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The Rebellion Advent Calendar Day Twenty One: Signal to Noise on sale now!

Four days to go and the deals just keep getting better – it’s almost as if we like you or something…

Today, you can grab Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s truly special debut Signal to Noise, a tale of music, magic and Mexico City, for only 99p in the Kindle Store. 

Fair warning: the price will be going back to normal in 24 hours, so be quick!

Signal to Noise is only 99p!
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Signal to Noise reprinted with brand new cover!

When we love a book here at Solaris, we go all out to make sure it succeeds – which is why we’ve reprinted Signal to Noise with a brand new cover!

Taking our lead from Netflix sensation Stranger ThingsSignal to Noise was featured on lists in The Verge and Book Riot for books you should read once you’ve finished binging the series – we’ve designed a retro cover that we absolutely love. 

Here’s hoping you do as well! Click the image above to see a large version of the new cover, and bask in its glory!

Signal to Noise is out now!

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Signal To Noise makes 2016 shortlist for the Sunburst Award

Signal to Noise has made the shortlist for the 2016 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic

It’s tunring into quite the year for Silvia Moreno-Garcia, whose tale of magic and music in Mexico City has already picked up noiminations for the Locus Awards and the British Fantasy Awards. 

Signal to Noise joins novels by Katherine Fawcett, Gemma Files, Heather O’Neill and Robert Charles Wilson on the shortlist. Here’s hoping that Silvia brings this award home – Signal to Noise certainly deserves the recognition. 

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Gail Z Martin make award shortlists!

As if bagging a pair of nominations for the British Fantasy Awards wasn’t exciting enough, there’s even more awards-y goodness in the offing as both Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Gail Z Martin pick up nods.

First up, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal To Noise made the longlist for the 2016 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature – joining the likes of Margaret Atwood in the running for the prestigious prize. 

Gail Z Martin, meanwhile, grabbed two – TWO! – nominations for the Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy, with Iron & Blood and Vendetta both making the shortlist. 

Signal to Noise, Iron & Blood and Vendetta are out now – seek out these award-nominated lovelies!

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Solaris bags a pair of British Fantasy Society Award nominations!

There was some great news for Solaris this morning as the shortlist for the British Fantasy Society Awards were revealed and we found ourselves nominated – twice! 

First up, the superb Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is up for the Best Fantasy Novel, alongside the likes of Joe Abercrombie, Zen Cho, Jen Williams, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Naomi Novik. That’s a pretty good list to be included in if you ask us!

Secondly, Jeffrey Alan Love – notable for his stunning cover of Dreams of Shreds & Tatters – has been nominated for best artist. 

You can check out the full shortlist over at the BFS website. A huge, Solaris-shaped congratulations to all nominees, and here’s hoping for double success at this year’s FantasyCon By The Sea!

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Signal To Noise and Meeting Infinity make Locus Awards shortlist

The Locus Awards 2016 finalists were Europe At Midnight shortlisted for the Clarkes. It’s almost as if we publish amazing books or something…

A massive congratulations to all finalists, and here’s hoping come the Locus Awards Weekend of June 26-28 we’ll have some winners on our hands.

Meeting Infinity is out now!

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The Rebellion Advent Calendar: Day Ten

10 December, and the Santa War continues in the North Pole.

The casualties from the Battle of Burnt Turkey Ridge pick candy cane shards out of their red and gold tunics. Morale among the Santa loyalists is low.

To the east, Rudolf’s rebels begin a relentless carolling campaign, singing around the clock in an attempt to deprive the enemy of sleep. Bells jingle endlessly. 

In Claus House, Santa gathers his brightest elves. He wants the war ended. It is decided: a mighty weapon will be built, something so great and terrible that it will bring Rudolf to heel and put Christmas back on track…


It’s looking bad in the North Pole, but worry not, for Christmas is on track here at Rebellion HQ. Today, we’re giving you a chance to win Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s most excellent Signal To Noise – yes, the Signal To Noise that was one of Buzzfeed’s best fantays books of 2015!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is head over to our Facebook page and like our post, or retweet us on Twitter. Good luck!

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Signal To Noise makes Buzzfeed’s Best Fantasy Books of 2015

Rejoice! For Signal To Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s critically adored tales of music and magic, has made Buzzfeed’s Best Fantasy Books of 2015

It’s a well-deserved end of year surprise for Silvia, who joins the likes of George RR Martin, Jim Butcher and Naomi Novik on the list, whjch is pretty amazing company to be keeping if you ask us.

And, as an extra added bonus, Signal To Noise is the Nook Daily Find today, so you can grab the eBook there for only $2.99 – and it’s the also £2.99 on Amazon, if you’re doing your e-shopping in the UK.

Congratulations Silvia – we’re all delighted for you!

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Signal To Noise ‘one of the most important fantasy debuts of the year’

We already knew that Signal To Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s tale of music and magic in Mexico City, is a big bag of brilliant, but it’s always nice to hear that others agree.

Gary Wolfe over at Locus certainly does. list of reviewers that have loved Signal To Noise.

Find out more about Signal To Noise here at Solaris, and follow Silvia on Twitter.

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Review Round Up: Signal to Noise

Out now, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel Signal to Noise is a beautiful literary fantasy about music, magic and Mexico:

Mexico City, 1988: Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said “I love you” with a mixtape.

Meche, awkward and fifteen, has two equally unhip friends – Sebastian and Daniela – and a whole lot of vinyl records to keep her company. When she discovers how to cast spells using music, the future looks brighter for the trio. The three friends will piece together their broken families, change their status as nonentities,and maybe even find love…

Mexico City, 2009: Two decades after abandoning the metropolis, Meche returns alone for her estranged father’s funeral.

