Ninefox GambitDe (autor) Yoon Ha Lee
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 15 Jun 2016
Această carte a fost nominalizată la Premiile Nebula 2017 (Romane).
Căpitanul Kel Cheris cade în dizgrație datorită metodelor neconvenționale utilizate în luptele cu ereticii.
Comandantul Kel îi oferă oportunitatea de a își reface imaginea prin recucerirea Fortăreței Acelor Împrăștiate, o fortăreață-stea care a fost recent capturată de către eretici.
Speranța lui Cheris stă în alianța cu tacticianul Shuos Jedao. Vestea bună este că Jedao nu a pierdut vreodată o bătălie și ar putea fi singurul om capabil care poate plănui asaltul asupra fortăreței.
Vestea rea este că Jedao a înnebunit în prima sa viață masacrând două armate inclusiv una aflată sub comanda lui.
Cheris trebuie să decidă dacă își poate pune încrederea în Jedao pentru că ea poate fi următoarea sa victimă.
Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.
The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.
Yoon Ha Lee is a writer and mathematician from Houston, Texas, whose work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed and The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He has published over forty short stories, and his critically acclaimed collection Conservation of Shadows was released in 2013. He lives in Louisiana with his family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators.
“I love Yoon's work! Ninefox Gambit is solidly and satisfyingly full of battles and political intrigue, in a beautifully built far-future that manages to be human and alien at the same time. It should be a treat for readers already familiar with Yoon's excellent short fiction, and an extra treat for readers finding Yoon's work for the first time.”
“Starship Troopers meets Apocalypse Now – and they’ve put Kurtz in charge... Mind-blistering military space opera, but with a density of ideas and strangeness that recalls the works of Hannu Rajaniemi, even Cordwainer Smith. An unmissable debut.”
"A striking space opera by a bright new talent."
“For sixteen years Yoon Ha Lee has been the shadow general of science fiction, the calculating tactician behind victory after victory. Now he launches his great manoeuvre. Origami elegant, fox-sly, defiantly and ferociously new, this book will burn your brain. Axiomatically brilliant. Heretically good.”
"A high-octane ride through an endlessly inventive world, where calendars are weapons of war and dead soldiers can assist the living. Bold, fearlessly innovative and just a bit brutal, this is a book that deserves to be on every awards list."
“Daring, original and compulsive. As if Cordwainer Smith had written a Warhammer novel.”