Lauriat by Charles Tan
A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology

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Filipinos and Chinese authors have a rich, vibrant literature when it comes to speculative fiction, the realms of the strange and fantastical. But what about the fiction of the Filipino-Chinese, who draw their roots from the folklore of both cultures? This is what Lauriat attempts to answer. Featuring stories that deal with voyeur ghosts, taboo lovers, a town that cannot sleep, the Chinese zodiac, and an exile that finally comes home, Lauriat covers a diverse selection of narratives from fresh, Southest Asian voices.

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Published August 1, 2012 by Lethe Press. 234 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two standouts are Crystal Koo’s amusing and surprising “The Perpetual Day,” wherein a worldwide pandemic curses people to eternal wakefulness, and Fidelis Tan’s “The Stranger at My Grandmother’s Wake,” about a dying elderly woman who waits for an unlikely friend.

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A science fiction blog featuring science fiction book reviews and with frequent ramblings on fantasy, computers and the web.

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And my stuff is certainly bizarre – I love to surprise the reader from story to story, with something gently funny in one story bleeding into something more disturbing in the next.

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What you pointed out are good points (and in fact I missed some of them) but I also like to think that I carefully choose my words (as the review itself is already sparse).Note that my exact statement was "some deaths seem arbitrary".Also, despite the metaphorical context in which you have pointe...

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