“In a world which is indeed our world . . . there occurs an event which cannot be explained by the laws of this same familiar world. The person who experiences the event must opt for one of two possible solutions: either he is the victim of an illusion of the senses, of a product of the imagination . . . or else the event has indeed taken place, it is an integral part of reality. — Tzvetan Todorov

The books

Metamorphosis' cover

The Fantastic

You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own front steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go . . . well, anywhere at all.

Portrait of Stephen King

Stephen King

The fantastic breaks the crust of appearance . . . something grabs us by the shoulders to throw us outside ourselves. I have always known that the big surprises await us where we have learned to be surprised by nothing, that is, where we are not shocked by ruptures in the order.

Portrait of Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortázar