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Azazel

Isaac Asimov dedica aquí su pluma y su imaginación sin límites a la fantasía, y nos ofrece dieciocho fascinantes relatos que, sin duda, deleitarán a todos los aficionados al género, así como a los innumerables admiradores de este autor. Azazel es un demonio rojo de dos centímetros, dotado con una impetuosa personalidad y maravillosos poderes mágicos. El único problema es que este singular ser posee poca comprensión de las cuestiones humanas y sus intervenciones producen situaciones sorprendentes
Relatos:
“El demonio de dos centímetros”
“Una noche de canto”
“La sonrisa que pierde”
“Al vencedor”
“El sordo rumor”
“Salvando a la Humanidad”
“Una cuestión de principios”
“El mal que hace la bebida”
“Tiempo para escribir”
“Deslizarse sobre la nieve”
“La lógica es la lógica”
“Viaja más rápido”
“Los ojos del que mira”
“Más cosas en el Cielo y en la Tierra”
“La estructura de la mente”
“Las peleas de primavera”
“Galatea”
“Vuelo de fantasía”

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El amor es un juego solitario

Tres son los personajes que juegan al juego del amor, que exploran los laberínticos vericuetos del deseo, que se sumergen en los gozos transgresores del erotismo, que intentan vencer sus mezquindades y egoísmos, que tratan de huir del hastío, de la vacuidad y de sus miedos: a la soledad, a la vejez, a no ser amados. Tres son los vértices del triángulo: Elia, una treintañera rica, guapa y aburrida, en busca del placer de los sentidos; Ricardo, un poeta snob y ambicioso, y la joven e ingenua Clara. Esta hermosa novela, escrita con una prosa lírica y de gran calado, fue galardonada con el Premio Ciudad de Barcelona.

Alvear

Esta evocación histórica de Alvear contiene un balance pormenorizado de su época y su influencia. Aparecen así no sólo las más importantes decisiones políticas sino episodios reveladores de una sociedad que consentía una generosa frivolidad, aunque ocultara en su interior una turbulencia no menos generosa. La infancia cómoda y respetable de Alvear, sus actuaciones políticas tempranas, su amistad con Yrigoyen, la vocación que lo obligó a asumir una labor política que entrañaba peligros, molestias y constantes renunciamientos, resultan testimonios de notable valor tanto histórico como social.

A salto de imágenes

Pasión, lirismo y cine. Manual del apasionado conocedor fílmico y libro de prosa lírica, riesgoso ejercicio de escritura fragmentaria, tratado de análisis cinematográfico en acto, pero ante todo un ferviente homenaje al cine contemporáneo para amantes del cine vivo y presente, este conjunto de breves ensayos cinematográficos plantea su preocupación formal en dos planos, dos órdenes tan rigurosos como complementarios: máxima exigencia formal ante los estilos desarrollados en imágenes dentro de la pantalla, severa autoexigencia formal en, el estilo sensible de quien ve y describe. «A salto de imágenes» fluye el lirismo de la pasión del cine y por el cine. Indagación, invocación y evocación de una gran diversidad de estilos personales, a través del examen lúcido y caluroso de un centenar de películas específicas. Lista jamás exhaustiva de nombres necesarios e insustituibles: desde el estilo del más viejo cineasta universal en activo a principios de los 80s, John Huston, hasta el estilo de una joven cineasta martiniquense, Euzhan Palcy, pasando por otros cuarenta realizadores de primera línea mundial. Wilder, Lean, Kurosawa, Antonioni, Bergman, Fellini, Leone, Imamura, Tanner, Olmi, Forman, Boorman, Allen, Klimov, Szabó, Coppola, Sanders-Brahms. Zulawski, Scorsese, Cimino, Weir, Schroeter, Spielberg «et al»., más un multívoco cuestionamiento al estilo postmoderno en el cine. Un asalto de imágenes: la pasión del lirismo se ha desbordado y, con ella, el fanatismo fílmico, el pensamiento móvil en incandescencia transubjetiva, la fiebre de los lenguajes sin código.

Zodiac

Believe it or not, some readers find *Zodiac* even more fun than Neal Stephenson’s defining 1990s cyberpunk novel, *Snow Crash*. *Zodiac* is set in Boston, and hero Sangamon Taylor (S. T.) ironically describes his hilarious exploits in the first person. S. T. is a modern superhero, a self-proclaimed Toxic Spiderman. With stealth, spunk, and the backing of GEE (a non-profit environmental group) as his weapons, S. T. chases down the bad guys with James Bond-like Zen.
Cruising Boston Harbor with lab tests and scuba gear, S. T. rides in with the ecosystem cavalry on his 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. His job of tracking down poisonous runoff and embarrassing the powerful corporations who caused them becomes more sticky than usual; run-ins with a gang of satanic rock fans, a deranged geneticist, and a mysterious PCB contamination that may or may not be man-made–plus a falling-out with his competent (“I adore stress”) girlfriend–all complicate his mission.
Stephenson/S. T.’s irreverent, facetious, esprit-filled voice make this near-future tale a joy to read.

Time of the Transference

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME … It was a pretty good life for a spellsinger from L.A. He’d battled demons, fought deadly Plated Folk, even met a socialist dragon and survived. Now Jon-Tom was quite happy to settle into domestic bliss with the fiery Talea, study magic, and practice spellsinging on his duar. But the magic instrument is broken when Jon Tom protects the wizard Clothahump from thieves and he must set out across the Glittergeist Sea to find the one person who can fix it. With the irrepressible Mudge the Otter as a traveling companion, only the unexpected can happen. But cannibal muskrats, ogres, and a fierce pirate king parrot seem ordinary indeed when Jon-Tom finds a way back to Earth–and he must choose which world is home.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving LP by Janet Evanovich
When Megan Murphy discovers a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she means to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but Dr. Patrick Hunter is too attractive to stay mad at for long.
As for Patrick, he wants nothing more than to play house with Maggie—and make Thanksgiving dinner for their families.
But Megan has wept over one failed love, and she’s afraid to risk her heart again. Can the good doctor help heal her heart?

