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Edgar Cantero

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May 27, 1981

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Edgar is a writer and cartoonist from Barcelona. Once a promising author in the local scene with his awarded 2007 debut Dormir amb Winona Ryder, the highbrow Catalan literary tradition soon lost influence on him in favor of Hollywood blockbusters, videogames, and mass-market paperbacks. The punk dystopian thriller Vallvi (2011) was his last book in Catalan before switching to English with a paranormal thriller, The Supernatural Enhancements (2014). Later, the Enid Blyton-meets-Lovecraft horror-comedy mashup Meddling Kids (2017) became a New York Times bestseller. It was followed by the noir spoof This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us (2018), starring the chimeric investigator(s) A.Z. Kimrean.

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Edgar Cantero Hi, Cassandra. No need to apologise. I have a few ideas for sequels if TSE proves popular enough, but not a big plan laid out for the series yet.…moreHi, Cassandra. No need to apologise. I have a few ideas for sequels if TSE proves popular enough, but not a big plan laid out for the series yet. Open-ended though it seems, we tried to make this one stand for itself. Also, if there are more books to come, old characters may reappear, but not as leads again. I want to bring in new people and try different combinations.(less)
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On other tangentially related news, I was interviewed for SciFi Pulse on all things Meddling Kids. Including a discarded idea for a Cthulhu Mythos adventure in central Catalonia. It was more likely than you think. Read more of this blog post »
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
“To play catch on an evening, to smell the river, to hear the train pass. These little towns were once the bold ramparts meant to shelter just such peace.”
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Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production by Jason Timothy
" Abans de veure que el post era teu he llegit el títol del llibre i he pensat, "hosti, quin llibre més específicament tailored per a la Gisela". "
" Peter wrote: "These are so awesome! Will they be made available to purchase? Or is it ok if we print these for ourselves?"

Feel free to print! :D
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“No book is dangerous in and of itself, you know. But historically, reading a book in the wrong way has led to terrible consequences.”
Edgar Cantero, Meddling Kids
tags: books

“A.: Whatever; you must know how it works. An artifact containing... raw feelings, unprocessed sights and sounds and pains that the brain interprets- is that too crazy?
DR. BELKNAP: No. It has existed for thousands of years. It's called a book.”
Edgar Cantero, The Supernatural Enhancements
tags: books

“And the sad truth is, I want to be all those people. I’d sooner die forked a thousand times in that house than wake up to a world without monsters or goddesses. I’d rather play the monster myself.”
Edgar Cantero, The Supernatural Enhancements

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‘What?’ he said, startled.
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