LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction – Issue #6
- About the Editors
This sixth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos.
Inside these pages, you’ll find:
- the high cost of cheap footwear by celebrated novelist and translator Ken Liu;
- the consequence of domesticating mythical beasts by rising star Eka Kurniawan (translated by Asymptote’s Indonesia Editor-at-Large, Tiffany Tsao);
- a mind-bending familial space opera by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo;
- the connection between a talented girl and the toys she brings to life by JY Yang;
- a break-up that descends into artistic oblivion by Jennifer Anne Champion;
- an academic examination into the legend of Bukit Merah by award-winner Ng Yi-Sheng;
- a comic on the consuming danger of the manananggal by Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo;
- and speculative poetry from Jonel Abellanosa, Ang Si Min, Russ Hoe, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Christina Sng, Sokunthary Svay, Krishna Udayasankar, Brendan Walsh and Marco Yan.
LONTAR is the world’s only biannual literary journal focusing on Southeast Asian speculative fiction. Our contributors have won major literary awards in Singapore, USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.
Jason Erik Lundberg, founding editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author of a dozen books, including the collection Strange Mammals (2013) and the Bo Bo and Cha Cha children’s picture book series; he is also the series editor of the Best New Singaporean Short Stories anthology series, editor of Fish Eats Lion (2012, 2014), and co-editor of A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) and Scattered, Covered, Smothered (2004).
Kristine Ong Muslim, poetry editor, is the author of nine books, including the short story collections Age of Blight (Unnamed Press, 2016), Butterfly Dream (Snuggly Books, 2016), and The Drone Outside (Eibonvale Press, 2017), as well as the poetry collections Lifeboat (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2015), Meditations of a Beast (Cornerstone Press, 2016), and Black Arcadia (University of the Philippines Press, 2017).
Adan Jimenez, comics editor, became an immigrant himself when he moved to Singapore after graduating from New York University with a Literature degree. He previously co-wrote a children’s book, Twisted Journeys #22: Hero City. He loves comics, LEGO®, books, movies, games (analog and video), Doctor Who and sandwiches, and one day hopes to own a store that sells all these things.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 128
Year Published: 2016
Size: 215mm x 165mm