I am finding more and more sources online relating to global networking in the science fiction world. And this means finding out more about the past as well as the present. Case in point:
An Introduction to Science Fiction in Peru by Daniel Salvo (Inter Nova: International Science Fiction, 2005)
The initiator of science fiction in Peru was Clemente Palma (1872-1946). Note:
Cuentos malévolos (Evil Stories, 1904) includes “La última rubia” (“The Last Blonde Woman”), set in the year 3025, when gold has disappeared from the planet, esperanto is the universal language, and all the other races have been absorbed by the Mongols and Tartars. However, there are some remnants of the white race, which the last blonde woman of the title belongs to.This fellow looks pretty dubious, but you learn something new every day.
Here are two more ruminations on Palma's work:
Peruvian Science Fiction Writer Clemente Palma by Chad W. Post (Three Percent, 10 April 09)
Clemente Palma (orbis quintus, February 28, 2008)