Signal To Noise (Paperback)
Mexico City, 1988. Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said "I love you" with a mixtape. Meche, awkward and fifteen, discovers how to cast spells using music, and with her friends Sebastian and Daniela will piece together their broken families, and even find love...
Two decades after abandoning the metropolis, Meche returns for her estranged father's funeral, reviving memories from her childhood she thought she buried a long time ago. What really happened back then? Is there any magic left?
She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award winner, published in the USA as Cthulhu’s Daughters). Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. She co-edited the horror magazine The Dark with Sean Wallace from 2017 to 2020. She’s a columnist for The Washington Post.
She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. Her thesis can be read online and is titled “Magna Mater: Women and Eugenic Thought in the Work of H.P. Lovecraft.” She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
— The Guardian
“Plenty of books use magic to talk about coming-of-age stories and the secrets that people bury… but few of them are as sad, or as evocative, as Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel Signal to Noise.” -- io9
“Vibrantly new… one of the most important fantasy debuts of the year.” -- Locus
— Locus Magazine
“Numerous ’80s musical references make this unusual story a welcome blast from the past.” -- Publisher’s Weekly
— Publishers Weekly
“In many ways, Signal to Noise is a coming-of-age tale, but it’s also the tale of what comes after – and what happens when forces beyond our control, magical or otherwise, are better left that way.” -- NPR
“The book is this rich, elaborate symphony of awesome that defies simple definitions.” -- Kirkus
— Kirkus Reviews
“Signal to Noise is a perfect young adult crossover novel, full of appeal, diverse characters & setting, wonderful writing–and magic.” -- School Library Journal
— School Library Journal
“This charming literary fantasy will resonate for readers of all ages.” -- Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog
— The Barnes & Noble SF&F Blog
“If you like well drawn characters, cool tunes and lashings and lashings of nostalgia, then you should check this out.” -- Starburst Magazine
— Starburst Magazine
“Refreshing, lively and unique, Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel is a triumph.” -- RT Book Reviews
— RT Book Reviews