In this conversation, we’ll chat with the Father of Chicano Science Fiction Ernest Hogan, about his short story “Tomorrow is Another Daze,” and Frederick Luis Aldama, Distinguished University Professor at the Ohio State University.
Us in Flux is a new series of short stories and virtual gatherings that explore themes of community, collaboration, and collective imagination in response to transformative events. Every other Thursday, we’ll publish a new, original piece of flash fiction, and then host an interactive chat with the author and a special guest the following Monday at 4:00 pm Eastern.
About the Speakers
Ernest Hogan was born in East L.A., his mother’s maiden name is Garcia. He grew up in West Covina, on a diet of comic books, monster movies, tacos, beans, and rice. He is the author of High Aztech, Smoking Mirror Blues, and Cortez on Jupiter. His work has appeared in Amazing Stories, Analog, Aztlan Latinx Rising, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond and many others, and will soon appear in Speculative Fiction for Dreamers, Nine to Eternity, and Nuestra Realidad Creativa. He blogs at mondoernesto.com and labloga.blogspot.com. He is currently working on a novel: Zyx; or, Bring Me the Brain of Victor Theremin, and a story collection Pancho Villa’s Flying Circus and Other Fictions. He lives in Glendale, Arizona with his wife, the author, Emily Devenport.
Frederick Luis Aldama is the award-winning author, co-author, and editor of 48 books. In 2018, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics won the International Latino Book Award and the Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work. He is editor and coeditor of 8 academic press book series as well as editor of Latinographix, a trade-press series that publishes Latinx graphic fiction and nonfiction. He is creator of the first documentary on the history of Latinx superheroes in comics (Amazon Prime) and co-founder and director of SÕL-CON: Brown & Black Comix Expo.