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Jamaica Ginger and Other Concoctions

224 pages
Tachyon Publications Llc
Caribbean-Canadian author Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring) is an internationally beloved storyteller. This long-awaited new collection of her deeply imaginative short fiction offers striking journeys to far-flung futures and fantastical landscapes. Hopkinson is at the peak of her powers as she roams effortlessly between art, folklore, science, and magic.

“Hopkinson's stories dazzle.”
National Public Radio

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as having “an imagination that most of us would kill for,” Nalo Hopkinson and her Afro-Caribbean, Canadian, and American influences shine in truly unique stories that are gorgeously strange, inventively subversive, and vividly beautiful.

In Hopkinson’s first collection of stories since 2015, a woman and her cyborg pig eke out a living in a future waterworld; two scientists contemplate the cavernous remains of an alien life-form; and an artist creates nanotechnology that asserts Blackness where it is least welcome.
Author Bio
Internationally renowned Nalo Hopkinson was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and also spent her childhood in Trinidad and Guyana before her family moved to Toronto, Canada, when she was sixteen. In 1997, Hopkinson won the Warner Aspect contest for Brown Girl in the Ring, and she received the John W. Campbell and Locus Awards for Best First Novel. Her collection Skin Folk received the World Fantasy and Sunburst Awards. The Salt Roads received the Gaylactic Spectrum Award for positive exploration of queer issues in speculative fiction. The New Moon’s Arms also won the Prix Aurora and Sunburst Awards, making Hopkinson the first author to receive the award twice. In 2020, Hopkinson was named the Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, and is the youngest and the first woman of African descent to receive this lifetime honor. As a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside, she was a member of the Speculative Futures Collective. Hopkinson is currently a professor in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, and she lives in Vancouver, Canada.