nažalost nema klub čitalaca, niti nastupa na Božićnom sajmu, tako da su mali izgledi da se knjiga nabavi s popustom sve do narednog oktobra.

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"Laguna" je objavila roman Kim Harison Dead Witch Walking, pod pomalo nesrećnim naslovom "Mrtva si, veštice!". Ovde je reč o uredničkom propustu, ali neću baš toliko tražiti dlaku u jajetu. Podsetiću da je reč o jako popularnoj spisateljici urbane fantastike i sjajnom izboru za sve ljubitelje romana o Hariju Drezdenu ili "Malteškog šišmiša".

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The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbar by Jesse Bullington pobrao je sjajne kritike i izuzetno je dobro prihvaćen kod čitalaca. Detaljan prikaz na http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/12/sad-tale-of-brothers-grossbart-jesse.html (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/12/sad-tale-of-brothers-grossbart-jesse.html)

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Mark Čadborn počinje novi serijal, a ja se nerviram što ne mogu da dođem do njegovih knjiga. Ono što piše je po svemu sudeći po mom ukusu. U Britaniji je postao uticajan pisac, pa se nadam da će poći Eriksonovim stopama i postati poznat i u SAD.

The Silver Skull (Swords of Albion) by Mark Chadbourn

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Two-time British Fantasy Award winner Chadbourn (the Age of Misrule trilogy) offers a grim and decidedly current take on supernatural Elizabethan intrigues. Will Swyfte, England's greatest spy, is charged with stopping the faerie and their Spanish tools from acquiring the Skull, the Key and the Shield, magic items whose combination could devastate all of Britain. Scenes range from squalid London slums to King Philip's monumental El Escorial palace and the mighty confrontation with the Armada in the English Channel. Readers familiar with cold war spy novels will wryly note Swyfte's visits to Dr. John Dee for the latest in spy technology, à la James Bond and Q. Graphic presentations of tortures from the rack to waterboarding recall contemporary issues in national security, carefully contextualized with Swyfte's dilemmas of personal versus professional codes. (Nov.)

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Lorel Hamilton je objavila novi roman u seriji o Meredit Džentri i za promenu je malo spustila loptu. Divine Misdemeanors je na tragu njenih prvih romana o Aniti Blejk i mada ima seksa, nije preterivala. Čak joj je pošlo za rukom i da smanji power creep. Nije bila loša knjižica. Uživao sam.

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The Dead That Walk: Flesh-Eating Stories urednika Stivena Džonsa je, logično, antologija o zombijima. Meni ne toliko zanimljivo štivo, siguran sam da će se već naći neko na ovom forumu kojem će rečeni naslov biti draži.

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Beyond the Wall of Time je nova knjiga Rasela Kirkpatrika. Njome nastavlja serijal The Broken Man. Kirkaptrikovu prethodnu trilogiju čitaoci su loše primili, pa je ja nisam ni uzimao da čitam. Po svemu sudeći, ovo je mnogo bolje.

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Graham Sharp Paul ima novi roman o Helfortu. Izgleda budućnost militeri spejs opere, Pol je miljenik publike. Naručio sam sve tri njegove knjige, pa ćemo videti.

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If he survives, hell just may freeze over.

The savage Hammer Worlds are not only near invincible but almost certain to win their war to crush the Federated Worlds and control humanspace–unless the Feds can find and destroy their secret antimatter warhead facility.

Only dreadnoughts, the lone Federated ships able to withstand antimatter missile attacks, can do the job, and only Lieutenant Michael Helfort has the skill to lead them. But skill may not be enough, because Helfort is more than the newly appointed captain: He’s a hero, and this means that his own senior officers want him to fail–and that the enemy’s kingpin wants him dead.

Helfort’s early victories merely intensify everyone’s determination. No action is too low, no price too high, to bring him down–with treachery, or betrayal, or an offer he can’t refuse, even if it means selling out his own side.

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Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 29-12-2009, 12:58:25
Imas u onoj Solaris book of Fantasy(prijavio sam je dole pre neki dan) Chadbournovu pricu iz tog okruzenja. Manje mi se nesto svidela od Misrule-a ali je relativno bezbolan nacin da vidis da li ce ti se svideti.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 29-12-2009, 13:38:35
Samo što je meni stigao Solaris Book of Science Fiction kad sam naručio. Zajebao se čovek kad je kupovao. Ali nije preterano bitno - nabaviću ga ja u kompletu jednog dana. Sad sam dobio toliko zbirki da ne znam kad ću ih sve pročitati, a ne smem ništa da uzimam u ruke dok ne završim Njumena.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Alexdelarge on 29-12-2009, 13:44:09
samo da najavim kupnju Konana, da se ne iznenadite posle.
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Post by: Nightflier on 29-12-2009, 13:51:22
Dogovorio sam veliku promociju s IPSom. Ko nam je najveći stručnjak za Konana? Jor? Imam tu još neke ideje, ali o tome posle praznika. Sad ne znam gde mi je glava.  :x
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 29-12-2009, 14:12:44
kad kazes Konan svi pomisle na Jora i varvarina  :|
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 30-12-2009, 21:32:30
Moze li neka naznaka kad ce se Konan pojaviti u slobodnoj prodaji?
PS
"Poslednja zelja" jos nije dobila naslednika i pored najava za kraj ove godine. Da li znas nesto vise o roku za objavljivanje Nocobdijo?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 31-12-2009, 01:19:04
IPSov Konan je u prodaji... u IPSu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-12-2009, 03:23:09
Moze li neka naznaka kad ce se Konan pojaviti u slobodnoj prodaji?
PS
"Poslednja zelja" jos nije dobila naslednika i pored najava za kraj ove godine. Da li znas nesto vise o roku za objavljivanje Nocobdijo?

Ovo je potpuno neosnovana teorija, ali pretpostavljam da je IPS u pozamašnim problemima oko integracije "Rada" i "Prosvete", što ima ogromnog uticaja na njihov izdavački plan i plaćanje honorara, štampara itd. Takođe je problem to što je redakcija samo deo sistema, pa ne ide sve kako bi oni hteli i ne objavljuje se kada bi hteli. Ukratko, knjiga je spremna a objaviće je kada se za to steknu uslovi.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 31-12-2009, 03:57:53
IPSov Konan je u prodaji... u IPSu.

i ako ga budete trazili tamo pogledajte medju decijim knjigama, najlepsima bajkama i slicnim.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-12-2009, 12:05:12
IPSov Konan je u prodaji... u IPSu.

i ako ga budete trazili tamo pogledajte medju decijim knjigama, najlepsima bajkama i slicnim.

Da, njihova maloprodaja je užas nad užasima. Pre nekoliko meseci, kada sam ušao u "Akademiju" da pogledam je li objavljen moj prevod "Olujnog talasa", morao sam da rovarim po budžacima da bih našao knjigu koja je njihovo rođeno izdanje.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 31-12-2009, 13:10:57
Fakat je da prodavci u IPSu nemaju pojma o tome sta prodaju. Najefektivnija usluga koju sam dobio do sada je pretraga po piscima i konstatacija "da imamo to, tu je negde" kad god nesto potrazim. Uz to, ne znam zasto imaju politiku da mesaju svoja izdanja sa drugim tematski srodnim naslovima umesto da ih guraju u prvi plan i bolje reklamiraju. I za kraj, u alnarijevim i laguninim knjizarama pordavci su bar okvirno upoznati sa izdavackim planom svoje kuce, dok me u IPSu uvek gledaju belo kad ih pitam za neke knjige koje najavi Nightflier...
Anyway, hvala za Konana, saljem danas brata da ga kupi ako je stigao u niski IPS.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Alexdelarge on 31-12-2009, 16:00:58
samo cijena nije nimalo naivna za konana - oko 960 din.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Ghoul on 31-12-2009, 16:04:37
samo cijena nije nimalo naivna za konana - oko 960 din.

na konanu se poznaju junaci!
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 31-12-2009, 17:48:03
samo cijena nije nimalo naivna za konana - oko 960 din.

Šteta što nije mogao da ide tvrdi povez zbog ugovora.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Eriops on 03-01-2010, 10:20:41
Da. Kupci ce ipak radje zavuci ruku u dzep zbog tvrdog poveza. Ipak, ljubitelji Konana ce se snaci. Kad smo iskesali 1755 za Nekronomikon, dacemo nekako i 960 za Konana.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 03-01-2010, 13:29:04
btw Konana nema nigde van Bg. Izem ti promociju...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Alexdelarge on 03-01-2010, 13:32:12
eto vidis. dokaz vise da je decentralizacija pogubna po knjizevnost/kulturu. beogradizacija cele srbije je jedino resenje.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: crippled_avenger on 11-01-2010, 00:29:42
Jedno pitanje za stručnjaka. Gledao sam film CITY OF EMBER koji mi se dopao. Zanima me jesu li to knjige za decu ili za malo zrelije čitaoce? I jesu li dobre? Vredi li followupovati?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 11-01-2010, 00:35:01
dok se, recimo, smrki ne javi... knjige su za young adult. Sto bi bila malo zrelija deca citaoci  :twisted:
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 11-01-2010, 00:56:08
izvinjavam se. Izdavac ih je krstio kao juvenile fiction  ;)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: crippled_avenger on 11-01-2010, 01:00:49
OK, kapiram. Preskočiću. Hvala na brzom odgovoru.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2010, 15:19:32
Da. Kupci ce ipak radje zavuci ruku u dzep zbog tvrdog poveza. Ipak, ljubitelji Konana ce se snaci. Kad smo iskesali 1755 za Nekronomikon, dacemo nekako i 960 za Konana.

Na trenutak sam se vratio u civilizaciju, ako je definicija civilizacije signal za mobilni i vajerles internet, pa da se naodgovaram: Ugovor sa Hauardovom zadužbinom izričito zabranjuje tvrdi povez, što je baš šteta, pošto bi na cenu knjige uticao s možda 100 dinara, a dobilo bi se na jebozovnosti.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2010, 15:22:04
Jedno pitanje za stručnjaka. Gledao sam film CITY OF EMBER koji mi se dopao. Zanima me jesu li to knjige za decu ili za malo zrelije čitaoce? I jesu li dobre? Vredi li followupovati?

Prve dve knjige prevodila je moja stokilaška malenkost... knjige su namenjeno uzrastu do 12 godina i poprilično su angažovane u cilju osvešćivanja mladih naraštaja, naročito glede moralnosti, častoljubivosti, svesnosti o životnoj okolini itd. U suštini, ovo ti dođe kao lektira iz nekadnjeg vremena, začinjena prstohvatom sfa.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 11-01-2010, 15:53:26
Inače, odštampani su drugi Šapkovski, Murkok i još nekoliko fantastika. Mogu da najavim i serijal čuvenog ruskog pisca epske fantastike Nika Perumova, koji je 2004. proglašen za najboljeg evropskog pisca (van engleskog govornog područja). Prevodiće se s ruskog, a lako je moguće da ću ja raditi prevod, kada završim projekat na kojem sada radim.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: crippled_avenger on 11-01-2010, 19:04:57
Hvala.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-01-2010, 04:04:42
Svašta nešto zanimljivo pojavilo se na policama knjižara daleko od nas, pa evo meni najzanimljivijeg naslova kojim je počela fantastična godina:

The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny by Simon R. Green je deseta knjiga u serijalnu Nightside, koji je sjajan omaž Gejmanovoj "Nikadođiji", izmešanoj s crnim humorom i palp noarom. Urnebesno ozbiljne i smrtno zabavne knjige. O Grinu sam već pisao, pa ne bih da se ponavljam.

(http://www.locusmag.com/2010/covers/greengbu_89x140.jpg)

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 16-01-2010, 04:19:46
Inače, tek sam sad video da je ova tema probila pedeset hiljada hitova.  xrotaeye
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-01-2010, 11:37:10
Danas su mi stigla dva romana. Reč je o jednoj militeri spejs operi stare škole, The Lotus Eaters by Tom Kratman. Ovo je treći roman u serijalu, a prvi je sjajno prihvaćen kod ljubitelja ovog podžanra sfa. Mnogi ga porede s Hajnlajnom, ali pomalo smeta vidan uticaj 11. septembra, koji se kao motiv provlači kroz njegovo pisanje.

Drugi roman je  Howling Legion by Marcus Pelegrimas, drugi roman u seriji koja pokušava da unovči popularnost urbane fantastike kao podžanra.

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Cole was a video games designer at the top of his profession when he realized that creatures of myth and legend are real. There is a secret society that has fought the evil denizen of the dark especially vampires, who go by the nomenclature of Shifters. They fight Nymars (vampires) as well as were shapeshifters who prey on humans and don't stay in their own territory. Cole joins the group and his mentor Paige places him under an intense training regimen physically and using magical weapons to restrain these creatures. He has become a Skinner enforcing the rules (see Full Blood).

A Full Blood werewolf who can change at will creates many half-breeds, who can only exist in wolf form, to take over Kansas City, Missouri. The Full Blood Liam knows that the Nymarr are unorganized so they cause him no concern and another Full Blood is harassing the Skinners. When he liberates his offspring to attack the city Paige and Cole lure them into a deserted area where they kill most of them. That fails to solve the problem because the Full Blood can make more hybrids; they know they must destroy Liam before he can create more Half Breeds, but he alos knows of the two Skinners are in his city so he plans to show them how a Full Blood deals with adversaries.

Part horror and part urban fantasy, Skinner: Howling Legion contains a fantastic world filled with a werewolf species that seems genuine as Marcus Pelegrimas provides his original take on the shapeshifting mythos living up to the motto of the "Show Me" state. Cole and Paige are resolute dedicated warriors who gave up their comfortable middle class lifestyles to risk their lives fighting malevolence. Exciting and thrilling from start to finish, the audience will enjoy a walk on the wild side of Kansas City. Karen Koehler fans will love this book.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Karl Rosman on 18-01-2010, 13:29:07
Zna li neko kad izlazi Metro 2033?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 18-01-2010, 14:26:10
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7007/imagess.jpg)

Dmitrij Gluhovski :: Metro 2033

Izdavač: Dereta
Format: 24X16cm
ISBN: 978-86-7346-747-4
Povez: tvrd povez
Pismo: latinica
Br. strana: 443
God. izdanja: 2009
Biblioteka: Trend
1.210 DIN
ANTI UTOPIJA ZA 21.VEK...
 ROMAN KOJI ĆE VAM ODŠKRINUTI MOGUĆA VRATA BUDUĆNOSTI...
DA LI JE JEDINA NADA ČOVEČANSTVA RUSKI METRO 2033?

DRAGI MOSKOVLJANI I GOSTI PRESTONICE!

TRANSPORTNO PREDUZEĆE MOSKOVSKI METROPOLITEN POTPUNO JE NEBEZBEDNO ULAZITE NA SOPSTVENU ODGOVORNOST!

ONAJ KOME NE NEDOSTAJE HRABROSTI I STRPLJENJA DA SE CEO ŽIVOT OSVRĆE U MRAKU, PRVI ĆE U NJEMU UGLEDATI ZRAČAK SVETLOSTI.

 Dve hiljada trideset treća godina. Čovečanstvo je gotovo u potpunosti uništeno. Moskva je pretvorena u avetinjski grad - kontaminiran radijacijom i nastanjen čudovištima. Malobrojni preživeli ljudi kriju se u moskovskom metrou - najvećem protivatomskom skloništu na zemlji. Njegove stanice pretvorene su u gradove - države, a u tunelima caruje tama i obitava užas.

Artem, stanovnik VDNP, treba da se probije kroz čitav metro da bi spasao strašne opasnosti svoju stanicu, a možda i preostalo čovečanstvo.

Kultni internet roman Dmitrija Gluhovskog već je poznat stotinama hiljada internet - čitalaca. Objavljivanje ove knjige izazvalo je oduševljenje nestrpljive publike.

Igrica koja prati Artemove doživljaje u moskovskom metrou je postala jedna od najpopularnijih igrica u svetu, a film A produkcije očekujemo već 2010. godine.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Karl Rosman on 18-01-2010, 14:32:10
Hvala. Nisam stigao da pregledam sve topice... Nece se ponoviti. :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 18-01-2010, 15:08:47
nema na cemu  :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 01:05:28
Američko tržište sve se više otvara za ruske pisce. Nakon što su Lukjanjenko i Perumov postigli znatan uspeh i Pehov je preveden i objavljen. Za to je zaslužno "Torovo" uredništvo, koje se sve više otvara neameričkim piscima i pokušava da ponudi nešto novo kada je reč o epskoj i naučnoj fantastici.

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After centuries of calm, the Nameless One is stirring.

An army is gathering; thousands of giants, ogres, and other creatures are joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united, for the first time in history, under one, black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom.

Unless Shadow Harold, master thief, can find some way to stop them.

Epic fantasy at its best, Shadow Prowler is the first in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold on his quest for a magic Horn that will restore peace to the Kingdom of Siala. Harold will be accompanied on his quest by an Elfin princess, Miralissa, her elfin escort, and ten Wild Hearts, the most experienced and dangerous fighters in their world…and by the king’s court jester (who may be more than he seems…or less).

Reminiscent of Moorcock's Elric series, Shadow Prowler is the first work to be published in English by the bestselling Russian fantasy author Alexey Pehov. The book was translated by Andrew Bromfield, best known for his work on the highly successful Night Watch series.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t68ar0SFX54/S1SMyJ20XsI/AAAAAAAAEX4/eUtyn4VKaGI/s1600/Shadow%2BProwler.jpg)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 22-01-2010, 01:09:12
Američko tržište sve se više otvara za ruske pisce. Nakon što su Lukjanjenko i Perumov postigli znatan uspeh i Pehov je preveden i objavljen. Za to je zaslužno "Torovo" uredništvo, koje se sve više otvara neameričkim piscima i pokušava da ponudi nešto novo kada je reč o epskoj i naučnoj fantastici.

Mada, sudeci po opisu ovo novo ni po cemu nije bolje od onog starog  :(
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 01:13:58
Nastavak prethodnog posta:

Još zanimljivije je što su otkupljena prava za srpsko tržište za Perumova. Николай Даниилович Перумов je jako poznat pisac u Rusiji i to najviše po tome što je napisao svoj nastavak "Gospodara prstenova". Njegovi romani prodati su u više od četiri miliona primeraka, a kod nas će se najverovatnije najpre pojaviti Хроники Хьерварда. trilogija čiji je prvi roman Гибель Богов  upravo preveden na engleski (mada se Amerikancima predstavljak kao samostalan) kao Godsdoom.

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1934135380/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 01:16:39
Američko tržište sve se više otvara za ruske pisce. Nakon što su Lukjanjenko i Perumov postigli znatan uspeh i Pehov je preveden i objavljen. Za to je zaslužno "Torovo" uredništvo, koje se sve više otvara neameričkim piscima i pokušava da ponudi nešto novo kada je reč o epskoj i naučnoj fantastici.

Mada, sudeci po opisu ovo novo ni po cemu nije bolje od onog starog  :(

Mislim da je bolje od onoga što se trenutno nudi kao novo. Problem je u tome što se nakotilo na tone Paoliniju sličnih pisaca, koji tržište zasipaju lošim romanima po ugledu na one iz sredine osamdesetih. S tim da je to tada imalo svoju draž i kakvu-takvu originalnost. Sada od svega toga nema ništa.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 01:27:57
Shadow Prowler:

Night is the best time for my kind. When I appear in the street, ordinary people have long been asleep in their warm, soft beds. Old drunks out drinking late won’t brave the city’s impenetrable darkness. No, they would rather spend an uncomfortable night in a tavern.

Night. Silence. Only the hollow echo of the municipal guard patrol’s footsteps bounce off the walls of the old houses and ripple on along Avendoom’s dark streets, dead and empty until morning.

The soldiers hurry along, walking quickly. In the darkest alleyways they break into a run. I can easily understand how these valiant servants of the law feel: no, it’s not people they’re afraid of—any madcaps who might summon up the impudence to attack the guardians of public order will be given short shrift with their heavy battle-axes. What makes them afraid is something else. There are other creatures lurking in the shadows of the stone buildings. Creatures that creep out into the open at this uneasy hour for their nocturnal hunt. And may Sagot help the men of the watch if those vile beasts are feeling hungry.

The shades of night are a refuge for all: for the good townsfolk, fearfully hiding themselves away from dangerous men; for the petty thieves whose one wish is to clean out the respectable citizens’ purses as quickly as possible; for the robbers just waiting for a chance to make use of their knives. And, of course, for the demons living in those dark shades, who are only too happy to prey on good citizens, petty thieves, and robbers alike.

Fortunately, I have yet to run into the demons who have appeared in the city since the Nameless One began stirring in the Desolate Lands after centuries of calm. And that’s why I’m still alive.

Shortly after they pass me, the watchmen’s footsteps fade into silence on the next street.

On the orders of Baron Frago Lanten, the head of Avendoom’s municipal guard, all patrols have been tripled in strength. The rumor is that the artifact that has until now held the Nameless One in the Desolate Lands is weakening, and soon he will burst through into our world from that icy desert covered with eternal snow. War is approaching, no matter how hard the Order of Magicians and the multitudes of priests try to put it off. It’s simply a matter of time. Six months, or perhaps a year—and then all those things they used to frighten us with when we were children will be upon us. The Nameless One will gather together an army and come to us from behind the Needles of Ice, and the horror will begin. Even here, in the capital, you sometimes come across devotees of the Nameless One. And I’m far from certain that the Wild Hearts of the Lonely Giant Fortress will be able to hold back the hordes of ogres and giants. . . .

Once again I have gone unnoticed. My thanks to the shadow of night. The shadow is my helpmate, my lover, my companion. I hide inside her, I live with her, and she is the only one always ready to shelter me, to save me from the arrows, from the swords that flash balefully in the moonlit night, and the bloodthirsty, golden eyes of the demons. No one else cares for Harold . . . maybe Brother For.

"Shadow is the sister of darkness," says Brother For, Sagot’s kindly priest. And where there is darkness, the Nameless One is never far away.

What absolute nonsense! The Nameless One and the shadow? Entirely different things. You might as well compare an ogre and a giant. The shadow is life, freedom, money, and reputation. Shadow Harold knows about such things firsthand. For a shadow to appear there has to be at least a scintilla of light, and to compare it with darkness is stupid, to say the least. But of course, I don’t tell my old teacher that. You don’t go teaching your grandmother to suck eggs.

It’s quiet. So quiet you can hear the moths scrabbling at the coolness of the night with their fragile little wings. It’s a long time now since the watch patrol passed me and it’s high time for me to be going about my business, but somehow I’m feeling extracautious to night. . . . Some premonition makes me remain in cover, beside the wall of the building that is submerged in gloom.

There were no suspicious sounds to be heard in that narrow little street with the old stone houses that could remember the old Quiet Times. Nothing but a painted tin sign above the baker’s shop creaking in the faint wind. The slow-stirring grayish yellow mist for which our capital is famous lay thick across the rough stone paving of the road, chipped and battered by the cart wheels. They say the mist was a trick played by some half-trained wizard back in the distant past. But ever since then not one of the kingdom’s archmagicians has been able to rid the city of the consequences of his innocent prank.

The silence alarms me. The only place that is ever this quiet is a rich man’s vault after a visit from one of the city’s bands of petty thieves.

The signboard creaks, the light wind swirls merrily, clouds drift lazily across the night sky. But I stand there, fused with the shadow of the building, trying not to move a muscle. My intuition and my experience of life compel me to listen to the night silence of the city. No street, not even the most deserted, could be as dead as this.

There should be sounds in the night. Rats rustling in the garbage. A drunk snoring away beside them, his pockets cleaned out by thieves who are already sheltering for the night in some dark, narrow hidey-hole. The sound of snoring from the windows of the gray houses. A dirty dog sneaking through the darkness. The heavy breathing of a novice thief lying in wait for his victim, clutching his knife in a palm sweaty from excitement. Sounds from the shops and workshops—even at night the laborious work continues in some of them. But there was none of this in the dark little street wreathed in its shroud of mist. There was nothing but silence, gloom, and a thickening atmosphere of danger.

The carefree, roistering wind ruffled my hair affectionately, but I didn’t dare raise my hood. Some insistent hand seemed to hold me back.

Sagot! What is happening on this quiet little street of artisans?

In answer to my prayer the glorious god of all thieves seemed to make my hearing keener.

Footsteps. Hasty footsteps that even the creeping yellow-gray froth of the mist had failed to deaden. In a recess in the wall of the house opposite, I spotted a momentary flicker in the darkness.

Had someone else decided to hide here?

I peered hard into the ink-black night. No. I’d imagined it. I was too much on edge, anticipating non ex is tent problems. I must be getting old.

Meanwhile the footsteps grew louder and louder. The sounds came from the street into which the municipal guard patrol had turned only a few minutes earlier. I froze and tried to merge even deeper into the shadow, while the phantom of danger circled indolently above my head.

A man came round the bend at a fast walk, almost a run, and made straight for me. He had to be a fool or a brave man to be roaming through the darkness alone. Most likely a fool. Brave men don’t live long in our world. But then, neither do fools, unless they work as jesters for our glorious king.

The stranger was coming closer. Tall and well dressed, even wealthy looking, his hand resting on the hilt of a rather good sword.

Once again clouds crept across the sky, covering the stars, and the gloom that was already total became absolutely impenetrable. Even when he drew level with me, I couldn’t make out the stranger’s face, although he was so close that if I’d wanted, I could have reached out my hand and lifted the bulging purse off his belt. But I’m no small-time pickpocket, I won’t stoop to that—the impetuous years of my youth are long since over and gone, and in any case my instinct has already hinted that this is the wrong moment to twitch a single muscle, or even take a deep breath.

In the niche opposite me the darkness began swirling again, eddying chaotically and welling up into a dark flower of death, and ice-cold terror froze me to the spot. From out of the gloom, Darkness burst forth in the form of a winged demon with a horned skull for a head, and fell on its victim like an avalanche from the Mountains of the Dwarves, pinning him down with its prodigious weight.

The man let out a screech like a wounded cat and grabbed vainly at his useless sword, trying to draw it, but the Darkness crumpled up the nocturnal wayfarer, sucked him in, and devoured him, and then the creature, what ever it was, soared up into the sky, bearing away its fresh meat, and perhaps a soul as well. I slid slowly down the wall, trying to calm my breathing. My heart was pounding like a mad thing.

The demon hadn’t noticed me, although I was directly opposite it all the time. But if I had made just the slightest movement! If I had even started breathing a little more loudly. . . . Then I was the one who would have been his prey.
Shadow Prowler


I had been lucky. Once again I had been very lucky. A thief’s luck is a fickle wench, she can turn her back on him at any moment, but as long as she is with me, I can carry on plying my trade.

In a dark corner of the next building a rat squeaked, followed by another. Up in the sky a bat flew past, hunting the late June moths. The danger had passed, now I could carry on along my way. I detached myself from the wall and set off, trying to stick to the darkest sections of the street.

Moving rapidly, but with my boots making no sound, I dashed from building to building, from shadow to shadow. I left the Street of the Bakers behind me, turning into the alleyway on the right. The mist was thicker here, it welcomed me into the soft embrace of its clammy paws, deadening my footsteps, concealing me from the eyes of humans and nonhumans alike.

The dark alleyway came to an end, and the dark walls of the houses that had seen so much joy and sorrow in this life suddenly parted sharply. The wind scattered the clouds and the sky was transformed into a table-cloth across which some rich man had scattered bright coins. Hundreds and thousands of stars started twinkling at me out of the cold summer night.

On Grok Square there were occasional street lamps burning. After all, it is one of the large central squares, and even if they were afraid, the lamplighters had to do their job. Encased in its glass armor, each flame cast a spot of flickering light around itself, and chaotic shadows danced in silence on the walls of the sullen buildings.

I wish the wind would drive its herd of gray, fluffy sheep back out across the sky, but for the time being I’ll have to stick to the shadow, huddling against the walls of the tall buildings. Only the shadow has turned pale and timid from all the light all around.

Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 01:29:09
Grok himself stared at me mutely with his all-seeing eyes. I think he was a general who saved our kingdom from an invasion by orcs, or some royal adviser back in the hoary old days of antiquity. And there, right behind the plinth of his pedestal, is the goal of my nocturnal outing. A large house, surrounded by a wall with battlements, built out of immense blocks of stone quarried in the Mountains of the Dwarves in the times when that race was still on friendly terms with our kingdom. To my mind the building is in barbarously bad taste, but the Duke Patin who lives here would hardly be interested in my opinion. A cousin of the king who is in charge of the treasury is a very big wheel, and so people turn a blind eye to his whimsical taste in architecture.

The king tolerates his relative’s other caprices; rich aristocrats can get away with almost anything. But rumor has it that just recently he discovered a certain sum of money missing from the treasury. And that means that heads are bound to roll, since His Majesty is not very well disposed to individuals who expend the state’s money too liberally. Fine by me; one less fat cat.

The high wall of the house was buttressed at each end by a tower with a truncated pinnacle. In the left tower there was a gateway seven yards wide with heavy wooden gates clad in iron sheeting. Four horse-men could easily enter it riding abreast. But that grand formal entrance was only for the invited, and it would be best for me to forget about it.

I ran quickly across the illuminated square and took cover in the shadow of the columns of the Royal Library—a place of pilgrimage for magicians of the Order and for historians. Sometimes even nobles came here to improve their store of wisdom, although more often the so-called gentlemen preferred to go straight to Ranneng—the city of learning—for their studies.

From my shelter I have a clear view of the duke’s residence. It is as if the house has died. I can’t see any guards at the gates or on the walls. They must be huddling in the watch house with their teeth chattering. I can understand them; I would be hidden away in my den myself, if not for the Commission. A certain individual made me a generous offer—he was interested in a rare little item in the duke’s collection. The fee offered was excellent, and all I had to do was get into the house, take the trinket, and leave. Not too difficult, especially if you bore in mind the fact that His Lordship and his retinue had gone off hunting deer in the forests around the city and there would only be a very small number of menials left in the house.

Of course, the risk of stirring up a hornets’ nest was considerable. But by the time the hornets realized what was what, I would be long gone.

I ran my hands carefully over my equipment and clothing, checking for the hundredth time that night to make sure I had brought everything I needed to carry out my plan. A dark gray jerkin with a hood, gray gloves, black trousers and boots. A large double-edged knife, firmly secured to my thigh by two leather straps so that it would not hinder my movements. That knife had cost me a whole stack of gold coins. It was a little less than a cubit in length, almost a short sword, and the mounting of the blade was covered with a strip of silver, so if you wished you could even risk a fight with someone who had risen from the dead. I could quite easily be lucky enough to walk away from such a skirmish, even if my arm had been torn off. And with the same knife, or rather, its heavy handle, I could easily knock out any idiot who couldn’t sleep at night and happened to get under my feet. The master thief is not the one who slits the throat of the watchman roused by the alarm, but the one who enters silently, takes what he wants, and makes a quiet exit, leaving behind the smallest possible number of clues, including dead bodies.

Hanging behind my shoulder I had a miniature crossbow that fitted comfortably into one hand without hindering my movements. It fired short, thick bolts with heads that had four barbs, and with the necessary skill this little toy could hit a man’s eye at seventy paces.

The small calfskin bag hanging on my belt contained several phials for use in extreme circumstances. For them a certain dwarf merchant of my acquaintance had stripped me of all my earnings from a robbery at a reception in the home of one of the city’s notorious rakes. But the effectiveness of those magic baubles more than justified the price I had paid for them.

That was all. No more time for delay. I went dashing toward the duke’s house, all the time keeping as close as possible to wall of the library. If anyone had taken it into his head to look down, he would have seen nothing but the gray stones and the wind-shredded mist playing tag with the shadows in the square. I ran fast, close to the right side of the house, with the gray crenellated wall flashing past my eyes in a blur. There it was, almost invisible to people passing by on the street: the small wicket gate for servants that led into His Lordship’s inner sanctum.

As ill luck would have it, there was a street lamp burning opposite the gate and there was no cover—I might have been standing on Sagot’s palm. The light fell directly on the wall, and there was not a trace of shadow. Fortunately, the narrow street was empty and the patrol was not due to pass by there for another two minutes or so. I had enough time.

Reaching inside my belt, I took out a set of lock picks made by dwarves to my own specifications. Only ignorant philistines think that being a master thief is easy and cheap. That’s rubbish. If you want to steal anything worth stealing, the most important thing is your equipment (I maintain a modest silence on the subject of experience and talent—you can’t steal much without them).

Completely absorbed in scrabbling with my pick, I felt for the spring of the lock. Aha! A quiet click. The first line of defense had been overcome.

But just at that moment there was the sound of hoofbeats at the end of the narrow street and I started working faster.

A click. The second secret solved. I spun my pick in desperation, feeling for that final spring. That’s it! No more time left!

I jerked the pick out of the lock—all the springs were already free—and dashed across to the other side of the winding street. Into the refuge of the shadow.

Just in time.

A group of horse men appeared from round the bend. Two, three, five, seven. Oho! Thirteen of them! A lucky number. They were riding tall horses of the Doralissian breed. Dark silhouettes against the gray background of the night. I squatted down, pulled the hood over my face, and screwed up my eyes, hoping that they hadn’t glinted in the light from the stars.

