Popular South American Science Fiction Books

Find science fiction books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (8)

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Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin EN

Rating: 4 (12 votes)
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NOW A FEATURE FILM COMING SOON TO NETFLIX "Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize! Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream... A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the... continue

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Het literatuurcongres by César Aira NL

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César is een schrijver die door de wereldwijde economische malaise in financieel zwaar weer verkeert, daarnaast is hij ook nog eens een vermaard wetenschapper die vastbesloten is om heerser van de wereld te worden. Tijdens een bezoek aan het strand lost hij intuïtief een eeuwenoud raadsel op, vindt een piratenschat en wordt een zeer rijk man. Toch blijft zijn droom van wereldheerschappij op de eerste plaats staan. Hij woont een literatuurcongres bij om dicht bij de wereldberoemde Mexicaanse auteur Carlos Fuentes te komen, met hulp van wiens kloon hij hoopt zijn leger naar de overwinning te lei... continue

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Jaguar’s Tomb by Angélica Gorodischer EN

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Jaguars' Tomb is a novel in three parts, written by three interconnected characters. Part one, "Hidden Variables" by María Celina Igarzábal, is narrated by Bruno Seguer. Seguer in turn is the author of the second part, "Recounting from Zero" ("Contar desde zero"), in which Evelynne Harrington, author of the third, is a central character. Harrington, finally, is the author of "Uncertainty" ("La incertidumbre"), whose protagonist is the dying Igarzábal. Each of the three parts revolves around the octagonal room that is alternately the jaguars' tomb, the central space of the torture center, and t... continue

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Kalpa Imperial : The Greatest Empire that Never was by Angélica Gorodischer EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
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This is the first of Argentinean writer Angelica Gorodischer's nineteen award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, Kalpa Imperial's multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all woven tapestry-style into Kalpa Imperial: beggars become emperors, democracies become dictatorships, and history becomes legends and stories. But this is much more than a simple political allegory or fable. It is also a celebration of the power of storytelling. Go... continue

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Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin EN

Rating: 4 (7 votes)
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A visionary novel about the collision of technology and play, horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Senegal, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Ohio. They're following you. They're everywhere now. They're us. In Samanta Schweblin's wildly imaginative new novel, Little Eyes, "kentukis" have gone viral across the globe. They're little mechanical stuffed animals that have cameras for eyes, wheels for feet, and are connected to an anonymous global server. Owners of kentukis hav... continue

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Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica EN

Rating: 4 (35 votes)
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Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore. His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest q... continue


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Trafalgar by Angélica Gorodischer EN

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In the cafes and bars of Rosario, Argentina, there are sure to be many tall tales told. But none, perhaps, quite as spectacular as those recounted by Trafalgar Medrano. With a coffeepot and a pack of cigarettes to hand, he will nonchalantly tell you all about his otherworldly adventures- from studying dancing troglodytes on a mucky planet, to befriending the only chaotic man in a perfectly arranged society, to a close shave in 15th century Spain. The things Trafalgar has seen . . . Cosmopolitan, wildly imaginative and, above all else, pure fun, Angelica Gorodischer's Trafalgar is an utterly un... continue