I have a particular fondness for my story in Where the Stars Rise, an anthology of Asian science fiction and fantasy releasing from Canadian publisher Laksa Media on Oct 8.

“Old Souls” was the piece that got me into the Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop a few years ago, and after being critiqued by the likes of Scott Lynch, Steven Gould, and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, it went through a gauntlet of revision and submission and found a home in this wonderful collection that Booklist describes as, “essential for anyone interested in the diverse and engaging possibilities of fantasy and science fiction.

So, do you want djinns in futuristic Istanbul, rockets in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, drunken ghosts, monsters, and steampunk? Stories by Joyce Chng, S.B. Divya, Karin Lowachee, E.C. Myers, Amanda Sun, and many more? Ahead of its October 8 launch, I’m giving away a copy (North America only). I’ll draw a name on Sept 22. Click here to learn about how the book benefits Kids Help Phone, or buy it now.

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