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Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentinian writer (Buenos Aires September 15, 1914 - March 18, 1999). He wrote his first story (Iris y Margarita) at the age of 11. He was a friend of Jorge Luis Borges and with him published many stories under the pseudonym of H. Bustos Domecq[?]. He married with Silvina Ocampo[?] in 1940.

His most known novel is La invención de Morel[?]. It's the story about a man who, evading justice, escapes to an island which was said to be infected with a mysterious fatal disease. While struggling to comprehend why everything seemed to repeat, he realized that all the people he saw there were actually recordings made with a special machine invented by Morel which was able to record not only three dimensional images, but also the voices and the smell making it indistinguishable to reality - the original Holodeck? The story mixes realism, fantasy, science fiction and terror.

He won several awards, including the Premio Miguel de Cervantes[?] in 1991 in Alcalá de Henares.

Some of his novels:


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