Nalo Hopkinson

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Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson (born 1960) is a Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor who lives in Canada.


Brown Girl in the Ring (1998)[edit]

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)

Midnight Robber (2000)[edit]

All page numbers from the first edition, first printing, published by Warner Books (Aspect Science Fiction)
The sections in the book are not numbered. They are numbered here for ease of reference
  • This was a thing she’d not seen before, how the meat that fed her was a living being one minute and then violently dead. The smell of it was personal, inescapable, like the scent that rose in the steam from her own self when she stepped into a hot bath. They had broken open the animal’s secret body just to eat it.
    • Section 2 (p. 104)
  • Come in peace to my home, Tan-Tan. And when you go, go in friendship.
    • Section 4 (p. 179)
  • She just wanted to be somewhere safe, somewhere familiar, where people looked and spoke like her and she could stand to eat the food.
    • Section 4 (p. 217)
  • She curled up on the pallet and stared into the dark, praying for a peaceful sleep.
    Prayers didn’t do no good, oui. Antonio chased her all night. (In the book Antonio, her father, beats and sexually abuses her long-term; she eventually kills him)
    • Section 4 (p. 222)
  • She was hiding in the best possible way, masquerading as herself!
    • Section 4 (p. 314)
  • Just being Tan-Tan, sometimes good, sometimes bad, mostly just getting by like everybody else.
    • Section 4 (p. 326)

The New Moon's Arms (2007)[edit]

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)

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