Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction

Fish Eats Lion collects the simplest unique speculative fiction from Singapore - myth, technological know-how fiction, and the locations in among - all anchored with creative ways to the Lion urban. those twenty-two tales, from rising writers publishing their first paintings to winners of the Singapore Literature Prize and the Cultural Medallion, discover the elemental singularity of the island kingdom in a clean number of voices and views. This anthology is a party of the colourful artistic strength underlying Singapore's artistic prose stylists, the place what's thought of general and what's unusual are mixed in tremendous new methods.

[Note: This book variation doesn't contain Stephanie Ye's "The tale of the Kiss", simply to be had within the print edition.]

"Lundberg combines accessibility with a uniquely Singaporean taste in his choices. SF readers trying to extend their horizons will take pleasure in vacationing new worlds from an unaccustomed element of view." - Publishers Weekly

"I doubt I’ll learn a extra attractive assortment this 12 months. [...] There’s a wealthy optimism to be stumbled on right here that speaks of lesser-known spec-fic writers emerging to a problem, and that problem being greater than thoroughly met." - Pete younger, large Sky

"Entertaining during this post-colonial period, it tricks at how storytellers can turn into mythmakers, with the facility to alter the world." - Akshita Nanda, The Straits occasions

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Little black flies swarmed around the fruit. Sam stretched out one arm and grabbed a banana, and the monster trembled. He pulled but the banana wouldn’t break loose. He glanced down and around at the townsfolk. Everyone was silent, watching him, waiting, he thought, for him to make a mistake and fall. Crazy Sam Briggs. “Okay,” he said. ” He jerked at the banana, once, twice, and it came away in his hand. She groaned. Where the banana had been attached, bright red blood gathered and fell in slow drops to the dusty street below.

He let them bunch up at the door behind him, then stepped aside and switched on the light to reveal a lavishly appointed dinner table. The walls of the dining room had been papered white with a faint red rose pattern. A picture Stuart had first mistaken for a big photograph mimicked a window on one wall. When he looked a little closer he saw it was a painting. Not a very good painting. He doubted even a very good painting would have chased away the overwhelming sense of being underground. It had something to do with the way light and sound behaved, something about the earthy smell of the air.

There’s still time for negotiation, Jessica,” I said. ” Jessica was doing what the nanopeople thought was Mom’s voice. I wasn’t fooled. Mom never whined. Not the old Mom anyway. At least we had the nanopeople’s attention these days. At first, Jessica had not bothered to even acknowledge our existence. Then we started pushing Mom into water over her head, and Jessica decided to talk to us. I tied the big rubber bands to Mom’s boots. “The word is bungee, Jessica,” Ada said. My sister was becoming one scary chick, I thought, what with her horse tattoo and western hat and the ever-present toothpick in the corner of her mouth.

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