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Periférica, 2012 | Damned Blue Planet


“Monochromatic yet extraordinary lives lived in two dimensions, where hints of dirty realism and science‐fiction can be spotted.” Diego Gómez Agudelo, El Colombiano

“The bittersweet teen comedy goes hand in hand with the imagination of a nerdy collector with great irony and important issues of transition to adulthood: Peter Pan‐ism and the doubts ahead of emotional commitment.” Valentín Vañó, El País

“Superheroes with few ideals, pot‐bellied, pliant and drug‐addicted, where the lines in the eternal struggle between good and evil are blurred. A necessary read recommended for shaking up the conventions that have a hold on us from the inside.” Miguel Ferrary, La Opinión de Málaga


(Damned Blue Planet) A Supermán (with written accent on the ‘a’ indeed), a smoker and a drunk who seems more the result of dirty realism than magic realism. Bored teenagers who pass the time killing zombies or fleeing Earth for Mars. Post-teen love and rites of passage. Melancholy and action.
Both Bret Easton Ellis and Philip K. Dick, Bukowski and the Pixies resonate in these four stories which skillfully merge genres: the “Latin American dictators” novel with science-fiction, comedy with gore.
But above all the traces it is the author’s voice that speaks with fresh wisdom and humour about teenage boredom and the longing for happiness, in any epoch, in any place.