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The Authors

Here are some bios of the authors of Singapore speculative fiction:

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Seriously Sarah is the municipal liaison for Singapore’s chapter of Nanowrimo. She can be usually found under the nick Sarah Coldheart online or lurking around at local literary or geek events. She’s just there. At the moment she’s been published in So You Think You Can Write a Novel? and Happiness at the End of the World. Why yes, she loves writing fantasy mixed with a dash of chic lit and tons of humour. Check her out at her blog where she posts on her adventures and of bookish things!

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Mint Kang is a professional freelance writer and corporate/financial journalist.  To prove that hard topics like business and money DO go with fiction, she is also a prolific speculative fiction writer with a small portfolio of Web-released, self-published fiction and a very large drawer of works in progress.  A great believer in the dark side, she lets none of her recent work go without first giving it a touch of something less than bright.

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Lisa Poh is a Singaporean freelance writer who has previously worked as a teacher and a corporate communicator. She writes mainly fantasy, with occasional skirmishes to other territories, and is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop 2009. Check out her recent tale about a zombie mom stalking her own children in Expanded Horizons here.

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Kit Mun is a freelance writer and photographer. He can’t decide whether to write military science fiction, kung fu science fiction, medieval military fantasy, or warring-angels fantasy. And is therefore doomed to start and never finish, an unending stream of novels.

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monkeygod used to be paid to write for a living, until he realized he would never finish a novel while spending valuable brain cells on soul-sucking, self-congratulatory prose. in his various forms, he has appeared briefly in magazines, newspapers, radio and television, but now spends his days in a cubicle pretending to work while plotting out his ‘Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius’ … oh wait, someone already took that title …

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Jason Erik Lundberg is a USian expatriate now living in Singapore, and the author of The Time Traveler’s Son (2008), Four Seasons in One Day (2003, with Janet Chui), and over 80 short stories, articles, and book reviews. In addition, he is the co-editor of Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004) and A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008), both published by Two Cranes Press. His writing has appeared (or will soon) in such venues as Subterranean Magazine, Sybil’s Garage, Strange Horizons, Polyphony, Qarrtsiluni, The Immersion Book of SF, Farrago’s Wainscot, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, The Third Alternative, Infinity Plus, Agua/Cero, and The Daily Cabal. Lundberg’s fiction has been twice honorably mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, nominated for the SLF Fountain Award, and shortlisted for the Brenda L. Smart Award for Short Fiction. A graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop and the Creative Writing Master’s program at North Carolina State University, he now teaches English language and literature at Hwa Chong Institution.

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Joyce Chng lives in Singapore, loves sf/f, reading, writing, cooking, gardening and assorted stuff. She has two lovely daughters and a wonderful husband. Her cat drives her crazy but he is very lovable. Her other short stories appear in sf/f publications such as Fang, Claw and Steel, Crossed Genres, Semaphore Magazine, Everyday Fiction, M-BRANE SF and Bards & Sages Quarterly. Stories will be featured in anthologies by Drollerie, Semaphore and Apex. An urban fantasy novel (set in Singapore) will be out by 2011 (Lyrical Press). Her writery website is http://awolfstale.wordpress.com.

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In her many past lives, JY Yang has variously been a molecular biologist and a researcher, a screenwriter for children’s animation, and an editor of graphic novels and artbooks. In her current manifestation she works as a freelance copywriter and game developer. Her stories have been published in Crossed Genres and local graphic novel anthology Arena (under a devious pseudonym). In the spare time that she technically does not have, she draws, plays the ukelele and the guitar, takes photos, makes short films, pretends to know Japanese, and spreads the gospel of Matthew Bellamy to the world.

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  1. What about Sandi Tan’s Black Isle and David Miller’s Year of the tiger- both deserve mention. Think both are new titles released in 2012. We seem to have so fewvlocal books. Quite sad really.

    Posted by Sue Tan | February 28, 2013, 5:26 am

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