Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. In Mexico, cuentos de fantasma are a popular form of literature that combines fantasy, folktales, and pulp fiction. FANTASMAS is the first selection of such stories, and it features nineteen new stories by well-known and emerging Mexican American authors. In her introduction, Kathleen Alcal distinguishes these stories from those by Latin American magical realists, and discusses how a new generation of Mexican American writers has infused the folktales of the past with a sense of irony, humor, and belief. Other contributors include Luna Calder¢n, Brandt Jes£s Cooper, Rub‚n Degollado, Elena D¡az Bj”rkquist, Guadalupe Garc¡a Monta¤o, Lucrecia Guerrero, Stephen D. Guti‚rrez, Gary G. Hern ndez, Kelley J cquez, Karleen Pendleton Jim‚nez, Rob Johnson, Jacquie Moody, Daniel A. Olivas, Torie Olson, Stephanie R. Reyes, David Rice, Ren‚ Salda¤a, Jr., Carmen Tafolla, and Elva Trevi¤o Hart.