“I dreamt I was falling in love with Alice Sheldon.
She didn’t want me. So I tried getting myself killed
on three continents. Years passed. Finally, when I
was really old, she appeared on the other end of the
promenade in New York and with signals (like the
ones they use on aircraft carriers to help the pilots
land) she told me she’d always loved me.”
–Roberto Bolaño, Tres
Along with Philip K. Dick, James Tiptree, Jr., was Bolaño’s favorite science fiction writer.