Ten of the soldiers were wearing the gray and blue uniform of the royal guard. The eleventh turned out to be a woman with her face concealed by a dense veil. But even beneath that veil, I could see the sparkle of her eyes. Hmmm, I thought, isn’t that something, sparkling eyes. The two men riding on either side of her had their faces hidden under the hoods of their cloaks.

I wonder what the king’s guardsmen and a mysterious lady are doing out in the street at night? I think it’s none of my business.

Only three minutes after the strange cavalcade, another detachment of horse men came galloping by. They were dressed in ordinary uniforms, not gray and blue, but I spotted a purple stripe on the sleeve of the last man.

Oho! Wild Hearts! Just how do they happen to be so far away from the Lonely Giant?

I waited until the riders disappeared into the next street, loitered for a few more minutes, and went back to the wicket gate.

The courtyard was quiet, dark, and deserted. In the whole of the duke’s grand nest, only two windows were lit up: one in the kitchen and one under the roof. The grass that was shrinking from the chill of the June night completely muffled my steps. It was too cold for the crickets, and the heavy hand of silence hung over the inner yard.

There was the door into the kitchen. The timid, trembling flame of a torch was blackening the wall beside the door. I turned the bronze handle, and I was inside.

The stoves and fireplaces in the kitchen were long since cold. The tables were stacked with dirty dishes and there was a young scullion sleeping on the floor. I stopped in a corner and began checking everything against the plan that I was carrying in the most reliable place of all—my head. That door over there will take me into a dining hall with a high marble staircase leading to the second floor. But I don’t need to risk the hall, there’s another way round. The oak door on the right leads into the servants’ wing, and from there I can get to the second floor, avoiding the guard. Of course the hour is late and the guardsmen, if I know anything about their kind, have been asleep for a long time, but even so, there’s no point in asking for trouble.

I set off, treading carefully (the dry floorboards creaked under my feet). In the dark corridor only every second torch was lit. From behind a door on the left I heard the snoring of someone in good health and clearly well satisfied with life. That was definitely a guard—no one else could be so recklessly carefree.

Chuckling to myself, I moved on.

Forward! And quietly! The most important thing is not to hurry.

I walked to the staircase leading from the servants’ wing to the ducal apartments. Climbing the steps took no time at all, and there in front of me were the heavy double doors of oak. Locked, of course, but we can deal with that.

The corridor was as gloomy and deserted as the rest of the building. But I could see that from that point on the floor was cunningly paved with slabs of Isilian marble, which makes footsteps sound unnaturally loud and clear. A deaf man at the other side of the city could hear them. And I had to walk the full length of the corridor to the bedchamber at the far end.

Curses! If only I could fly!

But I can’t. And so I shall have to use every ounce of the skill that Sagot has granted me in order not to make any noise.

Suddenly I heard a menacing growl behind me. I shuddered and froze, with my foot suspended above the black-and-white marble slabs. I turned my head gingerly, and there was a garrinch, devouring me with the insane glare of its white eyes.

A shudder ran right through me. That swindler Gozmo—when he gave me the Commission there wasn’t a word about the duke having one of these brutes in the house.

Garrinches live far away in the south, in the Steppes of Ungava, almost on the borders of the hot Sultanate. The creatures are magnificent watchdogs, especially useful against lads like me. Getting hold of a live garrinch cub is incredibly difficult, almost impossible, because the price is simply sky-high. They say the king’s treasure house is guarded by two of the beasts.

What a garrinch resembles most of all is a huge rat, the size of a well-fattened calf, covered with snake’s scales instead of fur, with a magnificent set of teeth that can saw straight through a knight in armor, and two white gimlets for eyes. Killing one is extremely difficult—unless, of course, you happen to be a magician.

The creature snorted and stared alertly, probing the shadow where I had thought it best to hide. There was nothing I could do but pray to Sagot to protect his humble servant. I was drenched in cold sweat. After thinking for about a minute, it began growling again. It sensed a trick, but it couldn’t understand where I could have gone, so it was trying to flush me out.

Eventually the beast abandoned its thoughts of an easy supper and set off at a slow, pigeon-toed waddle toward the open door leading into the servants’ wing. I realized that one reason the door was usually locked was so that the brute that was let out to guard the second floor wouldn’t eat anyone. But I had nonchalantly left the door wide open. What fun and games there would be in the morning when someone discovered a couple of servants were missing!

I caught my breath and took my finger off the trigger of the crossbow. The danger had passed. But I had to be on the alert; the creature could come back at any time.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 22-01-2010, 01:35:52
Nemoj vise, molim te. Ovo je bas  :x :x :x :x
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 02:22:17
Meni se uopšte ne razlikuje od Toma Lojda. Trenutno pokušavam da nađem novu antologiju kineske epske fantastike, u sličnom maniru kao ova ruska.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 02:33:05
THE MYSTERY KNIGHT is the third SONG OF ICE AND FIRE prequel novella, following on from THE HEDGE KNIGHT and THE SWORN SWORD. The new novella continues the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and his unusual squire, Egg, as they travel the Seven Kingdoms at the height of Targaryen power, roughly 85 years before the events of A GAME OF THRONES.

The new novella will be published in the WARRIORS anthology (also including stories by David Weber, Naomi Novik and Robin Hobb), to be published in the USA on 16 March. No UK date has been set, but the book should be available via Amazon or Forbidden Planet stores.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 02:33:36
A light summer rain was falling as Dunk and Egg took their leave of Stoney Sept.

Dunk rode his old warhorse Thunder, with Egg beside him on the spirited young palfrey he'd named Rain, leading their mule Maester. On Maester's back were bundled Dunk's armor and Egg's books, their bedrolls, tent, and clothing, several slabs of hard salt beef, half a flagon of mead, and two skins of water. Egg's old straw hat, wide-brimmed and floppy, kept the rain off the mule's head. The boy.had cut holes for Maester's ears. Egg's new straw hat was on his own head. Except for the ear holes, the two hats looked much the same to Dunk.

As they neared the town gates, Egg reined up sharply. Up above the gateway a traitor's head had been impaled upon an iron spike. It was fresh from the look of it, the flesh more pink than green, but the carrion crows had already gone to work on it. The dead man's lips and cheeks.were torn and ragged; his eyes were two brown holes weeping slow red tears as raindrops mingled with the crusted blood. The dead man's mouth sagged open, as if to harange travellers passing through the gate below.

Dunk had seen such sights before. "Back in King's Landing when I was a boy, I stole a head right off its spike once," he told Egg. Actually it had been Ferret who scampered up the wall to snatch the head, after Rafe and Pudding said he'd never dare, but when the guards came running he'd tossed it down, and Dunk was the one who'd caught it. "Some rebel lord or robber knight, it was. Or maybe just a common murderer. A head's a head. They all look the same after a few days on a spike.” Him and his three friends had used the head to terrorize the girls of Flea Bottom. They'd chase them through the alleys, and make them give the head a kiss before they'd let them go. That head got kissed a lot, as he recalled. There wasn't a girl in King's Landing who could run as fast as Rafe. Egg was better off not hearing that part, though. Ferret, Rafe, and Pudding. Little monsters, those three, and me the worst of all. His friends and he had kept the head until the flesh turned black and begin to slough away. That took the fun out of chasing girls, so one night they burst into a pot shop and tossed what was left into the kettle. "The crows always go for the eyes," he told Egg. "Then the cheeks cave in, the flesh turns green... " He squinted. "Wait. I know that face."

"You do, ser," said Egg. "Three days ago. The hunchbacked septon we heard preaching against Lord Bloodraven."

He remembered then. He was a holy man sworn to the Seven, even if he did preach treason. "His hands are scarlet with a brother's blood, and the blood of his young nephews too," the hunchback had declared to the crowd that had gathered in the market square. "A shadow came at his command to strangle brave Prince Valarr's sons in their mother's womb. Where is our Young Prince now? Where is his brother, sweet Matarys? Where has Good King Daeron gone, and fearless Baelor Breakspear? The grave has claimed them, every one, yet he endures, this pale bird with bloody beak who perches on King Aerys's shoulder and caws into his ear. The mark of hell is on his face and in his empty eye, and he has brought us drought and pestilence and murder. Rise up, I say, and remember our true king across the water. Seven gods there are, and seven kingdoms, and the Black Dragon sired seven sons! Rise up, my lords and ladies. Rise up, you brave knights and sturdy yeomen, and cast down Bloodraven, that foul sorcerer, lest your children and your children's children be cursed forevermore."

Every word was treason. Even so, it was a shock to see him here, with holes where his eyes had been. "That's him, aye," Dunk said, "and another good reason to put this town behind us.” He gave Thunder a touch of the spur, and he and Egg rode through the gates of Stoney Sept, listening to the soft sound of the rain. How many eyes does Lord Bloodraven have? the riddle ran. A thousand eyes, and one. Some claimed the King's Hand was a student of the dark arts who could change his face, put on the likeness of a one-eyed dog, even turn into a mist. Packs of gaunt grey wolves hunted down his foes, men said, and carrion crows spied for him and whispered secrets in his ear. Most of the tales were only tales, Dunk did not doubt, but no one could doubt that Bloodraven had informers everywhere.

He had seen the man once with his own two eyes, back in King's Landing. White as bone were the skin and hair of Brynden Rivers, and his eye -- he only had the one, the other having been lost to his half-brother Bitterstell on the Redgrass Field -- was red as blood. On cheek and neck he bore the winestain birthmark that had given him his name.

When the town was well behind them Dunk cleared his throat and said, "Bad business, cutting off the heads of septons. All he did was talk. Words are wind."

"Some words are wind, ser. Some are treason.” Egg was skinny as a stick, all ribs and elbows, but he did have a mouth.

"Now you sound a proper princeling."

Egg took that for an insult, which it was. "He might have been a septon, but he was preaching lies, ser. The drought wasn't Lord Bloodraven's fault, nor the Great Spring Sickness either."

"Might be that's so, but if we start cutting off the heads of all the fools and liars, half the towns in the Seven Kingdoms will be empty."
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 02:34:05
Six days later, the rain was just a memory.

Dunk had stripped off his tunic to enjoy the warmth of sunlight on his skin. When a little breeze came up, cool and fresh and fragrant as a maiden's breath, he sighed. "Water," he announced. "Smell it? The lake can't be far now."

"All I can smell is Maester, ser. He stinks.” Egg gave the mule's lead a savage tug. Maester had stopped to crop at the grass beside the road, as he did from time to time.

"There's an old inn by the lake shore.” Dunk had stopped there once when he was squiring for the old man. "Ser Arlan said they brewed a fine brown ale. Might be we could have a taste while we waited for the ferry."

Egg gave him a hopeful look. "To wash the food down, ser?"

"What food would that be?"

"A slice off the roast?" the boy said. "A bit of duck, a bowl of stew? Whatever they have, ser."

Their last hot meal had been three days ago. Since then, they had been living on windfalls and strips of old salt beef as hard as wood. It would be good to put some real food in our bellies before we started north. That Wall's along way off.

"We could spend the night as well," suggested Egg.

"Does m'lord want a featherbed?"

"Straw will serve me well enough, ser," said Egg, offended.

"We have no coin for beds."

"We have twenty-two pennies, three stars, one stag, and that old chipped garnet, ser."

Dunk scratched at his ear. "I thought we had two silvers.”

"We did, until you bought the tent. Now we have the one."

"We won't have any if we start sleeping at inns. You want to share a bed with some peddler and wake up with his fleas?" Dunk snorted. "Not me. I have my own fleas, and they are not fond of strangers. We'll sleep beneath the stars."

"The stars are good," Egg allowed, "but the ground is hard, ser, and sometimes it's nice to have a pillow for your head.”

"Pillows are for princes.” Egg was as good a squire as a knight could want, but every so often he would get to feeling princely. The lad has dragon blood, never forget. Dunk had beggar's blood himself... or so they used to tell him back in Flea Bottom, when they weren't telling him that he was sure to hang. "Might be we can afford some ale and a hot supper, but I'm not wasting good coin on a bed. We need to save our pennies for the ferryman.” The last time he had crossed the lake, the ferry only cost a few coppers, but that had been six years ago, or maybe seven. Everything had grown more costly since then.

"Well," said Egg, "we could use my boot to get across.”

"We could," said Dunk, ,but we won't.” Using the boot was dangerous. Word would spread. Word always spreads. His squire was not bald by chance. Egg had the purple eyes of old Valyria, and hair that shone like beaten gold and strands of silver woven together. He had as well wear a three-headed dragon as a brooch as let that hair grow out. These were perilous times in Westeros, and...well, it was best to take no chances. "Another word about your bloody boot, and I'll clout you in the ear so hard you'll fly across the lake."

"I'd sooner swim, ser.” Egg swam well, and Dunk did not. The boy turned in the saddle. "Ser? Someone's coming up the road behind us. Hear the horses?"

"I'm not deaf.” Dunk could see their dust as well. "A large party. And in haste.

"Do you think they might be outlaws, ser?" Egg raised up in the stirrups, more eager than afraid. The boy was like that.

"Outlaws would be quieter. Only lords make so much noise.” Dunk rattled his sword hilt to loosen the blade in its scabbard. "Still, we'll get off the road and let them pass. There are lords and lords.” It never hurt to be a little wary. The roads were not as safe as when Good King Daeron sat the Iron Throne.

He and Egg concealed themselves behind a thorn bush. Dunk unslung his shield and slipped it onto his arm. It was an old thing, tall and heavy, kite-shaped, made of pine and rimmed with iron. He had bought it in Stoney Sept to replace the shield the Longinch had hacked to splinters when they fought. Dunk had not had time to have it painted with.his elm and shooting star, so it still bore the arms of its last owner: a hanged man swinging grim and grey beneath a gallows tree. It was not a sigil that he would have chosen for himself, but the shield had come cheap.

The first riders galloped past within moments; two young lordlings mounted on a pair of coursers. The one on the bay wore an open-faced helm of gilded steel with three tall feathered plumes; one white, one red, one gold. Matching plumes adorned his horse's crinet. The black stallion beside him was barded in blue and gold. His trappings rippled with the wind of his passage as he thundered past. Side by side the riders streaked on by, whooping and laughing, their long cloaks streaming behind.

A third lord followed more sedately, at the head of a long column. There were two dozen in the party, grooms and cooks and serving men, all to attend three knights, plus men-at-arms and mounted crossbowmen, and a dozen drays heavy laden with their armor, tents, and provisions. Slung from the lord's saddle was his shield, dark orange and charged with three black castles.

Dunk knew those arms, but from where? The lord who bore them was an older man, sour-mouthed and saturnine, with a close-cropped salt-and-pepper beard. He might have been at Ashford Meadow, Dunk thought. Or maybe we served at his castle when I was squiring for Ser Arlan. The old hedge knight had done service at so many different keeps and castles through the years that Dunk could not recall the half of them.

The lord reined up abruptly, scowling at the thorn bush. "You. In the bush. Show yourself.” Behind him two crossbowmen slipped quarrels into the notch. The rest continued on their way.

Dunk stepped through the tall grass, his shield upon his arm, his right hand resting on the pommel of his longsword. His face was a red-brown mask from the dust the horses had kicked up, and he was naked from the waist up. He looked a scruffy sight, he knew, though it was like to be the size of him that gave the other pause. "We want no quarrel,: m'lord. There's only the two of us, me and my squire.” He beckoned Egg forward.

"Squire? Do you claim to be a knight?"

Dunk did not like the way the man was looking at him. Those eyes could flay a man. It seemed prudent to remove his hand from his sword. "I am a hedge knight, seeking service."

"Every robber knight I've ever hanged has said the same. Your device may be prophetic; ser...if ser you are. A gallows and a hanged man. These are your arms?"

"No, m'lord. I need to have the shield repainted.”

"Why? Did you rob it off a corpse?"

"I bought it, for good coin.” Three castles, black on orange... where have I seen those before? "I am no robber."

The lord's eyes were chips of flint. "How did you come by that scar upon your cheek? A cut from a whip?"

"A dagger. Though my face is none of your concern, m'lord."

"I'll be the judge of what is my concern."

By then the two younger knights had come trotting back tosee what had delayed their party. "There you are, Gormy," called the rider on the black, a young man lean and lithe, with a comely clean-shaved face and fine features. Black hair fell shining to his collar. His doublet was made of dark blue silk edged in gold satin. Across his chest an engrailed cross had been embroidered in gold thread, with a golden fiddle in the first and third quarters, a golden sword in the second and the fourth. His eyes caught the deep blue of his doublet, and sparkled with amusement. "Alyn feared you'd fallen from your horse. A palpable excuse, it seems to me, I was about to leave him in my dust."

"Who are these two brigands?" asked the rider on the bay. Egg bristled at the insult: "You have no call to name us brigands, my lord. When we saw your dust we thought you might be outlaws, that's the only reason that we hid. This is Ser Duncan the Tall, and I'm his squire."

The lordlings paid no more heed to that than they would have paid the croaking of a frog. "I believe that is the largest lout that I have ever seen," declared the knight of three feathers. He had a pudgy face beneath a head of curly hair the color of dark honey. "Seven feet if he's an inch, I'd wager. What a mighty crash he'll make when he comes. tumbling down."

Dunk felt color rising to his face. You'd lose your wager, he thought. The last time he had been measured, Egg's brother Aemon pronounced him an inch shy of seven feet.

"Is that your warhorse, Ser Giant?" said the feathered lordling. "I suppose we could butcher it for the meat."

"Lord Alyn oft forgets his courtesies," the black-haired knight said. "Please forgive his churlish words, ser. Alyn, you will ask Ser Duncan for his pardon."

"If I must. Will you forgive me, ser?" He did not wait for reply, but turned his bay about and trotted down the road.

The other lingered. "Are you bound for the wedding, ser?"

Something in his tone made Dunk want to tug his forelock. He resisted the impulse and said, "We're for the ferry, m'lord.”

"As are we...but the only lords hereabouts are Gormy and that wastrel who just left us, Alyn Cockshaw. I am a vagabond hedge knight like yourself. Ser John the Fiddler, I am called.” That was the sort of name a hedge knight might choose, but Dunk had never seen any hedge knight garbed or armed or mounted in such splendor. The knight of the golden hedge, he thought. "You know my name. My squire is called Egg."

"Well met, ser. Come, ride with us to Whitewalls and break a few lances to help Lord Butterwell celebrate his new marriage. I'll wager you could give a good account of yourself."

Dunk had not done any jousting since Ashford Meadow. If I could win a few ransoms, we'd eat well on the ride north, he thought, but the lord with the three castles on his shield said,"Ser Duncan needs to be about his journey, as do we."

John the Fiddler paid the older man no mind. "I would love to cross swords with you, ser. I've tried men of many lands and races, but never one your size. Was your father large as well?"

"I never knew my father, ser."

"I am sad to hear it. Mine own sire was taken from me too soon.” The Fiddler turned to the lord of the three castles. "We should ask Ser Duncan to join our jolly company."

"We do not need his sort."

Dunk was at a loss for words. Penniless hedge knights were not oft asked to ride with highborn lords. I would have more in common with their servants. Judging from the length of their column, Lord Cockshaw and the Fiddler had brought grooms to tend their horses, cooks to feed them, squires to clean their armor, guards to defend them. Dunk had Egg.

"His sort?" The Fiddler laughed. "What sort is that? The big sort? Look at the size of him. We want strong men. Young swords are worth more than old names, I've oft heard it said."

"By fools. You know little and less about this man. He might be a brigand, or one of Lord Bloodraven's spies."

"I'm no man's spy," said Dunk. "And m'lord has no call to speak of me as if I were deaf or dead or down in Dorne."

Those flinty eyes considered him. "Down in Dorne would be a good place for you, ser. You have my leave to go there."

"Pay him no mind," the Fiddler said. "He's a sour oldsoul, he suspects everyone. Gormy, I have a good feeling about this fellow. Ser Duncan, will you come with us to Whitewalls?"

"M'lord, I..." How could he share a camp with such as these? Their serving men would raise their pavilions, their grooms would curry their horses, their cooks would serve them each a capon or a joint of beef, whilst Dunk and Egg gnawed on strips of hard salt beef. "I couldn't."

"You see," said the lord of the three castles. "He knows his place, and it is not with us.” He turned his horse back toward the road. "By now Lord Cockshaw is half a league ahead."

"I suppose I must chase him down again.” The Fiddler gave Dunk an apologetic smile. "Perchance we'll meet again some day. I hope so. I should love to try my lance on you."

Dunk did not know what to say to that. "Good fortune in the lists, ser," he finally managed, but by then Ser John had wheeled about to chase the column. The older lord rode after him. Dunk was glad to see his back. He had not liked his flinty eyes, nor Lord Alyn's arrogance. The Fiddler had been pleasant enough, but there was something odd about him as well. "Two fiddles and two swords, a cross engrailed," he said to Egg as they watched the dust of their departure. "What house is that?"

"None, ser. I never saw that shield in any roll of arms.”

Perhaps he is a hedge knight after all. Dunk had devisedhis own arms at Ashford Meadow, when a puppeteer called Tanselle Too-Tall asked him what he wanted painted on his shield. "Was the older lord some kin to House Frey?" The Freys bore castles on their shields, and their holdings were not far from here.

Egg rolled his eyes. "The Frey arms are two blue towers connected by a bridge, on a grey field. Those were three castles, black on orange, ser. Did you see a bridge?"

"No.” He just does that to annoy me. "And next time you roll your eyes at me, I'll clout you on the ear so hard they'll roll back into your head for good."

Egg looked chastened. "I never meant -- "

"Never mind what you meant. Just tell me who he was.”

"Gormon Peake, the Lord of Starpike."

"That's down in the Reach, isn't it? Does he really have three castles?"

"Only on his shield; ser. House Peake did hold three castles once, but two of them were lost."

"How do you lose two castles?"

"You fight for the black dragon, ser.”

"Oh.” Dunk felt stupid. That again.

For two hundred years the realm had been ruled by the descendants of Aegon the Conquerer and his sisters, who had made the Seven Kingdoms one and forged the Iron Throne. Their royal banners bore the three-headed dragon of House Targaryen, red on black. Sixteen years ago, a bastard son of King Aegon IV named Daemon Blackfyre had risen in revolt against his trueborn brother. Daemon had used the three-headed dragon on his banners too, but he reversed the colors, as many bastards did. His revolt had ended on the Redgrass Field, where Daemon and his twin sons died beneath a rain of Lord Bloodraven's arrows. Those rebels who survived and bent the knee were pardoned, but some lost land, some titles, some gold. All gave hostages to ensure their future loyalty.

Three castles, black on orange. “I remember now. Ser Arlan never liked to talk about the Redgrass Field, but once in his cups he told me how his sister's son had died.” He could almost hear the old man's voice again, smell the wine upon his breath. "Roger of Pennytree, that was his name. His head was smashed in by a mace wielded by a lord with three castles on his shield.” Lord Gormon Peake. The old man never knew his name. Or never wanted to. By that time Lord Peake and John the Fiddler and their party were no more than a plume of red dust in the distance. It was sixteen years ago. The Pretender died, and those who followed him were exiled or forgiven. Anyway, it has nought to do with me.

For a while they rode along without talking, listening to the plaintive cries of birds. Half a league on, Dunk cleared his throat and said, "Butterwell, he said. His lands are near?"

"On the far side of the lake, ser. Lord Butterwell was the master of coin when King Aegon sat the Iron Throne. King Daeron made him Hand, but not for long. His arms are undy green and white and yellow, ser.” Egg loved showing off his heraldry.

"Is he a friend of your father?"

Egg made a face. "My father never liked him. In the Rebellion, Lord Butterwell's second son fought for the pretender and his eldest for the king. That way he was certain to be on the winning side. Lord Butterwell didn't fight for anyone.”

"Some might call that prudent."

"My father calls it craven."

Aye, he would. Prince Maekar was a hard man, proud and full of scorn. "We have to go by Whitewalls to reach the kingsroad. Why not fill our bellies?" Just the thought was enough to cause his guts to rumble. "Might be that one of the wedding guests will need an escort back to his own seat."

"You said that we were going north."

"The Wall has stood eight thousand years, it will last a while longer. It's a thousand leagues from here to there, and we could do with some more silver in our purse.” Dunk was picturing himself atop Thunder, riding down that sour-faced old lord with the three castles on his shield. That would be sweet. 'It was old Ser Arlan's squire who defeated you,' I could tell him when he came to ransom back his arms and armor. 'The boy who replaced the boy you killed.' The old man would like that.

"You're not thinking of entering the lists, are you,ser?

"Might be it's time."

"It's not, ser."

"Maybe it's time I gave you a good clout in the ear." I'd only need to win two tilts. If I could collect two ransoms and pay out only one, we'd eat like kings for a year. "If there was a melee, I might enter that.” Dunk’s size and strength would serve him better in a melee than in the lists.

"It's not customary to have a melee at a marriage, ser.”

"It's customary to have a feast, though. We have a long way to go. Why not set out with our bellies full for once?"
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-01-2010, 02:34:28
The sun was low in the west by the time they saw the lake, its waters glimmering red and gold, bright as a sheet of beaten copper. When they glimpsed the turrets of the inn above some willows, Dunk donned his sweaty tunic once again and stopped to splash some water on his face. He washed off the dust of the road as best he could, and ran wet fingers through his thick mop of sun-streaked hair. There was nothing to be done for his size, or the scar that marked his cheek, but he wanted to make himself appear somewhat less the wild robber knight.

The inn was bigger than he'd expected, a great grey sprawl of a place, timbered and turreted, half of it built on pilings out over the water. A road of rough-cut planks had been laid down over the muddy lakeshore to the ferry landing, but neither the ferry nor the ferrymen were in evidence. Across the road stood a stable with a thatched roof. A dry stone wall enclosed the yard, but the gate was open. Within, they found a well and a watering trough. "See to the animals," Dunk told Egg, "but see that they don't drink too much. I'll ask about some food."

He found the innkeep sweeping off the steps. "Are you come for the ferry?" the woman asked him. "You're too late. The sun's going down, and Ned don't like to cross by night unless the moon is full. He'll be back first thing in the morning.”

"Do you know how much he asks?"

"Three pennies for each of you, and ten for your horses.”

"We have two horses and a mule."

"It's ten for mules as well."

Dunk did the sums in his head, and came up with six-andthirty, more than he had hoped to-spend. "Last time I came this way it was only two pennies, and six for horses."

"Take that up with Ned, it's nought to me. If you're looking for a bed, I've none to offer. Lord Shawney and Lord Costayne brought their retinues. I'm full to bursting."

"Is Lord Peake here as well?" He killed Ser Arlan's squire. "He was with Lord Cockshaw and John the Fiddler."

"Ned took them across on his last run.” She looked Dunk up and down. "Were you part of their company?"

"We met them on the road, is all.” A good smell was drifting out the windows of the inn, one that made Dunk's mouth water. "We might like some of what you're roasting, if it's not too costly."

"It's wild boar," the woman said, "well peppered, and served with onions, mushrooms, and mashed neeps."

"We could do without the neeps. Some slices off the boar and a tankard of your good brown ale would do for us. How much would you ask for that? And maybe we could have a place on your stable floor to bed down for the night?"

That was a mistake. "The stables are for horses. That's why we call them stables. You're big as a horse, I'll grant you, but I only see two legs.” She swept her broom at him, to shoo him off. "I can't be expected to feed all the Seven Kingdoms. The boar is for my guests. So is my ale. I won't have lords saying that I run short of food or drink before they were surfeit. The lake is full of fish, and you'll find some other rogues camped down by the stumps. Hedge knights, if you believe them.” Her tone made it quite clear that she did not. “Might be they'd have food to share. It's nought to me. Away with you now, I've work to do.” The door closed with a solid thump behind her, before Dunk could even think to ask where he might find these stumps.

He found Egg sitting on the horse trough, soaking his feet in the water and fanning his face with his big floppy hat. "Are they roasting pig, ser? I smell pork."

"Wild boar," said Dunk in a glum tone, "but who wants boar when we have good salt beef?"

Egg made a face. "Can I please eat my boots instead, ser? I'll make a new pair out of the salt beef. It's tougher."

"No," said Dunk, trying not to smile. "You can't eat your boots. One more word and you'll eat my fist, though. Get your feet out of that trough." He found his greathelm on the mule, and slung it underhand at Egg. "Draw some water from the well and soak the beef.” Unless you soaked it for a good long time, the salt beef was like to break your teeth. It tasted best when soaked in ale, but water would serve. "Don't use the trough either, I don't care to taste your feet."

"My feet could only improve the taste, ser," Egg said, wriggling his toes. But he did as he was bid.
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-01-2010, 03:42:20
Pre koji dan pojavila se u prodaji Tyrant's Blood: Book 2 of the Valisar Trilogy by Fiona Mcintosh. Makintošova je prilično lepo primljena kod američke publike, ali to ne mora ništa da znači. Budući australijska spisateljica, reklo bi se da je sličnog senzibiliteta kao ovde objavljena Trudi Kanavan, što bi se već moglo pokazati zanimljivim. Australijanci nam tradicionalno nude autorski autentičniji pogled na fantastiku. Nažalost, nisam imao vremena da se bolje upoznam s njenim stvaralaštvom, ali rekao bih da se vredi oprobati s njenim knjigama. Imam prvu knjigu u prethodnoj trilogiji smeštenoj u isti svet kao Valisar, tako da ću detaljniji sud dati kada ponovim taj roman.

Drugi zanimljiv naslov koji je objavljen u januaru iz iste je kuhinje kao Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. REč je o Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter.

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    There were many staff at Kensington Palace, fulfilling many roles; a man who was employed to catch rats, another whose job it was to sweep the chimneys. That there was someone expected to hunt demons did not shock the new Queen; that it was to be her was something of a surprise.

London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there’s the small matter of the undead to take care of first. Demons stalk the crown, and political ambitions have unleashed ravening hordes of zombies even within the nobility itself.

But rather than dreams of demon hunting, Queen Victoria’s thoughts are occupied by Prince Albert. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs elsewhere? With lashings of glistening entrails, decapitations, zombies, and foul demons, this masterly new portrait will give a fresh understanding of a remarkable woman, a legendary monarch, and quite possibly the best demon hunter the world has ever seen.

In another incarnation as a more serious (though still satirical) author, A. E. MOORAT has won critical acclaim and been shortlisted for awards. Here, however, he was chained in the dungeon, fed tea and ghost stories, and kept busy writing the adventures of Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter.
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Post by: Melkor on 23-01-2010, 03:47:19
Vidjeno u Platou, navali narode

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Post by: Nightflier on 23-01-2010, 03:56:25
Za koji dan očekuje nas nastavak romana Spiral Hunt iz pera Margaret Ronald. Ronaldova je pisac urbane fantastike, čije su se kratke priče našle u antologijama tipa The Best Horror of the Year. Spiral Hunt je u tranzitu a tokom februara bi trebalo da mi stigne i nastavak, Wild Hunt, koji izlazi za jedno nedelju dana.
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Post by: zakk on 25-01-2010, 11:54:32
The Best Horror of the Year #2 TOC

        [info]ellen_datlow
        January 24th, 23:00

    YES. It's done done done. And I'm very relieved. I handed in everything but the summary before I left for Florida Saturday afternoon and then cranked out the rest of the summary (and edited it) and emailed it to Ross at Night Shade when I finished it at 2a.m.

    I didn't have time to post the TOC before Ross got to it so I know it's all over the web but...here it is anyway. As usual in the past few years, there were many more stories that I'd have loved to have taken, but didn't have room.


    Summation 2009 Ellen Datlow
    Lowland Sea Suzy McKee Charnas
    The End of Everything Steve Eller
    Mrs Midnight Reggie Oliver
    each thing I show you is a piece of my death Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer
    The Nimble Men Glen Hirshberg
    What Happens when you wake up in the night Michael Marshall Smith
    Wendigo Micaela Morrissette
    In the Porches of My Ears Norman Prentiss
    Lonegan’s Luck Stephen Graham Jones
    The Crevasse Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud
    The Lion’s Den Steve Duffy
    Lotophagi Edward Morris
    The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall Kaaron Warren
    Dead Loss Carole Johnstone
    Strappado Laird Barron
    The Lammas Worm Nina Allen
    Technicolor John Langan
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-01-2010, 19:13:09
Kao nova knjiga sada se računa i "Arijel" Stivena Bojeta. Reč je o još jednoj apokaliptičnoj priči o povratku magije i smrti tehnologije, samo što se "Arijel" od većine takvih storija razlikuje po tome što je objavljen stedinom osamdesetih godina.

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It's been five years since the lights went out, cars stopped in the streets, and magical creatures began roaming Earth.

Pete Garey survived the Change, trusting no one but himself until the day he met Ariel-a unicorn who brought new meaning and adventure to his life.

"Ariel" is special. It's about a young man in modern-day America trying to navigate his world after a traumatic Change that has rendered machines inoperative, guns impotent, and electricity defunct. Nothing more complicated than a Coleman lantern works in his world now -- cars stopped in their tracks, elevators fell instantly, and in general society fell apart. In exchange for these staggering losses, magic now works -- and magical beasts once found only in fantasy novels now wander the earth. One of these beasts, a young unicorn, joins up with the hero, and they go wandering. Eventually they find a quest to go on and meet lots of interesting people, including a bunch of Society for Creative Anachronism members who have found adjustment to the new world remarkably easy.

