Thursday, September 24, 2020

Chicanonautica: Ernesto Publishing Updates

by Ernest Hogan

For reasons I can’t fathom, my writing career has taken off  running during this quarantine. It drags me along, keeping me busy, and giving me so much stuff to announce that I have a hard time keeping up with it all. I need to remind myself that some people would love to have this kind of problem.

You may have already heard about Latinx Rising that has my story “Flying Under the Texas Radar with Paco and Los Freetails,” wherein the reasons my character Paco Cohen, Mariachi of Mars’ interplanetary migration are revealed, and “Tomorrow is Another Daze,” based on the current world situation, free online at ASU’s Us in Flux, but that’s not all.

The 2020 Look at Mars Fiction Book
is out with “The Rise and Fall of Pacho Cohen and the Mariachis of Mars,” the first story I wrote about the character. I really should get around to writing that novel about him . . .

That catches us up to what’s available now, but I’ve also got some coming attractions!

Strange Particle Press has been “VERY pleased to announce” the upcoming release of Nine to Eternity that will feature my slapstick space opera, “The Great Mars-A-Go-Go Mexican Standoff.” Yeah, I wrote it to see if I could get away with using the word Mexican in the title of a science fiction story. There are also great stories by eight other writers, including my wife, Emily Devenport. Stay tuned for details.

And now there’s Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology
. It’s got a never-before-published story, “Those Rumors of Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice Have Been Greatly Exaggerated,” that was inspired by my travels in New Mexico. There’s a Kickstarter campaign to help pay us authors.

If that weren’t enough, Strange Particle will also be putting out Pancho Villa’s Flying Circus & Other Fictions, a collection of some of my most outrageous short fiction that will set synapses sizzling.


So, look out! Here comes the future.

Ernest Hogan is also working on a novel Zyx, Or; Bring Me the Brain of Victor Theremin.Hhhhhhhhhhff

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