Thursday, October 02, 2008

Falling Angels and Ex-KOP Readings


Olga Angelina García Echeverría has completed her first book of cuentos y poemas..

Falling Angels

Please join us for the book release
Saturday October 4, 2008 @7:30pm FREE!!!
@ Tropico de Nopal in Los Angeles

1665 Beverly Blvd.
Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA 90026

http://www.tropicodenopal.com


A celebratory noche of vino, angel debauchery and two-tongued poesia and prose

La Spinster of Ceremony:

Sandra C. Muñoz


Winged Palabra By:

Olga Garcia

Elba R. Sanchez

tatiana de la tierra

Have you heard the word
on Falling Angels?



".each of Olga's cuentos stands out in bold testimony to our flourishing as a people in Urban América. These are puro chicano stories, tales of urban survival drawn from its most vulnerable and visionary inhabitants." -Cherríe Moraga, author of Loving in the War Years

".The women and men in these pages make us think, laugh, and feel proud; they are conocidos speaking in real speak. Without a doubt, this unique collection establishes Olga as a lengualistic code-switching queen!" -Elba R. Sánchez, escritora and editor


About the Author Olga García Echeverría is a Los Angeles-based writer and teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. This is her first book. Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas by Olga García Echevería

ISBN 978-0-9717035-6-8/ $14.00+s/h / Perfectbound

Flipbook (one side stories/one side poetry) / 136 pages

Cover and illustrations by Ricardo Islas.

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KOP, Ex-KOP reading in Denver

One of the best times I had at WorldCon this summer in Denver was spent with Kat Richardson author of Underground, Warren Hammond and Mario Acevedo whose latest book has just come out--The Undead Kama Sutra, the third in his Felix Gomez vampire series (reviewed by Michael Sedano on La Bloga on Sept. 16, last month). I only managed to partake of some Japanese cuisine and copious amounts of drinks with them, but hanging out with three published novelists whetted my appetite to be discovered.

Warren Hammond was the nicest guy, and if his writing is as good--which I can't yet attest to--you can check him out this weekend in Denver. Warren will discuss and sign his newest book, Ex-KOP, a futuristic thriller in the noir tradition, which brings heartbreak and redemption for the flawed hero of Warren’s first book, KOP. Copies of KOP, in both hardcover and mass market paperback will also be available. All at 10% off cover price.

Sunday, October 5, 3:00, DENVER BOOK MALL, 32 Broadway (between 1st and Ellsworth Aves) – Contact Nina Else, at the Denver Book Mall, 303-733-3808, for any questions.

-- RudyG

2 comments:

©Javier Miranda-Luque said...

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http://malditaweb.blogspot.com

Allí expongo lo siguiente:
©MALDITA WEB
Internet se ha convertido en la vanguardia más salvaje de interacción humana. Y es que el ciberespacio genera una nueva forma de estar juntos, burlando todas las fronteras de sexo, edad, profesión y ubicación geográfica. ¿Ficción, autoengaño, juego de roles, suplantación de personalidad? En su propia modalidad, la red entreteje su maraña en torno a la soledad y pasiones del individuo seducido por una tecnología que se instaló entre nosotros para quedarse. Con su cuerpo de múltiples opciones, personalizadas según las preferencias de cada usuario, ©MALDITA WEB prodiga placer digital, orgiástico, anónimo e instantáneo. “¿Dios existe en red?”, se pregunta uno de los personajes de esta cibernovela que se asoma con impudicia a los e-mails y salones de chateo, desnudando a los internautas. No en vano, la web es el escenario donde se viene escribiendo este jardín de las delicias obscenamente contemporáneo.

Ah, y enhorabuena por este portal generoso y solidario.

Cordialmente,
Javier Miranda-Luque.

Mario said...

I invite all of you to read Warren Hammond's Kop and ex-KOP. Warren has traveled extensively around the world. He's taken what he's seen of the West's exploitation of the Third World, especially Africa, and applied it in a futuristic setting. Very insightful and often a brutal reflection of our times.