El ecuatoriano Richard Cedeño Menéndez explora la ciencia ficción con una nueva obra Voces del firmamento, que además tiene un subtítulo: El resurgimiento de las ánimas probablemente anunciando que su novela podría ser el inicio de una saga. Y eso quizá sería congruente toda vez que con Voces del firmamento el joven autor portovejense –conocido […]
La ciencia ficción, un nuevo horizonte para Tarkovski Un 13 de mayo de 1972 fue estrenada en el Festival de Cannes el filme de ciencia ficción de Andrei Tarkovski, Solaris. En dicho evento la película obtuvo el Gran Premio del Jurado, además del Premio FIPRESCI –galardón de la Federación Internacional de la Prensa Cinematográfica–, distinciones […]
Andy Weir, author of The Martian, brings you a thrilling science fiction novel, Project Hail Mary. A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Artemis. Weir is a lifelong space nerd, devoted hobbyist, and connoisseur of astronomy, physics, orbital […]
You’ve never heard of him, but your favorite writers have, and his mad-drunk prose will knock you sideways. Source: Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever? | WIRED
The Ecuadorian writer Jorge Vivanco has published a novel in Milan-Italy that borders on science fiction and fantasy. This is titled: Albanuma: the lost city (Ageebooks, 2015), which is in its second edition.
A discourse on the author Stephen King. (This post originally appeared here in Spanish).
LATER is Stephen King at his best, a terrifying and moving tale of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong.
Ecuadorian writer Efraín Villacís’ new novel is dystopian science fiction
This week Steve reviews another Steve—okay, they’re both Stephen, but this one doesn’t use that name—Stephen King, whose latest effort is called “Later.” It’s a horror-crime novel. And it’s good!
A review of Stephen King’s The Mist
A review of Argentine author Betina González’s novel América alucinada
On the night of February 12, 1949, the city of Quito-Ecuador was moved by the alleged news of a Martian invasion
For C.C. Finlay’s last edition of F&SF, Steve has nothing but kind words. What will the future—and F&SF’s new editor, Sheree Renée Thomas—bring?
Death as a theme. (Go dig up Fosse’s “All That Jazz” for another example)
Nine stories related to cultures of Australia, the Arab world, Africa, the Iroquois of North America, the Tobas of the South American Chaco, Japan, Italy and Nepal.
A HUGE roundup of genre happenings in Hispanoamerica
“Science fiction has been, since Kepler’s Somnium or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a genre that offers creative proposals for the uncertain future.”
A discourse on Stephen King’s Carrie
An English translation of the original Spanish language piece.
Ivan extols the virtues of emerging Ecuadorian author Richard Cedeño Menéndez. and his El arca de los Sueños (Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador, 2017) collection.
Commentary on the works of Alberto Chimal and Luis Apolín.
An examination of AI as presented in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Reflections on Blade Runner’s Roy batty, on the occasion of his birthday.
Water was recently added to the commodities exchanges. Still the water (Seix Barral, Bogotá, 2019) by Juan Álvarez addresses this scary fact.
A review of Ecuadorian author Rafael Lugo Naranjo’s, Tripa Mistic
In his last column ever… for 2020… Steve talks about two books by Jeffrey A. Carver, and hopes you all have a wonderful winter season.
A review of Bolivian author Hugo Revollo’s collection Cosmonaut: Retrofuturist and Fantastic Tales
In his penultimate 2020 column, Steve reviews a new horror anthology. Is it scary? Very!
Fact or fiction, reportage or editorial? We, as the readers are never sure
Introducing a new anthology of Ecuadorian SF