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TOC: ‘Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction’ Edited by Mariano Villarreal

SF Scope has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology/collection Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction:

Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction is now available in its English version. It was published in Spanish in December 2012 and has now been translated into English by Sue Burke and Lawrence Schimel. It includes 6 stories and an essay on Spanish science fiction.

Here’s the book description:

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.

Here’s the table of contents and story descriptions…

  1. “The Texture of Words” by Felicidad Martínez – women seek to lead despite being blind and dependent, while men fight constant wars.
  2. “Deirdre” by Lola Robles – in the future, robotics can create made-to-order lovers.
  3. “Greetings from a Zombie Nation” by Eric J. Mota – a stagnant society turns its citizens into the living dead.
  4. “Light a Lone Candle” by Victor Conde – social networks want too much and never let go.
  5. “Bodies” by Juanfran Jiménez – in a globalized and pseudodemocratic Europe, the rich practice sex tourism by means of mind exchange.
  6. “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.
  7. Science Fiction from Spain by Mariano Villarreal – a close view of what Spanish science fiction is and has been.
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