Mass Effect. Andromeda

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La nueva serie de novelas basada en el universo Mass Effect.

El nuevo juego de la saga llevará la historia de Mass Effect en una dirección totalmente nueva: una zona del espacio inexplorada en la que los protagonistas se enfrentarán a un nuevo enemigo mortal.

La nueva saga de novelas formará parte del arco argumental canónico del mundo de Mass Effect e incluirá una precuela y varias secuelas del nuevo juego. Todas las historias, desarrolladas en estrecha colaboración con el equipo del juego en Bioware, estarán ambientadas en la acción del nuevo juego y revelarán acontecimientos que se mantienen en secreto durante el mismo.

Tras un sueño de cientos de años, los colonos de la galaxia Andrómeda descubrirán que todas sus esperanzas de encontrar un nuevo hogar han desaparecido. La misión está en peligro antes incluso de llegar a la Nexus, la enorme estación espacial desde la que los colonos explorarán su nuevo hogar. La jefe de seguridad Sloane Kelly deberá enfrentarse a una galaxia inexplorada y a amenazas que escapan a su comprensión para salvarla. Si falla, toda la Iniciativa Andrómeda podría desaparecer.

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About the author

Jason Hough es un conocido escritor de ciencia ficción, autor, entre otras, de The Darwin Elevator, un éxito de ventas publicado en el Reino Unido por Titan Books. También ha trabajado como artista 3D, animador y diseñador de juegos.

K. C. Alexander es la autora de la novela steampunk St. Croix Chronicles, además de una ávida jugadora de Mass Effect con más de 500 horas de juego acumuladas.

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Publisher
Minotauro
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Published on
May 16, 2017
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Pages
434
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ISBN
9788445004654
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Part one of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills!

Rescue operation—or suicide mission?

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Praise for Injection Burn and Escape Velocity
 
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Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.

Praise for The Darwin Elevator
 
“A hell of a fun book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon’s Gate

“[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review)
 
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“Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you’ll want more.”—Analog
 
“A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal
 
“Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
 
“Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn’t put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool


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