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Spanish Women of Wonder

Spanish Women of Wonder



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With the support of experienced editor Ann VanderMeer and celebrated Argentinian SF author Angélica Gorodischer, this anthology won enormous attention when published in Spanish, including a nomination in the Best Anthology category at the Ignotus Awards (Spain’s equivalent of the Hugo Awards). Spanish e-publisher Palabaristas collected more than 200 stories from 12 Spanish-speaking countries through a public contest and editors Cristina Jurado and María Leticia Lara Palominochose 10 stories, ranging from military science fiction, Clifi (climate change fiction) and weird SF to SF thriller, dystopias and cyberpunk. After a very successful kickstarter, the project got the sufficient funds to get a team of professionals (Sue Burke, Lawrence Schimel and corrector Steve Redwood) to translate the stories into English.

-“The Terpsícore” by Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría won the top prize thanks to a “quantum science fiction” story filled with philosophical questions.

- “The Plague” by Felicidad Martínez presents a thrilling military space opera.

- “The Storm” by Laura Ponce explores the effects of an alien environment on human destiny through the experiences of two military men.

-“Schiwoll’s method” by Yolanda Espiñeira is an SF thriller set in two different time lines.

- “Red Houses” by Nieves Delgado analyzes the meaning of “being human”, questioning the essence of our species.

- “Changing seas” by Lola Robles is a transgender space opera, in which an alien society has a multiplicity of sexual genders.

- “Techt” by Sofía Rhei showcases a semiotic dystopia with a touch of cyberpunk, recalling novels such as Fahrenheit 451 or 1984.

- “Welcome to Croatoan” by Layla Martínez is a story mixing time travel, the weird and horror.

- “Team Memory” by Carme Torras is a collective cyberpunk story that shows the use of virtual reality technology for legal purposes.

- “Black Isle” by Marian Womack is a CliFi story that analyzes the mutual influence of technology and nature, and its impact on humanity. Marian, who writes in English and Spanish. was the only author to send a story in English.

- “In the light of the chaste electronic light” by Argentinian Angélica Gorodischer, a generous donation to our project, employs subtle and intelligent humor to question social actuality: from gender and social classes relations and the role of women in society, to patriarchal traditions. 

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