Science Fiction Writer and Military Historian
Two-Time Aurora Award Winner
Author of "Transubstantiation", winner of Canada's national science fiction award, the 2006 Prix Aurora Award for Best Short-Form Work in English.
Co-editor of The Dragon and the Stars, winner of the 2011 Aurora Award for Best Related Work in English.
Recipient of the Outstanding Asian Canadian Award "Honouring the Pioneers" from the Canadian Multiculturalism Council - Asians in Ontario, 2019.
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"A Girl Like Us", a sequel to "XY-Girls", was published in Space and Time Magazine, issue 137, Summer 2020.
Two Stories Published in 2019
Two of my stories were published in 2019: "XY-Girls" in Space and Time Magazine, issue 133, and "The House of Hagfish" in Immersion: An Asian Anthology of Love, Fantasy, and Sepculative Fiction (published by the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Dark Helix Press). You can buy Time and Space Magazine and Immersion from their respective publishers.
"The Perpetual Foreigner Syndrome in Chinese North American Science Fiction and Fantasy" published by The New York Review of Science Fiction
My article "The Perpetual Foreigner Syndrome in Chinese North American Science Fiction and Fantasy" has been published by The New York Review of Science Fiction, issue 348. The article was first presented as a paper at the 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy in Toronto. The article shows how the stories of Ken Liu, William F. Wu, and Eric Choi have examined the perpetual foreigner stereotype imposed on Chinese Americans and Canadians. Get your copy of the New York Review of Science Fiction, issue 348, here.
Ad Astra Science Fiction Convention, Sheraton Parkway North, 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, Ontario. May 5-7, 2017.
Anime North, at the International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto, May 26-28, 2017.
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