Fairytales with Guns & Stuff
A book of retold fairytales. It's Fairytales with Guns & Stuff! Featuring Scheherezad, Ice Queen and much more.
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The Steampowered Globe
Edited by Rosemary Lim & Maisarah A.S
The third collaboration between AS¡FF and the Happy Smiley Writers Group is full of awesome creativity. The Steampowered Globe is Singapore's second speculative fiction anthology.
This truly innovative anthology features seven short stories:
"Ascension" Leow Hui Min Annabeth
"No, They Dream Of Mechanical Hearts" Claire Cheong
"Morrow's Knight" Viki Chua
"Colours" Yuen Xiang Hao
"The Morning Glory Incident" Mint Kang
"Help! Same Angler Fish's Been Gawking for Eight Minutes!" Ng Kum Hoon
"Captain Bells and the Sovereign State of Discordia" JY Yang
It's 2045 and Prix Chan is beginning her National Service. Her father, Pierre, believes she can handle it but her mother, Su, is hysterical at the thought of her daughter leaving the safety of Singapore's Green Underwater Metropolis, the Bubble G.U.M., a self-sufficient city-state protected three miles beneath the waves by a dome of chewing gum.
Little does anyone know that in less than a week Prix will cause the biggest crisis to hit Singapore since the planet went into meltdown creating a world of water and a human civilisation on the brink of annihilation.
A collaborative novel from Happy Smiley (aka, the six members of the Happy Smiley Writers Group), Bubble G.U.M. is out to prove that thought-stretching literature and revealing bikinis are not mutually exclusive.
Happiness at the End of the World
Happy Smiley and Friends
Happiness at the End of the World is Singapore's first ever, ground-breaking, innovative speculative fiction anthology. There's only one "first ever" and this is it. Published in 2009, Happiness at the End of the World was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival. The fact that the Singapore press ignored it does not mean it did not happen.
Eight science fiction short stories with a different take of the theme of a moment of post-Armageddon happiness. Sub-genres include crime, romance and adventure with settings ranging from a desolate space station to a war-ravaged world, a jungle village to a super-clean Singapore of the future.
While the rest of the world is doom and gloom over climate change, ancient predictions of planetary alignments spelling the end of days and the potential for nuclear holocaust, one book has come to the rescue with some joy in the midst of horror.
So you think you can write a novel?
Edited by Rosemary Lim
One month-long writing competition. The goal: to reach 50,000 words. 185 participants from Singapore. 19 shortlisted authors. The result? One book - So You Think You Can Write a Novel?
This collection of novel excerpts showcases 19 eclectic pieces of homegrown, original fiction from some of the most promising new writers to have emerged from Singapore's literary scene. From lighthearted romance to dark murder mysteries, period pieces of historical fiction to wildly alternative fantasy worlds, So You Think You Can Write A Novel? has something for everyone and will whet your appetite for more.
I'm always writing so we'll see what's out next!