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The Spirit of Science Fiction

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
From a master of contemporary fiction, a tale of bohemian youth on the make in Mexico City.

Two young poets, Jan and Remo, find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry and above all with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world - or sacrifice themselves to it. Roberto Bolano's The Spirit of Science Fiction is a story of youth hungry for revolution, notoriety, and sexual adventure as they work to construct a reality out of the fragments of their dreams.

But as close as these friends are, the city tugs them in opposite directions. Jan withdraws from the world, shutting himself in their shared rooftop apartment where he feverishly composes fan letters to the stars of science fiction and dreams of cosmonauts and Nazis. Meanwhile, Remo runs headfirst into the future, spending his days and nights with a circle of wild young writers, seeking pleasure in the city's labyrinthine streets, rundown cafes, and murky bathhouses.

This kaleidoscopic work of strange and tender beauty is a fitting introduction for listeners uninitiated into the thrills of Roberto Bolano's fiction and an indispensable addition to an ecstatic and transgressive body of work.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 1-5098-5192-5 / 978-1-5098-5192-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-7352-2285-1 / 978-0-7352-2285-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Press
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-7352-3353-5 / 978-0-7352-3353-9 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-7352-2287-8 / 978-0-7352-2287-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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February 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
ISBN: 0-7352-3355-1 / 978-0-7352-3355-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction
Author(s): Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer
ISBN: 1-984877-91-7 / 978-1-984877-91-8
Publisher: Penguin Us
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer - translator
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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February 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Picador
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February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Picador
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February 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Penguin Press
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February 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Spirit of Science Fiction: A Novel
Author(s): Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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