This summer is hot, and I hope the same for this month's topic challenge:
the works of Nalo Hopkinson
suggested by user111 (who has since left this site).
Hopkinson (Twitter handle @Nalo_Hopkinson) is a Jamaican-born Canadian author of speculative fiction. According to Wikipedia, she "could read Kurt Vonnegut’s works by the age of six". Her novels so far are
- Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)
- Midnight Robber (2000)
- The Salt Roads (2003)
- The New Moon's Arms (2007)
- The Chaos (2012) (Young adult fiction)
- Sister Mine (2013)
A few of her short stories can be read online:
- Shift (in Nightmare Magazine, August 2017),
- Ally (in Nightmare Magazine, May 2018),
- Can’t Beat ‘Em (in Uncanny Magazine),
- Old Habits (in Uncanny Magazine),
- The Glass Bottle Trick (in Fantasy Magazine,
- A Raggy Dog, a Shaggy Dog (Apex Magazine),
- Soul Case (Lightspeed Magazine, December 2014),
- Jamaica Ginger (Lightspeed Magazine, February 2018),
- Snow Day,
- The Easthound,
- Left Foot, Right Foot (in Strange Horizons),
- The Reverse Cheshire Cat (SFMOMA's Open Space, December 2017).
What is a topic challenge?
The topic challenges were started to acquaint the users with literature they may not have been familiar with otherwise. During this month we read the book(s), and try to post questions about it (or them).
How does the topic challenge work?
If you have a question about the book, simply post it and tag it with a tag for the book's title and the author tag nalo-hopkinson.
Participation is not obligatory, but those who participate will be listed right here. Needless to say, questions on other books are always welcome as well - they just don't count as a part of this topic challenge.
Read the book, and ask questions about it! Also, don't forget to vote for the next challenge, or propose your own!