Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain

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Andrea L. Bell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilan, Yolanda Molina-Gavilán
Wesleyan University Press, 2003 - Fiction - 352 pages
Opening a window onto a new world for English-speaking readers, this anthology offers science fiction stories from over ten Latin American countries and Spain, chronologically ranging from 1862 to the early 21st century. Latin American and Spanish science fiction shares many thematic and stylistic elements with anglophone science fiction, but there are important differences: many downplay scientific plausibility, and others show the influence of the region's celebrated literary fantastic. In the 27 stories included here, a 16th-century conquistador is re-envisioned as a cosmonaut, Mexican factory workers receive pleasure-giving bio-implants, and warring bands of terrorists travel through time attempting to reverse the outcome of historical events.

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Cosmos Latinos is an sf/f short story collection by Latino writers. It's got essays, and short stories from a few hundred years ago to roughly present day. The works were originally in Spanish and ... Read full review

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Some people see Latin America itself as a kind of dystopian novel, thus making Latino sf unnecessary or superfluous. Editors Bell and Molina-Gavilan, both professors of Spanish and Latin America ... Read full review

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