Fish Eats Lion

Fish Eats Lion Fish Eats Lion collects the best original speculative fiction being written in Singapore today a home grown anthology featuring a refreshing variety of voices and perspectives Here are tales that are

  • Title: Fish Eats Lion
  • Author: Jason Erik Lundberg Carrick Ang Ivan Ang Shelly Bryant Andrew Cheah Dave Chua Marc de Faoite Noelle de Jesus
  • ISBN: 9789810731939
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fish Eats Lion collects the best original speculative fiction being written in Singapore today, a home grown anthology featuring a refreshing variety of voices and perspectives Here are tales that are recognizably science fiction and fantasy, and others that blend genres and tropes, including absurdism, police procedural, fairy tales, steampunk, pre and post apocalypse,Fish Eats Lion collects the best original speculative fiction being written in Singapore today, a home grown anthology featuring a refreshing variety of voices and perspectives Here are tales that are recognizably science fiction and fantasy, and others that blend genres and tropes, including absurdism, police procedural, fairy tales, steampunk, pre and post apocalypse, political satire, and alien first contact These twenty two stories from emerging writers publishing their first work to winners of the Singapore Literature Prize and the Cultural Medallion explore the fundamental singularity of the Lion City.This book is a celebration of the vibrant creative power underlying Singapore s inventive prose stylists, where what is considered normal and what is strange are blended in fantastic new ways.

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    2 thoughts on “Fish Eats Lion

    1. Jason Erik Lundberg Carrick Ang Ivan Ang Shelly Bryant Andrew Cheah Dave Chua Marc de Faoite Noelle de Jesus says:

      Jason Erik Lundberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived in Singapore since 2007 He is the author of books for adults including Red Dot Irreal 2011 , The Alchemy of Happiness 2012 , Strange Mammals 2013 and Embracing the Strange 2013 books for children the six book Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series 2012 2015 and Carol the Coral 2016 and than a hundred short stories, articles, and book reviews His writing has seen publication in venues such as M noa, the Raleigh News Observer, Farrago s Wainscot, Hot Metal Bridge, Strange Horizons, Subterranean Magazine, The Third Alternative, Electric Velocipede, and many other places and has been shortlisted for the SLF Fountain Award, Brenda L Smart Award for Short Fiction, SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award and POPULAR Readers Choice Award, and honourably mentioned twice in The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror.Lundberg has been the fiction editor at Epigram Books since 2012 where the books he s edited have been shortlisted for and won the Singapore Literature Prize and Singapore Book Awards, and made multiple year s best lists in The Straits Times, The Business Times, Singapore Poetry, etc , and has served as a prose mentor with Singapore s Creative Arts Programme and Ceriph Mentorship Programme In addition, he is the founding editor of LONTAR The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction est 2012 , series editor for the biennial Best New Singaporean Short Stories anthology series 2013 2017 , editor of Fish Eats Lion 2012 , and co editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany 2008 and Scattered, Covered, Smothered 2004 From 2005 2008, he facilitated an occasional podcast called Lies and Little Deaths A Virtual Anthology.A 2002 graduate of the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop, Lundberg also holds a Master s degree in creative writing from North Carolina State University He is an active member in PEN America, the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators he is also a Buddhist lay practitioner in the Mahayana tradition, having formally taken Refuge in 2008 and received his refuge name Thubten Jangchub, which means Enlightened Mind of the Buddha Way from Venerable Thubten Chodron.He recently completed a novella, The Diary of One Who Disappeared recipient of a 2013 Creation Grant from Singapore s National Arts Council , and a full length novel, A Fickle and Restless Weapon.

    2. I first travelled to Singapore when I was just 8, and have been there half a dozen times since. It's a place with a unique mix of cultures and history, and the stories in Lion Eats Fish capture this well. Last Time Kopitiam by Marc de Foite, the tale of a trader sent to Singapore who is "quite adept at handling futures and derivatives", captures historical and modern Singapore well. There are a number of “flower punk” stories—think steampunk but with a healthy dose of botany, and I really [...]

    3. In writing this review, I was considering the ways these 22 stories were conceived and executed. Broadly speaking, I identified three approaches. (Naturally there are some that resist easy categorization.)The stories I first recognized as forming a potential group (8 of 22) were marked by a sense of melancholia. Stories like Ben Slater's 'Punggol' or Justin Ker's '010011010100010101001101010011110101001001011001' focused on some feeling-turned-obsession, and combined this with a sense of place. [...]

    4. To be frank, the majority of stories in this eclectic collection of 20+ pieces I found to be so so. A few were more to my taste, which are the less whimsical and more realistic ones. Or ones where the story seemed to be going somewhere and had an ending. Many others were a tad too artistic and abstract for my liking, the imaginative musings of their characters taking surreal turns and then abruptly terminating with no seeming conclusion. Inevitably there were quite a few that turned to the super [...]

    5. This anthology promises much but fails to deliver. Some stories, such as Marc de Faoite's 'Last Time KopiTiam', evoke Singapore but fail to make it tangible for the reader. The other stories mistake thinly-sketched spec-fic ideas for decent plot and nuance.Nice cover art by the way.

    6. A mixed bag of speculative short stories, but mostly good stuff. The stories by The Centipede Collective and Dave Chua are the clear winners.

    7. Admittedly Fish Eats Lion is one of my first few dips into local literature, and it doesn't disappoint! I picked it up and read it under the eyes of an aspiring speculative fiction writer looking out for how writers merge our cultural nuances with sci fi/ fantasy tropes. There were some stories that felt a little too heavy handed with the shoe horning of cultural colloqualisms, but they were offset by other stories written with great fludity, and embraced our local flavours under a really unique [...]

    8. This collection of Singaporean speculative fiction was a a bit of a mixed bag. A few of the stories were really great, well realized explorations of the unknown set against the backdrop of Singapore. Some of them were disappointing and dull. Perhaps most frustrating of all, some of them seemed to be non-speculative fiction that had been altered at the last minute to jam in a speculative element, seeming to be more afterthought than anything. Nevertheless the best stories were a delight. Overall [...]

    9. I wish there were more anthologies like this in Singapore; speculative fiction practically does not exist in the country. This is a great and productive start; Singaporeans need to dream more and exploit their dreams for their fiction like what these authors here have done. A rich, confounding, exciting and surrealistic read.

    10. "Punggol" by Ben Slater captured my heart. And the book opened my eyes to the world of Sci-Fi. Never was a fan, but I think I am slowly changing my mindset on it now.

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