The writing is easy to read and fluid; characterizations are excellent. I found the plotting very realistic as well, considering what the Change involves. The ending is not a bubbly, happy ending, but it's realistic and something I could live with. The deft humorous touches are enough of a presence to leaven the very serious tone of the book. (Let's face it, if unicorns did exist today, they probably WOULD like peppermint candies.) The unicorn, in particular, is a fascinating blend of the vulgar and the divine.


Odmah po objavljivanju novog izdanja ovog romana objavljen je i nastavak, Elegy Beach.

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Ariel, a tough-talking unicorn, and her best friend, Peter Garey, reunite in this sporadically charming sequel to 1983's Ariel. Their colorful postapocalyptic world has experienced the Change, in which magic made science obsolete. Now young spellcaster Yanamandra Ramchandani wants to reverse the Change, and Ariel's unicorn mate, Joe, has been murdered. To stop Yan and find the killer, Ariel and Peter recruit Fred Garey, Peter's son and Yan's best friend, as well as Yan's father. Boyett enhances the adventure with tantalizing glimpses of forever-Changed sites like John Wayne Airport, the Goodyear Airship station and San Simeon, but it's marred by fuzzy details (why would magic users eat 30-year-old canned chili instead of conjuring food?) and lacks the original's sparkle. (Nov.)
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-01-2010, 19:42:49
Veliku dževu i pre objavljvanja pobudio je roman The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms spisateljice N. K. Džemisin. Porede je s Denijelom Ejbrahamom i Džejom Lejkom. Ako je zaista tako, očekuje nas upoznavanje s sjajnom knjigom i serijalom, budući da je ovaj roman najavljen kao prvi u nizu.

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Convoluted without being dense, Jemisin's engaging debut grabs readers right from the start. Yeine desires nothing more than a normal life in her barbarian homeland of Darr. But her mother was of the powerful Arameri family, and when Yeine is summoned to the capital city of Sky a month after her mother's murder, she cannot refuse. Dakarta, her grandfather and the Arameri patriarch, pits her against her two cousins as a potential heir to the throne. In an increasingly deep Zelaznyesque series of political maneuverings, Yeine, nearly powerless but fiercely determined, finds potential allies among her relatives and the gods who are forced to live in Sky as servants after losing an ancient war. Multifaceted characters struggle with their individual burdens and desires, creating a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists.

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.

With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together.
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-01-2010, 00:36:22
Džona Skalzija obično prati nekakav hajp. Tako je i s njegovim novim romančićem The God Engines.

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Captain Ean Tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. The Bishopry Militant knows this -- and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, Tephe is the captain to whom the task is given.

Tephe knows from that the start that his mission will be a test of his skill as a leader of men and as a devout follower of his god. It s what he doesn t know that matters: to what ends his faith and his ship will ultimately be put -- and that the tests he will face will come not only from his god and the Bishopry Militant, but from another, more malevolent source entirely...

Author John Scalzi has ascended to the top ranks of modern science fiction with the best-selling, Hugo-nominated novels Old Man's War and Zoe's Tale. Now he tries his hand at fantasy, with a dark and different novella that takes your expectations of what fantasy is and does, and sends them tumbling.

Say your prayers...and behold The God Engines.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 28-01-2010, 10:05:31
Skalzi sam sebi pravi hajp :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-01-2010, 12:12:48
Istina. Ali to mu dosta dobro polazi za rukom. Pročitao sam prvih nekoliko njegovih romana kada su se pojavljivali - i bili su zabavni, ali ni po čemu posebniji od gomile drugih romana gomile drugih pisaca. Čini mi se da je on iskoristio talas rivajvala stare škole spejs opere, pa se tako probio u centar pažnje.
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-01-2010, 12:20:41
Početkom januara objavljen je šesnaesti naslov u serijalu Recluce iz pera Lelanda Ekstona Modesita Mlađeg. Ovaj serijal otpočet je devedesetih godina i nosi sve odlike fantastike tog vremena - duge i zamršene priče objavljene u mamutskim tomovima. Modesit je uz Martina i Gudkajnda poslednji predstavnik pisaca te generacije. Meni su se, inače, drugi njegovi serijali znatno više svideli od ovog (Corean Chronicles), ali ne može se propustiti da se pomene novi roman u dvadeset godina dugoj seriji.

Arms-Commander (Saga of Recluce) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

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Modesitt's 16th Recluce novel (after 2008's Mage-Guard of Hamor) continues the story of Westwind, an all-female enclave in a feudalistic world. Westwind's chauvinistic, abusive neighbors were soundly defeated 10 years earlier (as detailed in 1997's The Chaos Balance), but the community attracts so many refugees that the nearby men invade again. The women's fighting ability and talent for psi-magic lead to the quick annihilation of the men's army, after which the Marshal of Westwind sends her Arms-Commander, Saryn, into a nearby country to prevent civil war. Saryn soon becomes bolder, developing new skills with political maneuvering as she ponders the social roles of men and women. The novel moves slowly but develops considerable momentum as Saryn works through her dilemmas in conversations and on the battlefield. Despite many protestations of emotion, there's little personal passion, but the complex plot will keep readers engaged.
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Post by: Melkor on 28-01-2010, 14:08:54
Džona Skalzija obično prati nekakav hajp. Tako je i s njegovim novim romančićem The God Engines.

Samo se ti zezaj, Scalzi se kandidovao za predsednika SFWA.  (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/01/25/dear-the-internets-i-am-running-for-president-of-sfwa/#more-9785)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-01-2010, 19:30:57
Možda je jedan takav i potreban žanru. Prilično je agresivan i izgleda da zna šta hoće.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 28-01-2010, 22:03:23
Možda je ovo trilier - zapravo, jeste - ali postavka je krajnje naučnofantastična.

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Near the start of this solid thriller from bestseller Preston, the U.S. president's science adviser asks former CIA operative Wyman Ford, last seen in 2008's Blasphemy, to look into the sudden appearance of radioactive gemstones, in particular to identify the precise location of their origin in Cambodia. Meanwhile, college dropout and frustrated astronomer Abbey Straw, who believes she witnessed a meteor's fall, embarks on a search of small islands near her Maine home to locate pieces of the meteorite to sell on eBay. In California, soon-to-be murdered professor Jason Freeman sends Mark Corso, a Mars mission technician at the National Propulsion Facility, a classified hard drive with evidence of gamma rays emanating from the red planet. The three story lines end up neatly intersecting, though the final payoff doesn't do justice to the engaging setup. Preston refrains from inserting the scientific minilectures of which the late Michael Crichton was so fond.
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Post by: Nightflier on 29-01-2010, 00:07:09
Čini mi se da mi je ovo nekako promaklo...

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long history of war between the followers of Aiden and Urec, two of the sons of creator-god Ondun, is scuttled when an accidental fire engulfs the city of Ishalem, which occupies the isthmus separating the warring kingdoms. The repercussions of the blaze, which include massacres, betrayals and vicious reprisals, play out over the next 13 years as naval chartsmen guide the kingdoms' sailing ships through the treacherous waters around Ishalem. The details of the cultures and politics add little insight into human nature, and a paucity of fantasy elements gives readers no reason to prefer this tale over its numerous contemporaries.
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Post by: Nightflier on 29-01-2010, 01:22:09
Mali privju Warriors-a:

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Soldierin', by Joe Landsdale:

In this daringly nifty piece of historical fiction, Mr. Landsdale brings us back to the old days of slavery and American expansion into the West. Meet an escaped slave headed to sign up as a Buffalo Soldier after narrowly escaping an old fashioned lynching. The tone of the story is reminiscent of Abercrombie in his First Law trilogy - dark and ironic with a healthy abundance of sarcasm masked as humor. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the tale, at least for me, is the protagonist's world view and the casual familiarity with which racist epithets - and racism -abound. A true cowboys and indians frontier story, Soldierin' will delight, amaze, and leave one hoping for an expanded novella on the part of Mr. Landsdale.

Dirae, by Peter S. Beagle:

Unique in its structure, Dirae is a dreamscape like staccato narrative of a hero in the truest sense; a being who exists only in the moments of greatest need to protect the innocent and punish evil. Part superhero quest and journey of self-discovery, Dirae holds more twists than is proper for such a short story, showcasing a profound sense of loss and sorrow that seems all to personal. Peter S. Beagle is undoubtedly a modern master of the short story who has once again amazed me with his raw skill and daring narrative style. I would give this one three thumbs up, but physically that would be a bit awkward.

The Triumph, by Robin Hobb:

Brutal and bloody, The Triumph is a story of friendship, honor, and courage in an age in which warriors dreamed and lived for glory - to be remembered - and where mythical beasts roamed the land. The story, more than anything, highlights the timeless bond between warriors that is forged in the heat of battle, that endures unto, and even beyond, death. In a historical sense, Mr. Hobb highlights a worldview that is long extinct, and was perhaps even doomed to extinction from the start. Gruesome and bloody, Triumph is a story of a bond broken and friendship lost, but a memory sustained. Highly recommended and second only to Mr. Beagle's Dirae at this point.

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Post by: Nightflier on 29-01-2010, 01:23:26
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Forever Bound, by Joe Haldeman

I am a huge fan of Mr. Haldeman's having read the vast majority of his work going into his short story, which is a prequel to Forever Peace. That said, it just didn't click for me just as Forever Peace didn't either. No harm no foul, it was still a nifty piece drawing heavily on Mr. Haldeman's strengths as an author. A tight focus which blossoms into a sense of wonder and amazement generally directed at humanity's inherent potential. Nough said.

And Ministers of Grace, by Tad Williams

Mr. Williams' piece is hard space opera science fiction a la Hamilton. Full on bio-engineered weaponized soldiers pound it out, and then some more, and heck, lets throw in some cannibalism for the fun of it. The protagonist starts out a bit shallow and one dimensional but then opens up quite nicely (I'll go with the '83 Margaux for comparison). All in all, a fun piece that reads nicely as a prequel to a much larger story. Want to buy more please.

Seven Years from Home, Naomi Novik

Similar to Tad Williams' piece, Novik skims ecopunk (are we using that term yet?) and presents us a world divided between two waring continents; one is fairly belligerent/capitalist and the other populated by bio-engineering tree huggers. Told from the point of view of a young adventurer, the story is well worth your time and again will leave you wanting to read more.... which seems to be a recurring problem with me and reading anthologies.

The Scroll, by David Ball

Only one word to describe this one: BRUTAL. Yes, the caps are deliberate, hopefully conveying undertones of sadism, torture, and anguish. Before diving into this one, queue up some calming music and pictures of puppies, because you are going to need them. Mr. Ball gives us the darkest side of human nature, and does it well. Served up for your reading pleasure, some of the darkest and most depraved historical fiction you are likely to encounter. You have been warned.
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-01-2010, 15:18:52
Od februara nas deli samo jedan dan, pa je vreme da se najav šta nas u februaru očekuje - deo prvi:

Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann

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1926. New York. The Roaring Twenties. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. Coal-powered cars. A cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe. Yet things have developed differently to established history. America is in the midst of a cold war with a British Empire that has only just buried Queen Victoria, her life artificially preserved to the age of 107. Coal-powered cars roar along roads thick with pedestrians, biplanes take off from standing with primitive rocket boosters and monsters lurk behind closed doors and around every corner. This is a time in need of heroes. It is a time for The Ghost. A series of targeted murders are occurring all over the city, the victims found with ancient Roman coins placed on their eyelids after death. The trail appears to lead to a group of Italian-American gangsters and their boss, who the mobsters have dubbed 'The Roman'. However, as The Ghost soon discovers, there is more to The Roman than at first appears, and more bizarre happenings that he soon links to the man, including moss-golems posing as mobsters and a plot to bring an ancient pagan god into the physical world in a cavern beneath the city. As The Ghost draws nearer to The Roman and the center of his dangerous web, he must battle with foes both physical and supernatural and call on help from the most unexpected of quarters if he is to stop The Roman and halt the imminent destruction of the city.

Alcestis by Katharine Beutner

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Beutner's debut tackles the Greek myth of Alcestis, who so loved her husband that she sacrificed herself to Hermes in his place. Beutner's retelling, set in ancient Greece, involves a more complex character: her Alcestis is a misfit who has deeply mourned the loss of her sister Hippothoe since childhood. Through Alcestis's eyes, Beutner provides a cagey look at men and gods, driving her narrative into the Underworld after Alcestis's husband, Admetus, proves so afraid of facing his own death that he demands a replacement. Alcestis goes instead, not for romance or martyrdom, but to find her dead sister. While hunting the land of the dead, Alcestis sheds the good girl identity she's begrudgingly worn her whole life and finds her fate tied to those of Persephone and Hades; eventually, she learns much about gods and men (especially from stubborn, simple Heracles). Beutner renders her multilayered heroine with beauty and delicacy, and concerns herself with no less than the intricacies of the soul; unfortunately, an abrupt ending sucks the wind out of Beutner's sails


n Greek mythology, Alcestis is known as the good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal, bringing to life the world of Mycenaean Greece, a world peopled by capricious gods, where royal women are confined to the palace grounds and passed as possessions from father to husband.

Alcestis tells of a childhood spent with her sisters in the bedchamber where her mother died giving birth to her and of her marriage at the age of fifteen to Admetus, the young king of Pherae, a man she barely knows, who is kind but whose heart belongs to a god. She also tells the part of the story that’s never been told: What happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the underworld before being rescued by Heracles? In the realm of the dead, Alcestis falls in love with the goddess Persephone and discovers the true horror and beauty of death.

Katharine Beutner grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She earned a BA in classical studies from Smith College in 2003, and she recently completed an MA in creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently a PhD student in eighteenth-century British literature. Her work has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Alcestis is her first novel.

The Poison Eaters: and Other Stories by Holly Black

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In her debut collection, New York Times best-selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a tour of a faerie market and introduces a girl poisonous to the touch and another who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match. These stories have been published in anthologies such as 21 Proms, The Faery Reel, and The Restless Dead, and have been reprinted in many “Best of” anthologies. The Poison Eaters is Holly Black’s much-anticipated first collection of stories, and her ability to stare into the void—and to find humanity and humor there—will speak to young adult and adult readers alike.

i za kraj prvog dela...

The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas

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Deas's dragon-riding fantasy debut lumbers along as sinister Prince Jehal, called the Viper, connives, seduces, poisons, and murders his way to the throne of the Kingdom of the Endless Sea. The story only leaves well-trodden fictional ground when unique white dragon Snow begins to communicate telepathically with her handler, Kailin. Neither cuddly or companionable, dragons in this world are violent fire-breathers who have been tranquilized by alchemists and forced to serve aristocrats for war and hunting. Snow's dreams of freedom ignite her urge to incinerate humans and all their works, and she brings other dragons into her quest to destroy the alchemists forever. Played off against villainous Jehal and repetitive palace intrigues, Deas's dragons provide fitful shuddery glimpses into alien minds, a few brief fireworks in an otherwise commonplace performance.


Fantasy readers can be a bit, well, snooty about how they take their dragons (fans are rarely ambivalent about the works of George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, and Naomi Novik, for instance), and Stephen Deas takes a chance by making those most misunderstood of fantasy elements the focus of his debut novel. Although Deas gives his imagination free rein in The Adamantine Palace and his short chapters (70 in a relatively brief book) keep things moving, critics call into question his world-building skills, as well as the SF/F penchant these days for trilogies, which only guarantees that nothing much will get resolved in the first installment. Still, there’s enough here to whet a fantasy reader’s appetite (the sequel, King of the Crags, is due in 2010), and we hope that experience will only make Deas stronger.
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-01-2010, 16:32:53
Nastavak najave novih naslova za mesec februar:

The Liberators by Philip Womack

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On his first trip to London to stay with his glamorous aunt and uncle for Christmas, Ivo Moncrieff steps off the train and stumbles into a nightmare. As he is waiting on the tube platform, a stranger thrusts a mysterious object into his hand, desperately muttering some unfamiliar words to him. On-board the tube moments later, the carriage next to Ivo's is overcome with panic and when they enter the next station the passengers disembark to find that the stranger's body has been brutally dismembered. Ivo guesses that perpetrators must want the object, and if they find out he has it, he will be their next target. But the attack on the tube is part of a larger scheme to bring chaos to the heart of London. As the capital seems in danger of sliding into anarchy, Ivo faces a race against time to break the ancient power of the Liberators, a power that has lain dormant for centuries but now threatens to destroy society itself. Philip Womack has written a gripping and thought-provoking tale that entertains at the same time as it explores what it means to be human and to be free.

A zbog ovoga sam izuzetno srećan!

Shadows Past: A Borderlands Novel by Lorna Freeman

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Rabbit is struggling to make sense of his new powers and his new position as King Jusson's heir when a man once scorned by his mother comes seeking retribution-and demands that Rabbit marry his daughter...

Ovo je izgleda nova serija od prilično popularne spisateljice.

Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter Series) by Nalini Singh

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Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena...




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Post by: Nightflier on 31-01-2010, 16:37:48
Od ovog čoveka ništa nisam čitao. Ako neko jeste, nek se javi.

Point Omega by Don DeLillo

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It's hardly a new experience to emerge from a Don DeLillo novel feeling faintly disturbed and disoriented. This is both a charm and a curse of much of his fiction, a reason he is so exciting to some readers and so irritating to others (notably George Will). And in the 117-page Point Omega, DeLillo's lean prose is so spare and concentrated that the aftereffects are more powerful than usual.Reading it is akin to a brisk hike up a desert mountain—a trifle arid, perhaps, but with occasional views of breathtaking grandeur. There is no room for false steps, and even the sure-footed will want to double back now and then to check for signs they might have missed along the way.Holding down the book's center is a pair of inward-looking men: Jim Finley, a middle-aged filmmaker who, in the words of his estranged wife, is too serious about art but not serious enough about life; and the much older Richard Elster, a sort of Bush-era Dr. Strangelove without the accent or the comic props.We join them at Elster's rustic desert hideaway in California, where Elster has retreated into the emptiness of time and space following his departure from the Bush-Cheney team of planners for the Iraq War. Elster had been recruited to serve as a sort of conceptual guru, but he left in disillusionment after plans for the haiku war he preferred bogged down in numbers and nitty gritty.Finley hopes to coax Elster into sharing that experience while the camera rolls. He envisions a minimalist work in which Elster will speak in one continuous take while standing against a blank wall in Brooklyn.Anyone recalling the Bush aide who anonymously boasted in 2004 that the Administration would create our own reality to reshape the post 9-11 world will easily detect echoes of that dreamy hubris in Elster's big declarations. As the two men float ever further from the moorings of the cities they left behind, the going gets a little tedious. One suspects DeLillo is setting them up for a fall, especially when Elster maintains they're closing in on the omega point, a concept postulating an eventual leap out of our biology, as Elster puts it, an ultimate evolution in which brute matter becomes analytical human thought.DeLillo delivers on this threat with a visit by Elster's twenty-something daughter, Jessie. From there, the dynamics of human tensions and tragedy take over, laying bare the vanity of intellectual abstraction, and making the omega point loom like empty words on a horizon of deadly happenstance.Along the way, DeLillo is at his best rendering micro-moments of the inner life. That's all the more impressive seeing as how Elster himself seemingly warns off the author from attempting any such thing, by saying in the first chapter, The true life is not reducible to words spoken or written, not by anyone, ever.From time to time, at least, DeLillo proves him wrong.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-02-2010, 17:15:44
City of Night: A Novel of The House War by Michelle West

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Demonic activity has escalated in both the Undercity and the mortal surface level city as the worshipers and servants of the Lord of the Hells strive to complete the rituals that will return their god to the mortal realm. As Rath joins with mages and the Twin Kings' agents to wage a secret battle against this nearly unstoppable foe, he gives Jewel Markess and her den of orphans the opportunity to escape the chaos by providing them with a note of introduction to the head of House Terafin, where Jewel will discover her destiny.

Heretics: Apotheosis: Book Two by S. Andrew Swann

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Adam, an AI creation of an alien race, prepares to launch a conquest that has been centuries in the making, and if he succeeds he will rule over all humankind-over all sentient life-forms-as a God.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-02-2010, 19:52:49
Ovo jedva čekam da nabavim:

Blackout by Connie Willis

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With her trademark understated, eloquent style, Willis expands the conceit of her Hugo and Nebula winning 1982 story Fire Watch into a page-turning thriller, her first novel since 2001's Passage. Three young historians travel from 2060 to early 1940s Britain for firsthand research. As Eileen handles a measles outbreak during the children's evacuation and Polly struggles to work as a London shopgirl, hints of trouble with the time-travel equipment barely register on their radar. Historians aren't supposed to be able to change the course of history, but Mike's actions at Dunkirk may disrupt both the past and the future. Willis uses detail and period language exquisitely well, creating an engaging, exciting tale that cuts off abruptly on the last page. Readers allergic to cliffhangers may want to wait until the second volume comes out in November 2010.

In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds—great and small—of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collide—and the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place. Scores of time-traveling historians are being sent into the past, to destinations including the American Civil War and the attack on the World Trade Center. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser, Mr. Dunworthy, into letting her go to VE Day. Polly Churchill’s next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London’s Blitz. And seventeen-year-old Colin Templer, who has a major crush on Polly, is determined to go to the Crusades so that he can “catch up” to her in age.

But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments for no apparent reason and switching around everyone’s schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, unexploded bombs, dive-bombing Stukas, rationing, shrapnel, V-1s, and two of the most incorrigible children in all of history—to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.

From the people sheltering in the tube stations of London to the retired sailors who set off across the Channel to rescue the stranded British Army from Dunkirk, from shopgirls to ambulance drivers, from spies to hospital nurses to Shakespearean actors, Blackout reveals a side of World War II seldom seen before: a dangerous, desperate world in which there are no civilians and in which everybody—from the Queen down to the lowliest barmaid—is determined to do their bit to help a beleaguered nation survive.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-02-2010, 21:50:40
Stiv Stirling je na svom sajtu postavio prva dva poglavlje romana High King of Montival - koja su po običaju sjajna! Ne mogu da dočekam septembar, za kada je najavljeno objavljivanje. Čim završim posao na kojem sad radim, i izvadim papire za Francusku, bacam se na ponovno iščitavanje cele serije.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-02-2010, 12:46:48
Able One by Ben Bova

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Hugo-winner Bova (The Green Trap) combines cutting-edge science and geopolitics in a fast-paced but flimsy near-future technothriller. When a rogue faction of the North Korean army detonates a nuclear missile in space, an electromagnetic shockwave takes out numerous satellites and cripples communications worldwide. Fearing another attack, the U.S. military launches ABL-1, a powerful but untested 747-mounted laser that should be able to destroy a missile in flight. The effort will be a baptism in fire for the skeleton crew, one of whom may be a saboteur. Meanwhile, the president struggles to respond to the crisis without starting a world war. The tense atmosphere, swiftly unfolding plot, and scientific details do little to hide a host of meaningless subplots and shallow characters, resulting in a Clancyesque tale that lacks the power and focus of Bova's better and better-known hard SF.

When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space the resulting shockwave destroys the world’s satellites, throwing global communication into chaos. The United States military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, show that two more missiles are sitting on the launch pad in North Korea, ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack, the United States has only one possible defense: Able One.

ABL-1, or Able One, is a modified 747 fitted with a high-powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser’s technology and the jet’s crew are untested. What was originally to be a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One’s experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III—especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is onboard?

Able One is a timely thrill-ride by one of science fiction’s most respected novelists.
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Post by: Melkor on 02-02-2010, 13:13:11
Ne treba se zaletati...

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...and I have come to the conclusion that Ben Bova is a bad writer. His prose is flaccid, repetitive, and full of cliché. When he is writing exposition he's very dull. When he's writing descriptively he permits no noun to go naked before the reader without slapping on one or more adjectives; and he allows no verb to shed its adverb (from the first page: "the thick listless wind slithered like an oily beast slowly awakening from a troubled sleep, moaning, lumbering across the frozen land"; from the last: "On Titan's cold and murky surface Titan Alpha trundled across the spongy mats of dark carbonaceous soil"). Bova perhaps thinks this renders his prose more vivid and immediate, but it has exactly the opposite effect, making it sticky and overegged. Any student who has taken a Creative Writing 101 class, and had their tutor blue-pencil their overcompensating profusion of descriptors, knows better than Bova how to write evocative prose. Indeed, and speaking generally, I can't think of a writer working today with less of a feel for the rhythms and expressiveness of the English language.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-02-2010, 13:16:59
Ne treba se zaletati...

Quote from: Adam Roberts
...and I have come to the conclusion that Ben Bova is a bad writer. His prose is flaccid, repetitive, and full of cliché. When he is writing exposition he's very dull. When he's writing descriptively he permits no noun to go naked before the reader without slapping on one or more adjectives; and he allows no verb to shed its adverb (from the first page: "the thick listless wind slithered like an oily beast slowly awakening from a troubled sleep, moaning, lumbering across the frozen land"; from the last: "On Titan's cold and murky surface Titan Alpha trundled across the spongy mats of dark carbonaceous soil"). Bova perhaps thinks this renders his prose more vivid and immediate, but it has exactly the opposite effect, making it sticky and overegged. Any student who has taken a Creative Writing 101 class, and had their tutor blue-pencil their overcompensating profusion of descriptors, knows better than Bova how to write evocative prose. Indeed, and speaking generally, I can't think of a writer working today with less of a feel for the rhythms and expressiveness of the English language.

Ma ono istina. Bova nije među mojim omiljenim piscima. Nego pokušavam da postavim sve naslove koji su objavljeni ili će biti objavljeni tokom februara, pa nek se ljudi sami informišu. "Polaris" je, beše, objavio dosta Bovinih romana, zar ne?
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Post by: Melkor on 02-02-2010, 13:20:16
Po ovom spisku (http://www.znaksagite.com/diskusije/index.php?topic=5687.0) samo Mars, izgleda.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-02-2010, 13:22:27
A ja sam nešto mislio da je Bove bilo krš kod nas... Valjda sam ga pobrkao s Gregom Berom, džebemliga.
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Post by: Melkor on 02-02-2010, 13:29:52
Mars has been a hot topic lately, so it seemed only right to pick up Ben Bova’s book on the subject, aptly titled Mars. This has got to be one of the most realistic, believable science fiction novels I’ve ever read. The story deals with Earth’s first manned expedition to the red planet. A multi-national team, unofficially led by a Native American geologist, makes the arduous trip sometime in the not-so-distant future. Bova doesn’t specify exactly when this novel takes place, but you get the feeling that it could happen any day. Through a series of flashbacks, he details the personal backgrounds and the political intrigues driving the expedition. The main character, Jamie Waterman, unthinkingly sets off a storm of controversy almost from the beginning, when all he really wants is to explore a planet that has consumed his dreams for years. Each of the scientists on the trip have their own agendas, but they are all hoping against hope that they will be the ones to find life and ensure a return trip to Mars. Interspersed with the flashbacks are realistic portrayals of the daily routines the explorers follow. Bova clearly describes the tedious, but extremely critical maintenance of the hard suits, the various experiments conducted for the sake of science, as well as the excitement of actually exploring the planet’s surface. Back on Earth, every action the team takes is dissected and examined, both politically and scientifically, to determine the merit of ongoing explorations.

Some may feel that Bova’s characterizations are stereotyped and take exception. Perhaps I’m not very politically correct, but I believe that Bova took great pains to ensure that his characters were human, possessing both flaws and assets. These characters represent almost a dozen different nations. He may have painted them with a broad brush by giving them stereotypical attributes, but I didn’t find any of his characters to be unbelievable or offensive. Ultimately, all of these people from different cultures learn to work together as a team. Considering the events waiting for them on Mars, this is a good thing!

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Strasno, znam da sam procitao ovu knjigu ali uopste ne mogu da je se setim... :x

Grega Bera se vec odlicno secam iako sam ih citao u isto vreme  :lol:
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-02-2010, 12:31:53
Nova Anita...

Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18) by Laurell K. Hamilton

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When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-02-2010, 15:39:47
The Extra by Michael Shea

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World Fantasy Award–winner Shea takes his 1987 short story of the same name and turns it into a trilogy of which this is the first cataclysmic volume. Imagine the Roman Coliseum expanded to encompass the whole of Rome with the Christians replaced by thousands of extras, who volunteer in search of enough wealth to escape their poverty, and with gladiators replaced by animatronic aliens. All the action in this artificial set designed by the head of Panoply Studios, Val Margolian, is filmed continuously and turned into mega-grossing vid entertainment for the masses. Attempting to survive the chaos and reap bonuses dropped by payboat pilots for alien kills are L.A. book lovers Japh, Curtis, and Jool. They're aided by a group of pilots, who are secretly sabotaging Margolian's spiderlike machines. SF fans and thriller readers alike will go for the furious action on the ground and in the air, with carnage galore, hairbreadth escapes, and heroic sacrifices.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-02-2010, 15:40:42
Jack: Secret Circles by F. Paul Wilson

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When his five-year-old neighbor goes missing, Jack can’t help feeling responsible. He should have taken Cody home when he found him riding his bicycle near the Pine Barrens. And then a lost man wanders out of the woods after being chased all night by...something. Jack knows, better than anyone, that the Barrens are dangerous—a true wilderness filled with people, creatures, and objects lost from sight and memory. Like the ancient, fifteen-foot-tall stone pyramid he, Weezy, and Eddie discover. Jack thinks it might have been a cage of some sort, but for what kind of animal, he can’t say. Eddie jokes that it could have been used for the Jersey Devil. Jack doesn't believe in that old folk tale, but something is roaming the Pines. Could it have Cody? And what about the strange circus that set up outside town? Could they be involved? So many possibilities, so little time...
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-02-2010, 14:42:22
Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model: Netherworld Book One by Christopher Rowley

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There's little to like in the ugly and cliché-driven world Rowley (Arkham Woods) creates to launch Tor's Heavy Metal Pulp line. In a future New York of implanted personalities and heavy weaponry, Det. Rook Venner, the archetypal good cop in a corrupt department, investigates a murder and finds the titular Plesur, a vat-grown, mentally impaired woman designed to be a sex toy, who apparently possesses important evidence. Only Rook can resist Plesur's engineered hotness, so he brings her home to protect her. Helped by a series of women who die to advance the plot, Rook and Plesur are soon dodging assassins and a vast government conspiracy. Even readers who can tolerate the hackneyed dialogue, overt misogyny, and predictable violence will be annoyed by the utterly unresolved ending. B&w illustrations by Justin Norman mostly serve to pad the story and emphasize its cartoonish nature.

In Pleasure Model, the first book in the Netherworld trilogy, down-and out police detective Rook gets a big break when he’s assigned to a bizarre and vicious murder case. The clues are colder than the corpse and the case looks like it’ll remain unsolved—until an eyewitness is discovered. But the witness is a Pleasure Model, an illegal gene-grown human. Plesur’s only purpose is to provide satisfaction to her owner—in any way. When the murderer targets Plesur in order to eliminate the one witness, Rook takes her into hiding to protect her. Thus begins a descent into the dark world of exotic pleasure mods and their illicit buyers and manufacturers. Rook frantically looks for clues, struggling to stay one stop ahead of those looking to kill them both. But is Rook falling under Plesur’s spell….?
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-02-2010, 14:43:28
State of Decay by James Knapp

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Knapp's intense debut is a high-adrenaline thriller that takes the familiar zombie story down a radically new path. In a future America deeply embroiled in global conflicts where undead revivors are used as soldiers, Nico Wachalowski, a military man turned FBI agent, stumbles upon a weapons smuggling operation while breaking up a ring trafficking in revivor sex slaves. The ensuing investigation leads him into a web of murders, terrorism, and conspiracies. Knapp's writing is sharp and his fast and furious plot twists keep the pages turning. He sets his stakes so high, however, that the book's last section often feels rushed and its resolution is somewhat muddled and anticlimactic. Still, fans of zombie fiction and readers looking for a good thrill will find it here.

Just because you're dead doesn't mean you're useless...

A thrilling debut novel of a dystopian future populated by a new breed of zombie

They call them revivors-technologically reanimated corpses-and away from the public eye they do humanity's dirtiest work. But FBI agent Nico Wachalowski has stumbled upon a conspiracy involving revivors being custom made to kill-and a startling truth about the existence of these undead slaves.
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-02-2010, 14:44:39
The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel by Zachary Mason

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Mason's fantastic first novel, a deft reimagining of Homer's Odyssey, begins with the story as we know it before altering the perspective or fate of the characters in subsequent short story–like chapters. Legendary moments of myth are played differently throughout, as when Odysseus forgoes the Trojan horse, or when the Cyclops—here a gentle farmer—is blinded by Odysseus while he burgles the Cyclops's cave. Mason's other life—as a computer scientist—informs some chapters, such as The Long Way Back in which Daedalus's labyrinth ensnares Theseus in a much different way. Part of what makes this so enjoyable is the firm grasp Mason has on the source material; the footnotes double as humorous asides while reminding readers who aren't familiar with the original that, for instance, Eumaios is the swineherd who sheltered Odysseus when he first returned to Ithaca and later helped him kill the suitors. This original work consistently surprises and delights.

The opening chapter of Mason's imaginative first novel begins with Odysseus, having spent several years after his battles in the Trojan War struggling to find his way home, finally getting to the shoreline of his island kingdom of Ithaca. Instead of finding his wife patiently waiting for his return, he discovers that Penelope has married a fat old man she knew to be impersonating Odysseus. The author follows this humorous twist with a series of Calvino-esque, interlocking short stories and vignettes—some shorter than a page—that sculpt and explode Homer's original plot. Mason's near-deadpan writing style and wild imagination make this a very funny work as readers see events like the blinding of the Cyclops through the eyes of poor Polyphemus, mythical cities transformed into tourist traps, and heroes who are at best clueless and at worst blatantly cruel. This could easily be the territory of campy satire, but Mason moves well beyond that. He destroys and rebuilds Odysseus from the outside in, forcing readers to think about this mythic character in a modern and often-psychological way. While the book is certainly a more entertaining ride for readers who really know Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, it includes some helpful footnotes that are informative and poke fun at the original myths and our constant reinterpretations of them. Although he can at times be too clever for his own good, Mason's novel displays a high level of fun and thought.
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-02-2010, 19:33:28
Danas mi je, nekoliko meseci pre zvaničnog datuma objavljivanja, stigao roman Mission of Honor Dejvida Vebera, dvanaesti u serijalu o Onor Harington. Jesam li spomenuo da obožavam ARC-ove?

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            The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.

            She's prepared to do anything, risk anything, to stop it, and she has a plan that may finally bring an end to the Havenite Wars and give even the Solarian League pause. But there are things not even Honor knows about. There are forces in play, hidden enemies in motion, all converging on the Star Kingdom of Manticore to crush the very life out of it, and Honor's worst nightmares fall short of the oncoming reality.

            But Manticore's enemies may not have thought of everything after all. Because if everything Honor Harrington loves is going down to destruction, it won't be going alone.
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-02-2010, 13:17:40
No Sleep till Wonderland by Paul Tremblay

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While somewhat derivative of Hitchcock, Tremblay's second novel featuring South Boston PI Mark Genevich improves enough on the first, The Little Sleep (2009), to suggest that the unusual hero—a narcoleptic sleuth subject to unpredictable blackouts—can sustain a series. Genevich is scraping the bottom of the barrel after one of his frequent screwups leads to his following the wrong woman on what should have been a straightforward investigation of marital infidelity, a goof that leads his client, an investment company CEO, to consider suing him. Genevich gets another opportunity from a fellow member of the group therapy sessions his mother forces him to attend, who asks him to protect a female bartender from a stalker. That assignment winds up placing Genevich on the police radar as an arson suspect. The plot twists satisfy more than surprise, but the clever writing will keep readers turning the pages.

"No Sleep till Wonderland delivers on the tremendous promise of The Little Sleep, simultaneously paying homage to classic noir fiction while creating a damaged and irrevocably lost anti-hero in PI Mark Genevich, who is always on the verge of emotional and physical collapse. This is a novel filled with black humor but an even blacker subtext that makes the reader question the nature of reality and self; heady stuff for a crime novel, for sure, but Paul Tremblay is a fearless writer and No Sleep till Wonderland is positively magnetic fiction."--Tod Goldberg, author of Other Resort Cities and Simplify

"Snappy prose, a brilliantly original detective and a cast of sharply drawn low lifes—Paul Tremblay mixes it up with style. In the end, No Sleep till Wonderland is much more than just a crime book—it’s all about the narrator's unique take on the world. Thoroughly recommended."--Simon Lewis, author of Bad Traffic

"Paul Tremblay somehow manages to channel Franz Kafka, write like Raymond Chandler, and whip up a completely original, utterly whack-a-doodle reinvention of the detective novel. This book rocks."--Mark Haskell Smith, author of Salty

"Like The Little Sleep, this one plays it straight. There's no gimmickry with Genevich's narcolepsy, and there's no condescension with his character, and like TLS, the writing sings with all these wonderful weird free associations. As much as I liked TLS, I liked this one even more. Tremblay's voice is one of the most original in hardboiled PI fiction, and he has definitely breathed new life into the genre. This is great stuff, and I can't recommend it strongly enough. Nobody right now is writing more original or better PI novels than Tremblay.

Secrets of the Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt

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'Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers. This is Philip Pullman with a dose of benzedrine. Hold on to your hat and let yourself get carried away.' Tom Holt 'A ripping yarn ! the story pounds along ! constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked ! the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun' SFX 'An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels' Lisa Tuttle, The Times 'The characters are convincing and colourful, but the real achievement is the setting, a hellish take on Victorian London ! the depth and complexity of Hunt's vision makes it compulsive reading for all ages' Guardian 'Wonderfully assured ! Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension' Time Out 'All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.' Daily Mail 'Rich and colourful !keeps you engrossed !a confident, audacious novel' SFX 'Like a magpie, Stephen Hunt has plucked colourful events from history and politics and used them for inspiration ! Hunts tells his full-blooded tale with lip-smacking relish, revealing a vivid, often gruesome imagination ! [it] brims with originality and, from the first, its chase-filled plot never lets up' Starburst

A tale of high adventure and derring-do set in the same Victorian-style world as the acclaimed The Court of the Air and The Rise of the Iron Moon. The isolated island of Jago is the only place Hannah Conquest has ever known as home. Encircled by the magma ocean of the Fire Sea, it was once the last bastion of freedom when the world struggled under the tyranny of the Chimecan Empire during the age-long winter of the cold-time. But now this once-shining jewel of civilization faces an uncertain future as its inhabitants emigrate to greener climes, leaving the basalt plains and raging steam storms far behind them. For Hannah and her few friends, the streets of the island's last occupied underground city form a vast, near-deserted playground. But Hannah's carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt when her guardian, Archbishop Alice Gray, is brutally murdered in her own cathedral. Someone desperately wants to suppress a secret kept by the archbishop, and if the attempts on Hannah's own life are any indication, the killer believes that Alice passed the knowledge of it onto her ward before her saintly head was separated from her neck. But it soon becomes clear that there is more at stake than the life of one orphan. A deadly power struggle is brewing on Jago, involving rival factions in the senate and the island's most powerful trading partner. And it's beginning to look as if the deaths of Hannah's archaeologist parents shortly after her birth were very far from accidental. Soon the race is on for Hannah and her friends to unravel a chain of hidden riddles and follow them back to their source to save not just her own life, but her island home itself.
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Post by: Melkor on 06-02-2010, 13:58:45
kako se bese zove onaj bradonja sto se nesto skoro odusevio njim?
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-02-2010, 17:51:54
Ili Ken Šols ili Stiv Stirling.
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Post by: Melkor on 06-02-2010, 18:16:28
hmm, bice da je "lamentation" Scholes. Hvala.
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-02-2010, 03:55:53
Nema na čemu. Evo možda korisnog linka: http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/11/lamentation-ken-sols.html (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2009/11/lamentation-ken-sols.html)
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-02-2010, 14:29:36
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology by Christopher Golden

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The 19 provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling original stories in this zombie anthology move the genre beyond its usual apocalyptic wastelands. David Liss's novelette What Maisie Knew is a stunning and gruesome meditation on the banality of capitalism and evil. Mike Carey's Second Wind is a haunting tale of an undead stockbroker who comes to question whether he ever truly lived. Lovers of more traditional zombie fare will also not be disappointed. Joe Hill's ingenious Twittering from the Circus of the Dead tells a classic slasher film story through Twitter posts, while Jonathan Maberry's heartbreaking Family Business describes a ruined America populated by kindly monks and zombie hunters. This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America's longstanding obsession with the undead.

RESURRECTION!

The hungry dead have risen.  They shamble down the street.  They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls.  They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers.  And they are here to stay.  The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive?

HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE?

Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers.  Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus.  Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection.

With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection...the Last Word on the New Dead. 

A Dark Matter by Peter Straub
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In this tour de force from bestseller Straub (In the Night Room), four high school friends in 1966 Madison, Wis.—Hootie Bly, Dilly Olson, Jason Boatman, and Lee Truax—fall under the spell of charismatic wandering guru Spencer Mallon. During an occult ceremony in which Mallon attempts to break through to a higher reality, something goes horribly awry leaving one participant dead. Decades later, Lee's writer husband interviews the quartet to find out what happened. In Roshomon-like fashion, each relates a slightly different account of the trauma they experienced. Straub masterfully shows how the disappointments, downturns, and failed promise of the four friends' lives may have stemmed from this youthful experience, and suggests, by extension, that the malignant evil they helped unleash into the world has tainted all hope ever since. Brilliant in its orchestration and provocative in its speculations, this novel ranks as one of the finest tales of modern horror.

Salute the Dark by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual - a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality - but Uctebri has his own plans both for the Emperor and the Empire.

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Post by: Melkor on 07-02-2010, 14:43:46
Moram priznati da mi zombiji polako ali sigurno idu na  xfuck5

Straub deluje zanimljivo, vec vidjeno - ne pustaju deca zlo na svet vec srednjoskolci, ajte, molim vas-, ali zanimljivo
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-02-2010, 14:58:45
Aha, zombija ima u... Svi se dohvatili hajpa pred film. Straub obećava. U pravu si kad kažeš da je sve to već viđeno, ali ipal pričamo o starom majstoru.
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Post by: Nightflier on 08-02-2010, 20:16:23
Na http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com) objavljen je odlomak iz jednog od najočekivanijih fentezi romana u 2010. Reč je o Spellwright by Blake Charlton.
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Post by: Nightflier on 08-02-2010, 21:37:33
Inače, IPS je objavio nastavak "Poslednje želje", to jest Witchera.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-02-2010, 17:23:04
Jade Man's Skin by Daniel Fox

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Building on the brilliantly subtle groundwork laid in 2009's Dragon in Chains, Fox's Chinese fantasy series continues as the now-unchained dragon threatens human civilization. Han, the one-time apprentice scribe who freed the dragon, is still tied to her mind. The young emperor, in exile on the island of Taishu, finds the beast is both protector and jailer, while general-turned-pirate Li Ton discovers the hard way that he has other, more immediate enemies from his past. When a sea goddess intervenes, she is no friend of the dragon, but she may be even less kind to the people. Readers who enjoyed Fox's delicate descriptions and leisurely prose will be thrilled to find more of the same, along with greater depth of story as the numerous characters are pulled together by schemes and destiny.

Captain Flandry: Defender Of The Terran Empire by Poul Anderson

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Horns: A Novel by Joe Hill

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"As the plot builds through flashbacks and clever exposition, Ig's true nature reveals itself, and the reader is left questioning the traditional border between good and evil....Highly recommended, particularly for fans of Clive Barker and Christopher Moore." (Library Journal )

"[A] compulsively readable supernatural thriller...Hill spins a story that's both morbidly amusing and emotionally resonant. The explanations for Ig's weird travails won't satisfy every reader, but few will dispute that Hill has negotiated the sophomore slump." (Publishers Weekly )



    Joe Hill has been hailed as "a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction" (Washington Post); "a new master in the field of suspense" (James Rollins); "one of the most confident and assured new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years (Publishers Weekly); a writer who "builds character invitingly and plants an otherworldly surprise around every corner" (New York Times).

    This gifted and brilliantly imaginative author catapulted to bestsellerdom with the chilling Heart-Shaped Box and cemented his reputation with the prizewinning volume of short fiction 20th Century Ghosts. At last, the New York Times bestselling author returns with a relentless supernatural thriller that runs like Hell on wheels. . . .

    Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances. A mental breakdown would have been the most natural thing in the world. But there was nothing natural about the horns, which were all too real.

Once the righteous Ig had enjoyed the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned musician and younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, he had security, wealth, and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more—he had Merrin and a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

But Merrin's death damned all that. The only suspect in the crime, Ig was never charged or tried. And he was never cleared. In the court of public opinion in Gideon, New Hampshire, Ig is and always will be guilty because his rich and connected parents pulled strings to make the investigation go away. Nothing Ig can do, nothing he can say, matters. Everyone, it seems, including God, has abandoned him. Everyone, that is, but the devil inside. . . .

Now Ig is possessed of a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge. . . . It's time the devil had his due. . . .

The Best of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R. Lansdale

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Always entertaining, champion storyteller Lansdale (Vanilla Ride) shares his best weird yarns in this terrific collection. Crucified Dreams, an emotional introduction (I speak uncensored, unfiltered, and full of madness), prefaces 16 stories pushing the limits of westerns, mystery, horror, southern gothic, and satire. Five Stoker-winning tales and several stories later translated onto the screen (including campy Elvis tale Bubba Ho-Tep) share space with such jewels as the intense Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, about a tough woman with a wild secret; succinct Cowboy, in which a man meets an African-American boy yearning for more stories about black cowboys; and the hilarious White Mule, Spotted Pig, about a frustrated man's bid for freedom via a wacky mule race. This is a great introduction to the raunchy, cheerfully unclassifiable East Texan bon vivant.
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Post by: Berserker on 09-02-2010, 19:35:40
Inače, IPS je objavio nastavak "Poslednje želje", to jest Witchera.

O kakvog li veselja!!!!!!!!!!! Konacno!!!!!
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-02-2010, 00:59:38
The Ruling Sea by Robert V. S. Redick

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This exciting follow-up to 2009's The Red Wolf Conspiracy features enough plot twists and double-crosses to satisfy the most demanding lover of suspense. The powerful Nilstone, most recently held by a living statue who was once an insane god-king, is sought by a wizard who wishes to destroy humanity by sparking war between empires. The whole world believes the ship Chathrand to be sunk, but it secretly survives and carries the Nilstone to the fabled lands of the south beyond the Ruling Sea, while a ragtag group of conspirators battle not only the wizard but their own empire and captain in a desperate attempt to preserve the world. Vivid characterizations and Reddick's brilliant depiction of the microcosmic world aboard Chathrand will captivate readers.


The Dark-Eyes' War: Book Three of Blood of the Southlands by David B. Coe

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Coe rounds out his ambitious series (following The Sorcerers' Plague and The Horsemen's Gambit) with bloody battle. The war that menaces the plains of the Southland has finally, violently erupted. The Eandi forces, with the aid of a renegade band of cursed Mettai, face off against the regal Fal'Borna and their conjuring skills. Tirnya Onjaef believes the magical plague decimating the southern Qirsi is a sign that her Eandi army is destined to win, but soon Eandi spells begin to backfire as well. The Fal'Borna ride toward the battle with depleted troops and rotten odds, not knowing what they face but determined to make a stand. Coe steers his characters with considerable force, creating some inconsistencies en route to a conclusion that is satisfying if not surprising.

A bitter old woman’s curse has set in motion events that have felled innocent lives across an already war-weary land. She has paid the ultimate price, and an end to the curse is at hand, but her evil has created chaos and destruction.

Qirsi all across the Southlands are dying from a plague that turns their own magic against them, allowing an Eandi army from Stelpana to boldly march into their territory. But magic has many faces, and the Qirsi aren’t the only ones cursed; even as Stelpana’s force wins battles, an insidious magic has corrupted the spells of their sorcerers, and what began as a military triumph is suddenly jeopardized. The future of the Southlands hangs in the balance, as the deeds of previous generations wreak terrible consequences on both sides in this misbegotten war.

 Raven's Ladder: A Novel (The Auralia Thread) by Jeffrey Overstreet

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“Jeffrey Overstreet's imagination is peopled with mysteries and wonders, and his craft continues to mature. Reading Raven's Ladder is like staring at a richly imagined world through a kaleidoscope: complex, intriguing, and habit-forming.”
—Kathy Tyers, author of Shivering World and the Firebird series

 “A darkly complex world populated by a rich and diverse cast of characters, in which glimpses of haunting beauty shine through. Sometimes perplexing but always thought-provoking, Raven’s Ladder is the work of a fertile and striking creative imagination.”
—R.J. Anderson, author of Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter

“With Raven’s Ladder, Overstreet does what the best fantasy writers do: he opens a door into a new world—a beautiful, dangerous world, and one that stayed with me long after I closed the book.”
—    Andrew Peterson, singer/songwriter and author of North! Or Be Eaten and On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
“In Raven's Ladder, Jeffrey Overstreet continues what he began with his first two novels, Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight, crafting a world rich in detail, purpose, and wonder.  Each page reveals new threads of a complex, interwoven story that excites and entertains while provoking deeper thought. It has been a long time since I've read a series as captivating, meaningful, inspiring, and beautiful as this one.”
—    Aaron White, writer and editor of FaithAndGeekery.com

“Raven's Ladder is a fantasy gem. The story is imaginative and truthful, the characters authentic and complex. Jeffrey Overstreet has given us a gift—a fully realized world teeming with life and wonder. It is a fully human tale, with a penetrating glory throughout. Here is a heaping portion of truth, beauty, and goodness.”
—    S. D. Smith, author of The Fledge Chronicles serial

“In Raven's Ladder, Jeffrey Overstreet weaves a brilliant tale of intricate layers, inviting his audience into a story of deeper meaning. Not mere fiction that ends with the shutting of the book, it sneakily tiptoes into your thoughts, challenging you to ponder a little more.”
—    Esther Maria Swaty, Seattle City Guide Examiner
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-02-2010, 01:02:22
The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker

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Basso the Magnificent. Basso the Great. Basso the Wise. The First Citizen of the Vesani Republic is an extraordinary man.

He is ruthless, cunning, and above all, lucky. He brings wealth, power and prestige to his people. But with power comes unwanted attention, and Basso must defend his nation and himself from threats foreign and domestic. In a lifetime of crucial decisions, he's only ever made one mistake.

One mistake, though, can be enough.
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-02-2010, 17:35:50
Vesti za danas su sledeće: "Laguna" me je upravo angažovala da završim prevod serijala "Točak vremena" pokojnog Roberta Džordana. Danas sam potpisao ugovor za roman Crossroads of Twilight i prevodiću naizmenično jednog Džordana, jednog Sendersona. Cilj je da se do kraja ove godine sustigne ritam objavljivanja u Americi - to jest, da se stigne do dvanaeste knjige.

Sem Džordana i Sendersona, "Laguna" uskoro objavljuje "Laži Loka Lamore" Skota Linča i prvi roman u serijalu Vampire Academy iz pera Rišel Mid, dok je "Ime vetra" Patrika Rotfasa planiran za jesen. Za ljubitelje sfa dobra vest je da će se ponovo krenuti s serijalom "Vorkosigan".
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Post by: Perin on 10-02-2010, 17:42:21
Ekstra :D sve bolje od boljeg ;)
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Post by: zakk on 10-02-2010, 17:55:47
 xcheers
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-02-2010, 17:59:01
Iz nekog razloga nisu zadovoljni koleginicom koja trenutno radi na Džordanu. Što se mene tiče, radujem se zbog "Vorkosigana".
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Post by: Morgana on 10-02-2010, 18:06:06
 Praznik za moje oci    xflowy
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Post by: Eriops on 10-02-2010, 18:28:44
Odlične vesti, ali teško mi je da poverujem da će stići ritam objavljivanja u Americi.
Do dvaneste knjige Laguna ima još tri knjige, ako bude polovljenja, to znači da bi morali izbaciti šest Džordanovih knjiga ove godine  :idea:.
U svakom slučaju čestitke Nightflieru, za posao.
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Post by: Perin on 10-02-2010, 18:48:43
Meni se nikako nije svideo prevod Novog Proleća u Legendama...ne mogu se sad setiti ko je prevodio, ali....
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-02-2010, 19:00:23
Odlične vesti, ali teško mi je da poverujem da će stići ritam objavljivanja u Americi.
Do dvaneste knjige Laguna ima još tri knjige, ako bude polovljenja, to znači da bi morali izbaciti šest Džordanovih knjiga ove godine  :idea:.
U svakom slučaju čestitke Nightflieru, za posao.

Znaš kako, ako me budu plaćali - i ako mi sve bude u redu s verenicom, pošto je sad nešto bolešljiva - ja do kraja godine stižem Amere. Godine 2008. imao sam jedan naslov mesečno preveden i objavljen, a onda je udarila kriza 2009. pa mi se bez para nije ni radilo. Ugovor koji sam s "Lagunom" potpisao garantuje određeni ritam plaćanja, ali i penale ukoliko kasnim s prevodom. A dali su mi višu cenu rada nego kod ostalih izdavača s kojima sarađujem, ali pod uslovom da brzo uradim taj posao - a meni brzina rada direktno zavisi od brzine plaćanja. Valjda će sve to ispasti kako treba. U svakom slučaju, drago mi je što imam priliku da završim započeti posao - i to gotovo deceniju nakon što sam počeo da se bavim prevođenjem. Ta simbolika mi se jako dopada.
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Post by: Eriops on 10-02-2010, 19:07:31
U svakom slučaju, kao ljubitelju  serijala, drago mi je da će se stvari ubrzati, mislim da će ove vesti veoma obradovati poklonike WOT.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-02-2010, 07:46:09
I posle vesti iz "Lagune", nastavljamo s novim naslovima koji će svetlost američkih knjižarskih izloga ugledati u mesecu februaru.

Chill by Elizabeth Bear

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Sometimes the greatest sin is survival.
 
The generation ship Jacob’s Ladder has barely survived cataclysms from without and within. Now, riding the shock wave of a nova blast toward an uncertain destiny, the damaged ship—the only world its inhabitants have ever known—remains a war zone. Even as Perceval, the new captain, struggles to come to terms with the traumas of her recent past, the remnants of rebellion aboard the ship still threaten the crew’s survival.

Yet as Perceval’s relatives Tristen and Benedick play a deadly game of cat and mouse in pursuit of a traitor through a vast ship that is renewing itself in strange and dangerous ways, an even more insidious threat is building in a place no one ever thought to look. And this implacable enemy could change the face of the ship forever if a ragtag band of heroes cannot stop it.

The Conqueror's Shadow by Ari Marmell

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Gaming industry veteran Marmell (Planeswalker: Agents of Artifice) offers a breezy adventure starring retired evil overlord Corvis Rebaine. When Corvis decided love was more important than world domination, a shadowy figure known as Audriss took over his plans, which now endanger Corvis's family. Middle-aged Corvis must strap on his dusty and ill-fitting armor, gather his old allies both mortal and demonic, and save a realm that remembers him only as a malevolent would-be world conqueror. Marmell's prose is competent, and though his characters seem at times more motivated by the needs of the plot than internal consistency, Corvis is charmingly cunning. The result is an amusing adventure pitting an only somewhat amoral sociopath and his legion of morally compromised friends against an army set on conquest and a genuinely evil villain whose ambitions threaten the world itself.

 Geosynchron (Book Three of the Jump 225 Trilogy) by David Louis Edelman

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Edelman presents a gritty, tech-heavy thriller that builds on cyberpunk tropes in interesting and detailed new ways. The world developed in 2008's MultiReal and 2009's Infoquake has become inflamed with civil war and rebellion as MultiReal, a technology that mathematically projects possible futures to aid in decision making, suddenly becomes inaccessible. Into this chaos, MultiReal-D makes its first tentative appearance, building on the earlier technology to allow the user to essentially exist in multiple time lines for 60 seconds. Numerous characters seek their own goals in a labyrinthine plot, but Edelman does manage to bring his disparate threads together to create a coherent and even cohesive conclusion that's most accessible and satisfying to those who have read the earlier books

The conclusion to the "Landmark Series"! The Defense and Wellness Council is enmeshed in full-scale civil war between Len Borda and the mysterious Magan Kai Lee. Quell has escaped from prison and is stirring up rebellion in the Islands with the aid of a brash young leader named Josiah. Jara and the apprentices of the Surina/Natch MultiReal Fiefcorp still find themselves fighting off legal attacks from their competitors and from Margaret Surina's unscrupulous heirs - even though MultiReal has completely vanished. The quest for the truth will lead to the edges of civilisation, from the tumultuous society of the Pacific Islands to the lawless orbital colony of 49th Heaven; and through the deeps of time, from the hidden agenda of the Surina family to the real truth behind the Autonomous Revolt that devastated humanity hundreds of years ago. Meanwhile, Natch has awakened in a windowless prison with nothing but a haze of memory to clue him in as to how he got there. He's still receiving strange hallucinatory messages from Margaret Surina and the nature of reality is buckling all around him. When the smoke clears, Natch must make the ultimate decision - whether to save a world that has scorned and discarded him, or to save the only person he has ever loved: himself.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-02-2010, 02:38:01
Dead Matter by Anton Strout

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The spirit populace of Manhattan doesn't appreciate its well-deserved RIP being disturbed, and Department of Extraordinary Affairs Agent Simon Canderous is sent in to do damage control. Meanwhile, his vacationing partner, Connor Christos, is in a sorry state, and he tells Simon that each night he's being haunted by visions of his long-lost brother at his window. Simon is worried that his partner may be going crazy-or worse, maybe he's not...

Red Inferno: 1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy

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WWII alternate historian Conroy (1945) sets this tale largely in Berlin as it prepares for division among the four Allied powers in accordance with the Yalta agreements. President Truman doesn't trust Stalin and makes the controversial decision to move his troops across the Elbe River toward Berlin in an attempt to lessen Stalin's growing influence in Europe. The move ignites smoldering tensions between Russia and the States, and Stalin's enormous Red Army attacks its former allies, extending the war and threatening the world. An ensemble cast of fictional characters (an American soldier, a German refugee, a professor of Russian history turned secret agent, etc.) and historical figures powers the meticulously researched story line with diverse accounts of the horrors of war, making this an appealing read for fans of history and alternate history alike.

In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.
 
To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army.

From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon.

The Last Stormlord by Glenda Larke

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Shale is the lowest of the low-an outcast from a poor village in the heart of the desert. In the desert water is life, and currency, and Shale has none. But he has a secret. It's the one thing that keeps him alive and may save all the cities of the Quartern in the days to come. If it doesn't get him killed first...

Terelle is a slave fleeing a life as a courtesan. She finds shelter in the home of an elderly painter but as she learns the strange and powerful secrets of his art she fears she may have traded a life of servitude for something far more perilous...

The Stormlord is dying in his tower and there is no one, by accident or design, to take his place. He brings the rain from the distant seas to his people. Without a Stormlord, the cities of the Quartern will wither and die.

Their civilization is at the brink of disaster. If Shale and Terelle can find a way to save themselves, they may just save them all. Water is life and the wells are running dry...
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-02-2010, 13:53:31
Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle

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Scientists may call the rhinoceros a unicorn, but only Beagle can make it feel like one. Facing reality—often a magical reality hidden under mundane trappings—is the key to understanding magical transformations and repairing damage, saving one time-traveling brother trapped in Thursday (El Regalo) and thwarting another who is the angel of death (We Never Talk about My Brother). Prosaic rabbis must deal with angels (Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel) and ghosts (The Rabbi's Hobby) while supernatural daughters cope with mother issues (Lila the Werewolf, What Tune the Enchantress Plays). Two Hearts, the coda to The Last Unicorn, is a moving ode to heroism. Beagle plays on the heartstrings like a master musician, and this definitive collection, a magnificent grand tour of his many created worlds, will thrill his legions of fans.

When New York Times Bestselling writer Tad Williams described Peter S. Beagle as a 'bandit prince out to steal reader's hearts' he touched on a truth that readers have known for fifty years. Beagle, whose work has touched generations of readers around the world, has spun rich, romantic and very funny tales that have beguiled and enchanted readers of all ages.

Undeniably, his most famous work is the much loved classic, The Last Unicorn, which tells of unicorn who sets off on quest to discover whether she is the last of her kind, and of the people she meets on her journey. Never prolific, The Last Unicorn is one of only five novels Beagle has published since A Fine and Private Place appeared in 1960, and was followed by The Folk of the Air, The Innkeeper's Song, and Tamsin.

During the first forty years of his career Beagle also wrote a small handful, scarcely a dozen, short stories. Classics like 'Come Lady Death,' 'Lila and the Werewolf,' 'Julie's Unicorn,' 'Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros,' and the tales that make up Giant Bones. And then, starting just five years ago, he turned his attention to short fiction in earnest, and produced a stunning array of new stories including the Hugo and Nebula Award winning follow up to The Last Unicorn, 'Two Hearts,' WSFA Small Press Award winner 'El Regalo,' and wonderful stories like the surrealist 'The Last and Only,' the haunting 'The Rabbi s Hobby' and others.

Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle collects the very best of these stories, over 200,000 words worth, ranging across 45 years of his career from early stories to freshly minted tales that will surprise and amaze readers. It's a book which shows, more than any other, just how successful this bandit prince from the streets of New York has been at stealing our hearts and underscores how much we hope he ll keep on doing so.

The Taborin Scale  by Lucius Shepard

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In the Carbonales Valley, a remote region separated from this world by the thinnest margin of possibility, there is an ancient, incredibly large creature known as the Dragon Griaule. For twenty-five years, in stories ranging from The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule through Liar's House, Lucius Shepard has brought us extraordinary accounts of lives shaped by the dragon's undying influence. The Taborin Scale is the latest installment in this ongoing epic, and it is an astonishing and revelatory accomplishment.

The story begins when George Taborin numismatist, collector, and solid citizen travels to the valley on his annual vacation. There, he encounters a prostitute named Sylvia and acquires a tiny dragon's scale with unexpected properties. With shocking suddenness, George is removed from his everyday life and thrust into a primal world of violence and cruelty. In the course of an adventure that will change his life in fundamental ways, he is forced to bear witness to the gradual unfolding of a vast, implacable design.

The Taborin Scale is Lucius Shepard at his absolute best. Bizarre, horrifying, and strangely beautiful, it is both a gripping, self-contained narrative and a pivotal moment in what might be the most singular fantasy of our time.

Black Hills: A Novel by Dan Simmons

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Hugo-winner Simmons, the author of such acclaimed space operas as Hyperion and Olympos as well as Drood, an intriguing riff on Dickens's unfinished last novel, displays the impressive breath of his imagination in this historical novel with a supernatural slant. In the author's retelling of Custer's last stand at the Little Big Horn in 1876, the dying general's ghost enters the body of Paha Sapa, a 10-year-old Sioux warrior who's able to see both the past and the future by touching people. The action leaps around in time to illustrate the arc of Sapa's life, but focuses on 1936, when, as a septuagenarian, he plots to blow up the monuments on Mount Rushmore in time for a visit to the site by FDR to atone for his role in constructing the stone likenesses. In his ability to create complex characters and pair them with suspenseful situations, Simmons stands almost unmatched among his contemporaries. 6-city author tour.

When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.

Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.

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Post by: Nightflier on 12-02-2010, 23:30:38
Sos the Rope by Piers Anthony

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From New York Times best selling author Piers Anthony, creator of the Xanth series, comes a lost classic of apocalypse and redemption. Uncounted generations from now, civilization lies shattered in the aftermath of the Blast. To survive in the bleak landscape of this savage, post-apocalyptic future, the fiercest warriors of humanity’s disorganized tribes clash in individual combat, risking death and dishonor in the ritual battle circle.

But for the exiled warrior Sos, this desolate future is not enough. Tutored by a small group of humans hoarding the advanced technology of a bygone age, Sos sets out to climb the ladder of his barbaric world, sacrificing all he holds dear to raise up his people from darkness. But just as his plans near fruition, Sos uncovers the terrible secret of his world—a secret that launches him on a path not to liberate the planet for his people, but to destroy it...
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-02-2010, 16:13:01
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories by Ellen Datlow

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Few things alarm the experienced reader more than the prospect of a science fiction, fantasy, or mystery book that involves—or worse, fetishizes—cats. This reprint anthology is the exception, an assortment of 40 stories by authors who are for the most part willing to take cats on their own ground. Datlow avoids the trap of a too-narrow premise: though there appears to be a slight bias toward horror, the stories are various within that field, from Jack Ketchum's ghost story Returns to Michaela Roessner's highly scientific Mieze Corrects an Incomplete Representation of Reality and Edward Bryant's brilliantly repellent Bean Bag Cat. Other tales are amusing, like Lawrence Block's The Burglar Takes a Cat, or gently sentimental, like Dennis Danvers's Healing Benjamin. This is that rarity of rarities: an anthology of cat stories worth reading.

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Post by: Nightflier on 17-02-2010, 16:30:57
Paizo se pretvara u ozbiljnog izdavača. Najpre su angažovali Mjevila da im radi na jednom RPG proizvodu, a onda za jun ove godine najavili:

Template - A Novel of the Archonate by Matthew Hughes

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When professional duelist Conn Labro escapes indentured servitude as the star player of Horder's Emporium, he abandons the gaming world of Thrais and sets out on an interstellar journey filled with murder, deceit, and self-discovery. His only friend on Thrais, discovered dead and tortured, left him enough money to buy himself out of his contract and a curious encrypted "bearer deed" to a mysterious property on the distant edge of the galactic Spray. With the seductive, secretive showgirl Jenore Mordene at his side and a villainous pleasure cult dogging his every move, Labro sets out to learn the truth behind his bearer deed and more about his own past than he had ever dared bargain for. For the first time ever in paperback, this thrilling, vividly imagined new science fiction novel from rising star Matthew Hughes (The Commons, Majestrum, The Spiral Labyrinth) provides atmospheric adventure in the classic tradition while layering on complex, fascinating societies and future cultures with the deft touch of a master storyteller.
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Post by: Melkor on 18-02-2010, 01:55:34
verovatno si registrovao ovo, ali nisam nasao da ga pominjes

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Collecting the first four issues of a new comic book series written by Patricia Briggs and David Lawrence, with superior artwork by Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo, Mercy Thompson: Homecoming fulfills the ancient comic-book commandment: Thou Shalt Provide an Origin Story
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-02-2010, 12:19:36
Pravo da ti kažem, nisam video da je izašlo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-02-2010, 12:19:59
Paizo Announces New Pathfinder Fiction Line
Authors Include Elaine Cunningham, Dave Gross, Paul Kemp

Paizo Publishing is proud to announce a new line of Pathfinder novels to support the smash hit Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the most successful tabletop roleplaying release of 2009. Pathfinder novels launch in September 2010 with the release of Winter Witch, a new novel from New York Times best selling author Elaine Cunningham. In October, Paizo will release Prince of Wolves, by former Dragon Magazine and Amazing Stories editor Dave Gross. Additional novels—including a new adventure from popular novelist Paul Kemp—will follow throughout 2011.

