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The Silver Wind: Four Stories of Time Disrupted

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Martin Newland is fascinated by the nature of time. Watches and clocks are for him metaphorical time machines, a secret means of coming to terms with his clouded past and voyaging forward into the future. But was his first timepiece a Smith, given to him on his fourteenth birthday, or the Longines he received as a present four years later? Was it the small brass travelling ...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Eibonvale Press
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Oscar
La escritora inglesa Nina Allan, nos ofrece en ‘Máquinas del tiempo’ un sugerente compendio de cinco relatos, que si bien pueden leerse de manera independiente, mantienen un nexo en común. El libro puede encuadrarse dentro del género de ciencia ficción, pero no son exactamente historias de viajes en el tiempo, sino más bien de universos paralelos, de realidades alternativas. Creo que este libro gustaría incluso a aquellas personas que no leen habitualmente ciencia ficción.

El protagonista princip
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Koreander
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‘Máquinas del tiempo’, la primera obra de Nina Allan que llega a nuestro país gracias a la colección Fábulas de Albión de NEVSKY, es un niño mimado. No hay más que coger el libro para darse cuenta. Es algo que se nota al analizar los materiales de su edición impresa, la portada, los detalles de las solapas, los materiales adicionales como una entrevista a la autora por la también prologuista de este título, Sofia Rhei, y sobre todo, su contenido. ‘Máquinas
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La Espada en la Tinta
El viaje en el tiempo, clásico tema de la ciencia ficción. Los autores amantes de la historia mandan a sus personajes al pasado, normalmente solo como observadores de hechos trascendentes (con la gran advertencia «¡no toques nada!» pesando siempre sobre ellos). Si se busca un efecto de inquietud, incluso de terror, se puede recurrir a visitar futuros distópicos, con un tono admonitorio; o peor aún, a castigar al insensato que recorre la línea temporal a contracorriente con la visión de lo que su ...more
Manu
(Reseña en Fantífica, con resaltados, imágenes y cosas.)

Solo hace falta tocar con los dedos la edición que ha hecho Fábulas de Albión (Nevsky) de The Silver Wind, el segundo libro propiamente dicho de Nina Allan, para darnos cuenta de que estamos ante una obra bien cuidada. Si luego miramos la portada, la sensación se confirma: aparte de la preciosa ilustración de Eva Ramón, lleva bien visibles los nombres de las traductoras e informa de que el libro cuenta con un prólogo escrito por Sofía Rhei,
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Reseña de Manu Viciano · Nota: 7,8 · Reseña en Fantífica

Solo hace falta tocar con los dedos la edición que ha hecho Fábulas de Albión (Nevsky) de The Silver Wind, el segundo libro propiamente dicho de Nina Allan, para darnos cuenta de que estamos ante una obra bien cuidada. Si luego miramos la portada, la sensación se confirma: aparte de la preciosa ilustración de Eva Ramón, lleva bien visibles los nombres de las traductoras e informa de que el libro cuenta con un prólogo escrito por Sofía Rhei,
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Sub_zero
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Nina Allan nos ofrece en 'Máquinas del tiempo' una estupenda novela corta estructurada en forma de cinco relatos y un breve epílogo, capaces de reinventar completamente nuestra concepción de los viajes espacio-temporales gracias a su innovadora puesta en escena y al irresistible encanto de su estilizada prosa. Cada uno de los relatos supone una perspectiva fascinante y complementaria de una única historia principal, una obra que sorprende de manera constante al lector espabilado con innumerab
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David Hebblethwaite
Nina Allan is gaining a reputation as one of the most interesting British writers of speculative short fiction to emerge in recent years; her new collection is ample demonstration of why. The Silver Wind collects five ‘stories of time disrupted’ which are set in London and/or Sussex (though not necessarily the same ones), and which ostensibly share characters (though a character in one piece may be different when we encounter them again in another). The ultimate story of the volume may lie just ...more
Seregil of Rhiminee
The Silver Wind is the first short story collection that I've read from Nina Allan and it definitely won't be the last, because she's a great and talented writer. Earlier I read one of her stories (Bellony in the Blind Swimmer anthology) and I liked it very much, so I had high hopes for this collection. All my hopes were fulfilled, because The Silver Wind is a fantastic collection.

The Silver Wind is a short, but complicated collection of five interlinking science fiction stories. The stories are
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Trevor Denyer
This is a brilliant novel that intertwines themes and times as the protagonists relate to one another in ways that contradict then connect, leaving traces of memory with the reader, like hooks that the characters are only vaguely aware of, but which the reader sees through the prism of time travel.
The story of Martin Newland will take you into a strange world where time is not linear, but consists of many variables, governed by the movement of watches and clocks.
Nina Allan has created a complex
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Mark Webb
The Silver Wind: Four Stories of Time Disrupted by Nina Allan is not a book I would have come across myself.I read it as a result of it being the subject of one of my favourite podcasts, The Writer and the Critic , this month (February 2012). And my experience of reading it reinforces my belief in the benefits of stretching my reading circle - it was fantastic.

I try not to put spoilers in my reviews, and this review is no exception. However, I would say that reading this book completely fresh wit
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Andrew
These four interlinked tales (five if you include the afterword) are all connected by the nebulous concept of time. Whilst each can stand alone individually, together they make a strange and complex narrative. Characters are repeated - sometimes interchanging roles, sometimes with subtle name changes - but somehow as a whole it works splendidly. Nina's prose is understated, succinct. For those who want something a little different whilst adhereing to traditional prose, this book might be for you ...more
Marion
This is apparently marketed as a short story collection. However, I decided to read it as a science-fiction novel, the four stories being four different sides to a same general story, but taking place in different alternate universes.

It took me quite a while to get through it, but once I did, I realised that I quite enjoyed it. It is confusing at first, all those names reappearing but not being the same characters, but once you get passed that and get into the story, it all become very interesti
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Dasein Seescribe Junto

The Silver Wind: Four Stories of Time Disrupted es un libro de ciencia ficción sin naves. Ni máquinas del tiempo, por lo que hace al caso. No está ambientada en el espacio exterior sino en uno de esos otros mundos en que las calles tienen los nombres de las calles de Londres, y las playas del sur de Inglaterra no son más que montones de guijarros.

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Kirstyn McDermott
For an in depth review and discussion of The Silver Wind, please listen to my podcast,The Writer and the Critic, episode 16.
Ros Jackson
An interesting collection. My full review is here: http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/the-silve...
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