jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2016

"Terpsichore" reseñada en APEX MAGAZINE

"Terpsichore" (así, en inglés, gracias a la impecable traducción de Lawrence Schimel), que tiene su nido en Spanish Women of Wonders (Alucinadas en inglés), editada por las geniales Cristina Jurado y Leticia Lara, y que también salió en una publicación especial de la revista STRANGE HORIZONS... 

¡ahora ha sido reseñada junto a grandes autores, por la escritora A. C. Wise en la revista APEX MAGAZINE!

¡No paro de sonreír con esta grandiosa reseña!

Words for Thought–December 2016

by  on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog 

Winter can be a bleak time of year, with colder weather and shorter days. It can be a time for introspection, and as such, December’s Words for Thought focuses on stories about the nature of self, and the struggle to find a balance between the light and the darkness within.


Terpsichore by Teresa P. Mira Echeverría (translated by Lawrence Schimel) published at Strange Horizons in October, tells the story of a lone woman on ship designed to pierce the veil between realities. Her sole companion is Piotr, a zombie of sorts, animated by the ship’s AI.
The boy was a kind of Schrödinger’s cat who would always remain animate so long as he never left the undifferentiated space of the ship. Within the Terpsichore, he would be alive and dead at the same time, and it was in that state that he had been possessed by the ship’s AIs almost half a century ago. A state that could be prolonged eternally.
Piotr’s role is ensure that Captain Levitanova, Stephana, remembers herself and comes back from the journey with knowledge gained by meeting other possible versions of herself from other branching realities. From the outset, there’s an uncanniness to Piotr that makes his stated purpose seem suspect. However, Stephana continues with the mission, allowing him to guide her to a meeting with multiple versions of herself, the result of diverging events and choices in their past. Each version of Stephana carries a code name, Salmon, Wolf, Panther, Swan, and so on. Some are war-like, some manipulative, some submissive, some seductive. Stephana, Salmon, the one who returns home, struggles with the other versions of herself. How can they be so different, and yet also literally her? What separates them from her? Is she capable of their violence, their cunning? In the end, Piotr opens up a world of larger possibilities for her, giving her a choice – who is she, and who does she want to be? The imagery throughout the story is striking, giving the narrative a dream-like quality. There’s a sense of the mythic, and the cosmic. Where does the line between self and other lie, the possible and the impossible? Perhaps they aren’t so impermeable after all.

Los otros cuentos y autores recomendados son imperdibles: The House That Jessica Built (Nadia Bulkin), Skills to Keep the Devil at Bay  (Lia Swope Mitchell), Migration  (Tananarive Due) y Perfectly Not Normal (Alexis A. Hunter).

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