An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and FantasyeBook - 2017
Latin Rising is the first anthology of science fiction and fantasy written by Latinos living in the United States. The 22 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 Alcala, Pablo Brescia, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Ana Castillo, Richie Narvaez and Giannina Braschi; they also include new voices, well worth hearing. The book gives an overview to the field of Latino speculative, showing the great variety of stories being told by Latino writers. 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 Garcia Marqez, Jorge Amado, Carlos Fuentes and others. The book shows how the richness of the speculative genres provide U.S. Latinos/as with a unique medium to discuss issues of colonialism, migration, and the experience of being bicultural.