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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

  • Teo Xue Shen

    18 Walls

    $16.00

    This action-packed thriller follows a squad of 18-year-olds who must fight an army of Savages in a war they did not choose. Ren is an elite fighter who feels no emotions. That makes him the perfect soldier to battle the Savages, a feral army of half-animal, half-human species prowling outside the 18 walls protecting the city...at least that’s what the propaganda machine will have him believe. He and his motley squad are armed with genetic enhancements before venturing beyond the walls. They c...

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  • Jordan Melic

    A Tree To Take Us Up To Heaven

    $19.00

    Kueny isn’t much of a worrier, except maybe when it comes to her father, the Custodian of a Thousand Generations, whose soul is hanging by a thread. But when her brother, Ah Ti, inherits the throne and smashes the Watercress Elixir that preserves her family’s heavenly reign, her worries take on a whole new dimension. Left with no choice, the siblings set out in search of a new home, embarking on a perilous journey that takes them through 14th century Majapahit and 19th century Malaya, where t...

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  • Kevin Martens Wong

    Altered Straits

    $24.00

    In an alternate 1947 filled with mystical creatures, Singapuran boy-soldier Naufal Jazair is bonded to the merlion Bahana and enlisted in a war against an aggressive neighbour. Meanwhile, in a dystopian Singapore in 2047, SAF officer Titus Ang is tasked with entering Naufal’s universe and retrieving a merlion to save the future of Singapore from the Concordance, a hive intelligence that is close to consuming what remains of humanity. Paperback: 384 PagesProduct Dimensions: 152 x 225 mmISBN: 9...

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  • Thea Lim

    An Ocean Of Minutes

    $19.00

    Polly and Frank are young and in love, a lifetime together before them. But one evening in 1980, as the Texas sun sets over their shoulders, the world is suddenly pulled apart by a deadly virus. Within months, Frank is dying. Polly can save him, but only if she agrees to a radical plan: to time travel to 1993 for a corporation who can fund his life-saving treatment. She can only go forward, she cannot go back. And she must leave everything she loves behind, including Frank. All they have is t...

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  • Lu Huiyi

    Beng Beng Revolution

    $18.00

    Beng Hock and his brother, Beng Huat (who prefers to go by Archibald), find themselves navigating a tumultuous Singapore in the near future that has run out of oil and gas. Running afoul of the growing gangs could mean slavery or death, jobs are scarce and food scarcer, and home is a crumbling shanty-town behind the City Hall Steam-Engine Station. And as if these changes aren’t drastic enough, a great power awakens inside Beng Hock, and he must learn how to control it before it destroys every...

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  • Teo Xue Shen

    Children Of The Ark

    $18.00

    An underground rebel group sneaks around Singapore using Forbidden Paths to save shunned children called the Pentagons. Zan loathes the children called Pentagons, but she is tasked to save them. The rescue missions lead her to confront a long-buried past and a deep-seated hatred. Zan loves her coffee, her parang and her best (and only) friend Rani. She is focused on serving out her time with an underground organisation called ARK when she meets Ray, a mysterious fighter everyone fears. Paired...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    Embracing The Strange

    $10.00

    In early 2012, Jason Erik Lundberg was asked to deliver a plenary talk to Singapore's best and brightest young creative writers. He chose to speak about the extraordinary impact of speculative fiction on every facet of life, from childhood to the birth of his daughter, and beyond. This talk was expanded, and integrated with a multi-part short story about a brave little girl who tumbles down a very different kind of rabbit hole, and must use her bravery and intelligence in order to find her wa...

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  • Low Ying Ping

    Goodbye, Mount Emily

    $12.00

    In the concluding book of the Mount Emily series, Patsy and Elena are now in Secondary Four and face having to leave Mount Emily Girls’ School by the end of the year. However, they soon find that graduating from their beloved school is the least of their concerns, as unexpected circumstances lead them to have a final showdown with the Midnight Warriors, and in so doing, change the course of time travel forever. Paperback: 186 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9789814757799 Published ...

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  • Shelley Bryant

    Launch Pad

    $22.00

    A science park creates synthetic life to repopulate the oceans, but to ruinous effect. A local retelling brings the tragic story of Sweeney Todd to colonial Singapore. And a far-future heiress falls in love with an alien life form and must make an existential decision.Paperback: 200 PagesProduct Dimensions: 130 x 200 mmISBN: 9789814785204Published by Epigram Books

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #01

    $25.00

    This premiere issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos and Vietnam. Inside these pages, you'll find: • a post-apocalyptic Manila from Kate Osias • a utopian Kuala Lumpur from Zen Cho • a haunting military excursion down the Yellow River from Elka Ray Nguyen • a young Laotian journalist's place in the sensationalist future of news reporting from award-winner Paolo Bacigalupi • speculative poetry from Chris Mooney-Singh, An...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #02

    $25.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. Inside these pages, you'll find: • a metamorphic love story near the Korean DMZ from award-winner E.C. Myers; • a brand new supernatural crime tale from bestselling author John Burdett; • a cautionary tale about Singaporean elitism from Tiffany Tsao; • an examination of the illusory facets of love from Victor Fernando R. Ocampo; • a haunting and beautiful evocation of ...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #03

    $14.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • the evocation of an alternate ancient Cambodia from multiple award-winner Geoff Ryman; • an investigative automotive revenge tale from Palanca Grand Prize winner Dean Francis Alfar; • the mystery of magically appearing furniture from Taiwanese short fiction wunderkind Sabrina Huang (deftly translated by PEN/Heim grant recipient Jeremy Tiang); • a...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #04

    $14.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • the harsh realities of living as a refugee within a calorie-based economy by acclaimed award-winner Paolo Bacigalupi; • the uneasy combination of domestic troubles and virtual reality by Palanca Prize winner Kate Osias; • the unexpected and complete disappearance of Singapore itself by Singapore Literature Prize winner Ng Yi-...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #05

    $14.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • an ancient and fatal karmic reunion in Jakarta by award-winner Gord Sellar;• the true origin of the Merlion by Singapore Literature Prize winner Amanda Lee Koe;• a young man’s literal transformation into an island by award-winner Ng Yi-Sheng; a far-future Malaysian fairy tale by Kawika Guillermo;• a gentle aquatic apocalyps...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #06

    $14.00

    This jam-packed sixth issue presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos.  Inside these pages, you’ll find:• the high cost of cheap footwear by celebrated author Ken Liu; the consequence of domesticating a mythical Indonesian beast by up-and-comer Eka Kurniawan (translated by Tiffany Tsao);• a mind-bending familial space opera by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo;• the connection between a talented girl and the toys she’s brought to lif...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #07

    $14.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia and Korea. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • a remembrance of ghostbusters disguised as lion dancers by Zen Cho; • an expedition to hunt a supernatural tiger in colonial Singapore by Manish Melwani; • the subversive power of jazz in a future North Vietnam by TR Napper; • a cautionary tale of writing one’s perfect lover into existence by Vida Cruz; • the relationship...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #08

    $14.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • fishing for mermaids in the Mekong River by Alyssa Wong;• an otherworldly ancestral homecoming by Michael Janairo;• a rebellion against inevitable eugenics by Clara Chow;• snapshots of the fantastic in the mundane by Wilfred Cabrera;• and speculative poetry by Tilde Acuña, Bernise Carolino, Judith Huang, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Christina Sng, Sharle...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #09

    $14.00

    This issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • treachery and exploitation in colonial Indochina by Aliette de Bodard; the rediscovery of statuary gods by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo; • communicable scarification during Lunar New Year by Philip Holden; • volcanic dragons in post-apocalyptic Indonesia by Sean Jones; • a simian revolution in Brunei by KH Lim; • and speculative poetry by ...

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  • Jason Erik Lundberg

    LONTAR #10

    $18.00

    This final double-sized issue of LONTAR presents speculative writing from and about Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea and Vietnam. Inside these pages, you’ll find: • sightings of a strange astronaut in an infinite library by Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, illustrated by Eisner winner Sonny Liew;• the meeting between weretigers and Sang Nila Utama by Manish Melwani;• the enlightenment of a politician’s wife by Cyril Wong;• a Pygmalion-esque tragic romance by comic artist Drews...

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  • Low Ying Ping

    Midnight At Mount Emily

    $12.00

    When Elena discovers that she might not actually be a Time Keeper, and is instead a Midnight Warrior, she suffers from a deep identity crisis. Together with her best friend Patsy Goh, she once again travels back in time to her mother’s teenage years, where she attempts to prevent her mother from meeting her father, in order to save them from a disastrous marriage. But can they really change the past? Paperback: 186 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9789814757188 Published by Epigram ...

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  • Low Ying Ping

    Mount Emily

    $12.00

    While digging around their school’s backyard in search of an urbanlegend, Patsy Goh and her best friend Elena are whisked back in time to 1987. Trapped in their mums’ 13-year-old bodies, the duo race against the clock to hunt down the magical time crystal that got them in this mess, before the evil Midnight Warriors find it and cause a time crisis that could destroy all of existence. Paperback: 154 PagesProduct Dimensions: 130 x 200 mmISBN: 9789814655934 Published by Epigram Books

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  • Low Ying Ping

    Mount Emily Revisited

    $12.00

    Patsy Goh and her best friend Elena Tan travel back to 1988 again. This time, they’re on a mission to save their friends who have been kidnapped by a member of the Midnight Warriors cult. Patsy also makes a startling discovery about herself that might just change her life forever… Mount Emily Revisited is the second in a series of books which centre on two time-traveling 13-year-old students at Mount Emily Girls’ School. The books feature time travel with a strong focus on female teen friends...

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  • Vivian Teo

    My BFF Is An Alien

    $12.00

    Meet Abriana Yeo, 13, awkward and friendless. Meet Octavia Wu, a graceful teenage alien with superpowers. Forced to flee her home planet Viridis after an invasion by "The Others", another alien species, Octavia and her parents crash-land in the Singapore heartland. Pretending to be a foreign student, Octavia enters secondary one and befriends Abriana, who then helps her in her quest to find the Anteris, a missing element the alien family needs if they want to return to Viridis to help in the ...

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  • Vivian Teo

    My BFF Is An Alien: Sabotage

    $12.00

    The Viridians have won the war and Octavia keeps her promise to Abriana and returns to Singapore. This time she’s accompanied by a trusted General who’s tasked to ensure that Octavia—the future ruler of Viridis—is safe. When the two BFFs are together, things don’t stay calm for long. In the sequel, a chance encounter with a wild boar is captured on video by a mysterious stranger and the footage ends up on the internet... and goes viral! Who is responsible and can the BFFs get the video down b...

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  • Tham Cheng-E

    Surrogate Protocol

    $24.00

    Landon Locke is no ordinary barista. A man of many names and identities, he has lived through many lifetimes, but his memory spans only days. Danger brews as Landon struggles to piece together reality through his fog of amnesia. A mysterious organisation called CODEX bent on hunting him down, a man named John who claims to be a friend, and women from Landon's past who have come back to haunt him. As CODEX closes in, he finds himself increasingly backed into a corner. Battling an unreliable me...

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  • JY Yang

    The Ascent To Godhood

    $26.00

    The Protector is dead. For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she built her armies, trained her Tensors, and grasped at the reins of fate itself. Now she is dead. Her followers will quiver, her enemies rejoice. But in one tavern, deep in rebel territory, her greatest enemy drowns her sorrows. Lady Han raised a movement that sought the Protector's head, yet now...

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  • JY Yang

    The Descent Of Monsters

    $28.00

    You are reading this because I am dead. Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate’s investigators arrived, they found a sea of blood and bones as far as the eye could see. One of the institute’s experiments got loose, and its rage left no survivors. The investigators returned to the capital with few clues and two prisoners: the terrorist leader Sanao Akeha and a companion known only as Rider. Investigator Chuwan faces a puzzle. What re...

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  • Nuraliah Norasid

    The Gatekeeper

    $24.00

    When young medusa Ria inadvertently turns an entire village to stone, she and her older sister flee to Nelroote, an underground settlement populated by other non-humans also marginalised by society. There she becomes their gatekeeper, hoping to seek redemption and love… until her friendship with a man from above threatens to dismantle the city she swore to protect.Paperback: 312 PagesProduct Dimensions: 152 x 225 mmISBN: 9789811700903Published by Epigram Books

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  • Meihan Boey

    The Messiah Virus

    $19.00

    The Empress has guided the expansion of the colonised universe for millenia - the operating system of a vast civilisation, a shepherd whose overriding priority is the survival and prosperity of her sheep - the entire human race. But not everyone follows Her light. When the Messiah virus descends, disabling the Empress’ influence, a powerful little Psion girl is humanity’s only hope. Fatima, however, has chosen strange companions. From Wanchai City, July Wong, the universe’s most famous courte...

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  • JY Yang

    The Red Threads Of Fortune

    $28.00

    Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme Protector, Sanao Mokoya has abandoned the life that once bound her. Once her visions shaped the lives of citizens across the land, but no matter what tragedy Mokoya foresaw, she could never reshape the future. Broken by the loss of her young daughter, she now hunts deadly, sky-obscuring naga in the harsh outer reaches of the kingdom with packs of dinosaurs at her side, far from everything she used to love. On the trail of a m...

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  • Nicholas Yong

    Track Faults And Other Glitches

    $22.00

    Deep in the heart of the Zombie Civil Service, a secret meeting is held to preempt an impending disaster. In the heartlands, a devoted Shiba Inu, a dog breed from Japan, seeks the divine in her quest for answers. And what happens when an MRT train goes underground, and never comes back out? This collection of 10 short stories transports you from the deeply familiar to the supernatural, exploring things that cannot and should not be. In Track Faults and Other Glitches, Nicholas Yong takes us o...

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