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- DescriptionOpening a window onto a new world for English-speaking readers, this anthology offers science fiction stories from over ten Latin American countries and Spain, chrologically 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. The introduction examines the ways the genre has developed in Latin America and Spain since the 1700s and studies science fiction as a means of defamiliarizing, and then critiquing, regional culture, history and politics - especially in times of censorship and political repression. The volume also includes a brief introduction to each story and its author, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works.
- Author BiographyAndrea L. Bell is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Hamline University in Minnesota. Yolanda Molina-Gavilan is Associate Professor of Spanish at Eckerd College in Florida and the translator of Rosa Montero's The Delta Function (1992).
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication31/07/2003
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Series TitleEarly Classics of Science Fiction S.
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Content Notebibliography
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byAndrea L. Bell,Yolanda Molina-Gavilan
- Translated byAndrea L. Bell,Yolanda Molina-Gavilan
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