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LATINE VOICES IN SPECULATIVE FICTION

My last two young adult novels were speculative (We Light Up the Sky, Never Look Back) so I’m always on the lookout for other authors working in the realm of magical realism, and science fiction. Here’s my list of authors who dip in the disturbingly strange.

We Light Up the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603763
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - October 26th, 2021

Never Look Back Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547607426
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - October 26th, 2021

A Planet for Rent Cover Image
By Yoss, David Frye (Translated by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781632060365
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Published: Restless Books - June 23rd, 2015

This connected short story collection is so very Caribbean (Yoss is Cuban) and so very science fiction.


Mona: A Novel Cover Image
By Pola Oloixarac, Adam Morris (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250829573
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Published: Picador - March 15th, 2022

There are scenes in this slim novel that I still think about. It seamlessly veers from being a hilarious take on the literary world to a dark tale of hidden trauma.


Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250790637
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Published: Wednesday Books - February 15th, 2022

Here are 17 short stories by Latine young adult authors that explores the fantastical through the lens of Latin American diaspora. Plus, I have a short story included!


The People Of Paper Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156032117
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Published: HarperVia - November 13th, 2006

Set in California, this novel is so trippy and surprisingly heartbreaking. His work reminded me of Italo Calvino.


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The Man Who Could Move Clouds: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385546669
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Published: Doubleday - July 12th, 2022

I loved Ingrid’s first novel, so much so we were in conversation for it at Skylight Books. I’m so excited for her forthcoming memoir since it feels exactly how I want memoirs to read—as close to the otherworldly as possible.