Brent- The first book I've been spending time with is from our sale book section. It is out of print but readily available in our shop.
#2- Burning Paradise, by Robert Charles Wilson
Description- From Robert Charles Wilson, the author of the Hugo-winning Spin, comes Burning Paradise, a new novel of humans coming to grips with a universe of implacable strangeness. Cassie Klyne, nineteen years old, lives in the United States in the year 2015—but it’s not our United States, and it’s not our 2015. Cassie’s world has been at peace since the Great Armistice of 1918. There was no World War II, no Great Depression. Poverty is declining, prosperity is increasing everywhere; social instability is rare. But Cassie knows the world isn’t what it seems. Her parents were part of a group who gradually discovered the awful truth: that for decades—back to the dawn of radio communications—human progress has been interfered with, made more peaceful and benign, by an extraterrestrial entity. That by interfering with our communications, this entity has tweaked history in massive and subtle ways. That humanity is, for purposes unknown, being farmed. Cassie’s parents were killed for this knowledge, along with most of the other members of their group. Since then, the survivors have scattered and gone into hiding. Cassie and her younger brother Thomas now live with her aunt Nerissa, who shares these dangerous secrets. Others live nearby. For eight years they have attempted to lead unexceptional lives in order to escape detection. The tactic has worked. Until now. Because the killers are back. And they’re not human.
Brent- Most of my current reading involves mysteries (I love the geography and climates), but there are a few science fiction writers whose work makes me drop everything and jump into their marvelous worlds. Wilson’s books are not usually happy affairs- they are loaded with pyrrhic victories.
Description (by author Carmen Leñero)- People in our country has some perverse stories where characters appear repeatedly. It is monstrous creatures that come from the pre-Hispanic world and Cologne, and who remain there. I heard their stories, I studied their legends, their attributes, their life and kindred. And I wrote these stories to narrate how they were born and probably some of his evil deeds.
Brent- My command of Spanish veers from weak to non-existent, so this amazing children’s book is perfect for me. I admit that the draw wasn't the tales, as great as they are, but the illustrations by the great Chilean artist Claudio Romo Torres. You can access his work for the book by following the link below. A warning- this book is extremely hard to find. There are books with the same title and there is also a first volume. It took me the better part of a year to finally find it in a shop in Mexico City.
A big thank you to Brent for keeping our reading wish list pleasantly full, and diverse!