Yoss was born José Miguel Sánchez Gómez in Havana in 1969. He assumed his pen name in 1988 when he won the Premio David Award in the science-fiction category for his first book, Timshel. Since then, he has gone on to become one of Cuba’s most iconic literary figures—as the author of more than twenty acclaimed books of sci-fi and realism, as a champion of science fiction through his workshops in Cuba and around the world, and as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Tenaz. A Planet for Rent is the inaugural title in Restless Books’s Cuban Science Fiction series, launching digitally in the fall of 2014. Find more info at restlessbooks.com.