Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy (Paperback)

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By Matthew David Goodwin (Editor), Frederick Luis Aldama (Contributions by)
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It has been half a century since a few now-canonical Latin American writers introduced magical realism to the world. In that time, new generations of Latinx writers and artists have used that watershed moment as a springboard into new and bold explorations of speculative and fantasy forms. Collectively, they have found exciting new ways to delve into Latinx identities and cultures across genres. Latinx Rising, the first anthology of science fiction and fantasy by Latinxs living in the United States, exuberantly displays the full range of their art. 
The new and established voices assembled here (including Kathleen Alcalá, Carmen Maria Machado, Ernest Hogan, and other luminaries) invite us to imagine a Latinx past, present, and future that have not been whitewashed by mainstream perspectives. As in the best mixtapes, this anthology moves satisfyingly through the loud and brash, the quiet and thoughtful. There are ghosts, space aliens, robots—and a grandmother who unwittingly saves the universe through her cooking. The result is a deeply pleasurable read that pushes beyond magical realism and social realism to demonstrate all the thrilling possibilities of what Latinx literature can be. 

About the Author

Matthew David Goodwin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780814255896
ISBN-10: 0814255892
Publisher: Mad Creek Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2020
Pages: 270
Language: English