A Hidden Place

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In the hard years of the Depression, young Travis lives with his uncle and aunt. Upstairs lives the mysterious Anna. Anna says she’s going to be “changing”, and she needs Travis’s help… for purposes she won’t explain. What follows is a tale of passion, terror, and hope, opening out to a great, dark, and unsuspected universe. Nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for Best novel in 1986



Axis

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Wildly praised by readers and critics alike, Robert Charles Wilson's Spin won science fiction's highest honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Now, in Spin's direct sequel, Wilson takes us to the "world next door"—the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world—and, predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefly large deposits of oil in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria. Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance ten years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed—as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.


Blind Lake

Жанр: Иностранная литература

The novel deals with a government installation at Blind Lake, Minnesota, where scientists observe sentient life on a planet fifty-one light-years away, using telescopes powered by quantum computers that have advanced beyond human understanding. A sudden and unexplained facility lockdown extends into a long-term quarantine. Observation department head Marguerite Hauser tries to carry on with her work studying the alien life while taking care of her socially-challenged daughter Tess, warding off her ex-husband Ray, and deciding how she feels about houseguest and disgraced journalist Chris. Won Aurora Award for Best Long Form in 2004. Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2004.


Darwinia

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In 1912, the entire European continent and all of the United Kingdom mysteriously vanished during the Miracle, replaced by an alien landscape known as Darwinia. Darwinia seems to be a slice of another Earth, one that diverged from our own millions of years ago and took a separate evolutionary path. As a 14-year-old boy, Guilford Law witnessed the Miracle as shimmering lights playing across the ocean sky. Now as a grown man, he is determined to travel to Darwinia and explore its mysteries. To that end he enlists as a photographer in the Finch expedition, which plans to steam up the Rhine (or what was once the Rhine) and penetrate the continent’s hidden depths as far as possible. But Law has brought an unwanted companion with him, a mysterious twin who seems to have lived — and died — on an Earth unchanged by the Miracle. The twin first appears to Guilford in dreams, and he brings a message that Darwinia is not what it seems to be — and Guilford is not who he seems to be.


Divided by Infinity

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First published in 1998 in Starlight 2 (an anthology edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Tor Books, ISBN 0-312-86184-2). Included in Robert Charles Wilson's collection The Perseids and Other Stories published in 2000 (Tor Books, ISBN 0-312-87374-3). Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 1999.


En Compañía De Extraños

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Lisboa, 1944. Bajo el tórrido calor veraniego, mientras las calles de la capital bullen de espías e informadores, el final de partida de la guerra del espionaje se libra en silencio. Los alemanes disponen de tecnología y conocimientos atómicos. Los aliados están decididos a que los rumores de un «arma secreta» no lleguen a materializarse. Andrea Aspinall, matemática y espía, entra en este mundo sofisticado a través de una acaudalada familia de Estoril. Karl Voss, agregado militar de la Legación Alemana, ha llegado, reconcomido por su implicación en el asesinato de un Reichsminister y traumatizado por Stalingrado, con la misión de salvar a Alemania de la aniquilación. En la placidez letal de un paraíso corrompido, Andrea y Voss se encuentran y tratan de encontrar el amor en un mundo donde no se puede creer en nadie. Tras una noche de terrible violencia, Andrea queda atrapada por un secreto que le provocará adicción al mundo clandestino, desde el brutal régimen fascista…


Il silenzio delle vittime

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Un mattino di una torrida estate sivigliana i coniugi Vega vengono trovati morti nella loro casa di Santa Clara, la città-giardino costruita nei primi anni Cinquanta dagli americani nella città andalusa. Malgrado ogni indizio sembri indicare un patto suicida, l’ispettore Javier Falcón è tutt’altro che convinto. Dalle indagini sull’attività di Rafael Vega, un costruttore di successo, emergono ambigui legami con la mafia russa. E i primi interrogatori rivelano che la comunità dell’esclusiva Santa Clara nasconde disperazione, fallimenti ed enigmi inconfessati. Fra i primi a parlare vi sono Marty Krugman, architetto americano che lavorava con Vega, e la bellissima moglie Madeleine. Si sono trasferiti lì, stando alle loro dichiarazioni, per sfuggire all’America del dopo 11 settembre, ma il loro passato sembra nascondere ben altre motivazioni. Un altro vicino chiamato in causa è l’attore Fabio Ortega, la cui stella si è offuscata dopo che il figlio è finito in galera per…


