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Falling in Love with Hominids - Nalo Hopkinson

Falling in Love with Hominids

By: Nalo Hopkinson

Paperback | 11 August 2015

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An alluring new collection from the author of the New York Times Notable Book, Midnight Robber
Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, The Salt Roads, Sister Mine) is an internationally-beloved storyteller. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as having "an imagination that most of us would kill for," her Afro-Caribbean, Canadian, and American influences shine in truly unique stories that are filled with striking imagery, unlikely beauty, and delightful strangeness.
In this long-awaited collection, Hopkinson continues to expand the boundaries of culture and imagination. Whether she is retelling The Tempest as a new Caribbean myth, filling a shopping mall with unfulfilled ghosts, or herding chickens that occasionally breathe fire, Hopkinson continues to create bold fiction that transcends boundaries and borders.

Industry Reviews
Praise for Falling in Love with Hominids Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2015 Fiction The Conversationalist: Best Books of 2015 Open Letters Monthly, Top 2015 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Read, Steve Donoghue, editor Locus 2015 Recommended Reading List: Best Collection Nalo Hopkinson receives a Career Achievement Award from RT Reviews A Bustle 20 Books Every Star Wars Fan Will Love Strange Horizons Nalo Hopkinson featured issue, including fiction, articles, and reviews. "Hopkinson's stories dazzle" --NPR "The stories all share a common thread of magic, which is often woven, whether subtly or blatantly, into the fabric of everyday reality, allowing characters to react to the strange or the impossible as it crosses into their world. Hopkinson also draws frequently on her Caribbean upbringing and heritage, and her characters' voices are distinct and authentic, both in their speech patterns and in their ways of looking at their surroundings. Hopkinson's fans will be delighted by these examples of her wide-ranging imagination." --Publishers Weekly "The power of Hopkinson's stories lies in their capacity to help us reimagine our own movement through the world and to wonderfully innovate new trajectories for speculative fiction as a whole." --Los Angeles Review of Books A Barnes and Noble Bookseller's Pick for August 2015 "The award-winning author of Midnight Robber and Brown Girl in the Ring returns with a collection of fantastical short fiction, assembling a decade's worth of stories of magic and the supernatural intersecting with everyday life." --Barnes and Noble "Hopkinson's stories stack up well against their source of inspiration, but her voice is clearly her own, charged with deep feeling and vast imagination." --San Francisco Chronicle "There is something for everyone in this collection. Hopkinson manages to make a reader's skin crawl in one story and smile in the next. It's a mixture that keeps you reading just to see what she will come up with next. A great collection from a highly imaginative and insightful mind, Falling in Love with Hominids is a must read for fantasy and short story fans" --Portland Book Review "Falling in Love with Hominids overflows with originality, beauty, and Hopkinson's trademark depiction of human decency..." --Women's Review of Books "Falling in Love with Hominids is truly a magical collection of short stories which brings the reader completely different and new worlds to explore." --A Universe in Words "Falling in Love with Hominids is an entertaining and humane book that affirms why Junot Diaz refers to Hopkinson as "one of our most important writers." --Room Magazine "Falling in Love With Hominids is yet another extraordinary collection of short stories that is well worth your time and rapt attention. The writing is beautiful, the message important, and its delivery is page-turning." --The Warbler "Daring, creative, and fantastically unique." --Read Diverse Books "Every reader will surely find something to love, as this collection is often hilariously funny, deeply tragic, intensely engaging, and strongly steeped with fantastic elements." --Civilian Reader "Hopkinson does some beautiful things with the art of writing, her imagination is without bounds, and she challenges both readers and writers to go beyond what we see as the status quo. The book is filled with characters of colour, with LGBT characters, with characters who, one way or the other, are memorable and real and get to take part in some amazing stories." --Bibliotropic A Book Riot Best Book We Read in July "Every story feels like a perfectly formed separate entity, but pulling them together is the effortless blending of the fantastic and the mundane." --Book Riot "Falling in Love with Hominids is a wonderful treat for Nalo Hopkinson fans and a fantastic introduction for new readers." --New York Journal of Books "In this collection of luminous stories, Nalo Hopkinson writes with an observant intensity..." --World Literature Today "Nalo Hopkinson paints the places she knows in the way that Marquez embodies the soul of Central America, or the way Bradbury captures Illinois summers." --Fiction Foresight "[U]nique and wonderful and disturbing... Falling in Love with Hominids is at its heart a story of hope." --Books Without Any Pictures "This is an outstanding collection that really gives insight into [Hopkinson's] storytelling, the breadth and insight with which she writes." --The Conversationalist "Falling in Love with Hominids reveals a writer at the height of her powers." --The Canadian Science Fiction Review "a re-invigoration at the sense of wonder about human experience." --Speculating Canada "All the stories display the various and eclectic writing skill Hopkinson contains in such ample amounts. The writing, too, is terrific." --Paper Wars "Nalo Hopkinson is one of the most exciting writers working today." --Best Science Fiction Books "[T]he entire book is wonderful. Definitely give it a shot. A+" --Book Blather "I think that many readers have been waiting for affirmative perspectives like these, perspectives that show, over and over again, that diversity is beautiful." --Strange Horizons "There are such an excellent variety of stories ... If you're a sci-fi/fantasy fan there will almost definitely be something in this collection that catches your fancy." --Snap "This brilliant short story collection has several stories with black women and girls as leads. These girls and women defend their village from invading European conquerors, have divine powers of creation, and overall epitomize Black Girl Magic, sometimes literally!" --Read Diverse Books Praise for Nalo Hopkinson "One of our most important writers." --Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao "A major talent." --Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves "Nalo Hopkinson has had a remarkable impact on popular fiction. Her work continues to question the very genres she adopts, transforming them from within through her fierce intelligence and her commitment to a radical vision that refuses easy consumption." --Globe & Mail "One of the best fantasy authors working today." --io9 "As an exciting new voice in our literature." --Edmonton Journal "...like Samuel R. Delaney and Octavia E. Butler, [Hopkinson] forces us to consider how inequities of race, gender, class and power might be played out in a dystopian future." --The News Magazine of Black America "Caribbean science fiction? Nalo Hopkinson is staking her claim as one of its most notable authors..." --Caribbean Travel and Life "Hopkinson's prose is a distinct pleasure to read: richly sensual, with high-voltage erotic content and gorgeous details." --SCIFI.com For Brown Girl in the Ring "Nalo Hopkinson's first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, is simply triumphant." --Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina "Hopkinson lives up to her advance billing." --New York Times Book Review "[Hopkinson] has created a vivid world of urban decay and startling, dangerous magic, where the human heart is both a physical and metaphorical key." --Publishers Weekly "Great" --Octavia E. Butler, author of Parable of the Sower "An impressive debut precisely because of Hopkinson's fresh viewpoint." --Washington Post Book World "A parable of black feminist self-reliance, couched inpoetic language and the structural conventions of classic SF." --Village Voice For Skin Folk "Everything is possible in her imagination." --Science Fiction Chronicle "Nalo Hopkinson, award-winning author of Brown Girl in the Ring and Midnight Robber, has released an impressive collection of short stories entitled Skin Folk...well crafted and brilliantly written." --Barnes & Noble For The Salt Roads "The Salt Roads is like nothing you've read before... The characters' stories are heartbreaking and beautiful, living beyond the novel's pages. Hopkinson's writing is like a favorite song." --Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of The Living Blood "With her conjurer's art, with daring and delightful audacity, Nalo Hopkinson reaches into the well of history." --Sandra Jackson-Opoku, author of The River Where Blood is Born

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