Born José Miguel Sánchez Gómez, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David award in the science fiction category for his novel Timshel. Together with his peculiar pseudonym, the author's aesthetic of an impenitent 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 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.
In a Galaxy 90 Miles Away: The View from Cuban Science Fiction
Emily A. Maguire on two recently published science fiction novels by the writer Yoss, "A Planet for Rent" and "Super Extra Grande."...