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Latin@ rising : an anthology of Latin@ science fiction and fantasy /

by Goodwin, Matthew David [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Antonio, Texas : Wings Press, 2017.Description: xx, 250 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781609405243; 1609405242.Other title: Latina rising; Latino rising.Subject(s): American literature -- Hispanic American authors | Science fiction, American | Fantasy literature, American | Hispanic American literature (Spanish) -- Translations into English | Fantasy fiction | Science fiction | Translations | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction
Contents:
Foreword / Matthew David Goodwin -- Introduction / Frederick Luis Aldama -- The road to Nyer / Kathleen Alcalá -- Code 51 / Pablo Brescia -- Uninformed / Pedro Zagitt -- Circular photography / Pedro Zagitt -- Sin embargo / Sabrina Vourvoulias -- Accursed lineage / Daína Chaviano -- Coconauts in space / ADÁL -- Cowboy medium / Ana Castillo -- Flying under the Texas radar with Paco and Los Freetails / Ernest Hogan -- Monstro / Junot Díaz -- Room for rent / Richie Narvaez -- Artificial / Edmundo Paz-Soldán -- Through the right ventricle / Steve Castro -- Two unique souls / Steve Castro -- Caridad / Alex Hernandez -- Difficult at parties / Carmen Maria Machado -- Death of the businessman / Giannina Braschi -- Burial of the sardine / Giannina Braschi -- Entanglements / Carlos Hernandez -- The drain / Alejandra Sanchez -- Red feather and bone / Daniel José Older -- A science fiction / Carl Marcum -- SciFi-ku / Carl Marcum -- Traditions / Marcos Santiago Gonsalez.
Summary: "Latin@ Rising is the first-ever anthology of Latino/Latina speculative literature -- science fiction and fantasy stories, poetry, artwork and drama."-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Latin@ Rising is the first anthology of science fiction and fantasy written by Latinos/as living in the United States. The 22 authors and artists included in this anthology come from all over the U.S. and from eight different national traditions. They include well-known creators like Kathleen Alcalá, Pablo Brescia, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Ana Castillo, Junot Díaz, Richie Narvaez, Giannina Braschi, and Daniel José Older; they also include new voices, well worth hearing. The book gives an overview to the field of Latino/a speculative, showing the great variety of stories being told by Latino/a writers. Fifty years ago the Latin American "Boom" introduced magical realism to the world; Latin@ Rising is the literature that has risen from the explosion that gave us García Márquez, Jorge Amado, Carlos Fuentes and others. The 21st century writers and artists of Latin@ Rising help us to imagine a Latino/a past, present, and future which have not been whitewashed by mainstream perspectives. Contrary to the popular perception, Latino/a Literature is not just magical realism and social realist protest literature--it also contains much speculative fiction. By showing the actual breadth of genres being used by Latino/a authors, Latin@ Rising will help extend the boundaries of the Latino/a literature canon. Latin@ Rising demonstrates the value of speculative fiction for the Latino/a community: it gives Latinos/as a vital means for imagining a past and a future in which they play a pivotal role, and it constitutes a narrative of the effects of technology on the Latino/a community. The book shows how the richness of the speculative genres provide U.S. Latinos/as with a unique medium to discuss issues of colonialism, migration, and the experience of being bicultural.

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"Latin@ Rising is the first-ever anthology of Latino/Latina speculative literature -- science fiction and fantasy stories, poetry, artwork and drama."-- Provided by publisher.

Foreword / Matthew David Goodwin -- Introduction / Frederick Luis Aldama -- The road to Nyer / Kathleen Alcalá -- Code 51 / Pablo Brescia -- Uninformed / Pedro Zagitt -- Circular photography / Pedro Zagitt -- Sin embargo / Sabrina Vourvoulias -- Accursed lineage / Daína Chaviano -- Coconauts in space / ADÁL -- Cowboy medium / Ana Castillo -- Flying under the Texas radar with Paco and Los Freetails / Ernest Hogan -- Monstro / Junot Díaz -- Room for rent / Richie Narvaez -- Artificial / Edmundo Paz-Soldán -- Through the right ventricle / Steve Castro -- Two unique souls / Steve Castro -- Caridad / Alex Hernandez -- Difficult at parties / Carmen Maria Machado -- Death of the businessman / Giannina Braschi -- Burial of the sardine / Giannina Braschi -- Entanglements / Carlos Hernandez -- The drain / Alejandra Sanchez -- Red feather and bone / Daniel José Older -- A science fiction / Carl Marcum -- SciFi-ku / Carl Marcum -- Traditions / Marcos Santiago Gonsalez.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Javier Hernandez: "El Muerto: Los Cosmos Azteca" Frontis
  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. xv)
  • "The Road to Nyer" (p. 3)
  • "Code 51" (p. 11)
  • "Uninformed" (p. 16)
  • "Circular Photography" (p. 18)
  • "Sin Embargo" (p. 19)
  • "Accursed Lineage" (p. 43)
  • ADÁL: "Coconauts in Space" (p. 49)
  • "Cowboy Medium" (p. 60)
  • "Flying under the Texas Radar with Paco and Los Freetails" (p. 65)
  • "Monstro" (p. 80)
  • "Room for Rent" (p. 103)
  • "Artificial" (p. 114)
  • "Through the Right Ventricle" (p. 121)
  • "Two Unique Souls" (p. 123)
  • "Caridad" (p. 125)
  • "Difficult at Parties" (p. 143)
  • "Death of a Businessman" (p. 164)
  • "Burial of the Sardine" (p. 176)
  • "Entanglements" (p. 190)
  • "The Drain" (p. 203)
  • "Red Feather and Bone" (p. 217)
  • "A Science Fiction" (p. 234)
  • "SciFi-ku" (p. 236)
  • "Traditions" (p. 238)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 247)
  • Permissions, Publication Histories and Translation Credits (p. 247)
  • About the Editor (p. 249)
  • About the Author of the Introduction (p. 250)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Exploring such themes as mythology, technology, and the imagination, this collection gathers 24 stories of sf and fantasy by well-known Latino/a writers living in the United States. In Sabrina Vourvoulias's "Sin Embargo," the wonder of birds and magic blend together in a range of refugee voices. In Ernest Hogan's "Flying Under the Texas Radar with Paco and Los Freetails," the narrator, who had headed a rock band on Earth and who is in exile on Mars, relates how he insulted the CEO of Texas. In the aftermath of a sexual assault, a young woman realizes she can hear internal soundtracks in Carmen Maria -Machado's "Difficult at Parties." VERDICT Editor Goodwin (English, Univ. of Puerto Rico) has compiled an intriguing mix of stories that expands the Latino/a presence in speculative fiction beyond -magical realism.-KC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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