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Silvia Moreno-Garcia Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Signal to Noise (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Certain Dark Things (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Ones (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gods of Jade and Shadow (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Untamed Shore (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mexican Gothic (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Prime Meridian (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

This Strange Way of Dying (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love & Other Poisons (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Historical Lovecraft(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candle in the Attic Window(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Future Lovecraft(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Jack the Ripper(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead North(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fractured(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sword & Mythos(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Games(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
She Walks in Shadows(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a Canadian short story author, novelist, publisher and editor. Born in Baja California, she grew up in Mexico and several places around the US since her parents worked on radio. She got her bachelor’s in communications from Endicott College in Massachusetts before she went back to Mexico. It was in Mexico that she met her husband with who she immigrated to Canada. She would later on go back to school to study science and technology and graduated with a master’s. She currently works at the University Of British Columbia Department of communications. Moreno made friends with Paula Stiles when she was living in Vancouver and this marked the start of a writing and publishing career for the duo. They both had a love for HP Lovecraft and weird fiction but noticed that none of the anthologies had any people of color or women. Recognizing that there were many such people interested in publishing in the space, they launched Innsmouth Free Press in2009 and between 2009 and 2014 had published 15 issues of the “Innsmouth Magazine.” They also did numerous anthologies and novels all of which culminated in the award-winning Lovecraft Anthology. Given her success in publishing and editing, she decided to try her hand in authorship and published some of her short fiction in several collections such as “This Strange Way of Dying and Love & Other Poisons.” Her debut novel was “Signal to Noise” that she published in 2015 that went on to win the Copper Cylinder and was a finalist for the British Fantasy, Sunburst, and Aurora Awards.

Silvia first got into science fiction and fantasy since her mother loved the genre and had all manner of the classics in Spanish translations. She read the likes of Tolkien, Dune and several emergent authors from the 70s such as Anne McCaffrey, and Tanith Lee. As a child, she had heard of childrens classics but there were not many translations and hence she had to do with translations of adult novels such as “The Count of Monte Cristo. By the time she was ten, she was reading the likes of “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” and “The Three Musketeers.” This was a good thing as she got to read widely and acquire an English vocabulary. The fact that her parents were journalists also helped as they had a lot of books she could read. She started writing when she moved to Canada since she was depressed and needed the money. After she wrote and sold “King of Sand and Stormy Seas” she realized that she could be an author. Given that they were new immigrants to Canada, the extra cash she could make from her writing came in handy as it would supplement the meager earnings she got from writing for tiny magazines. Since she was doing freelance journalism from home, fiction was another thing that she could add without having to give up taking care of her child.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s first novel “Signal to Noise” is about Mercedes, a smart and music-obsessed woman. She lives in Mexico City in 1988 and together with Daniela and Sebastian her two best friends they have their band of outcasts made up of members from broken families. But they are just your ordinary teenagers as Mercedes and Sebastian are infatuated with the most attractive and popular girl and boy in their class while Daniel crushes on their teacher. Mercedes thinks she can change their lives and when she finds out that she has the ability to cast spells using a variety of songs, she enlists her band members in her quest. Their plan is working very well until they realize that power can be intoxicating. Their newfound spell casting ability is also negatively impacting their friendship. Sebastian and Mercedes were once comfortable with each other and shared almost everything but now exist in some kind of tension. Two decades later, Mercedes is back in Mexico City after she had been forced to flee after her life had changed for the worse. She is back to attend her father’s funeral and inevitably meets with Daniel and Sebastian. There has been so much that had been unexpressed but Mercedes believes music will help them just as it had all those years past.

Moreno-Garcia’s “Certain Dark Things” is set in Mexico City and is a story of an alternate reality. During the 1970s there had been the discovery that vampires lived in the human world and this had changed the course of the 21st-century. The city had become a closed nation but the rest of Mexico had to contend with powerful vampire gangs that fought for territory against humans and other vampires. Mexico is in a unique situation given that it had all species of vampires given its very unrestrictive laws on bloodsuckers. This is good news for foreign vampires but not for the natives that have been roaming the country since the Aztecs ruled Mexico. One of the natives is Atl, a young woman that had fled Northern Mexico and gone to live in Mexico City when a rival gang of European vampires had invaded her homeland. The Necros are powerful vampires that can with a single bite kill other vampires and control humans in the territory they invade. All Atl has in the world is Domingo a young street boy and Cualli her faithful dog. She is being pursued by human gangs who hate vampires and Necros who she had wronged up North and needs to get out of the country.

Moreno-Garcia’s “The Beautiful Ones” is set in a world that harkens back to the back end of 19th century Europe in the Golden era of France. The lead is a telekinetic entertainer named Hector Auvray who has just come back home to Loisail after a decade performing and traveling abroad. He is now famous and rich and is back home to meet up with Valerie Beaulieu his old flame that he was engaged to when he was a penniless young man. She had broken up with him and married a man with more status and wealth. But the emotional reunion he was hoping for does not go as planned as Valerie is a no show at the high society ball he had been invited too. But there is a silver lining as he meets another interesting young woman named Antonina. She is a socially awkward woman who is coming out for her first society ball. It turns out that she is the cousin of Valerie’s husband Gaetan Beaulieu. In fact, she is staying with them and learning etiquette from none other than Valerie. They are hoping that she finds a suitable husband though her eccentric personality and telekinetic talents have been driving off potential suitors. Hector believes Nina’s talent is an opportunity and a gift and in the process of courting her offers to show her how to control the powers. But in reality, he is hoping to get close to her so that through her he can get close to Valerie who he is convinced never stopped loving him just as he had never stopped loving her.

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