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

Fondée en 2004, La Volte est une maison d’édition indépendante qui publie chaque année des romans, novellas et recueils de nouvelles d’auteurs français et étrangers. Animée par une horde, sans cesse mouvante, d’amis et de passionnés – « les volté.e.s » – La Volte crée des objets-livres originaux, mêle les expériences émotionnelles grâce à l’association d’ouvrages et de musiques, avec, toujours, une approche d’artisans.

La ligne éditoriale croise les littératures de l’imaginaire, en particulier la science-fiction, et la littérature dite « blanche ». L’exigence d’écriture et d’imagination incite, en effet, des auteurs à créer des œuvres singulières, parfois inclassables, récits qui trouvent une place naturelle dans les parutions de La Volte.