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Anna Tan

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Anna Tan grew up in Malaysia, the country that is not Singapore. In 2015, she traded in a life of annoying other bean counters for one of annoying the online world with questions about life and death and everything in between. The answer is sometimes 42. Sometimes they try to eat you.

When she is not writing or nitpicking over other writers' copy, she can be found reading a book or attempting to organise her room.

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Anna Tan I set myself a goal to read a book a week and say its "developing craft" so I don't feel guilty about it. Writing the reviews helps me think about wha…moreI set myself a goal to read a book a week and say its "developing craft" so I don't feel guilty about it. Writing the reviews helps me think about what worked or what didn't work, so that's not a lie.(less)
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#bookreview: The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia by Jaymee Goh
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I suppose if I like half of an anthology, the anthology is a good one. I've been trying to find a way to review this more critically, but it just seems that I can't.

I suppose the dissonance comes from several things, the first of which primarily stems from the lack of steam in this version of steampunk. T Read more of this blog post »
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Serena Great to connect with you on GR! Have a good one!


Lisette Brodey Hi Anna:

Thank you for connecting with me on GR. Your book of stories looks wonderful.

Hope you have a great 2013!

All very best wishes,
Lisette


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