The OF Blog: Spanish and Pirate Book Porn

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Spanish and Pirate Book Porn



Three long-desired books arrived via parcel post today. The first two are very promising 2008 releases in Spain, including the winner of the V Premio Minotauro (Premio Internacional de Ciencia Ficción y Literatura Fantástica), while the other is an original anthology dealing with pirates (no truth yet to the rumors that there is a forthcoming anthology on ninjas).

Left: Javier Negrete, Salamina (from the Premio Ignotus-winning author, this is a very promising historical fiction regarding the Battle of Salamis, the largest naval battle in antiquity and the key point in the Persian War); Federico Fernández Giordano, El Libro de Nobac (Premio Minotauro-winning novel that according to the blurbs contains elements of Poe, Borges, and Lovecraft. I'll translate the back cover for it and for Negrete's novel in the next few hours or days, time/energy permitting).


Left: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (eds.), Fast Ships, Black Sails (original pirate-themed anthology that came out a few weeks ago. Considering the VanderMeers work on The New Weird and Steampunk anthologies earlier this year, my curiosity was piqued, even if I sometimes wonder at all the pirate fanciers out there ;)).

2 comments:

Dark Wolf said...

Negrete's novel looks good. And the cover reminds me of those from the David Gemmell's series, "Troy".
Happy reading, Larry :)

Larry said...

Yeah, I have very high hopes for this book, since I've enjoyed three other novels of Negrete's. The Giordano book isn't too shabby either; I'll write a review this weekend or next.

 
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