THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LATINOS IN SCIENCE FICTION! LATINOPIA VISITS THE UC RIVERSIDE SCIENCE FICTION CONFERENCE, MARIO ACEVEDO ON “VAMPIRES OF ROCKY FLATS,” DAVID BOWLES ON “LORDS OF THE EARTH,” ERNIE HOGAN ON “HIGH TECH AZTECH,” RUDY CH. GARCIA ON “CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS” AND JESÚS TREVIÑO ON “ARRULLO.”
This week Latinopia looks at the great writing taking place among Latinos in the genre of science fiction. We begin with an interview with participants at a 2014 conference on Latinos in Science Fiction hosted by Sherryl Vint with the cooperation of Dr. Melissa Conway of the Eaton Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection at UC Riverside the University of California at Riverside. Participants included Mario Acevedo, Rudy Garcia, Ernie Hogan, Beatrice Pita and Rosaura Sanchez.
And also this week we feature some of these writers talking about their works. Mario Acevedo tells us about his Vampires of Rocky Flats saga which launched a whole skew of novels about vampires and werewolves. Not to be missed! Also David Bowles, the celebrated multi-genre author form South Texas, tells us about his Godzilla meets Quetzalcoatl novel, Lords of the Earth, which is riveting and should be made into a movie! Arizona-based author Ernie Hogan recounts the futuristic world of “High Tech Aztecc,” where you speak in three languages, English, Spanish and Nahuatl! And Colorado based author Rudy Garcia tells us about his science fiction novel The Closet of Discarded Dreams.” Last but not least, Latinopia’s own Jesús Treviño reads from his futuristic and metaphoric story “Arrullo.”
What do Latinos and science fiction have in common?
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.