Nalo Hopkinson (born 1960) is a Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor who lives in Canada.
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Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)
- All page numbers from the first edition, first printing, published by Warner Books (Aspect Science Fiction)
- “Mami,” Ti-Jeanne said, “I should go and get Baby. He ain’t take to Tony.”
“Hmph. Child got some sense, then. More than some I could name. But leave he there. He have to learn that he can’t always have what he want.”
- Chapter 4 (p. 62)
- “I can’t keep giving my will into other people hands no more, ain’t? I have to decide what I want to do for myself.” No answer. It wasn’t going to tell her.
- Chapter 12 (p. 220)
- She had a yearning to lose herself in this noisy throng of people going about the business of staying alive.
- Chapter 13 (p. 230)
- Since Baby’s birth, she had learned that the first few months of motherhood were about fatigue and leakiness.
- Chapter 13 (p. 232)
The New Moon's Arms (2007)
- All page numbers from the hardcover edition published by Warner Books
- I don’t pay much mind to politricks. Never met a politician who wouldn’t try to convince you that salt was sugar.
- Chapter 1 (p. 40)
- It was time to be honest with myself. To survive all the shame this world will throw at you, you have to hold yourself tall, look your accuser straight in the eye. Even if it’s your own face looking back at you.
- Chapter 2 (p. 72)
- Children were pack animals; let any one of them act different from the group, and the rest would bring him down.
- Chapter 4 (p. 191)
- “Children,” I said to her. “For the first little while, they not exactly human, you don’t find?”
- Chapter 4 (p. 192)