Thursday, May 1, 2008

Carl Brandon Society's Asian and Pacific Islander blog carnival





Welcome to the Carl Brandon Society's Asian and Pacific Islander
specfic blog carnival. This carnival is presented as an end-of-the-
month celebration of API contributions to the speculative fiction
genres.

The CARL BRANDON SOCIETY also recommended the following
speculative fiction books for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage
Month:

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
A collection of stories from one of American speculative fiction's
most precise and beautiful writers.

Atomik Aztek by Sesshu Foster
An Aztec prince or a Los Angeles meatpacker? The protagonist travels
back and forth between two alternative realities, never sure which is
real.

Hopeful Monsters by Hiromi Goto
Wonderful stories by the author of The Kappa Child.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
In a dystopian England, three children discover that they are clones
produced to provide organs to the sick.

Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
Science fiction set in a dystopian near future in which corporate
enclaves house lucky employees, leaving most of humanity to deal with
increasingly strange ecological developments.

The Poet's Journey by Amirthi Mohanraj (illustrated by
Kat Beyer)
A young poet sets out into the wide world on a journey to find
poetry; with the help of a few magical creatures, she finds more than
she ever expected.

Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki
Murakami
Mad experiments with the unleashed potential of the dreaming brain.

Of Love and Other Monsters by Vandana Singh
The main character wakes up from a fire and doesn't know who he is,
but can sense and manipulate the minds of others. He is not alone in
this ability. Singh takes us on a metamind ride.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan
A wordless graphic novel about immigration and displacement.

On the Other Side of the Eye by Bryan Thao Worra
Speculative poems that take us from the secret wars of the CIA in
Laos to the secret edges of the human soul and the universe.




Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month




Carole McDonnell presents href="http://darkparables.blogspot.com/2008/05/bryan-thao-
worra-laotian-american.html">Bryan Thao Worra: Laotian-American Speculative Fiction Writer posted at >Dark Parables - Reviews from a Christian Sister.




Claire Light presentshref="http://clairelight.typepad.com/seelight/2008/05/starship
-haiku.html">Starship & Haiku posted at SeeLight.

Gene van Troyer presents href="http://indiascifiarvind.blogspot.com/2008/05/proceedings
-of-eighth-national.html">Proceedings of `Eighth national conference for science fictionwriters ' posted at >Science Fiction in India.

speculative fiction


Gene van Troyer presents Philippine Speculative Fiction » 2007 Philippine Speculative Fiction Lists posted at href="http://specfic.philsites.net">Philippine Speculative Fiction, saying, "Excerpt: "Sorry, the Philippines has neither the Hugos nor the Nebulas (or even the Stoker) so instead, four SF&F fans posts their lists of favorite local speculative fiction short stories that was published in the previous year ... From the usual suspects (Philippine Speculative Fiction, Philippine Genre Stories and Story Philippines), 2007 saw new doors open which included a lifestyle magazine (Rogue) and off-shore e-zines which published Filipino Authors (Town Drunk, Serendipity and Clarkesworld).""

writers



Gene van Troyer presents green blood posted at notes from the peanut gallery, saying, "Excerpt: "Manila Prints Sydney and Manila releases 'Green Blood and Other Stories', a collection of short stories by a talented
new author Erwin Cabucos.

Fifteen short stories exploring a range of themes, including
intercultural marriage, racism, social justice, bullying, religious
beliefs and growing up Filipino are packed in this new literary
feast.""

Camille M. Picott presents camillemulan: How Raggedy Chan Got Out of Jail posted at Camille M. Picott, saying, "Specfic Author Camille M. Picott"


Gene van Troyer presents href="http://www.twelvehourslater.org/blog/2008/04/running_to_neverland.php">Running to Neverland posted at Twelve Hours Later, saying, "Excerpt: "Pan Haitian's Run, Dajiao! Run, - Pan's most
recent work has been in the realm of fantasy, and he's been involved
with Jin He Zai in the Novoland project, an attempt to build an
indigenous fantasy universe.""


ng for cbs presents First Impressions: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World posted at href="http://nancyogreene.wordpress.com">Nancy O. Greene, saying, "Initial thoughts on Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami."




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