We Are Not Ghostbusters

 

We Are Not Ghostbusters

by JUAN MANUEL ROBLES


What would the world look like if tech companies had access to your most personal memories?

 
 

Set in a not-so-distant technological dystopia, these gripping stories portray a new world that monetizes and deals with the personal and collective memory: oppressive governments artificially manipulating the national history; tech companies charging users to access to their own memories...

These unsettling yet plausible stories are a clear and captivating meditation on the role of retrospection in the construction of collective and personal identity, and a warning of a disturbing future that is somehow already upon us.

These stories hit uncomfortably close to home, artfully scrutinizing the underlying anxieties of contemporary cyber-threats.

 

BOOK DETAILS

  • Published in 2018, 256 pages
  • Spanish language
  • Original title: No somos cazafantasmas

RIGHTS SOLD

  • World Spanish: Seix Barral, 2018

PRAISE

"An unsettling universe portraying the ways in which technology may manipulate our memories" —Edmundo Paz Soldán, EL BOOMERAN(G)

"His stories could easily fill an entire season of ‘Black Mirror’ and spark a certain paranoia required for us to start questioning the present world" —LA REPÚBLICA

“A disturbing prediction of our society’s future” —EL COMERCIO

“Juan Manuel Robles’ collection of stories burst our narcissistic, digital bubble” —Renzo Gómez, LA REPÚBLICA

 
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JUAN MANUEL ROBLES - KALPA LITERARY AGENCY

Juan Manuel Robles was chosen as one of the best writers from Latin America under the age of 39 by the Hay Festival's Bogotá 39 list.

He is the author of NEW TOYS FROM THE COLD WAR (Seix Barral, 2015), one of the most celebrated novels in the last few years from Perú. His widely praised most recent work of fiction, WE ARE NOT GOHSTBUSTERS (Seix Barral, 2018) is comprised of seven short works, masterfully uncovering latent cyber-paranoia and technology-related threats.

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A powerful and complete author, a novelist with an admirable narrative force
— ANTONIO MUÑOZ MOLINA

 

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