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Latin@ Rising by Matthew David Goodwin pdf book

Latin@ Rising by Matthew David Goodwin pdf book

Latin@ Rising by Matthew David Goodwin pdf book

Latin@ Rising An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author : Matthew David Goodwin
Publisher : Wings Press (January 1, 2017)
Genre : Science Fiction & Fantasy

Book Review

Latin@ Rising is the first anthology of science fiction and fantasy written by Latinos/as living in the United States. The book gives an overview to the field of Latino/a speculative literature, showing the great variety of stories being told by Latino/a 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 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. Contrary to the popular perception, Latino/a Literature is not just magical realism and social realist protest literature–it also contains much speculative fiction. By showing the actual breadth of genres being used by Latino/a authors,Latin@ Rising will help extend the boundaries of the Latino/a literature canon.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Matthew D. Goodwin has assembled a dynamic team of creative heavy-hitting intellects to tackle the provocative synthesis of Latino expressivity with Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. Enjoy and savor this collection of writers as they push and pull at the conventional tropes of style and content concerning magical realism, mythology and technology. The result is an incisive and entertaining book that not only challenges the intellect but expands the imagination.” —Adilifu Nama, Loyola Marymount University, author
“Authors of Latino descent mix literary elements with science fiction and fantasy in this eloquent anthology of intimate pieces, with the speculative elements often serving as background, support, or mirror . . . . There is a feeling of melancholy to many of these pieces, and others, such as ‘Monstro’ by Junot Díaz and ‘The Drain’ by Alejandra Sanchez, can best be described as horror. Urban fantasy readers will particularly enjoy ‘Red Feather and Bone’ by Daniel José Older, a tie-in to his Bone Street Rumba series . . . . [A] solid anthology.” —Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Matthew David Goodwin is an Assistant Professor in English at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. His work is centered on the topic of migration in Latino/a literature. In particular, he looks at the ways that science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture have been used to express the experience of migration. He completed his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst in 2013. He has published a number of essays on Latino/a speculative fiction for journals. Frederick Luis Aldama is University Distinguished Scholar as well as Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, Spanish and Portuguese, at Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of the White House Bright Spot Awarded LASER (Latino & Latin American Space for Enrichment & Research) that creates a pipeline for Latinos from 9th grade through graduate and professional school education. He specializes in Latino and Latin American literature, comic books, and film—and pop culture generally.

 

 

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