novels

Who is Roquesor?

I decided to publish here these three novels I wrote (in Spanish.)  Independent but related by the story of Roquesor, a rather extravagant individual, who tells us how in his intrepid travels (to outer space?) he reached nothing less than the borders of the universe, and that this feat was possible thanks to he lived three hundred years, (well, at least he's a funny narrator.)  By the way, what do you think he could have found out there?

No English translation for this, sorry!

  1. Las Enseñanzas del Señor Roquesor (©2000)
  2. La Venganza del Mutante (©2005)
  3. Viaje al No-Espacio (©2008)

From fiction to reality

You know that despite of how propaganda insists on it, the truth is that there's very little left to “discover” in this world.  Very little or no margin for those with a wild, adventurous and traveler spirit; today a pirate doesn't even survive the virtual world wide web.  I made my character to travel to outer space to save this situation, it wasn't my interest to write science fiction (it's worth emphasizing this, although my novels contain science fiction I wouldn't define them as such.)  You'll notice it and I'm not ashamed to admit it, my novels are full of cheap tricks, gags and winks to TV series and movies, I didn't put any effort in being creative, stories are there just to disguise ethical and philosophical problems as something enjoyable for the reader.  Still, as it usually happens with science fiction, you'll find many things in my novels, things that genuinely were born from my imagination, that could make you think I'm some Nostradamus’ great-great-grandson.  I'm going to mention now a couple of these “curious coincidences.”

One of the many sub narratives in the story of my second novel (continuation of the first) tells how, in the not-too-distant future, extraterrestrial visitors who declare themselves to be victims of war on other worlds are admitted to our planet as refugees.  They keep coming in large groups till they fully colonize our planet.  Eventually they take control over us; this process is subtle because it isn't about superior technology but superior skills and experience in commerce and politics.  Once they get power, they start to abuse, they abduct men from Earth and take them to a dead star in a far galaxy where they make them work in mines extracting a magnetic mineral used to propel space ships.  This dead star orbits a very particular black hole, which is the door to a microscopic dimension…  First curious coincidence; in my fictional story I called the mentioned dead star and its black hole partner “22” and “22B” respectively, names that will sound familiar to any science-technology news follower since they are exactly the names that scientists from the Kepler space observatory gave to the first habitable zone extra solar planet discovered and the star it orbits.  As it's suggested by this list, it was pure chance that the twenty-second in order of discovery were the first Earth-like habitable one.  So, I cannot fantasize about those scientists read my novels. :-)

Another sub narrative, further on my novel, tells how one of those humans slaved in Star 22 manages to escape in an abandoned spaceship.  After it takes off, the spaceship starts to lose power and hardly escapes the star gravity due to its fuel tank had holes made by an insect native from the star able to dissolve and digest plastic.  And this is the second curious coincidence.  Probably you heard about a recent discovery of worms able to eat plastic.

Why do I say these coincidences are curious?  In real life, the discovery of 22 and 22b occurred in 2009.  The one of worms that eat plastic in 2014.  Well, in this copyright office in Barcelona you can find a 2005 printed copy of my second novel, titled La venganza del mutante signed under my real full name Walter Alejandro Iglesias containing the fictional stories and names I described above.

Did these coincidences catch your attention?  You'll find many more of them in my novels, and not only science fiction-like ones (unfortunately, I have no plans to translate my novels to English.)

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For the latest edition and proofreading of my novels I used NVI (BSD version of the VI editor) and GNU Troff.


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