Julian

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Apostat. Fugitif. Conquérant. Il s’appelle Julian Comstock ; il est le neveu du président des États-Unis. Son père, le général Bryce Comstock, a été pendu pour trahison (on murmure qu’il était innocent de ce crime). Julian est né dans une Amérique à jamais privée de pétrole, une Amérique étendue à soixante états, tenue de main de maître par l’Église du Dominion. Un pays en ruine, exsangue, en guerre au Labrador contre les forces mitteleuropéennes. Un combat acharné pour exploiter les ultimes ressources naturelles nord-américaines. On le connaît désormais sous le nom de Julian l’agnostique ou (comme son oncle) de Julian le Conquérant. Ceci est l’histoire de ce qu’il a cru bon et juste, l’histoire de ses victoires et défaites, militaires et politiques. Fresque post-apocalyptique, western du XXIIe siècle, fulgurant hommage à Mark Twain, Julian est le plus atypique des romans de Robert Charles Wilson. Une réussite majeure et une critique sans concession…


Julian: A Christmas Story

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In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation’s spiritual needs. In Labrador, the Army wages war on the Dutch. America, unified, is rising once again. Then out of Labrador come tales of a new Ajax - Captain Commongold, the Youthful Hero of the Saguenay. The ordinary people follow his adventures in the popular press. The Army adores him. The President is.troubled. Especially when the dashing Captain turns out to be his nephew Julian, son of the falsely accused and executed Bryce. Treachery and intrigue dog Julian’s footsteps. Hairsbreadth escapes and daring rescues fill his days. Stern resolve…


L'uomo di Siviglia

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Ossessioni. Ricordi rimossi, un'angoscia crescente, poi, all'improvviso, una scintilla che scatena un terrore sepolto in un angolo oscuro dell'anima. Raúl Jiménez, personaggio ambiguo legato al bel mondo di Siviglia, ma anche alla malavita e ai ricordi delle atrocità della Guerra civile, muore all'inizio della Semana Santa, il momento dell'anno più denso di religiosità e passione in una Spagna tutt'altro che solare, anzi, enigmatica e inquieta. L'ispettore capo Javier Falcón capisce ben presto di trovarsi di fronte a un crimine rituale, quasi iniziatico: l'assassino ha voluto impartire alla sua vittima una “lezione di vista”. Jiménez è stato legato e costretto a guardare una videocassetta, finché il suo cuore non ha ceduto…


La cabane de l'aiguilleur

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À la mort de sa mère, Travis Fisher est recueilli par sa tante, Liza Burack, à Haute Montagne. Malgré la Grande Dépression, la vie y est simple, rythmée par le travail à la fabrique de glace, les sermons à l’église baptiste et les sorties avec Nancy Wilcox. Travis en viendrait presque à oublier son statut d’inadapté. Mais il y a la mystérieuse Anna Blaise, elle aussi hébergée par les Burack. Qui est-elle vraiment ? Quel secret cache-t-elle dans sa chambre systématiquement close ? Premier roman de Robert Charles Wilson, La cabane de l’aiguilleur contient déjà en germe les ingrédients qui feront le succès de l’auteur, notamment avec Spin : une écriture intimiste au service de personnages attachants confrontés à une réalité qui leur échappe.


La ignorancia de la sangre

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Una oscura noche de septiembre, Vasili Lukyanov, un mafioso ruso que se dirige a Jerez de la Frontera, muere en un aparatoso accidente de tráfico. El inspector Javier Falcón se persona en el lugar del siniestro: además de la terrible visión del cadáver ensartado en una barra de hierro, encuentra en el portaequipajes del coche una maleta que contiene casi ocho millones de euros en billetes usados, champán Krug y vodka helado. A Falcón no le será difícil seguir el rastro del muerto hasta la mafia rusa que opera en la Costa del Sol, donde el tal Lukyanov había sido acusado de violación, pero nunca juzgado. Entre tanto, la vida de los allegados al inspector jefe de Homicidios sevillano va transformándose en una pesadilla: su amante, Consuelo Jiménez; su ex mujer, Inés, y su marido, el juez Esteban Calderón parecen víctimas de una maldición. Demasiada casualidad, porque Falcón sigue empeñado en cumplir su promesa de detener a los autores del atentado del 6 de junio en una…


