Khaw, Cassandra

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Pseudonym of Malaysian author Zoe Khaw Joo Ee (?   -    ) who began publishing work of genre interest with "What the Highway Prefers" in Lackington's for Winter 2015. Most of her work is horror, as in the Gods and Monsters sequence beginning with Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015 ebook); at times there is a strong inflection of Horror in SF, as in the Persons Non Grata sequence beginning with Hammers on Bone (2016), where a hardboiled noir idiom deliberately jars against this first tale's vaguely contemporary Croydon setting (see London). Person's persona houses a Monster, seemingly a figure who will come more to resemble the Ancient Ones from H P Lovecraft (see Cthulhu Mythos), though threads of imagery from Southeast Asian literatures are clearly meant to be clocked. [JC]

Zoe Khaw Joo Ee

born Malaysia

died

series

Gods and Monsters

Persons Non Grata

  • Hammers on Bone (New York: Tor.com, 2016) [Persons Non Grata: pb/Jeffrey Alan Love]
  • A Song for Quiet (New York: Tor.com, 2017) [Persons Non Grata: pb/Jeffrey Alan Love]

individual titles

works as editor

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