Where the Stars Rise

Where the Stars Rise : Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Recommended by American Library Association (Booklist), Library Journal, and Locus (Gardner Dozois)

2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winner (Speculative Fiction Book of the Year)

2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Finalist (Best Anthology/Related Work)

One story nominated--2018 World Fantasy Award Best Short Story Finalist

One story selected for The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3 (ed. by Neil Clarke)

ALL EMOTIONS ARE UNIVERSAL. WE LIVE, WE DREAM, WE STRIVE, WE DIE . . .

Follow twenty-three science fiction and fantasy authors on their journeys through Asia and beyond. Stories that explore magic and science. Stories about love, revenge, and choices. Stories that challenge ideas about race, belonging, and politics. Stories about where we come from and where we are going. Each wrestling between ghostly pasts and uncertain future. Each trying to find a voice in history.

Orphans and drug-smuggling in deep space. Mechanical arms in steampunk Vancouver. Djinns and espionage in futuristic Istanbul. Humanoid robot in steamy Kerala. Monsters in the jungles of Cebu. Historic time travel in Gyeongbok Palace. A rocket launch in post-apocalyptic Tokyo. A drunken ghost in Song Dynasty China. A displaced refugee skating on an ice planet. And much more.

Embrace them as you take on their journeys. And don't look back . . .

AUTHORS: Anne Carly Abad, Deepak Bharathan, Joyce Chng, Miki Dare, S.B. Divya, Pamela Q. Fernandes, Calvin D. Jim, Minsoo Kang, Fonda Lee, Gabriela Lee, Karin Lowachee, Rati Mehrotra, E.C. Myers, Tony Pi, Angela Yuriko Smith, Priya Sridhar, Amanda Sun, Naru Dames Sundar, Jeremy Szal, Regina Kanyu Wang (translated by Shaoyan Hu), Diana Xin, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Ruhan Zhao.

Introduction by Elsie Chapman

Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak

Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.

Praise for WHERE THE STARS RISE

"This collection is essential for anyone interested in the diverse and engaging possibilities of fantasy and science fiction." --Booklist (American Library Association)

"This fascinating collection addresses issues of immigration, dual cultures, and ethnic issues through genre devices such as ghosts, steampunk robots, and planetary exploration. SF readers looking to discover new voices will enjoy this volume that reflects the eclecticism of Asian culture." --Library Journal

"There's a lot of good reading to be found in Where the Stars Rise." --Locus (Gardner Dozois)

"Majority of the stories being either good or very good page-turners." --Tangent

"A wealth of stories running the gamut from poignant to mindblowing, rewarding journeys both faraway and familiar."--Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of Dominion of the Fallen saga

"Where the Stars Rise is a hell of a lot of fun. Great writers, magnificent storytelling, and worlds I wanted to spend a lot more time in--no matter how dangerous they were." --Rob Boffard, author of the Outer Earth series
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 517g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0993969658
  • 9780993969652
  • 608,850

Review quote

"This collection is essential for anyone interested in the diverse and engaging possibilities of fantasy and science fiction." --Booklist

"This fascinating collection addresses issues of immigration, dual cultures, and ethnic issues through genre devices such as ghosts, steampunk robots, and planetary exploration. SF readers looking to discover new voices will enjoy this volume that reflects the eclecticism of Asian culture." --Library Journal

"There's a lot of good reading to be found in Where the Stars Rise." --Locus (Gardner Dozois)

"Majority of the stories being either good or very good page-turners." --Tangent

"Where the Stars Rise is a wonderfully diverse collection of Asian science fiction and fantasy that deserves to be on the shelves of anyone serious about being well-read in the genre. Like all good anthologies, there's something here for almost anyone, while at the same time the collection has a distinctive character that's all its own." --SF Bluestocking

"A wealth of stories running the gamut from poignant to mindblowing, rewarding journeys both faraway and familiar." --Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen saga

"Where the Stars Rise is a hell of a lot of fun. Great writers, magnificent storytelling, and worlds I wanted to spend a lot more time in--no matter how dangerous they were. I had a blast reading it." --Rob Boffard, author of the Outer Earth series (Tracer, Zero-G, Impact)

Awards and Honorable Mentions

2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winner (Best Speculative Fiction)

2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Finalist (Best Anthology/Related Work)

One story nominated -- 2018 World Fantasy Awards Best Short Story Finalist

One story selected for The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3(ed. by Neil Clarke)

Four stories on ***Tangent***Recommended Reading List 2017

Two stories -- 2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Short Fiction Finalists

One story nominated -- 2018 The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic -- Short Story category Shortlist

Anthologies in this series (Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Where the Stars Rise, Shades Within Us) have been recommended by Publishers Weekly, Booklist (American Library Association), Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Locus, Foreword Reviews, and Quill & Quire.
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