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Lundberg, Jason Erik

Entry updated 15 November 2021. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1975-    ) US author and editor, in Singapore since 2007, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Songstress" in Electric Velocipede for Fall 2003. Further stories appeared in numerous venues, the author's first collection being Red Dot Irreal: Equatorial Fantastika (coll 2011) [see Checklist below for subsequent titles]. He has edited a number of Anthologies, many promoting new sf and Fantastika from his adopted country and Southeast Asia in general: these include the substantial Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction (anth 2012) and the ten-volume LONTAR series, variously coedited with Adan Jimenez and Kristine Ong Muslim and beginning with LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction #1 (anth 2013) with Kristine Ong Muslim.

Lundberg's novella Diary of One Who Disappeared (2019) and his first full-length novel A Fickle and Restless Weapon (2020) inhabit the Tinhau Sequence set in the richly imagined Southeast Asian country of Tinhau, which first appeared in the short "Complications of the Flesh" (Spring 2012 Bull Spec). The novella, set in the Near Future of 2040, centres on a North American envoy to Tinhau, the aftermath of whose failed mission entangles him in increasingly surreal complexities. A Fickle and Restless Weapon's wide-ranging depiction of the land's political and social turmoil – intruded upon by a mysterious destroying force in the guise of a cloud formation – is tinged with weirdness and a kind of Magic Realism; this novel has been compared to the works of Don DeLillo and Jeff VanderMeer. [DRL]

Jason Erik Lundberg

born New York: 3 October 1975

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Tinhau Sequence

collections and stories

nonfiction

works as editor

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LONTAR

The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories

Not restricted to speculative fiction, but each volume contains sf.

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