Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
I love it when they have their own videos:
It's a young adult novel about mad scientists:
This Dr. Frankenstein and his teenage son are Mexicans:
And watch out for the Vampira/chola/goth girl:
Friday, June 2, 2017
These are my contributor copies of Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature,Film, and Popular Culture edited by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson and B.V. Olguín. It features my artwork and “Chicanonautica Manifesto”--in which I declare that “Chicano is a science fiction state of being”--plus Daoine S. Bachran's “From Code to Codex: Tricksterizing the Digital Divide in Ernest Hogan's Smoking Mirror Blues” and other essays that mention and discuss my work and otherwise make me look like somekinda Chicano sci-fi chingón.
It's also cock full of stuff that proves that visions of the future and traditions of wild imagination aren't the intellectual property of English-speaking heterosexual white men. I've started reading it, and am hooked. I'm also rethinking my concepts of the directions and possibilities of Latinoid civilization in the 21st century.
Maybe the Intergalactic Barrio is only the beginning . . .
Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Even in this age of the ebook, there's nothing like feeling a book in your hands with your words in it. That's why I'm delighted to announce that Five to the Future, is also available in paperback, and in stock at Amazon.
It includes a new novelette—both a dystopia based on current events, as well as a phantasmagorical Chicano futuristic vision--by me.
There's also one by my wife, the fabulous Emily Devenport. And Cynthia Ward, Arthur Byron Cover, and editor M. Christian.
(And, pssst! Don't tell anybody, but for the time being, if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can get the ebook for FREE!)
If you're interested in reviewing it, please do. You can still be the first to do it on Amazon. Or get in touch with M. Christian.
I'm reading it right now, and would be praising it, even if I weren't a contributor.
Friday, May 12, 2017
As usual, a history lesson is in order:
For those of you who don't believe in the gun-toting, blackfaced transvestites:
Meanwhile, corporate recomboculture mutates on:
And there is fear, and loathing:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Good reviews for High Aztech keep coming in! The latest is in Strange Horizons, written by Dara Downey, who lectures at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. And I'm delighted that there are some quotes that I can exploit for my nefarious purposes:
Ernest Hogan’s High Aztech is in many ways a hybrid creature—a mixture of the hard-boiled cyberpunk associated with William R. Gibson and his ilk, and a reasonably optimistic fantasy about the end of religious intolerance.
. . . the emphasis on globalisation, on post-secularism, and on a riotous celebration of cultural relativism also feels very relevant, even urgent, in a world seeing the return of far-right sensibilities and serious back-pedaling on environmental and socially progressive issues. The book is therefore both very much of its time and remarkably prescient, not to mention really very enjoyable . . .
Like Victor Frankenstein’s creation, High Aztech is a queasy patchwork of genres and ideas that combine to make something radical, unsettling, and quite possibly monstrous, but by no means in a bad way.
For this reviewer at least, this linguistic and stylistic labyrinth is a large part of the book’s ideological thrust—and indeed its charm.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga, announces Altermundos, still another anthology that I'm in. This time there's stuff about my work, too.
The cover is based on a Jesús Helguera painting:
And it covers a whole lotta Latinoid culture that's getting speculative:
Of course fantastic Latinoid visions are nothing new:
Maybe those visions are the future:
Monday, April 17, 2017
That's right. You can get down and dirty with entities from other worlds for just $1.99!
Well, actually, it's the Kindle and epub versions of the anthology Alien Contact edited by Marty Halpern that's on sale for $1.99.
It includes my story "Guerrilla Mural of a Siren's Song," that I later exploded into my first novel Cortez on Jupiter. A little piece of Chicano sci-fi history that you may have missed. Resistance is futile, I tell you.
And if that isn't enough, there are also stories by a whole lot of science fiction masters, who will make this worth your bucks even if I'm not your favorite writer. Just look at that cover! Those names!
This sale won't go on forever, so do it now!
Friday, April 14, 2017
I stole the title from the intro to a Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs song:
It was inspired by our newfangled sci-fi reality:
And other possibilities:
It's a real “a Chicano fiesta of multicultural caliente salsa:”