Les Chronolithes

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Scott Warden était là à Chumphon, Thaïlande, quand le premier chronolithe est apparu : un obélisque de plus de cent mètres de haut, d’un bleu impossible, gelant un paysage de jungle dévasté ; un monument commémorant une victoire, celle du seigneur de la guerre Kuin, victoire qui n’aura lieu que dans vingt ans et trois mois. Mais qui est Kuin ? Un tyran, le sauveur d’une humanité à la dérive, un extraterrestre aux traits indubitablement asiatiques, un futur dirigeant chinois, une rumeur qui, grâce à la turbulence Tau, deviendra réalité ? Et que sont réellement ces chronolithes qui ravagent le monde ? C’est à toutes ces questions que Scott et son ancien professeur de physique, Sulamith Chopra, devront répondre, non sans avoir à parcourir le globe, de Chumphon à Jérusalem, du Mexique au Wyoming. Après Darwinia, voici le second roman de Robert Charles Wilson dans la collection Lunes d’encre, un thriller temporel comme vous n’en jamais lu, qui a valu…


Los asesinos ocultos

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Una terrible explosión en un edificio de Sevilla ha causado la muerte de varios ciudadanos. Cuando se descubre que los bajos de la edificación alojaban una mezquita, los temores que apuntan a un atentado terrorista se imponen. El miedo se apodera de la ciudad: bares y restaurantes se vacían, se multiplican las falsas alarmas y las evacuaciones. Sometido a la presión tanto de los medios En Escocia en pleno siglo XIV, el clan de los Fitzhugh asesina a toda la familia de Morganna Kil Creggar, la protagonista de esta novela pasional, humorística y llena de fuerza. Alta, delgada y atractiva, Morganna jura venganza por este acto al clan enemigo y, para llevar a cabo su cometido, se viste de chico y se hace llamar Morgan. Ello le brinda la oportunidad de trabajar como escudero para Zander Fitzhugh, un miembro del clan y caballero empeñado en unificar su tierra y liberarla del dominio inglés, como del sector político, el inspector Javier Falcón descubre que el terrible suceso no es lo…


Mysterium

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In the early hours before dawn, a small Michigan town vanishes from the face of the earth. That morning the men and women of Two Rivers wake up to a world strangely different from their own—a world of curfews, food rationing and secret police. Something has gone terribly wrong, something that has to do with the mysterious government facility on the outskirts of town. Won Philip K. Dick Award for Best novel in 1994.


Other Earths

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one world among many…eleven stories about them all What if Lincoln never became president, and the Civil War never took place? What if Columbus never discovered America, and the Inca developed a massive, technologicallyadvanced empire? What if magic was real and a half-faerie queen ruled England? What if an author discovered a book written by an alternate version of himself? These are just some of the possible pathways that readers can take to explore the Other Earths that may be waiting just one page away.



Spin

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Tres adolescentes, los gemelos Diane y Jason Lawton y su mejor amigo, Tyler Dupree, contemplan las estrellas cuando, de repente, éstas se apagan. Ha nacido el Spin, un peculiar escudo alrededor del planeta, de origen y objetivo desconocidos. Spin trata de los extraños años en la vida de este trío, mientras el Universo verá transcurrir tres mil millones de años al otro lado del escudo que resulta ser, también, una discontinuidad temporal creada por fuerzas e ingenieros desconocidos, los misteriosos Hipotéticos. Jason, un genio, invertirá su vida de célibe en una lucha contra el tiempo para descubrir los porqués del Spin, siguiendo primero los dictados de su poderoso padre y enfrentándose a él en momentos crucialess, Tyler se convertirá en médico y será el narrador de la historia gracias a ser el amigo y confidente de Jason, mientras mantiene oculto su amor, nunca correspondido, por Diane, la única que se dejará llevar por el nuevo fanatismo religioso que el Spin desencadena…


The Chronoliths

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Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past — and soon to be haunted by the future. In early twenty-first-century Thailand, Scott is an expatriate slacker. Then, one day, he inadvertently witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar in the forested interior. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around its base, freezing ice out of the air and emitting a burst of ionizing radiation. It appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter. And the inscription chiseled into it commemorates a military victory — sixteen years in the future. Shortly afterwards, another, larger pillar arrives in the center of Bangkok-obliterating the city and killing thousands. Over the next several years, human society is transformed by these mysterious arrivals from, seemingly, our own near future. Who is the warlord “Kuin” whose victories they note? Scott wants only to rebuild his life. But some strange loop of causality keeps drawing him in, to the central…