Lunar Braceros, 2125-2148. A novella by Rosaura Sanchez and Beatrice Pita. , Califas: Calaca Press, 2009. 120 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-0-9843359-0-9, $15 National City
Calaca provides this description: "A futuristic sci-fi novella from the perspective of the underdog by Rosaura Sánchez and Beatrice Pita. Featuring cover art and illustrations by
Authors Sanchez and Pita are both college professors; Sanchez having gotten her Ph.D. from UT, thereby accounting for some of the very light
The writing follows in the fragmentary tradition with changing type font to accent the changing persons' perspective. Largely the pieces are "letters" to Pedro, a young son, still on earth and subject to the capitalist hegemony that rules the Earth through the New Imperial Order. Shifting eco-political boundaries have created Cali-Texas which also includes Northern Mexico,
It's a rather creative, if difficult to follow, plot which shifts from
Even so, Lunar Braceros is refreshing for its sweep of terrain and politics and philosophy.