Choopi Full Cover Reveal

We’re now just days from the release of Chupacabra Vengeance, so I wanted to show you the full wrap-around cover in all its glory. Here’s the text from the back cover: Cholos and alien hordes. Undead luchadores. Children trapped in animal form. Legless Vampires. Aztec merchant spies. A deadly ancient…

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Anti-Trump Nahuatl at The JMLR

As part of the linguistic resistance, my Anti-Trump Nahuatl glossary is now up at The Jewish Mexican Literary Review. http://www.thejmlr.com/nahuatltrump/  

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Latino Speculative Fiction Round Table

In the latest edition of Mithila Review, I am featured as part of a panel of Latino writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror (which also includes Carlos Hernandez, Ernest Hogan, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and William Alexander). Give our discussion a read and then check out the rest of…

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TOP SHELF Reviews from 2016

11 Sci-Fi Classics 7/8/16: The Handmaid’s Tale 6/3/16: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 4/8/16: Kindred 3/25/16: High Aztech 3/11/16: Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World 2/26/16: Frankenstein 2/12/16: Dune 2/5/16: 1984 1/29/16: Ender’s Game 1/22/16: The Left Hand of Darkness Other reviews 2/19/16: Mariachi Ekphrasis 3/18/16: Japanese Ghost…

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Review of Lords of the Earth

Shane Douglas Keene reviewed my Mexican kaiju novel for Hellnotes! Here’s part of what he had to say: Lords of the Earth is a breath-taking, pulse-pounding story with a high body count and an intensely human element that’s perfect for a lazy rainy day next to the heater or fireplace,…

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Reading of “Esmeralda” for Strange Horizons podcast

I read the original Spanish version of Tamara Romero’s story “Esmeralda” for Strange Horizons.  Podcast: Esmeralda (Spanish)  

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“Ephemera” in Swords and Sorcery

My fantasy story “Ephemera” is up at Swords and Sorcery. Set in an alternate 16th century where the Aztec Empire has conquered Japan and where poetry written with certain materials can unleash magic, the tale showcases a public contest between two great bards: Princess Macuilxochitzin and the monk Sogi.  …

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Reading of “La terpsícore” for Strange Horizons podcast

I read the original Spanish version of the sci-fi story “La terpsícore” by Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría in the Podcast segment of the September 14, 2016 issue of Strange Horizons. http://www.strangehorizons.com/podcasts/podcast-la-terpscore/  

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Chupacabra Vengeance cover reveal

Broken River Books has revealed the cover for my short story collection Chupacabra Vengeance, to be published in 2017. A shot-out to Jay Meléndez for the amazing art and lettering.  

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LOTE Character Profile #1: Dr. Elena Baz

LORDS OF THE EARTH Character Profile #1: DR. ELENA BAZ DRESCH Elena Baz is a disabled physicist who consults with the Mexican military when she isn’t hosting her wildly popular science show Muñecos Cósmicos (Cosmic Puppets). Well known for her tough, no-nonsense personality (considered cruel in some circles), she is…

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