R176. Uncanny Technologies in New Latinx Fiction

Meeting Room 1, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


In this panel, three authors included in Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy (Wings Press 2017) will give readings of their most recent work. These writers show the diversity of ways that Latino/a literature is grappling with the ever-changing landscape of technology and its effects on the Latinx community. They work as futurists, providing readers with a unique means to imagine a future in which Latinxs play a pivotal role.


Matthew David Goodwin is an assistant professor in English at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. His work is focused on the ways that science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture have been used to express the experience of migration. He is the editor of Latino/a Rising.

Pablo Brescia has published three books of short stories: La derrota de lo real/The Defeat of the Real; Fuera de Lugar/Out of Place, and La apariencia de las cosas/The Appearance of Things and the book of hybrid texts No hay tiempo para la poesía/No Time for Poetry, with the pen name Harry Bimer.

Frederick Luis Aldama is the author of twenty-nine scholarly books and one book of fiction, Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands. He is University Distinguished Professor and Teacher at The Ohio State University. He is founder and director of LASER—a Latinx high school college readiness program


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside