About Me

Albizu2 Who is Ingmar Albizu?

A long time ago, I was born on a Caribbean island. My journey started in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the so-called “City of lions”. At the age of 11, I moved next door to Juana Diaz, the “City of Kings and Poets”, where I completed high school. I am an aspiring writer in speculative fiction. I started reading science fiction at the age of six. But it wasn’t until I discovered Asimov and Verne at my high school library that I became hooked for life.

I have a degree in Anthropology from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Afterwards, I attended graduate school at Temple University on a fellowship grant. Why did I study anthropology? Because I have always being fascinated with other cultures, evolution and what makes us humans. Incidentally, in 2015, I received a red sash (master) degree in Spirit Fist Kung-Fu.  Among my many hobbies are: reading, playing tennis, martial arts, chess and board games. I love watching anime, star gazing, visiting museums and books. I also have a thing for collecting bookmarks.

Why did I study anthropology? Because I have always being fascinated with other cultures, evolution and what makes us humans. I seek to explore several themes in my writing. For example, the future of Homo sapiens as a species. Or what constitutes otherness (and science fiction is a fertile ground for this). As well as the evolution of culture and power structures, among other topics.  I do not expect my writing to be all science and no fiction; all ideas and no action. For that would be unexciting and boring. After all, people read science fiction to escape reality and transcend our limits. To visit worlds and explore ideas beyond our current technological progress.

As I unleash my imagination to the outer galaxies and the far future, here on Earth I remain,

Ingmar Albizu.