'Locus-díj' címkével ellátott könyvek a rukkolán


China Miéville - The ​City and the City
Better ​known for New Weird fantasies (Perdido Street Station, etc.), bestseller Miéville offers an outstanding take on police procedurals with this barely speculative novel. Twin southern European cities Beszel and Ul Qoma coexist in the same physical location, separated by their citizens' determination to see only one city at a time. Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad roams through the intertwined but separate cultures as he investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, who believed that a third city, Orciny, hides in the blind spots between Beszel and Ul Qoma. As Mahalia's friends disappear and revolution brews, Tyador is forced to consider the idea that someone in unseen Orciny is manipulating the other cities. Through this exaggerated metaphor of segregation, Miéville skillfully examines the illusions people embrace to preserve their preferred social realities.

C. J. Cherryh - Cyteen
Genetic ​manipulation, murder, intrigue and politics are just part of the story of a young scientist in this substantial book. C. J. Cherryh, who won the 1989 Hugo Award for this novel, following on her Hugo Award-winning Downbelow Station, offers another ambitious work. A geneticist is murdered by an adviser, but the scientist is replicated in the lab, leaving a prodigy who attempts to chart a different fate. The book is intense and complex yet always presented with the flow of true storytelling.

Katherine Addison - A ​koboldcsászár
A ​császár legifjabb, félig kobold fia egész életét száműzetésben töltötte, távol az udvartól és az ottani, halálos intrikáktól. Amikor azonban apja és három fivére életüket vesztik egy gyanús balesetben, egyedüli örökösként kénytelen elfoglalni a helyét a trónon. Maia nem ért a politikához, nincsenek sem barátai, sem szövetségesei, és bármelyik pillanatban vele is végezhet az, aki a családja elleni merényletet elkövette. Miközben láthatatlan ellenfelei a trónjára és az életére törnek, és talpnyalók próbálják saját érdekeik hálójába vonni, gyorsan meg kell tanulnia, hogyan álljon helyt császárként.

Katherine Addison - The ​Goblin Emperor
A ​vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment. Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend... and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne – or his life. This exciting fantasy novel, set against the pageantry and color of a fascinating, unique world, is a memorable debut for a great new talent.

Ursula K. Le Guin - The ​Dispossessed
The ​Principle of Simultaneity is a scientific breakthrough which will revolutionize interstellar civilization by making possible instantaneous communication. It is the life work of Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the arid anarchist world of Anarres. But Shevek's work is being stifled by jealous colleagues, so he travels to Anarres's sister-planet Urras, hoping to find more liberty and tolerance there. But he soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game.

Connie Willis - To ​Say Nothing of the Dog
Ned ​Henry shuttles between the 1940s and the twenty-first century while researching Coventry Cathedral for a patron interested in rebuilding it until the time continuum is disrupted.

Greg Egan - Oceanic
Collected ​together here for the first time are twelve stories by the incomparable Greg Egan, one of the most exciting writers of science fiction working today. In these dozen glimpses into the future Egan continues to explore the essence of what it is to be human, and the nature of what - and who - we are, in stories that range from parables of contemporary human conflict and ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants. Return to the universe of the meta-civilisation known as the Amalgam, which Egan explored in his critically acclaimed novel Incandescence: 'Riding the Crocodile', which recounts an epic endeavour a million years from now to bridge the divide between the Amalgam and the reclusive Aloof; 'Glory', set in the same future, in which two archaeologists strive to decipher the artefacts of an ancient civilisation, and 'Hot Rock', where an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter factional struggles, and a many-layered secret history. This superb collection also includes the title story, the Hugo Award-winning 'Oceanic': a boy is inducted into a religion that becomes the centre of his life, but as an adult he must face evidence that casts a new light on his faith.

Vonda N. McIntyre - Dreamsnake
In ​a world devastated by nuclear holocaust, Snake is a healer. One of an elite band dedicated to caring for sick humanity, she goes wherever her skills are needed. With her she takes the three deadly reptiles trhough which her cures are accomplished: a cobra, a rattlesnake, and a snake called Grass - a creature with the power to induce benign dreams, to smooth the path between life and death. Rare and valuable is the dreamsnake. When Grass is wantonly slain, Snake must journey across perilous landscapes to find another to take its place...

