Thursday, June 29, 2017
One of my most popular Mondo Ernesto posts is DéjàVu in a Sci-Fi Divesity Time Warp. It's gotten a lot of hits over the years and people keep checking up on it. I’m not sure why. It could be that the whole sci-fI diversity thing is still a hot topic--echoing the déjà vu all over again.
It could also be that one of the images used to make my point went missing, and a handful of determined readers keep checking to see if it’s back.
I’ve been checking too, and for years there’s been no sign of it in the interwebs.
We can only speculate as to why.
Fortunately, I found, and bought a copy of the first edition of Steve Barnes’ Streetlethal, I scanned it myself, and put it back on the post, so once again we can see how the hero was de-Africanized.
Are we diverse yet?
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 . . .