|Brazilian Edition of "The Difference Engine"|
Previously I read A Máquina Voadora by Braulio Tavares, which I dare to mention as our Bradbury, our Tim Powers, our P.K Dick. By creating an imaginary scenario, situated in Portugal in the middle age, Tavares crafts a story from wise, smart people that dared to try to understand the physics of reality in a time where scientific obscurity was a common sense. The descriptions of that time are so intense that the reader feels like traveling back in time. This world is recurrent in Braulio's stories, other of his works also are placed in this ancient Portugal, like in the short tales collection "Mundo Fantasmo" and I am reading and " A Espinha Dorsal Da Memória", which are short stories books written masterfully. His imagination reminds me much of P. K Dick.