miércoles, 11 de agosto de 2021

Reseña de ARC: Dune: House Atreides Vol. 1 by Brian Herbert

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Dune: House Atreides Vol. 1 

by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Ed Dukeshire (letterer), Alex Guimaraes (colorist)
  112 pages 
Published June 29th 2021 by BOOM! Studios
ISBN; 1684156890 (ISBN13: 9781684156894)
Edition Language; English

My rating: 3.3 beware of everybody stars.

This is the graphic adaptation of the novel of the same name. A prequel to "Dune", this volume contain the first 4 issues and end in cliffhanger.

jueves, 15 de julio de 2021

Reseña de ARC: We Live, Volume One

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We Live, Volume One 

by Inaki Miranda

152 pages 
Published May 25th 2021 by Aftershock Comics
ISBN 1949028607 (ISBN13: 9781949028607)
Edition Language English
Series We Live #1-5


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Art & Color - 5 stars
Story - 2.8 stars (wth that ending!)

The Earth has suffered a series of wars and cataclysmic events and humanity is about to become extinct in 2084, and some aliens send the message that they will save 5000 children who will be the seed of the human race on another planet, but they must go to a point meeting at zero hour. The story tells of the dangerous journey of a girl taking her little brother there.

martes, 13 de julio de 2021

Reseña: Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness 1) by Tamora Pierc

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness 1)

 by Tamora Pierce

249 pages

Published December 7th 2010 by Turtleback Books (first published September 1st 1983)
Titulo en español: Alanna la guerrera
ISBN: 0606361030 (ISBN13: 9780606361033)
Series:Song of the Lioness #1, Tortall (Chronological Order) #4

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Tenia curiosidad por este libro que aparece de repente en comentarios de otros libros, y, también porque sale en un fanfic que lei. La historia es sencilla, asi como el lenguaje, y la novela es cortisima, en buena parte porque al parecer el manuscrito original era para adultos, pero por instancia de los editores fue dividida en 4 partes y puesta a nivel de los niños.

sábado, 3 de julio de 2021

Reseña de ARC: The Crumrin Chronicles Vol. 1: The Charmed & the Cursed

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The Crumrin Chronicles Vol. 1: The Charmed & the Cursed 

by Ted Naifeh


128 pages

Published June 22nd 2021 by Oni Press
ISBN: 1620109301 (ISBN13: 9781620109304)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a sort of spinoff of Courtney Crumrin books, about a sorceress and her great uncle warlock. So it is centered in Wilberforce "Will" Crumrin, the brother of great uncle Aloysius, retorned from the land of fairies after near a hundred years or so, in the form of a boy clueless about living with humans. 

miércoles, 30 de junio de 2021

Resumen de Libros ENERO-JUNIO 2021



"Cartas de Papá Noel" de J.R.R. Tolkien.

Cartitas de Tolkien a sus hijos durante toda su infancia, con relatos cortos y dibujitos.

La ternura del Maestro Tolkien y su imaginación desbordante conmueven y deleitan.

"Wild Sign" (Alpha and Omega 6) de Patricia Briggs. Un campamento donde todos han desaparecido desentraña cosas del pasado de la familia de Charles.

Patricia Briggs es una de mis autoras favoritas de Fantasia Urbana, asi que no es una sorpresa que invariablemente ella -o Ilona- se conviertan en mis mejores lecturas del año. Y aunque su serie paralela Mercy Thompson sigue pareciéndome mejor, este volumen apunta a un personaje poco visto y querido en su universo : Leah. Asi como vemos la fuerza que ha ganado Anna junto a Charles.


martes, 29 de junio de 2021

Drama taiwanes recomendado: Lost Romance 2020

"LOST ROMANCE" (ROMANCE PERDIDO, 2020)  Es uno de los mejores dramas que he visto el año pasado y estoy volviendo a ver, bueno mejor dicho es una comedia romántica 'isekai' (una persona que es trasladada a otro universo) . No deben perderse del encanto que tiene Marcus Chang aqui :D

Por una parte esta el drama corporativo de una familia que pelea por dinero y poder, y por el otro tenemos a esta chica que es una editora de novelas romanticas cuyo 'hobbie' es mirar al hermoso CEO del edificio contiguo para alegrar su dia, hasta que ve algo terrible, y después el CEO queda en coma y ella tambien ... bueno termina en este mundo que es la novela que ella estaba editando, y se dice ¿por qué no ser ahora la protagonista romántica con un CEO dominante? 


