Francisco Figueira


I do not consider myself a writer. I am rather a creator. I create stories and concepts. And they are not specifically tailored to any media format. So they could become either books or movies or videogames or even other media experiences. Media formats are nothing more than possible translations of my stories and ideas.

Among all my ideas, I would say most of them are inspired by my ambition to predict the future. And the greatest asset to do so is the past. Looking at the present with the “eyes” of the past should be the same as looking at the future.

Unfortunately, I do not have budget to freely choose any media format for my stories. Writing is thus the only feasible option. Maybe someday I will have the means to extend to other media. For now, I just want you to see what I see. And I believe writing allows me to convey all my ideas to you.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Publishing Softweapons is taking most of my time at the moment. I'm also planning to release it in portuguese ("Armas Suaves") since that is my mother tongue. In the medium-term, I may write and publish Black Box 2, as I already have a prototype in my head. For the long-term, there is a big project I have been developing conceptually but that is not yet mature enough to start writing it and I'm not sure if I will ever do it. The main challenge is that it's not that short and juiced sci-fi I have been writing. It's a drama heavily involved into political philosophy that will demand full commitment from me and therefore it may only be possible if I become a fully dedicated writer.
Who are your favorite authors?
The answer is controversial, to say the least. My favourite authors are not writing books. They make movies, TV series, videogames and music. Those are also my main sources of inspiration. I find music lyrics more touching and original than conventional poetry. I find movies and TV series more artistic than books. And I find videogames more immersive than written stories.

To not let you in the dark, I will tell 5 examples of each one of them:
- Movies: RocknRolla, Gladiator, Inside Man, The Prestige, Elite Squad.
- TV Series: Prison Break, Blue Water High, Saint Seiya, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note.
- Videogames: The Getaway, Total War, Bioshock, Metal Gear Solid, LA Noire.
- Music: Dido, Evanescence, The Rasmus, Sting, Enigma.
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Tudo O Que Se Passou
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
O que faz o fruto? Quem é que realmente veio de cima e porquê? Que conclusões poderemos retirar de tudo o que se passou?
All That Happened
Series: Softweapons, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
What is the fruit’s effect? Who did really come from above and why? What conclusions can we take from all that happened?
Quem Mais Poderá Ser?
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Qual pensa ser a maior informação que a humanidade ainda não descobriu? Poderá haver algo mesmo em frente a nós e à espera de ser descoberto? Os elos em falta para uma conclusão fascinante.
A Ambição De Um Homem
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Qual é a maior ambição que um homem pode ter? Como provaria que não é alvo de qualquer conspiração ou que é livre da vontade de outros? O que faria se descobrisse algo com um potencial infinito?
Who Else Might Be?
Series: Softweapons, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
What do you think to be the greatest piece of knowledge yet to be discovered by humankind? Can there be something right in front of us waiting to be discovered? The missing links for a breathtaking conclusion.
O Julgamento
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Até agora, você foi apenas julgado por pessoas (incluindo você mesmo). Estará preparado para ser julgado por algo diferente? Consegue responder pelas suas crenças? Que justiça acha que detém para julgar os outros?
The Ambition Of A Man
Series: Softweapons, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What is the greatest ambition a man could have? How could you prove you are free from any conspiracy or the will of others? What would you do if you discovered something with endless possibilities?
O Que Veio De Cima
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Está preparado para ver algo mais evoluído do que tudo aquilo que o Homem é ou alguma vez criou? Consegue lutar contra algo que não compreende totalmente? Até onde estamos dispostos a ir para nos salvarmos a nós próprios?
The Judgment
Series: Softweapons, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
So far, you have been judged only by people (including yourself). Are you prepared to be judged by something else? Can you stand for your beliefs? How much justice do you think you hold to judge others?
ICA (Português)
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A ferramenta que gostaria de ver mas que tem medo de alguma vez precisar. O ICA é mais assustador que qualquer monstro que possa imaginar e mais poderoso que qualquer máquina de guerra.
What Came From Above
Series: Softweapons, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Are you prepared to see something more evolved than anything the Man is or has created so far? Can you fight something you do not totally understand? How far are we prepared to go to save ourselves?
2029 (Português)
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Faz ideia do que é uma verdadeira crise? Como é que o mundo se ajustaria após do acontecimento menos expectável? 12 anos depois do que pode acontecer a qualquer momento.
ICA (English)
Series: Softweapons, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The tool you would like to see but are afraid of ever needing. The ICA is more frightening than any conceivable beast and more powerful than any war machine.
Series: Softweapons, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Do you think you know what a real crisis is? How would the world shape itself after the most unexpected event? This story is set 12 years after what can happen at any time.
O Medicamento
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Como pensa que o mundo reagiria se uma planta capaz de curar qualquer doença fosse encontrada? O que faria se apenas você soubesse da existência dela?
The Medicine
Series: Softweapons, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How would the world react if a plant capable of curing any disease was found? What would you do if no one knew about it but you?
Black Box
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Do not try to perceive the future in 1000 years. Even if someone shows it to you, you will not get it. Even if someone explains it to you, you will not get it. Black Box shows you why.

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Smashwords book reviews by Francisco Figueira

  • Behind Whispering Pines on March 20, 2014

    Short - Raw - Realistic - Touching There's not much more to say than these 4 words. The thing that makes this book so brilliant is that it is about a sad story that is not dramatically written. Instead, it's realism in raw words. There's no reason to skip this short and free great story. I truly recommend it.
  • Riding the Drone on March 20, 2014

    Great short story. Original, deep and well written. It make us think about the war and how it damages everything around. Definitely worth the read.
  • It's The End Of The Universe As We Know It [And I Feel Scared] on March 25, 2014

    Metaphysical fun, that's how I would describe this little treasure. Creative, well-written and enjoyable. I prefer drama over comedy but there's nothing to dislike in this book.