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Zen Cho

Autor(a) de Sorcerer to the Crown

31+ Works 3,829 Membros 231 Críticas 9 Favorited

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Obras por Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown (2015) 1,705 exemplares
Black Water Sister (2021) 543 exemplares
The True Queen (2019) 383 exemplares
Spirits Abroad {original edition} (2014) 162 exemplares
The Terracotta Bride (2016) 152 exemplares
The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo (2012) 142 exemplares
Spirits Abroad {expanded edition} (2021) 92 exemplares
Cyberpunk: Malaysia (2015) — Editor — 38 exemplares
The House of Aunts (2011) 10 exemplares

Associated Works

The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
The Best of World SF: Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance (2022) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Bloody Fabulous (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
It Gets Even Better: Stories of Queer Possibility (2021) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Steam-Powered 2 (2011) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 19: November/December 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Wicked Women (2014) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Cambridge University (BA)
Caitlin Blasdell

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Zen Cho was a member of the Cambridge University Lion Dance Troupe from 2006 to 2008. She was born in Malaysia and is currently based in London.



This is a collection of 10 short stories about the Malaysian spirits, folklores and the likes written by Zen Cho. There is no doubt that she writes pretty well but I just wasn't into some of the stories. I seemed to be reading this in the wrong month too LOL! Overall, it was entertaining to a point, but such spirits/ghosts' stories are just not my cup of tea.

I've listed the 10 titles here so that you know what to expect lah.
1. The First Witch of Damansara
2. First National Forum on the Position of Minorities in Malaysia
3. The House of Aunts
4. One-day Travelcard for Fairyland
5. Rising Lion - The Lion Bows
6. The Mystery of the Suet Swain
7. Prudence and the Dragon
8. The Earth Spirit's Favorite Anecdote
9. Liyana
10. The Four Generations of Chang E

I've enjoyed a few like no 2, 3 and 7. If you like stories by Tunku Halim or Ee Leen Lee, then you should give this book a try.
… (mais)
Sholee | 9 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Did you read Ace paperbacks as a kid? They were one of the escape mechanisms of my late primary and secondary years. Ace is now part of Penguin and Random House.

A review of this 2021 Ace book interested me. My public library supplied a brand new paperback. It is a "ghost story" set in Penang, Malaysia, told by a Millennial woman who grew up in the US but returned when her father's health devastated the family's economic viability. Sometimes it is laughing-out-loud hilarious, but is full of the complexities of contemporary multicultural Malaysia.

"You can bargain with anybody, spirit or human. All you need to know is what do they want and what are they scared of. That's all." p. 224
… (mais)
boermsea | 17 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
This is one of the most feminist fantasy books I have ever read. It has a slow pace and magical element reminiscent of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, but is not nearly so long, thank goodness. The male protagonist is a gentleman: kind, polite, and thoughtful - a stark contrast to the Mr. Darcy's of the world of romance books.
mslibrarynerd | 105 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
This read quite easily and unfortunately I feel like I may have breezed through it a little too quickly- there were some moments where I had to backtrack a few pages because suddenly an event had happened and I'd somehow missed how we got there (downsides of starting it before bed I suppose).

I really appreciate not having explanatory commas for common words that firmly place it in a Malaysian context (except for an Occidental dress lol). Definitely felt like a short arc within a season of something, a quick jaunt into an intriguing world without laying too thick into worldbuilding because we don't have time in a novella!… (mais)
Daumari | 27 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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