Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Forthcoming story: "The Great Mars-A-Go-Go Mexican Standoff" by Ernest Hogan

The Winter 2010/2011 issue of Tales of the Talisman will feature a humorous short story titled "The Great Mars-A-Go-Go Mexican Standoff", written by Mexican American science fiction writer and artist Ernest Hogan.

A surrealistic and cartoony tale, "The Great Mars-A-Go-Go Mexican Standoff" is about “a detective wearing a Godzilla suit, trapped in the stateroom of an interplanetary luxury liner with a bunch of dangerous thugs and a woman who has found a bold new way to get ahead in the Solar System.” The cast of characters is en route to “a Mars run by development corporations with mob connections.”

A self-professed “recombocultural Chicano mutant, known for committing outrageous acts of science fiction, cartooning, and other questionable pursuits,” Ernest Hogan’s short fiction has appeared in several publications, including Amazing Stories, Analog, and Science Fiction Age. He is also the author of three novels: Cortez on Jupiter (1990), High Aztech (1992), and Smoking Mirror Blues (2001). For more insight into Hogan and his work, check out this fascinating 2003 interview with Strange Horizons.

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