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Фантастика, фэнтези, мистика и неклассифицируемые шадевры письменности (западные авторы)

Серия "Азбука классики":

Брэдбери Р. "Вино из одуванчиков"
12.07.2012

Серия "Новая фантастика":

Дик Ф.К. "Пересадочная планета"
18.07.2012
Сборник рассказов
Аннотация: "Знаменитый фантаст Брайан Олдисс сказал об этом человеке: «Он оставил следы не только в нашей памяти, но и в нашем воображении». Наследие Филипа К. Дика — это и романы, многие из которых вошли в сокровищницу мировой «высокой» прозы, и несколько десятков легко читающихся, но трудно забывающихся новелл, написанных в той же неподражаемой манере прославленного «разрушителя реальности».
Во второй том полного собрания рассказов Филипа К. Дика, многие из которых впервые публикуются на русском языке, вошла «Вторая модель», по мотивам которой был снят культовый фантастический фильм «Крикуны»".


Мьевиль Ч. "Кракен"
12.07.2012
"Kraken" (2010). Награжден "Locus"-2011. По результатам "SF Site Poll"-2011 занял 2 место.
"Fantasy novel about the disappearance of a huge squid specimen from London's Natural History Museum"(с) Locus Online New in Paperback, late May 2011.
Перевод интервью с писателем в "International Socialist Review" (изрядная часть посвящена "Кракену") выложен здесь - http://www.rabkor.ru/?area=articleItem&id=12585&mode=print (исходник есть тут http://www.isreview.org/issues/75/interview-mieville.shtml)
Рецензия Гэри К. Волфа (Gary K. Wolfe) - http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2010/06/gary-k-wolfe-reviews-china-miville/
Отрывок на английском http://www.randomhouse.com/book/114260/kraken-by-china-mieville#excerpt
Из рецензии в "Publishers Weekly": "British fantasist Mieville mashes up cop drama, cults, popular culture, magic, and gods in a Lovecraftian New Weird caper sure to delight fans of Perdido Street Station and The City & the City. When a nine-meter-long dead squid is stolen, tank and all, from a London museum, curator Billy Harrow finds himself swept up in a world he didn't know existed: one of worshippers of the giant squid, animated golems, talking tattoos, and animal familiars on strike. Forced on the lam with a renegade kraken cultist and stalked by cops and crazies, Billy finds his quest to recover the squid sidelined by questions as to what force may now be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Even Mieville's eloquent prose can't conceal the meandering, bewildering plot, but his fans will happily swap linearity for this dizzying whirl of outrageous details and fantastic characters."
Англоаннотация: "With this outrageous new novel, China Mieville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.
In the Darwin Centre at London’s Natural History Museum, Billy Harrow, a cephalopod specialist, is conducting a tour whose climax is meant to be the Centre’s prize specimen of a rare Architeuthis dux—better known as the Giant Squid. But Billy’s tour takes an unexpected turn when the squid suddenly and impossibly vanishes into thin air.
As Billy soon discovers, this is the precipitating act in a struggle to the death between mysterious but powerful forces in a London whose existence he has been blissfully ignorant of until now, a city whose denizens—human and otherwise—are adept in magic and murder.
There is the Congregation of God Kraken, a sect of squid worshippers whose roots go back to the dawn of humanity—and beyond. There is the criminal mastermind known as the Tattoo, a merciless maniac inked onto the flesh of a hapless victim. There is the FSRC—the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit—a branch of London’s finest that fights sorcery with sorcery. There is Wati, a spirit from ancient Egypt who leads a ragtag union of magical familiars. There are the Londonmancers, who read the future in the city’s entrails. There is Grisamentum, London’s greatest wizard, whose shadow lingers long after his death. And then there is Goss and Subby, an ageless old man and a cretinous boy who, together, constitute a terrifying—yet darkly charismatic—demonic duo.
All of them—and others—are in pursuit of Billy, who inadvertently holds the key to the missing squid, an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be."

