Anton Stark is the pseudonym of a Portuguese lad who dreams more than it's advisable with steam contraptions and worlds that don't exist. A student of languages by vocation, he has from an early age cultivated a fascination with all that's Speculative Fiction, and the Steampunk sub-genre in particular (a source of many a headache, when he has to explain the concept to someone else). His most striking features include a hilarious and innate ability to be misinterpreted and a deathly hatred of both beaches and small dogs.
Anton Stark é o pseudónimo de um rapaz português que sonha mais do que é saudável com máquinas a vapor e mundos que não existem. Estudante de línguas por vocação, desde cedo cultivou um fascínio pelo Fantástico e o subgénero Steampunk em particular, o que lhe granjeia frustrações imensas quando o tem de explicar a alguém. Entre as suas características mais marcantes contam-se uma habilidade inata e hilariante para ser mal-interpretado e um ódio de morte a praias e a cães demasiado pequenos.
You? Why're you answering an interview to begin with?
Oh, I just thought this could be fun. And even an amateur author like myself might have something decent to say, eh? Maybe not, maybe not. Probably not. But let's move on.
Alrighty then. When did you first start writing?
The first piece of fiction I remember writing is a story about a dog who had a shiny red ball. I believe I wrote it when I was five. Fortunately for my reputation, that story is long gone. The shiny red ball's all I can recall from it.
The first real story, however, the first time I set out to actually create a piece of decent fiction, came about when I was thirteen. I thought this character up, Alleth, a spy and card-sharp who tricked a few people aboard a steamship. Years later he'd become the main character in the first novel I ever finished. And that was it.
One dream, as real as it is dangerous. One theory, that may explain one of the fundamental truths about the cosmos. An experiment to prove the link between the two. Follow Toltep and his grandfather Hara'can in their attempt to prove the obscure theory of the Strings of Itz'mucan.
Um sonho, tão real quanto perigoso. Uma teoria, que pode explicar uma das verdades fundamentais do cosmos. Uma experiência para comprovar a ligação entre ambos. Acompanhe Toltep e o seu avô Hara'can enquanto ambos tentam comprovar a obscura teoria das Cordas de Itz'mucan.