The Invisible Threat

READING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS While the author’s device feeds our curiosity, the scientists inside the Wildfire premises feed data to the computer with the method used at the time: punctured pieces of paper. The novel has the aroma of an old vintage, just like the film directed by Robert Wise and released inContinue reading “The Invisible Threat”

Marcianos y bacterias

“¡ Dios no es un agente de seguros!” Es lo que le dice, irritado, el narrador al cura en la novela de H. G. Wells La guerra de los mundos. Confrontado a una realidad que no puede admitir, el cura pierde la razón y se convierte en un amasijo tembloroso de impulsos y emociones. SuContinue reading “Marcianos y bacterias”

Infection

The fear of infection, pollution, contagion is one of the primordial fears. It lives at the root of human nature responding to one of the most insidious traps of Nature. It’s the fear of an invisible, incomprehensible enemy: the disease that passes from one sufferer to another, the evil spirit that works in the darkContinue reading “Infection”