As much as I hate to plug a book before it is physically in my hands (a superstitious, pessimistic git am I), Latin@ Rising is on the horizon, due out February 2017. This anthology of Latin@ speculative fiction was edited by Matthew David Goodwin, who successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund it.
The anthology features works by: Kathleen Alcalá, Pablo Brescia, Pedro Zagitt, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Daína Chaviano, ADÁL, Ana Castillo, Ernest Hogan, Junot Díaz, Richie Narvaez (er, that’s me), Edmundo Paz-Soldán, Steve Castro, Alex Hernandez, Carmen Maria Machado, Giannina Braschi, Carlos Hernandez, Alejandra Sanchez, Daniel José Older, Carl Marcum, and Marcos Santiago Gonsalez.
I mention the book now because it is available for pre-order by clicking aqui or aqui, and advanced orders and advanced word help make a book successful. And I really think this book deserves to be successful. There are some very cool and very, very good stories in here.
My own contribution is a story called “Room for Rent,” and it combines some of my favorite themes, which should be familiar to my fans (both of you—hi!). I’ll add that I was in a fairly misanthropic place when I wrote it (when am I not?), and I wanted to keep the story small and centered on a single character. FYI, Spanish speakers: There are some in-jokes in there for you.