The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt – Pablo Valcárcel

Soon, the moment to die will come again. I do not look forward to it, but such is my duty to the revolution. For here, in the worker’s paradise, we all must fight for the future: from the nurse to the soldier to the peasant. But while they all trudge in the darkness of the present, the Futurographer scouts ahead to find the hard reefs of his death and map the future for all others. …

A question for Pablo Valcárcel

Q: What are you reading now?

A: Currently, I’m reading Gareth Hanrahan’s excellent debut The Gutter Prayer. It feels very fresh to me, and kind of reminds me of the first time I read China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station. Both are urban fantasy tales set in labyrinthine cities, and both have some really fascinating worldbuilding behind them. Other fresh reads in my mind are Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris. The Night Circus was a delightful read. It offered plenty of dreamlike, romantic vistas wrapped up in exquisite prose. Lem’s Solaris, on the other hand, ended being up a much harder read for me, but at the same time, the power of its imagery and its philosophical ideas made the journey completely worth it.


Pablo Valcárcel’s story “The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt
in Metaphorosis Friday, 14 June 2019.
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About Pablo Valcárcel

Pablo Valcárcel is based in Madrid where he teaches entrepreneurship, mentors startups and writes speculative fiction. You can follow his musings on mortality, Scrum for writers, and haunting songs on Twitter @awakedreamer.


Pablo Valcárcel’s story “The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt
in Metaphorosis Friday, 14 June 2019.
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June 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Country Whispers — Matthew Amundsen
  • The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt — Pablo Valcárcel
  • Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration — Marilee Dahlman
  • The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal and Glass — L’Erin Ogle

Cover art by Danos Philopolous.

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