#UnAñoDeAutoras: Kameron nos recomienda sus autoras favoritas

No puedo expresar mi gratitud por el detalle que ha tenido Kameron de hablar con alguien como yo, que tiene literalmente 64 seguidores en su blog. ¡Aquí vienen sus recomendaciones!

Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead. 

¿Dónde encontrarla? Amazon

¿Qué opina Kameron? Lesbian necromancers in space!

Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties (Su cuerpo y otras fiestas)

Una mujer se niega a permitir que su marido le quite una misteriosa cinta verde que lleva alrededor del cuello; otra mujer relata sus encuentros sexuales mientras una letal plaga se extiende por el planeta; una intervención quirúrgica para perder peso tiene unos resultados siniestros; un par de detectives investigan varios crímenes acompañados por los fantasmas de las chicas asesinadas; una mujer es capaz de oír los pensamientos de los actores de las películas porno… Los ocho cuentos que componen este libro exploran el universo femenino mezclando sin complejos terror, realismo mágico, erotismo, ciencia ficción y comedia. Aquí la sexualidad confluye con lo siniestro, el deseo se torna perturbador, el humor deriva hacia lo grotesco y el cuerpo y la carnalidad se convierten en el sugestivo e inquietante centro de la creación literaria.

¿Dónde encontrarla? Editorial Anagrama

¿Qué opina Kameron? Frightening, evocative writing on par with anything by Angela Carter. (Escritura aterradora y sugerente a la par de cualquier cosa de Angela Carter.)

Emma Newman, Before Mars

After months of travel, Anna Kubrin finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist-in-residence. Already she feels like she is losing the connection with her husband and baby at home on Earth–and she’ll be on Mars for over a year. Throwing herself into her work, she tries her best to fit in with the team.

But in her new room on the base, Anna finds a mysterious note written in her own handwriting, warning her not to trust the colony psychologist. A note she can’t remember writing. She unpacks her wedding ring, only to find it has been replaced by a fake.

Finding a footprint in a place the colony AI claims has never been visited by humans, Anna begins to suspect that her assignment isn’t as simple as she was led to believe. Is she caught up in an elaborate corporate conspiracy, or is she actually losing her mind? Regardless of what horrors she might discover, or what they might do to her sanity, Anna has find the truth before her own mind destroys her.

¿Dónde encontrarla? Amazon

¿Qué opina Kameron? Exceptional book about memory, loss, and the privatization of Mars.

Caitlin Starling, The Luminous Dead

When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant she’d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe. Keeping her sane.

Instead, she got Em.

Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre’s body with drugs or withholding critical information to “ensure the smooth operation” of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyre’s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too . . .

As Gyre descends, little inconsistencies—missing supplies, unexpected changes in the route, and, worst of all, shifts in Em’s motivations—drive her out of her depths. Lost and disoriented, her control giving way to paranoia and anger, Gyre severs her connection with Em and the outside world. On her own in this mysterious, deadly place, surrounded by darkness and the unknown, Gyre must overcome more than just the dangerous terrain and the Tunneler which calls underground its home if she wants to make it out alive—she must confront the ghosts in her own head.

But how come she can’t shake the feeling she’s being followed?

¿Dónde encontrarla? Amazon

¿Qué opina Kameron? A masterful, nail-biting thriller. Meticulously researched, expertly paced, with yearning, self-destructive heroines.

Kali Wallace, Salvation Day

Zahra knew every detail of the plan. House of Wisdom, a massive exploration vessel, had been abandoned by the government of Earth a decade earlier, when a deadly virus broke out and killed everyone on board in a matter of hours. But now it could belong to her people if they were bold enough to take it. All they needed to do was kidnap Jaswinder Bhattacharya—the sole survivor of the tragedy, and the last person whose genetic signature would allow entry to the spaceship.

But what Zahra and her crew could not know was what waited for them on the ship—a terrifying secret buried by the government. A threat to all of humanity that lay sleeping alongside the orbiting dead.

And then they woke it up.

¿Dónde encontrarlo? Amazon

¿Qué opina Kameron? A smart, gripping thriller. Perfect for fans of Aliens and locked spaceship murder mysteries

K.S. Villoso, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

Born under the crumbling towers of Oren-yaro, Talyien aren dar Orenar’s life unfolded like a storybook. The shining jewel and legacy of the War of the Wolves that nearly tore her nation apart, her marriage to the Ikessar heir, Rayyel, spoke of peaceful days to come.

But all storybooks must end. Rayyel suddenly left the night before they were to be crowned, leaving the land as divided as before.

Years later, in the midst of the warlords’ rising tensions, Talyien receives a message from Rayyel, urging her to meet with him in the Empire of Ziri-nar-Orxiaro. An assassination attempt interrupts Talyien’s quest for reconciliation, sending the queen struggling in a strange and dangerous land. With betrayals in every twist and turn, she is forced to enlist the help of a con-artist to survive and save her husband from the clutches of those who would seek to use him for their gain…if he would let her.

¿Dónde encontrarla? Amazon

¿Qué opina Kameron? Villoso deftly creates an intricate and compelling world of high fantasy intrigue and adventure dominated by a crafty, whip-smart heroine determined to unite her kingdom at any cost.

Rebecca Roanhorse, Trail of Lightning (El rastre del llamp)

Mentre que pràcticament tot el món ha desaparegut per les inundacions d’una apocalipsi climàtica, Dinétah (antiga reserva navajo) ha renascut.
Els déus i els herois caminen entre els humans, però també els monstres.
La Maggie Hoskie és una matamonstres de Dinétah, una assassina amb poders sobrenaturals. Quan un poblat necessita ajuda per trobar una nena desapareguda, la Maggie és la seva última esperança, però el que descobreix del monstre és molt més espantós del que s’hauria pogut imaginar.
A contracor, la Maggie rep l’ajuda d’en Kai Arviso, un xaman molt poc convencional, i tots dos viatgen per la reserva desxifrant pistes de llegendes antigues, intercanviant favors amb engalipadors i lluitant contra la bruixeria més obscura en un món fragmentat on la tecnologia fa fallida i les morts se succeeixen sense explicació aparent.
Quan la Maggie descobreix la veritat que s’amaga rere els assassinats, haurà d’enfrontar-se al seu passat, si vol sobreviure.
Benvinguts al Sisè Món.

¿Dónde encontrarla? Mai més llibres

¿Qué opina Kameron? A ballsy, mercenary-esque monster hunter eeks out a living after the apocalypse. Excellent if you loved my God’s War books or Mad Max: Fury Road. (Un caçador de monstres d’estil mercenari, que busca la vida després de l’apocalipsi. Excel·lent si us encanten els llibres de la meva Guerra de Déu o Mad Max: Fury Road.)


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