This Saturday (19) writer Gilson Luis da Cunha will be in Novo Hamburgo autographing books from the science fiction series Cremildaverso, which includes the titles Onde Kombi Uma Nunca Esteve; The Curious Case of Cthulhu and Cremilda: Tales of Cosmic Humor; and The Song of the Abyss: Where No Kombi Has Never Been. The series mixes humor and fantasy.
Where Any Kombi Never Was won the 2020 Argos Award, the most traditional award in Brazilian science fiction. The novel tells the adventures of Alfredo Dantas Fagundes, a native of Soledade, RS, who, after his death at age 80 in a hospital room in Porto Alegre, wakes up in a new, rejuvenated, and improved body, given to him by members of the first species to become self-aware in the universe.
Unfortunately, the second oldest intelligent species has less than pleasant plans for the rest. Now, it’s up to Alfredo, and Otávio, a young urban intellectual and former prisoner of the infamous Area 51, to do whatever is necessary to save the human species from slavery. To prevent this from happening, Alfredo and Otávio travel through time and space aboard the Cremilda, a 1963 Kombi “tuned” by aliens that has become a spaceship, time machine, and interdimensional displacement vehicle.
The book’s characters return in O Curioso Caso de Cthulhu e Cremilda, a collection of three novelettes in which Alfredo, Otávio and Cremilda end up clashing with Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep and other monstrous creations of HP Lovecraft. The most recent book in the series, A Canção do Abismo (2022), is a prelude, mixing romance, humor and drama.
The series has autographs this Saturday (19), at BarBearia 2015 (Rua Primeiro de Março, 577, Novo Hamburgo, Centro), from 10 am to 6 pm. The books are available as an e-book at Amazon’s Kindle store and can also be purchased physically from the author via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Where No Kombi Has Ever Been
Synopsis: What if the fate of the human species depended on an octogenarian
dying, grouchy and without elementary education? The bad news: now it depends. The good one:
He’s a highly motivated tough guy, gifted with technology that’s billions of years old.
more advanced than anything mankind has ever created, from a lot of free time,
and the absolute lack of things to do.
Plucked (against his will) from the jaws of death and thrown into a conflict of
cosmic proportions, this old man “thicker than a stumpy finger” and who loves to be
thick, and his friend, a young student of philosophy and the paranormal, will have to
overcome their differences to overcome diabolical adversaries, which were already ancient when
Earth itself was young, before it’s too late…
Now, let’s go further: what if that taura bagual, gross barbarity, for pure
maybe it looked like Clint Eastwood, only more rowdy, more grouchy and a lot, but
much more parochial, and with a heart of gold, and willing to do anything to protect the
planet you were born on? This, in general terms, is the premise of Onde Kombi Uma
Never Was, novel by Gilson Luis Da Cunha winner of the 2020 Argos Prize, the
most traditional of Brazilian science fiction.
Filled with humor and decades of pop culture references that
organically incorporate the plot, the book tells the adventures of Alfredo Dantas
Fagundes, native of Soledade, RS, who, after his death at the age of 80, in a bedroom
hospital in Porto Alegre, wakes up in a new, rejuvenated, and improved body,
given to him by members of the first species to become self-aware in human history.
universe, and also the first to unlock the secret of time travel.
Unfortunately, the second oldest intelligent species in the cosmos is also
masters this secret and has far from pleasant plans for the others, including ours.
Now, it’s up to Alfredo, and Otávio, a young urban intellectual and former prisoner of
infamous area 51, do whatever is necessary to save the human species from
slavery under the yoke of the Tarv, insectoids imbued with the task of rewriting the universe
in his image and likeness. To prevent this from happening, Alfredo and Otávio travel through the
Earth’s distant past, through unknown regions of space-time, and literally
out of the universe, all aboard the Cremilda, a 1963 Kombi “tuned” by aliens, which also became a spaceship, time machine, and transport vehicle.
“Alfredo, what you are seeing is not a mineral structure used in your funerary markers.
I took the form of a black monolith, a very popular image of your culture…”
“Manolito? Wasn’t that the name of that Mexican from Chaparral? I liked that movie
that was on television. To this day, I can’t accept that they don’t pass anymore” he replied.
Alfred, perplexed. “Are you the ghost of Manolito? Don’t get me wrong, but I’d rather that
was the ghost of his sister coming to get me. I was always attracted to that Castilian girl…”
“This is going to be harder than we think. Perhaps the chosen individual, despite his
genetic potential, do not have the intellect necessary for the mission,” said another voice.
