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Stories About Stories is a series where authors bring you behind the scenes and reveal what goes into the creation of a book. 

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The 10th and final (sob) issue of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction is out now and it's a bumper issue featuring more than 25 short stories, poems and artwork from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam.

"There is some really great stuff being produced in this part of the world and I thought people needed to know about them," says editor Jason Erik Lundberg, adding that several contributors of the series have won some of the highest literary awards out there, including the Singapore Literature Prize, the Eisner Award, the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award. 

These include Victor Fernando R. Ocampo ("To See Infinity Inside the Pages of a Book"), Vida Cruz ("Song of the Mango"), Cyril Wong ("The Bodhisattva Makes Her Case"), Judith Huang ("Ants", "A Different Story"), Drewscape ("Rewire") and many more. 

"These are writers who at the top of their craft," Jason adds. "And because it's the last issue, it's a double-sized issue because we wanted to go out with a bang."

Check out the book: http://bit.ly/2KjzrWH

Here, Jason talks to 938Now's Eugene Loh about what a long, strange trip it's been putting this series together.  

 

June 29, 2018 by Accounts Team EB