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Carlos Hernandez (1)

Autor(a) de Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

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10+ Works 1,012 Membros 63 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Carlos Hernandez

Associated Works

The Mythic Dream (2019) — Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Interfictions 2: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2009) — Autor — 97 exemplares
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Unicorn Anthology (2017) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 5 (2016) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 16: May/June 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Future Fiction: New Dimensions in International Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Grimm Future (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery (2009) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 5 [Vol 2] (2013) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Bridge to Elsewhere (2022) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy: Volume One (2022) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Geek Theater (2014) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 85 • June 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 111 • August 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Grimm and Grimmer: Dark Tales for Dark Times (2009) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Ex Marginalia: Essays from the Edges of Speculative Fiction (2023) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Queens, New York, USA
Ocupações
professor
Relações
Cooney, C.S.E. (wife)

Membros

Críticas

Independent Reading Level: Grade 3- 7
Awards/Honors: Pura Belpre Award 2020
 
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laholley | 37 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Hilarious, adventurous, with characters that stand firmly against toxic masculinity. Loved it. Read lines out loud to my family.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 37 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
This breaks the Riordan mold, while remaining true to what makes the books popular. I really liked it despite all the ways it confused me.

Mold-breaking stuff:

1. Mythology/folklore doesn't play a big role in the plot. There are many references to Cuban culture, but the plot is mostly driven by science fiction themes like calamity physics and the multiverse.

2. There are no supernatural god or demigod characters. Just humans and robots.

3. There are no villains! Honestly, I love a story with no bad guys. The conflict is between humans, disease, and the unknowable mysteries of the universe.

I was confused by the lack of a bad guy for awhile. I kept waiting for there to be an evil Sal or something, but it didn't happen. I was confused when conflict seemed to arise and then fizzled and was not a big deal after all. The ultimate drama (trying to save baby Ignacio's life) comes late in the book and is resolved alongside the overarching drama of Sal working through the death of his mother. It was actually beautifully done, but since I expected something completely different, I felt befuddled by the plot.

Things I loved about this book:

1. It's so funny, both in the strange scenarios dreamed up by the author and in his playful use of language. Also it has tons of puns.

2. The characters are so lovable. Somehow everyone is goodhearted while also feeling realistically flawed. The closest thing this book has to an unlikable character is a girl who is annoyingly superstitious and afraid of Sal.

3. It explores some big themes (grief, powerlessness, disease) in an engaging and mind-opening way. It's accessible and entertaining to middle grade readers without watering down the seriousness and ambiguity of these themes.

Very excited to real the sequel next year.
… (mais)
 
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LibrarianDest | 37 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
I just love these characters and Hernandez's writing style. The plot is not the strongest element (I got a little lost in the middle) but it all pulled together in the end to make a very satisfying follow-up to the first Sal & Gabi book. The series has so much heart and warm vibes. It was a great pandemic read because it has an overall funny, reassuring tone. At the same time, it's zany and delivers the kind of tech I want to see in sci-fi (helpful AI, unbelievable gadgets, a supersmart toilet, etc.). I feel emotionally prepared for the multiverse after reading this book!

Merged review:

I just love these characters and Hernandez's writing style. The plot is not the strongest element (I got a little lost in the middle) but it all pulled together in the end to make a very satisfying follow-up to the first Sal & Gabi book. The series has so much heart and warm vibes. It was a great pandemic read because it has an overall funny, reassuring tone. At the same time, it's zany and delivers the kind of tech I want to see in sci-fi (helpful AI, unbelievable gadgets, a supersmart toilet, etc.). I feel emotionally prepared for the multiverse after reading this book!
… (mais)
 
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LibrarianDest | 8 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Obras
10
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Membros
1,012
Popularidade
#25,474
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
63
ISBN
54
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
2

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