Storeys From the Old Hotel

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Hailed as “one of the literary giants of science fiction” by *The Denver Pos*t, Gene Wolfe is universally acknowledged as one of the most brilliant writers the field has ever produced. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best fiction collection, *Storeys from the Old Hotel* contains thirty-one remarkable gems of Wolfe’s short fiction from the past two decades, most unavailable in any other form.
*Storeys from the Old Hotel *includes many of Gene Wolfe’s most appealing and engaging works, from short-shorts that can be read in single setting to whimsical fantasy and even Sherlock Holmes pastiches. It is a literary feast for anyone interested in the best science fiction has to offer.

**Recensie(s)**

The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. – -San Francisco Examiner A fine collection that showcases the wide range of Wolfe’s weird and wonderful talent. –Kirkus Reviews A splendid collection of singular tales from the finest writer the science fiction world has ever produced. –The Washington Post The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. –San Francisco Examiner A fine collection that showcases the wide range of Wolfe’s weird and wonderful talent. Kirkus Reviews A splendid collection of singular tales from the finest writer the science fiction world has ever produced. The Washington Post The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. San Francisco Examiner A fine collection that showcases the wide range of Wolfe’s weird and wonderful talent. — Kirkus Reviews A splendid collection of singular tales from the finest writer the science fiction world has ever produced. — The Washington Post The selections are richly varied in subject, tone, and style but all of them have the author’s inimitable touch. – -San Francisco Examiner
(source: Bol.com)

Red Prophet

In an America that might have been, Alvin Maker, the seventh son of a seventh son, learns about the land and its chosen people and discovers how to use his own mysterious powers. By the author of Seventh Son. Reissue.
**Recensie(s)**

Suddenly the saga of Alvin Maker begins to thrill. Washington Post Book World Red Prophet is but a section of a vast American fantasy epic. It is vividly written, and the principal actors–Alvin, Ta-Kumsaw, the Prophet, and Alvin’s Gandalfesque mentor Taleswapper–are all complete and memorable characters. The Philadelphia Inquirer Harsher, bleaker, and more mystical than Seventh Son, this novel superbly demonstrates Card’s solid historical research, keen understanding of religious experience, and, most of all, his mastery of the art of storytelling. Booklist
(source: Bol.com)

Prelude to Foundation

Alternate cover edition for ISBN: [9780586071113](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13452745-prelude-to-foundation)
It is 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who’d see him fall, those whom he’d destroy if only he could read the future.
Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire… the man who holds the key to the future — an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.

The Player of Games

The Player of Games (Culture Series #2) by Iain M. Banks
The Culture – a human/machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game…a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life – and very possibly his death.
Praise for Iain M. Banks:
“Poetic, humorous, baffling, terrifying, sexy — the books of Iain M. Banks are all these things and more” — *NME*
“An exquisitely riotous tour de force of the imagination which writes its own rules simply for the pleasure of breaking them.” — *Time Out*

Patriot games

EDITORIAL REVIEW: From England to Ireland to America, an explosive wave of violence sweeps CIA analyst Jack Ryan and his family into the deadliest game of our time: international terrorism. An ultra-left-wing faction of the IRA has targeted Ryan for his act of salvation in an assassination attempt. Now Ryan must pay–with his life. HC: G.P. Putnam.

Off With His Head

Pagan revelry and morris dancing in the middle of a very cold winter set the scene for one of Ngaio Marsh’s most fascinating murder mysteries. When the pesky Anna Bunz arrives at Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk-dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonizes the villagers. But Mrs Bunz is not the only source of friction – two of the other enthusiasts are also spoiling for a fight. When the sword dancers’ traditional mock beheading of the Winter Solstice becomes horribly real, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn finds himself faced with a case of great complexity and of gruesome proportions…
**Recensie(s)**

The incomparable Ngaio Marsh.’Daily Express Mrs Marsh’s work has the hallmark of the master. She is at the top of her form. Definitely first-class plus.’Queen The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.’The Sun
(source: Bol.com)

Mona Lisa Overdrive

William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel *Neuromancer*, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .*The Mona Lisa Overdrive*.  Enter Gibson’s unique world–lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting–where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.  Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.  Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace *without* a computer.  Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.  And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
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### Recensione
‘Brilliant… a delight to read. No one can ever hope to out-Gibson Gibson… A true original’
Sunday Times
‘Gibson’s most accomplished book to date, a futurist hybrid of Fleming and Deighton and Bester’
Time Out
‘Gibson can spin a gripping yarn. He builds up a great head of steam within the first few pages and doesn’t relax until the end’
Times Literary Supplement
‘A chillingly plausible blueprint of the near-future’
Evening Standard
### Descrizione del libro
The final volume of Hugo and Nebula Award-winner William Gibson’s seminal Neuromancer Trilogy.

Manhunt

Manhunt by Janet Evanovich
A woman with a talent for numbers, Alexandra Scott wanted to escape the rat race and go someplace where the men outnumber the women. Trading in her Wall Street job and fancy condo for a rundown cabin in the woods. She’s now Alaskan Wilderness Woman. It isn’t long before she finds exactly what she’s looking for: one sexy pilot named Michael Casey. But this confirmed bachelor has no intentions of getting caught in any woman’s crosshairs — especially a hunter as appealing as Alex. It’ll take skill, determination, and a little romantic persuasion for this big-game hunter to bag her prey.