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Viktor Medrano

From: Philippines



Naglíliwalíw sa Sansinukob
ang halintigál na panuós,
ang buntót ay labás dínagipík.
Nagháhanáp siyá ng liboy dagítabbaláni
galing sa malayong talumpón.

(Traversing the Universe
is the gyroscopic computer,
ejecting plasma at its tail.
It searches for electromagnetic waves
from the distant star cluster.)

Viktor Nonong Medrano (1998)



Knabo troviĝas sur verda seĝo
apud viola ligna tablo
kaj trinkas tason da ĉokolado,
varma dum neĝa vintro
en amika ĉokoladejo.

Viktor Nonong Medrano (2017)

Occupation: Software Writer


Food: anything jelly-like like nata de coco, or rubbery like squid, or spongy like Citrullus lanatus

Activities: web surfing, creative writing

Interests: cosmology, travelling, cuisine, nature, anime, artificial languages, speculative fiction

Education: UBC Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Chemical Engineering

Occupation: Software Writer

Anime: Ginga Tetsudō no Yoru

Drama: Kung Fu (David Carradine)

Game: Risk

Favorite music and artists:

Music: Classical like "Ode to Joy"—or New Age like Enya—or Ethnic like the Traditional Mexican of José Alfredo Jiménez, also like the Hawaiian of Kealiʻi Reichel, and like Spirit of Polynesia, and like Japanese Enka, and like Australian Aboriginal, as well as Retro like the 1920's, or Zouk like Kassav', or Techno, or other Experimental

Favorite movies and actors:

Films: Zardoz, Blade Runner, Dune, The Matrix franchise, The Fifth Element, Alien franchise, Solaris, Avatar, THX 1138, Star Wars franchise, The Illustrated Man, Brazil, Predator, Genesis II, Planet Earth (John Saxon), Logan's Run, The Lathe of Heaven, Planet of the Apes franchise, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Silent Running, After Life (Wandafuru Raifu), Lord of the Rings franchise, Gladiator, Soylent Green, A Cosmic Christmas, The Time Machine, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension!, Incubus (Esperanto), Barbarella, Bram Stoker's Dracula (Keanu Reeves), Forbidden Planet, Fantastic Planet (La Planète sauvage), The Shipping News, Sleeper (Woody Allen), Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Harry Potter franchise, Jupiter Ascending, Interstellar

TV: Star Trek franchise; Battlestar Galactica franchise; Caprica; Space: 1999; Babylon 5; I, Claudius; Cosmos (Carl Sagan); The Addams Family; The Jetsons; Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; Doctor Who franchise; Fawlty Towers; Red Dwarf; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; My Favorite Martian; I Dream of Jeannie; Sigmund and the Sea Monsters; The Monkees; UFO (Gerry Anderson); The Brady Bunch; The Time Tunnel; M*A*S*H; Taxi (Tony Danza); Alien Nation franchise; Gilligan's Island; Cheers; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Kolchak: The Night Stalker; Fantasy Island; The Twilight Zone; SCTV (Second City Television); Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock; Raven Tales; Kris TV; Tout le monde veut prendre sa place, It's Showtime (Manila)

Anime: Vampire Knight, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, No. 6, Mushi-Shi, Naruto Shippūden, Kemono no Sōja Erin, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian, Galaxy Express 999, Xam'd: Lost Memories, Fate/Zero, Level E, La storia della Arcana Famiglia, Polar Bear Cafe, Yumeiro Pâtissière, Gintama, Maoyū Maō Yūsha, Aoi Hana, Nokto de la Galaksia Fervojo, Mononoke.

Favorite books and authors:

Books: Last and First Men (Olaf Stapledon), 1984 (George Orwell), Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), The Silmarillion (J.J.R. Tolkien), Always Coming Home (Ursula K. Le Guin), Ringworld series (Larry Niven), Nokto de la Galaksia Fervojo (Esperanto), Pebble in the Sky, Foundation series (Isaac Asimov), Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia (Samuel R. Delany), Nova, Majipoor Chronicles, The Worm Ouroboros (E.R. Eddison), Moomintroll series (Tove Jansson), The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury), Lost Race of Mars (Robert Silverberg), Barsoom series (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Cities in Flight (James Blish), Imperial Earth (Arthur C. Clarke), Rendezvous with Rama, The Fountains of Paradise, Starship & Haiku (Somtow Sucharitkul), Davy (Edgar Pangborn), The Dune Encyclopedia, The Jesus Incident (Frank Herbert), Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, Red Planet (Robert A. Heinlein), Triple Détente, The Languages of Pao, Childhood's End, Cluster series (Piers Anthony), Stand on Zanzibar, Australian Aboriginal Grammar (Barry Blake), Australian Languages (Robert Dixon), The Amazonian Languages (Robert Dixon), Introduction to Classical Nahuatl (James Richard Andrews), Thai: An Essential Grammar (David Smyth), Haida Syntax: Volumes 1 & 2 (John Enrico), Hawaiian Dictionary (Pukui & Elbert), The Languages of the Andes (Willem Adelaar), A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, Tuttle Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings, Tuttle Concise Japanese Dictionary, Tuttle Essential Japanese Grammar, Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar, Enciklopedieto Japana (Esperanto), Akbar: Orienta romano (Esperanto), A Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose, All about Particles: A Handbook of Japanese Function Words, No. 5 manga series (Taiyō Matsumoto), Aldébaran series (Léo), Bételgeuse series (Léo), Plants of Haida Gwaii, Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People, The Olive Grove, Under the Rose Apple Tree, Beneath an Opal Moon, Plantes de Madagascar : Atlas, Chroniques de Madagascar, Presque-Songes, Traduit de la Nuit, Je veux que les Inuit soient libres de nouveau, Esperanto en la Moderna Mondo, Aztec (Gary Jennings), Internacie kuiri (Esperanto), Internacia kuirlibro (Esperanto), The Languages of Native North America (Marianne Mithun), Earthsea series (Ursula K. Le Guin), Dragonriders of Pern series (Anne McCaffrey), The Star Beast, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, Lonely Planet Hill Tribes Phrasebook, Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook (Joe Cummings), JTB's Illustrated Book series, Japanese Verbs (Roland Lange), The Hermit (Tuesday Lobsang Rampa), The Illustrated Natural History of Canada series, The Secret World of Og, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 2150 A.D. (Thea Alexander), Latino & Japanese Translations of Some Books Herein Mentioned

Magazines: Astronomy Magazine, Heavy Metal, Galaxy Science Fiction, National Geographic, Language Problems and Language Planning, Yummy (Philippines), Food Magazine (Philippines), Scientific American