Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology (Paperback)

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“An outstanding showcase of contemporary Latinx authors exploring identity through the conventions of sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism. Themes of family, migration, and community resonate throughout these 38 masterful stories. … This is a knockout.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In a tantalizing array of new works from some of the most exciting Latinx creators working in the speculative vein today, Speculative Fiction for Dreamers extends the project begun with a previous anthology, Latinx Rising (The Ohio State University Press, 2020), to showcase a new generation of writers. Spanning diverse forms, settings, perspectives, and styles, but unified by their drive to imagine new Latinx futures, these stories address the breadth of contemporary Latinx experiences and identities while exuberantly embracing the genre’s ability to entertain and surprise. With new work for new audiences in their teens and up, and especially for Latinx people navigating their identities in the ever-shifting, sometimes perilous, but always promising cultural landscape of the US, this book is for dreamers—and DREAMers—everywhere. 
 
Contributors: Grisel Y. Acosta, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Frederick Luis Aldama, William Alexander, Nicholas Belardes, Louangie Bou-Montes, Lisa M. Bradley, Eliana Buenrostro, Diana Burbano, Pedro Cabiya, Steve Castro, Fernando de Peña, Scott Russell Duncan, Samy Figaredo, Tammy Melody Gomez, J. M. Guzman, Ernest Hogan, Pedro Iniguez, Ezzy G. Languzzi, Patrick Lugo, Roxanne Ocasio, Daniel Parada, Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos, Reyes Ramirez, Julia Rios, Sara Daniele Rivera, Roman Sanchez, Tabitha Sin, Alex Temblador, Rodrigo Vargas, Laura Villareal, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Karlo Yeager Rodriguez

About the Author


Alex Hernandez is a Cuban American science fiction writer. His work often explores themes of migration, colonization, and posthumanism, while blending the subgenres of space opera and biopunk. His first novel, Tooth and Talon, was published by EDGE. He lives in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.
 
Sarah Rafael García is the author of Las Niñas and SanTana’s Fairy Tales. She is also the founder of Barrio Writers and LibroMobile as well as coeditor of the anthology Pariahs.
 
Matthew David Goodwin is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His work focuses on the ways that science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture have been used to express the experience of migration. He is the editor of Latinx Rising and the author of The Latinx Files: Race, Migration, and Space Aliens.
 

Praise For…


“An outstanding showcase of contemporary Latinx authors exploring identity through the conventions of sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism. Themes of family, migration, and community resonate throughout these 38 masterful stories. … This is a knockout.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Spanning genres from science fiction to fantasy to magical realism and also including comics, poetry, and plays, these stories are breathtaking in their expansiveness.”—Margaret Kingsbury, Buzzfeed

Speculative Fiction for Dreamers is an exciting and mind-expanding collection of short stories by contemporary Latinx authors. … The stories take place in alternate Latinx-centric worlds and futures. They are fun, irreverent, and subversive, saturated by self-confidence and spirit." —Erika Harlitz Kern, Foreword Reviews

Speculative Fiction for Dreamers brilliantly runs the gamut of visual, oral, and textual storytelling, creating magical wormholes that link Indigenous past to place-rooted present, imagined futures, and the abode of syncretic gods. These vital pieces resonate like entangled particles of ancestors and descendants, boundless possibilities stemming from Latinx identity. An important anthology that will inspire readers to dream and discover.” —David Bowles, author of Rise of the Halfling King

“In imaginatively reconfiguring the past, present, and future—and our dreaming and waking lives—the contributors to this expansive anthology capture the kaleidoscopic experiences of Latinx folks living in the Américas. These evocative stories embrace a multitude of forms to surprise us with what is possible. This is a book I’ve been dreaming about and waiting for.” —Rachelle Cruz, author of God’s Will for Monsters
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814257982
ISBN-10: 0814257984
Publisher: Mad Creek Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English