Humorous science fiction is an increasingly popular sub-genre with some notable examples: the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Discworld series of Terry Pratchett, Red Dwarf. Or for a more contemporary reference, writer Alex Shvartsman edits the annual Unidentified Funny Objects anthology.
Science fiction is praised for its progressive attitudes, and yet there still remain gaps of representation. And, in light of the #PublishingPaidMe Twitter hashtag that trended earlier this month, there are noticeable disparities in pay as well. Oftentimes, certain voices aren’t heard, and this gap can be widened once we move into niche markets or sub-genres.
So if you like funny Science Fiction and, like me, have some reading time on your hands, I’d like to turn your attentions to a pair of Latinx authors with hot new books coming out this Fall.