Latino/a Rising is the first collection of U.S. Latino/a science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres.
There is a growing movement of people who are interested in the incredible U.S. Latino/a writers and artists who have turned to science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres.Â Latino/a Rising: An Anthology of U.S. Latino/a Speculative Fictionwill introduce the public to the work of these writers and artists.
With the exception of Edward James OlmosâÂ BladerunnerÂ andÂ Battlestar Galactica, positive U.S. Latino/a characters have been largely absent from mainstream speculative fiction novels and films. Films such asÂ Men in BlackÂ andÂ Alien Nation, and shows such asÂ X-Files,Â express the anxiety that the mainstream has concerning Latinos/as and recent immigrants.Â Â Latino/a RisingÂ will contest this trend, showing how Latino/a writers and artists are transforming the genres.
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