Author Archives: Miguel Esquirol

About Miguel Esquirol

Miguel Esquirol is a writer and journalist from Bolivia. Currently he lives and writes from Montréal. He has published two short story anthologies, Ángulo Muerto and Memorias de Futuro, and several stories online and in anthologies.

The Invention of Morel

“Appearance is very different from reality; or is it another form of reality? Bioy Casares It often seems that science fiction that doesn’t focus on the ‘harder’ aspect (the more technological and focused on the machine) loses some of its … Continue reading

Posted in August 2011 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Quechuan Proto-Science Fiction

We know that modern science fiction is considered to have begun with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, yet despite this there are a lot of older stories that might be considered science fiction too. Those books are halfway between fantasy and explorations … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Extraterrestrial Stories

No doubt UFOs seem to prefer the airspace above The United States, mainly regions far from urban centres where you can find only drunk and insomniac travellers. But even if it is assumed all alien ships have arrived there, we … Continue reading

Posted in November 2010 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Bolivia: A sci-fi country

Bolivia is not a country of science. Obviously there are universities and patents, research and technological advances, but this happens largely through foreign aid, or in minimum percentages compared with other countries. The reason for that is due to lack … Continue reading

Posted in October 2010 | Tagged , , | 2 Comments