New references to science fiction and its “successes”
Next Wednesday, June 16, in Barcelona, it will open Cosmopolis, Literary Festival That will gather in the forefront Science Fiction. In the event, which has a mixed format – face-to-face and virtual – there will be Authors Such as the American Ted Chiang, the British Maggie O’Farrell, the French Herve Le Tellier, and the Spaniard Pablo Sanchez.
Xiang (New York, 1967), considered the heir of Isaac Asimov, Author of “Exhalation”. In this book of stories, published in Spanish last year, by Mexican publisher Sixth Floor, texts such as “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Door”, “What is Expected of Us” and “The Life Cycle of Program Elements” appear.
In his stories, Chiang explores all kinds of technologies, since the arrival of Writing to the community Where life revolves around the world Oral, even with mentors or digital objects Created by advanced software, using avatars of zoo animals, sponsored by real people.
Le Tellier (Paris, 1957) won the award Goncourt Prize 2020 With “perversion”. This book tells the story of more than two hundred passengers For a plane from Paris, landing in New York After going through a terrible storm. After this event, everyone continues with their lives.
Three months later, contrary to all logic, an identical plane, with the same passengers and the same equipment on board, appeared in the skies over New York. This is inexplicable This phenomenon will unleash a political crisis, informative and scientific, as each crew member will end up facing a different version of themselves head-on.
With Hamnet, not only did O’Farrell (Coleranie, 1972) win an award Women’s Fiction PrizeInstead, science fiction literature entered through the front door. his novel Set in 1596, in a town in England where Agnes’ life passes without major setback with her husband and three children.
Medicinal plants are grown while William works in London. However, fate will deal a heavy blow when their 11-year-old son Hamnet dies suddenly next get the plague. As a result of this tragedy, his father will create one of the greatest characters in world literature, with a name almost identical to that of his son.
It will be the last of the participants in Kosmopolis Cameron Hurley (Washington, 1980). she is an author “light brigade”A novel that has its heroes some soldiers who fight in front of it Battle between planets, for those teleported turned into a light.
One of these soldiers is Dietz, the young man who was deprived of Rights offered by companies who control Solar System. In the midst of his travels in time, he will realize that wars on behalf of those corporations have no purpose for which they were told.
There will also be Spanish Pablo Sanchez, author of “Diary of a Stubborn Old Man”It is a novel set in the year 2066, in the city of Reus in southern Catalonia, where a small group of elderly people live.
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