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Aliens, witchcraft, and horror in cyberpunk femme-dominant sci-fi stories

Izumi Suzuki was born in Itō, Shizuoka in 1949, a time when Japan experienced a wave of counterculture and antiestablishment. Coinciding with the movement of the time, Suzuki’s life was anything but ordinary. She...

Not your typical octopus friendship story 

Gina Chung is a Korean American writer from New Jersey who lives in New York City. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The New School. Besides her novel Sea Change, she has...

Anthony Veasna So’s posthumous short story debut represents Cambodian Americans in California’s Central Valley

Afterparties is a collection of nine short stories that offer exclusive depth and unheard perspectives on Cambodian American milieu in the Central Valley of California. Layered with emotional tenderness and characters instilled with grit,...

Asians in a love and hate relationship

Leslie Bow is a fourth-generation Chinese American. Racist Love: Asian Abstraction and the Pleasures of Fantasy is her recent work. In Racist Love, Leslie Bow deep dives and shows how Asians and Asian Americans...

Gen-Z Korean American time traveler stuck in 90’s LA rom-com

Maureen Goo is an author of several acclaimed books for young adults, including I Believe in A Thing Called Love and Somewhere Only We Know. She also wrote for Marvel’s Silk series. Currently, she...

Kafka Meets K-Pop: Fanatical fanfiction blurs fantasy and reality

Y/N takes the reader on a Kafkaesque journey that bursts the bubble of contemporary parasocial fantasy into reality with annotations of generation Z and millennial quirks. This is Esther Yi’s debut novel. She was...

A transracial adoptee from South Korea shares her slice of life in heart-wrenching debut...

Marginally based off of Lauren J. Sharkey’s experience as a transracial adoptee, An Inconvenient Daughter is her debut novel. At the age of three months, Lauren was adopted by a Caucasian and Catholic family from Long Island,...

Violets is a recipe for a dangerous liaison: Desire and repression

Upon graduating from Seoul Institute of the Arts, Kyung-sook Shin made her writing debut with Winter’s Fable. Since then, she catapulted and became a revered writer in South Korea for some of her notable works, Deep...