Top Selling Books about Science Fiction in April 2020
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The author of the saga ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ reflects on the characters of Arya and Sansa, and because the conclusion of the show makes him sad. Over the years, people accustomed to the kindly heroic fantasy with paladins began to read and gradually. As pseudo-historical, scale, violence, and fucking (including a whole set of sexual deviations) appeared, as well as learning from the book, and, of course, interestingly twisted plot with randomly killing protagonists.
The author announced that three more books would be published, the first one in a couple of years. But a couple of years passed, and the author said that he had to wait another year, and then another. As a result, the fourth book is a bit swollen.
After its cover, here is a synopsis for the novel Master and Apprentice, by Claudia Gray, whose release is scheduled for April 16, 2019, in the USA (and for October 2019 in France at Pocket). Here is the synopsis in V.F., after a reminder of the cover. An unexpected offer threatens the connection between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi cross a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a student in the ways of the Force. But the essential duty of a Jedi is perhaps to convey what he has learned. Master Yoda led Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn, and now Qui-Gon has his own Padawan.
But while Qui-Gon faced all sorts of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has frightened him so much as the thought of disappointing his apprentice. Obi-Wan Kenobi has a deep respect for his master but struggles to understand him. Why should Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon attracted by ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more pragmatic concerns? And why was Obi-Wan not informed that Qui-Gon is thinking about the invitation he has received to join the Jedi Council, knowing that this would mean the end of their partnership? The straightforward answer frightens him: Obi-Wan has disappointed his master.
When Jedi Rael Averross, another former Dooku apprentice, requests their assistance for a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi go to the Pijal Royal Court for what might be their last mission together. What was to be a routine mission becomes obscured by treason, and by visions of a violent disaster that cling to Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy increases, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is put to the test, as a threat emerges, requiring that master and apprentice be related as never before, or divided forever.
In the mid-1980s, the story of the handmaid’s tale (The Handmaid’s Tale) took place. Near Boston, Massachusetts, a coalition of religious fundamentalists kills the U.S. president and members of Congress.
As a result of this coup, the “sons of Jacob” founded the Republic of Gilead. Margaret Atwood imagines a conservative and repressive state: women no longer have access to their bank accounts, any more than a job or an education.
Inspired by the biblical texts, gospels of the Old Testament, the sons of Jacob decree that no religion other than that of Gilead could exist. The purge will not stop at the doors of beliefs. The abortion doctors will be hanged; the “traitors to the genus” (homosexuals) will be demolished. Finally, the blacks, the Jews, the infertile women, and the elderly women will be deported to the colonies to “clean” these dangerous territories contaminated by the nuclear war (no details are given on the subject) and probably biological.
The novel “Dune” can undoubtedly be considered one of the greatest classics of science fiction: the most important work by Frank Herbert. It is not just a story set in the distant future but a complex intertwining of politics, ecology, anthropology, and, obviously, Psychology. The futuristic setting in which the novel takes place is, in fact, absolutely not fundamental concerning its content. The plot could be transposed into any age without losing its deep charm.
These features have meant that the novel, published between 1963 and 1965, has become a cult phenomenon that has radically influenced the subsequent science fiction literature. He has won numerous awards, and 12 million copies have been sold, he has also inspired a director of the caliber of David Lynch for transposition on film (film “Dune,” 1984).
Fahrenheit 451 is a science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) published serially in the magazine Playboy in 1953 and born from a short story by the same author from 1951, The Fireman, published in Italy in two episodes in the magazine “Urania” with the title The Years of the Burn. In Italy, it is also known under the title The Years of the Phoenix.
1984 is the title of the most critical novel by George Orwell: written in 1948, it was published in 1949. During the period of the cold war, it was considered among the most significant novels of the negative utopia, because the subject dealt with was brought back to a ruthless criticism against the Soviet regime. In reality, it deals with a much broader theme, that of the power that controls and manipulates its subjects.
It is 1984, and the planet Earth is divided into three great powers at war with each other and governed by three totalitarian regimes: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, who take advantage of their permanent state of war to control their subjects. In Oceania, the society is controlled by a regime that bases its power on the principles of Sourcing, extreme socialism, whose supreme leader is Big Brother, a mysterious character that nobody knows the true identity and that observes, spies, and controls, the life of every single citizen.
the American publisher Tor Books and released the first book of the trilogy entitled “The Three-Body Problem,” which was translated by Chinese science fiction writer and translator Ken Liu, who lives in the United States. The novel immediately attracted the attention of critics and, in 2015, received the prestigious book award “Hugo” as the best science fiction novel of the year. In the same year, his second book translated into English and the third part this year. The title of the book is taken from the well-known problem of celestial mechanics, which is directly related to its plot.
