Summer does not stop the gifting dynamics within the library division of cultural brand Cultura in Labège. This is how Jean-François Signol met throughout Saturday, July 23, not only with his loyal readers, but also more broadly with Cultura’s audience. A scientist by training and profession, he has been writing short stories for the past ten years, mostly in the science fiction and fantasy genre.
Tango vs barbarism
Born in 1972, Argentine tango lover (who was born the same year as Carlos Gardel) has managed to remake the circle by combining this passion and writing novels that evoke worlds and universes that at first glance seem a far cry from Argentine tango! The work, “Le tango des ombres,” published by Lyonnais publisher Aethalides, brings together five short stories that veer into retrofuturism, hence the case’s spotlight, challenging the foundations of our humanity.
However, this dance, with its tradition and eroticism, would form a kind of dam that would contain this penchant for modern barbarism. The author has managed to construct worlds, certainly imaginary, but also rooted in our time, thus putting our current societal issues into perspective. As Jean-Francois, a pupil of Arthur C. Clarke and Edgard Allan Poe points out, the science fiction genre has always made it possible to lift the veil of the future to enlighten or warn us against ourselves if necessary. In order to take the necessary measures, as in the case of real and serious treatment of climate issues.
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