The landmark anthology Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction collected the best original speculative fiction written in Singapore in or around 2012. It was the first local anthology that treated the literature of the fantastic as bona fide literary work, instead of simply just genre. Edited by Jason Erik Lundberg, this book included stories by Ng Yi-Sheng, Neon Yang, Daryl Yam and Shelly Bryant, who would all become leading lights in the APAC Spec Fic sphere, as well as works by mainstream fictionists who were not generally known for fantastical writing such as Grace Chia, Dave Chua, Noelle de Jesus, Isa Kamari, and Cyril Wong.
It’s been ten years since the original FEL and Jason has commissioned a follow-up anthology. I am very happy to be part of both books but it’s also a bit of a shock to realize that I’ve been getting published for so long. In my mind I am still a new writer struggling to get stories written and published (when I am not doing my day-job or house work, that is).
Congratulations to our evergreen editor Jason Erik Lundberg and to everyone on the new antho’s TOC. I can’t wait to read these new stories!
- Stay in the Sun | Meihan Boey
- L’Appel Du Vide | Victor Fernando R. Ocampo
- Tiger Girls | Felicia Low-Jimenez
- Insert Credit to Continue | Stuart Danker
- Longkang at the End of the World | Kimberly Lium
- Down Into the Waters | Wayne Rée
- Road Trip | Izzy Liyana Harris
- Blood Double | Sithuraj Ponraj
- Blue | Cyril Wong
- Wife, Skin, Keeper, Slick | Wen-yi Lee
- 315 | Daryl Qilin Yam
- Asha Hanar’s Dowry | Nuraliah Norasid
- Multiversal Adapter | Suffian Hakim
- The Dog Frontier | Inez Tan
- Sejarah | Ng Yi-Sheng
More info here.