Silvia Moreno-Garcia | writer/editor/publisher
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Certain Dark Things


Coming October 2016

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

Silvia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, has been selected as a finalist for the British Fantasy, Locus, Aurora and Solaris awards, and was named on seven year’s best lists in 2015: B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, i09, Vice, and She has also been nominated for a World Fantasy Award for her work on the anthology She Walks in Shadows.

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Praise for Signal to Noise

“Haunting and beautifully nuanced, Signal to Noise is a magical first novel.” 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

“Numerous ’80s musical references make this unusual story a welcome blast from the past.”  Publisher’s Weekly

Notable mentions

  • 2016 British Fantasy Award finalist
  • 2016 Locus Award finalist
  • 2016 Sunburst Award nominee
  • 2016 Aurora Award finalist
  • Finalist for RT Book Awards 2015
  • Buzzfeed: The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015
  • Book Riot: 13 of the Best Books of 2015 You Might Have Missed
  • io9: The Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2015
  •’s Best Books of 2015
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