The Spring 2016 issue of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.
This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos.
Inside these pages, you’ll find: the high cost of cheap footwear by celebrated novelist and translator Ken Liu; the consequence of domesticating mythical beasts by rising star Eka Kurniawan (translated by Tiffany Tsao); a mind-bending familial space opera by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo; the connection between a talented girl and the toys she brings to life by JY Yang; a break-up that descends into artistic oblivion by Jennifer Anne Champion; an academic examination into the legend of Bukit Merah by award-winner Ng Yi-Sheng; a comic on the consuming danger of the manananggal by Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo; and speculative poetry from Jonel Abellanosa, Ang Si Min, Russ Hoe, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Christina Sng, Sokunthary Svay, Krishna Udayasankar, Brendan Walsh and Marco Yan.
LONTAR is the world’s only biannual literary journal focusing on Southeast Asian speculative fiction. LONTAR also has a Patreon.