LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction – Issue #9
This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia.
Inside these pages, you’ll find treachery and exploitation in colonial Indochina by Aliette de Bodard; the rediscovery of statuary gods by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo; communicable scarification during Lunar New Year by Philip Holden; volcanic dragons in post-apocalyptic Indonesia by Sean Jones; a simian revolution in Brunei by KH Lim; and speculative poetry by Mariel Annarose Nicole Alonzo, Melvin Chen, Russ Hoe, DA Xiaolin Spires, Inez Tan and Lakan Umali.
Also included is a special supplement: the continuing seralisation of Dean Francis Alfar’s brilliant novel Salamanca, winner of the Palanca Award Grand Prize for the Novel and the Gintong Aklat Award for Literature.
LONTAR is the world’s only biannual literary journal focusing on Southeast Asian speculative fiction.
About the Author:
Jason Erik Lundberg (founding editor) is the fiction editor at Epigram Books. He was born in New York, grew up in North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author and anthologist of over twenty books, including the collections Strange Mammals (2013) and Red Dot Irreal (2011), and the Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series; he is also the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, editor of Fish Eats Lion (2012), and co-editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004).
Size: 215mm x 165mm
Published: October 2017
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