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Falling in Love with Hominids
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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.

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07/20/2015
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Nalo Hopkinson. (2015). Falling in Love with Hominids. Tachyon Publications.

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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.

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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.

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      • source: Publishers Weekly
      • content: “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."
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      • source: Los Angeles Review of Books
      • content: “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."
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      • source: Barnes and Noble
      • content: 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."
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      • source: San Francisco Chronicle
      • content: “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."
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      • source: Portland Book Review
      • content: “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"
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      • source: Women's Review of Books
      • content: Falling in Love with Hominids overflows with originality, beauty, and Hopkinson's trademark depiction of human decency...."
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      • source: A Universe in Words
      • content: Falling in Love with Hominids is truly a magical collection of short stories which brings the reader completely different and new worlds to explore."
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      • source: Room Magazine
      • content: Falling in Love with Hominids is an entertaining and humane book that affirms why Junot Díaz refers to Hopkinson as “one of our most important writers."
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      • source: The Warbler
      • content: 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."
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      • source: Read Diverse Books
      • content: “Daring, creative, and fantastically unique."
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      • source: Civilian Reader
      • content: “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."
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      • source: Bibliotropic
      • content: “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."
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      • source: Book Riot
      • content: 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."
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      • source: New York Journal of Books
      • content: Falling in Love with Hominids is a wonderful treat for Nalo Hopkinson fans and a fantastic introduction for new readers."
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      • source: World Literature Today
      • content: “In this collection of luminous stories, Nalo Hopkinson writes with an observant intensity. . . ."
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      • source: Fiction Foresight
      • content: “Nalo Hopkinson paints the places she knows in the way that Márquez embodies the soul of Central America, or the way Bradbury captures Illinois summers."
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      • source: Books Without Any Pictures
      • content: “[U]nique and wonderful and disturbing. . . . Falling in Love with Hominids is at its heart a story of hope."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Conversationalist
      • content: “This is an outstanding collection that really gives insight into [Hopkinson's] storytelling, the breadth and insight with which she writes."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Canadian Science Fiction Review
      • content: Falling in Love with Hominids reveals a writer at the height of her powers."
      • premium: False
      • source: Speculating Canada
      • content: “a re-invigoration at the sense of wonder about human experience."
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      • source: Paper Wars
      • content: “All the...
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      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        July 13, 2015
        As Hopkinson (Sister Mine) acknowledges in the foreword, it’s difficult to take stories written on various subjects over the course of a decade and turn them into a unified whole. This collection struggles to find its footing while covering such broad topics as the apocalypse (“The Easthound”), possession (“The Smile on the Face”), and mythology (“Shift”). 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. Agent: Donald Maass, Donald Maass Literary Agency.

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