Pathfinder novels are 300–page mass market paperbacks, and have a cover price of $9.99. They will be sold through book and hobby game channels, as well as directly from the publisher at paizo.com. Paizo will also offer a subscription to the Pathfinder fiction line, with subscribers receiving free electronic copies of the books they purchase as part of their subscription. Pathfinder fiction will also be available as PDFs, and other electronic formats may be announced in the future. Additional releases will be scheduled roughly every three months.

"One of the big attractions of writing for Paizo is that I know these guys and how much they care about creating a vivid, exciting world for their game. You can see that passion reflected in the enthusiasm of the fans. I’ve never seen a more devoted, creative group," said author Dave Gross. "It’s a big thrill to be a part of the Pathfinder novel line so early. The Pathfinder Campaign Setting is still a pretty comprehensive bible, but with so little carved into stone there’s enormous freedom to expand and detail the world. It’s a great place to tell new stories."

"I’ve been waiting a very long time to write a story like Winter Witch—an adult version of a Slavic fairytale, set in a land that’s both sinister and beautiful," said Elaine Cunningham. "The folks at Paizo are a joy to work with."

Details on the first two Pathfinder novels follow:

    Winter Witch by Elaine Cunningham

    ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-286-9
    Price: $9.99
    Size: 4 3/16 x 6 3/4
    Publication Date: September 2010

    In a village of the frozen north, a child is born possessed by a strange and alien spirit, only to be cast out by her tribe and taken in by the mysterious winter witches of Irrisen, a land locked in permanent magical winter. Farther south, a young mapmaker with a penchant for forgery discovers that his sham treasure maps have begun striking gold.

    This is the story of Ellasif, a barbarian shield maiden who will stop at nothing to recover her missing sister, and Decclan, the ne’er-do-well young spellcaster-turned-forger who wants only to prove himself to the woman he loves. Together they’ll face monsters, magic, and the fury of Ellasif’s own cold-hearted warriors in their quest to rescue the lost child. Yet when they finally reach the ice-walled city of Whitethrone, where trolls hold court and wolves roam the streets as men, will it be too late to save the girl from the forces of darkness?

    From New York Times best seller Elaine Cunningham comes a fantastic new adventure of swords and sorcery, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

    Prince of Wolves by Dave Gross

    ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-287-6
    Price: $9.99
    Size: 4 3/16 x 6 3/4
    Publication Date: October 2010

    For half-elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his devil-blooded assistant Radovan, things are rarely as they seem. Yet not even the notorious crime-solving duo is prepared for what they find when a search for a missing Pathfinder takes them into the mist-shrouded mountains of gothic Ustalav. Beset on all sides by noble intrigue, mysterious locals, and the deadly creatures of the night, Varian and Radovan must use both sword and spell to track the strange rumors to their source and uncover a secret of unimaginable proportions. But it’ll take more than merely solving the mystery to finish this job, for a shadowy figure has taken note of the pair’s investigations, and is set on making sure neither man gets out of Ustalav alive...

    From fan-favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical mystery set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-02-2010, 21:48:32
Unperfect Souls by Mark Del Franco

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A thrilling new Connor Grey urban fantasy

In the Boston neighborhood known as the Weird, a decapitated body floats out of the sewer, and former Guild investigator Connor Grey uncovers a conspiracy that may bring down the city's most powerful elite. As the violence escalates, Connor is determined to stop it-with help from one of the most dangerous beings of Faerie. Even if it means unleashing the darkness that burns within him.
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Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 00:07:34
Igrom slučaja dok sam proveravala da li postoji prevod na srpski bilo koja knjiga spisateljice Charlaine Harris, nabasala sam na ovaj forum i narednih par sati provela čitajući ga. Oduševila sam se brdom korisnih informacija i dobrih knjiga i već napravila spisak od jedno 10-ak koje ću čitati sledeće.
Nightflier spominje da će uskoro izaći prevod jedne od knjiga iz serijala o Suki Stekhaus, ali nema podataka da li jeste ili nije izašla. Ako neko ima neku informaciju o tome koja je izdavačka kuća izdala knjigu i da li je prevod sledećih knjiga u pripremi neka postavi na forum please. Ja sam pročitala svih 8 delova na engleskom, ali bih volela da pročitam i prevod.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 11:34:10
Igrom slučaja dok sam proveravala da li postoji prevod na srpski bilo koja knjiga spisateljice Charlaine Harris, nabasala sam na ovaj forum i narednih par sati provela čitajući ga. Oduševila sam se brdom korisnih informacija i dobrih knjiga i već napravila spisak od jedno 10-ak koje ću čitati sledeće.
Nightflier spominje da će uskoro izaći prevod jedne od knjiga iz serijala o Suki Stekhaus, ali nema podataka da li jeste ili nije izašla. Ako neko ima neku informaciju o tome koja je izdavačka kuća izdala knjigu i da li je prevod sledećih knjiga u pripremi neka postavi na forum please. Ja sam pročitala svih 8 delova na engleskom, ali bih volela da pročitam i prevod.

Prevod je gotov i trebalo bi da ga objavi IPS, međutim ova kuća je u problemima već duže vreme, a naročito otkad su kupili "Prosvetu" i "Rad", tako da se više ništa ne zna kada bi koji naslov mogao da ode u prodaju.
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Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 12:57:21
Hvala na brzom odgovoru.Baš sam se pitala zašto se toliko čekalo na prevod jer je serija odavno završila 2. serijal, a njena popularnost bi se svakako prenela i na knjige. Da li možda znaš nešto i o L.J. Smith i njenim Vampire diaries? Da li se možda pripremaju njene knjige kod nas? Čitala sam tvoj blog o vampirima i ne sećam se da si je spominjao. Naravno, i za nju sam se zainteresovala tek nakon ekranizacije.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 17:16:13
Hvala na brzom odgovoru.Baš sam se pitala zašto se toliko čekalo na prevod jer je serija odavno završila 2. serijal, a njena popularnost bi se svakako prenela i na knjige. Da li možda znaš nešto i o L.J. Smith i njenim Vampire diaries? Da li se možda pripremaju njene knjige kod nas? Čitala sam tvoj blog o vampirima i ne sećam se da si je spominjao. Naravno, i za nju sam se zainteresovala tek nakon ekranizacije.


Znam da će "Laguna" objaviti dva vampirska serijala: Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead i Betsy, Mary Jannice Davidson. Da li će neko raditi i Smitovu - ne znam, mada me ne bi čudilo.
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Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 17:29:33
Lepo. A da li može jedna preporuka sada? Nije o vampirima :)
Ne znam da li si gledao BBC seriju Doctor Who, ali ti je sigurno poznat Autostoperski vodič kroz galaksiju. Da li bi mogao da mi preporučiš knjigu ili autore slične tome, sf sa duhovitim dosetkama i obrtima? Lakše mi je tebe da pitam nego da tražim po netu i ne nađem ništa :)

P.S. VELIKO HVALA unapred! :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 17:45:57
Lepo. A da li može jedna preporuka sada? Nije o vampirima :)
Ne znam da li si gledao BBC seriju Doctor Who, ali ti je sigurno poznat Autostoperski vodič kroz galaksiju. Da li bi mogao da mi preporučiš knjigu ili autore slične tome, sf sa duhovitim dosetkama i obrtima? Lakše mi je tebe da pitam nego da tražim po netu i ne nađem ništa :)

P.S. VELIKO HVALA unapred! :)

Eh, naravno dami je poznat "Vodič". Kakvo ti je to pitanje? Humorističke fantastike ima poprilično. Pretpostavljam da Pračeta ne moram da spominjem, je li? Na prvu loptu rekao bih Rik Kuk, kojeg ja jako volim, mada baš i nije potpuno umoristički nastrojen, a potom Martin Skot i njegov Traksas... Hmmm... Moraću da razmislim...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 19:22:45
Nisam htela da te uvredim. Čim si pročitao onolike ovde navedene knjige onda si i to. Zato i stoji "sigurno". Ma ti si sigurno bio među prvima koji su se u Beogradu 2001. okupili sa peškirima oko vrata kako bi odali počast preminulom Adamsu.
Znači, Rik Kuk i Martin Skot.
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Post by: Perin on 19-02-2010, 19:41:28
Oin Kofler ;) I da. Erik Ajdl, jedan od Pajtonvaca sa svojim "Put na Mars" u izdanju Mono i Manjane, čini mi se. Koflera ili kako već bi izdaje Laguna, serijal o Artemis Foulu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 20:05:06
A nešto sa manje elfova i dvarfova, a više sa "malim zelenim" i za adult?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 20:37:58
Nisam htela da te uvredim. Čim si pročitao onolike ovde navedene knjige onda si i to. Zato i stoji "sigurno". Ma ti si sigurno bio među prvima koji su se u Beogradu 2001. okupili sa peškirima oko vrata kako bi odali počast preminulom Adamsu.
Znači, Rik Kuk i Martin Skot.

Šalio sam se, naravno. Premda nisam nosio peškir. Zanimljivo, ali fantastika s primesama humora obično je epska. Trenutno ne mogu da se setim nijednog sf-humorističkog romana, sem "Autostopera".
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 19-02-2010, 20:50:30
Ovaj Ajdlov je SF :)
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Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 21:20:02
Momci, sila ste. ;)

@Nightflier
Rado bih na tvom blogu čitala neka tvoja iskustva vezana za prevođenje i probleme prevođenja određenih dela na koja si nailazio.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 19-02-2010, 21:39:01
E da, zaboravih pomenuti, mislim da to više nema nigde kupiti, ali izdanje Alnarija, od Daglas Adamsa, "Holistička agencija Dirka Džentlija" i "Duga mračna čajanka duše" su isto humoristični fentezi, ja sam se pišao od smeha dok sam čitao. Probaj u gradskoj biblioteci, tamo će sigurno biti te knjige.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 21:49:06
Te dve sam već čitala, odmah posle "Autostoperskog vodiča kroz galaskiju" jer sam se oduševila piscem pa sam morala i to da pročitam. A pitala sam se zašto ih je teško naći u prodaji. Možda bi mogle da izdavačke kuće urede i neko novo izdanje tih naslova.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 21:53:56
"Alnariju" se verovatno ne isplati pošto se nisu nešto naročito prodavale, ali Skrobonja je preveo nastavak "Autostopera" iz pera Oina Kolfera valjda za "Lagunu". A ti se učlani na moj blog, pa ćemo popričati o nekim novim temama.  :) U svakom slučaju nameravam da pišem nešto više o prevođenju Džordanovih romana i nastavku rada na tom serijalu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 22:13:11
To bi bilo stvarno zanimljivo, barem meni...profesionalna deformacija :)
Inače imam utisak da je žanr fantazije slabije zastupljen u markentigu izdavačkih kuća. Čak i knjige Stefani Majer su više imale reklamu zbog filma nego što su to naši izdavači izreklamirali. A možda se to meni samo čini.
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Post by: zakk on 19-02-2010, 22:29:45
Ne reklamira niko žanr, samo ponekad knjige... Tako i sa Majerovom... :/


Elem, humorističke, koje sam čitao:

Robert Asprin i serijali "Myth Adventures" (fantasy) i "Phule's Company" (sf)
Piers Anthony i "Xanth" (fantasy)
Chistopher Moore sa manje-više bilo kojom knjigom, čak i nisu serijali u pitanju :)
Stevan Brust sa serijalom o Vladu Taltosu (sf/fantasy: jesu vanzemaljci, ali ima i magije :) )

Od onih koje nisam, Spider Robinson i "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon"
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 22:31:21
Dakle, ti si mi koleginica? Glede marketinga, za tim zapravo i nema potrebe. Čitaoci fantastike su stabilna ali mala populacija. Gotovo je sigurno da će se prodati nekih 5000 primeraka čega god da se pojavi, ali ne nešto više od toga. Shodno tome, čemu davati pare na reklame? Naravno, možda grešim u toj pretpostavci, ali rekao bih da je ipak to razlog.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 22:32:39
Ne reklamira niko žanr, samo ponekad knjige... Tako i sa Majerovom... :/


Elem, humorističke, koje sam čitao:

Robert Asprin i serijali "Myth Adventures" (fantasy) i "Phule's Company" (sf)
Piers Anthony i "Xanth" (fantasy)
Chistopher Moore sa manje-više bilo kojom knjigom, čak i nisu serijali u pitanju :)
Stevan Brust sa serijalom o Vladu Taltosu (sf/fantasy: jesu vanzemaljci, ali ima i magije :) )

Od onih koje nisam, Spider Robinson i "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon"

Brust nije smešan, koliko se sećam. Doduše, nisam čitao čitav ciklus. Stao sam negde kod polovine. Vidiš, mogao bih možda da ga dovršim.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 22:52:33
Koleginica, ali se do sada, nažalost, još nisam bavila književnim prevodima.
Ne mora se potrošiti mnogo novca kada bi se i neki naslovi iz žanra fantastike/sf pomenuli uz naslove o kojima se govori na radiju i tv. Ali možda su izdavači zadovoljni tim stalnim fanovima pa nemaju većih ambicija :)
Meni se svidela tvoja ideja da održiš predavanje o vampirima u književnosti.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 19-02-2010, 23:08:27
Šta znam. To je do izdavača i raznih pristupa. REcimo, Boban je uložio izvesnog truda da se "Fantastična biblioteka" pominje po novinama.

Žao mi je što nisi bila na predavanju, ali eto teksta na blogu, pa možeš da pročitaš deo onoga o čemu smo tada pričali. Prošlog ponedeljka bilo je predavanje o vukodlacima. Biće još dva o vampirima i vukodlacima, ali s muškog stanovišta. Nego, na Fejsbuku imaš grupu Nightflier's Bookspace, pa se učlani ako hoćeš da dobijaš obaveštenja o novim postovima na blogu.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Snowhite on 19-02-2010, 23:29:41
Ma ja sam to samo glasno razmišljala.
Ja sam inače iz Zrenjanina pa ako budem u mogućnosti da skoknem do bg kada su predavanja navratiću :) Sad sam ti se prikačila na blog, a prijaviću se i u grupu na fb.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: JasonBezArgonauta on 20-02-2010, 00:31:58

Trenutno ne mogu da se setim nijednog sf-humorističkog romana, sem "Autostopera".

BIL, HEROJ GALAKSIJE je masterpiece.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 20-02-2010, 00:54:18
E, vidiš, to sam nekako zaboravio... Sramota :D
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Post by: Melkor on 20-02-2010, 02:00:16
Sad cu malo da bidnem Mica umesto Mice  :!:

SF/F Humor 2009

Novels

    * Abnett, Dan, Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero.
    * Acevedo, Mario, Jailbait Zombie.
      Comments: “Comic contemporary mystery supernatural fantasy series that pays homage to pulp SFF.”
    * Bray, Libba, Going Bovine.
    * Bullington, Jesse, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart.
      Comments: “Dark, horrifying, and violent …  but it does have many laugh-out-loud moments, from crazy Medieval theological disputes and blasphemies to Tarantino-style violent humor.”
    * Carriger, Gail, Soulless.
    * Colfer, Eoin, And Another Thing.
    * Kadrey, Richard, Sandman Slim.
      Comments: “debut satiric novel about an ex-hitman from Hell.”
    * Klasky, Mindy, How Not to Make a Wish.
      Availability: First chapter online.
      Comments: “a humorous take on genies and how they can toy with the life of a stage manager.”
    * Lenahan, John, Shadowmagic.
    * Levitt, John, Unleashed.
      Comments: “not a humor fantasy per se, but got a lot of humor in its supernatural mystery with magic, music and dogs. “
    * Martinez, A. Lee, Monster.
    * McCullough, Kelly, MythOS.
      Availability: First chapter online.
    * Moers, Walter, The Alchemaster’s Apprentice.
      Comments: “He uses absurdist humor (similar to Douglas Adams) really, really well.”
    * Moore, Christopher, Fool.
    * Murphy, David P., Zombies for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead.
      Comments: “Basically a parody of the ‘_____ for Dummies’ books and Max Brooks … tongue in cheek humor with some witticisms.”
    * Pratchett, Terry, Unseen Academicals.
    * Schoen, Lawrence M., Buffalito Destiny.
    * Shaw, K. C., Jack of All Trades.
      Available for award consideration - contact author.
    * Shearin, Lisa, The Trouble with Demons.
    * Van Eekhout, Greg, Norse Code.
      Comments: “There are some grim moments, but there are also laugh out loud moments.  It’s a really funny re-envisionment of Norse mythology.”
    * Zakour, John, The Sapphire Sirens.


Liste na stranu, ima i nekakav Tom Holt koje je, navodno, smesan.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 20-02-2010, 02:19:00
Šta znam. Čitao sam neke knjige s tog spiska i baš i nisu smešne...
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Post by: Melkor on 20-02-2010, 02:40:20
verujem, meni verovatno nista ne bi bilo smesno...al' sta znam, ukusi (i smisao za humor) su cudo...
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-02-2010, 02:55:16
Koliko vidim, pola od tih stvari je manje ili više standardna ponuda urbane fantastike. Biće da si u pravu. Ko zna šta je sastavljaču spiska smešno...
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Post by: Perin on 20-02-2010, 03:01:02
Jes'. Meni su recimo od Pračeta najsmešnije knjige o straži...ostalo ima svojih momenata, ali su knjige o straži bile urnebesne.
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Post by: zakk on 20-02-2010, 11:14:37
Svejedno, ja sam se namerio na Sandman Slim. Nakon što pročitam Kamikaze L'Amour.
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-02-2010, 13:15:51
Svejedno, ja sam se namerio na Sandman Slim. Nakon što pročitam Kamikaze L'Amour.

Dobar je Kedri.
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-02-2010, 13:19:23
The Apex Book of World SF

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Globe-trekking Israeli editor Tidhar (HebrewPunk) compiles an inconsistent medley of horror-tinged fantasy tales, which may confuse readers drawn in by a title and cover that suggest science fiction. Several stories seem included for their culturally and geographically diverse authors more than their narrative merit, such as Nir Yaniv's plodding Cinderers, narrated by a pyromaniac with multiple personalities, and Yang Ping's Wizard World, an uninspired take on life inside an online role-playing game. More focused and interesting are Dean Francis Alfar's whimsical The Kite of Stars, which describes a journey across fantastical landscapes, and Tunku Halim's Biggest Baddest Bomoh, where an office drone consults a deadly shaman for help with his love life. Even the better stories fail to find a fresh take on genre mainstays like ghosts, portals and cannibals.

From S.P. Somtow's World Fantasy Award-winning "The Bird Catcher," a restrained horror tale of a young boy's friendship with Thailand's most infamous human "monster," to "Wizard World," Galaxy Award winner Yang Ping's story of high-tech gamers, this extraordinary anthology of 16 tales introduces English-speaking readers to some of the world's best writers of sf, horror, fantasy, and metafiction. Contributors include Jamil Nasir (Palestine), Aleksandar Ziljak (Croatia), Guy Hasson (Israel), Kaaron Warren (Australia/Fiji), and Jetse de Vries (Netherlands). VERDICT This literary window into the international world of imaginative fiction, the first in a new series, is sure to appeal to adventurous sf fans and readers of fiction in translation. --Library Journal, August, 2009

The great thing about Tidhar's collection is that it is full of such masterpieces. You do have to get used to having your mind warped as if by some powerful psychedelic. You'll definitely feel that way after Zoran Zivkovic and his Godot-like explorations. Or after Guy Hassan's thought experiment about the nature of mind and thought. But once you get used to the idea, you can settle in and enjoy the ride.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 20-02-2010, 15:27:39
O ovome ima negde i poseban topic, pošto i Živković i Žiljak imaju priče u toj antologiji.
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-02-2010, 16:44:30
O ovome ima negde i poseban topic, pošto i Živković i Žiljak imaju priče u toj antologiji.

Nisam primetio temu, ali svejedno nije loše da se i ovde pomene, naročito pošto mi u ponedeljak stiže knjiga, pa ću je staviti na spisak za čitanje i prikazivanje na blogu.
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Post by: Berserker on 21-02-2010, 01:25:10
Lepo. A da li može jedna preporuka sada? Nije o vampirima :)
Ne znam da li si gledao BBC seriju Doctor Who, ali ti je sigurno poznat Autostoperski vodič kroz galaksiju. Da li bi mogao da mi preporučiš knjigu ili autore slične tome, sf sa duhovitim dosetkama i obrtima? Lakše mi je tebe da pitam nego da tražim po netu i ne nađem ništa :)

P.S. VELIKO HVALA unapred! :)

Humorsticki SF a da nije Adams:
Robert Sheckley - Savrsena planeta (izdanje Polaris) i Trampa svesti (one male knjizice plave i roze boje, edicija SF-zvezdane staze, izdavac Narodna Knjiga).
Hari Harison - Bil, heroj galaksije (takodje gore pomenuta edicija), moj ubedljivo najurnebesniji SF roman.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 21-02-2010, 13:33:27
Shadow Blade (Shadowchasers) by Seressia Glass

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The heart-pounding first in Glass's Shadowchasers urban fantasy series piles on the twists and turns in a supernatural Atlanta where everyone has a hidden motive. The Gilead Commission discovered Kira Solomon's gift for psychometry when she was 12 and trained her to fight Shadow Avatars. Now 25, she mostly tries to focus on her day job as a freelance antiquities expert. Her former mentor, Bernie Comstock, brings her a 4,000-year-old Egyptian blade to authenticate, and one touch tells her it belonged to an immortal Fallen from the shadow world, who's still seeking it. When a demon murders Bernie, Kira confronts the immortal, now disguised as a young man, but she can't deny that the dark blade calls to her, as does its handsome owner. Kira's personal battle against the forces of chaos will keep readers riveted.
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-02-2010, 07:08:15
Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer

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Palmer's dazzling debut explodes with energy and invention on almost every page. In a steampunky alternate reality, genius inventor Prospero Taligent promises the 100 kids he's invited to his daughter Miranda's birthday party that they will have their “heart's desires fulfilled.� When young Harold Winslow says he wants to be a storyteller, he sets in motion an astonishing plot that will eventually find him imprisoned aboard a giant zeppelin, the Chrysalis, powered by Taligent's greatest invention, a (probably faulty) perpetual motion machine. As Harold tells his story from his airborne prison, a fantastic and fantastical account unfolds: cities full of Taligent's mechanical men, a virtual island where Harold and Miranda play as children, the Kafkaesque goings-on in the boiler rooms and galleries of Taligent's tower. Harold's narration is interspersed with dreams, diary entries, memos and monologues from the colorful supporting cast, and the dialogue, both overly formal and B-movie goofy (“I'm afraid the death rays are just a bunch of science fiction folderol�), offers comic counterpoint. This book will immediately connect with fans of Neal Stephenson and Alfred Bester, and will surely win over readers who'd ordinarily pass on anything remotely sci-fi.
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-02-2010, 22:06:04
Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds

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Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains . . . Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels - and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality - and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability . . .
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-02-2010, 11:55:00
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood i prvi tom sabranog Elrika, po ugledu na Konana. Očekujte prikaz na Bukspejsu...
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Berserker on 23-02-2010, 12:53:02
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood i prvi tom sabranog Elrika, po ugledu na Konana. Očekujte prikaz na Bukspejsu...
Elrika? Mislis, Murkoka? Jel se to IPS bacio na taj serijal?
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Perin on 23-02-2010, 13:23:47
Koliko je IPS u problemima i serijalima, da dovede jedan serijal do kraja ja ću biti zadovoljan. Neće IPS dugo opstati na tržištu, to je moje mišljenje - nemam ništa protiv IPS-a, samo da se zna, objavljuju neke od omiljenih mi knjiga, ali sa ovakvom politikom i dugovanjma, ne smeši im se lepa budućnost.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 23-02-2010, 13:43:34
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood i prvi tom sabranog Elrika, po ugledu na Konana. Očekujte prikaz na Bukspejsu...
Elrika? Mislis, Murkoka? Jel se to IPS bacio na taj serijal?

Aha. Kupili su prava na Murkokovu sagu o Elriku, koja bi trebalo da se objavljuje u tomovima kao Konan. To je kupljeno još pre godinu dana, ako ne i više. Kupili su jako mnogo sjajnih naslova, ali u velikim su problemima. Redakcija im ne prima plate - ne znam za druge sektore; prevodiocima duguju silne pare... Ja sam obustavio rad na drugom Bučeru dok mi ne plate zaostali honorar za Kiza, a verujem da je slično i s drugim prevodiocima. Jako mi je žao zbog toga, pošto imaju izvanredan izbor naslova.
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-02-2010, 19:06:34
Od danas u prodaji osmi nastavak serijala o Rejčel Morgan, privatnoj veštici. Domaći izdavač je "Laguna".

Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

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The eighth bewitching but overly dense Hollows adventure (after 2009's White Witch, Black Curse) updates the travails of Rachel Morgan, delectable magical jack of all trades. Having recently learned that Rachel is a witch-born demon whose children would be demons, a white magic coven is shunning her and accusing her of black magic. They offer her a terrible choice: sterilization or imprisonment in Alcatraz. Trent Kalamack, drug lord and elf in hiding, offers to get the coven off her back, but her double-crossing ex-rat ex-boyfriend, Nick, shows up and lands her in more hot water. As Rachel battles those she thought were on her side, her survival depends on a paranormal cornucopia of elves, demons, vampires, gargoyles, pixies, and even a leprechaun. This thrill ride celebrates the can-do spirit of one of urban fantasy's most charming witches.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-02-2010, 11:18:05
Werewolf Smackdown: A Novel by Mario Acevedo

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The fifth adventure of vampire PI Felix Gomez (following 2009's Jailbait Zombie) finds him caught between alpha werewolves battling for supremacy in sunny Charleston, S.C. When high-powered werewolf attorney Eric Bourbon tries to hire Gomez to kill his rival, Randolph Calhoun, Gomez refuses. The last thing he wants is to be the guy responsible for breaking the uneasy truce that exists among supernatural entities. But as soon as Gomez dodges that metaphorical bullet, someone tries to put a real one through him. Finding the answers will bring Gomez up against an estranged old lover and an old enemy, and just might get him killed. Characters include the usual roster of hoodlums and femmes fatales, who engage in a plethora of double-crosses and violent action scenes. Plenty of cliffhangers keep the story moving in this horror fan's perfect vacation read.

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Post by: Nightflier on 24-02-2010, 20:30:01
Where Angels Fear to Tread: A Remy Chandler Novel by Thomas E Sniegoski

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The pedestrian third novel in Sniegoski's Remy Chandler series (after 2009's Dancing on the Head of a Pin) finds the Seraphim-turned-PI drawn into the case of a missing little girl with prophetic gifts. Also searching for the child is the biblical character Delilah, now cursed to endless life without love. Naturally, the blind but still powerful Samson also gets drawn into the mix, as do the followers of the ancient god Dagon, leading to an inevitable (and interminable) showdown in Dagon's West Virginia lair. Chandler is a great lead, but the interesting supporting characters take a back seat to the generically villainous Delilah, the blustering Samson, and the missing girl's bland parents. Fans of Chandler will enjoy his developing character, but there's little to distinguish the book within the paranormal PI genre.

Six year-old Zoe York has been taken and her mother has come to Remy for help. She shows him crude, childlike drawings that she claims are Zoe's visions of the future, everything leading up to her abduction, and some beyond. Like the picture of a man with wings who would come and save her-a man who is an angel.

Zoe's preternatural gifts have made her a target for those who wish to exploit her power to their own destructive ends. The search will take Remy to dark places he would rather avoid. But to save an innocent, Remy will ally himself with a variety of lesser evils-and his soul may pay the price...
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-02-2010, 22:48:18
Evo rasporeda objavljivanja novih knjiga za mart mesec:

1st - Susan Kearney - Pendragon Legacy 03 - Jordan
1st - Brenda Joyce - de Warrene Dynasty 12 - Impossible Attraction
1st - Mara Purnhagen - Tagged
1st - Cherise Sinclair - Master of the Shadowland 04 - Lean on Me
1st - Joel Shepard - Trial of Blood & Steel 02 - Petrodor
1st - Rachel Vincent – Werecat 05 – Shift
2nd - Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall 01 - Hex Hall
2nd - Shayla Black - Wicked 03 - Delicious
2nd - Seanan McGuire – October Daye 02 – A Local Habitation
2nd - Anne Bishop - Black Jewels 08 - Shalador's Lady
2nd - Alyssa Day - Warriors of Poseidon 07 - Atlantis Redeemed
2nd - Chris Marie Green - Vampire Babylon 06 - Deep in the Woods
2nd - Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall
2nd - Erica Hayes - Shadowfae Chronicles 02 - Shadowglass
2nd - Victoria Laurie - Ghost Hunter Mystery 04 - Ghouls Gone Wild
2nd - Ellen Rendahl - Don't Kill the Messenger
2nd - Vicki Lewis Thompson - Babes with Brooms 02 - Chick with a Charm
2nd - Shiloh Walker - Broken
2nd - Tad Williams - Shadowmarch 03 - Shadowrise
4th - Maurice Broaddus - Knights of Breton Court 01 - King Maker
4th - Tim Waggoner - Nekropolis 02 - Dead Streets
4th - L J Smith – Vampire Diaries 06 - Shadow Souls
4th - Claudia Gray - Evernight03 - Hourglass
4th - Danielle Trussoni - Angelology
9th - Linda Fairstein - Alexandra Cooper 12 - Hell Gate
9th - Mario Acevedo - Felix Gomez 05 - Werewolf Smackdown
9th - Carrie Ryan - Forest of Hands & Teeth 02 - The Dead-Tossed Waed
9th - Kerrlyn Sparks - Love at Stake 08 - The Vampire and the Virgin
9th - Joss Ware - Envy Chronicles 03 - Abandon the Night
10th - Maya Banks - Sweet 04 - Sweet Temptation
16th - George R R Martin & Gardner Dozois - Warriors (Anthology)
16th - Carrie Vaughn - Voices of Dragons
23rd - Jenna Black – Morgan Kingsley 05 - The Devil’s Playground
23rd - Caroline Crane - Mind Games
23rd - Christy Reese - Last Chance Rescue 05 - Second Chance
23rd - Linnea Sinclair - Rebels & Lovers
30th - L A Banks - Crimson Moon 05 - Never Cry Werewolf
30th - Laura Bickle - Salamander's Tales 01 - Embers
30th - Patricia Briggs – Mercedes Thompson 05 - Silver Borne
30th - Richelle Mead – Georgina Kincaid 05 – Succubus Shadows
30th - D D Barrant – Bloodhound Files 02 – Death Blows
30th - Gail Carriger – Parasol Protectorate 02 - Changeless
30th - Talia Gryphon - Gillian Key, Paradoc 04 - Key to Justice
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-02-2010, 00:56:12
Sasha by Joel Shepard

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Shephard's epic gets off to a slow start as feisty bladeswoman Sasha, her master, her princely brothers and Jaryd, a local heir, lecture one another about religious differences amid a hodgepodge of names and invented terms. Jaryd saves Sasha from treachery after a fight, and the consequences accelerate toward war between the overlord Hadryn and the common Udalyn. Soon Sasha finds herself at the head of an army, facing her honest but deeply conflicted father. Rumors of war outside the kingdom point to larger conflicts down the road. Sasha is young, impetuous and contradictory, but impassioned about doing the right thing if she can figure out what it is. Once Shepherd (the Cassandra Kresnov series) finds his stride, the second half of the book crackles with intriguing characters, witty banter and vivid, realistic battles, leaving readers optimistic about the planned sequels.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-02-2010, 00:58:03
Petrodor (Trial of Blood & Steel, Book II) by Joel Shepherd

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Picking up where 2009's Sasha ended, Shepherd sets Sasha and her doughty band of human and serrin war leaders in the port city of Petrodor as Sasha's sister Alythia is married off to the noble Halmady family. This peace-treaty marriage sparks a power struggle among the other noble houses, including Steiner House, to which Sasha and Alythia's sister Marye was married. A politically minded archbishop begins bloody machinations that raise the stakes and turn allies into enemies. As in the first volume, the beginning bogs down with many similar names and a huge number of characters who tend to make speeches at one another with a lot of unfamiliar terms, but as soon as the action picks up, the banter, character development, and vivid descriptions build tension toward a gripping climax, leaving tantalizing threads dangling.