It’s hard enough to cope with her family, but then she runs into Sebastian, reviving memories from a childhood she thought she buried a long time ago. What really happened back then? What precipitated the bitter falling out with her father? Is there any magic left?

Here are just some of the lovely things people have been saying about it so far:

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

“One of the outstanding debut fantasy novels this year.”
Chicago Tribune

“You’ve never read a book about Magic and Loss like Signal to Noise

“This accurate depiction of outcast teenage life cycles effortlessly between eras. Meche, Sebastian, and Daniela are deeply believable characters, and numerous ’80s musical references make this unusual story a welcome blast from the past.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Fans of Eleanor and Park, meet Meche and Sebastian.”
Schools Library Journal

“The power of music and its effect on people is at the heart of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal to Noise.”
Strange Horizons

“I know it’s very early in the year but I can already tell this is one of the Notable Reads of 2015.”
Kirkus Reviews

“In a poignant, graceful coda, Moreno-Garcia brings the book full circle, slyly subverting the expectations of a linear narrative and punctuating Meche’s story with a hushed, lovely flourish. In many ways, Signal to Noise is a coming-of-age tale, but it’s also the tale of what comes after — and what happens when forces beyond our control, magical or otherwise, are better left that way.”

“Moreno-Garcia has a solid and convincing prose style, robust and subtle in all the right places… a successful debut, and a very interesting book.”

“If you like well drawn characters, cool tunes and lashing and lashings of nostalgia, then you should check this out.”
Starburst Magazine

Signal to Noise is an utterly gorgeous book, and will make you want to get out your old turntable and records and give them a spin or two (or three.) Don’t miss out on this one.”
My Bookish Ways

“Suffused with the music – English-language and Spanish, pop and punk – that Meche and friends use to make their magic and soundtrack to their lives, this is both a spiky and charmingly sweet romance of making amends and starting again. 4 stars.”
– SFX Magazine

Kirkus Reviews top SFF picks for February

“Beautiful, descriptive language and authentic character banter are both essential parts of Moreno-Garcia’s lyrical storytelling… Refreshing, lively and unique, Moreno-Garcia’s debut novel is a triumph. 4 ½ Stars”
RT Book Reviews, Top Pick review

“This book is about mood, about adolescence and adulthood, about growing up and accepting loss and a whole lot of other things. It’s solid and intense… Signal to Noise is an amazing read.”
Nerds Feather

“I don’t feel like I’ve been peering over someone’s shoulder into a brand-new world. Instead it feels like Moreno-Garcia has peeled back a curtain that lets me see what’s been hiding in this one all along.”
Lisa Shininger

“Each of the two temporal layers is interesting in its own right but is, of course, enriched by the information given in the complementary one. The few cross-overs between them, allowed by magic, are a quite elegant touch. The frequent dialogues in the narration are always believable and often amusing. Moreno-Garcia succeeds at the very difficult task of convincingly giving voice to both teenage and adult characters.”
Future Fire

“What’s particularly wonderful about Signal to Noise is that this is a novel about Mexican kids living in Mexico City. It mentions Timbiriche and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs as well as Billy Idol and Joy Division. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, who writes in her bio she is “Mexican by birth and Canadian by inclination,” delivers a reading experience full of cultural references that are often sorely missing from the genre.”
Far Beyond Reality

“This is the book that rocketed me out of a reading slump when I zipped through it in 24 hours… a great coming-of-age story that isn’t YA, but I think would definitely appeal to YA readers and adult readers alike.”
The Book Riot

“An evocative, powerful, and beautiful tale of magic, dreams, love and hate, betrayal and redemption, this book is heartbreaking and heartwarming, and one of the best I have read so far this year.”
The Book Adventures

“It’s rare to find a book that captures both the feeling of a teenager and the feeling of looking back on that time in a way that isn’t all sunshine and roses… The characters are messy and complex, the music evocative, and the magic shines through all of it.”

“Readers can expect to feel every one of Meche’s mistakes and heartbreaks as if it were their own… [a] heartwarming masterpiece.”
Gnome Reviews

Signal to Noise is a fun, peculiar novel. It’s magical in and of itself, enjoyable, and you can’t help but feel captivated by the plight of the awkward trio”

 “Signal To Noise isn’t a flashy novel, or one that is particularly trying to impress you with its theatrics; it’s a very human, personal novel, a beautiful and painful story about love, loss, family, friendship, and the idea of home.”

 “Unusually accurate portrayal of Mexican pop culture (and the 1980s) as the backdrop for a coming-of-age story with magic and lots of music. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Jo Walton’s ‘Among Others’.”

“Apart from the excellent characters, the novel manages (at least for me) to give a very good impression of how life for a teenager in 80s Mexico City might have been like.”
Reading SFF

“breathtakingly perfect”
A.C. Wise

Signal to Noise is an original, unique, and compelling début novel and a wonderful introduction to the work of Silvia Moreno-Garcia.”
Urban Fantasy Magazine

“If you like Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, read Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”
The Moor Maiden

“This is a Mexico City that its residents live and love in, a mysterious place to a gringo americano, but it’s simply a Home, like barrios we grew and grow up in. Abject realism, centered on the characters.”
La Bloga

“Unusual and intellectual fantasy fare.”
Strange Charm Books

“An evocative, powerful, and beautiful tale of magic, dreams, love and hate, betrayal and redemption, this book is heartbreaking and heartwarming, and one of the best I have read so far this year.”
Live to Read

And finally don’t forget to check out the book’s goodreads page where the good vibes continue to roll in!