Entry updated 12 July 2023. Tagged: Author, Editor.
(1972- ) Spanish Writer, popularizer, translator, editor and publisher. She has published four sf novels and novellas, two collections, and about forty short stories. She has contributed to important anthologies, such as The Best of Spanish Steampunk (anth 2015, ed James and Marian Womack), Distópicas: antología de escritoras españolas de ciencia ficción ["Dystopias: Anthology of Spanish Science Fiction Female Writers"] (anth 2018, ed Lola Robles and Teresa López-Pellisa) and Insólitas. Narradoras de lo fantástico en Latinoamérica y España ["Extraordinary. Female Narrators of the Fantastic in Latin America and Spain"] (anth 2019, ed Ricard Ruiz Garzón and Teresa López-Pellisa). She has also taken part in other sf universes such as Crónica de tinieblas ["Chronicle of Darkness"] by Eduardo Vaquerizo and Drímar ["Drímar"] by Rodolfo Martínez. She is very popular in Spanish SF Magazines, with more than sixty contributions in the form of articles and stories.
Jurado started writing short stories for magazines. Her novel Del Naranja al Azul ["From Orange to Blue"] (2012), first book in the Bionautas series, tells of a catastrophic, deadly pandemic caused by the arrival of mysterious Aliens. The sequel Bionautas ["Bionauts"] (2018) is narrated from the point of view of a bionaut who explains to a tormented teenager her mixed-race origin; for this book, Jurado became the first woman to win the Ignotus Award for best novel.
CloroFilia ["Chlorophyllia"] (2017) takes place in a post-holocaust world due to climate change. On the contrary, Cuerpos ["Bodies"] (2018) is a horror tale set in the Sierra Norte collective series. In 2017 she won the Ignotus Award with "La segunda muerte del padre" ["Father's Second Death"] (in Cuentos desde el otro lado, anth 2016, ed Concepción Perea). Her best stories are included in Alphaland (coll 2018) and Mil desiertos ["A Thousand Deserts"] (coll 2022).
Jurado created Supersonic magazine in 2015, which brings together fiction and non-fiction in Spanish and English and which has served to promote new voices in Spanish science fiction. This digital magazine has won several awards: four consecutive Ignotus (2017-2020), best fanzine in 2016 and best magazine in 2017 given by European Science Fiction Society, etc. Outstanding anthologies are Alucinadas ["Spanish Women of Wonder"] (anth 2016), focused on making new science fiction female writers known; Infiltradas ["Infiltrated"] (anth 2019), a collective essay book, winner of the Ignotus Award; and The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5 (anth 2019).
Cristina Jurado is a dynamic international fandom activist. She writes science fiction, fantasy, horror and weird, often with a Feminist perspective. One of her articles, "Antologías de ciencia ficción en España" ["Science Fiction Anthologies in Spain"], won the Ignotus Award. She has published stories in Apex Magazine, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Worldcon 75 Souvenir Book, etc. She was a guest editor of the 76th issue of Apex Magazine dedicated to international fiction, and later its editor of international fiction. She was also slush reader (Spanish/English, October 2022 – March 2023) for Clarkesworld Magazine. She lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and another of her interests is the dissemination of Arab science fiction. For her work in the fantastic scene, she received the award for Best Promoter from the European Science Fiction Society at Eurocon 2020. [MV]
born Madrid, Spain: 1 February 1972
- Del Naranja al Azul ["From Orange to Blue"] (Spain: United P.C., 2012) [pb/]
- Bionautas ["Bionauts"] (Cádiz, Spain: Cerbero, 2018) [pb/Mariana Palova]
- Vanth ["Vanth"] (Spain: Colectivo Sisterhood, 2016) [story: pb/Ana Galvañ]
- CloroFilia ["Chlorophyllia"] (Cádiz, Spain: Cerbero, 2017) [novella: pb/Cecilia G F]
- Cuerpos ["Bodies"] (Cádiz, Spain: Cerbero, 2018) with Alicia Pérez Gil [novella: pb/Juan Alberto Hernández]
- Abrazar el movimiento ["Embracing the Movement"] (Madrid, Spain: Crononauta, 2020) [story: pb/]
- "Embracing the Movement" (June 2012 Clarkesworld) [mag/]
- Alphaland (Madrid, Spain: Nevsky Books, 2018) [coll: trans James Womack: pb/Ana Galvañ]
- Alphaland and other stories (UK: Calque Press, 2023) [coll: exp of the above with two added stories: pb/]
- Mil desiertos ["A Thousand Deserts"] (León, Spain: Eolas, 2022) [coll: pb/]
works as editor
- Alucinadas (Gijón, Spain: Palabaristas, 2014) with Maria Leticia Lara [anth: ebook: na/]
- Spanish Women of Wonder (Gijón, Spain: Palabaristas, 2016) with Maria Leticia Lara [anth: ebook: na/]
- WhiteStar ["WhiteStar"] (Gijón, Spain: Palabaristas, 2016) [anth: ebook: na/]
- The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 5 (Lexington, Kentucky: Apex Publications, 2019) [anth: pb/Sarah Anne Langton]
- Infiltradas ["Infiltrated"] (Gijón, Spain: Palabristas, 2019) with Lola Robles [anth: ebook: na/]
- Hijas del futuro: literatura de ciencia ficción, fantástica y de lo maravilloso desde la mirada feminista ["Daughters of the Future: Science Fiction, Fantastic and Marvelous Literature from a Feminist Perspective"] (Bilbao, Spain: Consonni, 2021) with Lola Robles [anth: pb/Otobong Nkanga]
- Actos de F.E. (Ficción Especulativa) ["Acts of S.F. (Speculative Fiction)"] (Spain: Spanish Fantasy and Science Fiction Association, 2019) with Felicidad Martínez [anth: pb/José Roa]
- Visiones 2020 ["Visions 2020"] (Spain: Spanish Fantasy and Science Fiction Association, 2020) with Alicia Pérez Gil and Nieves Mories [anth: pb/]
- Todos los demás planetas ["All Other Planets"] (Madrid, Spain: Kaótica, 2023) with Sofía Rhei and Sue Burke [anth: pb/]
- Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Cristina Jurado at La Tercera Fundación ["The Third Foundation"] (in Spanish)
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