The first novella by award-winning author Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Love, life, dreams, and a world beyond reach.
“Really, this is one of the best novellas I’ve seen in 2017.” - Locus
The first novella by award-winning author Silvia Moreno-GarciaWith an introduction by Lavie Tidhar Amelia dreams of Mars. The Mars of the movies and the imagination, an endless bastion of opportunities for a colonist with some guts. But she’s trapped in Mexico City, enduring the drudgery of an unkind metropolis, working as a rent-a-friend, selling her blood to old folks with money who hope to rejuvenate themselves with it, enacting a fractured love story. And yet there’s Mars, at the edge of the silver screen, of life. Wide release July 2018.
Accolades and Reviews
- 2018 Locus Recommended Reading List
- Included in Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection
- Reprinted in The Best of World SF Vol 1 (2021)
- Dreamlands (audio, collects the novellas Prime Meridian and The Return of the Sorceress, 2021)
“Really, this is one of the best novellas I’ve seen in 2017.” – Locus
“A moving story about a women dreaming of life on Mars, it was one of the highlight novellas of the year.” – Jonathan Strahan, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Twelve
“But one thing I have come to learn … is to expect the unexpected from Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s offerings. Every single one of them different from one another but they share that lingering sense of accomplishment, of giving voices to women who would not otherwise be heard or seen.” – Ana Grilo, Kirkus
“Amelia is an engaging character. The specifics of her economic trap are shaped by Mexican society of the 21st century, but it’s a trap to which many readers should be able to relate.” – James Nicoll Reviews
“Prime Meridian‘s fictional universe reminded me of the world of Blade Runner. Not the replicants, action set pieces, and squalid neon environment, but a world that is adjacent to ours, a near future where space exploration and planetary settlement are a reality but are lurking at the peripheries of the narrative.” – Achilles, Powder and Lead
“To say too much about this book wouldn’t spoil it, but I don’t think I can go too deeply into it. It’s wrenching in a way that has nothing to do with big worldwide events or apocalyptic calamities. It’s just about people, and the hope of getting out.” – Breathesbooks.com