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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Autor(a) de Mexican Gothic

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Obras por Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic (2020) 4,580 exemplares
Gods of Jade and Shadow (2019) 2,112 exemplares
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau (2022) 832 exemplares
Certain Dark Things (2016) 821 exemplares
Velvet Was the Night (2021) 779 exemplares
The Beautiful Ones (2017) 682 exemplares
Signal to Noise (2015) 492 exemplares
Silver Nitrate (2023) 438 exemplares
Cthulhu's Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror (2015) — Editor — 227 exemplares
Untamed Shore (2020) 203 exemplares
Prime Meridian (2017) 135 exemplares
Future Lovecraft (2011) — Editor — 111 exemplares
Historical Lovecraft: Tales of Horror Through Time (2011) — Editor — 82 exemplares
The Lover - story (2023) 81 exemplares
Fungi (2012) — Editor — 76 exemplares
The Tiger Came to the Mountains (2022) 69 exemplares
The Return of the Sorceress (2021) 52 exemplares
Sword and Mythos (2014) — Editor — 44 exemplares
Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse (2014) — Editor — 32 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2019 (2019) — Editor — 27 exemplares
Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction (2013) — Editor — 25 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine: Collected Issues 1-4 (2012) — Editor — 22 exemplares
Other Lives 6 exemplares
The Seventh Veil of Salome (2024) 5 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine: Collected Issues 5-7 (2012) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Innsmouth Free Press 2 (2009) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine 3 (2010) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Innsmouth Free Press 1 (2009) — Editor — 3 exemplares
The Dark #038: July 2018 (2018) — Editor — 3 exemplares
Maquech 3 exemplares
Flash Frame 3 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine: Issue 11 (2012) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Dark #042: November 2018 — Editor — 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine # 4 (2010) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine # 5 (2010) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine: 15 (2014) 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine # 7 (2011) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine 8 (2011) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine # 9 (2012) — Editor — 2 exemplares
Innsmouth Magazine: 14 (2013) 1 exemplar
Dioses de jade y sombra (2022) 1 exemplar
Innsmouth Magazine # 6 (2011) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Innsmouth Magazine #10 (2012) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Seeds 1 exemplar
The Dark #028: September 2017 — Editor — 1 exemplar
Dreamlands: Two Novellas (2021) 1 exemplar
The Dark Issue 49 1 exemplar
Strange Days 1 exemplar
The Dark Issue 37 1 exemplar
The Dark Issue 40 1 exemplar
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Associated Works

Wuthering Heights (1847) — Introdução, algumas edições51,402 exemplares
The Book of Cthulhu (2011) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2019) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices (2021) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (2016) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Shine: An Anthology of Near-future, Optimistic Science Fiction (2010) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Witches: Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful (2012) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Cthulhurotica (2010) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
The Apex Book of World SF 3 (2014) — Tradutor, algumas edições85 exemplares
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird (2015) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Expiration Date (2015) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Humanity of Monsters (2015) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Tales of Jack the Ripper (2013) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Outcast Hours (2019) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Perfect Crime (2022) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Spirits of Place (2016) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Whispers from the Abyss (2013) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales of the Great White North (2009) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2013) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2015) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction (2014) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (2015) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Dangerous Games (2014) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's Modern Fables (2013) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
A Mythos Grimmly (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Edge of Sundown: Tales of Horror in the Wild West (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction (2015) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, November 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Come Join Us by the Fire Season 2 (2020) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 111 • August 2019 (2019) — Interviewee — 4 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 101 • October 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, September 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum



SILVER NITRATE by Silvia Moreno-Garcia em The Weird Tradition (Julho 2023)


