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Most Excellent and Lamentable (Preorder)


SKU: 9789814845489

Currently taking preorders for this title, orders for this book is expected to be fulfilled by early November 2019.

Jason Erik Lundberg

Unearthly stargirls exist side by side with snake goddesses, talking wombats, posthuman immortals and a wise fish.

Enter the mind of Jason Erik Lundberg, hailed by The Guardian for having “the enviable talent of achieving emotionally resonant effects within just a few pages”.

Here, Lundberg remixes the idea of the fiction collection by presenting fourteen stories in a fresh context. Most Excellent and Lamentable includes the author’s preferred texts of “The Stargirl and the Potter” and “Ikan Berbudi (Wise Fish)”, as well as “Slowly Slowly Slowly”, a new novelette exclusive to this book.

About the Author
Jason Erik Lundberg is the author and anthologist of over twenty books, including Diary of One Who Disappeared (2019), Carol the Coral (2016), Embracing the Strange (2013), Strange Mammals (2013), Fish Eats Lion (2012), The Alchemy of Happiness (2012), Red Dot Irreal (2011), the six-book Bo Bo and Cha Cha children’s picture book series (2012–2015), and the biennial Best New Singaporean Short Stories anthology series (est. 2013). He is also the founding editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction (2012–2018). His writing has been anthologised widely, shortlisted for multiple awards, and honourably mentioned twice in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

“Lundberg has the enviable talent of achieving emotionally resonant effects within just a few pages.”
The Guardian

“Lundberg explores the randomness of magical occurrences and how a life without magic can be just as deadening as it is safe.”
The Green Man Review

“Jason Erik Lundberg’s stories, launched from the real world on a trajectory to the surreal, fuse the idle daydream with the desperate heart. You should read them.”
—John Kessel, author of Pride and Prometheus

“What is deemed ‘strange’ becomes movingly conjoined with the familiar and the universal.”
—Cyril Wong, author of Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me

“Lundberg’s writing is that of an Old Soul who views the world through Young Eyes; his work is jamais vu of the highest order: these stories are memories encountered for the first time, but never to be forgotten once they’ve been experienced.”
—James A. Owen, author and illustrator of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica

ISBN: 9789814845489
Format: Paperback
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Pages: 192pp 

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