New Release Books by Zen Cho

Zen Cho is the author of Someone in Time (2022), Spirits Abroad (2021), Black Water Sister (2021), Fantasy from Asia and the Asian Diaspora (2020) and other 9 books.

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Someone in Time

release date: May 10, 2022
Someone in Time
Anthology of inclusive tales of people through time looking for one another and for ways for the world to be better. Love brought together or torn apart by time travel. This anthology is the latest collection of time-travel romance sci-fi short stories from prominent, award-winning sci-fi authors including Nina Allan, Carrie Vaughn, and Seanan McGuire. Follow timetravelers of all genders as they go backward and forward in time, sometimes to save the one they love, other times as a sacrifice, and others simply because it''s their job. Some travel through memory, others through dreams, and others still through time machines to touch people who would otherwise be out of reach, and to join them together. Some of the stories are funny, some are sad and poignant, some are tales of fresh love and some of love forever lost, but they all are rather wonderful. Including stories by: Alix E. Harrow, Zen Cho, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Gailey, Jeffrey Ford, Nina Allan, Elizabeth Hand, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Catherynne M. Valente, Sam J. Miller, Rowan Coleman, Margo Lanagan, Sameem Siddiqui, Theodora Goss, Carrie Vaughn, Ellen Klages

Spirits Abroad

by: Zen Cho
release date: Aug 10, 2021
Spirits Abroad
Winner of the LA Times/Ray Bradbury Prize Nineteen sparkling stories that weave between the lands of the living and the lands of the dead. Spirits Abroad is an expanded edition of Zen Cho’s Crawford Award winning debut collection with nine added stories including Hugo Award winner “If at First You Don''t Succeed, Try, Try Again.” A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian. A teenage pontianak struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love, and eating people. An earth spirit gets entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord, and Chang E spins off into outer space, the ultimate metaphor for the Chinese diaspora.

Black Water Sister

by: Zen Cho
release date: May 11, 2021
Black Water Sister
“Ghosts. Gods. Gangsters. Black Water Sister has it all…a wildly entertaining coming-of-age story for the twentysomething set, with a protagonist who is almost painfully relatable at times.”—Vulture "A twisty, feminist, and enthralling page-turner."—BuzzFeed "A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family."—Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Education A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy. When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, she’s moving back to Malaysia with her parents – a country she last saw when she was a toddler. She soon learns the new voice isn’t even hers, it’s the ghost of her estranged grandmother. In life, Ah Ma was a spirit medium, avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she’s determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the god—and she''s decided Jess is going to help her do it, whether Jess wants to or not. Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business, but dealing with her grandmother is just as complicated. Especially when Ah Ma tries to spy on her personal life, threatens to spill her secrets to her family and uses her body to commit felonies. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she’ll also need to regain control of her body and destiny – or the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

Fantasy from Asia and the Asian Diaspora

release date: Aug 11, 2020
Fantasy from Asia and the Asian Diaspora
Clerics and tigers. Nuns and bandits. Archers and hunters. Mages versus Machinists. A recently awoken djinn king and the soldier who must contain him. All these and more can be found in excerpts from five fantasy novellas rooted in Asia and the Asian Diaspora that will enchant minds and hearts alike. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z Hossain Burning Roses by S. L. Huang When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

by: Zen Cho
release date: Jun 23, 2020
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
A 2021 Locus Award Finalist! A Lambda Literary Award Finalist A Book Riot Must-Read Fantasy of 2020 Amazon''s Best of 2020 So Far “Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu Zen Cho returns with The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history. A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shoreline of Infinity 18

release date: Jun 09, 2020
Shoreline of Infinity 18
New science fiction stories from: Feng Gooi, Tobi Ogundiran, Prashanth Srivatsa, K.M. McKenzie, Asith Pallemulla, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Zen Cho

The True Queen

by: Zen Cho
release date: Mar 21, 2019
The True Queen
A sparkling magical adventure from a Hugo Award-winning author. In Zen Cho''s The True Queen we travel to Regency London, Fairyland and an enchanted island. Sisters are separated, plots thicken and there''s a new contender for the throne of Fairy. ‘A sheer delight from beginning to end'' – Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season. Fairyland’s future lies in doubt . . . The enchanted island of Janda Baik, in the Malay Archipelago, has long been home to witches. And Muna and her sister Sakti wake on its shores under a curse, which has quite stolen away their memories. Their only hope of salvation lies in distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal runs a controversial academy for female magicians. But the pair travel via the formidable Fairy Queen’s realm, where Sakti simply disappears. To save her sister, Muna must learn to navigate Regency London’s high society and trick the English into believing she’s a magical prodigy. But when the Sorceress Royal’s friends become accidentally embroiled in a plot – involving the Fairy Queen’s contentious succession – Muna is drawn right in. She must also find Sakti, break their curse and somehow stay out of trouble. But if fairyland’s true queen does finally return, trouble may find her first . . . ''A joyous mash-up of Jane Austen and high fantasy’ – M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts. This standalone adventure is set in the same world as Zen Cho''s award-winning novel - The Sorcerer to the Crown.

