A Planet for Rent by Yoss,David Frye

By Yoss,David Frye

The such a lot profitable and debatable Cuban technological know-how Fiction author of all time, Yoss (aka José Miguel Sánchez Gómez) is understood for his acerbic pix of the island below Communism. In his bestselling A Planet for Rent, Yoss can pay homage to Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and 334 by means of Thomas M. Disch. A critique of Cuba within the nineties, after the autumn of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, A Planet for Rent marks the debut in English of an astonishingly courageous and creative Latin American voice.

Praise for Yoss

“One of the main prestigious technological know-how fiction authors of the island.”
On Cuba Magazine

"A proficient and bold writer."
—David Iaconangelo

"José Miguel Sánchez [Yoss] is Cuba’s such a lot adorned technology fiction writer, who has cultivated the main status for this style within the mainstream, and the one individual of the entire Island’s citizens who lives through his pen.”
Cuenta Regresiva

Born José Miguel Sánchez Gómez, Yoss assumed his pen identify in 1988, whilst he gained the Premio David Award within the technology fiction classification for Timshel. with his unusual pseudonym, the author's aesthetic of an impentinent rocker has allowed him to face out among his fellow Cuban writers. incomes a level in Biology in 1991, he went directly to graduate from the 1st ever direction on Narrative options on the Onelio Jorge Cardoso heart of Literary education, within the yr 1999. this day, Yoss writes either sensible and technological know-how fiction works. along those novels, the writer produces essays, compliment for, and compilations, and actively promotes the Cuban technology fiction literary workshops, Espiral and Espacio Abierto.

When he isn’t translating, David Frye teaches Latin American tradition and society on the college of Michigan. Translations comprise First New Chronicle and Good Government by way of Guaman Poma de Ayala (Peru, 1615); The Mangy Parrot by way of José Joaquín Fernandez de Lizardi (Mexico, 1816), for which he bought a countrywide Endowment for the humanities Fellowship; Writing throughout Cultures: Narrative Transculturation in Latin America through Ángel Rama (Uruguay, 1982), and several other Cuban and Spanish novels and poems.

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