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Nazry Bahwari


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Edited by Nazry Bahwari

Angels, robots, and shapeshifters abound in this anthology of Malay speculative fiction exploring technology, climate change, queer identity, and more.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 200


From a future of electronic doas and AI psychotherapists, sense-activated communion with forests and a portal to realms undersea, to a reimagined origin and afterlife—editor and translator Nazry Bahrawi brings together an exciting selection of never-before translated and new Malay spec-fic stories by established and emerging writers from Singapore.

Especially in an anglophone-dominated genre, very little of Malay speculative fiction from Singapore is known to readers here and beyond. Yet contemporary Bahasa literature here is steeped in spec-fic writing that can account as a literary movement (aliran)—and unmistakably draws from the minority Malay experience in a city obsessed with progress.

Read if you: like the idea of Black Mirror, Ken Liu, and Malay folklore making a literary baby.