Review of "HARVEST OF CENTAUR" by Eduardo Gallego and Guillem Sanchez - NOVA Ed B.

As every year, the Nova Collection Ediciones B publishes the winning book Short Novel prize UPC Science Fiction. This year's winning book is "Harvest Centauri"Eduardo Gallego and Guillem Sanchez.Harvest Centauri

Like all books NOVA Collection, the book includes a presentation of Miquel Barceló (without detracting from the content of the books, the presentation of Miquel Barceló is one of the best things about this collection). In this book also it gave the conference included Lois McMaster Bujold in the ceremony of the UPC awards. Still, I've missed you too advertize any of the finalists and the winning play section UPC students ... are usually interesting and different works, and in previous editions published them in the same book by the winning work ... What will the crisis?

Let's talk about the book:
La trama transcurre en un futuro lejano en el que nuestra galaxia está colonizada por humanos, pero por dos grupos separados que habían perdido contacto entre sí. Los de un brazo están más desarrollados en ingeniería y disponen de buenas naves espaciales, larga vida y androides de combate (con sentimientos) y que físicamente son indistinguibles de los humanos. En el otro brazo de la galaxia es la biología la ciencia que se ha desarrollado más, y sus habitantes son capaces de crear edificios a partir del desarrollo natural de árboles y plantas, son pacíficos y sociables, y aun a pesar de ser capaces de colonizar planetas de distintos sistemas, no disponen de naves que rivalicen con las de los humanos del otro brazo.

Only by developing the "first encounter" and the subsequent relationship between the two groups of settlers of the two arms, the book and promised to be interesting, but the authors have not been satisfied with this and have included in the plot to a powerful alien species it is dedicated to plant life different planets, and then returns to "pick up" their harvest.

Following this argument, some of the remaining planets to collect, are located in the human site arm which has developed more biology, and the imminent danger that leads to the appearance of these aliens causes the representatives of the two companies human unite to collaborate and solve the mystery of harvested planets.

As this is a short novel, the book is read in a couple of days and leaves you wanting to know more about human colonies and the interaction between them.

About the Authors: Eduardo Gallego is a biologist and professor of mycology at the University of Almería. Guillem Sánchez He is an economist and military history buff. Together they make a good tandem. I had not read anything about them so far, even though Miquel Barceló indicates in his preface that both are known in the world of Science Fiction Spanish, so we'll look to amend my mistake and read more books by these authors.

In short, a book 100% recommended, which leaves a good taste and makes for a fun weekend.

4 replies
  1. Guillem Sánchez
    Guillem Sánchez says:

    It Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Enter your blog, I usually go forward, and found a review of my latest book. I am pleased that you liked, and I hope you read the following deceive anyone.

  2. Montse
    Montse says:

    Guillem, to my surprise when I saw your comment!
    The book has delighted me and as I said in the post, now that I have discovered will read everything you've written (as long as it ;-) Science Fiction.
    By the way, have you thought about turning this short novel in a long novel?

  3. Guillem Sánchez
    Guillem Sánchez says:

    The story may continue, but I think that we extend what has been written. We like stories that "get to the point".
    All we have is science fiction (less "Shadows of honor" is an epic fantasy).
    On the website of my partner you can freely decargarte some accounts. Go to: http://www.ual.es/personal/egallego/unicorp.htm
    enter the "Articles" section and there are some stories like "After the disaster" or "I thought I saw a cute kitten" free download, which I might like. We recently published an anthology entitled "Wicked Games" where some anthropologists travel the galaxy and societies are encountering strange customs.

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