Wednesday, January 31, 2024


And suddenly, it’s 2024 . . .

What? My new book, Guerrilla Mural of a Siren’s Song: 15 Gonzo Science Fiction Stories is not only out, but on the long list for British Science Fiction Association award for Best Collection. I do have friends and fans in the United Kingdom but wasn’t expecting this.

And there was a bump in sales—which is the important thing—and something else to use and go around self-promoting with extreme prejudice.

Speaking of which, I was on Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s radio show Mex Files. I read the beginning of the story, “Uno! Dos! One-Two! Tres! Cuatro” which actually is an experiment in gonzo science fiction. It will be available as a podcast soon. Stay tuned for details.

Speaking of gonzo, I will be teaching an online “Gonzo Science Fiction, Chicano Style” class for the Spring 2024 Palabras del Pueblo workshop, Somos en escritos’ way of encouraging writers in the Latinoid Continuum to go stark, raving sci-fi across our troubled planet.

I also picked the winners in the Somos en escrito Extra Fiction Contest. Once again, it was a close race. All of the finalists deserve recognition.

Meanwhile, I’m trying to get help peddling my new novel, Zyx; Or, Bring Me the Brain of Victor Theremin, to a big time publisher. I have these mad dreams of making money and retiring from my day job and devoting more time to writing all these book and stories that are festering away in my twisted brain . . .

Meanwhile, people keep getting back to me about pending projects. This will be a busy, crazy year.

To be continued . . .

UPDATE: The Mex Files episode podcast is available!

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