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Opening a window onto a new world for English-speaking readers, this anthology offers science fiction stories from over ten Latin American countries and Spain, chronologically 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.
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About the Author

Andrea 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).

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"The stories are exceptionally good reading. They are highly original, fast-paced, and keep the reader entranced till the end." - Norma Nelida Dangla, Professor of English, University of Moron, Buenos Aires; "Cosmos Latinos is the first anthology of its kind to offer a critical and scholarly approach to Latin American science fiction to the English-speaking audience. An unusually important book." - Aaron Dziubinskyj, Assistant Professor of Spanish, DePauw University

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