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.

May 2022

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authors featured in the Big Sky Library


Recent activity...  since 1 April 2022

Bibliographies added:   [ See earlier additions... ]

April 2022

Debashis Bandyopadhyay  |  Eric Choi  |  Ahn Do-hyun  |  Priya Sarukkai Chabria  |  Steven Cooper  |  Robert A. Heinlein  |

Angela Mi Young Hur  |  Lavanya Lakshminarayan  |  Tom Lin  |  Karan Mahajan  |  J. Pal  |  Y. M. Pang  |  Darcy Tamayose  |  

Vauhini Vara  |  Eliza Victoria

May 2022

Chelsea Abdullah  |  Uri Dan  |  Erin Hoffman  |  Tabish Khair  |  Peter Mann  |  Alex Shvartsman

Asia-specific anthologies added:   [ See earlier additions... ]

April 2022

Avatar अवतार: Indian Science Fiction / Fantascienza Indiana  |  Kalicalypse: Subcontinental Science Fiction  |

New Voices in Chinese Science Fiction  |  Ruin and Resolve: Pinoy SF for Charity

May 2022

Fantasy from Asia and the Asian Diaspora: A Tordotcom Novella Sampler

General anthologies added:   [ See earlier additions... ]

April 2022

Stranded: Lone Survivor Desert Island Horror Stories

May 2022

The 1985 Annual World's Best SF  |  The 1986 Annual World's Best SF  |  The 1987 Annual World's Best SF  |

The 1989 Annual World's Best SF  |  The Best of World SF, Volume 1  |  The Best of World SF, Volume 2   |

World Science Fiction #2: Reloading the Future

Non-fiction added:   [ See earlier additions... ]

April 2022

An Annotated Bibliography for Isaac Asimov  |  Locating the Anglo-Indian Self in Ruskin Bond

May 2022

The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts from Elsewhere

Reviews added:   [ See a complete list of reviews... ]

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

April 2022

May 2022

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction #13

Currently reading and listening to...


Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky

Monday Starts on Saturday




ISBN 978-1-4732-0221-4

B-format paperback, xi+243 pages

Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield

Saad Z. Hossain

Escape from Baghdad!



Scribd Audio

ISBN 978-1-0944-1182-8


Narrated by Elias Khalil


Rose Lemberg, ed.

An Alphabet of Embers



Stone Bird Press

ISBN 979-0-9973814-0-5


Yoko Ogawa

The Memory Police



Pantheon Books

ISBN 978-1-101-87060-0

Hardcover, 274 pages

Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder


Forthcoming new publications and translations...


Shweta Khilnani, Ritwick Bhattacharjee, eds.

Science Fiction in India

30 May 2022

Non-fiction anthology

Bloomsbury Academic India

ISBN 978-9-35435-338-3

Hardcover, 320 pages


Zoe Hana Mikuta


'Gearbreakers' series, #2

28 June 2022


Feiwel & Friends

ISBN 978-1-2502-6952-2

Hardcover, 416 pages


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Samit Basu

The City Inside

7 June 2022



ISBN 978-1-250-82748-7

Hardcover, 256 pages


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Dem Mikhailov

Nullform #5

31 May 2022


Magic Dome Books and 1C-Publishing

Unknown ISBN



Kathrina Mohd Daud

The Witch Doctor’s Daughter

1 June 2022


Epigram Books

ISBN 978-981-49843-1-7

Trade paperback, 208 pages


Alex Shvartsman

The Middling Affliction

'The Conradverse Chronicles', #1

31 May 2022


Caezik SF & Fantasy

ISBN 978-1-64710-054-4

Trade paperback, 240 pages


Tabish Khair

The Body by the Shore

31 May 2022


Interlink Books

ISBN 978-1-62371-846-6

Trade paperback, 280 pages


Meng Jin

Self-Portrait with Ghost

5 July 2022


Mariner Books

ISBN 978-0-0631-6071-2

Hardcover, 224 pages


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Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Tarun

K. Saint, Francesco Verso

Kalicalypse: Subcontinental Science Fiction

June 2022


Future Fiction



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




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