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Otherness is the idea that permeates all these speculative stories, full of characters troubled by the misconstruction of their identities, and in permanent search for answers in the margins of reality.
From upgraded humans to individuals living among daydreams, from monsters to fantastic beings, these creatures populate a highly imaginative and evocative world, impregnated by an inspired sense of wonder. Draw near with care and enter Alphaland!
Praise for Cristina Jurado:
'A powerful new voice in Spanish speculative fiction.' Lavie Tidhar
Praise for Alphaland:
'Jurado's fiction sometimes defies classification, but it's always stimulating, imaginative and thought-provoking. Thanks the stars that none of the quality got lost in translation. Any fan of fantastical fiction will enjoy the stories in Alphaland.' Tade Thompson
Cristina Jurado (Madrid, 1972) is a bilingual writer and the editor of SuperSonic Mag, a Spanish & English venue which has re-energize the Spanish speculative fiction scene. She is the recipient of the Ignotus Prize (Spanish Hugo) for best short story ('Second Death of the Father'), best non-fiction article, and best magazine. SuperSonic Mag also won the European Science Fiction Spirit of Dedication Award as best eZine in 2016. She lives in Dubai, and works for Apex Magazine as editor for fiction in translation. Cristina was also the driving force behind Alucinadas (Palabaristas), the first anthology of female Spanish science fiction short stories, translated into English as Spanish Women of Wonder. Alphaland includes translations and stories written originally in English by the author.
- Prizes: Ingotus Prize Best Short Story
- Translation: James Womack
- Cover Design: Vince Haig, based on an image by Ana Galvañ
- ISBN: 978-84-946690-4-0
- 126 pages
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