Ellen Kushner - The ​Privilege of the Sword
The ​Privilege of the Sword is a novel of love, betrayal, scandal, and secrets. Set between Kushner’s previous novel, Swordspoint, and her collaboration with Delia Sherman, The Fall of the Kings, Privilege is a marvelous tale crackling with energy, wit, and wonders. In a labyrinthine city full of intrigue, secrets, and scoundrels, in the Riverside district where society’s rules only loosely apply, Katherine, the niece of Alec Campion, Duke Tremontaine, dreams of a life of ladylike privilege. But — Katherine’s uncle is not called the Mad Duke for nothing. Her dreams crash down to earth when she discovers that her uncle wants an entirely different life for her. The Mad Duke wants to turn her into something unique, something the city has never seen before: a woman who can fight her own battles, a swordswoman. However, even the Mad Duke doesn’t realize what giving that power to a young girl will mean.

Н. К. Джемисин - Сто ​тысяч королевств
Йейнэ ​Дарр - презираемая всеми полукровка из дикого северного края - вдруг получает вызов во дворец самого могущественного властелина в Ста Тысячах Королевств. Ее дед, глава клана Арамери, совершает очень странный поступок - назначает ее своей наследницей. С этого момента для Йейнэ начинается новая жизнь: она вынуждена искать поддержки у пленных богов, разгадывать тайны кровавой семейной истории, интриговать и сражаться с другими претендентами на трон. Судьба человечества висит на волоске, а Йейнэ предстоит узнать, как далеко можно зайти ради любви - и ради ненависти - в мире, где судьбы смертных и богов накрепко связаны враждой и местью.

John Varley - Titan ​(angol)
John ​Varley's monumental trilogy - Titan, Wizard, and Demon - has achieved cult status, hailed as a modern triumph of the imagination by critics and fans. It begins with humankind's exploration of a massive satellite orbiting Saturn. It culminates in a shocking discovery: the satellite is a giant alien being. Her name is Gaea. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling - because it is a mind. A mind that calls out to explorers...and transforms all who enter.

Gene Wolfe - The ​Sword of the Lictor
Severian, ​the disgraced apprentice torturer, has reached his place of exile - Thrax, the city of Windowless Rooms, where he must take up his post as Lictor, executioner and torturer. However, he flees the city and heads into the mountains, to meet the mysterious Dr Talos.

Neil Gaiman - L'étrange ​vie de Nobody Owens
Nobody ​Owens était presque encore un bébé quand sa famille a péri sous la lame du plus célèbre des tueurs de Londres, le Jack. La nuit du drame, il est cependant parvenu à se réfugier dans un cimetière, où un couple de fantômes l'a recueilli et l'a élevé comme l'un des leurs, sous l'oeil bienveillant de Silas, son ami ni vivant ni mort. Mais cette période heureuse est aujourd'hui révolue, car le Jack rôde toujours, et l'heure est venue d'aller l'affronter une bonne fois pour toutes. A l'extérieur.

Orson Scott Card - Speaker ​for the Dead
The ​thrilling sequel to Ender’s Game and winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards—this full cast unabridged recording includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author. Three thousand years have passed since Ender Wiggin won humanity’s war with the Buggers by totally destroying them. Ender remains young, traveling the stars at the speed of relativity, but a hundred years or more might pass on Earth while he experiences a month-long voyage. In three thousand years, Ender’s books The Hive Queen and The Hegemon, written under a pseudonym, have become holy writ, while the name of Ender itself has become anathema: he is the Xenocide, the one who killed an entire race of thinking, feeling beings, killed the only other sapient race humankind had found in all the galaxy. The only ones, that is, until the planet called Lusitania was discovered and colonized. The discovery was seen as a gift to humanity, a chance to redeem the destruction of the Buggers. This time, the Starways Congress vowed, there would be no tragic misunderstanding leading to war. But once again men die, killed by the aliens in a rite no one understands. Ender, now known only as the Speaker for the Dead, comes to Lusitania to speak for those who have died and discovers that in order to tell the truth about them, he must unravel the secrets of Lusitania.

Katherine Addison - Der ​Winterkaiser
Magie ​und Intrigen am Hof des Elfenkaisers Mit ›Der Winterkaiser‹ hat Katherine Addison einen gefühlvollen und klugen Fantasy-Roman geschrieben, der für alle vier wichtigen Genre-Preise nominiert wurde: Hugo Award, Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award und Locus Award. Mit Letzterem wurde ›Der Winterkaiser‹ als »Bester Fantasy-Roman 2015« ausgezeichnet. Maia hat sein Leben bisher in der Provinz verbracht, wohin ihn sein Vater, der mächtige Elfenkaiser, verbannte. Doch als dieser zusammen mit den drei ältesten Prinzen bei einem Unglück überraschend verstirbt, sitzt Maia plötzlich auf dem Thron – und muss sich in einer komplizierten und teils feindlichen Umwelt behaupten. Maia – halb Elf, halb Kobold – macht die Erfahrung, dass das tägliche Leben eines Kaisers einem Spießrutenlauf gleicht: Jede Audienz ist eine Herausforderung, jede Palastintrige kann zur Entthronung und letztendlich zum Tod führen. Selbst so einfache Dinge wie Freundschaften zu schließen werden zur Herausforderung. Und dann ist da noch der mit allen Wassern gewaschene Lordkanzler, der versucht, den jungen, unerfahrenen Elfenkaiser unter seine Kontrolle zu bekommen

