torsdag 12 april 2012

Nya boktips

Nu tänker jag än en gång babbla lite om alla böcker där ute som jag vill läsa. Plockade några från min önskelista, någon som läst någon av böckerna? Är de värda att lägga tid på?

Hull zero three av Greg Bear
A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination - unknown. Its purpose - a mystery.
   Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home - a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms-he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger.
   All he has are questions -- Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to Hull 03?
   All will be answered, if he can survive the ship.

   HULL ZERO THREE is an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride through the darkest reaches of space.

Det här är inte en YA, det är en vuxenbok, men den verkar spännande och lite läskig. Handlingen påminner mi lite om filmen Pandorum, och den älskade jag. Hoppas att boken är lika bra.

Robopocalypse av Daniel Wilson
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
   When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united.

Ännu en vuxnbok. Titeln är klockren, och jag känner någon slags hatkärlek för omslaget.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox av Mary E Pearson
Everything is different.
   Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long coma - so she's been told - and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She's been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won't anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions.
   What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she really?

Har läst nästan enbart positiva recensioner om den här, såklart man blir nyfiken.

Night of the living trekkies av Kevin David Anderson
Journey to the final frontier of sci-fi zombie horror!
   Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.
   But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!
   As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?

Jag vet, det låter lite nördigt, och jag ar aldrig ens tittat på Star Trek, men tycker ändå att boken verkar ha sin egen charm. Dessutom har den världens coolaste boktrailer.

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