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Three Messages and a Warning

Table of Contents

  
Contents

  
Introduction: Better Than a Mirror

    
Bruce Sterling

  
When Fixed Ideas Take Flight

    
Eduardo Jiménez Mayo

  
Code and Recode

    
Chris N. Brown

  
Today, You Walk Along a Narrow Path

    
María Isabel Aguirre

  
The Guest

    
Amparo Dávila

  
Murillo Park

    
Agustín Cadena

  
The Hour of the Fireflies

    
Karen Chacek

  
Waiting

    
Iliana Estañol

  
Hunting Iguanas

    
Hernán Lara Zavala

  
1965

    
Edmée Pardo

  
Variation on a Theme of Coleridge

    
Alberto Chimal

  
Photophobia

    
Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

  
The Last Witness to Creation

    
Jesús Ramírez Bermúdez

  
Rebellion

    
Queta Navagómez

  
Future Perfect

    
Gerardo Sifuentes

  
Luck Has Its Limits

    
Beatriz Escalante

  
The Stone

    
Donají Olmedo

  
Trompe-l’œil

    
Mónica Lavín

  
Lions

    
Bernardo Fernández

  
A Pile of Bland Desserts

    
Yussel Dardón

  
Amalgam

    
Amélie Olaiz

  
The Nahual Offering

    
Carmen Rioja

  
Pachuca Second Street

    
Lucía Abdó

  
Wittgenstein’s Umbrella

    
Óscar De La Borbolla

  
Mannequin

    
Esther M. Garcia

  
Mr. Strogoff

    
Guillermo Samperio

  
The Mediator

    
Ana Gloria Álvarez Pedrajo

  
The Pin

    
Leo Mendoza

  
Future Nereid

    
Gabriela Damián Miravete

  
Pink Lemonade

    
Liliana V. Blum

  
The Return of Night

    
René Roquet

  
Three Messages and a Warning in the Same Email

    
Ana Clavel

  
The President without Organs

    
Pepe Rojo

  
The Transformist

    
Horacio Sentíes Madrid

  
The Drop

    
Claudia Guillén

  
Wolves

    
José Luis Zárate

  
The Infamous Juan Manuel

    
Bruno Estañol

  
Copyrights

  
About the Authors

  
About the Editors

Three Messages and a Warning

Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic

 

Edited by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo
and Chris N. Brown

Small Beer Press

Easthampton, MA

This is a work of fiction. All characters and events portrayed in this book are either fictitious or used fictitiously.

 

Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic copyright © 2011 by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown. All rights reserved. Introduction copyright © 2011 by Bruce Sterling. All rights reserved. Page 241 of the print edition constitutes an extension of the copyright page.

 
 

Small Beer Press
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Easthampton, MA 01027
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[email protected]

 
 

Distributed to the trade by Consortium.

 
 

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

 

Three messages and a warning : contemporary Mexican short stories of the fantastic / edited by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown. — 1st ed.

p. cm.

ISBN 978-1-931520-31-7 (trade pbk. : alk. paper) —
ISBN 978-1-931520-37-9 (ebook)

1. Fantasy fiction, Mexican. 2. Short stories, Mexican. I. Jiménez Mayo, Eduardo, 1976- II. Brown, Chris N.

PQ7276.5.F35T47 2011

863’.087608972—dc23

2011016192

 

ISBN 978-1-931520-31-7 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-931520-37-9 (ebook)

 
 

Paper edition printed on 50# Natures Natural 30% PCR recycled paper by Cushing-Malloy, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Cover design by Jamie Stolarski (j-sto.com).
Text design and composition by India Amos.

 

Ebook edition text set in Minion.

 
Contents

Introduction: Better Than a Mirror

Bruce Sterling

 

When Fixed Ideas Take Flight

Eduardo Jim
é
nez Mayo

 

Code and Recode

Chris N. Brown

 

Today, You Walk Along a Narrow Path

María Isabel Aguirre

 

The Guest

Amparo Dávila

 

Murillo Park

Agustín Cadena

 

The Hour of the Fireflies

Karen Chacek

 

Waiting

Iliana Estañol

 

Hunting Iguanas

Hernán Lara Zavala

 

1965

Edmée Pardo

 

Variation on a Theme of Coleridge

Alberto Chimal

 

Photophobia

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

 

The Last Witness to Creation

Jesús Ramírez Bermúdez

 

Rebellion

Queta Navagómez

 

Future Perfect

Gerardo Sifuentes

 

Luck Has Its Limits

Beatriz Escalante

 

The Stone

Donají Olmedo

 

Trompe-l’œil

Mónica Lavín

 

Lions

Bernardo Fernández

 

A Pile of Bland Desserts

Yussel Dardón

 

Amalgam

Amélie Olaiz

 

The Nahual Offering

Carmen Rioja

 

Pachuca Second Street

Lucía Abdó

 

Wittgenstein’s Umbrella

Óscar De La Borbolla

 

Mannequin

Esther M. Garcia

 

Mr. Strogoff

Guillermo Samperio

 

The Mediator

Ana Gloria Álvarez Pedrajo

 

The Pin

Leo Mendoza

 

Future Nereid

Gabriela Damián Miravete

 

Pink Lemonade

Liliana V. Blum

 

The Return of Night

René Roquet

 

Three Messages and a Warning
in the Same Email

Ana Clavel

 

The President without Organs

Pepe Rojo

 

The Transformist

Horacio Sentíes Madrid

 

The Drop

Claudia Guillén

 

Wolves

José Luis Zárate

 

The Infamous Juan Manuel

Bruno Estañol

 

Copyrights
About the Authors
About the Editors

 
Introduction: Better Than a Mirror
Bruce Sterling

When one talks to Mexican science fiction writers, the subject of “Mexican national content” commonly comes up. Mexican science fiction writers all know what that is, or they claim to know, anyway. They commonly proclaim that their work needs more national flavor.

This book has got that. Plenty. The interesting part is that this “Mexican national content” bears so little resemblance to content that most Americans would consider “Mexican.”

Americans, being the neighbors of Mexico, have a pretty fair idea of what Mexicans are up to. Some people would deny that, and claim that the norteamericanos only know the tourist-shop cliches, but that does Americans a disservice. Americans know about as much as any other non-Mexicans: they get it about Mexican food, Mexican music, the Fifth of May, hats and ponchos and serapes, snake and eagle flags, masked wrestlers, wealthy families, the oil business, seaside tourism, tequila, pulque and beer, cactus, jungles, fiestas, histrionic soap operas. . . .

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