Where the Stars Rise
Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction)
Recommended by Booklist (American Library Association), Library Journal, and Locus (Gardner Dozois)
Take a journey through Asia and beyond with twenty-three original thought-provoking and moving stories about identities, belonging, and choices--stories about where we come from and where we are going.
ALL EMOTIONS ARE UNIVERSAL. WE LIVE, WE DREAM, WE STRIVE, WE DIE...
Stories that explore magic and science. Stories about love, revenge, and choices. Stories that challenge ideas about race, belonging, and politics. 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
"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. I had a blast reading it." --Rob Boffard, author of the Outer Earth series
Awards and Honorable Mentions
2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award Winner (Speculative Fiction of the Year)
2018 (Canadian SF&F) Aurora Award Finalist (Best Related Work/Anthology)
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)
Laksa Media Groups Inc., 9781988140049, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2017