I don’t know what others are like, but for me autumn is the favorite time of year to read. That’s right, all publishers compete to publish books and promote new collections or future bestsellers. And a warm autumn urges you for nature walks and readings.
An unkindness of magicians shows us the hidden side of New York, namely the world of magic. Written in a fast-paced, cinematic way, Kat Howard gathers in the 296 pages, drama, magical battles and secrets hidden under spells. An ideal book for a quiet September day and a longing for escapism. The book is published by Nemira Publishing House, Armada collection, translated by Mihaela Ioncelescu.
Kim Stanley Robinson imagines a future in which China is the main colonizer of the Moon. A future that many of us think about with fear.
The novel follows Fred Fredricks, an American employee of a Swiss telecommunications company, sent to the Moon to deliver a highly secure communication device. Once there, he becomes trapped in the struggles for control of the various Chinese factions and becomes a fugitive alongside the daughter of an important communist member of the Chinese Party.
Although the novel is thought of as a thriller, it is read slowly, slowly. Kim Stanley Robinson creates historical context, and the reflections of the characters carry you through quantum physics, economics, feng-shui and poetry. Like the SF masterpiece – Mars Trilogy – Kim Stanley Robinson gives depth and substance to the characters: they interact normally, coherently and, considering the context, as humanly as possible.