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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SCENES FROM A NATIONAL EMERGENCY


The inflatable dinosaur, toothy mouth wide open in a silent scream, tried to attract business to a gigantic car wash. It made me smile. I took a picture. Put it on Facebook and Twitter.

Maybe it’s the spirit of the times, or some kind metaphor. 

Mostly, it's kind of funny.

Is this what a national emergency looks like?
Forget the wall. The monsters are already here.

Silly, but here.


A week later, the dinosaur was deflated, a pile of rumpled fabric with teeth and claws.

Maybe that’s what a national emergency looks like.

What could have happened? Random gunfire? A switchblade attack? Orders from headquarters?

Everything becomes extinct eventually. Even silly national emergencies. Hopefully, it will at least provide us with some interesting artifacts to look back on.

Maybe it's art. At least it's amusing.

Friday, February 15, 2019

CHICANONAUTICA GOES LIVE AT THE SFF LATINX BUNDLE


Chicanonautica promotes the SFF Latinx Bundle, over at La Bloga.

Strange Tales of Science Fiction is evoked:



In the name of Latinx science fiction:


. . . and fantasy:



Because you never know where the Latinoid imagination will take you:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

HIGH AZTECH IN THE SFF LATINX BUNDLE


High Aztech is now available as part of The SFF Latinx Bundle!

Some of you may have some questions:

What's SFF? It stands for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Way back when I was a teenage fan we used the abbreviation sf, and kept it lowercase, so people didn't think you were talking about San Francisco.

What's Latinx? Latino, only trying to reach beyond Español o/a gender thing.

What's a bundle? As in Story Bundle. For of $15 you can get eleven ebooks. Not just High Aztech, but ten other Latinx SFF books! A great way to catch up on some of the Latinoid sf/fantasy out there.

For a limited time only! Get it now!

I'll be writing more about this in Chicnaonautica at La Bloga, soon!

Friday, February 1, 2019

CHICANONAUTICA WRITES A LETTER TO 1969


Chicanonautica writes a letter to 1969, over at La Bloga.

It was the year of the first moon landing:


And Woodstock:


"Normal" life went on:


And some things got extreme: