by Paul Doru Mugur

Psychonautica is a journey through many different worlds: virtual, onirical, esoterical, or simply the crazy Bucharest traffic; it is a quest for inner freedom in the maelstrom of our fast-forward culture. The stories weave concepts borrowed from literature, philosophy, IT, anthropology, cognitive science and quantum physics-and introduce a panoply of tripped post-human characters.

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About the Author

PAUL DORU MUGUR studied medicine in Bucharest, Paris and New York. He is
currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell University in New York.
His published volumes include: Scutul lui Perseu (Perseus' Shield, essays)
Publistar, Bucharest, 1999); Ceva ușor (Something Easy, poems) Brumar,
Timișoara, 2006; and this collection of stories, Psihonautica, Curtea Veche
Publishing, 2009. He is the co-editor of four poetry volumes: Born in Utopia: An
anthology of Modern and Contemporary Romanian Poetry, Talisman House,
2006; The Vanishing Point That Whistles: An Anthology of Contemporary
Romanian Poetry, Talisman House, 2011; Locul nimãnui. Antologie de poezie
americanã contemporană. 36 de poeți americani contemporani (Nobody's Place:
An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry: 36 Contemporary American
Poets), Cartea Publishing House Românească, Bucharest, 2006 and Poeme din
zona de tranzit. Antologie de poezie hispanică (Poems from the transit zone. An
Anthology of Hispanic Poetry) Tracus Arte Publishing House, Bucharest, 2020. In
2000, he founded Respiro, an electronic cultural magazine,

"With each story in Psychonautica, the writer rocketed me to the fourth dimension of the modern mind while grounding me in physics and fables" more

                                                                          --Jan Schmidt