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Ray Hecht was raised in America, from the Midwest to the West Coast, on a starchy diet of movies and comics and science fiction paperbacks. Mostly writing about such states as California and Ohio, and such provinces as Guangdong. Lived in Shenzhen, China since 2008, that Special Economic Zone & Hong Kong-bordering chaotic city of the future, occasionally partaking in freelance journalism for various local publications. Ray now lives in Taiwan. ...more

Bookish Asia review: All Flowers Bloom


All Flowers Bloom, written by Kawika Guillermo and published by Westphalia Press, is a book that is difficult to define, let alone review. It is ostensibly a novel, classified as queer speculative fiction, but there is not exactly a plot to follow. At least, there is not just one plot but at least 26 smaller stor

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South China Morning Blues

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Rebecca McNutt Happy holidays! :)

Treece Hello, Ray. Thanks so much for the friend request. Keep up the good work and much success in your writing.

Majenta Hello, Ray! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta

message 1: by Bibi (last edited Oct 26, 2016 02:05AM)

Bibi Hi Ray,
Could you pls send me a GR PM? I'd like to share my thoughts re This Modern Love.

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