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On the trail of the mystery of Saturn’s disappearing moons, network journalist Gaby McAslan finds herself in Africa researching the Kilimanjaro Event: a meteor-strike in Kenya which caused the stunning African landscape to give way to something equally beautiful – and indescribably alien. Dubbed the ‘Chaga’, the alien flora destroys all man-made materials, and moulds human flesh, bone and spirit to its own designs. But when Gaby finds the first man to survive the Chaga’s changes, she realizes it has its own plans for humankind...

Against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, McDonald weaves a staggering tale of keen human observation and speculation, as the Kilimanjaro Event changes the course of the human race by exposure to something beyond its imagination.

Note: Chaga was published in the UK under the title Evolution's Shore.

"McDonald... consistently explores new territory with his breathtaking images and incisive language. Both form and substance blend fortuitously in a work that features strong characters, a suspenseful story, and a profound message of hope and transformation. A priority purchase for SF collections." – Library Journal

"One of the finest writers of his generation, who chooses to write science fiction because that is how he can best illuminate the world." – New Statesman

"...inventive and challenging... [an] often fascinating piece of speculation." – Kirkus
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Ian McDonald is the author of many award-winning and critically-acclaimed science fiction novels, including Brasyl, River of Gods, Cyberabad Days, The Dervish House, and the ground-breaking Chaga series. He has won the Philip K. Dick Award, the BSFA Award (five times), LOCUS Award, a Hugo Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His work has also been nominated for the Nebula Award, a Quill Book Award, and has several nominations for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Nov 21, 2013
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The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.
Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.
So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down.
The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she’s in way over her head. She’ll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city.
Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal.
That’ll have to do.
Propelled by its heroine’s wisecracking voice, set in a city that’s at once stunningly imagined and intimately familiar, and brimming over with clever problem-solving and heist-y fun, Artemis is another irresistible brew of science, suspense, and humor from #1 bestselling author Andy Weir.
The explosive fourth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series.

Enter a new frontier.
"An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave."
The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.
Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.
James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.
And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.

The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis Rising
The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange Dogs
Una nueva forma de vivir, mil formas de morir. Segunda entrega de la trilogía de ciencia ficción «Luna».

Corta Hélio, una de las cinco corporaciones familiares que gobiernan la Luna, ha caído. Sus riquezas se reparten entre sus innumerables enemigos, y sus supervivientes están dispersos.

Han pasado dieciocho meses. Lucasinho y Luna, los jóvenes Corta, se encuentran bajo la protección de los poderosos Asamoah, mientras que Robson, aún conmocionado tras presenciar la muerte violenta de sus padres, es ahora pupilo, prácticamente un rehén, de Mackenzie Metals. Y el último heredero, Lucas, ha desaparecido de la faz de la Luna. Solo lady Sun, la matriarca de Taiyang, sospecha que Lucas Corta no ha muerto y, lo más importante, que sigue desempeñando un importante papel. A fin de cuentas, siempre se le han dado bien las maquinaciones, e incluso desde la muerte está dispuesto a todo con tal de recuperar lo perdido y reconstruir Corta Hélio, con más poder que antes. Pero Corta Hélio necesita aliados y, para buscarlos, el hijo fugitivo emprende un viaje audaz e imposible... a laTierra.

En un entorno lunar inestable, las lealtades cambiantes y las intrigas políticas de las diversas familias alcanzan el cénit de sus tramas más elaboradas cuando estalla una guerra abierta entre ellas.

«Mucha intriga, violencia, sexo... una suerte de Dallas en la Luna.»
The Guardian

«Preveo abundantes nominaciones para este libro. Recomendado.»
SFF World

«Ian McDonald es uno de los mejores escritores de ciencia ficción del mundo.»
KimStanley Robinson

«McDonald crea una compleja y fascinante civilización con una tecnología creíble, personajes complejos e historias que se sostienen.»
Publishers Weekly

Two works in one volume: An innovative science fiction novel about an inventor’s quest for redemption across a cyber-feudal Japan, plus a Hugo Award–nominated novella.
Design student Ethan Ring has created the next wave in military technology. Fracters are computerized images that can control the minds of others, giving their users the power to hypnotize, hurt, and even kill.
The reigning intelligence agency forces Ring to use the technology for their own ends by tattooing the most potent images on the palms of his hands. After witnessing the destruction his invention has wrought, Ring embarks on a Shikoku pilgrimage of redemption through the eighty-eight sacred sites of Shingon Buddhism across twenty-first-century Japan.
With the help of his friend Masahiko, Ring tours this strange new Japan in search of ways to rid himself of the curse he has unleashed—or a way to use it for the greater good by eliminating a terrorizing crime syndicate.
In Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, author Ian McDonald has created an indelible cyberpunk adventure that mixes Kabbalah, manga, pop culture, and Zen in a superbly realized high-tech contemplation of good and evil.
Also included in this volume is McDonald’s The Tear, a stunning novella set in a far-future world, whose inhabitants develop multiple “aspects”: completely separate personalities that take over when required. The story follows young Ptey as he comes of age, takes on new aspects, looks for love, and plays a vital role in a battle against an implacable enemy. The resulting work is tragic, hopeful, and expansive.
Readers of William Gibson and Peter F. Hamilton will revel in this fascinatingly inventive work from a celebrated multiple-award-winning science fiction author.
Una nueva forma de vivir, mil formas de morir. Primera entrega de la trilogía de ciencia ficción «Luna».


La gélida acritud del vacío. La letal lluvia radiactiva. El polvo que la recubre, tan viejo como la Tierra. La creciente debilidad de los huesos... O puedes quedarte sin dinero para agua. O para aire. O puedes caer en desgracia con uno de los Cinco Dragones, las corporaciones que dirigen la Luna y controlan sus amplios recursos. Perote quedas, porque la Luna puede hacerte más rico de lo que eres capaz de imaginar..., mientras sigas con vida.

Adriana Corta tiene ochenta años. Su familia dirige Corta Hélio. Han sobrevivido a las implacables guerras corporativas y a la peligrosa paz subsiguiente. Pero ahora esa paz se resquebraja. Es probable que Adriana tenga que morir, aunque no la matarán sus rivales ni la Luna. Sea cual sea su destino, sin embargo, Corta Hélio no morirá.


«La mejor novela que he leído en muchos años.»
Locus Magazine

«Mucha intriga, violencia, sexo# una suerte de Dallas en la Luna.»
The Guardian

«Preveo abundantes nominaciones para este libro. Recomendado.»
SFF World

«Ian McDonald es uno de los mejores escritores de ciencia ficción del mundo.»
KimStanley Robinson

«Atentos a este libro en las nominaciones de premios del próximo año.»
Publishers Weekly

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