By Juan B. Gutierrez. «Extreme Conditions is a hyperfiction that inaugurates the genre in Spanish,
drawing on a long tradition of grim futuristic science-fiction. The novel integrates
text and image in a hypertext whose organizing principle is time and which has a marked social dimension, with themes such as technology and power, racism and
pollution... Time travel is tricky, and so is the attempt to change the course of
history. But Gutiérrez is not a determinist. He offers a circular array
of events that emphasize the often casual connections between moments.»
Condiciones Extremas: Digital Science Fiction from Colombia, by Susana Pajares Tosca in Latin
American Literature and the Mass Media. Hispanic Issues, Volume 22.
Castillo, Paz-Soldan eds. Garland Publishing, New York, 2001.
| This computer has a device that tracks the movement of your pupils. The artificial intelligence software moves sections of the image you are not focused on.
| By Juan B. Gutierrez. «Gutiérrez’s town of Villapintada takes us back in time
to a small Colombian town which transcends time and space. Here, the author
portrays man’s nature via a thorough description of characters and the
intricate relationships among them. The universality of the topics developed
reminds the reader of a Borgesian claim “What one man does is something
done, in some measure, by all men” (Borges, “The Form of the Sword”
120 Ficciones) In Gutierrez’s novel, what happens in Villapintada and
the interactions among its inhabitants are somewhat representative of the social
dynamics in Latin America which seem to be rooted in long established traditions
that have enhanced the gap between the rich and the poor.» From Hypertexts To Blogs: "El Primer Vuelo De Los Hermanos Wright" And "Más Respeto Que Soy Tu Madre" by Perla Sasson-Henry in Proceedings of the Congress Literatures:
From Text to Hypertext, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, España,
| By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Don Quixote was the first modern novel. This cornerstone is a quintessential masterpiece of world literature, 1605. Even though there are many on-line editions of this classic, we believe this one stands by its own right. Functions such as the reading map, the search engine and the reading gauge grant the reader a better control over the reading process.
| By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Continuation of this masterpiece of world literature, 1615. We have decided to include here this classic because we want to illustrate a very powerful idea: the literatronic model offers the possibility to inject vitality to the classics, which they need because those marvelous achievements of humankind loose readers every day to other media such as television, radio, movies, or even the Internet.