Alain Damasio

Author

April → May 2022

Écrivain Alain Demasio, Alain Damasio est assis devant un fond noir, le visage appuyé sur son menton

Cyrille Choupas

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Nothing has impacted our daily lives more than big tech. They are the digital era masters, they are the ones who built it. This constant digital tracking, which is the new gold mine, is the symbol of our modern capitalism.
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My work encompasses a philosophical, sociological and anthropological approach that makes me one of the most techno-critical science fiction authors in France. But writing hasn’t always been the obvious choice. Today, I perform on stage, I work on video games, and I write scripts. Yet I always go back to writing, and it feels right. My connection to language is physical: any words, vowels, consonants call for a color, a sound, a feeling. I don’t feel such a bond with other forms of art. The definition of sci-fi is, to me, what technologies do to humans. It was an intuitive choice. Science fiction is a genre that provides you that kind of freedom, whether it be in the style, narrative structure, paradigms, or inventions. There are no limits. It’s also a genre that has always led people to reflect upon our society, politics, and anthropology. It’s a way to build parallel worlds dealing with all social issues today’s society may know. Then, you can exaggerate and transpose as you like.  

 

Born in 1969 in Lyon, Alain Damasio is a French science fiction author and typographer. His favorite field is political anticipation. He combines this genre with elements of science fiction or fantasy and describes political dystopias. A committed man, this intermittent of militancy sharpens his weapons at the philosophical forge and nourishes his concrete struggles as much as his books.

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Editeur LA VOLTE
La Volte

Founded in 2004, La Volte is an independent publishing house that publishes novels, novellas and collections of short stories by French and foreign authors every year. Animated by a horde, constantly moving, of friends and enthusiasts - "les volté.e.s" - La Volte creates original object-books, mixes emotional experiences through the association of books and music, with, always, an artisan approach. The editorial line crosses the literatures of the imagination, in particular science fiction, and so-called “white” literature. The requirement of writing and imagination encourages authors to create singular works, sometimes unclassifiable, stories that find a natural place in the publications of La Volte.

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