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

ISBN-10: 0819566349

ISBN-13: 9780819566348

Edition: 2003

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Opening a window onto a fascinating new world for English-speaking readers, this anthology offers popular and influential stories from over ten countries, chronologically ranging from 1862 to the present. 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 in this anthology, 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 an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary works. Cosmos Latinos is a critical contribution to Latin American, Spanish, popular culture and science fiction studies and will be stimulating reading for anyone who likes a good story.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In the Beginning
"The Distant Future" (Mexico, 1862)
"On the Planet Mars" (Spain, 1890)
Speculating On a New Genre: Sf From 1900 Through The 1950s
"Mechanopolis" (Spain, 1013)
"The Death Star" (Chile, 1929)
"Baby H.P" (Mexico, 1052)
The First Wave: The 1960s to the Mid-1980s
"The Cosmonaut" (Cuba, 1964)
"The Crystal Goblet" (Brazil, 1964)
"A Cord Made of Nylon and Gold" (El Salvador, 1965)
"Scronia" (Argentina, 1967)
"Gu TA Gutarrack (We and Our Own) (Argentina, 1968)
"Future" (Venezuela, 1970)
"When Pilate Said No" (Chile, 1971)
"The Falsifier" (Peru, 1972)
"The Violet's Embryo's" (Argentina, 1973)
"Brain Transplant" (Brazil, 1978)
"The Annunciation" (Cuba, 1983)
"A Miscalculation" (Mexico, 1983)
Riding the Crest: The Late 1980s Into the New Millenium
"Stuntmind" (Brazil 1989)
"Reaching the Shore" (Mexico, 1994)
"First Time" (Spain, 1994)
"Gray Noise" (Mexico, 1996)
"Glimmerings on Blue Glass" (Mexico, 1996)
"The Day We Went through the Transition" (Spain, 1998)
"Exeriom" (Chile, 2000)
"Like the Roses Had to Die" (Cuba, 2001)
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