De Abreu, Jorge

Tagged: Author | Editor

(1963-2016) Venezuelan biologist, editor and author of fantasy and science fiction short stories, the first published being "Trina" and "Sólo un juego" ["Only a Game"] in the 1986 debut issue of Cygnus – La Revista de Ciencia Ficción ["Cygnus – The Science Fiction Magazine"], to which he has been a regular contributor. He is best known as president of the Venezuelan Association of Fantasy and Science Fiction and as the founder in 1984 of UBIK Club de Ciencia Ficción de la Universidad Simón Bolívar, the still existing sf club at the Simon Bolivar University, which was named for Philip K Dick's novel Ubik (1969). De Abreu's narratives alternate between modern Fantasy and Hard SF. His story "Como una rata" ["Like a Rat"] won second prize in II Consurso Literario de Ciencia Ficción by Simon Bolivar University. Also, his story "Brabante" won the I Concurso de Cuento Universitario by Simon Bolivar University. Jorge has been judge in several literary competitions since 1985 and he is editor of Necronomicón and Ubikverso, two Webzines published by the Venezuelan Association of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Many more stories have appeared in his blog Yo, Jorge [see under links below]. [SS]

Jorge De Abreu

born Caracas, Venezuela: 25 November 1963

died Caracas, Venezuela: 28 September 2016

works as editor

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