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The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction
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Rachel Haywood Ferreira
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The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

Rachel Haywood Ferreira



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Early science fiction has often been associated almost exclusively with Northern industrialized nations. In this groundbreaking exploration of the science fiction written in Latin America prior to 1920, Rachel Haywood Ferreira argues that science fiction has always been a global genre. She traces how and why the genre quickly reached Latin America and analyzes how writers in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico adapted science fiction to reflect their own realities. Among the texts discussed are one of the first defenses of Darwinism in Latin America, a tale of a time-traveling history book, and a Latin American Frankenstein. Latin American science fiction writers have long been active participants in the sf literary tradition, expanding the limits of the genre and deepening our perception of the role of science and technology in the Latin American imagination. The book includes a chronological bibliography of science fiction published from 1775 to 1920 in all Latin American countries.

By:   Rachel Haywood Ferreira
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   483g
ISBN:   9780819570826
ISBN 10:   0819570826
Publication Date:   July 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

...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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