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Reseña: All Systems Red
All Systems Red
Published May 2nd 2017 by Tor.com
ISBN: 0765397528 (ISBN13: 9780765397522)
Edition Language: English
BLURB: In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.
But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.
But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Human clients usually like to pretend I’m a robot and that’s much easier in the armor. I let my eyes unfocus and pretended I was running a diagnostic on something.
Un SecUnit, androide de seguridad provisto por la Compañia, vigila sus humanos mientras realizan labores de mustreo y catálogo en un planeta, se mantiene al margen de toda la interaccion descargando y mirando horas de videos y libros de entretenimiento. Pero cuando hay problemas en el planeta, con gran renuencia se ve obligado a hacer algo más de lo necesario.
Lo curioso del caso es que Wells conjura un personaje no-humano con el que gran mayoria de sus lectores pueden identificarse. Tan sólo quieren que le dejen en paz.
domingo, 8 de abril de 2018
Reseña: In the House of the Seven Librarians
IN THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN LIBRARIANS
Encantadora historia corta.
Sin duda, existe todo un mundo dentro de un libro, ¿y entonces que ocurre con una biblioteca vieja? Cuando Carnegie es cerrada dando paso a una nueva biblioteca más moderna, las bibliotecarias cierran las puertas quedándose adentro. El paso a cuento de hadas ocurre cuando un bebé es depositado en las devoluciones junto con un viejo libro, a modo de multa.
Su crianza entre libros, sin duda deleitará a más de un bibliofilo.
By the time she was four, or thereabouts, she could sound out the letters for simple words—CUP and LAMP and STAIRS. And that’s how she came to name herself.
Olive had fallen asleep over Make Way for Ducklings, and all the other librarians were busy somewhere else. The child was bored. She tiptoed out of the Children’s Room, hugging the shadows of the walls and shelves, crawling by the base of the Circulation Desk so that Marian wouldn’t see her, and made her way to the alcove that held the Card Catalog. The heart of the library. Her favorite, most forbidden place to play.
Reseña: Dr. Polingyouma's Machine
DR. POLINGYOUMA'S MACHINE
Si más gente fuera responsable e hiciera su trabajo a conciencia, mejor serian las cosas en este mundo. Y tal vez hasta en otros, quien sabe.
First lines: Dr. Polingyouma’s machine is still running, that’s what they tell me. Just what that machine does depends on whom you ask. And they’ve made it pretty clear that I’m not being paid to ask questions. Since I’m being paid so well, I don’t push it.
The well paid job, every 24-28 days, is janitorial. And Harris does it with her best of abilities, because among other things best left alone, her life is at stake.
sábado, 7 de abril de 2018
Reseña: A Woman of the Iron People
A Woman of the Iron People
Published December 1st 1991 by eReads.com
(first published 1991)
ISBN: 0759224161 (ISBN13: 9780759224162)
Edition Language: English
BLURB: Lixia and the members of her human crew are determined not to disturb the life on the planet circling the Star Sigma Draconis which they have begun exploring. But the factions on the mother ship hovering above the planet may create an unintended chaos for both the life on the planet and the humans exploring it. As the anger increases on the ship, the ground crew becomes more and more affected by the conflict and begins to rely on their instincts to keep the project moving forward. Unexpected danger plagues the mission as Lixia is determined to expand her knowledge.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reto Popsugar 27: Un libro ambientado en otro planeta.
This is a First Contact story. With furry hominid aliens.
The alien society portrayed here is of the matriarchal variety. Pre-industrial. The females live generally in nomadic villages , they grew vegetables, take care of the children, tan skins, cure, knit, and are the shamaness and smiths. The males are encouraged and expected to leave after puberty, where they live in the wild , hunting alone, herding animals, guarding territories if strong , and waiting spring to mate.
The males are think as ill tempered and intolerant of other males or people in general; are solitary. The weak males are pushed far , and the old are tolerated in the fringe of villages until their dead or going crazy running into the wild.
There are no wars, no homicide, no crime.
They exchange gifts , crafted jewelry, knives, embroidered clothes (the males do that craft btw), or food. Or stories.
The myths of the world are narrated in the book, interesting tales of creation, spirits, demons and cautionary tales.
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