About me

Welcome to this corner of the Internet. Here, you can find some of the articles that I have published in the last few years on history, science and culture. My name is Alejandro Polanco Masa@alpoma– and I am a science writer, designer and mapmaker. I’m the author of several books about science, technology, science fiction novels and, since 2005, I’ve been publishing a very special blog about obsolete technologies in Spanish, as well as a cartographic blog. Finally, since 2017, I have decided to publish much of this content in english. I hope you like it!

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I invite you to discover my other projects in: alpoma.com Thank you for reading my articles!

My books in English:
(Work in progress) 😉

My books in Spanish:
Aviones bizarros. ISBN: 978-84-945386-4-3.
Made in Spain. ISBN: 978-84-940699-9-4.
El viaje de Argos. ISBN: 978-84-940699-8-7.
Clemente Figuera. ISBN: 978-1979131070.
Germán Botella. ISBN: 978-1717242785.
Crononautas. ISBN: 978-84-95645-37-1.
Herejes de la ciencia. ISBN: 84-95645-43-2.

Blog in English: alpoma.info
Blog in Spanish: alpoma.net/tecob
Blog about maps in Spanish: alpoma.net/carto

Something else about me (my top list):
Colour: Blue.
Constellation: Cassiopeia.
Book: Mémoires d’ outre-tombe (Chateaubriand).
Writer: Umberto Eco.
Actress: Winona Ryder.
Monster: Alien (xenomorph).
Film: Blade Runner (1982).
Science Fiction Universes: Star Trek and Babylon 5. 😛
Documentary series: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980).
Science fiction series: The Expanse.
Music video: I’m Afraid of Americans. (David Bowie, 1997).
Song: Fuzz (Computer Magic, 2015).
Atmosphere: La Mer des Possibilités (Le Matos, 2013).
Music band: Pet Shop Boys.
Vinyl LP: Perplexagon (Kebu, 2016).
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven.
Historical figure: Nikola Tesla.
Chemical element: Mercury.
Animal: Cat.