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…


Christopher Kastensmidt is an American writer, best known for his series of noveletas of The Elephant and Macaw Banner, he has been inventing stories since before he could write, but his work was first published in 2005. Since then, he has published stories and poems in twelve countries and had the honor of being a finalist for the Nebula Award in 2011 and the Argos Prize in 2014. Christopher spends a lot of volunteer hours organizing the annual Fantastic Literature Odyssey, Brazil’s largest convention dedicated to speculative fiction and an event that he helped to found. His most recent project, Starlit Adventures, had 5 million players.



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


Christopher Kastensmidt : One of my favorites is Vernor Vinge’s “A Fire Upon the Deep”.  The book is an amazing vision of the far future, englobing multiple intelligent species, a fragile interstellar alliance, and a chase that crosses the galaxy. There are a lot of interesting concepts in there about space travel, communication, artificial intelligence and politics. The book is so well-developed and so intense that the first time I picked it up, I read it straight through. Also, Pham Nuwen is one of my favorite science fiction heroes. A Fire Upon the Deep, a prequel which develops his backstory, is another classic.



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