Falling in Love with Hominids
Publish date: 2015-08-11
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]To be honest, I had no idea who Nalo Hopkinson was until I requested this book. But I was definitely interested to read stories by an author who seemed to have an approach stemming from a different culture than mine...
Nalo Hopkinson’s stories are hybrids, blending science fiction and fantasy, Western and Afro-Caribbean influences, pain and joy, the real and the unreal. She has a particular talent for blending the magical and the mundane in surprising ways. As a writer of short stories that are specifically fant...
Ok, standard disclaimer that I seem to have to write every time I review a collection of short stories – I don’t particularly like them. I am not a fan of short stories, I’m not fan of stand alone stories that aren’t part of a larger series and I’m not a fan of collections of stories that aren’t rel...
Hopkinson's stories always make for an interesting read. I love the way her fiction tends to blend Jamaican folklore, urban life, and a critical look at social justice issues. As Hopkinson herself puts it in her foreword, "I see the ways in which science fiction is too often used to confirm people'...
A great collection.
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