Nalo Hopkinson's work is a dizzying mix of Caribbean folklore, science fiction satire, and magical realism. She has a talent for flirting with both science fiction and fantasy in the same story, which is partially why she has been celebrated as such an unique and forceful voice. For example, "Under Glass," featured in Hopkinson's short story collection Skin Folk, is set in a dying world made grimmer by violent glass storms, while her novel Midnight Robber takes place in the middle of the Carnival festival on the Caribbean-colonized planet of Touissant. Outer space Carnival parties? We want to go to there.