Spread of the Kobold's Wings, fiction, Issue 37, December 1, 2016
Birthday? December 19th, 1975
When did you start writing? I started writing seriously in 2003.
When and what and where did you first get published? My first published story appeared in JupiterSF in 2005. It was a science fiction story.
What themes do you like to write about? I am a bit of a magpie in this sense. I like to write about anything that seems shiny at any particular moment, which means that my fiction is all over the place. One recurring theme seems to be the loss of individuality and individual freedoms in modern society... but it was never a planned thing.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? I guess Asimov and Douglas Adams are the men who taught me to love the genre. One because he laid the foundation in my pre-teen mind, and the other because he taught me that subverting things and not taking them overly seriously is a perfectly acceptable way of writing.
Gustavo is an Argentine writer with over a hundred stories published in fourteen countries, in seven languages, and is a winner in the National Space Society’s “Return to Luna” Contest and the Marooned Award for Flash Fiction (2008). His fiction has appeared in the Texas STAAR English Test cycle, The Rose & Thorn, Albedo One, The Best of Every Day Fiction and many others.
His latest book, an ebook novella entitled Branch was published in March 2014, while a new series of standalone ebook short stories has recently launched, starting with a tale entitled Iced. He has also published two reprint collections, Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places (2010) and Virtuoso and Other Stories (2011, Dark Quest Books). The Curse of El Bastardo (2010) is a short fantasy novel. His website is at www.gustavobondoni.com.