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Who is Roquesor?

I decided to publish here these three novels I wrote (in Spanish.)  Separate but related by the story of Roquesor, a quite extravagant (and a bit crazy) individual, who tells us how in his reckless (space?) travels he reached nothing less than the universe boundaries, and how 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 find 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, despite of how media market insists on it there's very little left to “discover” in this world.  Very little or no margin for the wild, adventurer, 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 stressing this, despite they contain science fiction I wouldn't define them as sci-fi novels.)  You'll notice it and I'm not ashamed to admit it, my novels are plenty of cheap tricks, gags and nods to famous TV series and films, I didn't put any effort in being creative, stories are there just to dress as something enjoyable for the reader not so funny ethical and philosophical problems.  Even so, as it usually happens with science fiction, there's lot of stuff, genuinely spawned by my imagination, that could perfectly make me pass for some Nostradamus’ great-great-grandchild.  I'll mention now a pair of these, let's call them “curious coincidences.”

One of the subplots in my second novel story (continuation of the first) tells how extraterrestrial visitors are admitted in our planet as refugees, victims of some war in other worlds, as they declared themselves.  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 are exactly the names 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 just chance that the 22nd in order of discovering was the first Earth like habitable one.  So, I cannot fantasize about those scientists read my novels. :-)

Another subplot, 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?  Real life 22 and 22b discovering happened in 2009.  Plastic-eating worms 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?  I promise my novels are plenty of them, not only about science fiction (unfortunately, I have no plans to translate my novels to English.)

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For the last edition-correction work I did of my novels I used NVI (BSD version of the VI editor) and GNU Troff.


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