Mary Robinette Kowal - The ​Calculating Stars
A ​meteor decimates the U.S. government and paves the way for a climate cataclysm that will eventually render the earth inhospitable to humanity. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated timeline in the earth’s efforts to colonize space, as well as an unprecedented opportunity for a much larger share of humanity to take part. One of these new entrants in the space race is Elma York, whose experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too—aside from some pesky barriers like thousands of years of history and a host of expectations about the proper place of the fairer sex. And yet, Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions may not stand a chance.

Jacqueline Carey - Kushiel's ​Dart
A ​massive fantasy tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new one. Here is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phedre no Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, and the arts of pleasure. Above all, she learns the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, yet talented spy, she may seem an unlikely heroine... but when Phedre stumbles upon a plot threatening her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice but to act. Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia, and accompanied only by disdainful young warrior-priest, Phedre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey, to return to her people and deliver them a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond.

Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver
Daniel ​Waterhouse possesses a brilliant scientific mind and yet knows that his genius is dwarfed by that of his friends Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, and Robert Hooke. A student of the twin disciplines of science and alchemy, he is embroiled in a bloody struggle for religious freedom. Jack Shaftoe began his life as a London street urchin and is now a reckless wanderer in search of good fortune. The intrepid exploits of Half-Cocked Jack, King of the Vagabonds, are quickly becoming the stuff of legend through Europe. Eliza is a young woman whose ingenuity is all that keeps her alive after being set adrift from the Turkish harem in which she has been imprisoned since she was a child. Daniel, Jack and Eliza traverse a landscape populated by mad alchemists, Barbary pirates, and bawdy courtiers, as well as historical figures including Samuel Pepys, Ben Franklin, and other great minds of the age. Travelling from the infant American colonies to the Tower of London, the glittering courts of Louis XIV, and all manner of places in between, this magnificent historical epic brings to vivid life a time like no other, and establishes its author as one of the pre-eminent talents of our own age.

Neal Stephenson - The ​Confusion
It ​is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, back in France, the beautiful Eliza - toast of Versailles and spy extraordinaire - attempts to return to London with her baby, a child whose paternity is shrouded in mystery. Making her way home, her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King's court. Thrown back into a web of international intrigue, Eliza must contend with all manner of characters, including buccaneers, poisoners, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a stray cryptographer or two...

Seanan McGuire - Cada ​corazón, un umbral
Deslizándose ​entre las sombras bajo la cama, o a través de un armario, o por madrigueras de conejos... los niños siempre han sabido acceder a mundos mágicos. Pero ¿qué ocurre cuando regresan y no consiguen adaptarse y no son aceptados por sus familias? Eleanor West tiene un internado que acoge a estos niños que quieren volver a su mundo de fantasía. Pero con la llegada de Nancy algo cambia en el internado y pronto tendrán que enfrentarse a una tragedia por sí mismos.

Ismeretlen szerző - The ​Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection
Collecting ​twenty-eight of the best short stories and novellas from science fiction veterans and new talents, including Frederick Pohl and Robert Silverberg, this anthology also includes a summary of the year in SF and a recommended reading list.

Ismeretlen szerző - The ​Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

George R. R. Martin - Die ​Königin der Drachen
Daenerys ​Targaryen, die letzte aus dem Geschlecht der Drachenkönige, wird von Rachegelüsten verzehrt. Mit ihren drei jungen Drachen zieht sie zu den Stadtstaaten, um dort Söldner für ein Heer anzuwerben - allerdings sind die dortigen Sklavenhändler nicht gerade angenehme Geschäftspartner. Unterdessen sieht Robb Stark seine Chance gekommen, die Eisenmänner von Burg Winterfell zu vertreiben. Dabei muss er sich nicht nur vor den Lannisters in Acht nehmen, auch in den eigenen Reihen droht Verrat...

