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Iván Rodrigo Mendizábal

Un futuro posible en “América alucinada” de González

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A review of Argentine author Betina González's novel América alucinada

La invasión marciana en Quito-Ecuador

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On the night of February 12, 1949, the city of Quito-Ecuador was moved by the alleged news of a Martian invasion

Los cuentos fantásticos de Shua en “Los devoradores”

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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.

Ciberpunk en “El arca de los sueños” de Cedeño Menéndez

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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.

HAL 9000 o la máquina (im)perfecta

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An examination of AI as presented in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Roy Batty o la memoria de la fragilidad de la vida

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Reflections on Blade Runner's Roy batty, on the occasion of his birthday.

Recordando al innombrable de la novela “Frankenstein o el moderno Prometeo”

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An interesting take on the unnamed author and the unnamed character in Frankenstein.

Ciencia ficción ecológica y medioambiental en “Aún el agua” de Álvarez

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Water was recently added to the commodities exchanges. Still the water (Seix Barral, Bogotá, 2019) by Juan Álvarez addresses this scary fact.

El humor fantástico en “Tripa Mistic” de Lugo Naranjo

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A review of Ecuadorian author Rafael Lugo Naranjo's, Tripa Mistic

Retrofuturismo andino en los cuentos de “Cosmonauta” de Revollo Romero

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A review of Bolivian author Hugo Revollo's collection Cosmonaut: Retrofuturist and Fantastic Tales

“Perseidas”, nueva ciencia ficción ecuatoriana

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Introducing a new anthology of Ecuadorian SF

Los zombis, el futuro: sobre “Los murmurantes” de Páez

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Santiago Páez, Ecuadorian SF author who is revitalizing the genre

“Profanador de recuerdos”, una novela juvenil de ciencia ficción ecuatoriana

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Defiler of Memories (Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito, 2016) by Oliver Vera Barberán is a YA, debut science fiction novel

El increíble descubrimiento de Europa por parte de los Aztecas: la...

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Contra los hispanófilos que aún en este mes de octubre –en el siglo XXI– siguen reclamando y celebrando el “día de la raza” –que...

Misterio y fantasía en la novela ecuatoriana “Diosa verde, la tabla...

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Review of an illustrated novel with three authors

“Los dragones de Lumbre”: una fábula sobre el aprendizaje de la...

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Ecuadorian author María de los Ángeles Boada has written a children's fable with the title: The Dragons of Lumbre.

¿Y si Venus tuviera vida? Una vieja historia de Bradbury y...

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Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we're all thinking swampy things again?

“Fahrenheit 451” en la mirada de Truffaut

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Celebrating Bradbury's Centennial with a look back at the premiere of Truffaut's titular movie

“Volver a la piel” de Porcayo: volver a lo sensible

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Mexican author Gerardo Horacio Porcayo's novel, Back to the Skin, evokes Well's Island of Doctor Moreau.

Pensando la literatura fantástica con Borges

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Coverage of a 1967 lecture by Jorge Luis Borges on - "Fantastic Literature"

100 años de Bradbury: a propósito de su poesía

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Celebrating Ray Bradbury's Centennial

El sueño de “Infinito 9” de Coello Game

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The reissue of the Ecuadorian science fiction novel for adolescents, Infinito 9 (Loqueleo, 2017) by Verónica Coello Game leads to discussion of YA lit.

Los enredos burocráticos de “Iménez” de Noriega

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A review of the re-issued novel by Colombian author Luis Noriega - Iménez

Memoria del futuro boliviano: sobre “En el cuerpo una voz” de...

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An internationally published post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Bolivian author Maximiliano Barrientos

Tras las pistas de “Los custodios de la piedra” de Naranjo...

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A review of The Custodians of the Stone the new novel by Ecuadorian writer Fernando Naranjo Espinoza

“Fata Morgana”: la ciencia ficción de Ortiz Lemos

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A review of Ecuadorian writer Andrés Ortiz Lemos collection Fata Morgana

“Las peripecias inéditas de Teofilus Jones”: una antiutopía de Santaella

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A discussion of "post-historical" science fiction, based on The Unpublished Adventures of Teofilus Jones by Fedosy Santaella,

Sobre dos novelas de Schweblin

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An examination of the novels of Argentinian author Samanta Schweblin

La apuesta por el cambio de cuerpo: “El Cuerpo INC.” de...

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A review of Uruguayan Rafael Courtoisie fables about body modification in his book El Cuerpo INC.

Literatura infantil de ciencia ficción ecuatoriana: “El cofre del arte”

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A review of The Art Chest by Roberto Falquez, a YA adventure