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Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and… (2003)

by Andrea L. Bell (Editor), Yolanda Molina-Gavilán (Editor)

Other authors: José B. Adolph (Contributor), Juan Nepomuceno Adorno (Contributor), Ángel Arango (Contributor), Juan José Arreola (Contributor), Elia Barceló (Contributor)23 more, Luis Britto García (Contributor), Pablo Capanna (Contributor), André Carneiro (Contributor), Pablo A. Castro (Contributor), Daína Chaviano (Contributor), Hugo Correa (Contributor), Ricard de la Casa (Contributor), Álvaro Menén Desleal (Contributor), Michel Encinosa (Contributor), Nilo María Fabra (Contributor), Eduardo Goligorsky (Contributor), Angélica Gorodischer (Contributor), Guillermo Lavín (Contributor), Jerônimo Monteiro (Contributor), Magdalena Araceli Mouján Otaño (Contributor), Pepe Rojo (Contributor), Pedro Jorge Romero (Contributor), Federico Schaffler (Contributor), Mauricio-José Schwarz (Contributor), Ernesto Silva Román (Contributor), Braulio Tavares (Contributor), Miguel de Unamuno (Contributor), Alberto Vanasco (Contributor)

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Reading Cosmos Latinos started off as an attempt by me to expand my reading repertoire and hopefully get exposed to interesting science fiction that I’d never read. By the end though, the reading experience became like eating my vegetables. Clean your plate and they are good for you. For the most part the stories selected for this anthology were ones I did not like much. A few were good. Overall the mood set by the selections was quite depressing. The best of the stories ended on hopeful notes. None except the Utopian screed that opened the volume were out and out positive experiences. One or two were ironically positive types though.

Full review at my blog: http://reading.kingrat.biz/reviews/cosmos-latinos-andrea-bell ( )
  KingRat | Jul 14, 2009 |
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 translated into English.

I generally hate short stories, but with this collection, I felt like I was finally reading something that someone like me wrote, someone who knew what it was like to grow up like me, someone who had the same expectations as me.
  booksofcolor | Jul 10, 2009 |
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Bell, Andrea L.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Molina-Gavilán, YolandaEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adolph, José B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adorno, Juan NepomucenoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arango, ÁngelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arreola, Juan JoséContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barceló, EliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Britto García, LuisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Capanna, PabloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carneiro, AndréContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castro, Pablo A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaviano, DaínaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Correa, HugoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de la Casa, RicardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Desleal, Álvaro MenénContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Encinosa, MichelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fabra, Nilo MaríaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goligorsky, EduardoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Romero, Pedro JorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schaffler, FedericoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwarz, Mauricio-JoséContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silva Román, ErnestoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tavares, BraulioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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Presents twenty-seven short science fiction stories from Latin America and Spain, arranged chronologically from 1862 to 2001.

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