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Benjanun Sriduangkaew


Shortlisted for the British technological know-how Fiction organization Award. 

Julienne's aunts are the archer who shot down the suns and the lady who lives at the moon. They educate her that there is extra to town of her start than meets the attention - that underneath the trendy chrome and glass of Hong Kong there are demons, gods, and the seethe of historical feuds. As a mortal Julienne is to provide them broad berth, for not like her divine aunts she is painfully weak, and selection prey for any demon. 

Until in the future, she comes throughout a wounded, bleeding lady nobody else can see, and is drawn into an previous, previous tale of affection, snake girls, and the deathless monk who hunts them.

"Benjanun is a magician with words-she makes use of language to rouse every thing from the feel of a pageant meal, to the violence and melancholy of Houyi combating opposed to a demon; from the sensation of being resurrected from the useless, to a goddess gazing the increase of contemporary cities." - Aliette de Bodard, Hugo and Nebula award successful writer of "Immersion".

"Possibly the main interesting new voice in speculative fiction at the present time. Benjanun Sriduangkaew is lyrical, edgy and startling - she is a real original." - Lavie Tidhar, global fable Award profitable writer of OSAMA and THE VIOLENT CENTURY.

Includes SCALE-BRIGHT brief tales "Woman of the sunlight, lady of the Moon", "The Crows Her Dragon's Gate" and "Chang'e Dashes from the Moon".

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