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

Friday, September 28, 2012


The latest Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga, documents my meeting with Mexican science fiction writer Federico Schaffler, and how we're going to write a story that exploits the weirdness generating from the U.S. Mexico border, and Arizona. In celebration of our quixotic project, here's some variations on the theme:

Down in Mexico, the street does find it's own uses for technology, and art, and gets stark, raving sci-fi:

Up norte, Chicano mad scientists do the same:

And to a lot of gringos, Mexico is just a whole lot of monster movie stuff:

They also see Borderlandia as an expansion of a Brave New Third World:

Meanwhile, others are trying to cook up their own transborder utopias:

Yes, amigos, crossing borders is easy – and fun! You should try it sometime:

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