Santiago Páez

Santiago Páez Gallegos is an Ecuadorian writer of novels, short stories and science fiction. He was born in Quito in 1958. He has studied law, anthropology, and literature in Quito, and earned a PhD in Communications in Madrid, Spain. He is the author of A La Voz Del Carnaval (1992), a study of ethnological and semiology analysis, Profundo en la Galaxia (1994, 2nd Edition, 2003), a book of stories and winner of the José de la Cuadra Prize and Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize, and the novels, La Reina Mora (1997, 2nd Edition, 1998), finalist of the 1997 Ecuadorian Novel Biennial, Los Archivos de Hilarión (1998), Shamanes y Reyes (1999), and Condena Madre (2000).

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Ney Yépez Cortés

Ney Yépez Cortés (Quito, 1968) is an Ecuadorian novelist, poet, journalist, songwriter, screenwriter, lecturer, and teacher of Tai Chi, Reiki and Qi Gong. He is best known as a science fiction, adventure and mystery writer. He published his first poems in 1990 in Ixo Facto, a surrealist literary magazine. He has since written 5 novels and 3 books of short stories. In 2001 he published his first book of short stories entitled “Mundos abiertos,” which was acclaimed by literary critics. In 2006 he published his first novel “Las sombras de la Casa Mitre,” and 2009 he published its sequel “El árbol de las brujas.” His latest novel “El secreto de la reliquia sagrada,” a work of adventure and mystery, was published in 2019.

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Carlos Béjar Portilla

Carlos Béjar Portilla is a science fiction writer and poet. He was born in Ambato on February 17, 1938. He is considered an important storyteller of the 1970’s Ecuador. In 1982 he was declared a founding member of the “Society of Writers of Ecuador.”

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Francisco Campos Coello

Francisco Campos Coello was an Ecuadorian writer, historian and politician. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on July 24, 1841 and died in the same city on April 25, 1916. In 1871, at the age of 30 he published the hagiographic novel Plácido, which is considered the third novel published in Ecuador. In 1893, he published in installments in the magazine El Globo Literario, his novel La receta, which is considered the first literary work of science fiction in Ecuador. The novel, divided into six chapters, tells the story of R., a man who discovers the recipe for an elixir that can make him go to sleep and wake up 100 years in the future. In this way he manages to transport himself to Guayaquil at the end of the 20th century, which had become a utopian society thanks to the implementation of the liberal ideas of its time.

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Cristián Londoño Proaño

Cristián Londoño Proaño is an Ecuadorian science fiction and fantasy writer, poet, screenwriter, film producer and director. He was born in 1973 in Quito, Ecuador. He has invented and developed the concept of the Andean fantasy novel. Most notable among his novels is the “El Instinto de la Luz” trilogy, which consists of the books El Instinto de la Luz (2011), El Tiempo Muerto (2015), and El retorno de la luz (2018).

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