In 1981 Salvatore Puledda published his novel The Tókarev Report. At the time, the Humanist Movement was at its peak. Only 12 years had passed since Silo had delivered his harangue “The Healing of Suffering” in Punta de Vacas.
There was a great worldwide expansion of the movement carried out by exiles from the dictatorships in Chile and Argentina. At that time of upheaval, a new spirituality spread around the world and took root in many countries.
Initiators first reached Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, the United States, Spain, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and later the rest of the world.
The Tókarev Report was one of the first books I read when I first became acquainted with the Humanist Movement.
Over the years, I have the impression that Salvatore must have heeded some insinuation – that which has been defined in different ways: internal call, concomitance… – to make a certain story to fit the sensibility of that time.
As far as I was concerned, that story fitted in fully, producing associative chains. Things that later became intermingled with reality in sometimes surprising ways.
Perhaps the interpretation is different… We all have a ball of thread somewhere, like Ariadne’s, that allows us to find our way in the dark moments. It is in our hands to engross ourselves with other realities and other ways of being in the world. If we manage to solve something in the depths of the labyrinth and find the way out – thanks to the golden thread – reality will be different, seen with different eyes.
On 25 May 1979 – in Puledda’s novel – Tokarev dives into the sensory suppression chamber. From that moment on, he begins a journey where the supposed reality slips into the dream world.
At that time, in Russia and India, Siloism flowed through channels that are still enigmatic today. Sometime later, in 1993, two significant events took place: on 6 October, Silo was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Russian Academy of Sciences and, in the following days, the Moscow Forum was held, where the World Centre for Humanist Studies was established.
The Denisova Report represents a way of following up The Tokarev Report, as a way of paying tribute to all the protagonists of that time.
The Denisova Report moves straight into science fiction, setting its action in the near future of 2032. It begins with a lecture by Yuri V. Tókarev and continues with the relationship that Denisova (a former student) and a group of friends and researchers establish with the professor. The proposal, from the World Centre for Systemic Forecasting, consists of a mission to try to verify whether concomitant situations related to the Singularity are occurring.
In a certain type of science fiction (or political fiction), the extraordinary, the hypothetical and mystery intertwine and go hand in hand, while using this framework to analyse, criticise or put on the table certain aspects of the present, as well as speculate about the future, opening windows to encourage new perspectives and induce the reader to enter into unknown horizons.
Extract from the prologue by Enrique Collado.
In other words, the story begins four decades ago, and is projected into a future in which historical time is increasingly compacted.
The book is currently in the pre-campaign phase, and will soon be available in bookshops in Spain and Latin America: for the moment in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, as well as online.
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As is often the case with projects, other initiatives emerge as we go along, those that are already part of a new cycle. We will address them in new articles, always on the lookout for new concomitances along the way.