Readercon Panel: A Golden Age of Asian Speculative Literature in English

As promised, here is a list of Asian and South Asian authors that were mentioned in the panel (plus a few that were in my notes but I never had a chance to mention). Since I am incapable of taking notes while being on the panel, I didn’t jot down the names of authors that were mentioned by other panelists, although many were already on my list. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of authors/works, just a starting point. I’ve included links to where you can read short stories free online.

Aliette de Bodard – Immersion

Ted Chiang – The Lifecycle of Software Objects, also check out his collection: The Story of Your Life & Others

John Chu – The Water That Falls on You From Nowhere, Making the Magic Lightning Strike Me

Wesley Chu – The Lives of Tao, Time Salvager

Indrapramit Das – The Devourers

Xia Jia – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler (translated by Ken Liu)

Hao Jingfang – Folding Beijing (translated by Ken Liu)

Cassandra Khaw – Hammers on Bone, Hungry Ghosts

Fonda Lee – Exo

Yoon Ha Lee – Ninefox Gambit

Cixin Liu – The Three Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death’s End

Ken Liu – Paper Menagerie, also check out his novels: The Grace of Kings, Wall of Storms

S. Qiouyi Lu – Her Sacred Spirit Soars

Usman Malik – The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn

Vandana Singh – Ambiguity Machines: An Examination

Alyssa Wong – Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers

JY Yang – The Black Tides of Heaven and The Red Threads of Fortune (forthcoming Sept 26)

Isabel Yap – A Cup of Salt Tears

E. Lily Yu – The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees

(And as John Chu quite kindly mentioned on the panel, I am also an Asian SFF writer–if you want to check out a sample of my work, please take a look at my recent Beneath Ceaseless Skies story Carnival Nine.)

One Comment:

  1. Caroline, would you be willing to have this list printed up as a recommended reading list for SFWA to hand out on bookmarks and stand cards?

    Also, would you consider sending this (maybe with edits for context) to Todd Vandermark to post on the SFWA blog? (I believe it’s paid, even if it’s a reprint from your own blog.)

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