Interview with Fadzlishah Johanabas

Gold Coast Speckies interview Malaysian author Fadzlishah Johanabas: I am a Malay, raised in multicultural Malaysia, and a Muslim. Not necessarily a model Muslim, but still. When I was in secondary school and in university, I thought that writing English stories featuring local people and setting didn’t seem right, so I wrote about Caucasians in their... Continue Reading →

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Tuesday Fiction: “Flight of the Ibis” by Fadzlishah Johanabas

Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Fadzlishah Johanabas from Malaysia. Fadzlishah Johanabas is, at the moment, a neurosurgeon-in-training. When he's not opening up people's heads, or reading about the minute details of the human wiring system, he writes. His works have been published at COSMOS Australia, Poe Little Thing, World English Literature: new Malaysian stories, The Best... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Fiction: “Prudence and the Dragon” by Zen Cho

Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Zen Cho from Malaysia.  Zen Cho is a Malaysian writer living in London. Her short stories have appeared in various publications including Strange Horizons, GigaNotoSaurus, Steam-Powered II and Heiresses of Russ. Her work has been nominated for the Selangor Young Talent Awards and the Pushcart Prize. She blogs at http://qian.dreamwidth.org/.... Continue Reading →

Interview with Zen Cho

Zen Cho is a Malaysian writer living in London. Her fiction has been featured or is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, GigaNotoSaurus, PodCastle, Fantastique Unfettered, Steam-Powered II and year's best lesbian speculative fiction anthology Heiresses of Russ. She is a Selangor Young Talent Awards finalist and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. On tomorrow's World... Continue Reading →

Heiresses of Russ

SF Signal have released the table of contents for upcoming anthology Heiresses of Russ, "a new annual anthology created in honor of Joanna Russ". We're delighted to notice the presence of Malaysian writer Zen Cho, and Hungarian writer Csilla Kleinheincz (a contributor to the upcoming Apex Book of World SF 2) in the anthology. The full ToC:... Continue Reading →

The Magical Roots of Malaysian Horror Fiction In English

Eeleen Lee has a new article, The Magical Roots of Malaysian Horror Fiction In English, over at the Portal: In contrast to its colonial manifestations,  contemporary Malaysian horror in English is a vibrant and dynamic field made up of prolific Malaysian writers. The best known national name is Tunku Halim, who specializes in extreme horror and... Continue Reading →

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