Book two in the quartet A Trial of Blood & Steel picks up the story of the brave and independent heroine, Sasha, now living in the port city of Petrodor. Away from the hills of her Lenayin homeland, Sasha is making a new life in the dark alleys and wealthy houses of Petrodor. An influential trading centre, Petrodor holds the key to preventing the coming war between Lenayin and the mighty Bacosh. Together with her old mentor Kessligh, Sasha attempts to navigate the political intrigues of the port city and find a way to stop the war. It is the serrin, the beautiful but dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh, who will be the pivotal point in this struggle. How much can Sasha trust her old serrin friend Errollyn? And how much can she trust herself?
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-02-2010, 06:15:35
Running with the Pack by Ekaterina Seida (Editor)

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Remember the werewolves of classic stories and films, those bloodthirsty monsters that transformed under the full moon, reminding us of the terrible nature that lives within all of us? Today's werewolves are much more suave - and even sexy - and they've moved from British moors to New York City lofts, shaved, and got jobs. But as the tales of these writers will show you, they remain no less wild and passionate, and they still tug at the part of our being where a wild animal used to be. Running With the Pack includes stories from Carrie Vaughn, Laura Anne Gilman, and C.E. Murphy, and they will convince you that despite their gentrification, werewolves remain as fascinating and terrifying as ever.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-02-2010, 14:15:25
Džona Skalzija obično prati nekakav hajp. Tako je i s njegovim novim romančićem The God Engines.

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Captain Ean Tephe is a man of faith, whose allegiance to his lord and to his ship is uncontested. The Bishopry Militant knows this -- and so, when it needs a ship and crew to undertake a secret, sacred mission to a hidden land, Tephe is the captain to whom the task is given.

Tephe knows from that the start that his mission will be a test of his skill as a leader of men and as a devout follower of his god. It s what he doesn t know that matters: to what ends his faith and his ship will ultimately be put -- and that the tests he will face will come not only from his god and the Bishopry Militant, but from another, more malevolent source entirely...

Author John Scalzi has ascended to the top ranks of modern science fiction with the best-selling, Hugo-nominated novels Old Man's War and Zoe's Tale. Now he tries his hand at fantasy, with a dark and different novella that takes your expectations of what fantasy is and does, and sends them tumbling.

Say your prayers...and behold The God Engines.

Dakle, pročitao sam knjigu i prilično sam zadovoljan. Nisam siguran koliko je opravdano da se svrstava u romane, pošto je prilično malog obima, ali sasvim je korektno napisana - dapače poprilično bolje od sf serijala koji ga je proslavio. Doduše i The God Engines je sf tek neznatno maskiran u fentezi. JEdina suštinska zamerka koju imam upravo je to što se čitaocima novela potura kao roman, mada sada je to izgleda česta pojava.
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-02-2010, 13:50:59
Možda ovo nije baš najbolje mesto za sledeću najavu, uzevši u obzir podforum u kojem se tema nalazi, ali tema se ipak zove "Nove knjige", a svejedno nameravam da vidim s Žarkom da malo pospremimo ovaj moj zapećak. Elem, sve više i više poznatih pisaca ulazi u RPG vode. Pooddavno postoji Thief's World RPG, a potom i Black Company, Wheel of Time, Song of Ice and Fire u nekoliko varijanti, "Gospodara prstenova" ne treba ni pominjati. U poslednjih godinu dana najavljeno je nekoliko rol plej igara smeštenih u svetove poznatih pisaca: Na prvom mestu Drezden Fajls, a sada i Valdemar, po romanima Merceds Leki. Uz sve to, Čajna Mjevil piše sourcebook za Paizovu reinkarnaciju DnDa a svi znamo da među šoznatim piscima ima ozbiljnih rolplejera. Martinova ekipa i dan-danas rola, a "Malazan" Stivena Eriksona nastao je po njegovim DnD kampanjama. U svako slučaju, mislim da ću nadalje ovde i na blogu najavljivati i novosti iz ovog sveta.
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Post by: Melkor on 02-03-2010, 04:53:25
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead

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New Vampires have evolved, and they are coming for you! Kelly Armstrong, Tanya Huff and twenty-two other dark fantasy and horror writers come together to re-imagine the future of vampires in this new collection of all-original short fiction – one of the most unusual and original vampire anthologies ever assembled.

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Post by: Nightflier on 02-03-2010, 12:15:31
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead

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New Vampires have evolved, and they are coming for you! Kelly Armstrong, Tanya Huff and twenty-two other dark fantasy and horror writers come together to re-imagine the future of vampires in this new collection of all-original short fiction – one of the most unusual and original vampire anthologies ever assembled.

SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION HARDCOVER

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U ovo je dobro. Je li već izašlo ili tek treba?
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-03-2010, 12:25:18
Shadowrise: Volume Three of Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

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With King Olin imprisoned and Prince Kendrick slain, the royal twins Barrick and Briony have been forced to flee their homeland. But both families and nations can hide dark and terrible secrets, and even if Barrick and Briony survive learning the astonishing truths at the heart of their own family and of Southmarch itself, they must still find a way to reclaim their kingdom and rescue their home- from traitors, tyrants, a god-king, and even the angry gods themselves.


Winning Mars by Jason Stoddard

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Jere Gutierrez is bucking the trend at the dying art of "linear" entertainment - what we know today as TV shows. His combination of astounding stories, captured in the moment, are captivating millions. Of course, every one of his stories are fabricated and engineered and orchestrated, even though they're sold as "real." Unfortunately for Jere, his backers have begun to see through his tricks. Desperate for another story, one large enough to capture the attention of the world, he teams up with a retired TV executive to create an ad-supported mission to Mars, complete with corporate sponsors and extreme sports events. What Jere doesn't know is just how captivating his Winning Mars will be.

Sepulchral Earth by Tim Marquitz

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Two years after the furious dead rose up to murder the living, the remnants of mankind face a brutal extinction. Wretched and broken, trading humanity for life, the survivors suffer under the inevitable shadow of death. Aided by friendly spirits, the necromancer Harlan Cole wages war against the merciless forces of the undead. Driven to bring peace to the souls of his wife and daughter, Harlan vows to return the dead to their graves, or join them trying.
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-03-2010, 14:21:36
Ovo je napokon objavljeno, pa da se podsetimo:

Spellwright by Blake Charlton

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Debut novelist Charlton creates a complex world in which magical abilities depend on the ability to handle words. Apprentice wizard Nicodemus Weal was once thought to be the prophesied Halcyon, but his inability to control spells sends him to the bottom of the pecking order. When murders and strange activities coincide with the Convocation at Starhaven, visiting wizards and druids begin to wonder whether Nicodemus might in fact be the anti-Halcyon. While the magic system is intriguing and carefully described, the setting is never fully realized, and Nicodemus's interactions with other teachers and students seem to take place in a world bereft of supporting characters. Charlton's baroque prose perfectly mirrors the central role of language and the byzantine politics surrounding the Convocation and the potential prophecy, and the innovative spell craft will please fantasy readers weary of more traditional magics.

Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text . . . but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.

Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something more than a failed wizard. When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse. But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor. He must flee for his own life if he’s to find the true villain.

But more is at stake than his abilities. For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed it will destroy Nicodemus... and the world.

Skrećem pažnju na to da je autor bradat, mada nije debeo - ali ima vremena.
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Post by: Melkor on 02-03-2010, 22:26:57
za evolve: postoje 2 datuma, jedan je sad, u martu, drugi, recimo, 15. septembar. Mozda su u pitanju USA i Uk ili kanadsko izdanje, mozda su 2 izdavaca... nisam bas istrazivao  ;)
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-03-2010, 22:48:09
A možda su ta dva datuma za dva izdanja, obično i kolekcionarsko?
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Post by: Melkor on 02-03-2010, 22:50:31
Mozda, mada onaj kovceg sa potpisima svih autora i jos nekim sitnicama ide u samo 50 primeraka (ko Boban da ga radi), te sumnjam...
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-03-2010, 03:13:21
Upravo sam pročitao novi roman Kim Harison, Black Magic Sanction - i razočaran sam. Moram priznati da mi je dosadilo da čitam o ljubavnim problemima veštica-nekromantkinja-vampirica itd. Naravno, pobliže ću se pozabaviti ovim nešto kasnije. Zahvaljujući Zakku blog mi je ponovo aktivan, pa mogu da počnem da pišem tekstove.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-03-2010, 13:30:32
Coyote Destiny by Allen Steele

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"The best space colonization saga to come along in decades" (Rocky Mountain News) continues.

The unexpected arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news-both good and bad.

The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive-and somewhere on Coyote...

Shadows in the Cave by Caleb Fox

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Fox weaves a colorful tale of ancient Cherokee legends, magic, and the beings known as the Immortals, the creators of the world. Years after the events of 2009's Zadayi Red, Shonan is chief of his people and refuses to allow his family to use magic, which he blames for a great loss. But his son, Aku, inherited his mother's shape-shifting ability and longs to use it. Just as he begins to learn his power, he encounters a violent tribe called the Brown Leaf People and is forced on a quest to the Darkening Land, the underworld, to save his sister and father with the help of his great-grandmother and unusual companions. Readers who like plenty of introspection to accompany their spell casting will enjoy this exploration of Cherokee lore combined with a classic coming-of-age narrative.

CALEB FOX came from a part of Arkansas that was originally Indian Territory.  When he was a teenager, his aunts revealed to him that the family was part Cherokee, or in their words, "redneck on one side of the mountain, redskin on the other."

After graduating college, he went to the archives of the Cherokee nation, researched his ancestors, and looked up some of his relatives. One family told him mythic Cherokee and Lakota stories he'd missed out on as a child, introduced him to ceremonies, and put his feet on the red road.

Fox lives in Indian Country. Zadayi Red was his first book.
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Post by: Perin on 03-03-2010, 14:45:53
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Spellwright by Blake Charlton

Na ovo sam bacio oko još kad si na blogu pisao, ali nikako ne mogu pronaći vremena da pročitam. Čini se da je ovo odlično. I da - Rotfas je navodno završio manuskript i poslao ga lektoru, tako da ćemo drugi deo Kingkiller Chronicles-a videti uskoro.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-03-2010, 17:01:48
Deveti Džordan bi u petak trebalo da stigne s prevoda u "Lagunu".
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Post by: Eriops on 03-03-2010, 18:18:58
Konačno, dobre vesti  xcheers.
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-03-2010, 19:27:39
Inače, roman će biti objavljen u jednom tomu.
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Post by: Perin on 03-03-2010, 19:31:05
Odličanstveno.
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-03-2010, 13:51:42
Shalador's Lady: A Black Jewels Novel by Anne Bishop

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The rambling eighth Black Jewels epic fantasy (after 2009's The Shadow Queen) doesn't glow as brightly as earlier installments, but faithful fans will cheer to find Lady Cassidy at last on track to a happy ending. Plain jane Cassie, a Rose-jeweled queen, lost her Bhak court to prettier but bratty Lady Kermilla. She's now recovered from the loss and ready to restore her new land of Shalador to prosperity. When Lady Kermilla pays an unwelcome visit, Warlord Prince Theran Grayhaven, pledged to Cassie's service, starts making eyes at their guest. Fearing another betrayal, Cassie flees to Eyota, but her heart remains with Grayhaven gardener Jared Blaed. Bishop's dialogue-heavy prose, ornate magical politics, large cast, and complex caste system bog down the narrative flow, and even the introductory guides will do little to enlighten new readers, leaving this one strictly for the fans.

Return to the "intense...erotic...and imaginative" (Nancy Kress) world of the national bestselling Black Jewels novels in this sequel to The Shadow Queen.

For years the Shalador people suffered the cruelties of the corrupt Queens who ruled them, forbidding their traditions, punishing those who dared show defiance, and forcing many more into hiding. Now that their land has been cleansed of tainted Blood, the Rose-Jeweled Queen, Lady Cassidy, makes it her duty to restore it and prove her ability to rule.

But even if Lady Cassidy succeeds, other dangers await. For the Black Widows see visions within their tangled webs that something is coming that will change the land-and Lady Cassidy-forever...
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Post by: Nightflier on 05-03-2010, 14:15:34
The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry

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In Stoker-winner Maberry's wild second Joe Ledger novel (after Patient Zero), Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science (DMS) take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers. The dangers Joe and his Echo Team warriors confront include evil boy-girl albino twins born on Christmas, each child marked with a star like the Star of Bethlehem; weaponized genetic diseases; the Cabal, whose goal is worldwide ethnic cleansing; Nazi clones; a race of slaves called New Men; a wide array of mythical beasts (unicorns, centaurs, dragons, elves, etc.); and morphogenetic monsters such as tiger/dogs and insect/humans. Joe battles these horrors with his usual ferocity, but by the end, even this superhero is reduced to despair by the toll the job exacts. While Joe has announced his retirement, eager readers can look forward to one more volume in this humorous, over-the-top cross-genre trilogy.

oe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) go up against two competing groups of geneticists.  One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele.  Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they've drawn first blood.  Neither side is prepared for Joe Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag.
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Post by: Mme Chauchat on 05-03-2010, 17:38:29
Ja koliko se sećam, Robert Šekli ima jake primese humora i parodije, pa i Džek Vens tu i tamo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-03-2010, 14:44:26
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu

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Set in late-19th-century Europe, this slim, melancholy, and sometimes thin novel affords considerable escapist pleasures. At 14, Jack, a misfit orphan with a cuckoo-clock installed in his chest, treks across Europe in search of Miss Acacia, a little singer... who's always bumping into things, he met four years before. In Paris, he finds a companion in Méliès, a lovesick, quixotic magician, and as their journey unfolds, Malzieu sketches European landscapes and crafts figurative language with irresistible relish: Miss Acacia's laugh, for instance, is as light as beads tumbling over a xylophone. After Jack reaches Spain and finds Miss Acacia, he embarks on a tumultuous relationship with his beloved that will alter his life forever. Despite a few too-cutesy sexual metaphors and coming-of-age tropes, the novel's sentimentality only rarely devolves into treacle. Calling to mind a host of cultural touchstones, from Pinocchio to The Wizard of Oz, this kaleidoscopic picaresque will enchant many adults and young people alike.
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-03-2010, 20:40:54
"Laguna" je objavila GOSPODAR DEMONA IZ KARENDE Dejvida Edingsa i LAŽI LOKA LAMORE Skota Linča.
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Post by: Perin on 06-03-2010, 21:31:14
ĐEM :) Nisam baš bio oduševljen Lažima Loka Lamore, ali daću mu drugu šansu :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-03-2010, 21:48:18
ĐEM :) Nisam baš bio oduševljen Lažima Loka Lamore, ali daću mu drugu šansu :)

Ja nisam bio oduševljen ni time, ni nastavkom.
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-03-2010, 23:41:33
A Local Habitation: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire

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Now comes the second in the series-from a dynamic new fantasy talent!

Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world had other ideas...

Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has asked Toby to go to the Country of Tamed Lightening to make sure all is well with his niece, Countess January O'Leary. It seems like a simple enough assignment-until Toby discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, and that if the killer isn't stopped, January may be the next victim.

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Post by: Nightflier on 07-03-2010, 11:30:40
The Timekeeper's Moon by Joni Sensel

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When Ariel Farwalker hears the moon talking to her, she thinks she must be going crazy. Then she discovers an ancient map, and learns that the moon is part of a mysterious summons that's calling her on a new journey.

With her surly guardian Scarl by her side, Ariel sets out on an adventure that leads her to new friends-the beautiful Flame-Mage Sienna and the mute boy Nace, who captures Ariel's heart. As the four travel on, strange things start to happen-fragments of Ariel's past appear in the present, so that it seems that time itself is coming undone. At the end of the journey, Ariel will learn where her journey began, and have a chance to save her life as she knows it.
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Post by: Nightflier on 07-03-2010, 23:07:46
City of Dreams and Nightmare By  Ian Whates

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The first in a series of novels set in one of the most extraordinary fantasy settings since Gormenghast -- the vertical city of Thaiburley. From its towering palatial heights to the dregs who dwell in The City Below, it's an incredible creation. When Tom, a teenage street thief from the depths, ventures into the uppermost levels to impress a girl, the last thing he expects to do is witness a murder. Accused of the crime, he must use all of his knowledge of the ancient city to flee certain death.
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Post by: Nightflier on 08-03-2010, 16:12:17
King Maker By  Maurice Broaddus

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From the drug gangs of downtown Indianapolis, the one true king will arise. The King Arthur myth gets dramatically retold through the eyes of street hustler King, as he tries to unite the crack dealers, gangbangers and the monsters lurking within them to do the right thing. Broaddus' debut is a stunning, edgy work, genuinely unlike anything you've ever read.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-03-2010, 13:13:45
The Line by Teri Hall

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An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the Unified States. The Line is the part of the border that lopped off part of the country, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It’s said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.

Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel’s dad died in the last war. It’s a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.

Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

City of the Snakes by Darren Shan

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The final, never-before-published volume in the noirish, gritty urban fantasy for adults from the bestselling Children's author. 'The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal' For ten years Capac Raimi has ruled the City as The Cardinal. Created by the first Cardinal to rule after him and continue his legacy, Capac cannot be killed. But that doesn't stop his enemies trying. And he has a lot of enemies. In the past Capac's always been content to wait his adversaries out, safe in the knowledge that he can't lose playing a long game. But things are changing. Rival gangs are gaining power in the City. And figures from Capac's past are reappearing -- people only he remembers, the first Cardinal's other creations, who disappeared with him ten years ago. It can only mean one thing. The mysterious Incan priests, the ancient powers behind the City, have never been happy about ceding control to Capac. Now they have a plan to take the City back. And this time Capac really could have a fight to the death on his hands!

Farlander by Colin Buchanan

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The Heart of the World is a land in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sasheen, ruthlessly maintains control through her Diplomats, priests trained as subtle predators. The Mercian Free Ports are the only confederacy yet to fall. Their only land link to the southern continent, a long and narrow isthmus, is protected by the city of Bar-Khos. For ten years now, the great southern walls of Bar-Khos have been besieged by the Imperial Fourth Army. Ash is a member of an elite group of assassins, the R shun - who offer protection through the threat of vendetta. Forced by his ailing health to take on an apprentice, he chooses Nico, a young man living in the besieged city of Bar-Khos. At the time, Nico is hungry, desperate, and alone in a city that finds itself teetering on the brink. When the Holy Matriarch's son deliberately murders a woman under the protection of the R shun; he forces the sect to seek his life in retribution. As Ash and his young apprentice set out to fulfil the R shun orders - their journey takes them into the heart of the conflict between the Empire and the Free Ports ...into bloodshed and death.
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Post by: Perin on 09-03-2010, 16:13:02
Se meni čini ili se Darren Shan okušava u fenteziju za odraslu publiku? Pročitao sam onaj serijal o vampirima, Demonatu nisam, nisam je u to vreme mogao naći u ebook...
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-03-2010, 17:25:38
Mene je smorio negde na pola serijala. Sad je snimljen film, pa valjda hoće da se unovči.
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-03-2010, 13:41:29
The Midnight Mayor: Or, the Inauguration of Matthew Swift by Kate Griffin

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It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn't so far from the truth. . .

One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are falling: the London Wall defiled with cryptic graffiti, the ravens found dead at the Tower, the London Stone destroyed. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defenses - a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends - formed a formidable magical shield, one that could protect London from the greatest threat it has ever known. But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?

Against his better judgment, Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it . . .
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-03-2010, 13:47:37
A evo šta mi je danas prijatelj doneo:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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Teenagers love a good apocalypse. Who doesn't? All those annoying rules suspended. Society's pretenses made irrelevant. Malls to be looted. School out forever.

But in The Forest and Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan's marvelous debut novel, the post-apocalypse is defined more by constraints than freedoms. The book begins seven generations after the Return, an undead plague that has ended civilization as we know it. Of course, a zombie outbreak usually means shotguns and mall looting--the very essence of freedom. But more than a century on from the Return, the malls have already been looted, and shotguns are a distant memory. The novel's heroine, Mary, lives in a village surrounded by one last vestige of industrial technology: a chain-link fence, beyond which is a vast forest full of shambling, eternally ravenous undead--the forest of hands and teeth. No villager ever goes outside this fence, unless they want to die. (And given this bleak scenario, some do.)

Mary's world is bounded not only by the fence but by the archaic traditions of her people, which are enforced by a religious order called the Sisterhood. Marriages, childbirth, death, every stage of life must be controlled to sustain the village's precarious existence. Even the houses are circumscribed--literally--with passages of scripture carved into every entrance to remind the inhabitants of the rules that sustain human life amid the horrors of the forest.

After so long an isolation, the village is beginning to forget. Some doubt that there really was a time before the Return, with giant cities and wondrous technologies. Others believe that nothing at all exists beyond the forest of hands and teeth. And nobody but Mary and her slightly mad mother believes in something called "the ocean," a huge and unbounded space beyond the reach of the undead.

Mary is the sort of teenager who dreams of bigger things. Not just the ocean, but epic romance and adventure beyond the fence, maybe even other villages somewhere out there, safe behind their own fences. She believes that answers can be found to questions like, What made the Return happen? And what was it like before?

Escaping the confines of home for the greater world is, of course, one of the great themes of teen literature. But few heroes in any genre have faced an obstacle as daunting as the forest of hands and teeth. Though Ryan's writing is as lyrical as her title, this novel is driven by the same grim relentlessness that animates any good zombie film. Elegant prose and undead hordes combine to create a story where high drama feels completely unforced, where tension is constant, and where an image as simple as the open sea is achingly romantic.

Zombies have been metaphors for many things: consumerism, contagion in an overpopulated world, the inevitability of death. But here they resonate with a particularly teenage realization about the world--that social limits and backward traditions are numberless and unstoppable, no matter how shambling they may seem at first.

And yet we must try to escape them anyway, lest we wither inside the fence.

A ovo je nova stvar:

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

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Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

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Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

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A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.
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Post by: Melkor on 10-03-2010, 22:52:13
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Mislim da ti se ovo nece dopasti.
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-03-2010, 23:28:51
Šta je džabe i Bogu je drago.
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-03-2010, 01:38:55
Zanimljivost u vezi s Martinovim "Ratnicima". Naime, njegova novela "Tajanstveni vitez" napisana je poodavno. Martin je sve ovo vreme ubeđivao Silverberga da uredi "Legende 3", ali ovaj je to odbijao. Očigledno da je Martinu dojadilo da čeka.  xcheers
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Post by: Nightflier on 11-03-2010, 15:51:57
Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman

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There once was a girl who liked to pretend she was lost. . . .
 
Meg Rosenthal is driving toward the next chapter in her life. Winding along a wooded roadway, her car moves through a dense forest setting not unlike one in the bedtime stories Meg used to read to her daughter, Sally. But the girl riding beside Meg is a teenager now, and has exchanged the land of make-believe for an iPod and some personal space. Too much space, it seems, as the chasm between them has grown since the sudden, unexpected death of Meg’s husband.

    Dire financial straits and a desire for a fresh start take Meg and Sally from a comfortable life on Long Island to a tucked-away hamlet in upstate New York: Arcadia Falls, where Meg has accepted a teaching position at a boarding school. The creaky, neglected cottage Meg and Sally are to call home feels like an ill portent of things to come, but Meg is determined to make the best of it—and to make a good impression on the school’s dean, the diminutive, elegant Ivy St. Clare.

St. Claire, however, is distracted by a shocking crisis: During Arcadia’s First Night bonfire, one of Meg’s folklore students, Isabel Cheney, plunges to her death in a campus gorge. Sheriff Callum Reade finds Isabel’s death suspicious, but then, he is a man with secrets and a dark past himself.

Meg is unnerved by Reade’s interest in the girl’s death, and as long-buried secrets emerge, she must face down her own demons and the danger threatening to envelop Sally. As the past clings tight to the present, the shadows, as if in a terrifying fairy tale, grow longer and deadlier.

In Arcadia Falls, award-winning author Carol Goodman deftly weaves a mesmerizing narrative of passion: for revenge, for art, for love.
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-03-2010, 00:19:46
Inače, naslovnicu prvog romana u novom serijalu Brendona Sendersona uradio je Majkl Vilan. Tor se bogme vraški trudi oko Sendersona.

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Post by: Nightflier on 12-03-2010, 16:21:41
Evo šta nas čeka petnaestog i šesnaestog marta:

“Terminal World” by Alastair Reynolds. UK Release Date: March 15, 2010.
“Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror” by Ellen Datlow. Release Date: March 15, 2010.
“Warriors” edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“Secret of the Dragon” by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“The Sorcerer’s House” by Gene Wolfe. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“Not Less Than Gods” by Kage Baker. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“The Trade of Queens” by Charles Stross. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“Oath of Fealty” by Elizabeth Moon. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“Bound in Blood” by P.C. Hodgell. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“Dimiter” by William Peter Blatty. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“The Alchemy of Murder” by Carol McCleary. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
"The Silver Eagle (Forgotten Legion Chronicles 2)" by Ben Kane [US debut] 16 Mar 2010
"Lord Sunday" By Garth Nix. Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2010, 02:57:10
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood.
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Post by: vilja on 14-03-2010, 03:06:17
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood.

Fino... :)
Ko je prevodio?
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2010, 04:02:26
Ne znam. Nisam još uzeo knjigu u ruke, ali mislim da je reč  o koleginici koja nije poznata.
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Post by: Dobrotvor on 14-03-2010, 18:19:26
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood.
Malo zazirem od IPS-ovih izdanja posle očajno urađenog Konana, valjda je ova knjiga na nivou. Jel naslov preveden Prava krv?
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2010, 19:00:32
Još nisam vide kako knjiga izgleda, a nisam video ni prevod. Samo znam da je objavljena. U svakom slučaju, True Blood je novi naziv zbog serije. Knjige se inače zovu Dead as... pa nešto. A šta ti smeta kod Konana?
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Post by: Dobrotvor on 14-03-2010, 19:56:24
Pa ima milion štamparskih grešaka (nedostaju slova uglavnom, na nekim mestima tačke i tačka-zarez) i u dve priče nedostaje po 6-7 pasusa. U pitanju su Kraljica crne obale i Zlikovci u kući. Video sam da je prevodilac registrovan na tolkien.rs pa sam hteo da ga zamolim da mi pošalje nedostajući prevod ako ga ima, ali nikako ne mogu da se registrujem na sajt jer mi ne stiže aktivacioni mejl.
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2010, 20:19:45
Prevodilac ti je registrovan i ovde pod istim nikom, a i saradnik je na mom blogu. Reći ću mu da baci pogled na ovu temu.
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Post by: Dobrotvor on 14-03-2010, 20:53:44
Kraljica crne obale
IV Napad iz vazduha

144. strana počinje sa "glasan u njegovim ušima.", a na prethodnoj strani, odnosno na 142. se završava rečenica.
Nedostaje od: "Twenty: then the spears of the pirates"... do "As he reeled on wide-braced legs, sobbing for breath, the jungle and the moon swimming bloodily to his sight, the trash of bat-wings was LOUD IN HIS EARS.

Koliko nedostaje može se videti ovde: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600961h.html (http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600961h.html)

Zlikovci u kući
Poglavlje III

On čeka... (nema dalje). To je na 286. strani skroz na dnu.
Nedostaje od "He waits, to be safe...." do "The Cimmerian's eyes blazed in answer."

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600781h.html (http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600781h.html)

Hvala.
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2010, 21:58:22
Otkrili smo šta je po sredi. Greška u prelomu. Prevodilac će na blogu da okači nedostajući tekst, a javiće se i ovde.
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Post by: mikoza on 14-03-2010, 22:20:57
Hvala na ovom postu todorko! I ja sam razmisljao da ovde zamolim High Duke-a, ako je u mogucnosti da postuje prevode nedostajucih pasusa (strana), jer takodje ne mogu da se registrujem na "www.tolkien.rs". Takodje sam vrlo nezadovoljan stampom same knjige jer postoji "mali milion" uglavnom slovnih gresaka (negde nedostaju, negde su permutovana itd.) koje (barem u mom slucaju) drasticno ometaju paznju tj. koncentraciju, i vise stvaraju frustraciju nego zadovoljstvo pri citanju. Narocito me nerviraju greske kod imena karaktera (likova), koje su u jednom slucaju tacne a u drugom ne. Primer: "Crni Kolos" - Turga Kotan, a kasnije dobar prevod - Tugra Kotan...da ne nabrajam sad dalje, oduzilo bi se na dve strane ovog topika  :(.
Inace, dovoljno dobro znam Engleski da bih mogao sam da prevedem dve navedene nedostajuce strane, ali mislim da je Srdjanov prevod u sustini odlican, pa bih voleo da on licno to ovde objavi. Znam da je IPS u velikim problemima, ali ako vec objavljuju ovako legendarne stvari neka obrate paznju na kvalitet istih, jer u suprotnom rizikuju da u buducnosti (mislim pre svega na drugu i trecu knjigu Konana) izgube sve citaoce (pogotovu one koji ne vladaju dobro Engleskim) koji vole ovog junaka i jedva cekaju REH-ove sledece price. Sto se mene licno tice, vec ozbiljno razmisljam da nabavim "Del Rejove" tri knjige na Engleskom. Znam da nema svrhe ovde se zaliti na sam IPS, ali iskreno se nadam da ce u preostale dve knjige popraviti ove zaista ozbiljne nedostatke.

Hvala unapred Srdjane!
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Post by: mikoza on 14-03-2010, 22:24:04
Ups! Izvinjavam se. Nightflier me je ipak preduhitrio. Zakasnio sam sa postom. Hvala jos jednom.
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Post by: Nightflier on 14-03-2010, 22:52:27
IPSovoj uredničkoj politici nema se šta zameriti, ali njihovoj poslovnoj politici mnogo toga. A to se odražava i na prelom, lekturu i dizajn. Otkako su kupili "Prosvetu" samo gluposti prave.
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Post by: Dobrotvor on 14-03-2010, 23:22:16
Moje početno oduševljenje je jako splasnulo kad sam krenuo da čitam knjigu, u jednom trenutku sam hteo da batalim čitanje, jer stvarno ima tonu tehničkih grešaka. Ja sam je u Prosvetinoj knjižari na Terazijama platio skoro 1000 din. što za mene nisu male pare. Inače, u Alan Fordu može da se nađe za 895 din. Da sam sve ovo saznao ranije verovatno je ne bih ni kupio. Ja se nadam da će naredne dve knjige biti mnogo bolje sa te strane. U stvari treba prvo ova da se proda u zadovoljavajućem broju, jer bez toga ne verujem da će biti druge i treće.
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Post by: Nightflier on 15-03-2010, 00:54:26
Knjiga će se prodati - u to nemoj da sumnjaš. A videćemo da li će se rukovodstvo IPSa opametiti i odvojiti malo više novca za lekturu i korekturu.
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Post by: Dobrotvor on 15-03-2010, 02:30:14
IPS objavio prvi roman u serijalu True Blood.

Fino... :)
Ko je prevodio?

Pronašao sam knjigu na knjizara.com. Zove se Mrtvi do mraka, a prevodilac je Zdravković Olivera. Cena je 649 dinara.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Southern_Vampire_Mysteries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Southern_Vampire_Mysteries)
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-03-2010, 00:34:05
Danas su puštene u prodaju dve poprilično zanimljive knjige:

Terminal World By Alastair Reynolds

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Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains ...Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels - and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality - and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability ...

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror by Ellen Datlow

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Compiling the finest in frightening tales, this unique anthology offers a diverse selection of horror culled from the last 25 years. Hand selected from cutting-edge authors, each work blends subtle psychology and mischievousness with disturbingly visceral imagery. In the classic “Chattery Teeth,” Stephen King provides a tautly drawn account of a traveling salesman who unwisely picks up yet another hitchhiker, while in Peter Straub’s eerie “The Juniper Tree,” a man whose nostalgia for the movies of his childhood leads to his stolen innocence. Renowned fantasy author George R. R. Martin weaves a sinister yarn about a young woman encountering a neighbor who is overly enamored with her in “The Pear-Shaped Man.” Combining acclaimed masters of the macabre, such as Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, and Thomas Ligotti, with bold new talents to the genre, including Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, this distinctive collection of stories will delight and terrify.
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Post by: Melkor on 16-03-2010, 00:41:17
Tvoje nepracenje drugih topika postaje zabrinjavajuce  ;)
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-03-2010, 01:58:40
Znam da si najavljivao, ali knjige su od danas zvanično objavljene. Bar u Americi, odakle ih ja nabavljam (dobro, iz Kanade). Sem toga, ovaj topik se zove "Nove knjige", a ovde do sada nisu bile najavljene.
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Post by: High Duke on 16-03-2010, 05:14:51
Zahvaljujem na pohvali samog prevoda, kao i na prijavi greške. Nedostajući deo teksta sam postavio na blogu da svima bude dostupan.

http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2010/03/izgubljeni-tekst-konana.html (http://nightfliersbookspace.blogspot.com/2010/03/izgubljeni-tekst-konana.html)

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Post by: Nightflier on 16-03-2010, 10:51:07
Danas je objavljena jedna od najišekivanijih knjiga ove godine, pa da se podsetimo na nju.