“Mexican Gothic” is a little slow going for the first part but then quickly descends into a fungi-infested hellscape of Gothic horror that became darkly fun to read! It felt like watching one of those old school black & white horror movies yet more nuanced, more willing to look at not just monster horrors but also the horrors of colonialism, racism, and the gaslighting of women. I think it IS fairly predictable to figure out what’s happening, and some plot points are a little too convenient, but it’s also heavy on the creepy factor so it made a great autumn read. :)… (mais)
deborahee | 230 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Magic realism meets Mexican history meets Mayan mythology meets Cinderella during the Roaring 20s in an epic quest in which the hero, Casiopea Tun, is a half-indigenous, poor relation pressed into service in the larger, wealthy Levya family. One day, she is left behind while the rest of the family, including her mean cousin (the heir-apparent) and her cantankerous grandfather, go on an annual outing, and she finds keys to a mysterious wooden box in her grandfather’s room, which she opens. In so doing, she frees the Mayan god of death, Hun-Kamé, who has been beheaded and trapped there by his twin brother, Vucub-Kamé, and because a shard of his bone lodges in her hand, she becomes bound to him in his quest to seek revenge and reclaim his throne as the ruler of Xilbaba, an underworld filled with hungry ghosts, blood sacrifice, and despair. I found the story dragged in places, but the last third was riveting. Beautiful writing.… (mais)
bschweiger | 73 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Gothic scenery, sassy main character, and a sinister conundrum she must solve to ensure the care of her dear cousin. Not knowing if her cousin is simply decaying from TB or is slowly losing her mind, she feels she's just not the cousin she grew up loving. Open your eyes...
There may be something wrong with the people in the manor, she must leave and investigate aids for what ails her dear cousin. Open your eyes...
The tincture her dear cousin asked for made her violently ill. She's such a strong willed woman, or is she just a spoiled child. Open your eyes...
Neomi begins to sleepwalk and grow feelings for her cousin's husband?! No! It was a dream, wasn't it? What's going on? As reality shifts and a gloom settles over, things begin to reveal themselves. Open your eyes...
… (mais)
cmpeters | 230 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |
Desire & Power in Ancient Times & 1950s Hollywood
Review of the upcoming Del Rey / Penguin Random House hardcover/audiobook/eBook (July 16, 2024) read via a NetGalley Kindle ARC (downloaded January 9, 2024).

The Seventh Veil of Salome is a clever blend of ancient folklore and historical fiction with the glamour and glitz of 1950s Hollywood. Young Mexican ingenue Vera Larios is hired as an unknown face to act the role of the supposed Biblical temptress Salome in a new film adaptation. Nancy Hartley, a rival starlet, has been angling for a breakout role but lands only a bit part in the crowd scenes for the picture. As we toggle between the stories of the two actresses we are also able to read the historical story from Salome’s point of view in what becomes apparent as the screen treatment (not the screenplay) of the upcoming film.

Both actresses face obstacles and barriers in their journey. Vera is trying to break free from her manipulative mother but must also deal with the promotional system of old Hollywood with forced dates and public appearances while constantly ducking scandal sheets and studio gossip. Nancy is desperate to become a star and will begin to use some shady characters and contacts in her pursuit of her dream. The suspense builds as parts of the story are told in hindsight by other characters who keep making references to a tragedy which the reader is yet to discover.

The modern day story is paralleled in the ancient historical fiction where Salome is caught between her desire for the Biblical prophet Jokanaan (curiously, Oscar Wilde’s assumed name for John the Baptist is used throughout), the demands of her mother Herodias and stepfather Herod Antipas and the various cousins and suitors with which she is alternatively plotting and conspiring or trying to avoid.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has done a thorough job of research in order to produce this epic adaptation which is perhaps closer to the historical truth of the story that Wilde’s blood-drenched spectacle. No spoiler from me here, but the finale is more in keeping with the historical reality. The modern day story comes to its own shocking conclusion in a suspenseful finish.

My thanks to author Silvia Moreno-Garcia, publishers Del Rey / Penguin Random House and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this preview ARC, in exchange for which I provide this honest review.

As she has done for several of her novels, Silvia Moreno-Garcia provides a playlist for The Seventh Veil of Salome which is listed (but not yet linked) at the back of the Kindle ARC which I read, but which is too long (55 songs!) to transcribe here. It will likely be linked from her own review closer to the July 16, 2024 publishing date or you can search for it at the Random House Books Spotify playlists around that time as well.

As a teaser for the playlist, the 1st song on it is Roxy Music’s Avalon which you can listen to on YouTube here.

Trivia and Links
There will likely be a book-kit available closer to the publishing date and the best place to find it again will be at the author’s own review.

I read Oscar Wilde’s Salome (1893/4) as a prelude to reading The Seventh Veil of Salome and my review provides links to its various historical sources and to some of its free public domain editions.
… (mais)
alanteder | Jan 31, 2024 |



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