Which sci.fi. book do you like?

Alephi is going to celebrate the December month as the month of Sci.Fi. writers. We ask one small question to the Sci.Fi. writers worldwide…


TERESA P. MIRA DE ECHEVERRÍA, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, holds a doctorate in philosophy. She has published articles and stories in Axxón, Super Sonic, Cuásar, Ficción Científica, miNatura, Próxima, and NM, as well as the anthologies “Terra Nova“, “Alucinadas”, “Antología Steampunk”, “Buenos Aires Próxima”, and “Psychopomp II”. She has also published books including “Memory“, translated by Lawrence Schimel, “Diez variaciones sobre el amor”, a collection of stories, and “Lusus Naturae”. “Terpsichore”, also translated by Lawrence Schimel, appears in October’s Strange Horizons and is part of the anthology” Spanish Women of Wonder ” (whose call won). Also has just been published his novelette, “El tren”. (Her blogs: teresamira.blogspot.com.ar and diezvariaciones.blogspot.com.ar).

GUILLERMO ECHEVERRÍA, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, into a family of Basque descent. He works in the newspaper library of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires. He is part of the group of writers “Los clanes de la luna de Dickeana”. NM magazine has published four short stories (two of them written in collaboration with his wife, Teresa Pilar Mira): “El árbol de nuestra sangre”, “El círculo”, “Extremo cuidado”, “Cortina de humo” and “Rectificando imágenes de aparentes tortugas”. His short story “El círculo” was translated into French for the project carried out by translators from various universities, led by professors from the University of Poitiers, France. He also participates in the Anthology “Buenos Aires Próxima” with the story “N. Bs. As. “, Written with Teresa Pilar Mira.  (His blog:guilleecheverria.blogspot.com.ar).


Alephi: Which sci.fi. book do you like?

Rockwell Hopper : Since we are two writers, Teresa Mira de Echeverría and Guillermo Echeverría, we would have to talk about two books. Teresa: In my case, it becomes difficult to choose between “Dune” by Frank Herbert and “Ubik” by Philip K. Dick, because each of them marked my life in a “before and after”. In fairness, I then choose a third book who redirected my writing again: “The Einstein Intersection” by Samuel R. Delany. A profound, experimental, genuine and rich book. Simply blow my frames of reference.

Guillermo: My choice falls on “Songs of Distant Earth” by Arthur C. Clarke. That was the first time I read about a human colonization of space and Clarke showed everything “human” and “inhuman” that involves expanding through the universe. Relativistic times in a love story. Something that reappeared recently in the film “Interstellar” (which I liked, exactly because of that).




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