domenica 18 novembre 2012

What's hot! (#1)What's hot! In questa rubrica della domenica riporterò le scoperte settimanali di libri interessanti e che magari ho acquistato!

What's hot!

In questa rubrica della domenica riporterò le scoperte settimanali di libri interessanti e che magari ho acquistato!

Girovagando sul web mi sono imbattuta in un sito che stilava una lista di 50 libri steampunk da leggere.. Il genere mi incuriosisce, anche perché il libro che sto leggendo ora, "Leviathan" di Westerfeld, appartiene proprio a questo filone.. Ho quindi trovato un paio di spunti interessanti, che vorrei condividere con voi! :)
Il genere steampunk: Lo steampunk è un filone della narrativa fantastica-fantascientifica che introduce una tecnologia anacronistica all'interno di un'ambientazione storica, spesso l'Ottocento. Un modo per descrivere l'atmosfera steampunk è riassunto nello slogan "come sarebbe stato il passato se il futuro fosse accaduto prima".

Titolo: Boneshaker
Autore: Cherie Priest
Pagine: 416

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.
But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.
Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.
His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

Titolo:   The girl in the steel corset
Autore: Kady Cross
Pagine: 476

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

Titolo: The iron wyrm affair
Autore: Lilith Saintcrow
Pagine: 320

Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen.
In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.
The game is afoot..

2 commenti:

  1. Ho letto The girl in the steel corset (barbaramente adattato dalla Newton in Red love. Rosso come il sangue, freddo come l'acciaio) e mi è piaciuto davvero tanto, forse perchè è stato il primo vero e proprio Steampunk che ho incontrato... ma ormai ho capito che mi attirano tutti i romanzi appartenenti al genere!

    1. Viva le storpiature italiane!
      Il mio primo steampunk è stato proprio LEviathan di Westerfeld.. E credo che anche io apprezzerò tutti gli altri del genere!! :)