the big sky library of asian speculative fiction

Recent acquisitions...                                ...latest at the top

Alexander Grin

Upon a Cloudy Shore, year unknown

Alexander Beliaev

The Shipwreck Island, 1927

S. P. Somtow

Inquestor Tales: Despatches from the High Inquest #4, 2020

D. A. Xiaolin Spires

Einstein Ring: A Flash Fiction Story, 2017

Lavie Tidhar, ed.

The Apex Book of World SF 3, 2014

Mingwei Song, Theodore Huters, eds.

The Reincarnated Giant, 2018

Kobo Abe

The Ruined Map, 1969

Isaac Asimov

The Stars, Like Dust, 1951

Charles Partington, ed.

Something Else #3, 1984

Elif Shafak

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, 2019

Edward Lipsett, ed.

Speculative Japan 3, 2012

Speculative Japan 4, 2018


The Redemption of Time, 2011

Masatsugu Ono

Lion Cross Point, 2013

Sax Rohmer

The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu, 1913

The Hand of Fu-Manchu, 1917

The Mask of Fu-Manchu, 1932

The Bride of Fu-Manchu, 1933

The Drums of Fu-Manchu, 1939

Emperor Fu-Manchu, 1959

Ghassan Zaqtan

Where the Bird Disappeared, 2015

Cixin Liu

Supernova Era, 2004

Yoshiki Tanaka

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Sunset, 1987

Peter Tieryas

Mecha Samurai Empire, 2018

Etgar Keret

The Bus Driver Who Would Be God and Other Stories, 2004

Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the Coffee Gets Cold, 2015

Garry Kilworth

Memories of the Flying Ball Bike Shop, 1992

Tales from the Fragrant Harbour, 2010

The Great and Not-So-Secret Short Fiction Project... index all magazines, webzines, academic journals and fanzines that feature genre fiction (plus essays and interviews) either from Asian writers or others with interests in Asian speculative fiction.

Added 15 more issues (out of 140, to date) of Science Fiction Studies that feature relevant essays.

Recent activity...

New for April 2020

Reviews added this month:

Alexei N. Tolstoy, Aelita  1923

Yevgeny Zamyatin, We  1921

Currently based in Hua Hin, Thailand, the Big Sky Library is an online library of speculative fiction in English from and about Asia and the Asian diaspora. It is frequently updated with ongoing research as both older and newer publications are added.

It is also a real-world private library that currently holds over 1,500 titles. It is accessible for research and enquiries, and visitors are always welcome.

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