domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012

Latin American Science Fiction. Theory and Practice. Edited By M. Elizabeth Ginway and J. Andrew Brown. 2012

Latin American Science Fiction

Theory and Practice
Edited By M. Elizabeth Ginway and J. Andrew Brown

Palgrave Macmillan, 12/24/2012
ISBN: 978-1-137-28122-7, ISBN10: 1-137-28122-7,
5.500 x 8.500 inches, 256 pages, 14 b/w illustrations,



Combining work by critics from Latin America, the US, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.



'Critical Latin American SF.' - M. Elizabeth Ginway & J. Andrew Brown

Part I: Speculating a Canon: Latin America's SF Traditions Ending the World with Words: Bernardo Fernández BEF and the Institutionalization of Science Fiction in Mexico —Ignacio Sánchez Prado'A Young Man, Gleaming, White,' and the Protocol of the Question—Braulio Tavares, Bolaño and Science Fiction: Deformities—álvaro BisamaTime Travel and History in Carmen Boullosa's Llanto, novelas imposibles—Claire Taylor


Part II: On the Periphery of the Periphery: Cyberpunks and Zombies in Latin AmericaIslands in the Slipstream: Diasporic Allegories in Cuban Science Fiction of the Special Period—Emily MaguireCultural Syncretism in Brazilian Cyberpunk —Roberto CausoSexilia and the Perverse World of the Future: An Argentine Version of Barbarella and Sade—Fernando ReatiTeenage Zombie Wasteland: Suburbia after the Apocalypse in Mike Wilson's Zombie and Edmundo Paz Soldán's Los vivos y los muertos—David Laraway


Part III: Games, Comics and Film: Latin American SF across Genre SF and the Cinema of Jorge Furtado—M. Elizabeth Ginway & Alfredo Suppia Oesterheld's Iconic and Ironic Eternautas—Rachel Haywood Ferreira SF in Brazilian Cartoons and Comics—Octávio Aragão