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Khaw, Cassandra

Entry updated 23 October 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1984-    ) Name long used exclusively by the Malaysian author born Zoe Khaw Joo Ee, who began publishing work of genre interest with "What the Highway Prefers" in Lackington's for Winter 2015. Most of their work is horror, as in the Gods and Monsters sequence beginning with Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015 ebook) [see Checklist below]; 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 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 31 August 1984



Gods and Monsters

  • Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion Publishing/Abaddon Books, 2015) [ebook: Gods and Monsters: na/]
  • Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion Publishing/Abaddon Books, 2016) [ebook: Gods and Monsters: na/]
    • Food of the Gods (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion Publishing/Abaddon Books, 2017) [omni of the above two presented as a novel in two parts: Gods and Monsters: pb/Sam Gretton]
  • The Last Supper Before Ragnarok (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion Publishing/Abaddon Books, 2019) [Gods and Monsters: pb/Sam Gretton]

Persons Non Grata

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

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