INTERVIEW: Yoss

Award-winning Cuban writer José Miguel Sánchez Gómez, known as “Yoss,” has two works of sci-fi out in English so far: A Planet for Rent and Super Extra Grande (both from Restless Books). In this interview, I asked him about his craft, his pseudonym, sci-fi, and what he thinks about the recent thaw in Cuban-American relations.

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Welcome

Welcome, lovers of speculative fiction. For the past two years, I’ve been reading a lot of spec fic in (English) translation and am constantly amazed at the rich diversity of the genre and its iterations around the world. I started reviewing spec fic in translation at SF Signal in 2014, and thanks in large part

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2016 SFT on the Web

“Summer in Amber” by Susana Vallejo, translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel, Persistent Visions Magazine. “Salinger and the Koreans” by Han Song, translated from the Chinese by Ken Liu, Tales of Our Time, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) catalogue “The Little Angel’s Exhumation” by Mariana Enriquez, translated from

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2015 SFT on the Web

Excerpt from The Blizzard by Vladimir Sorokin, translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell, FSG Work in Progress. “Theft” by Sviatoslav Loginov, translated from the Russian by Anatoly Belilovsky, Kasma Magazine. “The Gift Boy” by Sari Peltoniemi, translated from the Finnish by Liisa Rantalaiho, Finnish Writers. “Energy” by Andrei Dichenko, translated from the Russian by

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2014 SFT on the Web

Excerpt from Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos, translated by Rosalind Harvey, FSG Originals. “The Sloven” by Stefan Grabinski, translated from the Polish by Miroslaw Lipinski, Przekrój Magazine. “Reversible Cities” by Sofia Rhei, translated from the Spanish by Lawrence Schimel, Talisman. “The Machine to think of Gladys” by Mario Levrero, translated from the Spanish by Ignacio

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2013 SFT on the Web

“The Royal Library (Scrolls of the Bards)” by Vladimir Arenev, translated from the Ukrainian by Ephraim Liechtenstein, Anthology of European Speculative Fiction. “The Texture of Words“ by Felicidad Martínez, translated from the Spanish by Sue Burke and Lawrence Schimel, Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction. Excerpt from Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by

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2012 SFT on the Web

Excerpt from “Autogenic Dreaming: Interview with the Columns of Clouds” by TOBI Hirotaka, translated from the Japanese by Jim Hubbert, Haikasoru (included in The Future is Japanese). Excerpt from Trafalgar by Angelíca Gorodischer, translated from the Spanish by Amalia Gladhart, Belletrista. “Paranamanco” by Jean-Claude Dunyach, translated from the French by Sheryl Curtis, Internova. Excerpt from

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