Joy Sanchez-Taylor is an assistant professor of English at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY) whose research interest is multiethnic science fiction and fantasy. Her article “‘I was a Ghetto Nerd Supreme’: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Race in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” was published in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts in 2015. She is working on an article that examines the notes and early drafts of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling from the Huntington Butler archive as well as articles on Celu Amberstone’s “Refugees” and Ted Chiang’s The Lifecycle of Software Objects.
Fantasy or Faith? Carlos Hernandez’s “The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria”
Hernandez’s collection defies categorization, bringing together elements of Latina/o and science fiction writing in a mashup of science, magic, and belief....