Inspired by a rich array of Afro-Caribbean folklore and her vivid imagination, Hopkinson has managed to mix reality with the fantastic in a way that sometimes makes it difficult to distinguish between the two. Her diverse cast of characters and masterful weaving of the new and the familiar catapults the reader into a new world with every story while also giving us a new perspective on this thing we call life.
Hopkinson is a master storyteller. The prose is engaging and unique, making reading these stories a true pleasure. Every character has a distinct voice, adding yet another layer of realism that makes it difficult to not get attached. The diversity of her characters is also a refreshing aspect of this collection since most of her characters are people of color and many are LGBTQ, both under-represented groups in the fantasy genre.
There is something for everyone in this collection. Hopkinson manages to make a reader’s skin crawl in one story and smile in the next. It’s a mixture that keeps you reading just to see what she will come up with next. A great collection from a highly imaginative and insightful mind, Falling in Love with Hominids is a must read for fantasy and short story fans.
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