They Will Dream in the Garden

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4.9 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Mexico City native Gabriela Damián Miravete writes fiction and essays that have been translated to English, Italian, Portuguese, French, and published in A Larger Reality/Una realidad más amplia (part of the Hugo Award Finalist project The Mexicanx Initiative Scrapbook), Boundaries & Bridges: The Wiscon Chronicles Vol. 12 (Aqueduct Press) and the World Fantasy Award Finalist anthology Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic (Small Beer Press). She won the Otherwise Award (formerly James Tiptree, Jr. Award) for the short story "They Will Dream in the Garden". She loves working in collaborative projects such as the art & science collective Cúmulo de Tesla and Mexicona: Imaginación y Futuro, a speculative fiction literary festival in Spanish. Gabriela spends (maybe too much) time listening to rocks, whales, and what Fellini and Chewbacca, her two cats, have to say about life on planet Earth.

"Gabriela Damián Miravete is arguably
one of the most important writers of speculative fiction in Mexico,
and her collection, They Will Dream in the Garden, showcases
the breadth and depth of her work. Ranging from a bemused humanism
reminiscent of Le Guin to disarming surrealism that reminds one of
Murakami, these eleven stories are also deeply rooted in Mexico as
place and culture and history. Damián Miravete masterfully wields
semantics and syntax, trope and scheme, to draw us through unexpected
layers in every piece, like delicate palimpsests that yield upon
close observation startling phrases containing unforgettable truths.
And balancing this technical skill is an emotional resonance, perhaps
best felt in the harrowing and moving title story. They Will
Dream in the Garden
is a must-have for readers of literary and
genre fiction alike, and let us hope that Gabriela captivates with
such tales for many more years to come."--David Bowles, award-winning author
of The Prince & the Coyote

"Spun of nightmares and spiderwebs,
This collection of stories by the Mexican author Gabriela Damián Miravete stretches from its
roots in the Surrealist Movement to encompass the best and the worst of human imagination.
Miravete brings us visions of worlds where animals and humans connect in mutual respect, women
are valued for their abilities to empathize and collectively provide solutions, and the
dead reach out to support the living in our daily worries. In addition, the collection includes
the best psychotropic adventure story I have read. Every page of They Will Dream in the
is drenched in images of water. Every story gives us a chance to re-imagine ourselves in a
world where feminism has won out against the evils of the drug trade, of patriarchy, and of
machismo. If only. But we can dream."--Kathleen Alcalá, author of Spirits
of the Ordinary

"Luminous stories, haunted with
memories as deep as the roots of the oldest ahuehuete, They Will Dream in the Garden is charged
with a sense of justice that shows the world as it is, and as it
could be." --Christopher Brown, Philip K. Dick Award-nominated
author of Tropic of Kansas

"In They Will Dream in the Garden,
Gabriela Damián Miravete takes the speculative genres and makes them her own, so specific to
Mexico but with that fairy tale quality of being anywhere or nowhere. This is a magnificent
collection of short stories, with characters full of determination to invent and fashion with the tools they
have, that never forgets that humans are the species that "praises beauty while destroying
it."--Matthew David Goodwin, editor of
Latinx Rising and co-editor of Speculative Fiction for Dreamers