Cuban science-fiction master and heavy-metal rocker Yoss has been world-building for decades, but for most U.S. readers, he may as well have inhabited one of the remote planets he writes about—until now. Yoss will tour the US to present his books A Planet for Rent, an allegory of alien colonization that speaks to contemporary Cuban-American relations, and Super Extra Grande, a romping space opera following the adventures of a gigantic veterinarian who specializes in treating gigantic aliens—and saving the galaxy.
Yoss opens his tour in Brooklyn with a live heavy-metal show, cohosted by BOMB Magazine.
September 15: Restless and BOMB Present an evening of Cuban Heavy Metal and Sci-Fi with Yoss (Brooklyn, NY)
September 18: Tash Aw, Yoss, and Restless at the Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)
October 8: Yoss at Chicago Public Library's Indie Author Day (Chicago, IL)
October TBD: Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
October TBD: City Lit Books (Chicago, IL)
October TBD: McNally Jackson Books (New York, NY)
October TBD: Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)
October TBD: Boston University (Boston, MA)
November 14: Yoss and Ilan Stavans at Instituto Cervantes for the Philip K. Dick Film Festival (New York, NY)
November 18 – 20: Yoss at the Miami Book Fair International (Miami, FL)