On the bedside tables of our booksellers

Throughout the month of July, booksellers tell us what their current must-reads are. This week: Mathieu Lauzon-Dicso and Ilya Razykov, co-owners of the bilingual bookstore Saga, specializing in science fiction and imaginary literature, who introduce us to the hope punk.

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Laila Maalouf

Laila Maalouf
The press

Learn if you’re lucky

” [L’autrice] is a bit like the great queen of hope punk currently in the United States; it is presented as a solution to the grim setting in science fiction. the hope punk shows that there are always possible solutions, that we can rebuild and that there is something to tell after the end of the world. There the captain of the ship writes his log-book; His crew is super lovable, with totally atypical characters in their diversity. They have a observing mission, so instead of colonizing and transforming other worlds, they will be observing other planets, and it is the crew that will be transformed to be able to adapt. It’s science fiction on a human scale. »

Learn if you're lucky

Learn if you’re lucky

Atalanta

The Fiery Book

“It’s a slow novel, a bit difficult to start because in the first few pages it’s not clear what’s going on, but it’s like a flower bud opening, then towards the end we get the full story. It takes place on a distant planet where a plant has destroyed almost everything. There are two races locked in a race for resources and reproduction – because one of them is unable to reproduce. The book has many levels, but the most important plot is how the two races are able to coexist. […] It’s a calm and soothing book. »

The Fiery Book

The Fiery Book

VLB

The annual migration of the clouds

“We are in a post-disaster future here; It is believed to be in Alberta. The urban environment has been completely evacuated, society no longer exists, but swarms of survivors have taken refuge in campuses and museums. […] In addition to the environmental disasters that have decimated everything, there is a species of parasite that is passed from mother to daughter. We are in the three days in which the main character, a young girl, after receiving a letter, enters a process of repentance, desire, the need to leave and the maturity he must acquire to leave. But at the same time there is a lot of light through everything. »

The annual migration of the clouds

The annual migration of the clouds

ECW press

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