the big sky library of asian speculative fiction

The Big Sky Library is being developed on an ongoing basis as a bibliographic resource for all speculative fiction available in English from and about Asia and the Asian diaspora.

Based in Liverpool, England, the library currently holds well over 1,500 titles. While it functions as a private collection, it is accessible for research purposes and enquiries are always welcome.

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authors featured in the Big Sky Library

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Recent activity...  since 1 May 2022

The Great and Not-So-Secret Short Fiction Project...   [ See earlier additions... ]

...to index all magazines, webzines, fanzines and academic journals that feature genre fiction (plus essays and interviews) either from Asian writers or others with interests in Asian speculative fiction.

May 2022

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction #13

June 2022

Currently reading and listening to...

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Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky

Monday Starts on Saturday

1965

Novel

Gollancz

ISBN 978-1-4732-0221-4

B-format paperback, xi+243 pages

Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield

Genki Kawamura

If Cats Disappeared from the World

2012

Novel

Pan Macmillan Audio

ISBN 978-1-5098-8919-8

Audiobook

Translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland

Narrated by Brian Nishii

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Rose Lemberg, ed.

An Alphabet of Embers

2016

Anthology

Stone Bird Press

ISBN 979-0-9973814-0-5

Digital

Yoko Ogawa

The Memory Police

1994

Novel

Pantheon Books

ISBN 978-1-101-87060-0

Hardcover, 274 pages

Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder

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Forthcoming new publications and translations...

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Zoe Hana Mikuta

Godslayers

'Gearbreakers' series, #2

28 June 2022

Novel

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN 978-1-2502-6952-2

Hardcover, 416 pages

$18.99

>  Pre-order at Apple Books

Meng Jin

Self-Portrait with Ghost

5 July 2022

Collection

Mariner Books

ISBN 978-0-0631-6071-2

Hardcover, 224 pages

$27.99

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Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Tarun

K. Saint, Francesco Verso

Kalicalypse: Subcontinental Science Fiction

June 2022

Anthology

Future Fiction

No ISBN

Digital

Unknown cover price

Aliettte de Bodard

Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances

'Dragons and Blades' series #2

28 June 2022

Short fiction chapbook

‎JABberwocky Literary Agency

No ISBN

Digital

£3.99

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K-Ming Chang

Gods of Want: Stories

12 July 2022

Collection

One World

ISBN 978-0-5932-4158-5

Hardcover, 224 pages

$27.00

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Gina Chen

Violet Made of Thorns

26 July 2022

Novel

Delacorte Press

ISBN 978-0-5934-2753-8

Hardcover, 368 pages

$18.99

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Sunyi Dean

The Book Eaters

9 August 2022

Novel

Tor

ISBN 978-1-2508-1018-2

Hardcover, 304 pages

$26.99

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Vince A. Liaguno, Rena Mason, eds.

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology

19 July 2022

Anthology

Mariner Books

ISBN 978-0-35865-889-4

Trade paperback

Unknown cover price

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R. F. Kuang

Babel, or the Necessity of Violence

23 August 2022

Novel

HarperVoyager

ISBN 978-0-0630-2142-6

Hardcover

$27.99

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Saara El-Arifi

The Final Strife

'The Final Strife' series #1

23 June 2022

Novel

HarperVoyager

ISBN 9978-0-00-845040-3

Hardcover, 495 pages

£16.99

>  Pre-order at Apple Books