Angel Arango (1926-2013)

Cuban SF writer Angel Arango, 86, died February 19, 2013 in Miami FL.

Arango was one of the founding fathers of modern Cuban SF, beginning with landmark debut collection A dónde van los cefalomos? [Where Do the Cephalhoms Go?] (1964). Arango’s other significant works of fiction include collections El planeta negro [The Black Planet] (1966) and Robotomaquia [Robotomachy] (1967), and four novels in his SF saga: Transparencia [Transparency] (1982), Coyuntura [Conjuncture] (1984), Sider [Sider] (1994), and La columna bífida [Bifid Column] (2011). He also wrote non-fiction book Ciencia Ficción: categorías y conceptos y otros [Science Fiction: Categories and Concepts and Others] (2012).

Ángel José Arango Rodriguez was born March 25, 1926 in Havana Cuba. He studied law at the University of Havana, graduating in 1949 with a specialty in aviation law. He moved to Florida to live with one of his sons in 2009.

For more, see his entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. See the April issue of Locus for a complete obituary.