Saturday, May 12, 2012

Monday's SLHW Meeting

Invitation for next Monday's discussion and book signing with Eduardo Jimenez Mayo at the SHLW Meeting:

Barnes and Noble, San Pedro Crossing
Date: Monday, May 14 at 7:30 pm

Type: Author Event

Name: Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic

Description: By turns creepy and engagingly inventive, these 34 stories selected by translator-scholar Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and writer-critic Chris Brown offer some excellent and ghastly surprises. Join us for a discussion, Q&A and book signing with Dr. Mayo.

Free! Open to the public!

This huge anthology of more than thirty all-original Mexican science fiction and fantasy features ghost stories, supernatural folktales, alien incursions, and apocalyptic narratives, as well as science-based chronicles of highly unusual mental states in which the borders of fantasy and reality reach unprecedented levels of ambiguity. Stereotypes of Mexican identity are explored and transcended by the thoroughly cosmopolitan consciousnesses underlying these works. It is a landmark of contemporary North American fiction that deserves a wide readership.