the big sky library of asian speculative fiction

October 2021

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authors featured in the Big Sky Library

Forthcoming new publications and translations...

Recent activity...  since 1 September 2021

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.

September 2021

Added issue #3 of the Indian magazine State of Matter that features poetry.

Added issue #143 of the US fanzine Lofgeornost that features an essay.

Added issue #6 of the US fanzine Portable Storage that features essays.

October 2021

Added issue #1 of the Bulgarian magazine Orphia that features fiction, essays and an interview.

Added 6 issues of the Ukrainian fanzine Chernobylization that feature essays and reviews.

Current reading / audiobooks...

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Elizabeth Tan, Jon Gresham, eds.

In This Desert, There Were Seeds

2019

Anthology

Ethos Books / Margaret River Press

ISBN 978-0-6484850-9-4

Digital

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Zeyn Joukhadar

The Thirty Names of Night

2020

Novel

Atria Books

ISBN 978-1-9821-2149-5

Hardcover, 291 pages

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.

Tarun K. Saint, ed.

New Horizons: The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction

2021

Anthology

Gollancz

ISBN 978-1-952086-06-9

B-format paperback, xli+375 pages

Various translators

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

S. Qiouyi Lu

In the Watchful City

2021

Short fiction chapbook

Tordotcom

ISBN 978-1-250-79298-3

Paperback, 192 pages

Ken Liu

The Veiled Throne

'The Dandelion Dynasty' series #3

2 November 2021

Novel

Saga Press

ISBN 978-1-4814-2433-2

Hardcover, 1,008 pages

$29.99

Ziaul Moid Khan

The Mysterious Killer of Cats

30 October 2021

Short fiction chapbook

Black Hare Press

No ISBN

Digital

$0.99

Rachel S. Cordasco

Out of This World: Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to

the New Millennium

1 December 2021

Non-fiction

University of Illinois Press

ISBN 978-0-252-04398-7

Hardcover, 328 pages

$60.00

Chen Qiufan

Waste Tide

2013

Novel

W. F. Howes Audio

ISBN 9781-7895-4889-1

Audiobook

Translated from the Chinese by Ken Liu

Narrated by Ewan Chung

Renée Ahdieh

The Righteous

'The Beautiful' series, #3

7 December 2021

Novel

G. P. Putnam’s Sons

ISBN 978-1-9848-1261-2

Hardcover, 456 pages

$19.99

Tao Wong

The Guild’s Demands

'Adventures on Brad' series, #7

26 December 2021

Novel

Starlit Publishing

No ISBN

Digital

$3.99

Van Hoang

Girl Giant and the Jade War

'Girl Giant' series, #2

7 December 2021

Novel

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN 978-1-250-24043-9

Hardcover, 320 pages

$17.99

Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Happy Stories, Mostly

2 December 2021

Collection

Tilted Axis Press

ISBN 978-1-9112-8461-1

B-format paperback

Unknown cover price

Translated from the Indonesian by Tiffany Tsao

S. J. Sindu

Blue Skinned Gods

2 November 2021

Novel

Soho Press

ISBN 978-1-64129-242-9

Hardcover, 336 pages

$26.00

Xueting Christine Ni

Sinopticon: A Celebration of Chinese Science Fiction

9 November 2021

Anthology

Solaris

ISBN 978-1-78108-852-4

Trade paperback, 448 pages

$14.99

Natasha Ngan

Girls of Fate and Fury

'Girls of Paper and Fire' series, #3

23 November 2021

Novel

Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 978-1-5293-4264-2

Hardcover, 448 pages

£16.99

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