Florakis, Diamandis

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(1935-    ) Greek author who has written at least ten sf novels since his first, Epistotē sto mellon (1973; trans anon as Return to the Future: A Transcendental Novel 1981), which initiates his eleven-volume Eschatological Un-Reality/Existential Anarchy, a series whose individual volumes share a sharp Satirical take, a conceptual adventurousness reminiscent of the work of European sf writers like Yevgeny Zamiatin or Stanisław Lem, and a habit of manipulating topoi derived from modern Anglophone Space Opera. The tale is set in the near Far Future on a colonized planet, a Utopia based on a cleansed humanity; aeons earlier, the discovery of the component or organ in the human brain that caused dysfunction or evil (see Scientific Errors) had led to universal operations on citizens. But it now turns out that the protagonist is capable of murder, and the utopian human galaxy threatens to disintegrate into faction and war. The second volume in the sequence, The Ponotrons and the Anarchists of the Absolute (1975; trans Costas Tsesmelis 1985), traverses similar territory, with a single human standing in opposition to an imposed society in which pain is verboten. [JC]

Diamandis Florakis

born Athens, Greece: 9 October 1935

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Eschatological Un-Reality/Existential Anarchy (only identified titles are listed)

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