Miquel Barceló García


December 7, 2021

Miquel Barceló García (Mataró, November 30, 1948 - November 23, 2021) [1] was a Spanish engineer, editor, translator and writer, specialized in the science fiction genre. As an editor, his career was linked to Ediciones B, where he directed the Nova collection, specialized in science fiction stories and novels. On many occasions, Barceló included an introductory article in the books that he edited in this collection.


Born in Mataró, Spain, in 1948. He was a Doctor in Computer Science, Aeronautical Engineer and graduated in nuclear energy. He lived in Sant Cugat del Vallés. He directed and coordinated the doctoral program on sustainability, technology and humanism at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He was also known for his monthly column for the specialized magazine on ICTs for companies and Public Administrations Byte TI or for his contributions to various periodicals on astronomy and artificial intelligence. Apart from the literary world, he worked as a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, so it is no coincidence that this institution annually awards the UPC award, the most important in Spanish science fiction, an award that was created thanks to his impulse and that to As of the 2022 edition, it will bear his name [2].


Gabriel Prize (1996) granted by the Spanish Fantasy and Science Fiction Association for the work of a life.


The Autumn of the Stars (Short novel, 2001) with Pedro Jorge Romero. Testimoni de Narom (Short novel, 1998) with Pedro Jorge Romero. Winner of the today (2005) disappeared Juli Verne Science Fiction Narrative Prize from Andorra. Science fiction: Reading guide (Essay, 1990). Science fiction tales, Bígaro Ediciones, 1998), prologue and selection by Miquel Barceló and Pedro Jorge Romero, an anthology composed of nine stories by as many contemporary Spanish authors, including Miquel Barceló's Options (1998). Paradoxes in Science Fiction II (Essay, Team Sirius 2005). A history of computing (Essay, 2008). Science fiction. New reading guide (Essay, 2015).


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Information from Professor Barceló at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Between books. Meeting with Miquel Barceló Interview with Miquel Barceló in Jot Down Magazine, April, 2012 Ignorances Byte TI Magazine

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