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Vidas arruinadas: a propósito de “Cadáver exquisito” de Bazterrica

An Argentine dystopian novel, Exquisite Corpse, may be the occasion to reflect on what a pandemic could entai

“Mi amigo Quyllur”: una fábula de ciencia ficción ecuatoriana

Voyager's golden disc prompts aliens to seek Earth in Mi amigo Quyllur, a film based on the eponymous novel by Renato Mendizábal Guillén

“Kurs, la búsqueda”: la eterna lucha entre bien el y mal

A review of Kurs, The Search by Kuraina Setrakianun, a novel that takes us back to before the big bang

Las “Historias de ciencia ficción” de Saldívar

A review of Peruvian science fiction author Carlos Enrique Saldívar's collection Science Fiction Stories

Bordeando el país de los ciegos

Retro-review of H.G. Wells' The Country of the Blind

Un viaje al mundo espiritual marciano

A Danish film from 1918 has been restored, a unique contribution to film called A Trip to Mars

“El beso de la sirena vampiro”: fantasía ecuatoriana

We are in a world of castles and enchantments. Torian, the protagonist prince, must face his destiny, between marrying or following the path offered by a vampire mermaid. Vampire Mermaid! Who needs more than that!?!

Acerca de una antología de ciencia ficción finlandesa

Northern lights: anthology of Finnish science fiction (Osuuskumma International, 2016), edited by Magdalena Hai and Anne Leinonen is an interesting and novel proposal to approach, in Spanish, Finnish science fiction and fantasy.

Recordando a Tarkovski desde “Zona” de Dyer

An essay on the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovski, director of Solaris (1972) and Stalker (1979)

“Ecos y cavernas”: la Tierra en el mundo virtual

Alejandro Veintimilla, Ecuadorian writer, has published Echoes and Caverns. 12 stories set in the context of cyberpunk science fiction. Its background is the technological world

“Elementos dispares”: conjuntando realidad, irrealidad y lo real

Francisco Proaño Arandi's Disparate Elements explores the nature of reality

“Las guerras de los hijos del Sol”: mito y fantasía

Ecuadorian writer Pablo Gómez Morán gives us The Wars of the Children of the Sun, a rewrite of Andean myths

Los cuentos de Jorge Alberto Collao

A review of the collection by Chilean author Jorge Alberto Collao that asks - Can we laugh in the silence of the cosmos?

La ciencia ficción ecuatoriana del 2019

A survey of Ecuadoran Science Fiction and its 150+ year history

Una novela juvenil por los senderos de la literatura fantástica ecuatoriana

A review of Josette Burgaentzlé M.'s novel The Travelers of Sacred Gems, reminds us that life is learning and learning is life

La ciencia ficción del ecuatoriano Carlos Béjar Portilla

Carlos Béjar Portilla and the development of Ecuadorian Science Fiction

Clones y mundo exterior

A review of City of Virgins (2016)by Ecuadorian author Paulina Soto Aymar

Pensando la ciencia ficción desde Colombia

A two volume anthology of Columbian SF and words about its editor, Rodrigo Bastidas

“Rendición” de Ray Loriga

Ray Loriga's novel Rendicion asks if it is possible to defend freedom by restricting it.

“2001”, una película seminal

A critique of 2001 on its 50th anniversary

Nicolás Kingman: un observador de lo fantástico

On March 19, the writer and journalist Nicolás Kingman Riofrío passed away at 99; he made contributions to Ecuadorian SF and Fantasy literarture.

Hawking y la ciencia ficción

Dr. Stephen Hawking and Science fiction: "I read a lot of science fiction when I was a teenager..."

“Abandonado”: acento de la ciencia ficción en el medioambiente

In this review of Abandoned by Jorge Oswaldo Claudio Toscano, Ivan questions whether it achieves its purpose of raising awareness of environmental deterioration.

“Alas de arcángel”: fantasía juvenil

Wings of the Archangel, a new novel by Ariana D. Aldaz López, explores the mother-daughter relationship

La ciencia ficción ecuatoriana en el 2017

The year in Ecuadoran Science Fiction

Distopías ecuatorianas

On Dystopias, with side trips to Philip K. Dick and Ecuador.

“Mickey Mouse a gogo”: del ser humano trascendental al clonado

Mickey Mouse a gogo is undoubtedly seminal: a work of science fiction theatre that opens up reflections and worries.

Teatro de ciencia ficción en Ecuador

An overview of Spanish language science fiction theatre, starting with a Spanish language adaptation of Orson Well's War of the Worlds.

“El inventor de sueños”: la pregunta por el ethos

Henry Bäx's The Inventor of Dreams is a science fiction book with sobering concerns.

“5079: archivos secretos”: un escape al futuro de la humanidad

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.