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On the bedside tables of our booksellers

On the bedside tables of our booksellers

Throughout the month of July, booksellers tell us what their current must-haves are. This week: Mathieu Lawson-Dixo and Ilya Rasikov, co-owners of Saga, a bilingual bookstore specializing in science fiction and fantasy literature Hope punk.

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Laila Maloof

Laila Maloof
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Learn by luck

” [L’autrice] Like a big queen Hope punk Currently in the US; It is presented in science fiction as a solution to ambient darkness. The Hope punk It shows that there are always possible solutions, that we can rebuild, and that there is something to be said after the world is destroyed. There, the ship’s captain writes her logbook; Its crew are very endearing, completely different characters in their diversity. They have an observational mission, so instead of colonizing, instead of changing other worlds, they’re going to observe other planets, and that’s a group that’s going to be changed to change. This is science fiction on a human scale. »

Learn by luck

Learn by luck

Atlanta

The Book of Fire

“It’s a slow novel, it’s a bit difficult to start because it’s not clear what’s going on in the first pages, but it’s like a flower bud opening, and then at the end, we understand the whole story. It takes place on a distant planet, where a plant has destroyed almost everything. Resources And there are two people who find themselves in a race for reproduction – one of whom cannot reproduce. The book has many layers, but the most important plot is how the two people can coexist. […] It is a quiet and peaceful book. »

Annual migration of clouds

“We are here in a post-apocalyptic future; It is understood to be in Alberta. The urban environment has been completely evacuated, and there is no longer any community, but pockets of survivors sheltered in campuses and museums. […] In addition to the environmental disasters that have destroyed everything, there is a parasite that is transmitted from mother to daughter. After receiving a letter, we’re in three days where the main character, a young woman, enters a period of regret, desire, the need to leave and the maturity she needs to attain. let go But at the same time, there is a lot of light in everything. »

Annual migration of clouds

Annual migration of clouds

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