The “Makers of Tlon” is a pantheon of monsters and villains. Physical and metaphysical portraits, where the skin is transparent, unable to conceal the true contents of the characters. The series presents seven modular archetypes of evil, applicable to any stage or state of our history. That is why the revelation to me was not the quality of Borges’s fiction writing, but his ability to describe these characters through the utopian universe they have created. A universe that functions as a warning for things to come, like they did before, and successions of events that initially look disconnected, random and enigmatic but eventually turn into meticulously orchestrated realities of nightmare like dimensions.
These realities even though shocking and disturbing, when standing directly across from us remain invisible. Unless we view them from a different angle. Unless we look behind the mirror.