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Atomik Aztex In the alternate universe of this glitteringly surreal first novel, the Aztecs rule, having conquered the European invaders Zenzontli, Keeper of the House of Darkness, is visited by visions of a parallel world run by the Europeans, where consumerism reigns supreme Aztecs armed with automatic weapons, totemic powers and blood sacrifice conquer and colonize s Europe, as ghosts of the world wars emerge to haunt contemporary Los Angeles Atomik Aztex is a hilarious read A potent concoction, with influences from graphic novels, along with Ishmael Reed s Mumbo Jumbo, the paranoia of Philip K Dick and William Burroughs, and an outrageous cyber Aztl n mix reminiscent of Guillermo G mez Pe aSesshu Foster is the author of the critically acclaimed City Terrace Field Manual

10 thoughts on “Atomik Aztex

  1. says:

    Eight years after finishing this book for the first time I still get excited whenever I discuss it, pressing my copy upon friends and relatives with the wide eyed please read this entreaties of a newly saved evangelical Atomik Aztex is a wildly enjoyable read, a super stylised detonation of slick phrases, memorable scenes and some genuinely funny mome

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    Audacious, bodacious, hyperenergetic, imaginative, imagistically generous, interacting alt realities, porous borders between eras Reminded me of Philip K Dick The Man in the High Castle , ultraviolent voice driven Vollmanny pyrotechnics, Ishmael Reed Flight to Canada, Mumbo Jumbo , with mucho Junot Diaz spanglish, vato Unlike Joyce at all, per some rev

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    A stunning little book Its brutal violence and hypermasculinity wore on me, and it s nonlinearity might annoy aconventional reader But it has a tremendous amount to offer on the relationship between masculinity, empire, and domination It follows one protagonist in two very different realities in one, he is a communist labor organize at Farmer John s mea

  4. says:

    I knew Sesshu Foster and I were going to have problems as soon as I read the note before the beginning of the book, which I will reproduce in full, because I think it gives a good sense of what Atomik Aztex is and is not about This is a work of fiction Did he feel the need to say this because the cover only says Atomik Aztex and not Atomik Aztex A Novel

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    I choose to read this because the premise sounded so interesting Alternate history in which the Azteks survived and thrived contrasted with a multiple reality structure in which the protagonist is confronted by a reality in which the Azteks did not and he works at a meat packing plant However, I didn t get the impression in reading the book that the protag

  7. says:

    Sadly, this book is probably really fun The conceit an alternate world where Aztec Aztek in the book magic not only repulsed the Spaniards but led to Aztec world domination coupled with a world spanning plot bringing our protag back and forth to our world where he works at a meat packing plant killing cattle all day sounds like great fun.Unfortunately, some

  8. says:

    Not really knowing what to say about this book, I will defer a bit to what others have said, so, please pardon me for a moment Many, or at least the three or four reviews I have read, have said this is a story of an alternate universe where the protagonist, Zenzontli, is at once in a world where the Aztecs have reigned supreme over the Spanish and have begun

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    Moves between a few alternate universes, the main one being a world where the Aztecs booted out European invaders and are now busy in the mid 20th century kicking some Nazi ass over on the continent Lots of ramblings from a crazy Aztec warrior, like probably in your World of the future they have discovered amazing stuff like DNA fingerprints, penicillin penci

  10. says:

    After 5 different attempts to read this book spurred by very enthusiastic recommendations from a couple of friends whose judgment I respect I have to admit defeat This is a book I cannot read

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