Ernest Hogan

Biography

Ernest Hogan, author of CORTEZ ON JUPITER, HIGH AZTECH, SMOKING MIRROR BLUES, and other bizarre writings was born in East L.A. back in the Atomic Age. He has a bad habit of creating “art” – even though he isn't really sure what that is. He is married to Emily Devenport and all of her pseudonyms – they live in Arizona, and are inspired by the strange beauty and political turmoil. He is living proof that Chicano is a science fiction state of being. He blogs at http://www.mondoernesto.com and does a biweekly Chicanonautica column for La Bloga.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I actually started drawing stories, then went on to doing comics. When I got my first typewriter I wrote, "The Day the Lawn Revolted" in which a boy used his lawnmower to save the world of an alien life force that was making his lawn grow out of control. There may have been earlier prose experiments, but I don't remember any details.
What is your writing process?
I'm always being hit by ideas, like sniper's bullets. I'll scribble some notes, start a computer file, start working. Since I work for a living, I'm always running the gauntlet of being constantly interrupted, so it there's no telling how long it will talk me to finish something. If I think it has a good chance of selling to a particular market, I can get something done pretty fast -- but if it's just a weird story that I'm enjoying noodling around with, it could take me years. I'm always walking around with stories growing in my brain, which can be dangerous.
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Books

High Aztech
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,160. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
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In Tenochtitlán, formerly known as Mexico City, Aztec religion is back with artificial hearts and lasers. Xólotl Zapata, renegade journalist, is running for his life. The government, the Mafia, terrorists, even garbage collectors are after Zapata. He carries a virus that can download religious beliefs into the brain. HIGH AZTECH, the underground cult classic, is back and ready to blow your mind.
Smoking Mirror Blues
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In a dystopian near-future, an East L.A. Chicano hacker steals a god-simulating program from his Mexico City girlfriend. He uses it to resurrect Tezcatlipoca, the Aztec warrior/trickster god, but the god possesses the hacker's body and goes on a rampage in a futuristic, Hollywood Day of the Dead celebration. It's a mad, post-cyberpunk romp.
Cortez On Jupiter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,570. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"All cultures have some acceptable form of human sacrifice. And if you really want to cause trouble, try taking it away." Mythoteching. Splatterpainting. Zapware. A wild young Chicano artist who covers Greater Los Angeles with fantastic graffiti and a beautiful African telepath who opens the door to communications with the deadly Sirens of Jupiter -- on a journey from the barrio to the stars.

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