Hay mucha comedia en que se rien de todos los cliches del genero de los dramas (hay unas escenas de famosos kdramas que me parten de risa, como el paraguas y la bufanda roja de Goblin) , eso incluye reirse de la heroina pobre dulce ingenua (el loto blanco) y que se cae a cada rato para solamente caer en los brazos del poderoso gerente hermoso y millonario. ¡Tienen que verla! Vivian Sung se luce como la asertiva Zheng Xiao En determinada a hacerse valer frente a Situ Ao Ran.



 Es una pareja que tiene una quimica genial. Marcus tiene una sonrisa torcida y traviesa que... (suspiro.)


lunes, 28 de junio de 2021

Reseña: La pasión de Brahms de Elizabeth Subercaseaux

La pasión de Brahms 

by Elizabeth Subercaseaux

342 pages

Published May 2016 by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
ISBN: 7895626248



My rating: 3 of 5 stars

*Reto Popsugar #38. Un libro sobre arte o un artista.*

Biografia novelada de la vida de Johannes Brahms. 

sábado, 26 de junio de 2021

Reseña de historias cortas: Metal Like Blood in the Dark. Juvenilia. Anchorage. The City of the Tree. In the Space of Twelve Minutes.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 36: September/October 2020

by Lynne M. Thomas (editora). Varios autores.

Edition Language: English

 Estas revistas tienen una editorial, relatos y podcasts, además de entrevistas de autores. Por lo gra. leo una o dos hiostorias cortas de autores conocidos o que mis amigos recomiendan.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

-"Metal Like Blood in the Dark" by T. Kingfisher - 3.5 stars sci-fi.
An isolated inventor built two machines on a planet: Brother and Sister. Nanite AIs that later are released to eat and grow. Sister is the main character and her awakening to moral dilemmas.

Or a coming of age of Gretel to save Hansel ;)


-"Juvenilia" by Lavie Tidhar - 2 stars. Fantasy.
Meh. going for a gothic tale furbling on metatale. After ww1, a woman took a job as caretaker at Wildfell Hall>; an isolated place and strange rules.

-"Anchorage" by Samantha Mills - 3.5 stars
Space opera scifi short story about a ship, it crew, and Geneve , with a background of internal battles and losing Earth, and an encounter with an Anchorage, a sort of space eremite. Had some twist in it.

-"The City of the Tree" by Marie Brennan -4 stars. Fantasy.
wow, another unknown author. I really like the style of the story, about clans of people of the trees, and invaders, traditions, and bringing help, and choices. Reminds me a bit to Martha Wells in Raksura.

Simkitsi gave him a pitying look. “The rituals were meant to placate the archon, to keep him asleep. They won’t do any good now that he is gone.”
“Do we know that?” Aptachi challenged her. “We only know that he woke after the rituals stopped. Maybe their purpose was to strengthen the tree, and he woke because it began to weaken.”


-"In The Space of Twelve Minutes" by James Yu - 2.8 stars Scifi
chinese astronauts are hindered by personal problems, so they gave them artificial androids avatars to the spouses. Mmm, a bit awkward idea, and a lot predictable.

martes, 15 de junio de 2021

Reseña de ARC: The Tangleroot Palace: Stories by Marjorie M. Liu

 +My thanks to Netgalley and publishers for the digital ARC.+

The Tangleroot Palace: Stories 

by Marjorie M. Liu


 256 pages
Published June 15th 2021 by Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616963522 (ISBN13: 9781616963521)
Edition Language: English

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For those that still are confused: NOT A COMIC BOOK.

Anthology of short stories and novelletes , ranging from fantasy to horror and post-apocalypsis.

Apparently a good portion of readers know Marjorie M. Liu from the graphic novel "Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening", but I have been a fan of her ever since I read "The Iron Hunt" from her incredible urban fantasy series Hunter Kiss. Here she presents us with some of her short stories, of which I knew a couple; At the end of these Liu gives some comments from when they were written, some of which she considers to be part of the universe of her ideas (like Dirk & Steel), that is to say full of magic.