WeWriWa #7: 23 August 2015

WeWriWa #7: 23 August 2015

Partly because the anthology is being released in the next few months, and partly because I'm going to be working on more Southeastern inspired stories, I finally decided on an excerpt! The passage describes the Philippine Islands after a cataclysmic disaster of volcanic eruptions. "There's not much to see below." Nothing but barren land and [...]

Anthology: The Sea is Ours

Just had to reblog this, because reviews are awesome. And awesome reviews of something you were a part of are even more awesome. (Yes, I’ve just managed to overuse the word awesome. Sorry, not sorry.)



Reasons for Inclusion: Southeast Asian authors, characters, and setting. Several queer characters and disabled characters.

Publisher’s Summary: Steampunk takes on Southeast Asia in this anthology.The stories in this collection merge technological wonder with the everyday. Children upgrade their fighting spiders with armor, and toymakers create punchcard-driven marionettes. Large fish lumber across the skies, while boat people find a new home on the edge of a different dimension. Technology and tradition meld as the people adapt to the changing forces of their world. The Sea Is Ours is an exciting new anthology that features stories infused with the spirits of Southeast Asia’s diverse peoples, legends, and geography.

My Review:

(4.5/5 stars)

While science fiction is very popular in Southeast Asia, those voices aren’t heard very often by the Western world. This English-language anthology aims to change that. 

 The collection starts off beautifully, with the tales of a girl who…

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Steampunk Hands Around the World: Roundtable Discussion

Steampunk Hands Around the World: Roundtable Discussion

Jaymee Goh at Silver Goggles had mentioned this event to me and my fellow authors a couple of weeks back, and I had to jump at the chance to help promote steampunk AND talk about an upcoming anthology (Rosarium Publishing's The SEA is Ours) on a month where we celebrate steampunk all over the world! One of the [...]