Umbel & Panicle: Issue 5

I also have an online poetry/art magazine called Umbel & Panicle (think I mentioned this before last year) and the newest issue has just dropped:

Issue 5: Nightshade

If you have guessed it, the poetry magazine is inspired by botany/plants. Nightshade is one of this year’s best issues, with dark, rich and lush poems that explore the theme of nightshade, the plant family that includes our goji berries, tomatos and chilli as well as poisonous datura.

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They all dance under the full moon

A bit eerie, a bit poignant, is it science fiction? Do we still accept the outcasts in our midst? Read it here.

SEA Quest: Malaysia and Singaporean SFF anthologies

The Skiffy and Fanty Show

Southeast Asia is a region rich in cultures and mythologies woven together by migration and trade routes. Its people are both indigenous and diasporic. The countries are born from syncretism, synthesis, assimilation and integration. Likewise, there have been colonizations, wars and occupations, with all these traumatic periods impacting the psychological, emotional and cultural landscape. Our fiction is a product of these shifting tides and collective psyches, joined by the sea and grounded by the land beneath our feet.  Our ideas are a mishmash of (often) conflicting identities and motives. We speak in English, the dominant tongue used by the British. Many also use Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch or French, also languages of the various colonizers who made their mark in many countries. These tongues collide with our own native and diasporic languages, producing identities that are indeed biracial, variant and syncretic.

The following Malaysian and Singaporean genre anthologies and collections…

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Dragon Dancer (2018) cover reveal!

Dragon Dancer is going to the United States in 2018! Here’s the awesome cover by Jeremy Pailler.

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Story set in the Starfang universe

Vermillion Nights

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Mid-Autumn Full Moon

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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