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Anybody here know of any SF books set in Latin America


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Initial post: Apr 24, 2012 7:34:34 PM PDT
Ryan says:
I have been interested in Mexico (and the rest of latin America to a degree) lately. Are there any cyberpunk books set in that region of the world

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 8:38:49 PM PDT
Peter Idone says:
I know of one book written some years ago Life During Wartime
by Lucius Sheppard. I read it some years ago around the time of the conflicts in El Salvador and Nicuagra (mid 80's). It was impressive and complex from what I remember. A very rich mixture of military tech and Latin American sorcery. Sheppard's first novel was GREEN EYESGreen Eyes although the setting was New Orleans and voudon magic and ritual were involved. I hope this helps

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 10:52:28 PM PDT
A. Davis says:
I don't know of any off the top of my head. This is why Amazon's "tags" are so helpful. If you do find a book, be sure to add the tag "Latin America". If I have time, later, I'll do a search for you.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 9:43:54 AM PDT
Ryan,

This isn't cyberpunk, but a time-line/time travel story that has a Latin American component.
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card (author of "Enders Game")

It's a time in the future when our ecosystem has been destroyed, and they trace it back to really starting with Columbus, the effects of slavery and the destruction of the Latin American's native population by the Europeans. The historians have a device that can look at events in the past, and are trying to figure out what exactly happened. I don't want to say more or it will give away too much. I really enjoyed the book when I read it many years ago.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 5:49:39 PM PDT
Ryan says:
Thanks guys. I'd ask if there was any sci fi also set in India, but I know the answer would just be River of Gods and the beginning of count zero

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 7:45:40 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
And Still the Earth

The Dragon Keepers

this one involves interstellar mercenaries recruited from Central America:

On My Way to Paradise

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 11:41:00 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Land of the Dead (In the Time of the Sixth Sun) this is alt history space opera which you might find worth a look, and if you are interested, it's part of a series.
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