List of Mexican American Futurism

David Bowles
2 min readDec 12, 2022

Recommended Reading for Nican Huehcatlatolli (updated regularly)

(Drawn from my article on Mexican American futurism, “Braiding Past into Future.”)

Acevedo, Mario. The Felix Gomez series, books 1–7.
Alcalá, Kathleen. Spirits of the Ordinary.
Aldama, Frederick Luis. Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands.
Barajas, Henry. Helm Greycastle.
Barba Higuera, Donna. The Last Cuentista.
— . Alebrijes
Bowles, David. The Blue-Spangled Blue. The Path #1.
— . Chupacabra Vengeance.
— . Lords of the Earth.
— . Garza Twins series.
— . 13th Street series.
— . The Clockwork Curandera
— . Huckleberry Juju.
— and Guadalupe García McCall. Hearts of Fire and Snow.
— and Guadalupe García McCall. Secret of the Moon Conch.
Bradley, Lisa M. Exile.
— . The Haunted Girl.
Brenda, Libia (ed.). A Larger Reality: Speculative Fiction from the Bicultural Margins
— . A Larger Reality 2.0: A Timeline in Which We Don’t Go Extinct
Cañas, Isabel. Vampires of el Norte.
Castro, V. Aliens: Vasquez.
— . Goddess of Filth.
— . The Haunting of Alejandra.
Cervantes, J.C. The Storm Runner series.
— . Shadow Bruja series.
— . Flirting with Fate
Córdova, Zoraida (editor). Reclaim the Stars: 7 Tales Across Realms & Space
de la Luz, Ríos. Itzá.
— . The Pulse between Dimensions and the Desert.
— . An Altar of Stories to Liminal Saints.
Duncan, Scott Russell, Jenny Irizary, Armando Rendon (editors). El Porvenir, ¡Ya!: Citlalzazanilli Mexicatl.
Durán, Aaron. Season of the Bruja.
García McCall, Guadalupe. Summer of the Mariposas.
— . The Keeper.
— . Echoes of Grace.
García, R.Ch. Death Song of the Dragon Chicxulub.
Goodwin, Matthew David (editor). Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Latinx Science Fiction and Fantasy.
— , Sarah Rafael García, Alex Hernández (editors). Speculative Fiction for Dreamers.
Hogan, Nestor. High Aztech.
— . Cortez on Jupiter.
— . Smoking Mirror Blues.
Huerta, Lizz. The Lost Dreamer Duology.
McLemore, Anna-Marie. The Weight of Feathers.
— .When the Moon Was Ours.
— . Lakelore.
Mejía, Tehlor Kay. We Set the Dark on Fire.
— . We Unleash the Merciless Storm.
— . Lucha of the Night Forest.
— . The Paola Santiago Series.
Merla-Watson, C.J. and B.V. Olguín. Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture.
Moreno-García, Silvia. Signal to Noise.
— . Certain Dark Things.
— . Prime Meridian.
— . Gods of Jade and Shadow.
— . Mexican Gothic.
— . The Daughter of Doctor Moreau.
Olivas, Daniel. How to Date a Flying Mexican.
—. Chicano Frankenstein.
Proudman, Sandra (editor). Relit: 16 Latinx Remixes of Classic Stories
Ruiz, Rudy. The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramírez.
— .Valley of Shadows.
Soto, Gary. The Afterlife.
Thomas, Aiden. The Sunbearer Trials.
—. Celestial Monsters.
Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything.
— . Witch of Wild Things.
Vourvoulias, Sabrina. Ink.



David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. President of the Texas Institute of Letters.