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Mary Soon Lee

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Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but now lives in Pittsburgh. Her two latest books are from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum: Elemental Haiku, containing haiku for the periodic table (Ten Speed Press, 2019) and The Sign of the Dragon, an epic fantasy with Chinese elements (JABberwocky Literary Agency, 2020). ...more

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Mary Soon Lee Alec and Seregil from Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series. The relationship between them is wonderful. They are very different people, yet fit toget…moreAlec and Seregil from Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series. The relationship between them is wonderful. They are very different people, yet fit together. They come to like and trust each other, and, in time, to be lovers without a whole series of forced misunderstandings and artificial obstacles. Plus, I have a soft spot for gay partnerships.

I note that my favorite non-romantic fictional friendship between two characters is that between Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in Patrick O'Brian's superb Napoleonic-era naval series.(less)
Mary Soon Lee After nearly three years, I have just completed the first draft of "The Sign of the Dragon," my epic fantasy in verse. All told, the book is about 95,…moreAfter nearly three years, I have just completed the first draft of "The Sign of the Dragon," my epic fantasy in verse. All told, the book is about 95,000 words long and currently contains 329 poems. I have never worked so hard on anything else I've written, nor cared about it as much.

N.B. The first sixty-one poems were published last year as Crowned: The Sign of the Dragon, Book 1.(less)
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I am honored and moved to be one of the nominees for this year's Grand Master award from SFPA :-)
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“You think a king
worth more than other men?
Xau did not,
despite my efforts
to correct his misconception.”
Mary Soon Lee, The Sign of the Dragon

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