terça-feira, 31 de julho de 2012

Novas aquisições...

Incarceron, Catherine Fisher [2007]

Imagine a prison so vast that it contains cells and corridors, forests, cities and seas. Imagine a prisioner with no memory, sure he came from Outside - though the prision has been sealed for centuries and only one man has ever escaped.
Imagine a girl in a manor house, in a society where time is forbidden, held in a 17th-century world run by computers, doomed to an arranged marriage, tangled in an assassination plot she dreads and desires.
One inside, one outside.
Both inprisoned.
Imagine Incarceron.

The Selection, Kiera Cass [2012]
In a world of glitering gowns and priceless jewels THE SELECTION is the chance of a lifetime: to compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's heart. But for America Singer it means tuning her back on her secret love, nad leaving home for a prize she doesn't want.
Then America meets Maxon and all her plans start to crumble. Can the life she's always dreamed of compare to a future she never imagined?

Ruby Red, Kerstin Gier [2009]

Although I had never seen him before, I recognized him immediately. I'd have known his voice anywhere. This was the guy I'd seen on my last journey back in time.
Or more precisely, the onde who'd kessed my doppelganger while I was hiding behind the curtain in disbelief.
Sisteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended - and rather eccentric - family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors' peculiar history, she's had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn't been introduced to "the mysteries", and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesley. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts takin sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.
She's totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He's obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she's seen in any century...

The Hobbit

Está confirmado que O Hobbit passará a três filmes. O primeiro, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, estreia este ano em Dezembro, o segundo, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, chegará aos cinemas em Dezembro de 2013, o o terceiro, ainda sem título, sairá em 2014.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

O realizador Peter Jackson confirmou que The Hobbit terá três partes. A história, passará assim, a um trilogia.  O primeiro filme, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, estreia em Dezembro; o segundo, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, chegará aso cinemas em Dezembro de 2013; e o terceiro filme, ainda sem título, sairá em 2014.

Bujold, Bujold, Bujold

Finalmente, chegaram os livros que há tanto desejava! Em segunda mão, mas já são meus. Há muito que tinha ouvido falar desta senhora que já venceu tantos Hugo Awards como Robert A. Heinlein, quarto para ser mais específica, e, será desta que vou poder ler os livros de Lois McMaster Bujold.
Bujold, é mais conhecida pela Vorkosigan Saga, várias obras de Ficção Científica, mais especificamente space operas. Falling Free (1989) venceu o Nebula Award; The Vor Game (1991 venceu o Hugo Award; Barryar (1992) venceu o Hugo Award e o Locus Award; Mirror Dance (1995) venceu o Hugo Award e o Locus Award;  Mountains of Mourning (1990 - Novella), venceu o Hugo Award e o Nebula Award.
Na fantasia, Bujold tem uma trilogia, Chalion Series e a série The Sharing Knife Series, dividida em quatro livros. The Paladin of Souls (2004), o segundo livro da Chalion Series, venceu o Hugo Award, o Nebula Award e o Locus Award.

The Warrior's Apprentice [1986]
Miles Naismith Vorkosigan's first task is to conquer himself. After that, the universe will be easy...
After failling the physicals for the Barrayaran Military Academy, the brittle-boned, dwarfish son of Cordelia and Aral Vorkosigan refuses to be daunted for long. An ill-advised impulse to rescue others, even if (or is that, because?) he cannot save himself, leads Miles to a galactic adventure that would most definitely not have been approved by his concerned parents, if he had mentioned it ti them. Miles pushes the dictum 'It is easier to gain forgiveness than permission' to its limits as a chain of self-inflicted circumstances leads him into a war zone. Where, to his dismay, he discovers it's not a game any more... and the consequences of his attempted chivarly can become a deadly threat to all he holds dear.

The Curse of Chalion [2001]
Lord Cazaril has been in turn courtier, castle-warder, and captain; now he is but a crippled ex-galley slave seeking nothing more than a menial job in the kitchens of the Dowager Provincara, the noble patroness of his youth. But Cazaril finds himself promoted to the exalted and dangerous position of secretary-tutor to Iselle, the beautiful, fiery sister of the heir to Chalion's throne.
Amidst the dacaying splendour and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cardegoss, Cazaril is forced to confront not only the powerful enemies who once boun him to a Roknari oar but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway od the gods.