Аннотация: "Впервые на русском — недавний роман от флагмана движения «новые странные», автора трилогии, объединяющей «Железный Совет», «Шрам» и «Вокзал потерянных снов» (признанный фантасмагорический шедевр, самый восхитительный и увлекательный, на взгляд коллег по цеху, роман наших дней, лучшее, по мнению критиков, произведение в жанре стимпанк со времен «Машины различий» Гибсона и Стерлинга).
Из Дарвиновского центра при лондонском Музее естествознания исчезает в своем контейнере формалина гигантский кальмар — архитевтис. Отвечал за него куратор Билли Харроу, который и обнаруживает невозможную пропажу; вскоре пропадает и один из охранников. Странности на этом только начинаются: Билли вызывают на собеседование в ПСФС — отдел полиции, занимающийся Преступлениями, Связанными с Фундаментализмом и Сектами. Именно ПСФС ведет расследование; именно в ПСФС Билли сообщают, что его спрут может послужить отмычкой к армагеддону, а сам Билли — стать объектом охоты. Ступив на этот путь, он невольно оказывается не пешкой, но ключевой фигурой в противостоянии невообразимого множества группировок оккультного Лондона, каждая со своим богом и своим апокалипсисом"
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Серия "Книга-загадка, книга-бестселлер":

Кристофер П. "Ересь ацтеков"
16.07.2012
Paul Christopher. "The Aztec Heresy" (2008), 4-я часть цмкла "Finn Ryan", начатого романами "Тень Микеланджело" (Michelangelo's Notebook, 2005), "Евангелие от Люцифера" ((The Lucifer Gospel, 2006) и "Призрак Рембрандта" (Rembrandt's Ghost, 2007).
Аннотация: "Занимаясь поисками затонувшего в Карибском море испанского галеона, археолог Финн Райан и ее партнер лорд Билли Пилгрим находят свидетельство об утраченном ацтекском кодексе - бесценной древней книге, в которой, возможно, находится ключ к сокровищам Монтесумы. Эти несметные богатства были спрятаны конкистадором Эрнаном Кортесом в легендарном Золотом городе где-то в джунглях на полуострове Юкатан. Финн и Билли начинают распутывать клубок тайн, ведущих к кодексу, и очень скоро обнаруживают, что они не одиноки. За обладание Кодексом Кортеса готовы пойти на все глава тайной службы Ватикана и американский миллиардер, преследующий свои зловещие цели…"
Здесь упоминаю, наверное, только для массовости.

Серия "Грандмастер приключений":

Касслер К., Касслер Д. "Полумесяц разящий"
23.07.2012
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler. "Crescent Dawn" (2010)
21-й роман из сериала про Дирка Питта.
Англоаннотация: "In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it."
Здесь скорее для массовости, чем из-за какой-то фантастичности.

Серия "Книга-фантазия":

Эванс К. "Хроники железных эльфов. Книга 2. Свет пылающих теней"
16.07.2012
Перенос с апреля
Крис Эванс (Chris Evans). "The Light of Burning Shadows" (2009)
2-я часть цикла "Iron Elves", начатого романом "Хроники железных эльфов. Книга 1. Тьма, выкованная в огне" ("A Darkness Forged in Fire", 2008). В цикл также входит "Ashes of a Black Frost" (2010).
Заглянуть внутрь американского издания - http://books.simonandschuster.com/Ashes-of-a-Black-Frost/Chris-Evans/9781439180662/browse_inside
Англоаннотация: "Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense—and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing.
Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood. Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed. But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves—both living and dead—that another, far more important battle now looms before them. The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch.
In this third novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans’s Iron Elves saga, Konowa’s ultimate journey is fraught with escalating danger. A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even more monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve. The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find.
And so Konowa sets off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has cast his life in darkness. For though his long, violent trek may indeed lead him to his destiny, he is ill prepared for the discovery he will make . . . with the fate of the Iron Elves, and the world, hinging on the courage of one wrathful elf."



Серия "Сумерки":

Блэк Х. "Красная перчатка"
19.07.2012
"Red Glove" (2011)
2-я часть цикла "Curse Workers", начатого романом "Белая кошка" ("White Cat", 2010). В цикл также входит "Black Heart" (в апреле 2012)
Фэнтези для старшего школьного возраста "about a family of illegal curse workers" ;)
"Her latest novels are the Curse Workers trilogy, about con artists in a world where some people can work magic through touch: White Cat (2010), Red Glove (2011), and Black Heart (2012)"(c) Locus
Англоаннотация: "Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe’s world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she’s human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila’s now been cursed to love him. And if Lila’s love is as phony as Cassel’s made-up memories, then he can’t believe anything she says or does.
When Cassel’s oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help solve the crime. But the mob is after him too—they know how valuable he could be. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can’t trust anyone—least of all, himself?"


Дероше Л. "В объятиях демона"
25.07.2012
Э, перенос с мая, значит?
Lisa DesRochers "Personal Demons" (2010)
1-я часть одноименной трилогии подростковой городской фэнтези, в которую также входит "Original Sin" (2011). В мае 2012 выходит третий роман цикла - "Last Rite" (2012).
Описание цикла из англовикипедии: "This young-adult, urban fantasy series centers around Frannie Cavanaugh, a good Catholic girl with a unique skill she’s unaware she possesses, who finds herself in a battle for not just her soul, but also her heart, between Lucifer Cain, a demon sent by the king of Hell to tag Frannie’s soul, and Gabriel, the angel sent to protect her."
Из рецензии John Peters в "Booklist": "In this steamy case of adolescent wish fulfillment, high-school senior Frannie finds herself caught between two impossibly hot new schoolmates who turn out to be a demon and an angel wrangling for her soul. Will she choose dark, thrillingly dangerous Luc (a First Level demon from his namesake’s Acquisitions Department, and her co-narrator) or blond, dazzling Gabe? Rather than go for a metaphorical level—Frannie, as it turns out, is being wooed because she possesses a psychic ability that would be invaluable to “the Almighty” and Lucifer alike—the author crafts a suitable plot for her Buffy-style protagonist, well endowed with innuendo-laden conversation, heavy breathing, and battles with hell-spawn set against a backdrop of shared school assignments and weekend parties. Ultimately, Frannie falls in love with Luc, as he intends, but to his stunned dismay, he finds himself reciprocating—introducing some wild twists in a tale that stands alone well enough but leaves avenues for sequels. Though the theology doesn’t bear close examination, readers may have to take breaks to cool down. Grades 9-12."
Англоаннотация: "Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can’t seem to stay away from him.
What she doesn’t know is that Luc is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them."

Сайт автора - http://www.lisadwrites.com

Серия "Люди против магов":

Диббен Д. "Хранители истории. Буря начинается"
05.07.2012
Дебютный роман киносценрариста Damian Dibben "The Storm Begins" (2011; также иногда пишется как "The History Keepers: The Storm Begins")
1-я часть цикла "Хранители истории" (History Keepers). В августе 2012 выходит продолжение - Circus Maximus (2012).
Англоаннотация: "Imagine if you lost your parents - not just in place, but in time. Jake Djones' mum and dad have gone missing and they could be anywhere in the world - at any time in history. Because the Djones family have an astonishing secret, which for years they've managed to keep - even from each other. They belong to the HISTORY KEEPERS: a secret society which travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself. In the quest to find his parents, Jake is whisked from 21st Century London to 19th century France, the headquarters of the mysterious History Keepers, where he discovers the truth about his family's disappearance - and the diabolical Prince Zeldt's plan to destroy the world as we know it ..."

Серия "Вселенная Игр":

Эвенсон Б.К. "Dead Space. Мученик"
12.07.2012
B. K. Evenson "Dead Space: Martyr" (2010)
Роман-приквел к игре "Dead Space" (2008)
О романе в англовикипедии: "A novel written by B. K. Evenson, set roughly 200 years before Dead Space. It tells the story of geophysicist Michael Altman, who discovers a mysterious signal within the Chicxulub crater and after secretly obtaining a piece of the Marker, leaks it to the public and spreads the visions he received from it. He becomes the unwilling "prophet" of the Marker, marking the beginning of Unitology."
Аннотация: "Род человеческий не ведал о том, что еще в час своего рождения он был проклят на многие века вперед. Что его будущее — это мир, в котором мертвецы вернутся к жизни.
Все началось у берегов полуострова Юкатан. Чтобы изучить лежащую в кратере подводного вулкана океана археологическую находку, была организована дорогостоящая экспедиция. Но исследователей, пытавшихся приблизиться к загадочному Черному Обелиску, ожидала страшная судьба...
Впервые на русском языке — роман-приквел к знаменитой компьютерной игре!"


Серия "Весь Роллинс" (обложка):

Роллинс Д. "Алтарь Эдема"
16.07.2012
переиздание

Роллинс Д. "Ключ Судного дня"
09.07.2012
переиздание

Роллинс Д. "Печать Иуды"
23.07.2012
переиздание



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Серия "Проект Манга. Skip Beat!" (обложка):

Накамура Е. "Skip Beat! Не сдавайся! Книга 4"
01.07.2012

Серия "Проект Манга. Король-шаман" (обложка):

Такэи Х. "Король-шаман. Книга 4. Тотемный столб"
05.07.2012

Серия "Проект Манга. Наруто" (обложка):

Кисимото М. "Наруто. Книга 20. Наруто против Саскэ!!!"
13.07.2012

Серия "Проект Манга. Рыцарь-вампир" (обложка):

Хино М. "Рыцарь-вампир. Книга 10"
09.07.2012
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