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.