I hope everyone has been well! It’s been a hectic start of the year so far, and I’m not sure how it’s already almost the end of February. It feels like I’ve been trapped within a time compression machine!
A couple of updates, and I’ll do well to be brief!
The cover art was hand painted by my mom Chun Yan Zhang, then edited by me using procreate, and the final design is by my publisher Alan Lastufka—an Artist x Ai x Publisher collaboration!
“Moving, brilliant, and certified 100% human. Moments from now, this book will break, steal, and win your heart.” –Samit Basu, author of Turbulence
If you have the opportunity to give up humanity for efficiency, mechanical invincibility, and to surpass human limitations. . . would you?
In Ai’s forthcoming novelette, she’s a cyborg, working under the guise of an AI writing program, who struggles to keep up with the never-blinking city of Emit as it threatens to leave all those like her behind.
I also have an interview up with Uncharted Magazine today where I speak further about language, Linghun, Smol Tales, and I AM AI.
A friend of mine brought to my attention that I was noted as a “writer to watch” by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and had three stories listed as pieces that received a great amount of reader responses—”Tooth, Teeth, Tongue” (The Dark Magazine), “Fisheyes” (The Dark Magazine), and “Come In, Children” (Hexagon Magazine)—in Locus Magazine’s Year-In-Review .
As the Nebula Awards voting is closing in 6 days, please do consider my story “Give Me English” published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and I’d be more than happy to wing along a copy! (It’s also eligible for the Locus Awards ).
LINGHUN‘s in-person launch is set for April 8th, 2023 @ Little Ghosts Books in conversation with Andrew F. Sullivan from 3:00-5:00PM EST. If you’re in Toronto or know anyone who might be keen, do join us to celebrate!
For my international frens, I also have an online launch event with Space Cowboy Books on April 11th, 2023 @ 9:00PM EST.
Currently struggling in Odyssey Workshop, but its definitely opening my eyes to all the ways I can improve my writing, so hopefully my efforts will show in my forthcoming works!
Until next time!