“No of course not! The guy has potential! He was the only one who didn’t freak out in São Thomé! I
I guarantee he gets the job done!” “Manolito” replied.
“Hey cemetery slab, listen here, who are you talking to?” Alfred intervened.
“Alfredo, did you manage to convince your female and her progeny to bury him in the locality
known as São Thomé das Letras? ” asked “Manolito”.
“Just relax and die at once, okay?”
The Curious Case of Cthulhu and Cremilda: Tales of Cosmic Humor
Characters from the book return in The Curious Case of Cthulhu and Cremilda
(2021, a collection of three novelettes in which Alfredo, Otávio and Cremilda end up
butting heads with Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep and other monstrous HP creations
Lovecraft (at least the ones that are properly in the public domain, because the author
not crazy to get involved in copyright lawsuits). In this short and
relatively independent of the book that spawned it, fans of HP Lovecraft
will finally discover embarrassing secrets about Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep and other
least voted demonic deities who have the misfortune to cross the path of
The roundest van in the universe and its unusual crew. Contains strong scenes from
demonic invocations, redneck “spelling” and consumption of chimarrão. read with
The master demands that you leave this world.
Doesn’t he want a cup of coffee too?
A hot drink with stimulating properties, usually offered as a
courtesy to visitors or potential customers.
The master did not come to establish commercial relations with this world. He came
consume it! said the servant impatiently
What does your master want? What is his motivation for going around destroying
worlds? A childhood trauma? A toxic waste accident? The sting of a
Alzwarnkh was silent. Never, in his twenty million years of service to the
Master, someone had asked you that. In fact, no one had ever
The Song of the Abyss: Where No Van Has Gone Before
The most recent book in the series, A Canção do Abismo (2022), is a prelude, a
romantic suspense plot with generous doses of humor and drama.
Synopsis: For over a century and a half, Alfred served the Grays, the first
self-aware species in the universe, and also the first to discover the secret of
time travel. With the modifications it underwent, it became stronger and
smarter than anyone who ever lived. And virtually immortal. Nonetheless,
continued one of the rudest human beings that ever walked the earth. Everything changes
with Diana’s arrival. Well, almost everything. Alfredo remains rough. But your loneliness
finished, right? Unfortunately, as Alfredo himself would say, “the joy of the poor is more
shorter than a capybara’s tail”.
Endowed with extraordinary psychic powers and terrifying traumas, this
young woman born in the 19th century could set the course of a war that broke out billions
of years before our sun began to shine. That is, if you survive a terrifying
encounter with her origins, which will force Alfredo to choose between saving her or condemning her.
I’m not weird! she snapped, indignant at the thoughts of
Alfred. It wasn’t often that she could read him so clearly. in most
sometimes it was like looking into a deep lake. She understood a little
it was on the surface. And nothing else.
There’s nothing wrong with being weird. I’m weird. everyone here is
weird. There are times when I think the most normal guy here is Nelson
he growled, as they walked along the immense onyx walkway, flanked by a
infinity of white hemispherical domes interconnected by a network of
identical walkways that formed structures similar to the double helix of DNA.
Nelson… Why did he choose such a name?
Nelson Ned was, is, or will be, a very successful singer in the 60’s and 70’s.
Our friend in the warehouse once heard it and liked it so much that he decided to adopt this
I’ve learned a lot in the last few months. But it’s not enough. I feel like I
look at the world through a hole in the wall.
A hole is still better than nothing. Girl, I’m from the time when to do
tourism was to eat watermelon at the Tramandaí terminal.
This story is the somber (ma non tropo) prelude to Onde Kombi Uma
Never was. However, if you unexpectedly came across this book, do not enter
in panic! All books in this series can be read separately, in any
order you want. After all, the protagonists are time travelers. now relax,
Climb aboard the Cremilda and enjoy the ride. But be careful. There are regions of space-
time that tend to be bumpy and more unpredictable than Federal’s UK menu
at the end of the semester. But surprises are the salt of life…
You can find all Cremildaverso books directly in physical edition
with the author via Email email@example.com, as an ebook in the kindle store
Amazon, and, this Saturday, 11/19, autographed on the spot, at BarBearia 2015, Rua Primeiro
de Março, 577, Novo Hamburgo, Centro. From 10 am to 6 pm.