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I'm a Malaysian fantasy writer based in the UK. I've written a novel called Sorcerer to the Crown about magic, intrigue and politics in Regency London; a sequel about cursed sisters, anticolonial witches, dapper dragon dandies and murderous fairies called The True Queen; and a short story collection called Spirits Abroad. Plus some other stuff! I've won a British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer, the Crawford Fantasy Award and a Hugo Award, and been nominated for a Locus Award and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Find out more about my work here: http://zencho.org ...more

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Zen Cho The Sorcerer Royal 2 release is scheduled for summer 2017. I know what it looks like, but not what it'll be called yet. I'm really excited about it an…moreThe Sorcerer Royal 2 release is scheduled for summer 2017. I know what it looks like, but not what it'll be called yet. I'm really excited about it and am working as hard as I can to make it good!(less)
Zen Cho Hi! It's currently scheduled for release in the latter half of 2018. I'm hard at work at it -- it'll be a little different but hopefully an interestin…moreHi! It's currently scheduled for release in the latter half of 2018. I'm hard at work at it -- it'll be a little different but hopefully an interesting look at the wider world of Sorcerer to the Crown!(less)
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Jumping on the Patreon bandwagon

I’ve set up a Patreon!

If you haven’t heard of Patreon, the concept behind it is that you can be like the kings of old who funded scholars and jesters and artists at their courts so they had someone on hand to tell them jokes and play them soothing music and dance a jig for them at all times. What it means for the scholar/jester/artist (viz me) is that I can build an income stream that is independ

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“Your amoral ingenuity in the pursuit of your interest is perfectly shocking,” said Zacharias severely. “Yes, isn’t it?” said Prunella, pleased.”
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“But that was the trouble with children, Sir Stephen reflected. They were confoundedly liable to pattern themselves upon one’s conduct, when one would rather they simply did what they were told.”
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“But one may like someone enough to kiss them without liking them enough to confide in them. The two are quite different emotions.”
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