“The book American Gods wishes it was.” --Despina Durand

Friday, March 2, 2012


In the latest Chicanonautica at La Bloga, I proudly announce the release of Cortez on Jupiter as an ebook . . . and go into how a such an historic novel ended up hidden in obscurity.

And the obscurity won't last long, with reviews saying things like:

Cortez on Jupiter is frequently funny novel but one with a serious heart. His story may be closest to Alfred Bester,but his freewheeling hi-NRG word mashups and sharp wide-ranging satire owe as much to Ishmael Reed. Twenty years on I still know no writer in SF consistently doing what Hogan does with language to document, shape and comment on colliding cultures.

Meanwhile, here some video extras:

Yes, Jackson Pollock was an influence:

So was John Glenn:

And the Chicano tradition of getting creative with technology:

If you wonder what encountering the inhabitants of the Red Spot would be like, check this out:

JAM from MIRAI_MIZUE on Vimeo.

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