Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction Book 3)

Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction Book 3)

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

Take a journey through Asia and beyond with twenty-three original thought-provoking and moving stories about identities, belonging, and choices—stories about where we come from and where we are going.

ALL EMOTIONS ARE UNIVERSAL. WE LIVE, WE DREAM, WE STRIVE, WE DIE . . .

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 we are 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 . . .

2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winner (Speculative Fiction Book of Year)
2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Finalist (anthology/Best Related Work)
One story: 2018 World Fantasy Award Best Short Story Finalist
One story selected for The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3 (ed. by Neil Clarke)
Four stories on Tangent Online Recommended Reading List 2017
Two stories: 2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Finalists
One story: 2018 The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic – Shortlist

AUTHORS: 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, and Elsie Chapman (Introduction)

EDITORS: Lucas K. Law, Derwin Mak

Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.

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

“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

“Good or very good page-turners.”—Tangent

“Where the Stars Rise is a wonderfully diverse collection of Asian science fiction and fantasy that deserves to be on the shelves of anyone serious about being well-read in the genre.” —SF Bluestocking

“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

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