We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We want to give them a renaissance, to reestablish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.
The Fox Spirit Books of Monsters is a coffee table book series from Fox Spirit Books with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world, starting with Europe in 2014, continuing with Africa in 2015, Asia in 2016, and Pacific area in 2017.
Asian monsters is filled with speculative fiction (short stories and graphic stories) about monsters based on Asian folklore, legends and history, written by authors with a strong connection to the continent. The book is edited by Margrét Helgadóttir and published December 8th 2016.
Table of contents
Xia Jia: ‘A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight’ (translated by Ken Liu)
Ken Liu: ‘Good Hunting’
Eve Shi: ‘Blood Like Water’
Usman T. Malik: ‘Blood Women’
Aliette le Bodard: ‘Golden Lilies’
Isabel Yap: ‘Grass Cradle, Glass Lullaby’
Benjamin Chee: ‘Unrestful’
Eliza Chan: ‘Datsue-Ba’
Eeleen Lee: ‘Let Her In’
CY Yan: ‘The Poacher of Qingqiu’
Fran Terminello: ‘Aswang’
Sunil Patel: ‘The Vetalas’ Query’
Yukimi Ogawa: ‘Kokuri’s Palace’
Vajra Chandrasekera and Dave Johnson (art): ‘Vikurthimagga’
Cover art by Daniele Serra.
- 13.04.2017 : Mithila Review
- 19.03.2017 : A Fantastical Librarian
- 01.03.2017 : Shona Kinsella
- 20.02.2017 : The Future Fire
News, articles and mentions
- 22.04.2017 : Asia Literary Review features Asian Monsters!
- 13.04.2017 : Mithila Review features Asian Monsters
- 10.04.2017 : The rise of translated fiction from Asia – Asia House (interview with the editors of Asia Literary Review
- 15.03.2017 : Editor Query – Margrét Helgadottir – A Fantastical Librarian
- 25.02.2017 : Interview with Isabel Yap – The Future Fire
- 17.02.2017 : Interview with Yukimi Ogawa – The Future Fire
- 02.02.2017 : Interview with Eve Shi – The Future Fire
- 15.01.2017 : On editing Asian Monsters – The Future Fire
- 20.12.2016 : Asian Monsters special feature: On editing – The Asian Writer
- 20.12.2016 : Asian Monsters special feature: Sunil Patel & Usman Malik – The Asian Writer
- 08.12.2016 : Asian Monsters. Release Day – Fox Spirit Books
- 14.09.2016 : Table of Contents – Fox Spirit Books
Blog posts from the contributors
- 17.12.2016 : Margret Helgadottir – The World Tour of Monsters – Fox Spirit Books
- 14.12.2016 : Eliza Chan – The monster who breaks the ice with, “Where are you from?” – Fox Spirit Books
- 12.12.2016 : Yukimi Ogawa – Fox Spirit Books
- 12.12.2016 : Eve Shi – In Which Doors Make A Great Analogy Tool – Fox Spirit Books