I’m a writer with a string of long-standing, moderately obsessive interests. Several of these play a role in my upcoming novel, Luck and Death at the Edge of the World, to be released in 2012. I blog about three of them — you can learn more about the other two on the Related Blogs page.
Luck and Death is a science fiction novel set in Los Angeles and Mexico City. This blog focuses on Mexico, but with a particular emphasis.
I’m not Mexican, and my heritage isn’t Mexican, but I’ve been preoccupied with Mexico since I made my first trip there and fell in love with the country. Now, having set part of a futuristic novel in Mexico, I’ve become particularly focused on the country’s future. This includes both the near and the more distant future, and it comprises both the future as it will play out in reality and the future as it’s represented in literature, film, and other arts.
This blog is my exploration of that range of interests. It won’t be restricted to projections and speculations about the future of the country, but it will favour them and will tend to avoid topics that are well covered elsewhere.
O&FM is in English (so far) because:
- I don’t yet speak Spanish (since I now live in Brazil I’m focusing on learning Portuguese), and
- I hope it will serve Mexican (and ethnically Mexican) audiences and English-speaking audiences, but based on experience I’d say the latter audience is the one that’s more in need of educating on the state of current Mexico and its future.
I might, however, invite some guest bloggers to contribute at some point, in which case the material could become more linguistically varied.
When Luck and Death is released in 2012 I’ll post details on this site for anyone who’s interested.
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