Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Dragon and the Stars is in bookstores now

Photo: The Dragon and the Stars, World's Biggest Bookstore, Toronto.

The Dragon and the Stars, edited by me and Eric Choi, is in bookstores now!
It's in major bookstores like Chapters, Indigo, and Borders. Look for it in the section for science fiction and fantasy anthologies.

For those of you in the Toronto area, the Canadian book launch will be at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, May 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto.

It's also available at and now:

From the back cover of The Dragon and the Stars: This unique anthology of science fiction and fantasy tales includes stories by authors of Chinese ancestry, who make their homes in places as varied as the United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. The talented authors included here have drawn upon China's rich and venerable heritage as well as the traditions and cultures of their current homelands to create imaginative and fascinating stories. From the tale of a murder that can only be solved by spirit possession to a fortune cookie that offers an uncertain future...from a man who believes his wife has become a Chinese dragon to an inventive army officer in the Ming conflict with Japan...from a young woman's fateful encounter with a Chinatown shopkeeper to a Chinese rocket scientist caught in the perils of 1950s America -- here are eighteen science fiction and fantasy visions that showcase the diversity of the Chinese experience around the world.

Introduction by
New York Times bestseller author Tess Gerritsen. Stories by Tony Pi, Charles Tan, William F. Wu, Derwin Mak, Emery Huang, Crystal Gail Shangkuan Koo, Emily Mah, Eugie Foster, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Shelly Li, Gabriela Lee, E.L. Chen, Eric Choi, Susan Ee, Brenda W. Clough, Urania Fung, Wen Y Phua, Ken Liu.

Dead Genesis: made-in-Guelph zombie movie premieres in Toronto

Photo: the cast of Dead Genesis at the Fox Theatre, Toronto, April 18, 2010.

I attended the premiere of Dead Genesis, a zombie movie made in Guelph, Ontario. It's part of Guelph's growing independent film industry. Read about the premiere and view photos of it at