Orson Scott Card - Alvin ​Journeyman
Alvin ​is a Maker, the first to be born in a century. Now a grown man and a journeyman smith, Alvin has returned to his family in the town of Vigor Church. He will share in their isolation, work as a blacksmith, and try to teach anyone who wishes to learn the knack of being a Maker. For Alvin has had a vision of the Crystal City he will build, and he knows that he cannot build it alone. But he has left behind in Hatrack River enemies as well as true friends. His ancient foe, the Unmaker, whose cruel whispers and deadly plots have threatened Alvin’s life at every turn, has found new hands to do his work of destruction.

Gene Wolfe - Soldier ​of the Mist
Latro, ​a mercenary soldier from the north, has suffered a head wound in battle but has developed the ability to see and converse with all of the invisible gods, goddesses, ghosts, demons, and werewolfves that inhabit the land.

Kathe Koja - The ​Cipher
When ​a black hole materializes in the storage room down the hall from his apartment, poet and video store clerk Nicholas allows his curiosity to lead him into the depths of terror.

Ted Chiang - Érkezés ​és más novellák
Az ​Oscar-díjas film alapjául szolgáló novella és további hét történet. Az Érkezés és más novellák a létező legkülönbözőbb helyekre nyújt betekintést. Egy bábeli torony összeköti a Földet az égbolttal. A miénkhez nagyon hasonlító világban az angyali látogatások a mindennapi élet rémisztő és egyben csodálatos történései. Tudósok felfedeznek egy nem e világi nyelvet, ami alapjaiban változtatja meg a gondolkodásunkat és érzékelésünket az időről és a valóságról. Az idegi áramkörökben végzett apró módosítással eltörlődik a testi szépség alapján történő megkülönböztetés. Ted Chiang nyolc novellát tartalmazó, háromszoros Nebula-, valamint Hugo-, Locus-, Theodore Sturgeon- és Sidewise-díjas gyűjteményét sokan az új évezred legfontosabb novelláskötetének tartják. Szerzője a sci-fit olyan oldaláról ragadja meg és ábrázolja, ahogy előtte még senki más nem tette. Az Érkezés című novellából Denis Villeneuve forgatott 2016-ban nagy sikerű, Oscar-díjas filmet Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner és Forest Whitaker főszereplésével.

Lois McMaster Bujold - Mirror ​Dance
The ​exciting follow-up to Brothers in Arms. Miles Vorkosigan is in trouble. His brother, a cloned stranger formed from tissue stolen from Miles when he was a child, wants to murder and replace him. Unfortunately, Mark has learned that without Miles, he is . . . nothing.

Isaac Asimov - The ​Gods Themselves
And ​Man no longer stands alone in the universe. Now there are other worlds, other living beings. Alien beings who mate in threes and live on pure energy. New breeds of humans who have created their own environment and freed themselves from every social and sexual taboo. Yes, it is the future of new worlds, ever-changing worlds. And yet among them there is still Earth. Earth, where Man still strives to be the best. To advance himself beyond all other beings and their worlds. And this final, glorious step in mankind’s technical progress has been achieved: the discovery of an unlimited, non-polluting energy source. But what seems to be progress may, in reality, end in complete tragedy. Earth’s unlimited energy source is about to trigger unlimited destruction—and the end of a universe. “A tour de force unlike anything Asimov has done before.…The Gods Themselves is definitive science fiction…well worth reading.”—Philadelphia Bulletin

Naomi Novik - Black ​Powder War
After ​their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching. Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, faced with shattering betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive. But what chance do they have against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?

Naomi Novik - Drachenprinz
Kaum ​haben Captain Will Laurence und sein gewaltiger Drache Temeraire ihre erste Bewährungsprobe bestanden, da erscheint eine chinesische Delegation am britischen Königshof und fordert die Rückgabe Temeraires. Als Laurence sich weigert, muss er seinen geliebten Gefährten in den fernen Osten begleiten – ohne zu ahnen, was ihn und Temeraire am Ende ihrer langen, gefahrvollen Reise erwartet...

David Brin - Startide ​Rising
In ​its original paperback editon of 1983, this novel won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Brin's extensive revisions make this first hardcover edition an SF event. What remains most impressive is the complex background of political, cultural, linguistic and many other connections and missed connections among innumerable different species. Against the backdrop of an ancient spacefaring conglomerate, whose shared traditions have not halted their wars, the upstart Earthlings humans, dolphins, chimpanzees also stand divided. Brin raises questions not only of understanding but of ethics, for a "patron" race may genetically uplift another only to indenture them. His depiction of the dolphins' gains and losses now that they've become space pilots is particularly moving. Although Brin's characterization and storytelling are less adept here than in the work he has since written, this is one of the outstanding SF novels of recent years.