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Obras por Joyce Chng

The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia (2015) — Editor — 103 exemplares, 8 críticas
Dragon Dancer (2015) 18 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Tale of Yin (2015) 13 exemplares, 2 críticas
Rider (2013) 12 exemplares
Starfang: Rise of the Clan (2017) 12 exemplares
Water into Wine (2017) 11 exemplares, 1 crítica
The ayam curtain (2012) — Editor — 10 exemplares
Xiao Xiao and the Dragon Pearl (2015) 8 exemplares
Speaker (2013) 7 exemplares
Of Oysters, Pearls and Magic (2011) 6 exemplares
Sun Dragon's Song #1 (2016) 4 exemplares
Dragon Physician (2020) 3 exemplares
Starfang : Claw of the Clan (2018) 3 exemplares
Amber 2 exemplares

Associated Works

The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares, 3 críticas
Cranky Ladies of History (2015) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares, 1 crítica
We See a Different Frontier: A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares, 3 críticas
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares, 3 críticas
Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (2017) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares, 2 críticas
Accessing the Future (2015) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares, 2 críticas
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares, 4 críticas
Multispecies Cities: Solarpunk Urban Futures (2021) — Autor, algumas edições; Contribuidor — 38 exemplares, 6 críticas
Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
GlitterShip Year Two (2018) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) (2018) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 17: July/August 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares, 1 crítica
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Weird Noir (2012) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
ISF 2012 Annual Anthology (2013) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Multiverse: an international anthology of science fiction poetry (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Insignia: Asian Fantasy Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Insignia: Asian Science Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Insignia: Asian Birds & Beasts (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Worlds of Possibility (2023) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Chng, Joyce
Sexo
female
País (no mapa)
Singapore
Ocupações
author

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Críticas

The strongest anthology I've read in ages.

Some favorites were "The Last Aswang", "Chasing Volcanoes", and "The Unmaking of the Cuadro Amoroso", but there wasn't a single story that I didn't enjoy.

Can't wait to throw this at customers.
 
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allison_s | 7 outras críticas | May 25, 2020 |
It is the eve of Chinese New Year and it is time for Yao to wake Shen Long, the sky dragon. Yao's grandfather used to be a dragon dancer, who would collect and dispell the bad luck that had accumulated over the previous year. The story is told from the perspective of Yao, the dragon dancer. To be sucessful as a dancer, you must feel the dragon is alive and that is the way Yao tells the story. You can feel the magic of the dragon as you read this story and gaze at the beautiful and exotic illustrations. The last page of the book gives a brief overview of Chinese New Year celebrations. A great book to add to a library about holidays, muli-culturalism and customs around the world. My grandson loved the illustrations in this book and wanted to know if he could be a dragon dancer. A great addition to a school or public library or even a family collection. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.… (mais)
 
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Carlathelibrarian | 1 outra crítica | Feb 5, 2019 |
This collection is quite admirable for highlighting an overlooked literary category, and for including a varied group of authors.

I have a great regard for all things Steampunk. Having lived in and traveled extensively in Asia, I felt I would be sure to love these stories. Sadly, I could not continue reading them. After reading for a few pages, I would put the book aside for a few days and try again with another story. While the ideas were captivating, the characterizations and writing were generally uninviting.

I can not recommend this strongly as other than an introduction to a new literary area, but I would recommend this to fans of science fiction who are looking for a different taste.

**eARC netgalley**
… (mais)
 
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Critterbee | 7 outras críticas | Apr 16, 2018 |
The Tale of Yin by Joyce Chng Loved the stories. 
I actually enjoyed this book a lot, but I wish the style had been more descriptive. I felt like it could have had some more texture that way, but that didn't take away from the meat of the stories. The stories themselves were beautiful and interesting. Despite the sparse descriptions, the author put in a lot of great world-building into it. The world was beautiful and interesting. I could read a lot more stories set in this world, if she were to write them. As it is, this book is comprised of two novellas that had previously been published separately as a series. The novellas are Of Oysters, Pearls and Magic and The Path of Kindness. The first novella has two "books" and is set up in an interesting way. There are "waves" and "branches" instead of chapters. There is also an appendix that consists of a few short stories, a commentary, definitions, and a full explanation of how the world works. It's pretty well thought out and I loved the addition of those bits. Again, I just wish some more of the detail of that section had made its way into the stories themselves. 
There were typos in the text which drove me a little nuts, but not so much that it would keep me from recommending this series. 
The inclusion of a central character that is non-binary gendered in the last story was good, particularly because the first one had dealt so beautifully with other LGBT issues. In fact, the easy going way of having triads, couples and apart people gives me hope for a better way to see ourselves in the future. For things like this, the book was so exquisitely feminist that it almost hurt sometimes. It's not that the book dealt with LGBT issues, but that it made them non-issues. These parts of the identity of the characters were not dwelt upon as if they were the biggest and main part of them. They were given whole human identities with many interests and opinions. They were not reduced to their orientation. They simply were. Our non-binary character didn't get the exact same treatment but sar's (pronoun used for this character in the book and even identified as the preferred pronoun by the character sarself) gender is presented as a new concept on the island and still readily accepted by other characters. Except when Kindness was mad at sar. Then she got a little crappy about it, which I thought was crappy but human. Again, though, sar was rarely reduced to only gender and given other characteristics so that sar had full humanity. At least, that's how I felt about it. Maybe someone trans or non-binary would have a different opinion on how that character was treated. I'd love to hear their take on it, actually. 
I appreciated that there was still some lingering gender roles, for no better reason than that even when gender roles change evolve, it seems likely that people will gravitate toward categorizing each other and all of our talents.  
Overall, the story was great, the feminism was amazing, and the texture was lacking. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi, especially if they like new worlds and feminist ideals. I'd also recommend it to any feminist who enjoys a little sci-fi. 
 
… (mais)
 
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Calavari | 1 outra crítica | Apr 5, 2018 |

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Obras
32
Also by
26
Membros
237
Popularidade
#95,614
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
13
ISBN
29
Línguas
1

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