Ready Player One gave us an exciting cocktail from the adventures of a teenager in the harsh world of the future and a huge number of references to the popular culture of the 80s. The book was crammed with all sorts of quotes, comparisons, and references from the era of the gaming industry, arcade machines and classic science fiction films. Understand this; harmoniously combining all of this in one word could only a real geek.
Fortunately, Ernest Klein has long established himself in this role. Not surprisingly, future readers compared the Armada in advance with the author’s first work and expressed concern about whether the lone geek could repeat his past success. Comparisons were inevitable since the two works have many similarities.
Well, in The Power, Naomi Alderman explores the ramifications and implications of this unpredictable paradigm shift, questioning the consequences of a drastic redistribution of “force.” The Italian title of the novel is very astute, but I believe that Electric Girls is much more than a story of females who find themselves out of the blue with the knife on the side of the handle. The power is, in effect, a reflection on the power and its manifestations, on the exercise and on the moral (and practical) management of the possibility of prevailing, even in a very bloody manner.
New York is shocked by a series of mysterious suicides. Young, prosperous, healthy people pass away with a smile on their lips. Someone is implanted in the minds of people, directs their actions, makes them commit irreparable Police Lieutenant Eva Dallas leads the investigation – only she can prevent new deaths and find the killer, but will she have time? After all, she must become the next victim.
On her long journey home from school after a fight that will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G’ladheon ponders her uncertain future. As she trudges through the immense Green Cloak forest, her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves, as she is galloping horse bursts from the woods. The Green Rider takes you into a journey that you can savor.
With Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury, we are not faced with a real novel, but with a series of short narratives partially connected, which together describe the colonization of the planet Mars by men in the years 1999 and 2026: and if they take place in different places and with different characters, and are presented to us by the author at different levels of meaning and ‘tone’ (where the lyrical and prevailing dramatic, literary, social commitment or religious).
All, without exception, bears within itself and communicates to the reader the same sense of ‘magical realism,’ constant feature of Bradbury’s best works. All offered in a refined style of writing, evocative, sometimes even refined but not artificial, ultimately at a level higher than the average of the best works of Science Fiction.
The one hundred thousand kingdoms of NK Jemisin give rise to a universe from fantasy. Of course, anyone who writes a book tries, but moreover, the one who approaches the variegated world of fantasy has the chance to try his hand at a cosmogonic effort that is in it a challenge. This addition is a debut novel, so you can discount the risk of the usual operation systematically attempted by those who write genre novels in series to create the perfect product for the relevant target audience.
The name of the wind is the first part of a trilogy that tells the story of the heroic Kvothe, famous arcanist, warrior, and singer, his rise to fame and, probably, his fall into infamy.
The novel opens with a third-person introduction in which we are introduced to two characters, the tavern-keeper Kote and his assistant Bast, who seem anything but extraordinary. Except that one of Kote’s clients says he miraculously survived some spider-demon attack. That same evening, Kote saves his life from an attack by spider-demons on a scribe traveling through the woods named Chronicler (reporter in Italian).
Chronicler recognizes Kote for what it is, namely the legendary Kvothe, and begs him to tell him his story. Kvothe agrees and grants him three days, during which he will discuss the events of his life from his point of view. The first novel of the trilogy is the day one of Kvothe’s story and covers the part of his childhood and early adolescence.
The Malazan Empire is at war. Laseen, Empress since she completed a coup, wants to extend her territories, declaring war on Seven Cities and other surrounding kingdoms. The first stage is Pale, but not everything goes as planned. Inside the army, disagreements between Great Magi, soldiers, and individual squadrons create internal tensions that could ruin the Empress’s plans. The story turns out to be immediately very complex, complicated.
The characters that come into the field are numerous, and it is not always evident right away, the role of each one of them. Indeed, throughout the first part of the book, the reader is repeatedly asked who is doing what, having to scroll back and forth between pages and reread some passages or parts of dialogues.
The difficulty in finding oneself is also worsened by the titles of the army’s unique characters and departments: Gran Pugno, Arsori di Ponti, Artiglio, Month. Further complexity is added by the fact that in the story different races interact with each other, even if it is never clear when we are talking about a real race – that is of non-human creatures, with particular and unique somatic traits, like the ancient Tiste Andii from black skin and iridescent eyes – and when instead of ethnic groups or citizens of various parts of the planet, especially since even trivial human beings live much longer than is usually allowed in our world.