Guilherme Solari is a journalist and writer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has written about movies, literature and videogames for some of Brazil’s biggest news sites, like UOL and Folha de S.Paulo.
He grew up playing video games and watching action movies, but his main hobby as a child was to imagine fantastical stories involving ninjas, dinosaurs and cyborgs. An avid reader of classic cyberpunk sci fi and pulp fiction, he tried to bring these two passions together in the Cybersampa series. The initial novella, Immaculate Conception, is his first book written in English.
Solari is the author of The Cascavel Chronicles, a prequel to Cybersampa and a love letter to old action movies. The book, released in Brazil in 2015, follows the owner of a run-down video shop that decides to fight crime. His only “superpower”? He watched every single 80’s action movie ever made.
He is also the cowriter of the play Fogo, which was presented in Sao Paulo in 2010. His short story Egofobia has appeared in the Portuguese edition of The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, alongside the works of authors like Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.
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by Guilherme Solari
Cybersampa is a love letter to classic noir cyberpunk with a Brazilian flavor. The year is 2116. The place is Megasampa, the urban sprawl formed when the metropolitan areas of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro joined in the mid-21st century.
Megasampa is a place of vice, death and hardship, and the place Cascavel calls home. A veteran mercenary, turned occultist, turned into an unlikely detective for a world were science and technology became the escape valve for all of mankind's insanities. A detective that takes the cases no one else would dare or bother to.
by Guilherme Solari
The year is 2116. Millions of American and European refugees flood into the urban sprawl of Megasampa, forming the Novo Bronx ghetto. Now unrest grows as a series of macabre murders attributed to a creature the locals are calling Bebê Diabo strike fear into the heart of the populace. Reluctantly, the police call out of retirement the only detective insane enough to solve an insane case.
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