A New Edition From Strange Particle Press . . .

Friday, March 30, 2018

CHICANONAUTICA DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE HUGOS, NEBULAS, OR SFWA


I tell it all in Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga.

Meanwhile, here's some facts:


Media coverage:


Confusion:


And something else the Russians never paid me for:


Monday, March 19, 2018

NOLLYWOOD APPROPRIATES WAKANDA



When I found out about a Nigerian Wakanda movie, released two days after Black Panther, I had to check it out.

Turns out its not the obvious rip-off that the article painted it to be. The W-word is never uttered. There are no Marvel references. It is copyrighted 2015.

It could be a re-titled re-release intended to cash in on a global, corporate phenomenon. I admire that kind of chutzpah.



It's faster paced than most Nollywood fare, and is loaded with heaps of outrageousness. I enjoyed it. And it'll probably be a good intro to Nollywood.

I hope the legal goon-squads don't close in to shut it down. We have to remind the world that Disney Marvel did not invent African culture, or culture in general.

Meanwhile, The Prince of Wakanda 1 has shown up. And other Nollywood movies with Wakanda in the title. Hooray for the underdogs!

Friday, March 16, 2018

CHICANONAUTICA SEES WEIRD MEXICAN BUS STATION SCENES


The weird scenes are from Isaac Ezban's incredible movie, The Similars, reviewed in Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga.

This doesn't begin to show how bizarre this it is:



Here's people talking about Ezban's first movie:



His other one also looks astounding:



And he knows how to give an an acceptance speech:



Monday, March 5, 2018

SMOKING MIRROR BLUES BULLETIN



I have unpublished my ebook of Smoking Mirror Blues from Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. It will unavailable for a while.

This is because a new, improved version, with the benefit of better copyediting, a new cover, and an introduction that lays bare the truths and mysteries of its publishing history, will be available soon from Strange Particle Press.

Old flyer, info may be obsolete. Please use link below.
If you desperately need a copy, the original trade paperback edition is still available.

However, Strange Particle will also be releasing a print-on-demand paperback.

Stay tuned for updates . . .

And may Tezcatlipoca be with you!


Friday, March 2, 2018

CHICANONAUTICA HEARS AFROFUTURISM IN ITS IDENTITY

 

Here's some music to listen to, while Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga, celebrates my novels being discussed in a dissertation, and the world goes Afrofuturist.

Sun Ra was out there:


Miles always sounded like the future:


King Sunny synched the system:


Kokoroko brings Fela back from the dead: