The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

by Rachel Haywood Ferreira

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A fantastic voyage through the early science fiction of Latin America

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“…an engrossing, readable history of the genesis of modern Latin American sf. … Haywood Ferreira recounts this intellectually exciting literary adventure with skill and verve.”—Michael A. Morrison, World Literature Today

“This fascinating exploration of Latin American SF prior to 1920 points to a parallel tradition to the much better-known North American one.”—Jeff VanderMeer, Omnivoracious

“Free of academic cant and jargon, sure to appeal to any reader with a cosmopolitan bent, this book restores a collateral branch of the global SF family to its North American and European relatives, engineering a reunion that can only benefit everyone, north and south, east and west.”—Paul Di Filippo, Locus

“...a much-needed, well-written account of the origins of the genre in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil from 1850 to 1920...a pleasure for both the Latin Americanist and the sf researcher.” —Juan C. Toledano Redondo, Science Fiction Studies

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Wesleyan University Press
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Early Classics of Science Fiction
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Mary Elizabeth Ginway
“This tour-de-force is extraordinarily thorough and innovative, bringing both canonical and little-known works from Spanish America and Brazil into a different light—that of the science fiction genre.”
Andrea Bell
"The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction brings to life an array of literary works and places a nascent genre squarely within the exciting social and artistic debates of the time."
Andrea Bell, editor of Cosmos Latinos

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