I am delighted to introduce you to our new Harvester project by Luna author, Brasilian Fabio Fernandes! Love: An Archaeology will be the new addition to the series, #8, under the SF banner.
Fabio joined the family in 2016, with Steampunk Writers Around the World, our bilingual, multicultural anthology created to take Steampunk out of London.
Fabio Fernandes lives in São Paulo, Brazil. He has published several books, among which the novels Os Dias da Peste and Back in the USSR (in Portuguese) and the collection L'Imitatore (in Italian). Also a translator, he is responsible for the translation to Brazilian Portuguese of several SF novels, including Neuromancer, Snow Crash, and A Clockwork Orange. His short stories have been published online in Brazil, Portugal, Romania, the UK, New Zealand, and USA, and also in Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded and Southern Fried Weirdness: Reconstruction (2011), The Apex Book of World SF, Vol 2, Stories for Chip. Co-edited (with Djibril al-Ayad) the post-con anthology We See a Different Frontier, and, with Luna author Francesco Verso, the anthology Solarpunk - Come ho imparato ad amare il future [n.d.r. Solarpunk - How I learned to Love the Future].
Graduate of Clarion West, class of 2013. Formerly slush reader for Hugo Award-winner Clarkesworld Magazine.
As you know at Luna we love to work with authors from different countries. As an Italian living abroad, and a translator, I cannot imagine my life without the richness that comes from reading genre from different cultures. Allowing readers across the world to communicate through speculative fiction is a drive for Luna Press and we are always keen to share it with our readers. With this project, we had the opportunity to bring you a whole collection of Brasilian SF in translation.
When we talked to Fabio about Love: An Archaeology, here is what he told us:
"Love: An Archaeology is my first collection in English. Here you will find fourteen stories, ranging from science fiction to weird, mixing future scenarios (on and off-Earth) and alternate realities, but in fact, they are essentially about one thing: love and its malcontents. A man who refuses to let death erase the memories of his loved ones; two time-travellers leaping through the aeons in a literal love-and-death relationship; a murderer in love with the ghost of his prey - and more. What would you do for love, dear reader? What lengths, in space and time, would you go to? My characters (who, when all is said and done, are extensions oy myself) have done it all.”
Love: An Archaeology will be Harvester #8, following Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Stephen Bacon, Wole Talabi, Tim Major, Ian Whates and Nick Wood. You can find their books on the Harvester page of the store.
For those of you not familiar with The Harvester Series, let me tell you about it. Each book is a collection showcasing great stories from the past alongside some brand new ones, as well as bonus material, exclusive to this collection. A gathering of stories; a harvest. The bonus material will include a personal touch from each of the authors, allowing you to know them better and welcoming you into their creative world.
The older stories have featured in established genre magazines, such as Interzone, Black Static, etc., or in 'best of' collections. Some have been nominated for, or won, genre awards, such as the Nommo, BSFA and BFS.
We are planning to launch Love: An Archaeology at Eastercon 2021 and we hope to see you there!