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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including Gods of Jade and Shadow, which received a Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic and an Ignyte Award; Mexican Gothic, which received a Locus Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Pacific Northwest Book Award, an Aurora Award, and a Goodreads Award; and Velvet Was the Night, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Macavity Award. She has edited several anthologies, including She Walks in Shadows, which was published in the United States as Cthulhu’s Daughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror, and received the World Fantasy Award. Silvia is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She has an MA in Science and Technology Studies from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her latest work is Silver Nitrate.

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  • Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Silver Nitrate

    Montserrat has always been overlooked. She’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she’s been in love with him since childhood.

    Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives—even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.

    Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.

    As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies.

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