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Table of Contents: FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS by Nalo Hopkinson

In August, Tachyon will publish Falling in Love with Hominids, a story collection by Nalo Hopkinson. Marty Halpern tells us that “Flying Lessons” is original to this new collection.

Here’s the synopsis:

Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, Skin Folk) is widely hailed as a significant voice in Afro-Caribbean, Canadian, and American fiction. She has been dubbed by Junot Diaz as “one of our most important writers,” by the New York Times as “stunning,” and by Dorothy Allison as “simply triumphant.”

Hopkinson’s vivid tales are an eclectic mix of modern fantasy and folklore. In them she continues to expands the boundaries of culture and imagination. These stories are occupied by creatures unpredictable and strange: chickens that breathe fire, adults who eat children, and spirits that haunt shopping malls.

Falling in Love with Hominids presents more than a dozen years of Hopkinson’s new, uncollected fiction, much of which is unavailable in print, as well as one original story, “Flying Lessons.”

Here’s the table of contents (with a bigger cover below):

  1. “The Easthound”
  2. “Soul Case”
  3. “Message in a Bottle”
  4. “The Smile on the Face”
  5. “Left Foot, Right”
  6. “Old Habits”
  7. “Emily Breakfast”
  8. “Herbal”
  9. “A Young Candy Daughter”
  10. “A Raggy Dog, a Shaggy Dog”
  11. “Shift”
  12. “Delicious Monster”
  13. “Snow Day”
  14. “Flying Lessons”
  15. “Whose Upward Flight I Love”
  16. “Blushing”
  17. “Ours Is the Prettiest”
  18. “Men Sell Not Such in Any Town”
  19. “Flying Lessons,” (original to the collection)


About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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