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- DescriptionIn his bestselling A Planet For Rent, Yoss critiques '90s Cuba by drawing parallels with a possible Earth of the t-so-distant future. Wrecked by ecomic and environmental problems, the desperate planet is rescued, for better or worse, by alien colonizers, who remake the planet as a tourist destination. Ruled over by a brutal interstellar bureaucracy, dispossessed humans seek better lives via the few routes available, or facing the cold void of space in rickety illegal ships.
- Author BiographyBorn Jose Miguel Sanchez Gomez, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David Award in the science fiction category for Timshel. Earning a degree in Biology in 1991, he went on to graduate from the first ever course on Narrative Techniques at the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Center of Literary Training, in the year 1999. Today, Yoss writes both realistic and science fiction works. Alongside these novels, the author produces essays, reviews, and compilations, and actively promotes the Cuban science fiction literary workshops, Espiral and Espacio Abierto. When he isn t translating, David Frye teaches Latin American culture and society at the University of Michigan. Translations include First New Chronicle and Good Government by Guaman Poma de Ayala (Peru, 1615); The Mangy Parrotby Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi (Mexico, 1816), for which he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Writing across Cultures: Narrative Transculturation in Latin America by Angel Rama (Uruguay, 1982), and several Cuban and Spanish novels and poems.
- PublisherRegan Arts
- Date of Publication25/06/2015
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationNY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRestless Books
- Weight340 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byDavid Frye
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