Born José Miguel Sánchez Gómez in Havana, Cuba, in 1969, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David in the science-fiction category for Timshel. Since then, he has gone on to become one of Cuba’s most iconic literary figures. The author of more than twenty books, he is the first Cuban to be nominated for the prestigious Philip K. Dick Award for Science Fiction. His novels A Planet for Rent and Super Extra Grande were published by Restless Books. A third, Condomnaut, is forthcoming.