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Ma, Ling

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1983-    ) Chinese-born academic and author, in US from childhood, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Yeti Lovemaking" in Unstuck #2 for 2012. Her sf novel Severance (2018) is set in an Alternate History 2011 America devastated by a Pandemic originating in China, whose victims, Automata-like, lose all sense of Identity (see also Zombies), becoming entrapped in assembly-line-like repetitive actions that continue until death. Analogies between this disease and work conditions under late capitalism, both in China and New York, are subtly enforced. [JC]

Ling Ma

born Sanming, Fujan, China: 1983


  • Severance (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) [hb/]


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