Kallang Basin Adagio
Longlisted for the 2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize
Khor Kuan Liang
A tribe of nomads journeys through a post-apocalyptic Singapore devastated by environmental collapse, for the promised land of the Kallang Basin. While searching for shelter, they rescue a starving young boy and his musically-inclined android, who upend the tribe’s dynamic. When machines become symbols of our aspiration and extensions of our will, what role do they serve when we fight to survive? A testament to the strength and endurance of the human spirit.
“A human saga against the backdrop of a terrifying, and yet possible, post-human future, marked by the beautiful notes of heartrending music.”
—Nuraliah Norasid, award-winning author of The Gatekeeper
“A welcome addition to the growing body of Singaporean science fiction. Its stark story of survival shines through its bleak setting.”
—Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, author of The Infinite Library and Other Stories
About the Author
Khor Kuan Liang is an English Literature graduate of the National University of Singapore, and currently works as a primary school teacher. He has been published in Reader’s Digest Asia and at Inconvenient Questions, a sociopolitical site about issues in Singapore and the region. Kallang Basin Adagio is his first novel.
Size: 152 x 225mm
Published: August 2018