Leonardo Espinoza Benavides

Leonardo Espinoza Benavides (a.k.a. Leo) is a Chilean physician-writer & editor specialized in science fiction. As a doctor, he’s a specialist in dermatology and venereology, with studies in psychodermatology. As a writer, he’s best known for his short story cycle “Más espacio del que soñamos” (2018), set for a cinematographic adaptation by filmmaker Jorge Zavala, and “Adiós, loxonauta” (2020), recognized as a ‘book worth your consideration’ by the International Latino Book Awards. Currently serving as director of the Chilean SF&F Association (ALCIFF) and as organizer at FUTURE·CON, he lives in Santiago de Chile with his wife Daniele and their little dog Hulky.

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