Warriors by GRRM and Dozois

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From George R. R. Martin’s Introduction to Warriors:

“People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing—a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original tales by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, S.M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.

Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-03-2010, 10:52:12
The Sorcerer's House by Gene Wolfe

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World Fantasy Award–winning novelist Wolfe (An Evil Guest) spins a complex, spellbinding web of otherworldly sorcery and hauntings. When scholar and ex-con Baxter Dunn arrives in the Midwest town of Medicine Man, he learns that a mysterious benefactor has deeded him a rambling old house. As the building grows around him, Bax encounters a number of wonders and terrors, including family secrets, windows into Faerie, and a murderous animal dubbed the Hound of Horror. However, the greatest challenge Bax faces may be his twin brother's jealousy and rage. Both terrifying and touching, this book of wonders speaks eloquently about the nature of responsibility and family, but Wolfe's unforgettable world is marred by stereotypes—a flighty and submissive Japanese woman, a scandalmongering journalist, a rapacious and sadistic dwarf—and a rushed, incoherent ending.

In a contemporary town in the American midwest where he has no connections, Bax, an educated man recently released from prison, is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail, to whom he progressively reveals the intriguing pieces of a strange and fantastic narrative. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is, to his utter surprise, the heir to a huge old house in town, long empty, he moves in. He is immediately confronted by an array of supernatural creatures and events, by love and danger.

His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter, piecing together more of the story as we go. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then knowing what we now know only in the end, perhaps we read it again.
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Post by: zakk on 16-03-2010, 11:49:16
Nervira me što se Vulfova dela ne mogu naći u elektronskom obliku - sem Urtova, Pete glave Kerbera i još neke sitneži.
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-03-2010, 13:04:14
Je li? Šta ti treba? Inače, imam "Viteza" i "Čarobnjaka" na engleskom i voljan sam da ih se otarasim u nekoj zameni...
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Post by: divča on 16-03-2010, 17:58:43
Nervira me što se Vulfova dela ne mogu naći u elektronskom obliku - sem Urtova, Pete glave Kerbera i još neke sitneži.
Od krupnijih ima i Peace, There are Doors, Wizard i Knight, Soldier of the Mist i zbirka Endangered Species - pa i nije bas malo sve zajedno...
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Post by: zakk on 16-03-2010, 18:32:30
Onda se a) ili nešto krupno promenilo relativno nedavno ili b) #bookz na undernetu više nije to što je bio...


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Iiii da, tačan oodgovor je pod a)

Knight je iz 2004/5, Soldier of the mist je '87 a pojavili su se u poslednjih 6 meseci max - proveravam :)

U svakom slučaju, tnx for the tip - obradovao sam se :D
(Još samo da se nakanim da čitam)

Edit: Latro je kod mene na hardu od '06...
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Post by: Perin on 16-03-2010, 19:49:43
Elem, ako neko nađe ovu knjigu koju je nightflier pominjao u ebook, od Blake Charlton, kako bi, spellwright, neka mi prosledi ako može, ja je nigde naći ne mogu pa ni na undernetu.
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Post by: Perin on 17-03-2010, 00:07:17
Evo šta ima u Del Ray-u uskoro:

http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/DRIN/DRIN_links.html#comingsoon (http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/DRIN/DRIN_links.html#comingsoon)
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-03-2010, 19:34:30
Secret of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras) by Margaret Weis

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New gods are challenging the old high god, Torval, for rulership of the world.  The only way to stop these brash interlopers lies with the five Bones of the Vektia Dragons—the five primal dragons hidden away by the dragon goddess, Vindrash, during the creation of the world.  Without these dragons, one of the new gods, Aelon, cannot seize power.  The only hope of the Vindrasi lies in finding the dragon bones before the followers of Aelon can use them to destroy the old gods.  But the Vindrasi gods have a traitor in their midst…
 
In the land of mortals, Raegar, a Vindraisi turned Aelon warrior-priest, searches for the spirit bones.  The gods have a champion of their own—Skylan Ivorson, sea-raider and high chief of the Vindrasi clans, and sworn enemy to Raegar.  But Skylan is a prisoner on his own ship. The ship’s dragon, Kahg, has vanished and some believe he is dead.  Skylan and his people are taken as captives to Sinaria, where they must fight in a game known as the Para Dix. The fates of men and gods and are dragons are rushing headlong to destruction. Skylan can stop the calamity, but only if he discovers the secret of the dragon.

Not Less Than Gods (The Company) by Kage Baker

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The ninth Company novel (after 2007's The Sons of Heaven) introduces Edward Bell-Fairfax, a child of mysterious origins who gradually discovers that he's not quite like ordinary people. Born to an unmarried aristocratic mother, raised by distant foster parents, and spirited away to boarding school by the sinister Dr. Nennys, Bell-Fairfax serves an unhappy stint in the military and afterward is inducted into the Company of scientists and spies. Using messages from the future and Charles-Babbage-meets-Maxwell-Smart technologia, Bell-Fairfax travels Europe with his mentor, Ludbridge, attempting to swing the Crimean War in England's favor and learning in the process that achieving utopian goals requires a great deal of dirty work. Plenty of cloak-and-poison-dart action gets the reader through the exhausting Victorian nomenclature (the Aetheric Transmitter, the Ascending Chamber) and discourses on the evils of misused technology.

Returning to the worlds of the Company novels, Baker delves into the history of a young man whose name has come up before. Edward Bell-Fairfax is an idealist ideally suited to the life of intrigue and derring-do that Redking’s Club provides. One Dr. Nennys grooms him, then delivers him to a residential place at Redking’s. In a Europe layered with secret societies and intrigue, riddled with astonishingly advanced technology, where the great powers are trembling at the brink of war, Bell-Fairfax and three other young men are trained to work as a team of spies and assassins. Then they are sent on a grand tour across Europe, where they experience marvels, and Bell-Fairfax proves that he was born for the work. Baker builds a fantastic alternate Europe with a deft historical touch and spins an excellent spy story around it. Not Less Than Gods is a satisfying addition to the annals of the Company that is also an engaging stand-alone novel.
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Post by: Nightflier on 18-03-2010, 00:27:34
Prvi deo Elrika u IPSu je na lekturi, a drugi deo je do pola preveden.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-03-2010, 14:20:58
Prva ruka "Poslednjeg carstva" Brendona Sandersona juče je završena. Očekujem da će se u narednih mesec ili dva dana knjiga pojaviti u knjižarama. u toku je nabavka prava za korice.
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Post by: Nightflier on 19-03-2010, 14:26:28
Elizabet Mun je jedna od mojih omiljenih spisateljica. Naše čitalaštvo imalo je prilike da s njom upozna zahvaljujući izdavačkoj kući "Neor" iz Novog Sada, koja je objavila njen roman "Brzina mraka". Munova se proslavila kao SF spisateljica, ali karijeru je počela kao pisac epske fantastike. Njena prva trilogija The Deed of Paksenarrion izuetno je značajna za žanr i jedna od meni jako omiljenih. Munova se sada vraća svetu koji ju je proslavio...

Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon

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Elizabeth Moon’s bestselling science fiction novels featuring Kylara Vatta have earned her rave reviews and comparison to such giants as Robert Heinlein and Lois McMaster Bujold. But as Moon’s devoted fans know, she started her career as a fantasy writer. The superb trilogy known as The Deed of Paksenarrion is widely judged to be one of the great post-Tolkien fantasies, a masterpiece of sustained world-building and realistic military action. Now Moon returns to this thrilling realm for the first time in nearly twenty years. The result: another classic in the making.

Thanks to Paks’s courage and sacrifice, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary captain who earned a title—and enemies—in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia. Now, as Kieri ascends a throne he never sought, he must come to terms with his own half-elven heritage while protecting his new kingdom from his old enemies—and those he has not yet discovered.

Meanwhile, in Tsaia, Prince Mikeli prepares for his own coronation. But when an assassination attempt nearly succeeds, Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords possessing ancient sorcery, steeped in death and evil. Mikeli’s survival—and that of Tsaia—depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood.
 
    Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their worlds. For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a secret conspiracy more sinister—and far more ancient—than they can imagine. And even Paks may find her gods-given magic and peerless fighting skills stretched to the limit—and beyond.
 
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Post by: Nightflier on 20-03-2010, 14:53:17
Ako bi me neko pitao (a pitaju me) ko je trenutno moj omiljeni pisac epske fantastike, odgovor bi bio Patriša Hodžel. Hodželova je kultni pisac kojuje pratila zlehuda sreća s izdavačima, tako da je u proseku objavljivala jedan roman na svakih pet godina. Prošle godine sklopila je ugovor s "Bejn buks", tako da je šesnaestog dana ovog meseca kojeg smo objavljen njen dugo iščekivani peti roman u serijalu "Kensirat". Pre nekoliko meseci imao sam prilike a ga pročitam u ARC varijanti i, mada Hodželova više nije onako revolucionarna kao pre dvadeset godina, Bound in Blood je jako zadovoljavajuće štivo. Prednost saradnje s "Bejn buks" je ritam izdavanja od jedne knjige godišnje, kao i reprint starih naslova, tako da valjda više neće biti višegodišnjeg čekanja na novu knjigu.

Bound In Blood (Seeker) by P. C. Hodgell

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Some readers of fantasy were swept away by Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind in 2007 and now chafe because there is no publication date yet for the sequel. Others prefer the grim world of A Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin and are vexed about that A Feast for Crows came out in 2005 and the next novel is nowhere near done. Pah! What do they know?

In 1982 I was entranced by the most wonderful novel Godstalk, the first book in the saga of Jamethiel Priestbane and the Kencyrath. Little did I suspect how long I would be waiting! The sequel, Dark of the Moon, did not arrive until 1985. Even though Seeker's Mask was completed about the same time, Ms. Hodgell lost her publisher. Hypatia Press released the third book in 1994. Alas our torments were just beginning. Hypatia Press folded, and Ms. Hodgell was concentrating on her doctorate and her teaching career. Finally, Meisha Merlin produced a beautiful hardcover of a new novel, To Ride a Rathorn in 2006. Shortly after that, Meisha Merlin folded! Arrgghh! Well, now Ms. Hodgell has retired from teaching and devoted herself to writing and the result is before you, a 5th novel, Bound in Blood, from Baen Publishing. Goodness me it was worth the wait but I don't know if my ticker can take much more!

Other reviews have discussed the plot. I will restrict myself to some other comments.

First, there is no way anyone can come to Bound in Blood de novo and possibly sort it out. Ms. Hodgell's story telling is layered, and everything that happens depends heavily on everything that came before. Fortunately, omnibus editions of the preceding novels have been released also by Baen, so they are readily available for the interested fantasy fan. I urge you to try her world building, starting with The Godstalker Chronicles.

Next, the cover art by Clyde Caldwell is very dramatic and depicts a scene from the novel quite well (although Jame often describes herself as flat chested, but maybe that wouldn't sell many books...). For me, the depiction of Jame on the roofs of Tai Tastigon in the original publication of Godstalk is how I will always envision her.

Finally, I am always struck by how consistent Ms. Hodgell's prose has been, crafting an absorbing story, mingling scenes of humor and horror with great power. One of the things I find so fascinating is the varied, odd and sometimes unspeakable powers wielded unwillingly by the Shanir of the Kencyrath, very unique in fantasy worlds.

If something has changed over the years, I think there has been a softening of Torisen's view of his twin sister; originally I was under the impression that he and Jame would come into mortal conflict for the souls of their people, but now it seems they need each other to accomplish that very thing.

I believe Ms. Hodgell is now rather far along with her next novel so we won't have to wait four more years. She has a wonderful and evocative voice in the genre. You owe it to yourself to immerse yourself in her world. I do wish there had been a hardcover edition. I cherish my leather bound books from Hypatia Press and the lovely edition of To Ride a Rathorn. Maybe strong sales will encourage Baen to take the plunge.
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Post by: Melkor on 21-03-2010, 13:22:22
Posto smo ovde pominjali incident:
U.S. border guards arrest author Peter Watts

Watts guilty of Blue Water Bridge assault

Toronto author Peter Watts has been found guilty of assaulting, resisting and obstructing a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.

Jurors returned the verdict today in St. Clair County Circuit Judge James Adair’s courtroom. He faces up to two years in prison when sentenced April 26.

Watts, 52, was crossing the Blue Water Bridge on Dec. 8 when he was stopped for a random inspection after paying his toll on the American side.

He refused to comply with orders during the inspection and had a physical altercation with Officer Andrew Beaudry.

Beaudry testified earlier this week that Watts tried to choke him.

Watts’ trial started Tuesday. Jurors deliberated for 5 ½ hours Thursday before reaching a verdict this morning.
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Post by: Nightflier on 21-03-2010, 15:30:39
Malo horora...

Dimiter by William Peter Blatty

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Blatty fans looking for straight-up horror in the vein of The Exorcist will be disappointed, but those with broader tastes will find this a beautifully written, haunting tale of vengeance, spiritual searching, loss, and love. In 1973 Albania, Colonel Vlora (aka the Interrogator), the head of a team of torturers, questions the Prisoner, who the reader later learns is Paul Dimiter, an American clandestine agent referred to in some quarters of the world as 'legendary,' while in others as 'the agent from hell.'  (Rumor has it Dimiter poisoned Ho Chi Minh while the Vietnamese leader was visiting Albania shortly before his death in 1969.) Dimiter escapes to Jerusalem, where he encounters a number of engaging characters, including a doctor of neurology, a sharp-tongued nurse, and a grief-stricken Israeli policeman. The complicated plot confounds until the isolated pieces of the psychological puzzle that's Dimiter match up and fall into place, revealing surprising truths.

The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary

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Nellie Bly goes in search of Jack the Ripper in Paris, falls in love with Jules Verne, weasels her way into Louis Pasteur’s lab, and finds a fast friend in Oscar Wilde. The Eiffel Tower is newly erected for the 1889 World’s Fair, which is in full swing, and a maniacal slasher, transplanted from London, has more destruction on his depraved mind than cutting up prostitutes: nothing less than the utter desolation of Paris by plague. Well over the top in believability, often awkwardly phrased (“What did that mad Russian anarchist leader have in mind?”), and often broken up with clumsy authorial interjections of footnotes and historical explanations, McCleary’s debut historical suspense novel still has one big thing going for it: it showcases an appealingly flesh-and-blood Nellie Bly, one of the first women to break into a man’s world as an adventurous and plucky investigative journalist. Fans of Arruda’s Jade Cameron and Bowen’s Mollie Murphy mysteries will enjoy Bly, another unflappable female sleuth. Let’s hope McCleary works out the rough spots by the next episode.

The world’s most famous reporter, the intrepid Nellie Bly, teams up with science fiction genius Jules Verne, the notorious wit and outrageous rogue Oscar Wilde, and the greatest microbe-hunter in history, Louis Pasteur.  Together, they must solve the crime of the century.

They are all in Paris—the capital of Europe and center of world culture—for the 1889 World’s Fair.  A spectacular extravaganza dedicated to new industries, scientific discoveries, and global exploration, its gateway is the soaring Eiffel Tower.  But an enigmatic killer stalks the streets and a virulent plague is striking down Parisians by the thousands.  Convinced that the killings are connected to the pandemic, Nellie is determined to stop them both... no matter what the risks.
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Post by: zakk on 22-03-2010, 12:35:01
http://www.readreactreview.com/2010/03/21/win-a-free-copy-of-carolyn-cranes-mind-games/ (http://www.readreactreview.com/2010/03/21/win-a-free-copy-of-carolyn-cranes-mind-games/)

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How much do I love this fresh urban fantasy debut? So much that I am going to personally buy a copy on the day it is released — Tuesday 3/23 — and send it priority mail to the winning entrant.

Simply comment on this post by Tuesday March 23 at midnight EST. Winner announced Wednesday 3/24.

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From my review (http://www.readreactreview.com/2010/03/17/review-mind-games-by-carolyn-crane/):

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    Mind Games is not romance, but it has strong romantic elements. I found it fresh, exciting, thought-provoking, mordantly funny, scary, and sexy. I absolutely loved this book.

From All Things Urban Fantasy:

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    Mind Games is actually a dark, gritty, and sexy urban fantasy that hooked me from page one. I’ve never read anything like Mind Games before,

Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings (5 stars)

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    Mind Games needs to be on everyone’s must-read-now list. Seriously – not kidding.

Good luck!

Koga zanima nek proba, možda i dobije knjigu :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-03-2010, 14:01:53
Strašno sam skeptičan prema svim novim naslovima u poslednje vreme. Prečesto sam se razočarao, a naročito kada je reč o urbanoj fantastici. Ali hajde da vidimo. Možda nađu neku novu Lorel Hamilton.
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Post by: Nightflier on 22-03-2010, 14:05:15
Ovo je nastavak roman Twelve, koji sam sinoć pročitao pa ću nešto više o njemu na "Upravo čitam".

Thirteen Years Later  By Jasper Kent

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Aleksandr made a silent promise to the Lord. God would deliver him - would deliver Russia - and he would make Russia into the country that the Almighty wanted it to be. He would be delivered from the destruction that wasteth at noonday, and from the pestilence that walketh in darkness - the terror by night...1825. Russia has been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead and the threat of invasion is no more. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, life is calm. The French have been defeated, as have the twelve monstrous creatures he once fought alongside, and then against, all those years before. His duty is still to his tsar, Aleksandr the First, but today the enemy is merely human. However, the tsar himself knows he can never be at peace. He is well aware of the uprising fermenting within his own army, but his true fear is of something far more terrible - something that threatens to bring damnation upon him, his family and his country. Aleksandr cannot forget a promise: a promise sealed in blood...and broken a hundred years before. Now the victim of the Romanovs' betrayal has returned to demand what is his. The knowledge chills Aleksandr's very soul. And for Aleksei, it seems the vile pestilence that once threatened all he held dear has returned, thirteen years later.

Lord Sunday (The Keys To The Kingdom) by Garth Nix

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Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins.

In this thrilling conclusion to Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Arthur Penhaligon must complete his quest to save the Kingdom he is heir to...and Arthur's world.

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Post by: Nightflier on 22-03-2010, 14:57:46
KRADLJIVAC VREMENA Linda Bakli-Arčer

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U godinama koje je proveo kao plaćenik lorda Laksona stekao je reputaciju užasnog čoveka. Tek nekolicina se usudila da mu se suprotstavi, a i oni su ubrzo promenili mišljenje... No ovde, gde god to „ovde“ bilo, beše sam i nepoznat i potpuno zbunjen... Nagonski dotače ožiljak na mestu gde mu se omča urezala u meso jednom davno. Treba mi sklonište, pomisli. I vodič po ovom novom svetu...


Smešten u savremeni London i Francusku u doba revolucije, Kradljivac vremena je željno iščekivani nastavak romana Secikesa Gedeon.
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-03-2010, 11:24:14
Ameri kaskaju za nama...

Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky

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The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend. More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling where previously the frequencies were full of news from Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. Man's time is over. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity's last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters - or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow, with no room for dreams, plans, hopes. Feelings have given way to instinct - the most important of which is survival. Survival at any price. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line. It was one of the Metro's best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

 Gardens of the Sun by Paul J. McAuley

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After The Quiet War (2009), the Outers flee to the farthest reaches of the solar system, to find someone else already there. The Ghosts have been planning for the future they believe is preordained and will make no compromise that might harm it. The governing families back on earth, while scrambling to deal with fallout from the war, bicker among themselves until a long-brewing revolution finally erupts. Sri Hong-Owen is still looking for Avernus, following in her footsteps, trying to unravel the riddles of Avernus’ gardens. Loc Ifrahim, still trying to gain some recognition, struggles not to get caught by the backlash against his patrons. Macy Minnot, exiled with the Outers, fights for her new community’s survival. A successful and convincing wrap-up of the repercussions of a war fought over the direction of human evolution, Gardens of the Sun is as gripping as its predecessor, with a long, complex buildup culminating in a spectacular vision of the future.
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Post by: zakk on 23-03-2010, 11:59:44
Da l' možda znaš kakve su ove stvari od Garhta Nixa obajavljene kod nas? Narodna knjiga - Alfa je objavila Sabirel; Lirael, kći Klajra i Abhorsen...
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-03-2010, 12:03:44
Romani su sjajni. Kao i ostali australijski pisci, Niks mahom beži od fantazijskih klišea, tako da je veoma zanimljivo pratiti njegov svet, a i karakterizacija mu je sjajna. Sad, ne znam šta je "Narodna knjiga" uradila s prevodom. Čini mi se da ih Nmrodela ima, tako da je šteta što ne prati forum. U svakom slučaju, sjajan je pisac, mada sam samo tu trilogiju i čitao.
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Post by: zakk on 23-03-2010, 12:05:16
Ajd će pitam nju :D
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Post by: zakk on 23-03-2010, 12:06:07
Još kad bih se setio kako se žena dođavola *zove* (gunđ fejsbuk gunđ lenji mozak)
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Post by: Nightflier on 23-03-2010, 12:29:17
Vesna Milić.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-03-2010, 09:24:42
Petrodor (Trial of Blood & Steel, Book II) by Joel Shepherd

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Picking up where 2009's Sasha ended, Shepherd sets Sasha and her doughty band of human and serrin war leaders in the port city of Petrodor as Sasha's sister Alythia is married off to the noble Halmady family. This peace-treaty marriage sparks a power struggle among the other noble houses, including Steiner House, to which Sasha and Alythia's sister Marye was married. A politically minded archbishop begins bloody machinations that raise the stakes and turn allies into enemies. As in the first volume, the beginning bogs down with many similar names and a huge number of characters who tend to make speeches at one another with a lot of unfamiliar terms, but as soon as the action picks up, the banter, character development, and vivid descriptions build tension toward a gripping climax, leaving tantalizing threads dangling.

Book two in the quartet A Trial of Blood & Steel picks up the story of the brave and independent heroine, Sasha, now living in the port city of Petrodor. Away from the hills of her Lenayin homeland, Sasha is making a new life in the dark alleys and wealthy houses of Petrodor. An influential trading centre, Petrodor holds the key to preventing the coming war between Lenayin and the mighty Bacosh. Together with her old mentor Kessligh, Sasha attempts to navigate the political intrigues of the port city and find a way to stop the war. It is the serrin, the beautiful but dangerous people from beyond the Bacosh, who will be the pivotal point in this struggle. How much can Sasha trust her old serrin friend Errollyn? And how much can she trust herself?

 A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

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Following The Thief, a 1997 Newbery Honor Book, and The King of Attolia, a 2007 Best Book for Young Adults, Turner continues her exquisite series with another rich story that examines peace, power, leadership, and loyalty. After initial, tense prison scenes focused on Eugenides, the king of Attolia, the novel’s viewpoint switches from third to first person, and Sophos, the reluctant king of Sounis who prefers poetry to politics, relates the adventures that precipitated his rise to questionable power. Tutors have drilled Sophos in imaginary attacks, but after he loses his family in a real invasion, he is bereft and goes into hiding as a slave on a nobleman’s estate in order to avoid his sovereign responsibilities. Even though Eugenides’ fans will miss his presence, he continues to pull strings from the sidelines as he joins leaders in high-priced alliances and prepares for an invasion. Turner’s plotting remains deft, and the subtlety with which she balances her characters’ inner and outer worlds will delight both series newcomers and fans, who will be waiting to grab this stand-out, stand-alone adventure, filled with all the expected intrigue and political machinations, from the shelves.

The War of the Dwarves by Markus Heitz

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The dwarves have gone to battle and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are at work.. .

A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde.

The Orcs are not the only threat. An unspeakable new power is growing and threatens the very existence of the dwarves. But both enemies have forgotten one very important truth: a dwarf is never more dangerous than when total obliteration seems inevitable . . .
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-03-2010, 13:56:55
Dobio sam danas iz IPSa "Mrtve do mraka" i "Mač sudbine". Harisova mi se na prvi pogled čini solidno prevedenom, a Sapkovskog je prevodio isti prevodilac kao poslednju želju. Nažalost, izgleda da je čovek u međuvremenu preminuo, tako da ne znam šta će dalje biti s tim serijalom, pošto nema nešto preterano prevodilaca s poljskog.
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Post by: Nightflier on 24-03-2010, 22:28:43
A Matter Of Blood by Sarah Pinborough

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The recession that grips the world has left it exhausted. Crime is rising in every major city. Financial institutions across the world have collapsed, and most governments are now in debt to The Bank, a company created by the world's wealthiest men. But Detective Inspector Cass Jones has enough on his plate without worrying about the world at large. His marriage is crumbling, he's haunted by the deeds of his past, and he's got the high-profile shooting of two schoolboys to solve - not to mention tracking down a serial killer who calls himself the Man of Flies. Then Cass Jones' personal world is thrown into disarray when his brother shoots his own wife and child before committing suicide - leaving Cass implicated in their deaths. And when he starts seeing silent visions of his dead brother, it's time for the suspended DI to go on the hunt himself - only to discover that all three cases are linked ...As Jones is forced to examine his own family history, three questions keep reappearing: what disturbed his brother so badly in his final few weeks? Who are the shadowy people behind The Bank? And, most importantly, what do they want with DI Cass Jones?

Chasing the Dragon by Nicholas Kaufmann

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 4 by Jonathan Strahan

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Strahan's introduction calls 2008 a good but not exceptional year for short fiction, and in accurate reflection, all 29 stories collected here are good, but few are great. The standouts are memorable in a variety of ways: for sheer power of narrative voice, Pat Cadigan's Truth and Bone; for human connections to inscrutable aliens, Damien Broderick's This Wind Blowing, and This Tide; for humor amid life-and-death peril, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear's Mongoose. Hard SF fans should seek out the imperiled far future Earth of Stephen Baxter's Formidable Caress, while a sense of wonder and menace permeates Peter Watts's The Island. A few stories don't feel as strong as they might have been, but there are no real wrong turns.
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-03-2010, 14:32:29
The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker

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An omnibus of Rudy Rucker's groundbreaking series [Software, Wetware, Freeware, and Realware], with an introduction by William Gibson, author of Neuromancer.

Pinion by Jay Lake

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Political conflicts and philosophical arguments find closure at last in this splendidly baroque whirl of geomancy and Victorian clockwork. Young Paolina Barthes, the gear-minded prodigy who became a target for the empire-building ambitions of rival governments in 2009's Escapement, is on the run, heading south over the Wall that God built to divide the hemispheres and keep the Earth's gear turning through the heavens. As spies and ancient secret societies scramble to find her, Paolina struggles to learn how to control her world-shaking abilities, while her heart pulls her toward Boaz, a golemlike man of brass. Lake wields big themes—magic and religion versus science, free will, colonialism, and a bit of romance—with surprising elegance, and readers will enjoy cherishing the characters and pondering the concepts of this clockpunk world.
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Post by: wolfwarder on 25-03-2010, 15:21:07
Ej, ako je neko nasao Martinove Warriorse na netu neka javi. Pao sam u depresiju ne mogu nigde da ih nadjem. Na Undernetu Mirc bookz kanal sve izlazi novo al ovo ko za inat nece. :(((( Nadam se da je izasla E book jer ako nije necu je skoro citati dok neki fanatik ne prekuca celu antologiju ili bar skenira. :))) :PPPP
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Post by: Nightflier on 25-03-2010, 23:47:00
Mislim da će prilično brzo doći u "Delfi". Koliko vidim, sada je solidan izbor fantastike u domaćim knjižarama. Video sam u "Akademiji" zanimljive naslove za relativno male pare. Svakako jeftinije nego da naručuješ iz inostranstva.
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Post by: Melkor on 26-03-2010, 02:01:36
Ocekujem je ove nedelje  xfrog A i Strahan mi je stigao pre neki dan  :!:
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-03-2010, 02:13:24
Meni su stigli The Best Horror of the Year Volume Two i The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four, ali nisam stigao da pročitam ni prethodne zbirke.  :(
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Post by: Melkor on 26-03-2010, 02:16:58
Predlazem da The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volumes citas redom. Prilicno je zanimljivo ispratiti Strahanov razvoj kao priredjivaca.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-03-2010, 03:18:35
Predlazem da The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volumes citas redom. Prilicno je zanimljivo ispratiti Strahanov razvoj kao priredjivaca.

Baš sam mislio da te pitam da li da ih čitam redom, ili ne.
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Post by: Melkor on 26-03-2010, 04:15:53
Jedino sto dobijes citanjem po redu je pracenje Strahana i, donekle, trendova u poslednjih 5 godina. Svojevremeno sam citao po par zbirki prica u isto vreme i nasumicno birao price u njima, ali poslednjih godina drzim se nekog reda, valjda ih je priredjivac slozio po nekakvoj logici.
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Post by: Nightflier on 26-03-2010, 14:33:50
Ovo je starija knjiga, ali meni je stigla pre neki dan uy neke zbirke priča, pa je nova za mene.

Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman

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With a unique, pleasingly consistent magic system based on the production and consumption of wine, urban fantasist Gilman (the Retrievers series) turns a standard coming-of-age tale into something wholly new. Young Jerzy, a vineyard slave, possesses the rare and extraordinary ability of the Vinearts, magicians who create spellwines from the most potent grapes. When someone begins sabotaging the fields of the traditionally reclusive winemakers, it is up to Jerzy and his master to save their way of life. A slow build of tension as Jerzy progresses from slave to student to spy keeps the reader engaged without any need for frenetic fight scenes. The tale is dominated by vivid, absorbing characters, and Jerzy's powerful narrative voice makes his joys and sorrows dramatic, authentic and potent. This intoxicating high fantasy will satisfy oenophiles and bibliophiles alike.
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-03-2010, 12:15:42
Age of Zeus by James Lovegrove

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The Olympians appeared a decade ago, living incarnations of the Ancient Greek gods on a mission to bring permanent order and stability to the world. Resistance has proved futile, and now humankind isunder the jackboot of divine oppression. Then former London police officer Sam Akehurst receives an invitation too tempting to turn down, the chance to join a small band of geurilla rebels armed with high-tech weapons and battlesuits. Calling themselves the Titans, they square off against the Olympians and their ferocious mythological monsters in a war of attrition which not all of them will survive!

The Barbary Pirates Intl: An Ethan Gage Adventure by William Dietrich

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During the roiling era of Napoleon's reign, American adventurer Ethan Gage is in a desperate race with the Barbary pirates - and with his Egyptian Rite nemesis Aurora Somerset - to rediscover and control the mirror of Archimedes: an ancient super-weapon that legend contends burned a Roman fleet. In 1802, this death ray could tip the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and Ethan must stop the pirates from using it against American, English, and French fleets. Beginning in Paris, the dashing Gage, with the help of real-life scientists and engineers, must not only rescue his former lover Astiza; he must also save the three-year-old son he didn't know he had. Astiza and Gage's enemy, Aurora, find themselves in a fight to the death, while the infant United States Navy tests its mettle against Tripoli. Delivering the fast-paced adventure, uncanny wit, and page-turning historical excitement that readers have come to expect from the masterful William Dietrich, "The Barbary Pirates" is Ethan Gage at his winningest, most hilarious, and most death-defying!
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Post by: Nightflier on 27-03-2010, 13:21:53
Ovu knjigu do sada nisam spominjao, a napravila je veliki uspeh odmah čim se pojavila.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation..
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Post by: Nightflier on 28-03-2010, 13:58:27
Secrets of the Sands by Leona Wisoker

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When Cafad Scratha was a child, someone murdered his entire family. People have questioned his sanity ever since. As the last Scratha, he's dedicated his life to catching the murderers. Now a desert lord, one of the mysterious elite of the southlands, he stands above every mundane political imperative and rule of courtesy--or so it seems until the king of the northlands tries to bring Scratha to heel. Scratha's bizarre reaction throws the independent southlands into chaos: he hands temporary control of his family lands over to the king, takes on an assumed name, and sneaks out of the city. The king sends Alyea, a young noblewoman, to hold the ceded prize: but while she understands kingdom politics, she's quickly out of her depth in the byzantine world of the southlands. What she thought was a quick ticket to power turns out to be a dangerous assignment that may well lead her to a literal dead end. Just as trapped is Idisio, the orphaned street-thief sent by a chance encounter into Scratha's service. As his new and throughly unstable master goes undercover, Idisio finds himself drawn into the mysterious world of the desert lords and their secrets. Idisio's growing comprehension of the world he's stepped into doesn't just change his beliefs; it leads him to an unsuspected truth about himself that will change his life forever.

Leona Wisoker got her start as a writer when she was eight, with a story about all the vacuum cleaners in the world breaking down at the same time. Ever since then she has successfully used the excuse of writing to avoid housework, even going so far as writing poetry (which is then safely locked away in a lead-lined box) when nothing else will save her from chores. Leona s work is fueled equally by coffee and conviction; she has been known to take over the entire dining room to deconstruct a difficult novel-in-progress. Addicted to eclectic research and reading since childhood, she often chooses reading material alphabetically rather than by subject or author. This has led her to read about aardvarks, birds, child-warriors, dragons, eggs, faeries, ghosts, horses, and many other random subjects. Her short stories have appeared in Futures: Fire to Fly and Anotherealm; she is a regular reviewer for Green Man Review and Fantasy Magazine. She has lived in Florida, Connecticut, Oregon, New Hampshire, Nevada, Alaska, California, and Virginia; has experienced the alternate realities of Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, New York, and Italy; and believes that home is wherever my coffee cup is filled. She currently lives in Virginia with an extraordinarily patient husband and two large dogs, and she almost never vacuums.

