Juan Batista is the pen name of a professor of American Indian and Latin American history. I write books that are Indigenous Mexican Latino-Indian Tribal Centered alternate history or science fiction, and occasionally horror or fantasy.
Coming in Fall 2012
It is 1864. The Confederate Secret Service will win the Civil War the only way the Confederacy could ever have hoped to win…by terrorism! Almost 150 years before 9-11, Confederate agents carry out biological warfare on northern cities.
For three generations, the Confederacy’s ever tightening dictatorship uses terror and repression against Blacks, Natives, Mexicans, Jews, Catholics, Mormons, Germans, Cajuns, and women to stay in power.
But the day of reckoning is coming. The Confederate alliance with “our beloved brother Adolf” will only bring disaster…
Coming in 2013:
It is 1848. The newly victorious American government decides to annex all of Mexico, and its population, three-quarters the size of the US’s.
It is just a matter of time until the United States of Indo-Mexica-America. It will be the most powerful, prosperous, free, and righteous nation the world has ever seen…
A nation of Spanglish-speaking Americans…
on March 20, 2014 :
This is not really a novel. It is a philippic written by a far left radical who quotes history selectively to further his agenda. Juan Batista is a pseudonym and I for one think that if you write something intentionally inflammatory, you ought to put your own name on it. When the book finally devolves into its alternative history aspect it is a worst case of a story being told not shown. The writing is conversational, in fact preaching. In its context, it is well written with relatively few errors although the eBook edition has many formatting issues. The content, however, insults the intelligence of the reader. The author states en clair that if you are born white you are a racist. He proudly asserts that his ancestors resided in the territory that became Texas before Sam Houston and Stephen Austin arrived. If that is so, why does he still insist that he is a Mexican after correctly proclaiming that Mexican is not a race but a nationality? My ancestors were Indians who joined the mainstream and became unhyphenated Americans. The writer wails endlessly over how poorly minorities are treated in the United States but cannot embrace the simple truth of join the mainstream or self-marginalize. He further asserts that all who disapprove of the government are traitors, but as a self-proclaimed expert in history ignores that band of traitors who founded this country. I laughed aloud when I read his statement that nobody manages health care better than the government. But the most contemptible, mindboggling contention made by a seemingly intelligent and educated—if myopic—individual is that somehow the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution is not a guarantee of states’ and individuals’ rights, but is a license to expand the federal government. I recommend everyone read this book to understand more fully the real threat today to the American way of life.
(review of free book)
on May 25, 2012 :
A lot it is history more than historical fiction. The intro is all Texas history, though it sure is interesting. Sure makes you distrust John Wayne and Chuck Norris movies as a lot of hokum. The first two chapters are more looks at the Texas militia movement, which looks pretty damned scary. Perry comes off as a bigger doofus here than he did in the debates.
Almost every chapter gives you some "you never knew this did you" history of the state before getting into the story, and thats really the best parts. He really needs to write characters, so no five stars. Except for Perry and one Mexican leader theres no real characters except for some militia crazies. And there's some mighty interesting maps, and lots of notes at the end. His being a history professor really shows.
Hope he does another one when he learns to write characters. The Confederate tyrant one looks interesting.
(review of free book)