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Morales, Alejandro

Entry updated 19 February 2024. Tagged: Author.

(1944-    ) US academic and author whose Hispanic background is reflected in the language (Spanish) of some of his earlier fiction, and in the overarching focus of all his work, which is the complex interaction amongst peoples – including Native Americans – in Mexico and the American West. Of sf interest is The Rag Doll Plagues (coll of linked stories 1992), featuring three tales about a doctor and a disease that must be comprehended. The third of these is set in the Western regions of a balkanized Near Future America. Deep environmental Pollution has given birth to Monsters, organisms that seem to attack what one might call the auto-immune system of Gaia herself; the protagonist doctor must deal with plagues and immensely tangled interrelations between diseases and the cure of the world. [JC]

Alejandro Dennis Morales

born Montebello, California: 14 October 1944


  • The Rag Doll Plagues (Houston, Texas: Arte Publico Press, 1992) [coll of linked stories: hb/Mark Pinon]


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