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Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy book coverLatin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Matthew David Goodwin

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Paperback, 272 pages

Published January 2017.

Editor Matthew David Goodwin is a scholar of Latina and Latino speculative literature. In Latin@ Rising, he has created an historic collection — the first-ever all-Latino/Latina anthology of science fiction and fantasy.

Fifty years ago the Latin American "Boom" introduced magical realism to the world; Latin@ Rising is the literature that has risen from the explosion that gave us García Márquez, Jorge Amado, Carlos Fuentes and others. The 21st century writers and artists of Latin@ Rising help us to imagine a Latino/a past, present, and future which have not been whitewashed by mainstream perspectives.

Goodwin writes in his introduction: "In his essay 'Racism and Science Fiction,' Samuel R. Delany warns against the use of narrow categories like 'African-American science fiction.' The separateness which such categories enact is congruent with the separateness of racism, as he puts it clearly '... what racism as a system does is isolate and segregate the people of one race, or group, or ethnos from another.' ... What we hope to do in this anthology is to counter the separateness of Latin@ science fiction and fantasy by presenting a thrilling multiplicity of writers and stories, and by demonstrating that these writers have been part of the genres all along."

The 23 authors and artists included in this anthology come from all over the U.S. and from eight different national traditions. They include well-known creators like Kathleen Alcalá, Ana Castillo, Junot Diaz, Giannina Braschi and others; they also include new voices, well worth hearing.

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