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Super Extra Grande

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

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n a distant future in which Latin Americans have pioneered faster-than-light space travel, Dr. Jan Amos Sangan Dongo has a job with large and unusual responsibilities: he?s a veterinarian who specializes in treating enormous alien animals. Mountain-sized amoebas, multisex species with bizarre reproductive processes, razor-nailed, carnivorous humanoid hunters: Dr. Sangan has seen it all. When a colonial conflict threatens the fragile peace between the galaxy?s seven intelligent species, he must embark on a daring mission through the insides of a gigantic creature and find two swallowed ambassadors?who also happen to be his competing love interests.

Funny, witty, raunchy, and irrepressibly vivacious, Super Extra Grande is a rare specimen in the richly parodic tradition of Cuban science fiction, and could only have been written by a Cuban heavy-metal rock star with a biology degree: the inimitable Yoss.

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Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Restless Books (June 7, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632060566
ISBN-13: 978-1632060563
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches

Author

Born Jos‚ Miguel S nchez G¢mez, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David in the science fiction category for Timshel. Together with his peculiar pseudonym, the author’s aesthetic of an impentinent rocker has allowed him to stand out amongst his fellow Cuban writers. Earning a degree in Biology in 1991, he went on to graduate from the first ever course on Narrative Techniques at the Onelio Jorge Cardoso Center of Literary Training, in the year 1999. Today, Yoss writes both realistic and science fiction works. Alongside these novels, the author produces essays, reviews, and compilations, and actively promotes the Cuban science fiction literary workshops, Espiral and Espacio Abierto.

When he isn?t translating, David Frye teaches Latin American culture and society at the University of Michigan. Translations include First New Chronicle and Good Government by Guaman Poma de Ayala (Peru, 1615); The Mangy Parrot by Jos‚ Joaqu¡n Fernandez de Lizardi (Mexico, 1816), for which he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Writing across Cultures: Narrative Transculturation in Latin America by ?ngel Rama (Uruguay, 1982), and several Cuban and Spanish novels and poems.

2 reviews for Super Extra Grande

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Delightfully Funny

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I enjoyed the book a lot, laughed frequently and will definitely seek out this writer’s work again. Praise also for the translator–he did a marvelous job. Very Highly recommended!

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