The Sharing Knife
Beguilement [2006]
Troubled young Fawn Bluefield seeks a life beyond her family's farm. But en route to the city, she encounters a patrol of Lkewalkers, nomadic soldier - sorcerers from the northern woodlands. Feared necromancers armed with mysterious knives made of human bone, they wage a secret, ongoing war against the scourge of the "malices", imortal entities that draw the life out of their victims, enslaving human and animal alike.
It is Dag - a Lakewalker patroller weighed down by past sorrows and onerous present responsabilities - who must come to Fawn's aid when she is taken captive by a malice. They prevail at a devastating cost - unexpectedly binging their fates as they embark uopn a remarkable journey into danger and delight, prejudice and partnership...and perhaps even love.

Tudo sobre a autora aqui: Bujold

domingo, 22 de julho de 2012

Silent Hill: Revelation

É quase uma reunião, mas no novo filme Silent Hill: Revelation, podemos encontrar Sean Bean e Kit Harrington, Eddard Stark e Jon Snow, respectivamente, de Game of Thrones

Fica aqui um cena especifica em que aparece Kit Harrington que foi divulgada da Comic Con 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Está quase a estrear um dos filmes mais esperados do ano, que completa uma das melhores trilogias do cinema. The Dark Knight Rises estreia em Portugal a 2 de Agosto. Cristopher Nolan apresenta o último e tão aguardado filme, que dificilmente conseguirá superar o anterior, mas que completa uma trilogia fantástica. que termina este Verão.

Man of Steel

Já há um pequeno trailer para o novo Super-Homem que estreará em 2013, Man of Steel, que foi divulgado na Comic Con de 2012.

segunda-feira, 16 de julho de 2012

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare, autora Norte-Americana, nasceu em 1973 no Irão e passou os seus primeiros anos a viajar pelo mundo com a família e vários baús com livros de fantasia. Trabalhou como jornalista em Los Angeles e Nova Iorque, onde reside actualmente. 

The Mortal Instruments
City of Bones, 2007
City of Ashes, 2008
City of Glass, 2009
City of Fallen Angels, 2011
City of Lost Souls, 2012

The Infernal Devices Trilogy
Clockwork Angel, 2010
Clockwork Prince, 2011
Clockwork Princess, 2013

Em Portugal, os livros estão publicados pela Editora Planeta.
Caçadores de Sombras:
A Cidade dos Ossos (também existe o Booket)
A Cidade das Cinzas
A Cidade do Vidro
A Cidade dos Anjos Caídos

Caçadores de Sombras
As Origens Livro 1 - Anjo Mecânico

Site da Cassandra Clare: cassandra

domingo, 15 de julho de 2012

Imaginando FC (2)

Comfortably Numb

As Músicas da Minha Vida (8) 

Pink Floyd
1979 - The Wall

Comfortably Numb

Is there anybody in there
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb

Just a little pin prick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
And I have become
Comfortably numb.

Holly Black

Holly Black nasceu em 1971, é uma autora e editora Norte-Americana, mais conhecida por As Crónicas de Spiderwick, uma série de livros para crianças de fantasia que criou com o ilustrador Tony DiTerlizzi. É uma coleccionadora ávida de livros populares, bonecas assustadoras e chapéus excêntricos e vive em West Long Branch, Nova Jersey. 

The Modern Faerie Tales
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, 2002
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie, 2005
Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale, 2007

The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Field Guide, 2003
The Seeing Stone, 2003
Lucinda's Secret, 2003
The Wrath of Mulgarath, 2004
The Ironwood Tree, 2004
Arthur Spiderwick's Notebook of Fantastical Observations, 2005
Arthur Spiderwick's Field to the Fantastical World Around You, 2205
Care and Feeding of Sprites, 2006

Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles
The Nixie's Song, 2007
A Giant Problem, 2008
The Wyrm King, 2009

The Good Neighbors
Kin, 2008
Kith, 2009
Kind, 2010

The Curse Workers
White Cat, 2010
Red Glove, 2011
Black Heart, 2012

Em Portugal, parece que existem vários livros desta colecção editados pela Editora Presença.

As Crónicas de Spiderwick
O Livro Fantástico
A Pedra Mágica
O Mapa Secreto
O Plano Diabólico
A Árvore de Metal

As Novas Crónicas de Spiderwick
A Canção da Ninfa
Um Problema Gigantesco

O filme As Crónicas de Spiderwick de 2008, baseado no universo criado por Holly Black.

Site Oficial de Holly Black: blackholly