He Walked Among Us by Norman Spinrad

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Spinrad's shrill messianic novel reaches the U.S. eight years after its first publication in French. Texas Jimmy Balaban is convinced that stand-up comedian Ralf, a self-proclaimed refugee from a horrific world of tomorrow, could be a megastar. Jimmy drafts jaded SF writer Dexter Lambkin and New Age guru Amanda Robin to effect this transformation. Amanda eagerly accepts Ralf at face value, and cynical Dexter is surprised to find himself also falling under Ralf's spell even as the new role takes a terrible toll on the comedian. Spinrad alternates between revulsion at overweight SF fans, whom Dexter shamelessly manipulates for egoboo pussy and joke fodder, and an unshakable conviction that these Monkey People can change the world if they just apply themselves. Even Spinrad's venerable name won't sell this book to the readers he so palpably despises, leaving it without an audience.

When hack agent Jimmy “Tex” Balaban discovers Ralf on a Borscht Belt stage, his act appears to be a clever joke. Ralf claims to be from the future, shouting foul-mouthed prophecies of where we went wrong. And he delivers a harrowing message.

The world is in chaos. Our biosphere has been devastated, our air is unbreathable and the final stalwarts of mankind have taken refuge in pressurized shopping malls. Humanity clings to the last mediocre vestiges of life on a dead planet that we did not know how to save. But it might not be too late. Has Ralf returned to the past to awaken our consciences? Is he who he says he is or is he insane? And if we have one last chance to save the world, does any of this matter?

Then Dexter D. Lampkin, a fading science fiction writer, and Amanda Robin, a New Age guru-wannabe, magnificently transform Ralf into what the world really needs: a messenger sent from the future to save us from ourselves. Together with Tex they polish Ralf’s television persona to captivate America. The problem is that Ralf never goes out of character. He truly believes he is a prophet.
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-03-2010, 10:08:12
 Dweller by Jeff Strand

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Primarily known for his deft touch in combining horror and comedy, Dweller is Jeff Strand's second 'serious' novel, following the Bram Stoker Award nominated Pressure, and with his newest offering Strand may well see another Stoker nomination headed his way.

Dweller introduces us to Toby, an 8 year old with an active imagination and difficulty making friends. Though he's been told by his parents not to, Toby enjoys playing in the woods that border the backyard of his house. Lost in fantasy while playing one summer day, Toby comes to find himself deep in the woods... much deeper, in fact, than he's ever been. Scared of the trouble he'll be in when he gets home late, Toby desperately tries to find his way out of the woods, but what he finds instead will change his life forever.

Toby, you see, finds a monster. An honest-to-goodness, hairy, yellow-eyed, razor-clawed, fanged beast. Of course Toby does what any 8 year old would do under the circumstances... runs away! Once safely back at home he's chastised by his parents for his misadventure, and as the summer passes Toby convinces himself he didn't really see a monster in the woods. He couldn't have, right? Monsters don't exist.

Flash forward seven years to a Toby who has made the woods his place of refuge from the bullies at school and tedious evenings with his family. While exploring one day after school Toby discovers a cave, which he proceeds to investigate with the notion that it may be his ticket to getting some friends, maybe even a girlfriend, if he has a cool cave-fort he can bring them to. Instead, Toby comes face to face with the same monster that he had convinced himself years ago didn't exist. The now older, (slightly) bolder Toby doesn't run away this time, but instead offers the monster food, tries to communicate with it and, ultimately, becomes friends with and names it Owen. What unfolds from there over the course of the story is a wonderful exploration of the strange, but genuine friendship that develops between Toby and Owen, one that lasts for over fifty years.

Strand does a magnificent job using brief 'glimpses' chapters to jump the story ahead over blocks of time, stopping for a more in-depth look at various milestone moments along the way in Toby's life - college, first job, marriage, children, divorce, addiction, retirement - and how each affects his friendship with Owen. On the surface just a 'monster story', Dweller also operates on a much deeper level. Strand has, in deceptively simple fashion, written a beautiful story which explores the complicated nature of relationships, loyalties, and how one decides who the most important person in their life is. The implications of the final, heart-breaking scene will stay with you long after you've finished. What Strand has accomplished with Dweller is nothing short of amazing, and you owe it to yourself to experience it.

Jeff Strand is the author of over a dozen books, including The Sinister Mr. Corpse, Benjamin's Parasite, The Severed Nose, and the Andrew Mayhem series. If you've not previously read anything by Strand you're excused for being late to the party, but it's time for you to come in and get acquainted.
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Post by: Nightflier on 30-03-2010, 10:09:29
The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

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A young woman travels alone to a remote island to uncover a past she never knew was hers in this thrilling modern ghost story

When a mysterious letter lands in Hallie James’s mailbox, her life is upended. Hallie was raised by her loving father, having been told her mother died in a fire decades earlier. But it turns out that her mother, Madlyn, was alive until very recently. Why would Hallie’s father have taken her away from Madlyn? What really happened to her family thirty years ago?

In search of answers, Hallie travels to the place where her mother lived, a remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes. The stiff islanders fix her first with icy stares and then unabashed amazement as they recognize why she looks so familiar, and Hallie quickly realizes her family’s dark secrets are enmeshed in the history of this strange place. But not everyone greets her with such a chilly reception—a coffee-shop owner and the family’s lawyer both warm to Hallie, and the possibility of romance blooms. And then there’s the grand Victorian house bequeathed to her—maybe it’s the eerie atmosphere or maybe it’s the prim, elderly maid who used to work for her mother, but Hallie just can’t shake the feeling that strange things are starting to happen . . .

In The Tale of Halcyon Crane, Wendy Webb has created a haunting story full of delicious thrills, vibrant characters, and family secrets.
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-03-2010, 12:38:32
Changeless by Gail Carriger

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Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.

But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can.

She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee

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A young spiritwalker of the Aniw and a captain in the Ciracusan army find themselves unexpectedly thrown together. The Aniw girl, taken prisoner from her people, must teach the reluctant soldier a forbidden talent - one that may turn the tide of the war and will surely forever brand him an outcast.

From the rippling curtains of light in an Arctic sky, to the gaslit cobbled streets of the city, war is coming to the frozen north. Two people have a choice that will decide the fates of nations - and may cast them into a darkness that threatens to bring destruction to both their peoples.)

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien

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It’s been 300 years since Lake Michigan became Unlake Michigan; the “cool age” is only hazily known to residents of Wharfton, a small village that sits alongside the walled city of the Enclave. Gaia is 16 and works in Western Sector Three with her mother delivering babies, “advancing” the first three per month to live a better life inside the city. It’s a wrenching routine Gaia doesn’t question until her parents are mysteriously arrested by Enclave authorities. Gaia’s rescue attempt is fraught with peril—the burn scar on her face marks her as a “freak” who would never be allowed into the Enclave’s exclusive gene pool—and soon she herself is tossed into a cell with other female physicians. Although the setup suggests speculative fiction, O’Brien’s concerns are corporeal; her impulsive and spirited heroine (who even resists, yes, romance) is the kind readers adore. The facts behind inbreeding and the numerous birthing scenes will give this an added appeal to science-minded teens. Continual revelations push this toward an ending that hints at more to come.
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Post by: Nightflier on 31-03-2010, 13:02:37
Embers by Laura Bickle

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Truth burns.Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it.Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-04-2010, 12:49:17
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5) by Patricia Briggs

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Coyote-shifting garage mechanic Mercedes Thompson, now mated to Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, embarks on her exciting fifth dark fantasy adventure (after 2009's bestselling Bone Crossed). Three subplots—Mercy's attempt to return a magical book to a fae friend-of-a-friend, her difficulties integrating into Adam's pack, and her roommate Samuel's misery over being a lone Alpha—come together seamlessly, and excitement builds as Mercy and her loved ones go through ever more intense experiences, including a house fire, a suicide attempt, a death sentence, and a reunion between long-ago loves. Briggs creates both well-rounded characters and a complex mythology, resulting in a rich read that's far more than a series of action adventures strung together. Fans of the series will be thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or risk drowning in the immersive world-building.

The fifth Mercy Thompson yarn has the garage mechanic-to-coyote shape-shifter, who could use a little relaxation after whacking all those vampires in Bone Crossed (2009), up to her armpits in romantic and supernatural trouble. Her housemate Sam, a lone werewolf, has developed suicidal depression from the conflict of his two natures. Mercy herself is still working out the relationship with Adam, her bonded mate and the leader of a werewolf pack, which has been put in the danger posed by a jealous female werewolf. Then Mercy gets a call asking her to check on a comrade who may have gone missing. The Fae may be involved. Ai-yi-yi. There’s a lot going on in Silver Borne, but its pacing is practically perfect as it shifts between introspection and sudden action. Mercy is back in the West after the New Orleans setting of Bone Crossed, so most of the characters will be familiar to readers of the first three of Mercy’s now eagerly awaited adventures as well as their graphic-novel prequel, Homecoming (2009). A must for anyone following the series, one that should also be popular among fans of paranormal romance.


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A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day

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First published in 2006 by Black Heron Press, Day's intense debut opens in the year 2027 with the world on the verge of economic and environmental collapse as nations wage war over a rapidly diminishing oil supply. Army engineer Eduardo Torres accidentally discovers plans for a quantum battery, which could solve Earth's energy crisis. Instead of sharing it, Torres sets up his own rogue state, builds a fleet of starships and takes them through a wormhole to the Holzstein System, only to be attacked first by other humans and then by what appear to be aliens determined to destroy humankind. Though marred by a few technological improbabilities, this well-written, decidedly grim novel is replete with strong, thorny characters, fast-paced action sequences and rich descriptions of human folly and true heroism

Weaver (Time's Tapestry) by Stephen Baxter

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The concluding volume of the acclaimed Time's Tapestry series.

In the early days of WWII, the Nazis have a secret plan, far grander than simply subjugating an enemy. And three people are caught up in a conspiracy that threatens the fabric of the tapestry of time.

Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness by Michael J. Sullivan

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troubled childhood, the loss of his mother, even the degradation of living on the city streets. Now he’s raising his teenaged daughter, Elizabeth, on his own and doing the best he can at work and at home. But he’s turned his back on his faith—that is, until the morning Michael and Elizabeth volunteer for a food pantry at their local church. While storing boxes in the basement, they step through a mysterious door . . . and find themselves in first-century Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Jesus Christ’s life. It is a dangerous and violent place, where doing what your heart tells you is right can get you imprisoned—or worse—and they are thankful to take refuge with a kind widow. But when they come face-to-face with Judas Iscariot and the condemned Christ himself, Michael realizes that before they can escape Jerusalem, he must experience history’s most necessary and shattering heartbreak—and that pain and loss must happen if Michael is to be set free: to live, love, and reclaim the blessings he has in the present day.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-04-2010, 12:54:02
Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear

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Into a slim volume Bear packs the kind of intrigue, detailed world building, and passionate characters found in her longer books. Aging artificer Bijou, a wizard of Messaline, remains spry because she works the forge during the building of her beloved bone and jewel creatures. One equinox, her former apprentice Brazen brings her a feral child, poisoned by sorcery, and Bijou fashions an arm of bones and pearl for it. The child, whom Bijou calls Emeraude, turns out to be the opening salvo in a battle between Bijou and her old nemesis and former lover, who has created a plague that is poisoning the city. Bijou, of course, is the only one with any hope of saving the city from this necromancy. In the ensuing struggle, decades of betrayal are finally resolved. Because of the scale of the novella, many things are only hinted in it, so artfully that what are tantalizing glimpses of its world seem much, much larger than the page count would seem to allow.
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Post by: Melkor on 01-04-2010, 18:38:13
Podmentuse ti tzv. Baxterovo jaje, Weaver je iz 2008  xfrog
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-04-2010, 21:38:15
Znam. Piše. Ali ovo je novo izdanje, a oni to rade samo ako planiraju da puste nešto novo od istog autora, pa nije loše pomenuti.
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Post by: Melkor on 01-04-2010, 21:47:03
Ma da, zapocinje novi serijal.
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Post by: Nightflier on 01-04-2010, 22:31:55
Ma da, zapocinje novi serijal.

Znao sam. :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 02-04-2010, 10:01:46
Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) by Jim Butcher

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The fast-paced and compelling 12th book in Butcher's bestselling series (after 2009's Turn Coat) is aptly titled. Beginning with the revelation that wizard detective Harry Dresden has a daughter, Butcher throws one high-stakes curveball after another at his hero. Harry's ex-girlfriend, Susan Rodriguez, discloses young Maggie's existence after vampire Red Court duchess Arianna Ortega kidnaps the child. Ortega holds Harry responsible for the death of her husband and is planning to offer Maggie as a human sacrifice. With a fragile peace in place between the Red Court and the White Council of wizards, Harry is unable to count on them for support in his rescue mission, and he must compromise almost everything he believes in to save his daughter. Butcher is deft at relieving some of the tension and grimness with bursts of gallows humor that keep readers coming back for more.

The twelfth Dresden Files novel (following Turncoat, 2009) finds the licensed PI and professional wizard Harry Dresden confronted with some shocking news: he has an eight-year-old daughter, and she’s been kidnapped by Red Court vampires. Harry is willing to risk everything to rescue her, even if it means turning his own life upside down. At more than 500 pages, this is one the longest books in the series, but it doesn’t move slowly; in fact, the entire novel takes place over only a few days as Harry races to rescue his daughter before she is sacrificed in a powerful black-magic rite. The taut and sometimes twisty plot is full of surprises and changes for Harry and his friends and family. Changes is a compelling installment in what continues to be an outstanding series. All the regulars (including cop Murphy; Harry’s half brother, vampire Thomas; Sanya the Knight; and Harry’s apprentice, Molly) are featured, as they, too, risk everything to save Harry’s daughter. After the cliff-hanger ending, readers will be clamoring for the next book. A can’t-miss entry in one of the best urban-fantasy series currently being published.

Dobio sam juče pre zvaničnog puštanja u prodaju, pošto sam prevodilac!  :!: :!: :!:
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2010, 11:05:03
Songs of Love and Death by GRRM and Gardner Dozois

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-Jim Butcher, "Love Hurts" (a Harry Dresden story)
-Jo Beverly, "The Marrying Maid"
-Carrie Vaughn, "Rooftops"
-M.L.N. Hanover, "Hurt Me"
-Cecelia Holland, "Demon Lover"
-Melinda M. Snodgrass, "The Wayfarer's Advice" (an Imperials story)
-Robin Hobb, "Blue Boots"
-Neil Gaiman, "The Thing About Cassandra"
-Marjorie M. Liu, "After the Blood"
-Jacqueline Carey, "You and You Alone" (a Kushiel story)
-Lisa Tuttle, "His Wolf"
-Linnea Sinclair, "Courting Trouble"
-Mary Jo Putney, "The Demon Dancer"
-Tanith Lee, "Under/Above the Water"
-Peter S. Beagle, "Kashkia"
-Yasmine Galenorn, "Man in the Mirror"
-Diana Gabaldon, "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" (an OUTLANDER spinoff)

The anthology will be published in hardback in November.
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Post by: zakk on 03-04-2010, 11:15:49
Taj Martin baš iskušava strpljenje svojih fanova, radi neke Songs of... a nije Songs of Ice and Fire :)
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2010, 11:41:13
Pa zainatio se pa neće. Koliko sam čuo, završio je "Ples s zmajevima", ali namerno neće da ga pušta u štampu.
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Post by: zakk on 03-04-2010, 12:28:26
?!
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Post by: Nightflier on 03-04-2010, 14:50:27
Priča je da je počeo da dobija neke pretnje od fanova i optužbe da je prevario fandom i da će da "pull a Jordan" - pa je popizdeo.
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Post by: Nightflier on 04-04-2010, 13:33:27
Full Moon City by Darrell Schweitzer (Editor), Martin H. Greenberg (Editor)

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Weird Tales co-editor (and occasional PW reviewer) Schweitzer and anthology powerhouse Greenberg offer up an uneven collection of urban werewolf tales written by some of fantasy's biggest names. Given the theme, Schweitzer's own contribution, the humorous vampire-centric piece Kvetchula's Daughter, is out of place. Far stronger is Holly Black's The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue, in which a werewolf actress explores the power of transformation. Tanith Lee's Sea Warg focuses on a more amphibious shape-shifter, while Esther Friesner's No Children, No Pets is cleverly executed and entertaining. Very few other stories rise above satisfactory or mildly memorable. For every tale that pushes the boundaries, two more are content to go through the motions, making this a fairly average affair.

DANGER LURKS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY . . . BUT NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT. From New York to Los Angeles to Bucharest, fifteen never-before-published tales by some of the world’s finest fantasy and horror writers celebrate the newest incarnations of an age-old terror that strikes when the moon is full . . . the werewolf. No longer confined to the forests, these modern monsters can be found in places you frequent every day—and never before thought to fear.CARRIE VAUGHN’s popular werewolf radio host Kitty Norville is drawn into a controversy as to whether it’s fair to ban lycanthropy from professional sports. New York’s famous Plaza Hotel is the setting for ESTHER M. FRIESNER’s tale of one very grisly little girl, while Beverly Hills may never quite recover from RON GOULART’s middle-aged Hollywood screenwriter who falls prey to a most unusual problem. Celebrated fantasy author PETER S. BEAGLE tells a chillingly lyrical story of three Louisiana loup garoux locked into a deadly dance of death. Plus many more biting tales from award-winning authors:HOLLY BLACK • P.D. CACEK • GREGORY FROST • TANITH LEE HOLLY PHILLIPS • MIKE RESNICK • DARRELL SCHWEITZER • LISA TUTTLE IAN WATSON • GENE WOLFE • CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO
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Post by: Nightflier on 06-04-2010, 16:20:21
U naredna dva meseca "Laguna" će objaviti moj prevod "Poslednjeg carstva" Brendona Sandersona. Do kraja godine biće gotove i deseta i jedanaesta knjiga "Točka vremena", ali dvanaestu neću početi da prevodim dok se ne pojavi njen drugi deo. U toku je druga ruka lekture i pregovori oko naslovnica za "Poslednje carstvo".
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2010, 15:53:32
Watcher of the Dead: Book Four of Sword of Shadows by J. V. Jones

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The epic fourth novel of the Sword of Shadows fantasy series

In this powerful saga of redemption and renewal, J. V. Jones brings to vivid life the magnificent tapestry of a world at once desperately fighting for survival against supernatural monsters and rent by internecine warfare. The frozen land at the north of the world was once ruled by a legendary nation of superhuman warriors. But that age has passed, leaving ancient clans to struggle for dominance as supernatural forces beyond their control threaten their very existence.

Amid the chaos of world-changing violence, unlikely heroes emerge. An unwanted warrior, a forsaken woman of power, the betrayed widow of a slain clan chief: these are the heroes rising to claim what has been taken from them and to reshape the world.

In a sharply observed narrative that illuminates these riven lives, Jones has crafted a human drama full of the excitement, suspense, and sheer storytelling power that have made the Sword of Shadows a fantasy series that transcends genre to become a memorable tale of human striving and triumph that speaks to readers as have few others.
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2010, 16:05:53
RUNE by Džoana Haris

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Pet stotina godina posle Propasti sveta, a u podrumu ponovo goblini...

Medi je dodirnula poslednju runu.
Izgovorila je vradžbinu.
Brdo se uz tresak otvori...

Medi je oduvek bila neprilagođena. Rođena sa runom boje rđe na ruci – koju su seljani nazivali ružnim belegom – obeležena je tim znakom starih bogova, znakom magije.

A svi znaju da je magija opasna. Osim Medi, koja misli da je magija zapravo zabavna. Sve dosad. Jer odjednom joj njen prijatelj Jednooki, skitnica iz Tuđine, traži da otvori Brdo crvenog konja i da se spusti u Donji svet – u kome sve vrvi od goblina i mnogo gorih stvari – i donese relikviju starih bogova...

Pune varki, magije i čarolije nordijskih mitova, „Rune“ su izuzetno dovitljiva i neverovatno maštovita epska fantastična avantura.

„Goblini, čarolije, drevni bogovi i podzemne avanture.“ Sunday Telegraph

„Luda zabava, [...] magične transformacije, mreže plave vatre i odvažna junakinja.“ The Times

„Moćno, uzbudljivo i duhovito, [...] dešavanjima nikad kraja, magija je briljantna.“
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„Izvrstan roman... Mnogo više od obične šetnje kroz stare sage: Harisova je uspela da od mita istka nešto u potpunosti svoje.“ Dathray
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2010, 16:08:35
PRVOROĐENI by Artur Klark i Stiven Bakster

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Završetak Vremenske odiseje.
 
Prvorođeni, misterioznu rasu vanzemaljaca, pokušavaju da zaustave razvoj ljudske civilizacije primenjujući tehnologiju koja se graniči s magijom.

Njihovo prvo delo bio je Diskontiuitet, u kome su sa Zemlje izdvojeni segmenti iz različitih istorijskih epoha i potom ponovo spojeni u jedan novi svet nalik na „pačvork“. Taj čudni, novi svet dobio je i novo ime: Mir. Bizeza Dat, članica Ujedinjenih nacija Mira stupila je u komunikaciju s tuđinskim artefaktom. Njegova svrha je bila nedokučiva, a moć božanska – moć koja ju je konačno vratila na Zemlju, gde je odigrala važnu ulogu u trci čovečanstva s vremenom, u pokušaju da spreči sudnji dan: moćnu oluju sa Sunca koju su Prvorođeni izazvali u želji da istrebe život s planete. Kataklizma je bila sprečena uz nezamislivo visoku cenu. Sada, dvadeset sedam godina kasnije, Prvorođeni su opet tu.   

Ovog puta oni napadaju svom snagom: prema Zemlji upućuju „kvantnu bombu“. Mehanizam tog kosmološkog oružja naučnicima ljudskog roda gotovo je nedokučiv. Bomba se ne može zaustaviti, niti uništiti – i konačno će zbrisati svet. 

U očajničkom traganju za odgovorima, Bizeza najpre dospeva na Mars, a potom i na Mir, kome i samom preti zatiranje. Čini se da je kraj neizbežan. Međutim, u trenutku kad čovečanstvo sagledava sasvim nove, iznenađujuće činjenice o prirodi Prvorođenih i njihovim zastrašujućim planovima u vezi s ljudskom rasom, iz sveta udaljenog mnogo svetlosnih godina pojavljuje se neočekivani saveznik.

„Čudesno priča... svojim dramatičnim idejama o suštini postojanja oduzima dah.“
Chicago Tribune
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Post by: Perin on 09-04-2010, 17:47:25
Jel Watcher of the dead izašao? Ili tek treba?
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2010, 18:50:35
HC izlazi za četiri dana. Jedan moj kolega je dobio ARC pa znam da nije laža.
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Post by: Perin on 09-04-2010, 19:36:54
Ok, pošto sam odmah otišao na mirc da vidim ima li ebook, ali još nema, pa sam se zbunio sav :D
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Post by: zakk on 09-04-2010, 23:20:36
Jel IKO imao ŽIVACA da pogleda šta je Baxter pisao za Klarka? Stvarno nemam nikakve informacije o ovome, samo mi se složi na pomisao...
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Post by: Nightflier on 09-04-2010, 23:51:54
Jel IKO imao ŽIVACA da pogleda šta je Baxter pisao za Klarka? Stvarno nemam nikakve informacije o ovome, samo mi se složi na pomisao...

Mrzim Bakstera.
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-04-2010, 10:09:27
The Tel Aviv Dossier by  Lavie Tidhar, Nir Yaniv, Erik Mohr (Illustrator)

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The wind picks up even more, pushing me, as if it's trying to jerk the camera away from my hands. I spin around and the camera pans across the old bus terminal and someone screams . . .

Into the city of Tel Aviv the whirlwinds come, and nothing will ever be the same.

Through a city torn apart by a violence they cannot comprehend, three disparate people a documentary film-maker, a yeshiva student, and a psychotic fireman must try to survive, and try to find meaning: even if it means being lost themselves. As Tel Aviv is consumed, a strange mountain rises at the heart of the city, and shows the outline of what may be another, alien world beyond. Can there be redemption there? Can the fevered rumours of a coming messiah be true?

As the city loses contact with the outside world and closes in on itself, as the few surviving children play and scavenge in the ruins, can innocence survive, and is it possible for hope to spring amid such chaos?

A potent mixture of biblical allusions, Lovecraftian echoes, and contemporary culture, The Tel Aviv Dossier is part supernatural thriller, part meditation on the nature of belief an original and involving novel painted on a vast canvas in which, beneath the despair, humour is never absent.
Experience the last days of Tel Aviv . . .
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Post by: zakk on 10-04-2010, 11:01:57
Jel IKO imao ŽIVACA da pogleda šta je Baxter pisao za Klarka? Stvarno nemam nikakve informacije o ovome, samo mi se složi na pomisao...


Mrzim Bakstera.

Mda... eto... nova SF knjiga a niko neće ni da je pogleda. Baš smo nezahvalna publika... al kad štampaju gluposti... :/
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Post by: Nightflier on 10-04-2010, 11:11:27
Svojevremeno, kad sam odlazio iz "Lagune", rekao sam Dejanu da je pogrešio što je objavio Bakstera. Tada ga je ZŽ nagovorio na to. On mi je odgovorio da se knjiga dobro prodaje, nešto tipa dvestotinak primeraka mesečno, tako da očigledno ima ljudi koji će da kupe i masnu krpu ako na njoj piše "Artur Klark".
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Post by: Nightflier on 12-04-2010, 08:49:03
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (Myths) (Hardcover) by Philip Pullman

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This is a story. In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories. -- Please note that orders are randomly processed. This book is published with two different coloured covers and the colour of cover you will receive cannot be guaranteed.
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-04-2010, 12:06:49
Aman, ljudi, pa radi li neko ovde sem mene? Novi sf roman - a niko da javi.

RUGOBE - Skot Vesterfeld

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U svetu izuzetne lepote svako normalan je rugoba.

Tali uskoro treba da napuni šesnaest godina i ne može to da dočeka, ali ne zbog vozačke dozvole – već da bi se prolepšala. U Talinom svetu, sa šesnaest godina odlaziš na operaciju koja te od ogavne rugobe pretvara u zanosnu lepoticu, posle čega se lansiraš u raj visoke tehnologije, s jednim jedinim zadatkom – da se odlično provodiš. Tali od toga deli svega nekoliko nedelja.

Međutim, Talina nova drugarica Šaj ne želi da postane lepa. Ona bi radije okušala život izvan grada. Pošto Šaj pobegne, Tali otkriva potpuno novu stranu sveta lepih ljudi – a ona nije ni najmanje lepa. Vlasti stavljaju Tali pred najgori mogući izbor: ili će pronaći drugaricu i prijaviti je ili nikad neće postati lepa.

Odluka koju bude donela zauvek će joj promeniti život.

Svako može postati očaravajući supermodel. Šta tu nije u redu?
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Post by: Nightflier on 16-04-2010, 23:37:57
Izgleda da nismo stavili sličicu za ovo, mada se meni sve čini da jesmo:

LAŽI LOKA LAMORE - Skot Linč

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„Sveža, originalna i očaravajuća priča iz pera pisca koji istinski obećava.“
Džordž R. R. Martin

Ljudi pričaju da je Trn Kamora nepobediv u borbi. Pričaju da krade od bogatih i daje siromašnima. Kažu da je delom čovek, delom legenda, a uglavnom ulična glasina. I u svemu greše. Tek prosečne visine, mršav i prilično nevešt s mačem, Lok Lamora je čuveni Trn, a njegovo najopasnije oružje su pamet i lukavstvo. On krade od bogatih – samo od njih i vredi krasti – ali siromašni neka idu i kradu sami za sebe. Ono što Lok uspe da na prevaru dobije pripada isključivo njemu i njegovoj družini prevaranata i lopova: Gospodstvenim nitkovima. Kamor je njihov grad. Sagradila ga je od prastakla rasa koju niko ne pamti; to je grad pokretnih praznika, prljavih kanala, baroknih palata i prepunih grobalja. Dom je plemićima, trgovcima, vojnicima, prosjacima, bogaljima i divljoj uličnoj deci. Kao i kapa Barsaviju, kriminalnom geniju koji gradom vlada. Međutim, pronose se šapati da je kapi stigao izazov. Izazov od čoveka koga niko nikada nije video, čoveka kome nijedno oružje ne može ništa. Sivi Kralj dolazi. Nikome ne bi bilo pametno da se nađe između kapa Barsavija i Sivog Kralja. Čak ni takvom smrtonosnom mačevaocu kao što je Trn Kamora. A tek Loku Lamori...

„Visokooktanska fantastika. Veliki, vratoloman i urnebesan roman.“
Ričard Martin
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Post by: Nightflier on 17-04-2010, 00:27:08
The King of the Crags by Stephen Deas

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Prince Jehal has murdered, poisoned and betrayed his way to the top. There is a new speaker for the realms, his opposition has been crushed, now he just has to enjoy the fruits of power. And yet ...He feels more for the wife he married for power than perhaps he should and his lover knows it. And out in the realms those loyal to the old regime are still plotting. and there are rumours that the Red Riders, heralds of revolution and doom are on the ride. And still no-one has found the famous white dragon. The dragon that, if it lived, will have long since recovered from the effects of the alchemical liquid fed to the dragons of the realms to keep them docile, to block their memories of a time when they ruled and the world burned ...Stephen Deas has created an epic world, vivid characters, a plot full of betrayals and the most awesome dragons fantasy has seen.
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Post by: zakk on 17-04-2010, 01:06:36
Sve same Skotove objavljuju :)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: vilja on 17-04-2010, 01:21:53
Sve same Skotove objavljuju :)

Ma ovaj zadnji je Stiven...ali ko zna, možda je i on SKOT?  :idea:
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: zakk on 17-04-2010, 12:57:55
Stigla prva (i mala) pošiljka BRAZILa Ijana Mekdonalda (http://www.paladin-beograd.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108&Itemid=75) od Paladina.

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MP cena 850, u Tardisu 750 dok traju zalihe  ;)
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-04-2010, 20:29:37
Ovo je objavljeno. Za nas zanimljivo i po tome što je pisac član GRRMovog kružoka.

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

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It’s 1939. The Nazis have supermen, the British have demons, and one perfectly normal man gets caught in between

Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him.

When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities—a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present—Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.

Alan Furst meets Alan Moore in the opening of an epic of supernatural alternate history, the tale of a twentieth century like ours and also profoundly different.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 18-04-2010, 20:51:08
Orbit, the Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group, announces a digital short fiction publishing program launching later this year.

Orbit (US) has offered to publish digital editions of all original short fiction written by its authors. The digital editions will be distributed widely through major retail channels, for reading on a variety of devices. Authors will be paid a royalty for each story sold, rather than the flat fee more common in the short story market.

Tim Holman, Orbit VP & Publisher, said: “We know that writing short fiction is important for many of our authors. By offering to publish their short fiction – and to publish it quickly – we will be providing a new way for them to connect with readers. The initial response from our authors has been great, and we are looking forward to launching the first stories later this year.”

Maja Thomas, SVP Hachette Digital, said: “Publishing timely and well-priced short fiction has long been one of HBG’s goals. The digital reading revolution and the proliferation of new devices and mobile platforms now make this possible.”
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Nightflier on 20-04-2010, 09:56:30
Hell Fire (Corine Solomon, Book 2) by Ann Aguirre

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This riveting sequel to 2009's Blue Diablo blends conspiracy theories and magic. Corine Solomon may seem flighty, but nothing will dissuade her from solving the mystery of her mother's death. That means a trip back home to Kilmer, Ga., with her old flame, Chance, who hopes to rekindle their former relationship. It's clear from the start that something is rotten in the town of Kilmer, which is shadowed by a dark spot on the astral plane. Chance's supernatural luck is on the blink, while Corine's psychic powers are growing uncontrollably. Luckily, Corine's mentor and sometime love interest, empath Jesse Saldana, and teen necromancer Shannon are more than willing to help uncover the town's secrets. Full of well-drawn characters, a nearly tangible setting, and the threat of death around every corner, this spine-chilling paranormal mystery is sure to keep readers turning pages—and glancing over their shoulders.

Cthulhu's Reign by Darrell Schweitzer

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All original stories about the return of Cthulhu and the Old Ones to Earth.

Some of the darkest hints in all of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos relate to what will happen after the Old Ones return and take over the earth. What happens when Cthulhu is unleashed upon the world? What happens when the other Old Ones, long since banished from our universe, break through and descend from the stars? What would the reign of Cthulhu be like on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master? Find out in these exciting, brand-new stories.
Title: Re: NOVE KNJIGE
Post by: Melkor on 20-04-2010, 13:23:08
Cthulhu's Reign by Darrell Schweitzer

Video sam pre neki dan i spisak 11 atuora, ali se nisam nesto uzbudio, pa nisam ni preneo obavijest. Inace, moze se naci i intervju sa svih 11 povodom ove knjige.
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