Javier González Cárdenas

Javier González Cárdenas (Tijuana, 1973) has a BA in Communication and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. He has written for Diario 29, El Mexicano, El Informador de Baja California, Letras Libres and H para Hombres, among other newspapers and magazines. Some of his fiction and poetry work have also been included in the anthologies Al Margen Reversible, Invocación al Mar y Otros Poemas, 13 Poemas, and ¿El Crimen Como Una De Las Bellas Artes? Tomo II. He has written and directed several short films and audiovisual poems. He was awarded the ‘1st Northwest Literary Prize’ (CECUT-SOGEBAC, 1995). In 2005, he won the ‘XXI Premio Nacional de Cuento Fantástico y de Ciencia Ficción’. He also won 3rd place in the ‘5th Virtuality Caza de Letras-UNAM’ (2011) for his chronicles. His first novel was Esto es lo que pienso de ti [This is what I think of you] (CECUT-CNCA, 1996), followed by his short story book Ficciones de carne y hueso [Fictions of flesh and bone] (Altanoche, 2008). His latest novel, Muerto después de muerto [Dead after dead] (Abismos, 2013), narrates a post-apocalyptic battle between narcozombies, a drug cartel and the Mexican government.


  • Jagged Rage
    Accustomed to exercising military power, that afternoon Rachstad was strolling like a god in his cloudy gardens. He went along escorted by a group of anti-demographic agents that usually accompanied h...