2014
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.10.007
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Robin McAllister

Abstract: Chaviano's Fables of an Extraterrestrial Grandmother is a pioneering Cuban science fiction novel with four interconnected plots that manifest their separate worlds-the Havana of Ana, the protagonist writer, the Neolithic Celtic world of Merlin and Stonehenge, Faidir, the planet of Ijje and the winged psyches with three eyes, and Rybel, the world of Ana's character Arlena, the "jumen" on the run in an alien planet after being wrecked in a space ship-through Ana's writing. Ana uses mental exercises and automatic…

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