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

Friday, March 27, 2020


It's all about mythology in Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga:

You know mythology:

But this time it's Mesoamerican:

Thanks to David Bowles:

And who knows where that could lead:

Monday, March 16, 2020


Almost thirty years after Tor didn't send out review copies for some mysterious reason, High Aztech is still getting rave reviews.

So, ticmotraspasarhuililis, cabrones!

This latest one is in The Nameless Zine written by Hal C F Astell. It's a good one, which for my purposes means there's material I can quote in my never-ending battle to promote the book.

Just check these gems out:

". . . I've never read anything quite like 'High Aztech' before!"

". . .This is paranoid gonzo cyberpunk, an amalgam of Hunter S. Thompson and Philip K. Dick, but phrased from a completely different ethnic background, which has led to Hogan being described as 'the father of Chicano science fiction'."

". . . gets weird, and Hogan is blissfully happy to make it as weird as he can."

"I adored this. It's not the most polished book I've ever read and it breaks most of the rules of fiction, but it's wild and weird and wonderful and I'm happy with that. It's also fiercely original, doing things that I've never seen done before between the pages of a book."

Besides, it's probably a good time to read a wacko book about viruses deconstructing civilization . . .

Friday, March 13, 2020


Chicanonautica, at La Bloga, review Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold.

It's a weird old western:

With a half-breed hero:

With an interesting geopolitical context:

Or is just something to amuse the kiddies?

Thursday, March 5, 2020


So, here we are in the sci-fi-esque (at least to an old boomer like me) year 2020. My front yard looks like another planet. But then that's business as usual at Hacienda Hogan

Like glowing flowers and blue jack-o-lanterns.

Haven't done much travel. I did get out to a local auto show.

In the casa, Aztec demons still watch over us from my old artwork.

We acquired a new mask.

Mexican comic books can still be found on the shelves of a Phoenix library.

Another story of mine is in print.

And the future is showing up in parking lots.