Sorcerer to the Crown

by: Zen Cho
release date: Sep 01, 2015
Sorcerer to the Crown
One of NPR''s 50 Favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of the Past Decade Magic and mayhem clash with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut. The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers maintains the magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an altogether unsuitable gentleman as their Sorcerer Royal and allowing England’s stores of magic to bleed dry. At least they haven’t stooped so low as to allow women to practice what is obviously a man’s profession… At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers, ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up, an adventure that brings him in contact with Prunella Gentlewoman, a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, and sets him on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain—and the world at large…

The Future of Horror

release date: May 22, 2015
The Future of Horror
This is the future of horror! Editor Jonathan Oliver, fast becoming the most exciting new anthologist of the weird and horrific, here brings together three of his award-winning anthologies for Solaris. Here are House of Fear, Magic and End of the Road, showcasing forty-nine stories by the most important and ground-breaking names in genre fiction, including AUDREY NIFFENEGGER ? CHRISTOPHER PRIEST ? CHRISTOPHER FOWLER ? SARAH PINBOROUGH ? ZEN CHO ? ADAM NEVILL ? LISA TUTTLE ? LAVIE TIDHAR ? ROCHITA LOENEN-RUIZ ? GAIL Z. MARTIN ? DAN ABNETT ? SARAH LOTZ ? STEVE RASNIC AND MELANIE TEM and many more! House of Fear The tread on the landing outside the door, when you know you are the only one in the house. The wind whistling through the eves, carrying the voices of the dead. The figure glimpsed briefly through the cracked window of a derelict house. Bring horror home with a collection of haunted house stories by some of the finest writers working in the horror genre. Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane They gather in darkness, sharing ancient and arcane knowledge as they manipulate the very matter of reality itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation ? these are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. From otherworldly visions to diabolical political machinations, here you will find a spell for every occasion. End of the Road Each step leads you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet along the way? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. Strap on your seatbelt, or shoulder your backpack, and wait for that next ride... into darkness.

The True Queen: Sorcerer Royal 2

by: Zen Cho
release date: Mar 12, 2019
The True Queen: Sorcerer Royal 2
Fairyland''s future lies in doubt... The island of Janda Baik, in the Malay archipelago, has long been home to witches. And Muna and her sister Satki wake on its shores under a curse - which has stolen away their memories. Satki plots to banish it in London, as Britain''s Sorceress Royal dares to train female magicians. But the pair journey there via the Fairy Queen''s realm, where Satki disappears. Distraught, Muna takes her sister''s place at the school, despite her troublesome lack of magic. Then the Sorceress receives an ambassador from the Fairy Court, which has incarcerated her friends - for supposedly stealing a powerful talisman. Their Queen is at her most dangerous, fearing for her throne. For the missing trinket contained the magic of her usurped sister, Fairyland''s rightful heir. Mina must somehow find Satki, break their curse and stay out of trouble. But if the true queen does finally return, trouble may find her first... The True Queen is Zen Cho''s spellbinding second book, following her award-winning The Sorcerer to the Crown. This standalone is set in that same wonderful Regency world with a fairy tale twist. PRAISE FOR THE TRUE QUEEN "Totally immersive, an utterly enjoyable experience. Here East, West and the Realm of Fairy meet: three vivid and vastly different societies steeped in the paradox of belonging and alienation. A story full of humour, heartbreak, and hope ? Cho captivates once more" Karen Lord, author of The Best of All Possible Worlds "A joyous mash-up of Jane Austen and high fantasy" M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts "intricate, inventive and joyful. What a five-star treat!" Vic James, author of the Dark Gifts trilogy "A sheer delight from beginning to end. Cho perfectly conjures the opulence, absurdity and conflict of the period, and her magical societies are so wholly interwoven with history that you''ll start to believe there really was a Sorceress Royal - and that centuries ago, you really could travel through Fairyland from one side of the world to the other " Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season series.

The Terracotta Bride

by: Zen Cho
release date: Mar 10, 2016
The Terracotta Bride
A tale of first love, bad theology and robot reincarnation in the Chinese afterlife. In the tenth court of hell, spirits wealthy enough to bribe the bureaucrats of the underworld can avoid both the torments of hell and the irreversible change of reincarnation. It''s a comfortable undeath … even for Siew Tsin. She didn''t choose to be married to the richest man in hell, but she''s reconciled. Until her husband brings home a new bride. Yonghua is an artificial woman crafted from terracotta -- but that''s not all she is. What she is may change hell for good. Who she is will transform Siew Tsin. And as they grow closer, the mystery of Yonghua''s creation will draw Siew Tsin into a conspiracy where the stakes are eternal life – or a very final death. THE TERRACOTTA BRIDE is an 11,000-word standalone fantasy novelette.

Sorcerer to the Crown: Sorcerer Royal 1

by: Zen Cho
release date: Oct 01, 2015
Sorcerer to the Crown: Sorcerer Royal 1
WINNER OF THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER 2016 "Zen Cho is spectacular, a confident and exciting new voice" Paul Cornell "Full of delights and surprises" Naomi Novik The fate of English magic lies in their hands ... In Regency London, Zacharias Wythe is England''s first African Sorcerer Royal. He leads the eminent Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, but a malicious faction seeks to remove him by fair means or foul. Meanwhile, the Society is failing its vital duty - to keep stable the levels of magic within His Majesty''s lands. The Fairy Court is blocking its supply, straining England''s dangerously declining magical stores. And now the government is demanding to use this scarce resource in its war with France. Ambitious orphan Prunella Gentleman is desperate to escape the school where she''s drudged all her life, and a visit by the beleaguered Sorcerer Royal seems the perfect opportunity. For Prunella has just stumbled upon English magic''s greatest discovery in centuries - and she intends to make the most of it. At his wits'' end, the last thing Zachariah needs is a female magical prodigy! But together, they might just change the nature of sorcery, in Britain and beyond.

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

by: Zen Cho
release date: May 30, 2012
The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo
"Effervescent and sparkling like Champagne ... " - DearAuthor.com For writer Jade Yeo, the Roaring Twenties are coming in with more of a purr -- until she pillories London''s best-known author in a scathing review. Sebastian Hardie is tall, dark and handsome -- and more intrigued than annoyed. Jade is irresistibly drawn to the prospect of adventure he offers. But if she succumbs to temptation, she risks losing her hard-won freedom -- and her best chance for love. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo is a 23,000-word historical romance novella.
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