Chilean science fiction

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Science fiction in Chile began in the late 19th century with the publication of the books El espejo del mundo (Mirror of the World) in 1875 by the Englishman Benjamin Tallman, about the modernization of Valparaíso and Santiago, and in 1877 of Desde Jupiter (From Jupiter) by Francisco Miralles, which recounted a trip to the planet and back.[1]

Later, 20th century authors contributing to this literary subgenre included Pedro Sienna, Vicente Huidobro, Juan Emar, Enrique Araya, Armando Menedín, and Ariel Dorfman. However, it was in the decade of 1950, with the publication of Los altísimos (The Highest) by Hugo Correa, that Chilean science fiction really emerged; he was translated into more than ten languages and his works were printed in the famous Magazine of Fantasy and Science fiction, being prized by Ray Bradbury.[2]

Today, important authors include:

  • Jorge Baradit, author of Synco, Ygdrasil and Lluscuma, currently working on retelling Chile's History from a new perspective.[3][4]
  • Francisco Ortega, author of the best-selling novel Logia (Lodge), and the recently published Historia Monstruosa de Chile (Monstrous History of Chile).[5][6]
  • Alicia Fenieux, author of dystopian novels, including Amor de clones (Clones love), which won the Best New Novel Award of 2016 by the Chilean National Council for Culture and the Arts.[7]
  • Diego Muñoz Valenzuela, author of Flores para un Cyborg (Flowers for a Cyborg); founding member of the literature promoting corporation Letras de Chile.[8][9]
  • Sascha Hannig, journalist and international political analyst, author of Allasneda series of steampunk novels.[10][11]
  • Michel Deb, author of the Orbe Saga, Los sueños de GN-I (The Dreams of GN-I), and most recently Front 243.[12][13][14]
  • Leonardo Espinoza Benavides, physician writer, author of Más espacio del que soñamos (More Space Than We Dream), and Adiós, Loxonauta (Goodbye, Loxonaut).[15][16][17][18]

Cinema[edit]

The short film Renacimiento by Inti Carrizo-Ortiz, set in the universe of Star Wars, received the Audience Choice Award Lucasfilm SWFMC 2010.[19]

Nowadays, film director Jorge Zavala Berríos has started working with science fiction writers to produce book trailers.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giancarlo Stagnaro (2016). Arqueologías de la ciencia ficción latinoamericana: la ciudad del futuro en Perú, Chile y Colombia (1843-1905) [Archaeology of Latin American Science Fiction: The City of the Future in Peru, Chile and Columbia (1843-1905)] (Ph.D) (in Spanish). Tulanne University.
  2. ^ "Culture : Chile : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". www.sf-encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  3. ^ Mar, Universidad Viña del. "Jorge Baradit: »La historia de Chile es secreta para todos»". Noticias_UVM (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  4. ^ Montes, Cristian; Montes, Cristian. "LLUSCUMA DE JORGE BARADIT: CIENCIA FICCIÓN Y LAS CUENTAS DEL PASADO". Universum (Talca). 34 (1): 169–190. doi:10.4067/S0718-23762019000100169.
  5. ^ "Historia Monstruosa de Chile: Lo nuevo de Francisco Ortega por Sietch Ediciones". Comiqueros.cl. 2020-08-16. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  6. ^ S.A.P, El Mercurio (2017-07-19). "¿Historia secreta de La Araucanía?: Francisco Ortega explica por qué lanzó una versión extendida de su libro | Emol.com". Emol (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  7. ^ M, Equipo La Galería (2018-03-10). "Alicia Fenieux: Chilena referente en literatura fantástica". lagaleriamagazine (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  8. ^ Libreros.cl. "Volver al futuro con Diego Muñoz Valenzuela" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  9. ^ Literatura, Publicado por: Cine y (2020-05-23). "Escritor Diego Muñoz Valenzuela: "La derecha dura prepara sus cañones para saltarse el itinerario constitucional acordado, bajo el pretexto de la pandemia y la crisis económica"". Cine y Literatura (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  10. ^ FORUM2000.CZ. "Sascha Hannig". Forum 2000. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  11. ^ steveb888 (2018-04-14). "Authors". The Steampunk Explorer. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  12. ^ café, Claudio Antonio Diaz MuñozCEO y Director General de Star Wlog Soy un adicto al; Libros, A. Los; Trek, y un fanático de Star; Sharknado, Star Wars y; Springfield, Trabajo como Computólogo en (2019-10-17). "Entrevista al escritor Michel Deb, autor de la Saga Orbe". StarWlog (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  13. ^ "HABLANDO CON OMICRONIANOS: Michel Deb". teoriaomicron.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  14. ^ "Front 243: Lo nuevo de Michel Deb por Sietch Ediciones". Comiqueros.cl. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  15. ^ "WSFA Journal March-April 2015". Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  16. ^ "Escritores chilenos de ciencia ficción se reúnen en la "Antología COVID-19 CF Ch"" (in Spanish). 2020-04-13. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  17. ^ "Adiós, Loxonauta: lo nuevo de Leonardo Espinoza Benavides por Sietch Ediciones". Comiqueros.cl. 2020-08-30. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  18. ^ "[Cover Reveal]: Recognize Fascism". World Weaver Press. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  19. ^ "Star Wars: Renacimiento". Cinechile (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  20. ^ Zavala, Jorge (September 2020). "Portfolio". Jorge Zavala Films.

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