DescriptionThis eighth issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.
Inside these pages, youâll find: fishing for mermaids in the Mekong River by Alyssa Wong; an otherworldly ancestral homecoming by Michael Janairo; a rebellion against inevitable eugenics by Clara Chow; snapshots of the fantastic in the mundane by Wilfred Cabrera; and speculative poetry by Tilde AcuÃ±a, Bernise Carolino, Judith Huang, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-MingdÃ©, Christina Sng, Sharlene Teo and David Wong Hsien Ming.
Also included is a special supplement: part one of Dean Francis Alfarâs brilliant novel Salamanca, winner of the Palanca Award Grand Prize for the Novel and Gintong Aklat Award for Literature, serialised here for the first time anywhere.
LONTAR is the worldâs only biannual literary journal focusing on Southeast Asian speculative fiction. Our many contributors have won major literary awards in Singapore, the USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. ISBN:9789814757621