Apocalisse rimandata, sembrerebbe.
Per festeggiare la scampata fine del mondo, lo staff di Nigh Shade Books per le prossime non-tantissime-ore (non chiedetemi quante, ma suppongo fino alla mezzanotte del 21 dicembre, fuso di San Francisco) regala non uno, non due, ma ben tre ebook apocalittici (uno di quale ha un certo sapore da HydroPunk, the drowned century…).
Tutto quello che dovete fare è mandare una mail a StillHere@nightshadebooks.com per farvi inviare username e password con cui autorizzare il download aggratisse.
I tre libri, disponibili in epub o mobi, sono:
Trama, dal sito di NSB:
“It’s the dawn of the 22nd century, and the world has fallen apart. Decades of war and resource depletion have toppled governments. The ecosystem has collapsed. A new dust bowl sweeps the American West. The United States has become a nation of migrants—starving masses of nomads who seek out a living in desert wastelands and encampments outside government seed-distribution warehouses.
In this new world, there is a new power. Satori is more than just a corporation, she is an intelligent, living city that grew out of the ruins of Denver. Satori bioengineers both the climate-resistant seed that feeds a hungry nation, and her own post-human genetic Designers, Advocates, and Laborers. What remains of the United States government now exists solely to distribute Satori seed; a defeated American military doles out bar-coded, single-use Satori seed to the nation’s starving citizens.
When one of Satori’s Designers goes rogue, Agent Sienna Doss—ex-Army Ranger turned glorified bodyguard—is tasked by the government to bring her in: The government wants to use the Designer to break Satori’s stranglehold on seed production and reassert themselves as the center of power.
Sienna Doss’s search for the Designer intersects with Brood and his younger brother Pollo—orphans scraping by on the fringes of the wastelands. Pollo is abducted, because he is believed to suffer from Tet, a newly emergent disease, the victims of which are harvested by Satori.
As events spin out of control, Brood and Sienna Doss find themselves at the heart of Satori, where an explosive climax promises to reshape the future of the world.”
Trama, sempre dal sito di NSB: “Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city.
She has lost the world and the world has lost her…
Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm fifty years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth, while others cling to the idea that life still survives somewhere beyond the merciless seas. But for all its inhabitants, Citizens and refugees alike, Osiris is the entire world–and it is a world divided.
Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite and family miscreant, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives–until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Convinced that he is still alive, she will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means uncovering long-buried secrets.
Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee quarantined with thousands of others in the city’s impoverished western sector, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation while the elite of Osiris ignore their plight. Determined to change things, he hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms–but who is using whom?
As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people, each with their own agendas, will attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.”
Nell’antologia sono presenti racconti di un gran numero di autori, tra cui George R. Martin, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, Octavia Butler, Cory Doctorow e Richard Kadrey. Maggiori info e elenco completo degli autori sulla pagina dell’antologia.
Quindi? Che state aspettando? Forza, ci sono tre ebook che vi attendono! 🙂