Ricardo L. Garcia (Havana, 1955) is a writer belonging to what many consider the Golden Age of science fiction in his country of birth, Cuba, back in the 1980s. His work has appeared in English, Spanish, Galician, Bulgarian and Esperanto. He resides in Carrollton, Texas.
The first unmanned probe orbiting Alpha Centauri A’s Mars twin–a solar sail craft with a lander carrying nanobots intended to build a modest rover and science station using local resources–is officially defunded and cancelled due to an alleged lack of public interest. Then the whole mission is quietly chucked over to the military, and the project goes on steroids. Instead of its humble original tasks, the nanobots in the lander, under new and way more powerful software, are directed to replicate human beings… A young ... Read More >