Simone Petralia


Science (Fiction) writer with a Weltanschauung oscillating between Wanderlust, Wonderment and WTF (yes, I like strange words starting with double-u) .

I have a master's degree in Philosophy and I followed a strange course in Archaeobiology. Then I obtained the Master in Science Communication at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) of Trieste.

I come from a triangular island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the one that gave birth to Pirandello and Provenzano (according to Goethe, Sicily is the key to everything). My hometown was founded over 2700 years ago by a group of bored Greeks and lies at the foot of the highest volcano in Europe. I lived for five years in Ferrara, the city of bicycles and tiger mosquitoes; now I live in Trieste, the city of literary neurosis and very strong winds. I like maps, cinema, science fiction, paleoanthropology, comics, dark chocolate, hermeneutics applied to coffee grounds, phylogenetic trees and Phoebe Cates. I'm waiting to move on Mars, meanwhile I stare at the ceiling and drink grog.

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