Bruno Martins Soares
About The Author
I’m a Portuguese Scifi author. I don’t really know how old I was when I started writing stories. I wrote them for school, I’m certain, but the first time I wrote without any academic goal I was 12, I remember that much. I just loved reading and stories and the books I laid hands on didn’t last that much and I had so many stories in my head I just started playing with them until it was impossible not to write them down.
I kept writing different stuff. When I was 22, a friend of mine incited me to enter one of the largest and most prestigious Young Writers’ contests in Portugal. I did and won an Honorable Mention. I tried again two years later and won it. I went to Torino and then Rome and Sarajevo, representing my country as a Young Writer. One of the best times of my life. Then, one day, I decided to write a Scifi novel I had been chewing on for some time: The Saga of Alex 9. I showed it to a publisher who’d just included a short story of mine in an anthology, and he loved it. I was a published novelist one year later and soon was featured in a series alongside names like George R.R. Martin or Bernard Cornwell, hailed as an author to reckon with in Portuguese Scifi. How about that? I wrote more novels and worked in movies, TV, and plays. I’ve done a lot of things in my career, but overall, I’ve been writing professionally for 20 years.
Short Stories by the Author
Maria and the Ocean
Not many people know this story. A story from before the waves. Before the winds. Before the sandstorms and tropical storms and all the other storms. Many would say it’s not true. But they said the same thing about carbon and look at us now...