Sunyi Dean

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Sunyi is a mixed-race autistic writer who was born in America, grew up in East Asia, and now resides in England. She lives in a noisy little house on a quiet little street, with far too many books and probably too many children. Some of her short fiction has been published in Flash Fiction Online, Sub-Q Interactive, Andromeda Spaceways, and Aurealis.

Prior to writing, she studied literature and linguistics to Masters level, with a specialty in sociolinguistics. However, her first and keenest love is for speculative fiction, which includes science fiction and fantasy in their near-infinite variety. In particular, she is drawn to stories which blur genre lines, and borrow heavily from the literary side.

Sunyi is represented by Bookends Literary
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THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by Amal El-Mohtar

This is How You Lose the Time WarThis is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Beautifully written: go read this.


Eloquent, subtle, atmospheric; fast paced but still carrying depth. So much wordplay; if you delight in reading such things, as I do, then you will find the writing itself to be so much joy. TIHYLTTW is what happens when fantasy is used not as a limiter but as a springboard for wild cre...

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Beautifully written: go read this.

Eloquent, subtle, atmospheric; fast paced but still carrying depth. So much wordplay; if you delight in such things, as I do, then you will find the writing itself to be so much joy. TIHYLTTW is what happens when
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ehhhhh

In a nutshell: strong characterisation and good craft/writing, with a very atmospheric setting. But the novel was structurally messy, the main character has motivation and/or passivity issues, and the final reveal is incredibly convoluted.

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
"I really didn't want to leave a bad review on a book, but this might be the worst thing I've ever read.
The dialogue is ridiculous.
This is written porn for people who have never watched porn or seen a penis with the lights on.
The only way anyone co..." Read more of this review »
Best of British Science Fiction 2018 by Donna Scott
"The problem with reading a collection of short stories is that I’m left with an emptiness at the end of each story. I find myself wanting more of the story when it ends.

Best of British Science Fiction 2018 was written exclusively by British scien..." Read more of this review »
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" Chumofchance wrote: "England's answer to Phillip K Dick."

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I adored The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Masquerade #1) and loved the *start* of book #2 in this series, but despite some excellent writing and characterisation at the start, the novel disintegrated for me at around the 30% mark.

Structural problems were
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I finished reading the Telepathist this morning. It was a sad and rather brutal novel, about a man whose physical deformities enable him to develop powerful mental capabilities (telepathy, in this case). There's some
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Bertrand Russell
“Two things are to be remembered: that a man whose opinions and theories are worth studying may be presumed to have had some intelligence, but that no man is likely to have arrived at complete and final truth on any subject whatever. When an intelligent man expresses a view which seems to us obviously absurd, we should not attempt to prove that it is somehow true, but we should try to understand how it ever came toseemtrue. Thisexercise of historical and psychological imagination at once enlarges the scope of our thinking, and helps us to realize how foolish many of our own cherished prejudices will seem to an age which has a different temper of mind.”
Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

T.S. Eliot
“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ”
T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot
“No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.”
T.S. Eliot.

Dan Simmons
“In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor. Then came the thought processor. Then came the death of literature. And so it goes.”
Dan Simmons, Hyperion

Cynthia Voigt
“Oriel didn’t move. But inside of his head, all was movement, like a river running over rapids, searching for the way through, trying routes around rocks and over shallows, a turbulence of thought more rapid than he could follow. Griff, he knew, would do and say nothing until he heard Oriel’s choice.”
Cynthia Voigt, The Wings of a Falcon

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