|Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction|
Edited by Mariano Villarreal
Felicidad Martínez, Eric J. Mota, Juanfrán Jiménez, Lola Robles, Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría, Víctor Conde
Antología, ciencia ficción
English version by Sue Burke, Lawrence Schimel
Ilustración de cubierta: Ángel Benito Gastañaga
Diseño de cubierta: Sportula
Release date: June, 2013
ISBN paperback: 9788494127489
ISBN ebook: 9788494127472
Pages : 258
Paperback: 12.00 €
Ebook: 3.49 €
Co-selected by Mariano Villarreal and Luis Pestarini
Translated by Sue Burke and Lawrence Schimel
Six top Spanish-language authors prove that science fiction remains sharp and visionary, with stories about the deepest anxieties, challenges, and problems of our societies. Their speculations and metaphors analyze and dissect a reality in continuous change.
- The Texture of Words, by Felicidad Martínez: women seek to lead despite being blind and dependent, while men fight constant wars.
- Deirdre, by Lola Robles: in the future, robotics can create made-to-order lovers.
- Greetings from a Zombie Nation, by Eric J. Mota: a stagnant society turns its citizens into the living dead.
- Light a Lone Candle, by Victor Conde: social networks want too much and never let go.
- Bodies, by Juanfran Jiménez: in a globalized and pseudodemocratic Europe, the rich practice sex tourism by means of mind exchange.
- Memory, by Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría: personal relationships and sex roles evolve in radical ways on a terraformed Mars in a relatively near future.
- Science Fiction from Spain, by Mariano Villarreal: a close view of what Spanish science fiction is and has been.
Terra Nova is a treasure-trove of Spanish science fiction, and I hope to see more such anthologies in the near future.
Rachel S. Cordasco en Speculative Fiction in Translation