Miquel Barceló (writer)

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This article is about the writer. For the painter, see Miquel Barceló.

Miquel Barceló (born 1948) is a Spanish editor, translator and writer, who specialized in the science fiction genre.

He was born in Mataró in 1948 and has a PhD in Computing, Aeronautics Engineering and graduate in nuclear energy.

He has worked as an editor for Ediciones B, where he directed the NOVA collection, specialized in science fiction tales and novels, and writing introductory articles for the books published in the collection.

He currently is a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) where he promoted the creation of the UPC Prize, the most important prize in Spanish science-fiction. He directs and coordinates the UPC Doctorate program on Sustainability, Technology and Humanism. He also writes a monthly column for the computer magazine "Byte" and contributes to several publications on Astronomy and Artificial Intelligence.

In 1996 the Spanish Association of Fantasy and Science Fiction awarded a lifetime achievement award to Barceló.

He lives in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).


  • El otoño de las estrellas (Short novel, 2001), with Pedro Jorge Romero.
  • Testimoni de Narom (Short novel, 1998), with Pedro Jorge Romero. Winner of the 2005 Prize Narrativa de Ciencia Ficción Julio Verne of Andorra.
  • Ciencia ficción: Guía de lectura (Essay, 1990).
  • Cuentos de ciencia ficción (Anthology, 1998) with Pedro Jorge Romero.
  • Paradojas en la ciencia ficción II (Essay, 2005).

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