by Ulises Silva

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Words are murder.
Scribes have a gift. Whatever they write comes true. Misfortune. Theft. Even murder. Editors-covert specialists operating beyond the law-watch over them. Among the Editors, Io is the best, and the most ruthless. But on her way to her next assignment, something happens. Her phone rings-along with every other phone on the planet.

What would you do if you knew the world would end next week?
It's the same question asked to every person on Earth. Is it a hoax? Or is it really the end of the world? Confusion and fear erupt into chaos. Riots and mass murders spread like wildfire. Io discovers a Scribe named Nadie sent the message. But the message is only the beginning.

The final winter solstice.
In two weeks, on the day of the winter solstice, Nadie promises a final judgment. Battling her own dark past and a world spiraling into mass hysteria, Io must race to stop Nadie before the winter solstice. But as the Scribe's nightmare scenario engulfs the world in a series of supernatural catastrophes, Io uncovers a shocking possibility: Is Nadie writing humanity's extermination? And is Nadie somehow linked to her past?

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BN ID: 2940016060927
Publisher: Tragical Mirth Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 412 KB

About the Author

Ulises Silva, a first-generation Mexican-American, can’t write things into being, but knows a thing or two about snow and severe winter weather. He was born and raised in New York City, completed his undergraduate work in Buffalo, did his graduate work at the University of Michigan, and now lives in Chicago.

His writing is the combined result of mainstream and academic influences. Having grown up through the 1970s and 80s, Ulises was influenced by apocalyptic horror films (including George A. Romero’s Living Dead films), as well the real-life horror of a plausible and seemingly inevitable nuclear war. While in graduate school, his dissertation research focused on post-colonial theory, science fiction, and Mexican-American and Native American literature. Solstice, which examines the myth-making powers of the written word through the experiences of its Latina and Asian protagonists, reflects his post-colonial reading of mainstream American culture and politics.

When not writing about the end of the world, Ulises enjoys playing drums, guitar, and bass, watching zombie and Japanese horror movies, and juggling multiple writing projects. His next published novel will be either a sequel to Solstice, a zany comedic satire, or a zany science fiction satire.

And, yes, he has a web site: Ulises is also on Twitter at @inventingsilva.

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It took me a while to find the time to read Solstice, but once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I felt connected to the characters, and I enjoyed getting to know and grow with them. The plot kept me guessing, and each twist kept pulling me along. I've already suggested Solstice to several people. It's a great read!!