The Voice of the Heart – Free Sample / La Voz del Corazón – Muestra Gratis


I recently self-published my first science fiction story. It is titled “The Voice of the Heart” and it is about a young autistic man and his father. Here are the first few lines…

The voice of the heart

I am awake. Nice; this is one of the most restful nights that I have ever had. I don’t even think I dreamt.

Wait. I just remembered who I am. I did not wake up. I was activated.

He must never know; he would certainly not handle it well and there is a very good chance that he will freak out. He would not understand that I am not his father while at the same time, time, in a very real sense, I am. The part that counts, the part that unconditionally loves him, lives in me, yet in a strict sense, I am not quite the real deal.

Here’s our story.


~~~ You can find the story here.



He publicado por mi cuenta mi primera historia de ciencia ficción. Se titula “LaVoz del Corazon” y se trata de un joven autista y su padre. Acá les van las primeras líneas…

La voz del corazón

Estoy despierto. Que bien, ésta fue una de las noches más tranquilas que he tenido. Ni siquiera creo que soñé.

Un momento. Acabo de recordar quién soy. Yo no me desperté. Yo fui activado.

Él nunca debe saber quién soy en realidad; me temo que no lo va a poder entender y se va a angustiar.  Yo no soy su padre y, al mismo tiempo, en un sentido muy real, lo soy. La parte que cuenta, la parte que lo ama incondicionalmente, vive en mí, sin embargo, en un sentido estricto, él no vino de mí.

Ésta es nuestra historia.

VDC cover

~~~Pueden bajar la historia aquí.

Want to see more of the things I write? Go here for some other posts. By the way, I wrote a book!


TFB is available as an ebook (Kindle, Nook, as well as in iTunes). The price of the Kindle version was just reduced by Amazon… (:-)

The hardcover (and Kindle version) is available at Amazon and at the Oxford University Press’ website.  There’s even a 20% discount code from OUP.

This is a popular science book, which I hope to be enjoyed by laypeople and biologists alike.

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