Where the Stars Rise

Where the Stars Rise

by Calvin D. JimAmanda Sun Diana Xin and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 08/10/2017


Recommended by the American Library Association (Booklist), Library Journal, and Locus (Gardner Dozois).


Follow twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors on their journeys through Asia and beyond. Stories that explore magic and science. Stories about love, revenge, and choices. Stories that challenge ideas about race, belonging, and politics. Stories about where we come from and where weare going. Each  wrestling  between  ghostly  pasts  and  uncertain  future.  Each  trying to find a voice in history.

Orphans and drug-smuggling in deep space. Mechanical arms in steampunk Vancouver. Djinns and espionage in futuristic Istanbul. Humanoid robot in steamy  Kerala.  Monsters  in  the  jungles  of  Cebu.  Historic  time  travel  in Gyeongbok Palace. A rocket launch in post-apocalyptic Tokyo. A drunken ghost in Song Dynasty China. A displaced refugee skating on an ice planet. And much more.

Embrace them as you take on their journeys. And don’t look back . . .

FEATURING ORIGINAL STORIES BY Anne Carly Abad, Deepak Bharathan, Joyce Chng, Miki Dare, S.B. Divya, Pamela Q. Fernandes, Calvin D. Jim, Minsoo Kang, Fonda Lee, Gabriela Lee, Karin Lowachee, Rati Mehrotra, E.C. Myers, Tony Pi, Angela Yuriko Smith, Priya Sridhar, Amanda Sun, Naru Dames Sundar, Jeremy Szal, Regina Kanyu Wang (translated by Shaoyan Hu), Diana Xin, Melissa Yuan-Innes & Ruhan Zhao.


Foreword by Lucas K. Law

Afterword by Derwin Mak

Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak

Praise for Where the Stars Rise

“. . . this collection is essential for anyone interested in the diverse and engaging possibilities of fantasy and science fiction.” — Booklist(American Library Association)

". . . this fascinating collection addresses issues of immigration, dual cultures, and ethnic issues through genre devices such as ghosts, steampunk robots, and planetary exploration. SF readers looking to discover new voices will enjoy this volume that reflects the eclecticism of Asian culture." — Library Journal

". . . there's a lot of good reading to be found in Where the Stars Rise." — Locus (Gardner Dozois)

“This anthology was good, with the majority of the stories being either good or very good page-turners.”—Tangent

 “A wealth of stories running the gamut from poignant to mind-blowing, rewarding journeys both faraway and familiar.”  —Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen saga

Where the Stars Rise is a hell of a lot of fun. Great writers, magnificent storytelling, and worlds I wanted to spend a lot more time in—no matter how dangerous they were. I had a blast reading it.”**   —**Rob Boffard, author of the Outer Earth series (Tracer, Zero-G, Impact)

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Amanda Sun

Amanda Sun was born in Deep River, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto.

The Paper Gods series, which includes Ink, Rain, and Storm, was inspired by her time living in Osaka and traveling throughout Japan.

She is an avid video gamer and cosplayer.

Elsie Chapman

Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, British Columbia, before graduating from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of arts in English literature.

She currently lives in Tokyo with her husband and children. She is the author of the young adult thrillers Dualed and Divided.

Joyce Chng

A Singaporean, Joyce Chng writes mainly science fiction (SFF) and YA fiction. She likes steampunk and tales of transformation/transfiguration.

Her fiction has appeared in Crossed Genres, We See A Different Frontier and the Apex Book of World SF II.

Her YA science fiction trilogy is published by Math Paper Press, an imprint of Books Actually. She can be found online at A Wolf's Tale

Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is a black belt martial artist, a former corporate strategist, and action movie aficionado.

Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

Lee is the award-winning author of the YA science fiction novels Zeroboxer and Exo; Jade City is her adult debut.

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