Published by Ethos Books
From a future of electronic doas and AI psychotherapists, sense-activated communion with forests and a portal to realms undersea, to a reimagined origin and afterlife—editor and translator Nazry Bahrawi brings together an exciting selection of never-before translated and new Malay spec-fic stories by established and emerging writers from Singapore.
Especially in an anglophone-dominated genre, very little of Malay speculative fiction from Singapore is known to readers here and beyond. Yet contemporary Bahasa literature here is steeped in spec-fic writing that can account as a literary movement (aliran)—and unmistakably draws from the minority Malay experience in a city obsessed with progress.
Bani Haykal, Diana Rahim, Farihan Baron, Hassan Hasaa’Ree Ali, Ila, Maisarah Abu Samah, Nazry Bahrawi, nor, Noridah Kamari, Nuraliah Norasid, Pasidah Rahmat, Tuty Alawiyah Isnin