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A review of the collection by Chilean author Jorge Alberto Collao that asks - Can we laugh in the silence of the cosmos?
A survey of Ecuadoran Science Fiction and its 150+ year history
A review of Josette Burgaentzlé M.'s novel The Travelers of Sacred Gems, reminds us that life is learning and learning is life
Carlos Béjar Portilla and the development of Ecuadorian Science Fiction
A review of City of Virgins (2016)by Ecuadorian author Paulina Soto Aymar
A two volume anthology of Columbian SF and words about its editor, Rodrigo Bastidas
Ray Loriga's novel Rendicion asks if it is possible to defend freedom by restricting it.
A critique of 2001 on its 50th anniversary
On March 19, the writer and journalist Nicolás Kingman Riofrío passed away at 99; he made contributions to Ecuadorian SF and Fantasy literarture.
Dr. Stephen Hawking and Science fiction: "I read a lot of science fiction when I was a teenager..."
In this review of Abandoned by Jorge Oswaldo Claudio Toscano, Ivan questions whether it achieves its purpose of raising awareness of environmental deterioration.
Wings of the Archangel, a new novel by Ariana D. Aldaz López, explores the mother-daughter relationship
The year in Ecuadoran Science Fiction
On Dystopias, with side trips to Philip K. Dick and Ecuador.
Mickey Mouse a gogo is undoubtedly seminal: a work of science fiction theatre that opens up reflections and worries.
An overview of Spanish language science fiction theatre, starting with a Spanish language adaptation of Orson Well's War of the Worlds.
Henry Bäx's The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.
Augusto Rodríguez' 5079: Secret Files is a novel told in fragments of documents, both official and secret, that tell the story of a migration from Earth to save humanity.
On the 90th anniversary of the film's release, Ivan Mendizabal analyzes the history and politics of Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
Ecuador has a small, but potentially vital, number of science fiction titles.
Pedro Artieda Santacruz' rich The Last Red Wall is a psychological science fiction novel that reads like a thriller.
Review of the Spanish Language Young Adult novel Agente Wrett, which mixes spies and science fiction.
On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Rodolfo Salazar Ledesma published a novel that paid tribute to the early science fiction work. But, does it live up to its predecessor?
Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the "other."
Tahínus Requiem is a philosophical science fiction novel that should not be missed.
Iván Rodrigo Mendizábal analyzes the concept of "weird fiction" in H. P. Lovecraft using some of the ideas of semiotician Roland Barthes and an essay Lovecraft wrote on his writing method.
A review of The Two Faces of Ganymede by Ecuadorian author Alicia Margoth Proaño Miranda
Jorge Luis Borges and the definition of science fiction.
"Don Quixote (is) symbolic, that sublime embodiment of truth and virtue in cartoon form." Alfonso Barrera Valverde's Sancho Panza in America.
Jules Verne - fascinating in any medium and in any language!
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