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Spirits Abroad: 15 short stories of Malaysian fantasy

Zen Cho’s Spirits Abroad Malaysian and Malaysian-diaspora fantasy shorts collection brings extremely intimate and personal concepts into the sphere of fantasy fiction–like unexpected difficulty in schoolwork or performing arts after being at the top of your class, or blooming into your suppressed … Continue reading

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Happy Purim/Chag Purim Sameach/A Freyliche Purim!

This week Rivka carries her special hamantasch shield in honor of Purim! I hope each and every one of you have a happy. Here’s the art credit. (Yes, the dragon’s probably going to eat the shield. Y’all know he has … Continue reading

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Tropical afternoon rainstorms are a great excuse to cuddle!

Characters from The Second Mango drawn by arinjaeger on commission. The f/f is canon! Sequel Climbing the Date Palm coming July 2. Other formats: Nook | iTunes | Paperback From left to right: Queen Shulamit, then her girlfriend Chef Aviva, her bodyguard Rivka, and…. well, an albino Burmese python that’s more than what it … Continue reading

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I will never get tired of durian humor

Perach’s prosperity comes from tropical agriculture. Here, Queen Shulamit shows the other characters from The Second Mango… …an incredibly stinky fruit called durian. Often called the king of fruit, it tastes  good–well, maybe–but smells so bad that there are signs … Continue reading

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Show and tell

Rivka showing Queen Shulamit the inscription on her sword, which used to be Isaac’s spare. Shulamit, ever the intellectual, carefully studies the foreign text trying to make out the words for herself. Artwork by Rebecca Schauer. Keep it for now. … Continue reading

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