Cesar Torres is a novelist and journalist with more than 20 years of experience across various areas of publishing and business including digital news, book publishing (fiction), startups, human-computer interaction and emerging technologies.
Cesar graduated from the undergraduate program from Medill at Northwestern University in 1996, and he earned a masters in science in human-computer interaction from DePaul University. He spent the first ten years of his career at Tribune Company and Tribune Interactive as a producer, developing breaking news content for Tribune’s network of newspaper web sites. During the tech boom of the late 90’s he also served as a syndication producer for Encyclopaedia Britannica’s foray into search technology and web-based encyclopedic content. After spending a few years in the middle aughts as editor and web publisher for healthcare entities such as HIMSS and The Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago, Cesar made a change in his focus by turning his focus to technology and the ways in which tech is impacting human culture and human behaviors. He served as Social Editor for the Conde Nast tech publication Ars Technica. Cesar also served a key role as managing editor in the founding stages of the consumer-product sites The Wirecutter and The Sweethome.
Cesar's Short Stories and Novels
Cesar’s first published short story ran in the now-defunct Willows magazine in 2008. In 2012, Cesar created Solar Six, a startup that publishes his books in paperback and as e-books. Cesar’s debut novel 13 Secret Cities, launched in 2013. Since then, Cesar has published three more novels as Pablo Greene. His next novel, 9 Lords of Night, a thriller set in Chicago and New York City, is scheduled to publish in 2017.
Solar Six Books
In 2013, Cesar created his book publishing startup Solar Six. All of Cesar Torres' book catalogue publishes through Solar Six. If you would like to become a sponsor, please visit Cesar's Patreon page.
In 2016, Cesar Torreslaunched 13SC Apparel, a line of fitness wear that ties into community building for strength-sport enthusiasts in Chicago. All the designs are inspired by mythical and archetypical figures, such as Quetzalcoatl, greek heroes, and even characters from Cesar's novels.
12 Burning Wheels (2010)
13 Secret Cities (2014)
9 Lords of Night (2017)
(As Pablo Greene)
How to Kill a Superhero: Gold (publishing in 2017)